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Written by Kim Wilson
Co-written by Beverley Lennon

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We love Bali! In fact we didn’t think we could love Bali anymore – until now.

We have discovered that in various luxury dining spots across Bali, there is a new trend emerging. This trend has tasty treats, dainty cupcakes and amazing tea and coffee – all served in spectacular surroundings. Yes, the high tea ritual has arrived in Bali!

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When you feel that early afternoon energy slump, then it’s time to sit down, relax and be treated like a Queen. In fact, why stick to tea? Have a cocktail or glass of champagne with that high tea and make it extra special!

The best thing about high tea? Everyone loves it! Go with the girls for a chat, as a couple for a romantic treat or even as a family – you certainly wont hear complaints from the children.

Check out Bali’s hottest emerging trend below…

1. Cabanas and pool with a “Selamat Pagi” kind of high tea – Folk Pool & Gardens

Let’s forget about Western sweets because today traditional Indonesian desserts are in the lead!

If you happen to be wandering around Ubud and looking for a place to chill at, sip a cuppa and have some delightful treats, don’t miss Folk Pool & Gardens. And yes, you get free access to the pool, which you can jump right into from your private cabana!

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Time for an explosion of Indonesian flavours! Wrapped in banana leaves and displayed on a three-tiered stand, these Indonesian savouries are real surprises for your palates – each of their ingredients are locally sourced from sustainable partners of the community!

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Post-tea time is spent lazing in your private cabana or simply dreaming away on the hammock and multiple colourful poufs by the pool! We warned you… forget about your bikini diet while in Bali!

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If you feel the gypsy and artsy vibe here, you aren’t the only one – Folk Pool & Gardens is also a place for any boho-soul!

Folk Pool & Gardens

Price: Rp. 95,000 per set (Approximately USD $7)
Address: Jl Monkey Forest, Ubud, Bali, 80571, Indonesia
Contact: +623619080800/ +623619080880/ +623619080888
Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 8.00am – 9.00pm (Bistro)
Mon–Sun 10.00am – 10.00pm (pool)
High Tea Hours: Daily 2.00pm – 5.00pm

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2. Immerse in an orchid infused glasshouse overlooking paddy fields – Orchid Tea Lounge at RIMBA Jimbaran BALI by AYANA

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Afternoon tea time at Orchid Tea Lounge means you are greeted by an exotic collection of potted orchids, floor-to-ceiling glass windows and amazing flowering gardens and rice paddy views – making it a delightful place to while away an afternoon!

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The cake carriage at the lounge is a feast for the eyes and stomach, with melt-in-your-mouth kueh (a traditional Indonesian snack rich in coconut milk, sugar and rice flour), such as Kueh Gethuk (made of cassava flour and coconut sugar, served with sweetened grated coconut), Kueh Dadar Gulung (a thin and moist crepe layer filled with grated coconut and coconut sugar), and Lupis Ketan (made from glutinous rice and sprinkled with grated coconut and palm sugar syrup).

On the pastry tier, chicken and tuna finger sandwiches make a welcome savoury intervention from the sweet treats. While you indulge, take a sip of warm and hearty Dilmah tea! Iced and hot coffee and chocolate are also available for those who prefer their high tea session without tea!

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The high tea session at Orchid Tea Lounge is meant to become a tourist sideshow, something to check off your list of romantic things to do in Bali.

Views of the gardens and RIMBA’s outdoor event venue, the Lawn, can be enjoyed from your comfortable seat at the lounge. Orchid Tea Lounge is positioned right next to the Lawn, making it the ideal venue for a special occasion, such as weddings or birthdays, if what you are looking for is intimacy.

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If you are keen to stay longer, drop by Kampoeng Bali for dinner – be there from 6pm onwards to immerse in an authentic Balinese experience.

Following the sunset ritual procession and shopping at the on-site traditional markets, dinner is served at 7pm; here again you get to feel the Bali way of life with sumptuous local delicacies cooked right in front of your eyes so you can steal the recipe!

You’d struggle to better the traditional afternoon tea and overall experience at this iconic venue. Sir, I would like some “Tea, please!”…

Orchid Tea Lounge at RIMBA Jimbaran BALI by AYANA

Price: Rp. 250,000++ per person (Approximately USD $17.50)
Address: Karang Mas Estate Sejahtera, Jl. Karang Mas, Jimbaran, South Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali, Indonesia
Also: Read about our review on stay & experiences at AYANA Resort and Spa, BALI!
Contact: +(62) 361 8468468
High Tea Hours: Daily 2.00pm-5.00pm

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3. Enjoy tea like the British do it – Standing Stones Restaurant at The Royal Purnama

The Royal Purnama’s Standing Stones Restaurant stands out amongst many other dining establishments in Bali, for one simple reason.

