Teeny tiny meringues, decadently filled tartlets, miniature cakes and cookies and tea that smells like summer fields and tastes like an explosion of citrus fruit – what is there not to love about high tea? In that period between lunch and dinner when the cravings hit, Johannesburg’s top hotels are there to satisfy your sweet spot. Head on down to these South African hotels for some scrumptious snacks:
The luxuriant Westcliff Hotel in Johannesburg serves a morning tea daily, an afternoon tea from Monday to Friday and their famous high tea the entire afternoon on weekends. Many acclaim that the Westcliff offers the best high tea in all of Johannesburg and visitors can expect to find red velvet cupcakes, chocolate chip scones, chicken and mushroom quiches and sushi on offer.
54 on Bath Hotel
The 54 on Bath Hotel offers a delicious variety of treats for high tea with filled cupcakes being their specialty. Selections of hot savoury snacks are also on offer in this intimate, private setting.
Protea Hotel Fire and Ice! Melrose Arch
The Protea Hotel Fire and Ice! Melrose Arch serves a buffet-style high tea with a selection of sweet and savoury selections every Sunday afternoon. Chocolate pancakes with orange syrup, mini smoked salmon bagels and chocolate dipped strawberries can be enjoyed on loungers in the chic deli.
The Michelangelo Hotel offers a plated high tea during the week and a lindt chocolate buffet high tea on the weekends. Melt in the mouth tartlets, freshly baked gateau cakes and fruit skewers with dipping sauces make this one of the most decadent high teas in Johannesburg.
The Blue Train
Not quite a hotel, but famous for their meals, including their high tea, the Blue Train runs between Pretoria and Cape Town in South Africa. High tea is served in the lounge with a selection of appetizers and cheese platters complimented by champagne and great service.
This guest article was submitted by Janine Mare of South African Hotels.