High Tea

High Tea means different things to different people. The origins of Afternoon Tea show clearly this was the preserve of the rich in the 19th century. For workers in the newly industrialised Britain of the time, 'tea' had to wait until after work and be substantially more than just tea and cakes. Workers needed sustenance after a day of hard labour, so the after work meal was often hot and filling and accompanied by a pot of good, strong tea to revive flagging spirits.

The addition of high is believed to differentiate between Afternoon Tea served on low, comfortable parlour chairs or relaxing in the garden, and the worker's High Tea served at the table and seated on high back dining chairs.

Sitting Times: Monday - Friday 1:30pm - 3:00pm 

Saturday & Sunday 11:30am- 3:00pm

we do require a phone booking for high teas as we need to ask a couple of questions.

- minimum booking of two for high teas.

- must be booked by 3pm the day prior.

- changes to any bookings must be confirmed before 9am on the day of high tea - this includes number of people attending and dietery requirements. no extra high teas can be added on the day, please talk to our staff about available alternative options for last minute extra guests.

- all of our high teas are made specially on the day, if a booking shows up with less than the amount of people you booked for without contacting us you will be charged for what you have oringinally booked for

- sorry, we are unable to provide dairy free or vegan options for our tea menus

- please let us know if you have any allergies or intolerances 

cream tea - available 10am - 3:30pm, unless sold out

scones, whipped cream & berry jam - includes a barista coffee or pot of tea - 13.5 (not gf)

brand new high tea menu 

36.5 including barista coffee or pot of tea - per person

48.5 which includes a glass of bubbles or wine as well - per person

each person gets 9 items - 4 savoury & 5 sweet
gluten free is an extra $2


roast ham & swiss cheese croissant ( vegetarion option - tomato & brie)

smoked salmon blini with creamy aioli & caviar ( vegatrian option - cranberry & beetroot)

club sandwich with chicken, bacon, avocado, tomato (vegetarian option - cheddar, avocado, tomato & pickle)

bang bang chicken with plum sauce & aioli ( vegtarian option - korean cauliflower)


scone with damson jelly 


lemon meringue tart 

chocolate profiteroles

raspberry cheesecake roulade


gluten free high tea -

$38.5 including a barista coffee or pot of tea or $50 which includes a glass of bubbles or wine as well


open sandwich, egg mayonnasie with cucumber & mustard cress on almond bread

toasted chicken, bacon, avocado & tomato club sandwich (vegetarian option - cheddar, avocado, tomato & pickle)

bang bang chicken with plum sauce & aioli (vegtarian option - korean cauliflower)

smoked salmon on baby hash brown with creamy aioli & caviar  (vegatrian option - cranberry & beetroot)



berry friand


gluten free cupcake

cream puffs

raspberry cheesecake roulade



Why not include a bottle of bubbles for two to share - please ask our wait staff about our selection

for any high tea bookings or if you require a cake for your special occasion please call us on 03 3585565, please be aware you are unable to bring in your own cakes. Check out our delicious cake menu on this website

Terra Viva will donate $1 to SPCA New Zealand with every High Tea ordered




Get in touch to book your High Tea