6 Charming Places To Head To For A Smashing High Tea With Your Bestie In Delhi
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 - Meharchand Market & HKV
Meal For Two | Rs 2,000
Timings | 10:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Call Them | + 91 11 4905 0881
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!
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, APJ Abdul Kalam Road
Meal For Two | Rs 3,500
Timings | 6:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Call Them | + 91 11 3955 5070
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/Theclaridgesnewdelhi
4. The Tea Lounge - Taj Palace
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, 2, Sardar Patel Marg, Chanakyapuri
Meal For Two | Rs 1,500
Timings | 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Call Them | +91 11 6650 3890
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/TajPalaceNewDelhi/
5. Rose Cafe
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 - 264, Ground Floor, Westend Marg, Saidulajab, Lado Sarai
Meal For Two | Rs 1,400
Timings | 12:00 PM - 9:00 AM
Call Them | + 91 9810 088 762
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/rosecafenewdelhi/
6. The Tea Room From Blossom Kochhar
Picture Credits: Sid Jay
This cutesy li’l place offers a classic high-tea experience offering a massive selection of teas for you to choose from including Darjeeling Tea, Aromatic White Tea, Assam Tea and Traditional Indian Chai. You can also pair your cup of tea with nibbles like cookies & mini pancakes. And did you know they even have a mini library there along with a spa where you can relax and let your stress just vanish? Sounds amazing, wouldn’t you say?
Where | The Tea Room From Blossom Kochhar - 1, HKV
Meal For Two | Rs 800
Timings | 11:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Call Them | + 91 11 4081 7655
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/blossomkochharspalon
So, where are you heading first with your bestie?