Kitchen Tea Venues
Planning the Kitchen Tea can be quite a daunting task. From Venues to Themes, Guestlists and Gifts, it’s almost as stressful as planning the wedding itself. Not to fear, you were chosen to be Maid of Honour because the Bride trusts you. With a little help, the Kitchen Tea planning will be a breeze! Starting with the location, we have listed the top Kitchen Tea Venues in Gauteng, Cape Town and KwaZulu-Natal to get you started!
Belle’s Patisserie is an award-winning patisserie, most recently voted the best patisserie in Johannesburg for the second consecutive year, in the annual Leisure Options Best of Joburg Readers’ Choice Awards. Belle’s Patisserie offers an extensive range of decadent pastries, cakes, tarts, desserts, biscuits, speciality cakes and savoury platters that add a sumptuous touch to any celebration.
It’s probably impossible to outdo the pastry at this elegant patisserie located in Sandton, where stunning creations tempt behind glinting glass. High tea includes many of these wonders invented or re-invented by a fourth-generation Belgian chef patissier, Jean-Francois Schevenels.
Afro-Boer is located in Pretoria and their exquisite rose garden and multicultural approach to the menu and interior alludes to their high tea being out of the ordinary, too. There are no set packages; the team prefers to base each platter of treats on their customers’ budget, dietary requirements and the type of celebration. They have a 14 person limitation on Saturdays and a 20 person limitation on weekdays.
Johannesburg club Movida is a tried and trusted venue for Bachelorettes and Hen Parties. The bride-to-be can enjoy a classy girls night out in a safe and secure venue. All brides-to-be are treated with VIP care – Movida is a spot all about the ladies!
Beefcakes is an awesome venue for a fun Hen Night or Bachelorette party! They’ve got “The Best Buns in town and the Burgers aren’t bad either…” Beefcakes is a restaurant cum extravaganza with flamingo pink walls and decor inspired by South Beach Miami in the 1950s. They have branches in Illovo and Bedfordview but also have branches in Cape Town.
The San Deck offers guests breathtaking views over Sandton and its surrounds. With three large fire pits and a number of luxurious couches, this amazing terrace offers the best of Johannesburg’s beautiful sunsets in the heart of the CBD. This venue is open daily from 06h30 until 23h00 and makes for an amazing venue for a Bachelorette Cocktail Party!
Hertford Country House
The Hertford in Lanseria prides itself on innovative, hearty menus, and guests are welcome to take breakfast, lunch, and dinner in the restaurant, or outside, on the secluded, sunny terrace. From delicious, homemade desserts to fluffy, savoury crepes, and a variety of roasts, The Hertford’s choice and variety will ensure your kitchen tea runs without a glitch.
Shepstone Gardens is informally known as the Secret Garden, they offer an oasis of tranquillity in the heart of Johannesburg and has some of the most renowned private gardens in the country. Their team is devoted to ensuring that your event exceeds your expectations.
Deli on Duncan
Deli on Duncan, located in the heart of the tranquil Duncan Yard in Pretoria, is the perfect place for a kitchen tea brunch or weekend away with the girls – exactly where you want to go for a weekend treat. Choose from their delicious variety of pastries, tartlets, quiches, pies, salads and sweet delights like cakes, cupcakes, and confectioneries.
Host a fancy kitchen tea at this historic hotel in the heart of Cape Town. Find a seat on the beautiful terrace or recline in the luxurious lounge and enjoy delicate finger sandwiches filled with rare roast beef and rocket or smoked salmon, and finish off with dark chocolate cake, lemon meringue or freshly baked scones with clotted cream and preserves.
At this Hout Bay cafe, high tea trays are served with a selection of loose leaf teas or the option of Pimm’s or a glass of bubbly. The tea trays include lavish nibbles such as finger sandwiches, scones, and coffee banana bread.
