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Indulge in High Tea at The Press Club

Indulge in a slice of tradition with our contemporary take on High Tea at The Press Club. Our sumptuous menu includes the classic combination of sweet and savoury items with a modern flare. Treat yourself to this decadent experience that is designed to be savoured and enjoyed with good company.

High Tea Price

Our High Tea menu is served daily from 12pm to 4pm*

*From the 1st of November until the 24th of December we will be serving our Christmas High Tea. Our standard High Tea will be available from the 27th of December onwards.

Pricing Per Person

$69

Includes a range of
speciality teas

$78

Includes a glass of
Mionetto Prosecco

$83

Includes a glass of
Piper Heidseick Champagne

NOTE: Children aged 12 and under can enjoy our High Tea for $45pp
High Tea at The Press Club must be booked 24 hours in advance. Unfortunately we do not accept walk-ins.

High Tea Menu

Our High Tea menu at The Press Club features all the traditional High Tea favourites with a modern twist, including scampi remoulade vol au vent, a matcha cream almond frangipane and a streusel choux with white chocolate and lime mousse to name a few.

Gluten free and vegan High Tea menus are available on request, please let us know any special dietary requirements when making your booking.  

Speciality teas at The Press Club

Our signature High Tea includes an extensive range of fine loose leaf teas. Our teas are all served in delicate dainty bone china tea cups, with a selection of 9 blends available.

If you are looking to add a bit of sparkle to your High Tea, you can also add the deliciously decadent Piper Heidsieck Champagne or Mionetto Prosecco.

Dunedin High Tea

Located in the heart of Dunedin inside the historic Wains Hotel building, The Press Club is the newest venue to enjoy High Tea in Dunedin.

The Press Club pays homage to Dunedin’s original haunt for editors and publishers in the 1870’s who would spend hours writing and socialising over many a cup of tea. With the launch of our High Tea we hope to encourage guests to spend time with us and savour this special tradition, exactly as they did in the 1800’s.

History of High Tea

The history of high tea is a little bit clouded. Some believe it was a meal for the working class, taken standing up or sitting on tall stools, thus ‘high’ tea. Others believe it was a meal for the upper class, taken at the table as opposed to afternoon tea which was taken whilst seated in low, comfortable chairs or sofas.

Whatever the origins, high tea has become synonymous with indulgence and our very own high tea blends classic and contemporary flavours to create an unmatched experience.