High Tea was once a meal for the working man, taken standing up or sitting on tall stalls, which is where the ‘high’ comes from. Today, it is more commonly known as an meal of tea, sandwiches, scones and cake.
The charm of high tea is becoming increasingly popular across Brisbane, with many hotels, tea rooms and historic buildings offering an array of treats.
Gathered together are the best high tea elements in the Brisbane CBD, bringing you a high tea experience with a difference.
On this progressive high tea, you’ll visit a variety of venues, each with their own samples to share and history to tell, including a glass of sparkling. We even squeeze in a sneaky view of a stunning rooftop bar, which just oozes luxury!
Your friendly host will also discuss tea etiquette, and how high tea was established, including its main components the quiche, macaron and petit fours.
There will be some walking involved on the day, so please wear comfortable shoes and bring an umbrella if the weather calls for it.
High Tea For Me cannot accommodate Coeliac/gluten-free, diary-free or vegan diets. Please advise your dietary requirements when booking.
Bookings are essential.
This tour requires at least 4 people to proceed.
This tour is open to everyone over 12yrs of age. Children under 16yrs require parental supervision.
To request a private tour for 8-16 people, click here.
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To book call 1300 88 95 96
Refund Policy: Full refunds given 5 days or more before the tour date.
Dates can be changed 3 days or more before the tour date.
Terms and Conditions: Please be advised that while we make every effort to ensure that we accurately represent High Tea For Me's service and products, venues are subject to availability, and we reserve the right to make changes to all venues and samples on tours.
A minimum of 4 people are required for the tour to proceed.
Room with Roses was fantastic and so was our guide Karen.
5/5 by Emma markwell 17-12-2017
We had a great morning with our tour guide Kathy, 4/5 by Chris Geiszler 16-12-2017
This was a sweet walking tour and we learned a great deal about 'Afternoon Tea' and enjoyed many samples! 4/5 by Thomas Carey 23-10-2017
Really lovely- we were welcomed, the hostess rang us as we were lost. Great introduction to the Brisbane Arcade, a delightful hidden gem of a restaurant and a great city bar. 5/5 by Caroline King 21-10-2017
I really enjoyed the tour. The food and drink were divine. The first location in particular i'd always wanted to visit, so it was a nice surprise to finally do so. I liked that the locations were kept secret as well, it added to the fun. 5/5 by Catherine Ramsay 9-10-2017
5/5 by Catherine Shrubsole 23-9-2017
I really enjoyed walking, talking, sampling the delicious high teas and learning so much history of Brisbane all at once. 5/5 by Sharon 30-7-2017
Really enjoyed the tour and the tour guide was lovely and informative. Would recommend this tour to my friends. 5/5 by Hayley Lennon 23-6-2017
4/5 by Theresa Kendall 22-5-2017
It was a nice way to spend a morning. Karen was a great host, very friendly and informative. The Room with Roses was a great venue and loved hearing about the history of the Arcade. Food and tea was great. The French cafe food was delicious and nice to end up at Lennons. They were a good group of ladies. 4/5 by Maree Scott 21-5-2017
5/5 by Helena Nilon 25-4-2017
It's an opportunity to learn what high tea is. I am very happy that the owner of the room with rose came to say something regarding high tea to us. But a little bit disappointed is in the 2nd restaurant, we only had tea and dessert there, just like normal customers. It would be better if someone can be on behalf of this restaurant to give a few words about the topic or the tour. 4/5 by May Chang 23-4-2017
First stop Room with Roses was brilliant - high tea venue extraordinary owing to historical influence - Second Venue stop - food was wonderful but very rich. Final stop could have had small platter to go with wine.
4/5 by Margaret Allen 23-4-2017
fantastic event with a good balance of sweet and savoury food 5/5 by Teagan Peters 22-4-2017
5/5 by Shuo Zhao 15-1-2017
Lovely - new places that we were unaware of although we have been to Brisbane many times. The host Kyla was on time, which was an improvment on our previous experience, so that was a good start.
4/5 by Elizabeth Craig 15-1-2017
It was more than what I thought it might be. Kyla was very friendly. 5/5 by Val Maher 14-1-2017
Thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Good leader, happy and interactive group. Lovely food and informative commentary. 5/5 by Lyn Rivine 17-12-2016
It was a lovely morning. The venues we visited were lovely and varied. 4/5 by Trish Scott 24-10-2016
It was a wonderful morning. Loved every moment especially at Room with Roses & the chat from the owner Vicki - could have listened to her all day. 5/5 by Justine Overend 25-7-2016
Monique was a delightful guide, relaxed and helpful information.
Very informal and friendly and good to meet other people.
Loved the room with roses venue and some of that history.
always good to include other narrators 4/5 by Donna Gaertner 20-7-2016
As I had not previously visited any of the cafes/bar on our walking tour, I enjoyed the experience. 5/5 by Avril Dennis 20-6-2016
Very enjoyable way to spend a Saturday morning. Loved the High Tea at Kerry Craigs and the opportunity to browse the collection in the emporium. It was interesting to taste the delicacies at the other places and hear the history. 4/5 by Gwenda Staines 24-5-2016
Well organised; perfect number of venues and amount of food! My mum loved it. 4/5 by Rebecca Paterson 23-5-2016
Lovely, well planned, not rushed, good food 4/5 by Sharon McErlean 22-5-2016
The places we went were great but I think we could have gone to more in the same time 4/5 by Tracey 9-5-2016
Great concept for high tea lovers. 4/5 by Andrew and Megan 8-5-2016
Kyla was lovely. I thought it was a bit too much of a sugar rush in too short a time. More walking and more history and a bigger gap between food!!! Just ended up feeling a bit sick! But overall I loved it! 4/5 by Mandi Wilson 25-4-2016
Great day out discovering new eateries. 5/5 by Brooke Pearce 22-4-2016
Great way to discover new places 5/5 by Trevor Howden 13-4-2016