In celebration of Kate and Will’s visit, a number of venues across Brisbane are hosting royal-themed high teas, suitable for all ages.
These days you don’t need to be a grown-up to enjoy the elegance and tradition of afternoon tea.
Increasingly hotels are catering to a much younger clientele – so no need to leave baby George with supernanny.
With Kate and Will’s visit and the Easter holiday season in full swing, here are some of the best high teas in Brisbane where you can take the kids:
Stamford Plaza, Brisbane
The Stamford is a popular place for high tea in Brisbane.
For the kids, this classy hotel serves a Mad Hatter’s High Tea during the Easter school holidays.
Think white chocolate rabbits, Queen of Hearts jam tarts, ‘Eat me’ cupcakes, ‘Drink me’ cherry-flavoured shots and fairy floss brulee.
How much: Mad Hatter’s High Tea adult $55, children $30 (5-12 years) available until April 21
More info: stamford.com.au
Sofitel offers a menu of delicate pastries, ribbon sandwiches, scones and friands to enjoy with spectacular views over the city.
Depending on your package, this can be accompanied with sparking, rosé or loose leaf tea.
Gluten free and vegetarian options are also available.
How much: Four packages available, starting at $55pp. Kids prices start at $45.
More info: www.sofitelbrisbane.com.au/brisbane-dining
Palazzo Versace, Gold Coast
Luxury hotel Palazzo Versace does a sensational afternoon tea served in Le Jardin lobby bar.
The Little Royal Tea for kids includes caramel popcorn, fruit jelly with a chocolate frog, cupcakes with Smarties, fairy bread, mini pizzas and mango and banana smoothies.
Each child also receives a colouring book and crayons.
How much: High teas for adults cost $48-$130, the Little Royal Tea $25 (4-12 years)
More info: palazzoversace.com.au
Parliament House, Brisbane
On the first Friday of the month, a high tea is served in the Stranger’s Dining Room at Queensland Parliament House.
The selection of delicacies is prepared by the Parliament’s resident chefs.
There are also five specially themed high teas during the year, such as the Easter high tea, Mother’s Day tea and Queen’s Birthday tea. High tea here comes with a tour of Parliament House.
How much: Traditional high tea $41, special high tea $47 a person
More info: parliament.qld.gov.au, click on “visitors”
Hilton’s restaurant Vintaged Bar & Grill serves high tea for both adults and kids.
For sweet, consider raspberry friands, praline choux buns and chocolate éclairs.
For savoury, a gourmet selection of sandwiches are served, as well as mini sausage rolls for the kids. Also Hilton’s buttermilk scones with organic strawberry jam are a must-try.
How much: High tea for adults cost $35-55, Children’s High Tea $25.
More info: vintagedbarandgrill.com/high-tea-menu/