DE HOEK COUNTRY HOTEL
The hour's drive from Joburg to this luxury boutique hotel is worth it for tea served in a lush country garden. The seasonal menu has a generous and tasty selection of finger sandwiches and sweet and savoury pastries. Scones are top-notch and tea includes a glass of bubbles.
Best for: as an escape from the city.
FAIRLAWNS BOUTIQUE HOTEL & SPA
Enjoy a leisurely high tea at this luxurious boutique hotel tucked into quiet Morningside, five minutes from central Sandton. The setting is the pretty Manor House Bistro, a petite tea room with tall French windows overlooking peaceful gardens and filled with a quirky antique porcelain collection and beautiful flower arrangements. Weather permitting, take tea on the 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 superb and towering stand of cakes, scones and plenty of tea.
Best for: those who enjoy a traditional English countryside setting.
THE PALAZZO MONTECASINO
High tea at the Palazzo Montecasino is served at the hotel’s Medeo Restaurant terrace which overlooks a swimming pool that would make any Hollywood starlet feel at home. You might also get to spot an international celebrity or two in the lobby as this is a popular hotel for music stars performing at the nearby Ticketpro Dome. The daily menu, presented with elegance, comprises a variety of cakes, petite quiches, assorted sandwiches and a fine selection of single origin Ceylon teas.
Best for: celebrating a special occasion in opulent surroundings.
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