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Indulge in High Tea at The Press Club

Delight in a Blueberry-themed twist on tradition at The Press Club's contemporary High Tea. Our sumptuous menu features a modern interpretation of the classic sweet and savoury delights, all with a luscious blueberry flare. Treat yourself to an indulgent afternoon tea experience crafted to be savoured, best enjoyed in great company.

Bottoms Up

Our High Tea menu at The Press Club features all the traditional High Tea favourites with a modern twist, including smoked salmon sandwiches, blueberry scones and blueberry macarons 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.  


Our High Tea menu is served Wednesday - Sunday, from 12pm to 3:30pm*

*Bookings must be made 24-hours in advance. 

Pricing Per Person


Includes a range of
speciality teas


Includes a glass of
Leonardo Da Vinci Prosecco


Includes a glass of
Charles Orban Carte Noire

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.

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.