High Tea at the Mount Nelson

High Tea at the Mount Nelson

This historic hotel is an appropriately regal setting for a scrumptious and sumptuous afternoon tea.

Leisurely, luscious and decidedly luxurious, high tea at the Nellie (now known as the Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel) can be taken in the lounge, on the spacious terrace or down in the garden around the fountain. The formal yet leisurely ambience is conducive to enjoying the superb food and beautiful surrounds.

Morning tea

is a smaller version of the afternoon one but just as spectacular. It consists of small eats such as egg-mayo and cucumber finger sandwiches as well as savoury croissants and mini-wraps. For the sweet-toothed, there are scones, brownies, milk tarts, choc-chip cookies and chocolate croissants.

Afternoon tea

is an impressive spread of delicacies served on the Windsor Table and includes rich cheese cakes, macaroons, freshly baked chocolate cake and lemon meringue, as well as savoury treats such as roast beef-and-rocket and salmon sandwiches. No wonder it costs significantly more.

AND ANOTHER THING…

Included in the high tea price is bottomless coffee and hot chocolate as well as a variety of teas, including hibiscus, mixed berry, Earl Grey Blue Flower, Oriental spice and so many more – so you can also make it an enjoyable day of tea-tasting. The experienced waiters present your tea in see-through tea pots and let you know how long the tea needs to brew before you take your first sip.

Evening tea

is an delicious spread of savoury treats which includes cuts of cold meats, salad, a scrumptious cheese board with artisanal breads as well as some fried goods such as empanadas. For small tasty desserts there are some cakes and scones served with jam and cream.

as well as savoury treats such as roast beef-and-rocket and salmon sandwiches. No wonder it costs significantly more

Insider tip If tea’s your thing, you might also want to try Tea by the Sea at the 12 Apostles.

Date

Daily

Time

9.30am – 12pm (Morning Tea)
1.30pm – 5.30pm(Afternoon Tea)
6pm - 8.30pm (Evening Tea)

Location

Mount Nelson Hotel
76 Orange Street Gardens Cape Town 8001

Contact

021 483 1000

reservations.mnh@belmond.com

www.mountnelson.co.za

Cost

Morning Tea: R255

Afternoon Tea: R325

Evening Tea: R325

Children: R185

Disclaimer:

The Inside Guide has made every effort to ensure that the information in this post was correct at the time of publication. However, we do not assume any liability caused by errors, such as price, cost, time, and location.

Time of publication: 30 October 2016

6 Responses to “High Tea at the Mount Nelson”

  1. Gazelle Otto

    Is there any discount for pensioners. Can you please let me know. Thanks, Miss Otto

    Reply
  2. Vanessa Gibbons

    This looks soooooo………very tempting. Wow!!! Would love to do this!!!

    Reply
  3. Lindy

    Took my mom for a special tea, she had Alzheimers and so it was like a farewell to her. They spoilt her rotten and we all felt like royalty!!! The best high tea anywhere…..
    Sheer luxury and indulgence. Sighhhhhh.

    Reply
  4. christel

    Looking forward to high tea on Sunday Morning.
    Ladies . . .we are ready.

    Reply
  5. JO-ANN VORSTER

    High Tea is to die for at Mount Nelson. Would go again and again… and again. Just love it!!!!!

    Reply
    • The Inside Guide

      It is wonderful, isn’t it Ronel? You might be interested in the competition we are running next week. I can’t give away too much, but please keep checking the site.

      Reply

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