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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. 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.
Having afternoon tea in a lovely garden, surrounded by flowers of all shapes and sizes… it all sounds perfect, but the pessimist in us can’t help imagining the chaos that would unfold if it starts to rain.
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So why not have high tea in a greenhouse instead? At RIMBA’s Orchid Tea Lounge, you can enjoy the luxury of being surrounded by nature while being protected from it at the same time.
And being in this greenhouse doesn’t mean perspiring the afternoon away! Orchid Tea Lounge provides a cooling and super refreshing environment for a perfectly tranquil high tea.
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Here, you’ll get to sample a world-class selection of green, black, flavoured, herbal and oolong teas from renowned traditional tea maker Dilmah. Gourmet coffee, fresh pressed juices and iced tea are also available. Don’t worry, you won’t have to down all these on an empty stomach – puffs and pastries such as fruit tartlets and classic kue will also be served to satisfy that sweet tooth.
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And you’ll get all these in the most gorgeous environment ever! Picture full glass windows with black borders, recycled sailboat wood furniture and potted orchids all around – okay, don’t picture it, just let the real one awe you.
For tea enthusiasts, the lounge also has a retail corner, where you can snatch up tea leaves, as well as tea service sets and brewing equipment!
Views of the gardens and RIMBA’s outdoor event venue, the Lawn, are readily available from your comfortable spot in the lounge. Orchid Tea Lounge’s position right next to the Lawn also makes it a perfect choice for intimate wedding receptions.
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Saying your vows in a gorgeous landscaped garden and coming into a beautiful space for pastries and cakes? We’re in.
3. 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!
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!
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.
4. A 360-degree view and a spectacular tea for two – Metis Bali
Metis claims to be an entirely sensory experience – and we agree!
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.
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.
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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5. 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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6. 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.
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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7. 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.
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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8. 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.
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?
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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9. 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.
10. 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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