Since English royalty introduced the fancy afternoon tea in 1840, it's been the ultimate indulgence. And due to our posh English roots, Australia's high tea game is very, VERY strong. Here's a look at the best high teas from around Down Under ...
The best of the bunch happens at Lilianfels in New South Wales' Blue Mountains. Two hours out of Sydney sits a heritage-style estate perched on the escarpment of the Jamison Valley. Take in the bushland views while sitting practically cliffside and scoffing the best scones in Australia - fluffy warm centre enclosed in a perfect crusted casing.
The spread comes with tasty savoury items too - egg salad on rye bread, chicken breast and mustard wrap, eggplant tart and a mini smoked trout wrap. Everything is thoughtfully hand made and service the highest quality.
Are you more of a coffee fan? The beautiful InterContinental, Sydney offers a luxury 'hIgh coffee' experience that will make you jump for joy.
Guests are served a selection of both sweet and savoury dishes, all which are paired with the abundance of coffee that is on offer.
Are you more a traditionalist? Never fear the InterContinental, Sydney also offers an incredible buffet style high tea.
How about high tea by the sea? The Crowne Plaza in Coogee offers an delectable high tea, that tastes as good as it looks. The relatively unknown spot for a splash of indulgence has beautiful views of the beach and serves a glass of bubbles on arrival. Winning.
At Bluesalt Bar in the Crown Plaza, Coogee you can sample finger sandwiches, scones and sweet treats. Yaaassss please.
Hydro Majestic - Blue Mountains, NSW
Imagine eating freshly baked scones whilst soaking up that view.
The hydro majestic has amazing service, incredible food and a magical atmosphere! Take your mum here and you'll be her fav!
The Langham - Sydney, NSW
Legit the most amazing selection of teas, you'll ever come across! perfect for a date with grandma
The Hotel Windsor - Melbourne, VIC
Turn back the clocks and experience high tea the British way!
Just Tickled Pink - Hyde Park, SA
They have the most amazing homemade sandwiches..
You MUST try the vanilla cupcakes.
Rochelle Adonis- Highgate, WA
For people who don't like sweets, Rochelle Adonis' savory high tea is for you!
Villa Howden - Hobart, TAS
Perfect for those who enjoy a little bit of luxury!
Villa Howden has a great range of gluten-free options.
Burnett House - NT
You have to try the citrus tart!
Room with Roses - Brisbane, QLD
They have the most amazing array of freshly baked pastries, cakes and scones.