Cafes & Coffee Shops

High Tea at Fairlawns Boutique Hotel & Spa

Escape the city for an afternoon and enjoy a leisurely high tea at Fairlawns, a luxurious boutique hotel and spa hidden away in a quiet corner of Morningside. The rush of Sandton's business world seems a million miles away at this country manor-style hotel, where peace and tranquillity come as standard. High Tea is served in the pretty Manor House Bistro, a petite tea room lined by tall French windows overlooking the hotel's peaceful gardens and filled with a quirky collection of antique porcelains, beautiful flower arrangements and chic contemporary South African ceramic design pieces. If the weather is willing High Tea can also be enjoyed on the bistro terrace.

The style is classic English afternoon tea with a choice of smoked salmon, egg mayonnaise and, of course, cucumber ribbon sandwiches accompanied by a towering stand of cakes and scones and plenty of tea. The sweet selection includes deliciously tart and sweet miniature citrus pavolvas topped with the perfect little swirl of meringue, dense and rich chocolate brownies, profiteroles, dainty macarons and the prettiest red velvet cupcakes.

It's a generous offering that warrants taking a few hours out of your afternoon to savour. Inspired by the Ritz Hotel in London, a most famous bastion of the English High Tea tradition, the hotel is also planning to add a daily cake trolley to the service offering guests the opportunity to choose a slice of one of the cakes of the day to complement the experience. Special high tea events with live entertainment are also planned.


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High Tea is served 11:00-17:00 and pre-booking is essential. Call +27 11 804 2540 or email to book.

Price/Additional Info

The classic High Tea menu costs R300 per person.


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