High Tea at Bacchus Brisbane

Photographer: Peter Wallis
High Tea at Bacchus Brisbane
High Tea at Bacchus Brisbane

Bacchus Brisbane’s Spring Quintessential High Tea is as luxurious and decadent as you might expect. The opulent surrounds of Bacchus provide the perfect backdrop to enjoy a selection of sweet treats with a glass of bubbles or two.

Brisbane’s home of elegant dining, Bacchus has introduced a Spring Quintessential High Tea and it’s as luxurious and decadent as you might expect. The elegant surrounds of Bacchus provide the perfect setting for an afternoon tea that’s visually appealing and delicious in equal measure.

The launch event of the Spring Quintessential High Tea attracted a bevy of Brisbane foodies and style icons dressed for an afternoon of sweet treats, bubbles and good times to herald in the new season.

Bacchus, located within Rydges South Bank is a beautifully designed venue, with glamorous lighting; grand high backed chairs and opulent mirrors created by LA designer Tracy Beckmann that creates the perfect backdrop to an indulgent high tea.

The Bacchus team deliver a superb High Tea experience with guests dining on the very finest William Edwards bone China from England – the same crockery used at The Goring, where the late Queen Mother enjoyed taking High Tea.

A selection of tea is available from New York master tea blenders Harney & Sons. I chose the classic Bacchus Bespoke Blend, an English breakfast style tea and my dining companion Jess chose an exotic Pomegranate Oolong, a complex full-bodied blend of Ti Quan Yin Oolong infused with tangy pomegranate, which were both divine. We also indulged in a glass or two of Chandon Rosé, which complimented each layer to perfection.

Bacchus’ Spring Quintessential High Tea features three tiers of delicious morsels. Starting with the lower level of savoury treats, the highlight was the Black Brioche with Chicken and Celery as well as the Smoked Salmon & Dill Crème Fraiche on Tomato Bread, all made on the premises.

The middle tier featured high tea essential, freshly baked scones with ‘Bonne Maman’ French Raspberry jam and cream which were just perfection and perfectly proportioned.

Make room for the top tier, the decadent sweet treat showstoppers included the delicious Almond Dacquoise, White Glaze & Blackberry, Opera Cake and Raspberry Macarons.

The new Spring menu is inventive and unique, whilst paying homage to the traditional English High Tea. The Spring Quintessential High Tea is excellent value given the superior quality starting from $42 per person.

The culinary curators at Bacchus have also designed four additional High Tea experiences complemented by the finest sparkling and Champagne including Chandon Brut NV, Chandon Rosé NV, Moët et Chandon NV or for the ultimate indulgence a glass of Dom Pérignon 2009 on arrival.

The Bacchus Brisbane High Tea is available every Tuesday to Sunday afternoon and Bacchus can also cater to specific dietary requirements such as gluten free, dairy free, vegetarian and vegan at no extra cost.

Bacchus Spring Quintessential High Tea is the perfect setting for a bridal shower, sophisticated hens party, baby shower or simply catching up with friends for an afternoon of indulgence.


High Tea at Bacchus Brisbane
High Tea at Bacchus Brisbane

High Tea at Bacchus Brisbane Menu:

  • Freshly Baked Warm Scones
  • ‘Bonne Maman’ French Raspberry Preserve
  • Lemon Myrtle, Frangipane & Pear Crumble
  • Almond Dacquoise, White Glaze, Blueberry
  • Key Lime, Chocolate & Meringue Tartlet
  • Mango & Vanilla Slice
  • Opera Slice
  • Russian Tea Cake
  • Raspberry Macaron
  • Black Brioche with Chicken & Celery
  • Smoked Salmon & Dill Cream Fraiché on Tomato Bread
  • Za’atar Croissant with Ham & Branston
  • Cucumber & Rocket Ribbon
  • Selection of Continuous Harney & Sons Fine Teas



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Bacchus Restaurant:

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9 Glenelg Street, South Bank, Queensland, 4101


Tuesday to Sunday afternoon


Quintessential High Tea $42 per person
Chandon Sparkling High Tea $57 per person
Chandon Rosé Sparkling High Tea $57 per person
Moët Champagne High Tea $65 per person
Dom Pérignon Champagne High Tea ~ $110 per person

Prices are correct at the time of publishing, but subject to change. Please contact the venue for further details.

Sally Scott

Sally Scott is the curator and founder of alluxia.com and freelance travel writer. Alluxia a luxury travel website devoted to connecting style conscious travellers with luxury travel experiences. Sally is a lover of good food, great wine and is in a constant state of wanderlust.

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