Upon booking your High Tea experience, your credit card details will be held to secure your booking.
Any cancellations made after confirmation of numbers, where less than 24 hours notice is given, and failure to show up for your High Tea booking on the day will incur the full charge of $38.00 per person to the nominated credit card. This is due to the amount of preparation involved for our European style high tea, all made in house.
History of High Tea
According to the legend of Queen Victoria’s ladies in waiting, the Duchess of Bedford is credited as the creator of Afternoon Tea. At first, the Duchess had her servants sneak to her chambers with a pot of tea and bread. The Duchess then invited friends to join her for an additional afternoon meal. This menu centred around small cakes, bread and butter, sandwiches and assorted sweets and of course tea. This practice was quickly picked up by other social hostesses.
At Teavine House, we specialise in the experience of High Tea “a cup above the rest”. For centuries, Tea Houses have been important venues to socialise, for special parties and to conduct special business affairs. We believe the experience of High Tea opens up conversations and helps people to connect.
Our dedicated team at Teavine House are committed to making your special occasion memorable.
At this point in time, we are unable to offer a Gluten Free version of our High Tea. We are happy to offer your guests a Gluten Free option from our Seasonal Lunch Menu as an alternative.
Our High Tea Menu is made up of a selection of homemade savouries, ribbon sandwiches with organic chicken & basil; salmon and dill; cucumber chive and cream cheese and egg & watercress. Also included are our vegetarian mini quiches, vol-au-vents filled with prawn mousse, our home baked frittata, a decadent selection of homemade petite cakes and slices and Teavine's famous mini scones with fresh cream & preserve. Also included is one beverage from our extensive menu. Our menu is attached below.
Dear Chris and Gaynor,
I wanted to take the time to send you a note to once again thank you for the wonderful day your provided yesterday to celebrate our mother's 80th birthday.
My wife and I fell in love with Teavine House on our first visit and it was the obvious choice when considering a venue. The entire event from planning to delivery was absolutely faultless. Chris, you were wonderful to deal with and made the whole exercise simple, relaxed and seamless. Gaynor, the presentation on the day was just wonderful, it was fantastic to see the look on our guests faces as they walked into the area, your skills at creating a classic and classy atmosphere and all you have created are a real gift.
The quality of the food was first class and your staff were absolutely wonderful. It was a truly impeccable day that exceeded all expectation.
You have won a number of ambassadors that will actively be promoting the venue through our various networks (both professional and social) and look forward to being familiar faces regularly in the future as we drag friends, family and colleagues in to share the special place you have.
Wishing you the very best for 2014, I am sure the success will continue to grow as word spreads.
Bernie and family