Whilst there are mixed views on the reign of The Royal Family, at least they gave us high tea. We have the Duchess of Bedford (confidant to Queen Victoria) back in the 1840s to thank for that. Complaining she was simply ravenous in the long hours between lunch and dinner, her servants put together an array of light fluffy sandwiches and sweet treats to keep her hunger at bay. The trend caught on among the upper class, and the rest is history. If you are looking for high tea in Perth, the string of hotel chains will serve their take on the affair. But for our collection of where to find the best high tea in Perth, we wanted to take you out of the lobby and into some smaller establishments around the city.Mount Hawthorn. Starting with a smorgasbord of tiny savouries, cleansing the palate with sorbet and your pick of French-inspired cakes and pastries, perfectly sized so you can enjoy a little bit of everything. Making some of the best cakes in Perth on-site daily, dine for high tea Tuesday to Sundays or twilight high tea on Saturdays. BYO bubbles, or if you prefer your own fine china, order their famous high tea for takeaway.Fremantle, offering a trendy and modern take on the classic tradition. Their exquisite and super yummy exposé turns high tea on its head. Think Korean fried chicken slider, arancinis, tarts and not to mention bottomless coffee and tea in a laid-back and spacious setting. Open early until 2.30 PM, high tea is available daily, but be sure to make a booking a day in advance.Swan Valley at Lavender Bistro. Laze on the patio overlooking the paddock and nibble on their renowned lavender scones whilst sipping on sparkling. Yes, lavender is the theme here, with notes trickling through ice cream, tea, macaroons, and house-made lavender products like soaps and jams. Open every day 9-5:00 PM, or for a different experience, check out Pooch + Peeps Pawfect Bus Tour for high tea ft. your dog.Padbury’s Cafe is the oldest surviving building in Guildford! Serving breakfast through lunch and drinks anytime, you’ll have to save high tea for the weekends 1:00-3:00 PM. Reservations are required a week in advance, but it’s worth it to sip from Royal Alberty bone china.Crown Towers, you’ll find this sophisticated space from a bygone era. If you’re looking to impress your guests, then The Waiting Room is guaranteed to delight.Choose from loose leaf teas and coffee or opt for a round of caffeinated cocktails. Alongside a flavoursome menu of indulgent savoury hors d’oeuvres like truffle croquettes and lobster spring rolls to dark chocolate cigars—you’ll feel like royalty when dining at The Waiting Room.Available daily from noon until 3:00 PM, catch the lounge singer on Friday nights for a swanky way to kick off date night.
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