Sometimes, you just can’t beat a cup of tea. The Hunter Valley is definitely a tea drinker’s delight, with many a spot for quality High Tea shenanigans. Fancy little tiered sandwich trays, fuzzy doilies and teacups you have to hold with your pinkie sticking out, the whole hog.
Whether you want to smash a cupper back with your bingo group, want a taste of what the High Tea life is all about (cucumber sandwiches really hit the spot), or you just can’t find a decent place for lunch, the Hunter Valley is literally brewing with places to indulge your unbeknownst victorian fantasies.
Tongue back out of cheek, these places are truly fantastic. Timeless style and grace are the hallmark of a good High Tea experience. These venues are some of the best places to cherish a High Tea Event:
Nanna Kerr’s Kitchen – serving up delicious organic home-style cooked food with age old recipes passed down the Kerr family line for generations. Find the Kitchen on the Corner of McDonalds Road & Pokolbin Mountain Road.
Peppers Convent Pty Ltd – Amongst flourishing gardens and vineyards lies a beautiful old mansion, once home to an order of nuns. A lovingly restored French baroque hotel with Australian charm, it’s wide verandahs are a perfect location for High Tea out in the country air. Located at 88 Halls Road, Pokolbin.
The Guest House – THE Guest House, as it turns out, just two hours north of Sydney and central to some of the popular cellar doors of the Hunter region. Gourmet food and wine and of course excellent High Tea await travellers looking to book in at The Guest House. Located at Ekerts Road, Pokolbin.
The Sebel Kirkton Park Hunter Valley – The Sebel Kirkton Park is somewhat of an epitome of quintessential Hunter Valley style. Primarily a hotel and resort, it’s not a bad idea to stop by and enjoy High Tea of an afternoon, taking advantage of the fantastic service and decor for which the hotel is renowned. Located at 336 Oakey Creek Road, Pokolbin.
The Table Guesthouse – Pokolbin wineries will often direct travellers to check out this credit to the area. Once a month The Table Guesthouse hosts the Ultimate High Tea experience, set amongst beautiful provincial surroundings and in a vintage setting. Find The Table Guesthouse at 4 Water Street, Greta.