Indulge in high tea at the Manor House of The Anthonij Rupert Tasting Room in Franschhoek. Indulge in sweet options which might include gluten-free almond-and-chocolate cake, orange polenta cake, baked cheesecake and strawberry macarons while being awed by the stunning views of the Franschhoek Valley.
Bon Amis offers timeless elegance and functionality to offer a feeling of space without losing intimacy. With its trellises and fine decor, it is a perfect venue for these type of events. The Restaurant is quaint and picturesque with the rolling vineyards of Durbanville in the background.
Café Blanc De Noir at Brenaissance is the perfect place to sit back, relax and enjoy award-winning Brenaissance Wine & Stellenbrau craft beer! Café Blanc De Noir offers a rustic, comfortable, cosy and happy space, where they are able to offer you a space with relative exclusivity at no extra cost just outside of Stellenbosch.
Soet offers an extensive selection of deliciously innovative menus for breakfasts, luncheons, cocktail parties, kitchen teas, baby showers, private and corporate events in the centre of Durbanville. You can decorate according to the theme of the kitchen tea and feast on delicious food freshly prepared for your kitchen tea.
If you’re looking for decadence look no further than Isabella’s Cake and Food Shops in Durbanville. Isabella’s is a feast for both the eye and the palate. Design your own High Tea Party by choosing from their fabulous selection of items for your personalised party box! They also have branches in Gauteng.
The vintage French Colonial Tea Room at Langkloof Roses in Wellington is finished off with delicate rose inspired stained glass windows, overlooking the array of exquisite roses. This girly spot is ideal for pretty Kitchen Teas, Baby Showers, Special Birthday parties or simply a day out for tea and scones.
Catering for large groups is second nature to Hudson’s, so the restaurant makes a great venue for gatherings of friends and families and celebrations such as kitchen teas, birthdays, christenings, baby showers and work parties. This Stellenbosch venue has a lovely garden just perfect for picnicking too. Order your baskets at least one day in advance, purchase drinks from our bar on arrival, choose your spot anywhere in the garden and while away a day lazing around in the sunshine, enjoying delicious food and wine and soaking up the gorgeous views and tranquil atmosphere.
A true tea party can be enjoyed at this boutique hotel. Relax in the majestic old Durban home and savour the elegant savoury options such as mini croissants filled with roasted chicken and aioli and homemade kofta balls with tomato chutney. The sweet menu includes delicate traditional English crumpets and crème brûlée tarts.
The afternoon Haute Tea at the lavish Sugar Club restaurant is hosted every Saturday afternoon in Umhlanga. Sip on a selection of premium Ronnefeldt teas and select items from the high tea buffet such as macarons, chocolate éclairs, smoked salmon blinis and prawn mousse profiteroles.
This tranquil Hillcrest tea house and bakery offer a country tea menu with an à la carte selection of afternoon tea items. This can take the form of breakfast, tea or lunch and is ideal for kitchen teas, baby showers, and special birthday celebrations. Guests can choose from an array of delicious items to feast on while they sip on their choice of tea.
Daily high tea is an elegant affair that can be enjoyed either in the picturesque courtyard of this exclusive boutique hotel in Berea or in the stylish dining room. Bottomless tea is served in silver teapots and canapé options include lemon meringue tartlets, Caprese croissants, and decadent chocolate brownies.
Suburban Café is a quaint and secluded Coffee Shop in the heart of Durban North suburbia. They’ll customise your event whether it’s a morning tea or afternoon high tea. Their table settings and cakes are jaw-dropping. Suburban Cafe also promises to impress you with their special hosting of Kitchen Teas, Birthday parties, and baby showers.
With a piano softly playing in the background, tea lovers can nestle into comfortable armchairs as a bevvy of discreet waiters springs into action. This impressive colonial Palm Court space is adorned with chandeliers from the Savoy Hotel in London, making a fitting backdrop for the sumptuous buffet of pastries, elegant finger sandwiches, gleaming jars of jewel-like Turkish delight and an abundance of savouries. Find them in Umhlanga.
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