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Look at those magnificent stones standing against the perfect backdrop of black sand and deep blue waters.

Now take away the sand and waters, and there you have it – you’re at Stonehenge in England! Uh, not really, but since you’re at (what really looks like) the Brits’ homebase, how could you not indulge in some classic British teatime action?

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Sit back on the grassy plains and sip at your tea in the sunshine, or dine inside the comfort of the restaurant – it’s your pick. But wherever you choose to go, the views won’t disappoint.

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Neither will your tea party friends, namely the selection of eight Femmes Dammann French loose leaf teas, including Standing Stone’s signature Earl Grey Blend.

Freshly made pastries, cakes and biscuits are all presented on a classy tiered tray to top off your authentic high tea experience!

And if you’d like to work off those calories after consuming a mountain of cakes, simply pay an additional fee of Rp. 350,000 (USD $26.50) to lounge on the gazebo or swim in the pool right beside the restaurant.

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You know what, this might even be better than really going to Stonehenge.

Standing Stones Restaurant at The Royal Purnama

Address: Jalan Pantai Purnama (Purnama Beach) Sukawati, Gianjar
Opening hours: Afternoon tea from 4pm – 6pm
Price: Rp. 220,000 (approximately USD $14.45) ++ per pax
Contact: +62 361 8493706

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4. Experience high tea atop a cliff with crashing waves – The Cliff Bar at The Edge

Treat your senses with luxurious flavours and ocean views as this high tea experience is served floating over the cliff tops of Uluwatu.

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With a pool at the venue, your high tea attire can merely be your swimsuit but far more appropriate is their delectable high tea menu.

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From mango mousse to cream buns and sandwiches, not to mention truffles, samosas, roulades and spring rolls, be ready for an overflowing tier of pure delicacies.

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Whether you are celebrating a special occasion or purely looking for self-indulgence, there is no better place on the island to enjoy high tea with a side of ocean views – such a quintessential venue (fit for a romantic proposal if you were to ask us)!

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The Cliff Bar at The Edge

Price: Rp. 450,000 per person (Approximately USD $32)
Address: Jl. Pura Goa Lempeh Banjar Dinas Kangin, Pecatu Uluwatu Bali 80364
Contact: +(62) 361 847 0700
Opening Hours: Mon–Sun 9.00am – 10.00pm
High Tea Hours: Daily – By reservation only

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5. A Mad T-Party like nothing you have ever experienced – W Retreat & Spa

When we say Mad T-party we aren’t joking – high tea at W retreat makes the mad hatters tea party look tame.

Make sure your camera and phone are fully charged because you are guaranteed some awesome Instagram photos!

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W Retreat’s high tea isn’t for the faint-hearted, it’s bright, it’s bold – it’s amazing! What more do you want?

It’s the extra touches that make this high tea extra special for us, the Alice in Wonderland themed cakes are guaranteed to make you smile – and the fact that they are super delicious is a bonus!

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If for some reason you need more convincing to spend an afternoon in this funky bar, then we know what will seal the deal – jellybeans!!

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You can also enter W’s pool free of charge and without any minimum spend!

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Get the girls together and get ready for some epic selfies, this is going to be an afternoon to remember.

W Retreat & Spa

Contact: + (62)(361) 3000 106
Address:Jl Petitenget, Keroboken, Seminyak, Denpassar, Bali 80361 Indonesia
Opening Times: 2.30pm to 5pm
Price: Afternoon tea package from Rp. 165,000 per pax (Approximately USD $12)

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6. Glass house in a garden – Gardin Bistro & Patisserie Bali

Romantic and sensual on the outside, intimate and cosy on the inside, Gardin Bistro & Patisserie is a hidden gem, like an oasis in the middle of a small forest that will make you wonder if you are still in Bali!

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When you choose Gardin Bistro as your ultimate tea-time spot, you know you are in for a treat: there will be exquisite finger sandwiches, freshly homemade fancies such as red velvet cake, chocolate eclairs, warm freshly-baked scones and even mini burgers, fruit tarts and the list goes on – served on a three-tiered stand. Plus, of course, a lovely cup of tea! (Note: Selection of delicacies are based on availability)

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Whether it’s a weekend away with the girls, a midweek treat for Mom or a lavish yet intimate couple date, high tea at this glass house venue is favoured by many for being a necessary part of the whole vacation pampering experience.

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P.S. The real lure here is surely the outdoor setting of the glass house so you might want to come in early to secure a seat!

Gardin Bistro & Patisserie Bali

Price: Rp. 165,000 per set for 2 persons (Approximately USD $12)
Address: Jalan Petitenget No.106, Seminyak, Kuta, Kerobokan Kelod, Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361
Contact: +(62) 361 849 9799
Opening Hours: Mon–Sun 11.00am – 12.00am
High Tea Hours: Daily 3.00pm – 6.00pm

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7. A 360-degree view and a spectacular tea for two – Metis Bali

Metis claims to be an entirely sensory experience – and we agree!

