8 of The Best High Teas in Canberra for Kids

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Families are gifted with countless options for the best high teas in Canberra, ACT for kids to enjoy.

Ranging from luxurious, white linen settings to traditional country backdrops, there’s plenty of choice and flexibility when it comes to choosing an ideal high tea venue. Plus, with delicious savoury and sweet items on offer, including tarts, slices, pies, quiches, cakes, and more, there’s sure to be a little something for every member of the family to sink their teeth into.

Interested in heading out to one of Canberra’s many high tea experiences?

This article will give you a list of the best high teas in Canberra for kids.

Where to find the BEST high teas in Canberra for kids!

1. Canberra Hyatt

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Canberra’s Hyatt delivers an afternoon tea buffet for families to enjoy every Saturday and Sunday. The menu includes plenty of favourites that kids are sure to love, including finger sandwiches, scones, slices, cakes, and an assortment of savoury items. An all-day menu is also available. Prior bookings are recommended for those wanting high tea stands or for large groups dining in.

See the website to make a reservation.

Address: 120 Commonwealth Ave, Canberra ACT 2600

Website: The Tea Lounge

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2. The Marion

Enjoy High Tea at a lakefront location. An award-winning patissier prepares freshly baked scones, sandwiches, pastries, and petit cakes. Ronnefeldt speciality teas are available in a variety of flavours. With a 24-hour notice, gluten-free and vegan choices are available. Reservations are recommended for parties of up to 20 people spread across two tables. The Marion serves coffee, cake, and tea with lake views, as well as kid-friendly options for children aged 5 to 12.

Address: Act Parks Depot, Barrine Dr, Parkes ACT 2600

Website: The Marion

3. Muse

The ‘Sparking Wine Bottomless Brunch’ is available at the Muse for groups between 6 and 20 people. The experience takes place among the bookshop and includes a variety of popular dishes to taste. Muse’s bottomless brunch menu consists of fruit plates, granola, scrambled eggs, smoked salmon, bruschetta, mushrooms, salad, and more. To accompany is loose leaf tea, juice, and coffee. For an additional cost, cheese boards and charcuterie boards are also included as well as a selection of sparkling wine.

To browse the full menu or to make a reservation, see the Muse website.

Address: 69 Canberra Ave, Griffith ACT 2603

Website: Muse

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4. Hotel Realm

Offering families a high tea with extraordinary views, the Hotel Realm delivers an experience that won’t soon be forgotten. Located on the rooftop of the hotel, standing above the city, the restaurant is home to a variety of savoury and sweet menu items for both parents and children to enjoy. Neatly displayed on three-tiered stands are a selection of cakes, tarts, scones, macarons, sandwiches, meringues, and more, accompanied by plenty of tea and coffee options. A gluten-free menu is also available.

Address: 18 National Circuit, Canberra ACT 2600

Website: Hotel Realm

5. Bookplate

Bookplate is home to many high tea favourites the kids are sure to love. The menu is comprised of countless savoury and sweet items, including roasted vegetable quiches, sausage rolls, pumpkin fritters, an assortment of sandwiches, lemon curd tarts, chocolate eclairs, macarons, and a fruit custard flan. Plus, scones are also available with cream and jam. To enjoy the high tea at Bookplate, booking 3 days prior is required with a minimum of 4 people dining.

Address: National Library of Australia, 25 Parkes Pl W, Parkes ACT 2600

Website: Click Here

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6. Rodney’s Garden Cafe

Families have the chance to indulge in a high tea experience among the lush greenery of Rodney’s Garden Cafe. With a minimum of 12 people required for dining, the venue is the perfect place to celebrate a birthday, baby shower, or anything in-between. The menu includes cakes, scones, sausage rolls, quiche, sandwiches, strawberries, tea, and coffee. Prices start at $40 per person.

Head to the cafe’s website to make a booking.

Hours: Monday to Sunday (9 am to 3 pm)

Address: 24a Beltana Rd, Pialligo ACT 2609

Website: Rodney’s Garden Cafe

7. First Edition Canberra

For a high tea experience specifically designed for the little ones, head over to First Edition Canberra. The restaurants hosts a ‘Kids High Tea’ every month, with diverse themes to entertain. The menu features party pies, fruit platters, chocolate lamingtons, and more. Adults can enjoy mouthwatering options such as soft shell crab and a braised short rib bao bun. Prices for adults and children (2 to 5 years) are $25 and $35 respectively. Children under 1 eat free.

Head to the website to make a reservation or to inquire about the latest dates.

Hours: Monday to Sunday (6:30 am to 9:30 pm)

Address: level 1/65 Northbourne Ave, Canberra ACT 2601

Website: First Edition Canberra

8. Louis

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Also set within the Hotel Realm, is a brunch for families to admire. Enjoy savoury dishes such as oysters, quiches, sandwiches, cheese, and more. On the other hand, the dessert menu incorporates favourites such as tartlets, profiteroles, scones, macarons, and creme brûlée.

Address: 18 National Circuit, Barton ACT 2600

Website: Buvette

The very BEST high tea in Canberra for kids

High teas in Canberra for kids are of abundance, with plenty of locations scattered throughout the city. Whether you’re in the mood for a buffet or table service, there’s a dining option to suit the entire family. Children can look forward to many high tea favourites, including sandwiches, pies, sausage rolls, quiches, tarts, cupcakes, meringues, slices, scones and more. So if you’re eager to treat the family to a luxurious high tea experience, head out to one of these restaurants in Canberra.

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Alex has been writing for his mum's website since he was 10 years old and now he runs his own website, Get Out with Kids. He attends high school and works part time at McDonald's. Born in the UK but growing up in Australia he has a passion for travel, and has visited more than 25 countries. He has a Cert III in Hospitality and holds the Responsible Service of Alcohol certificate. With this background he is well qualified to write the website's restaurant reviews and travel articles. When he grows up he aims to be a pilot and is currently studying for his Recreational Pilot License.

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