High Teas in Franschhoek

Enjoying High Tea with close friends has become extremely popular these days with establishments throughout South Africa treating patrons to an unforgettable culinary experience. Visitors to the picture perfect Franschhoek Wine Valley can enjoy this pastime at a number of well known establishments in and around the area.

These include:

Anthonij Rupert Wines

Visitors to the Anthonij Rupert Tasting Room, situated on Anthonij Rupert Wines can sip, sample and savour with the picture perfect Groot Drakenstein Mountains as its background. At a cost of R95 per person guests are served a beautifully displayed selection of five sweet and two savoury items. The treats are freshly baked on the premises by the chefs who incorporate new treats all the time. A sample menu of what to expect is as follows:

  • Orange infused Koeksisters
  • Mini Chocolate And Hazelnut Mousse Pots
  • Cupcakes
  • Chocolate Salami
  • Red Berry Tarts
  • Smoked Salmon Blinis
  • Cucumber, Horseradish and Dill Sandwiches

A firm favourite on the menu is the L’Ormarins Brut served as an accompaniment, which can be enjoyed with each High Tea experience. Booking is essential which needs to be made at least 24 hours in advance, and is ideally suited to parties of two to 20 people. The perfect occasion for a book club get together, birthdays, kitchen teas and baby showers.

For further information, please call 021 874-9004 or email tasting@rupertwines.com.

Allée Bleue

Visitors to Allée Bleue will be treated to a choice of three different types of High Tea, served in the exquisite Manor House (subject to availability) and include:

English Tea – served with Tea and coffee

  • Radish Poppy Seed Tea Sandwich
  • Cucumber Tea Sandwich
  • Honey Ginger Scones
  • Vodka Chocolate covered Strawberries
  • Rose Petal Strawberry Jam
  • Marmalade
  • Truffle
  • Hazelnut Shortbread with Fleur de Sel

French High Tea- served with Tea and coffee

  • Continental Pasties
  • Brown Butter Madeleines
  • Duck Mousse Pate Baguette Round
  • Homemade Strawberry Lemonade
  • Smoked Chicken Salad Tea Sandwiches
  • Petit Fours

South African High Tea Menu – served with Tea and coffee

  • Mini Vetkoek filled with Biltong and Cream Cheese
  • Samoosas
  • Chicken Pot Pie
  • Klein Melktertjies
  • Baked Maize Mini Puddings
  • Chakalaka Tartlets

The cost is R125.00 per person with a minimum requirement of eight people per High Tea, and guests are required to select one of the above mentioned when booking, which is essential.

For more information contact functions coordinator, Kelly Smith on functions@alleebleue.com or 021 874 1021. 

Le Franschhoek Hotel & Spa

Next stop is Le Franschhoek Hotel & Spa, which boasts spectacular views of the Valley. For R135 per person enjoy the following delectable treats:

  • Freshly Baked Scone with Cream and Strawberry Jam
  • Orange Chocolate Truffle Cake
  • Mini Berry Pavlova
  • Baked Carrot Cake with a Lemon Cream Cheese Top
  • Cheese and Chive Savoury Muffin
  • Cucumber Sandwich on white and Oaked Smoked Salmon on brown
  • Chocolate Rocky Road Brownie
  • Your choice of tea or coffee

For R165 per person enjoy the above mentioned together with a glass of delicious PJ Brut.

For more information contact Juliette Pilaar on banqueting2@lefranschhoek.co.za or 021 876 8900

Le Quartier Français

Set in The Garden Room with views of the mountain range, and a fireplace should you need some cosiness, guests can choose their own indulgence to tailor make their day. Decadent sweet and savoury delights, impeccable and breathtaking surroundings ensure an afternoon to remember.

Available for private bookings of 10 or more people between 12pm and 5pm.

Contact Eleanor on 021 876 2151 for more information and menu options.

Holden Manz

With so much to choose from at Holden Manz you’ll be forgiven for spending the entire day there. At R110 per person guests have the following choices at their disposal:

Tea Sandwiches (two choices)

  • Tarragon Chicken Salad Tea Sandwich
  • Cucumber and Herbed Cream Cheese with Crisp micro greens
  • House Smoked Salmon -cream cheese and Rocket
  • Egg salad with crispy smoked bacon
  • Tarragon Shrimp Salad
  • Goat Cheese and Chive
  • B-L-Tea Sandwich
  • Caprese Salad Sandwich
  • Chicken Curry

Sweet Treats (three choices)

  • Orange Thumbprint Cookies
  • Rose Petal Scones
  • Orange Poppy seed Scones
  • Coconut Mini Cupcakes
  • Cream Puffs filled with Pastry cream
  • Lemon Macaroons with Lemon Butter Filling
  • Mini Lavender-Lemon Pound cakes

Savoury (two choices)

  • Mini Sausage Rolls
  • Salmon Pasties
  • White Cheddar-Dill Scones
  • Rosemary mini muffins with smoked pork

Bottomless tea and coffee.

For enquiries please contact Maryna on chef@holdenmanz.com or 021 876 2729.

La Motte

For an unforgettable experience of fine teas sourced from local and international producers visitors to this picture perfect and pristine farm can sit back and relax whilst enjoying a delicious High Tea menu, at R125 per person, consisting of:

  • Smoked salmon pancake with cream cheese
  • Biltong ‘soes’ (traditional choux pastry puff
  • with biltong filling)
  • Chocolate truffles with traditional South African flavours
  • Macaroons
  • Tea cake

For more information contact the farm on 021 876 8800.

La Residence

Recently voted Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Best Hotel in the World, this private boutique hotel offers guests an array of a delectable treats. With a selection of loose teas and speciality coffees on offer their High Tea offering, at R195 per person includes:

Freshly Made Sandwiches

  • Smoked Franschhoek Salmon, Cucumber, Herb Cream Cheese, Wholegrain Bread
  • Grilled Chicken, Rocket, Provolone Cheese, Homemade Chutney, Sun Dried Tomato Bread
  • Grilled Vegetables, Baby Salad Leaves, Pesto, Focaccia

Baked English Scones

  • Served with Berry preserves, Rose Petal Jelly, Chantilly Cream

Selection of La Residence Tea pastries

  • Lavender Shortbread and Butter Biscuits
  • Apple and Cinnamon Frangipane Sponge
  • Fruit Tartlets with Patisserie Cream
  • Marble Cheesecake
  • Dark Chocolate and Buttermilk Cake

Afternoon Savouries

  • Chicken, Mushroom and Sage in Puff Pastry
  • A selection of baked quiches

For more information contact 021 876 4100.

Café BonBon

Although not an everyday occurrence this quaint establishment is more than happy to make your High Tea experience a memorable experience and request that visitors book beforehand. At a cost of R180 per person includes:

  • An assortment of Macaroons
  • Decadent Lavender Chocolate Brownies
  • Lemon, ginger and Pistachio Baklava’s
  • Mini Red Velvet Cupcakes
  • Cucumber and Cream Cheese with Smoked Salmon Trout sandwiches
  • Quiche Lorraine

For bookings and enquiries contact 021 876 3936.

Mont Rochelle

Boasting exquisite views relax and unwind at Mont Rochelle for a decadent High Tea, at R100 per person, which includes:

  • Fresh strawberries dipped in chocolate
  • Lemon meringue bars
  • Smoked salmon and cucumber sandwiches
  • Scones, jam, cheese, whipped cream
  • Peppermint trifle
  • Lemon, Banana bread
  • Banana and chocolate tarts
  • Milk tart
  • Roast beef sandwich, sauce remoulade

For bookings and enquiries contact 021 876 2770.

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