Where to Indulge in High Tea This Mother's Day
Treat someone special to delicious sweet and savoury menus especially for the occasion
Modern yum-cha restaurant Culprit is hosting a special long lunch on Mother's Day with two special menus to choose from. Each begins with a selection of delicacies to start (think oysters, Te Mata figs, and chicken liver parfait), mains of fish or steak, and boysenberry ambrosia for dessert.
• Visit Culprit.co.nz
“Honey I’m Home” describes a delish little meringue on the menu, coincidently it’s also exactly how we feel when arriving into Cordis’ soft colour palette of blues and cream. Topped off with a chandelier and a tea sommelier, the welcome party is enough to make you stay for the whole afternoon.
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If mum happens to be a big seafood fan, where better to take her than this harbourside spot. They've designed a special seafood feast especially for the occasion, complete with beautiful views of the harbour.
• Visit Fishrestaurant.co.nz
Paris doesn’t seem so far away from this patisserie. Settle down in one of La Fourchette’s sunny booth seats and tuck into French delicacies of macarons and beef tartare. The tiers of treats can be enjoyed over tea or perhaps something a bit stronger - champagne anyone?
• Visit Lafourchette.co.nz
Chefs Josh Emett and Daniel Na have designed a menu of high tea delectables for an exclusively weekend affair. With a modern take of prawn toasties and a green tea opera cake, on the traditional selection of sweet and savoury options, Ostro has sweetened up their menu with this weekly addition.
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A more glamorous approach to picnicking comes wrapped up in a Bluebells Cakery cardboard box. The cafe meet cakeshop has adapted their range of sweet and savoury treats to suit a more personal kind of affair, with a new takeaway High Tea package. Set up in the sun alongside an afternoon tea complete with quiches, mini tarts and scones. Finish off the decadent treat with a thermos of tea and a bottle of bubbly to get the celebrations in full swing.
• Visit Bluebellscakery.com
Look out onto the viaduct while sat in Lava Dining’s lush restaurant. With a rich menu of enticing treats, choose a coffee over your conventional tea to accompany the best things in life; cheese, cream and chocolate.
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Cornwall Park Bistro
With a luscious selection of Harney & Sons tea to choose from, this dining experience is the perfect indulgent. Cornwall Park Bistro branches out from the norm of English breakfast and cupcakes, choosing crepes and citrusy blends instead.
• Visit Cornwallparkeateries.com