Best high teas in Canberra

Delight in an afternoon of elegant furnishings, heavenly tea and delectable treats with these high teas in Canberra.


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Canberra isn't without its little indulgences, and there's no better way to treat yourself and catch up with friends than with an elegant high tea in front of you.

From rooftop views of the country's capital to quirky booze-infused forays, we found some of the best and most unique high teas in Canberra and are sharing them with you.

To help you decide which to book, we've broken them down by style.

Feature image: Burbury Hotel / Doma Hotels

Best for high tea with a twist: Mad Hatter's Tipsy Tea

On weekend afternoons, the White Rabbit Cocktail Room is transformed into a boozy high tea affair decked out in Mad Hatter fashion. French cocktails are served, some in a teapot, alongside fancy treats for the perfect Instagram shot.

  • Location: White Rabbit, 65 Northbourne Ave, Canberra
  • Includes: Selection of sweet and savoury bites including sandwiches, macarons and more as well as French inspired cocktails
  • Cost: $65 per person
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Best for views: Burbury Hotel

You'll find this one on the rooftop of the Burbury Hotel drinking up views of the city, lake and Barton. Choose a traditional high tea or up your game with a glass of champagne or go for the ultimate indulgence: free flowing champagne ($105 per person).

Best for buffet lovers: The Tea Lounge at Hyatt Hotel Canberra

Every weekend, The Tea Lounge makes space for an elegant display of fine high tea goodies, buffet style. Indulge in the sweet and savoury picks such as freshly baked scones and an abundant amount of cakes. Then, go back for more – because you can.

Best for history: High tea at Hoi Polloi, Old Parliament House

Held in the former non-members' bar, Hoi Polloi is open for the public. Spend your afternoon here, savouring its heritage-listed surroundings and its fun and casual high tea offering. At $49 per person, it's one of the most affordable high teas in the city.

  • Location: Hoi Polloi, Old Parliament House, 18 King George Terrace, Parkes
  • Includes: Selection of sweet and savoury bites, scones, glass of sparkling wine, sparkling water, tea and coffee.
  • Cost: $49 per person

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