From elegant lounges to picturesque rooftops, here are the best high tea experiences that Adelaide has to offer!

Adelaide beckons tea enthusiasts to partake in a delightful tradition: high tea. Whether you’re seeking a classic affair or a unique twist on this time-honoured ritual, the city offers an array of exquisite venues.

Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or simply savouring the art of tea, Adelaide’s high tea scene promises an unforgettable experience. So, raise your cup, savour delicate pastries, and immerse yourself in the refined world of high tea.

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One of the newest tearooms to open in Adelaide, Cielo has quickly become a fixture in the cities Adelaide Arcade. Taking inspiration from Chilean after dinner tea and snacks, Cielo is serving up unique high tea experiences that emphasises handcrafted botanical tea and artisanal pastries. With their Tecito Classico High Tea starting at $75 per person, indulge on unlimited tea and coffee, sourdough with deli and cheese, two savoury potions and up to four homemade confections.

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Adelaide Arcade, Shop 31, 112/118 Grenfell St, Adelaide, SA 5000

<strong>Curiositeas Tea Room</strong>
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Curiositeas Tea Room

Tucked away in an upstairs shop above the hustle and bustle of Rundle Street, Curiositeas feels like walking into a whimsical world of vintage tapestries and novelty teapots. This unique Adelaide cafe is a quaint and quirky vintage-styled teahouse that serves up a scrumptious high tea including tea sandwiches, sweet and savoury pasties including scones, as well as plenty of tea and coffee. Setting you back only $35 per person, enter the magical world of Curiositeas as soon as you can!

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Level 1/240 Rundle St, Adelaide, SA 5000

<strong>Mayfair Hotel</strong>
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Mayfair Hotel

Mayfair Hotel is looking to delight and excite your week with a luxurious high tea with a hint of nostalgia. With their high tea starting as low as $79 per person, you’ll have the chance to feast on a selection of savoury and sweet items, as well as freshly brewed tea and coffee. And with their offerings housed inside the glamorous Mayfair Hotel, the stunning decor will match the attention to detail also found in this scrumptious high tea in Adelaide.

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45 King William St, Adelaide, SA 5000

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The Mirra teahouse welcomes you to be their guest for some of the best traditional high tea in Adelaide. Starting from $59 per person every Saturday and Sunday, you’ll be booking two hours of savoury meals including curry chicken pie, cold brew black tea and, most excitingly, unlimited English scones. Yes, you read that right, unlimited scones. So book a day at Mirra for a more sophisticated start to your weekend.

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40 East Tce, Adelaide, SA 5000

<strong>The Queen of Adelaide</strong>
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The Queen of Adelaide

Try a taste of timeless elegance with a visit to The Queen of Adelaide, offering one of the best high teas in South Australia. Since setting up shop in the 1980s, this teahouse has been serving a sophisticated and highly curated high tea experience, where you’ll be served fluffy scones, Devonshire cakes, and finger sandwiches served with the finest teas or coffee. Available from Thursday to Monday for breakfast and lunch, this Adelaide high tea is truly fit for a queen!

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215 Grote St, Adelaide, SA 5000

<strong>Thorngrove Manor Hotel</strong>
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Thorngrove Manor Hotel

If you’ve ever wanted to feel like royalty, let Thorngrove Manor Hotel make that dream come true thanks to its unique, castle-like design. Found 25 minutes south-east of Adelaide’s CBD, Thorngrove Manor Hotel’s Ultimate Private High Tea experience ensures that you are given the most luxurious treatment. Serving high tea in the Kings Chamber, in between courses and sipping on freshly brewed tea and coffee you’ll also be treated to a personalised garden tour. One of the best high teas in Adelaide.

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2 Glenside Ln, Stirling, SA 5152

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Feature image: Mayfair Hotel, Adelaide. Photographed by David Mauriz. Image via South Australian Tourism Commission.