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Perched up in the Lounge, enjoying the trendy atmosphere, 360-degree views, and dainty pastries ticks all the boxes for us.

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That said, you may prefer Le Jardin for a spot of tea on the tranquil and lush terrace of this super cool restaurant.

The choices don’t stop at your dining location, as you’ll also need to pick the high tea package you prefer. The Melati or the Alamanada – don’t worry both are equally delicious!

The Melati – A perfect balance of savory, spring rolls and sandwiches along with cakes and sweets.

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Alamanada – If you have a sweet tooth, then this will give you the sugar rush of your life. Feast on a spectacular array of cupcakes, chocolate éclairs, macarons and brownies.

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This is one for couples, it’s luxurious and has got a great atmosphere. If you are inspired by the beautiful interiors, then visit the onsite gallery and shop to top off the perfect afternoon.

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Metis Bali

Contact : +62 361 4737 888 // +62 361 4731 456
Address: Jl. Petitenget no.6 kerobokan kelod kuta, bali indonesia
Opening Times: 11am to 11.30pm (3pm to 6pm for afternoon tea)
Price: Melati Rp 325.000++ for 2 (Approximately USD $25++), Alamanda Rp 210.000++ for 2 (Approximately USD $16++) (book 1 day in advance)

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8. The Royal treatment, classic traditional tea in old world luxury – The St. Regis Bali Resort, Nusa Dua

You will feel like a Queen (or King) as you are served a traditional high tea by white gloved waiters, whilst listening to the gentle flow of classical piano music.

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Step away from Bali for a few hours and into old world Europe in the opulent King Cole bar.

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The high tea is quintessentially British, with award pastry chefs creating the most divine treats. Even better than that – it’s buffet! Eat as many of these fabulous creations as you want.

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Why not jazz up your afternoon with St Regis’s signature cocktail – a Bloody Mary? It will certainly put a spring in your step.

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If you stay into the early evening you can expect to see the impressive King Cole traditional dancing and fire show – you might as well stay for dinner too.

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St Regis Bali

Contact: +62 361 300 6796
Address: Kawasan Pariwisata, Nusa Dua, Lot S6, PO Box 44 · Nusa Dua, Bali, 80363 Indonesia
Opening Times: 3pm to 5.30pm
Price: Afternoon Tea Package Rp. 350,000 nett per pax (Approximately USD 25.50), Rp. 175,000 (Approximately USD $12.75) for children between 3 to 12 years old

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9. Fashion A to Tea, Shopping for items of the edible kind – Sheraton Kuta

When you have shopped ‘til you dropped along the fantastic Kuta beachwalk, you need to nip into the Sheraton for the fashionable way to enjoy afternoon tea.

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Don’t worry, the shopping doesn’t stop at the Sheraton. Pick up a quirky little basket and head to the T Kiosk for a little slice of shopping heaven.

Browse the shelves and pick whatever savory or sweet treats take your fancy. Don’t miss out on the cookies – they are divine!

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The Sheraton knows that sometimes you need more than tea to fuel you for an afternoon of shopping, so why not indulge in a ‘Tea Tail’. A selection of tea infused cocktails that bring high tea to a whole new level, accompanied with refreshing tea inspired cuisine delights and free flow of fresh scones.

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If you are shopping with the girls then be prepared to stay for the afternoon, you might even catch a fashion show while you are there!

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Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort

Contact: +62 361 8465555
Address: Jalan Pantai Kuta, Bali, 80361
Opening Times: Afternoon tea 2pm to 5pm
Price: Afternoon Tea menu and Dilmah (iced) Tea’s at Rp. 149.000++ per person(Approximately USD $11); Afternoon tea and one-hour flow of Dilmah Tea cocktails at Rp. 299.000++(Approximately USD $22)  per person; Fashion A to Tea at Rp. 129,000++  per person (Approximately USD $9.40). Menu here

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10. Nothing is more tempting than tea and tarot – Biku Bali

Biku Bali balances it’s cute and sophisticated interiors with quaint flowery plates and hand knitted bright tea cosies – who knew that teapots had little hats to keep your tea hot?

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There are a variety of high tea packages here but it’s the Asian high tea that tops the charts for us. Whilst sipping on delicious masala chai or oolong teas, enjoy fusion treats such as date scones with mango jam and kue mocha. Or try their famous carrot cake.

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For something completely different, try the breakfast high tea – nothing beats 3 tiers of sausages and eggs.

While you enjoy your high tea, they also have relaxing live acoustic music to keep you entertained.

