There are many places around the city where you can enjoy a decent cup of tea at almost any price but, not all prefer to drink their tea like a commoner! The concept of High Tea arrived with the British rule where it was common practice among the high-class English women to sit in the afternoon sipping on a cup of tea with some sweet nothings and snacks. Here are a few places in town where you can enjoy a decadent High Tea!

1. Elma’s Bakery, Bar & Kitchen

This quaint bakery is reminiscent of a British tea room with its floral curtains, minimalistic setting, beautiful cutlery and a spotless, white piano. They have a variety of Teas to choose from like Earl Grey, Nilgiri Black, Chrysanthemum, Jasmine, Green Tea and many more. Plus, finger sandwiches with numerous fillings, Red Velvet Cupcakes and jam is also served.

Where | Elma’s Bakery, Bar & Kitchen - 31, HKV
Price | Rs 700
Timings | 10 AM - 11 PM
Call Them | +91 11 2652 1020
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/Elmasbakery/

2. The Atrium - The Imperial

This is undoubtedly one of the best places to indulge in High Tea in the city. The palatial grandeur and lavish setting give way to an unforgettable experience. The High Tea platter comes with melt-in-mouth cookies, finger sandwiches, macaroons, chocolates, tarts, cupcakes and fresh fruit. The royal service and the extravagant cutlery make this place perfect for those who are looking for quality tea time!

Where | The Atrium - The Imperial, Janpath, CP
Price | Rs 1,200
Timings | 8 AM - 11:45 PM
Call Them | +91 11 4111 6606
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/ImperialDelhi/

3. Pickwicks - The Claridges

This slick cafe offers a classic high tea experience with style. The place has alluring and plush interiors where you can enjoy the traditional British High Tea while basking in extravagance. The platter here is the ritualistic three-tier with scones, cupcakes, sandwiches, biscuits and many more delights. They have an array of exotic teas on offer ranging from the Indian classics like Darjeeling Tea to the East’s pride like Jasmine Tea.

Where | Pickwicks - The Claridges, 12, Near Lodhi Road, Aurangzeb Road
Price | Rs 800
Timings | 6 AM - 11:45 PM
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/TheClaridgesHotelsResorts/

4. The Tea Lounge - Taj Palace, New Delhi

They've got 3 preset High Tea menus to choose from - the Lansdowne, Maharaja Afternoon Tea and the Athenaeum, with over 100 options for tea flavours on the list! All these include dishes like Lemon Cheesecake, scones, Chocolate Cupcakes, macaroons and finger sandwiches with varied fillings.

Where | The Tea Lounge - Taj Palace, New Delhi - Diplomatic Enclave, Sardar Patel Marg
Price | Rs 1,000
Timings | 9 AM - 11 PM
Call Them | +91 11 6650 3890
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/TajPalaceNewDelhi/

5. The Mad Teapot - The Wishing Chair

Named after Enid Blyton’s book written in 1950, the cafe has a modest decor with simple furniture. The High Tea at this place is in the true British spirit with the teas served in dainty, floral chinaware and the traditional three-tiered platter with cupcakes, tarts, sandwiches and more. The cafe also tends to innovate on the traditional platter by adding iced tea to the deal in summers.

Where | The Mad Teapot - The Wishing Chair - 86 A, Shahpur Jat
Price | Rs 1,000
Timings | 11 AM - 8 PM
Call Them | +91 124 2576 892
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/WishingChair/

6. Rose Cafe

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A pretty, quaint cafe hidden away on the fringes of Saket, Rose Cafe has definitely arrived! With superb food, charming ambience and a beautiful outdoor patio, this restaurant embraces niche gourmet with elan. They offer delicious finger sandwiches, Chilli Cheese Toasts, savoury tarts, scones and the choice to pick and choose any great beverage from their menu!

Where | Rose Cafe - 2, Westend Marg, Saidulajab, Saket
Price | Rs 550
Timings | 12 Noon - 5 PM
Call Them | +91 9899 055 665
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/rosecafenewdelhi/