High Tea at the Mayfair Hotel Adelaide

Photographer: Angie McBride
High Tea at the Mayfair Hotel Adelaide - supplied photo
High Tea at the Mayfair Hotel Adelaide - supplied photo

It has been eight years since I tasted the Mayfair Hotel High Tea. That is way too long in between scones!

The Mayfair Grand High Tea is still held in the lower lobby in the Mayflower Restaurant and now The Den Bistro. The boutique hotel is oozing with stunning art deco style and sleekness. The design of the lower lobby is classy, elegant and comfortable.

We had the Mayfair Grand Champagne High Tea. Check their website for the menu and different high tea levels and prices.

The Grand Champagne High Tea is a modern take on the traditional high tea with appealing flavour combinations. All items are made fresh on site from South Australian produce. Everything was tasty, fresh and satisfying.

The savoury dishes had great aromas and taste. A modern and luxurious take on the prawn cocktail was included with the delectable Spencer Gulf Prawn Cocktail with Caviar. The Adelaide Hills Heirloom Tomato on a Quinoa tart with cream cheese and caramelized onion was succulent.

The standouts from the sweet selections were the Mayfair Berrylicious Macaron; shaped into a pink heart with fresh strawberries and cream in the middle. The Maple Nut Choux was delicately shaped into a swan also with cream. Both are so creative and delicate.

Mayfair Hotel didn’t miss a beat with the staff being extremely knowledgeable and friendly. The presentation was perfect with the classic crockery and stylish teacups and teapot.

Treat yourself to a bit of luxury with the Mayfair Grand High Tea. It was lovely!

Mayfair Grand Champagne High Tea Menu

High Tea at the Mayfair Hotel Adelaide - supplied photo
High Tea at the Mayfair Hotel Adelaide – supplied photo

(items may vary)

Glass of G.H Mumm Grand Cordon Champagne on Arrival

Seasonal Savouries:

  • Classic Curried Egg and Watercress Sandwich
  • Spencer Gulf Prawn Cocktail Éclair with Black Caviar
  • Old English Pork and Sage Sausage Roll with Toasted Fennel Seeds
  • Smoked Salmon, Spinach Pinwheel Sandwich with Yarra Valley Caviar
  • Adelaide Hills Heirloom Tomato, Cream Cheese, Caramelized Onion on Quinoa Tart

Sweet Selection:

  • Mayfair Berrylicious Macaron
  • Spiced Tartamisu
  • Classic English Orange Tea Cake
  • Maple Nut Choux Swans
  • Chefs Seasonal Pannacotta with Young Vanilla Pudding Topped with Seasonal Fruits

For The Table:

  • Warm Buttermilk Scones with Beerenberg Strawberry Jam, Cultured Butter and Cŕeme Chantilly
  • La Maison Du Loose Leaf Teas
  • English Breakfast, Earl Grey, Queen Mary, Chai, Peppermint, Green Tea
  • Coffee: Vittoria Espresso Coffee


High Tea in Adelaide – find more experiences
in our High Tea Venue Directory

Mayfair Hotel:


45 King William Street, Adelaide, SA 5000


Weekday Afternoon Tea 1pm to 4pm
Weekend Grand High Tea 1pm to 3pm


Prestige Sparkling High Tea
with a glass of NV Mumm Brut $70
2 Hour Bottomless NV Mumm Brut $110
Grand Champagne High Tea with a glass of G.H Mumm Grand Cordon Champagne $85

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

Angie McBride

Angie got her passion for high tea, in particular scones from her Nanna. She would stay at her house regularly and they would bake scones, pasties and cakes for hours. Angie’s scones are quite popular amongst her friends. She says they need to be traditionally made though – kneading the butter and making a well for the milk! Not cream and lemonade thank you! She is a self-confessed tea snob and loves a great quality tea. She says it’s lovely, soothing and there’s nothing like a pretty tea cup.

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