A list of eateries and tea rooms in the Winelands that offer indulgent high teas, from Stellenbosch to Constantia.
With summer fast approaching, lavish, sunny celebrations in the Winelands are in order. Whether you’re looking to have an afternoon tea in Stellenbosch or a high tea in the gardens of Franschhoek, here’s a list of some of the most fabulous high tea spots in the Cape Winelands.
Timeless afternoon tea at Lanzerac’s Manor Kitchen
At Lanzerac Wine Estate’s grand Manor Kitchen, guests can indulge in an opulent high tea every Saturday afternoon. Enjoy a delectable feast with re-imagined canapes, an assortment of savoury plates, flavourful hot croquettes, selection of finger sandwiches, scones, and sweet delights such as cupcakes, petit fours, tartlets and macrons, R320 per person. Upgrade this memorable experience to include bottomless Cap Classique, R420 per person.
- Where: Lanzerac Estate, Jonkershoek Road, Stellenbosch
- When: Every Saturday, 14h00 – 17h00
- Cost: R320 per person; R420 per person with bottomless Cap Classique
To book your table, contact Manor Kitchen on 021 887 1132, or email them via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Partake in the unique Hazendal Tea Ceremony
Hosted in Hazendal‘s elegant tearoom, with hand-painted murals, crystal chandeliers and imported Dulevo porcelain evoking the opulent grandeur of European nobility, the unique Hazendal Tea Ceremony elevates afternoon tea into a memorable occasion. For centuries tea has formed an integral part of Eastern European culture, a tradition celebrated with the Hazendal Tea Ceremony. From the steaming samovar (Russian urn) guests will enjoy Hazendal’s specially imported tea blend, served alongside plates of sweet and savoury traditional treats. Be assured of a radostnoye vremya (a joyful time).
The Hazendal Tea Ceremony is an unforgettable experience ideal for larger groups. It’s particularly popular for bridal showers and birthday celebrations, or a special treat shared with friends and family. Pair the Hazendal Tea Ceremony with a bottle of Hazendal Cap Classique to make it even better!
- Where: Hazendal Estate, Bottelary Road, Stellenbosch
- When: Tuesday – Sunday, 10h00 – 17h00
- Cost: R430 per person
To book your spot for tea, contact Hazendal on 021 903 5034.
High tea at Grande Roche Hotel
Served on the sweeping verandah surrounded by the beautiful Paarl mountains, Grande Roche Hotel‘s high tea offering is classic and elegant. Guests are spoiled with a specially created high tea menu, featuring the perfect combination of sweet treats and traditional savoury eats. Everything is beautifully prepared using seasonal ingredients, and the menu changes regularly. The tea is served with your choice of coffee, tea, or bubbly.
- Where: Grande Roche Hotel, Plantasie Street, Paarl
- When: Monday – Sunday, 15h00 – 17h00
- Cost: R445 per person
To make a reservation, contact Grande Roche Hotel via 021 863 5100 or email@example.com.
Anthonij Rupert’s high tea experience
Served on the terrace of a country manor house overlooking beautifully manicured lawns, the high tea experience at Anthonij Rupert Wyne feels like you’ve stepped into an episode of Bridgerton. Guests are served lavish tiered stands filled with seasonally inspired sweet and savoury treats. Think Provençal vegetable and cream cheese finger sandwiches, beetroot and goat cheese madeleines, and wild forest mushroom pithivier. And for the sweet-toothed, glazed strawberry mousse cake, Valrhona brownies with salted caramel and marshmallow, and tropical sponge cake. Each high tea includes your choice of drink: Premier Cru tea, artisanal coffee, or L’Ormarins bubbly.
Trust me, it’s the perfect occasion for a special celebration!
- Where: Anthonij Rupert Wyne Estate, R45, Franschhoek
- When: Tuesday – Saturday, 10h00 – 15h30
- Cost: R295 per person
To book, contact Anthonij Rupert Wyne on 021 874 9023.
Morning or afternoon tea at Orangerie at Le Lude
Orangerie’s interior, resembling a vintage greenhouse, is gorgeous and the food even better. You are invited to indulge yourself with Le Lude’s morning and afternoon tea, with a selection of freshly baked treats accompanied by a glass of Le Lude Cap Classique. The delightful spread of treats courtesy of chef Nicolene Barrow includes finger sandwiches with different fillings (such as smoked Franschhoek trout), buttermilk scones, double-chocolate lamingtons, macarons, petit cakes, and more.
- Where: Le Lude, Bowling Green Avenue, off Lambrechts Road, Franschhoek
- When: Open daily, 10h00 – 15h00
- Cost: R395 per person
To book, contact Le Lude on 021 876 2961 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
La Paris Deli’s high tea
Located on La Paris Estate, this deli offers a tasteful high tea experience and lovely scenery to match. La Paris’ High Tea menu features exciting items like smoked salmon trout blini with cream cheese, mini Cuban sandwiches, Asian-style chicken yakitori and truffled mushroom vol au vent. Their sweet menu has equally delicious desserts, like mini lemon meringue (with curd), gluten-free chocolate brownies and a mini pavlova with seasonal fruit.
- Where: La Paris Estate, Wemmershoek Road, Franschhoek
- When: Wednesday – Sunday, 10h00 – 15h00
- Cost: R290 per person; R580 for two people
To book, contact La Paris Estate at least 24 hours in advance on 021 867 0171 or email@example.com.
High tea at The Cellars-Hohenort
Situated in the lush Constantia Valley, The Cellars-Hohenort is a luxury hotel with breathtaking views of Table Mountain and the property’s extraordinary gardens. Their Greenhouse serves an unforgettable high tea: Imagine savoury treats such as the classic cucumber and cream cheese sandwiches, followed by an array of sweet delights including mini milk tarts, key lime pie – not to forget the traditional scones with butter, strawberry jam and Chantilly cream. The high tea includes a fine selection of fragrant teas and coffees – and, of course, a glass of bubbly!
Where: The Cellars-Hohenort Hotel, Brommersvlei Road, Constantia Heights, Cape Town
When: Wednesday – Sunday, 11h00 – 13h00 and 14h00 – 16h00
Cost: R395 per person
Contact The Cellars-Hohenort on 021 794 2137 to make your booking.