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Don’t worry if your little ones are driving you crazy – the children’s tasty high tea treats will keep them happy and give you a little peace.

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While you are relaxed and nibbling on a pastry, why not treat yourself to a 15-minute tarot reading ($11). If you are lucky the future will have plenty more high teas in it!

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Biku Bali

Contact: +62 (0) 85100570888
Address:  Biku Restaurant Jl. Raya Petitenget 888 Ph.
Opening Times: 8am to 11pm (High Tea 11am to 6pm)
Price: Traditional Afternoon Tea at Rp. 125,000 (Approximately USD $9.10) per pax; Asian High Tea at Rp. 250,000 (Approximately USD $18.20) per couple; Children’s Tea Time Rp. 40,000 (Approximately USD $2.90)

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11. It’s sleek, it’s sophisticated and it’s delicious – Bisma Eight

The Copper Kitchen at Bisma Eight is an eclectic blend of modern, retro and pure awesome. At this year’s Bali food festival Bisma hosted a Mad Hatters tea party – and we totally understand why!

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The glass-fronted restaurant affords you a spectacular view across the beautifully sculpted resort while you tuck into your afternoon feast.

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Take it to the next level and grab a table on the rooftop terrace. Recline in absolute luxury and watch the sunset.

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Quirky is an understatement as far as this restaurant is concerned, the beautifully crafted restaurant interior is adorned with unique and vintage items – fancy using a typewriter anyone?

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High tea arrives on an unusual wooden stand and caters for everyone. Are you gluten-free? Vegan? Bisma Eight can create magical high tea for all dietary requirements.

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If you want to stay on and cool yourself off after the high tea, you can also pay additional Rp 60.000 (approximately USD $4.2) to swim in their amazing swimming pool.

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Bisma Eight Ubud

Contact: +62 361 4792888
Address: Jalan Bisma, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia

Afternoon Tea: Daily 3pm to 5pm
Price: Afternoon tea starting from Rp. 95,000 per pax (Approximately USD $6.90)

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12. Experience Il Te, High Tea with a Balinese twist – Bulgari Resort Bali

Any trip to a bar in the afternoon is good with us but especially when it’s a trip to ‘The Bar’ – the fabulous cliff top terrace bar at Bulgari Resort.

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This resort boasts the most sophisticated service and fine dining, yet still achieves a relaxed, earthy and traditional Balinese feel.

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Sample some local delights in a fusion high tea platter like we have never seen before. You will leave feeling happy, satisfied and with a taste for that cheeky Balinese twist!

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The only thing to distract you from the spectacular views during high tea is the equally specular macarons. You have to see (and taste) them to believe how good they are!

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Replicating the view, ambiance and taste of a high tea at the Bulgari Resort is impossible so you simply have to visit to experience it.

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Bulgari Resort Bali

Contact: + 62 361 8471000
Address: Jalan Goa Lempeh, Banjar Dinas Kangin – Uluwatu, Bali 80364 – Indonesia
Opening Times: 2pm to 5pm
Price: Mains Afternoon tea package starting from Rp 395.000 per pax (approximately USD $29).

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13. Sun, Sea and Sandwiches – The Laguna Bali

Nowhere does beaches like Bali, and nowhere does fine dining like the Arwana at the Laguna. Add some sweet treats and a cup of tea into the mix you know this is going to be something special.

Everything tastes better when you are dining on the beach, with the sand between your toes and sea breeze in your hair. Sit back and relax, it’s time to chill.

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Enjoy delicate French pastries and a mouthwatering array of Indonesian sweets whilst watching the waves lapping against the pristine white beach.

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We think this is the perfect way to spend the afternoon after a busy day. Watch the world go by whilst enjoying 5-star service and a truly sublime high tea experience.

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The Laguna Bali

Contact: + 62(361)771327
Address: Kawasan Pariwisata Nusa Dua Lot N2 · Bali, Bali, 80363 · Indonesia
Opening Times: 3pm to 5pm
Price: Afternoon tea from Rp. 175,000 per pax (Approximately USD $12.75)

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The secret is out is so make sure you are at the fashion forefront and enjoying these delicious high teas with the rest of the trend setters.

High tea in Bali is an unforgettable experience, a perfect combination of world famous chefs preparing delicious treats, utterly luxury surroundings and that relaxed Balinese vibe that you can’t find anywhere else on the planet.

You haven’t lived until you have had a high tea in Bali, in fact if you haven’t lived until you have tried all 8 high teas on our list. Go on – enjoy!!

Are there any more great afternoon high tea places that we should check out? Comment below to let us know!

PLEASE NOTE: All the above information is correct at the date of publication. If you come across any changes or updates, please let us know and we will update the information accordingly. Thank you!
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