Uncover Wellington’s best High Tea venues.
Wellington has established itself as a cultural hub in New Zealand, with its thriving hospitality, live performance and art industries continuing to grow. The nation’s capital is among the most liveable cities in the world, with an increasing population of over 400,000 people. As the city continues to grow, more High Tea venues are popping up in and around Wellington.
This list showcases the best High Tea Wellington has to offer, from traditional English to French and even Indian inspired. Afternoon Tea in Wellington is truly an international and multicultural experience.
Best High Tea Wellington:
Greenmantle Estate Lodge 5 Stars
High Tea at the Greenmantle estate is served in a poolside marquee. Booking must be made in advance as the food is prepared fresh and right before serving. Guests enjoy multiple teas throughout, each to compliment the different elements presented on their tea trays. Each table is laid differently with the crockery and tea pots all sourced from neighbours and friends. High Tea is seasonal so watch their Facebook page for dates, its well worth the wait.
Greenmantle Estate Lodge, 214 State Highway 1, Otaihanga, Paraparaumu
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The Lobby Lounge, InterContinental Wellington 5 Stars
This High Tea is the perfect combination of rustic and refined. The Lobby Lounge is a quiet nook to escape the streets of Wellington. The menu includes all your favourites, like cream and jam scones, with some new and exciting additions.
Ground Floor, InterContinental Wellington, 2 Grey Street, Wellington
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Louis Sergeant 4 Stars
This is truly a French experience, showcasing the skills and expertise of French trained Chef De Patisserie Louis Sergeant. The High Tea is served on a 1920s style stand with a variety of sweet and savoury delicacies. Guests are offered a selection of teas, which are refreshed by the staff throughout.
146 Featherstone Street, Wellington
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Hippopotamus Restaurant, QT Museum 4 Stars
Overlooking the harbour, guests are invited into a more formal setting for High Tea, with Old Country Roses Royal Albert Bone China tea cups and plates adoring the tables. The restaurant itself is French inspired and this flows into the High Tea, as Head Chef Laurent Loudeac brings his homeland creations to Wellington.
Hippopotamus Restaurant and Bar, 90 Cable Street, Wellington
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Le Cordon Bleu 4 Stars
Brasserie Le Cordon Bleu is a training restaurant for Wellington’s best. It gives them an opportunity to test and practise their skills, and present High Tea delights for guests. The menu showcases the students skills through scones and treats of the French origin.
52 Cuba Street, Te Aro, Wellington
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Artisan Dining House, Bolton Hotel 4 Stars
The setting of this hotel transport you to the Europe of yesteryear, with plush carpets, tasteful art and bold colour themes. The walls are adorned with art from local New Zealand artists and a guidebook is available for guests. The menu heavily features chocolate and is presented on sleek silverware. Guests are offered tea from TWG and a glass of champagne.
Level 1, Bolton Hotel, 12 Bolton Street, Wellington
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One80 Restaurant 4 Stars
This High Tea is placed 7 levels up, giving views of the Wellington from above. Guests are seated around the large windows to allow the best possible view of the city. Originating from India, Head Chef Chetan Pangam combines traditional New Zealand flavours, with Indian, French and international tastes. The tea on offer is from NZ Live, a brand that incorporates New Zealand produce into their tea.
100 Oriental Parade, Oriental Bay, Wellington
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