High Tea at The Queen of Adelaide

High Tea at The Queen of Adelaide
High Tea at The Queen of Adelaide

The Queen of Adelaide High Tea takes place in the iconic Early Settler building on Grote Street. It is the perfect setting for this high tea with velvet lounges and chandeliers on display in store.

Owner Carolyn Hardlitschke’s attention to detail is outstanding. From the silver napkin rings to the gold cutlery, she doesn’t miss a beat. The Queen Adelaide High Tea is classy and classic.

The High Tea started with a glass of pretty, pink lemonade. I had a pot of tea from local tea company the T Bar, who have blended a special Queen of Adelaide tea.

All items are freshly made on the premises. As soon as we took a bite of the ham and cheese croissant, I knew it was made from scratch; so fluffy and buttery. You won’t ever buy a store bought one again.

The jelly cake (which looks like a pink lamington) brought back so many childhood memories. I used to call it a butterfly cake because the top of the cake looked like a butterfly. Whatever you call it, it was light, moist and tasty.

The scones were traditional, just like your nanna used to make. The jam was pure fruit and tasted like it was picked straight from the tree.

The chocolate mousse heart washed with gold is a delicate work of art. So fine and melts in your mouth. I could eat these for days!

There were too many items on the menu to mention here, but all of them were fresh and tasty. The servings were generous, and you will leave feeling like a Queen; satisfied and classy.

The Queen of Adelaide High Tea Menu:

High Tea at The Queen of Adelaide
High Tea at The Queen of Adelaide

(items may vary)


  • Ham and Cheese Croissant
  • Mini Quiche Lorraine
  • Sandwiches – chicken + lettuce, roast beef + lettuce, tuna + mayonnaise
  • Salmon and cucumber round


  • Macarons
  • Meringue
  • Crème Puff
  • Jelly Cake
  • Orange Cake
  • Chocolate slice
  • Mini dome tart
  • Lemon Tart
  • Chocolate Mousse Heart


  • Scones with Jam and Cream
  • Bottomless coffee and tea


Please advise of any dietary requirements when making your booking.


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The Queen of Adelaide:

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215 Grote St, Adelaide, SA


10am to 3.30pm


Adult prices for the Traditional High Tea start at $55 per person.
The Doggie High Tea is $30 and includes dog friendly treats.

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.

Articles by Angie