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Have The Most Unique High Tea Experience At This Quirky Wellington Restaurant

By Megan Zara Walsh

Wellington High Tea

Because a cup of tea solves everything.

Perched in the QT Wellington Hotel, you’ll find Hippopotamus Restaurant & Cocktail Bar catering world-famous and award-winning rotating high teas with a twist in a fairytale setting.

Prepare to step back in time to a swanky French chic world of glitz and glamour. From the dazzling chandeliers to the colourful décor and the plush grandma-loving chairs…you’ll just feel fabulous sipping tea in this cosy setting. Indeed, it is the weekend indulgence you need.

With an array of high tea options, you’ll be spoilt for choice. The restaurant caters for gluten-free, vegetarian and dairy-free diets as well as recently adding an exclusive and wholesome plant-based high tea set so you can feel healthy while you dive into your decadent spread.

If you opt for the degustation set, you’ll be presented with a beautiful set of 12 different kinds of teas, as well as plenty of scrumptious savoury and sweet options. Likewise, the Dilmah Tea set includes fruit, green and black teas and more. High tea sets will treat you to French flavoured strawberry shortcakes, orange and white chocolate macarons, salmon rillettes, mouth-watering sandwiches, the list is endless. Excitingly, some sets offer bubbles on arrival.

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In fact, we recently wrote about an unmissable upcoming high tea event, paired with live model drawing, in our Visa Wellington On A Plate 2021 guide.

Did we forget to mention that you’ll be blown away by the majestic views of the Harbour on offer while you tuck into your delicious spread. Certainly, it makes an insta-worthy picture to say the least.

So, what are you waiting for? Add a little bit of glamour to your winter and take advantage of the most magical 5-star reviewed high tea experience in Wellington. High tea events take place Wednesday to Sunday, between 2pm and 4.30pm. For bookings, visit the QT Hotels website.

📍 90 Cable Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand

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