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Celebrate with us

Flaxton Gardens' Famous High Tea is elegantly served on the Terrace or in the beautiful gardens of Flaxton Gardens' Vineyard Restaurant.

Celebrate your next event with Flaxton's Famous High Tea, whether it's a baby shower, pre-wedding bridal celebration, birthday or simply sharing with friends and family. 

Luxury Flaxton High Tea

Fully laid and decorated tables with sashed Tiffany chairs and centrepieces to create the perfect atmosphere in your special event. Your luxurious seating area also includes a gift table.

On arrival guests begin with a glass of Flaxton Gardens brut or wine, followed by your choice of hot beverage (plunger coffee or pot of tea per person) and a bonbonierre of chocolates.

Selection of 3 delicate Sweets & 3 Savories per person.
Bubbles on arrival.
Plunger coffee or pot of tea per person
$43.00 per head • 2.5 hours

To view Menu Inclusions, please download the Menu
(Must be booked in advance - please advise dietary needs on booking)

Flaxton High Tea

Classic set table for to celebrate any occasion.Includes your choice of hot beverage
(Plunger coffee or pot of tea per person)

Selection of 3 delicate Sweets & 3 Savories per person. Plunger coffee or pot of tea per person
$33.00 per head • 1.5 hours. 

To view Menu Inclusions, please download the Menu
(Please advise dietary needs before hand)

High Tea Menu Inclusions

Chef's selection of 3 delicate Sweets
& 3 delicious Savouries
Pot of Tea or quality Plunger Coffee per person

(Please advise dietary needs in advance)
We cater for Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluten-Free
& Dairy Free special dietaries.
Such a lovely setting and excellent service. We had the high tea - mini sandwiches, some pastry thingies and yummy little cakes. Even provided us with containers to take the very few we couldn't finish home as compensation for those who had to work.
Janet McCorkill - Facebook Review
I had a high tea at Flaxton gardens yesterday to celebrate my 60th birthday and absolutely loved it! The staff are all so lovely and very helpful, the high tea was delicious and the setting is just beautiful!
Vicki Bell - Facebook Review

History of High Tea

The British tradition of Afternoon Tea was thought to have been introduced in the 1840’s by Anna, the 7th Duchess of Bedford who was said to have complained of “having that sinking feeling” during the late afternoon. At the time it was usual for people to take only two main meals a day – a large breakfast, and dinner at around 8pm in the evening. The solution for the Duchess was a pot a tea and a light snack of bread and butter or cake, taken privately in her boudoir during the afternoon. Once the Duchess began inviting friends to join her for Afternoon Tea, it became a popular social event amongst the English aristocracy. Traditionally, the upper classes would serve a ‘low’ or ‘afternoon’ tea served on a lounge or low table between four and five o’clock, whereas the middle and lower classes would have a more substantial ‘high’ tea later in the day, between five and six o’clock, in place of a late dinner. The names are derived from the height of the tables on which the meals are served, high tea being served at the dinner table. In more recent years, the term ‘high tea’ evolved to became a word meaning exquisite afternoon tea.

The Great Day Out - Sunshine Coast High Tea

Flaxton Gardens' Famous High Tea recently featured in a segment on The Great Day Out by Channel 7 QLD, highlighting three of the top High Tea experiences on the Sunshine Coast. Mariana was interviewed by Laurel Edwards regarding our new High Tea menu.

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