Easter Weekend 2023: High Tea Edition

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3 April 2023

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Feeling fancy this Easter? Well, lucky for you, the team at WOMAN+ have rounded up some of the best high teas on offer across New Zealand for you to celebrate in style.

From petite sandwiches to perfectly crafted macarons, get classy with any of these options.

Cordis Hotel

This year for Easter, between 7 to 10 April, the Cordis Hotel in Auckland are doing a special high tea sitting in their Chandelier Lounge for $99 per adult, or $55 per child. 

On entry, you’ll be treated with a glass of bubbles (or a special iced chocolate for the kids), and served an array of delights from cranberry chicken tarts, smoked salmon and high tea classic egg sandwiches to savoury muffins.

DeBretts Kitchen 

Hotel DeBretts, nestled in Auckland’s CBD are well renowned for their annual Easter High Tea. 

This beautiful art deco themed hotel serves the special Easter high tea at either a $59 per person option, or a tipsy tea option at $79 per person. From smoked salmon pinwheels, to devilled eggs, hot chocolate and easter bunnies, there’s nothing not to love about this choice.

Intercontinental Wellington

Intercontinental Wellington is a hotel which exudes luxury and modern indulgence. Located in the prime location of the Wellington CBD, this high tea experience takes place in the lobby lounge. 

The Easter High Tea experience is available all across Easter weekend with their classic hand-crafted treats served with an Easter theme and twist. We’re talking petite hot cross buns, roast lamb finger sandwiches, chocolate bunnies and many more bunny themed treats. 

The base package is only $64 per person (or $35 for children under 12), which includes a glass of bubbles. It’s an absolute steal – this is one you won’t want to miss!

The George Christchurch

The George hotel is a luxury 5 star hotel which overlooks the picturesque Hagley Park and River Avalon. Situated in the most vibrant cultural precinct of Christchurch, the George is a fantastic location. 

From apple and cinnamon scones, to chocolate chai macarons and beef sliders; this tea has a number of incredible snack options. This Easter high tea runs for the duration of the Easter weekend and is located in the 50 Bistro. Prices are $50.50 for each adult, or $33.50 for children 12 and under. 

Novotel New Plymouth

This high tea is for the chocoholics. The special Easter high tea runs for one day only on Sunday 9 April between 11:30 to 4:30 pm. 

Dilmah teas are on offer, served with your classic quiches, egg and chive sandwiches, salmon buns, and sausage rolls. For the sweet options, all options are chocolate and easter themed – with the chocolate hot cross buns stealing the show. 

Adult prices are $49 per person, with kids at $29. A family friendly, and more relaxed option, I couldn’t think of a better way to spend Easter sunday.

No matter where in New Zealand you are, we hope we’ve given you the inspo to eat your hot cross buns in style this Easter! If you’re after more Easter treats, read our article on where to get the best hot cross buns in New Zealand here.

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