A Quintessential Indulgence

The InterContinental High Tea Experience

It is said that Anna Russell, 7th Duchess of Bedford, invented Afternoon Tea in 1840. This was to satisfy her peckishness during the long wait between lunch and dinner. Join us in continuing this ritual – with a twist of InterContinental's creativity – with our elegant High Tea experience.

InterContinental Wellington presents the opportunity to enjoy the world's favourite afternoon gourmet experience in the cosmopolitan atmosphere of The Lobby Lounge. Known as one of the best high tea experiences in Wellington, this is special experience to be savoured amid the elegance our hotel and in the company of friends and loved ones.

High Tea by InterContinental Wellington is a truly memorable occasion for all high tea and afternoon tea connoisseurs. From handcrafted macarons to sensational sweet and savoury tartlets, indulge your taste palate in a truly decadent dining experience.

$45 per person includes premium T2 Tea selection.
$49 per person includes a glass of bubbles.
$59 per person includes a glass of Champagne.

$25 for children under 12 years.

Barista-made coffee and hot chocolate available upon request.

High Tea Menu

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Our Curated Tea Selection

T2 is a world renowned tea institution often known for their creative and innovative take on the humble tea leaf. From leaf to cup, T2 Tea takes no shortcuts when it comes to delivering a top-quality drop time after time. Only the whole leaf is used and nothing but the leaf, as well as the best fruits, herbs and flowers they can find. Whole leaves with minimal breakage have retained their essential oils and flavour compounds, This means you get a brew with a complex flavour profile – from the first sip to the last, thus experiencing a multitude of flavour notes and subtle changes. Every single tea produced is tested for 450 different compounds and residues to ensure that what ends in your cup is the highest quality tea.

The High Tea Experience at InterContinental Wellington has curated a range of T2 Teas including: 

  • English Breakfast from Sri Lankan leaves
  • French Earl Grey with petals and notes of fruit with classic bergamot infusion
  • Darjeeling, producing a perfectly refined light, golden infusion for a great afternoon brew
  • Peppermint, from lush 100% certified organic leaves to produce a well-rounded, smooth and uplifting taste
  • China Jasmine, from a blend of green tea and jasmine to produce a delicate infusion with floral scents
  • And many more herbal, floral and black tea infusions available on our High Tea Menu

Gift Vouchers

Looking for the perfect gift? Give a memorable gift to a loved one - for that special occasion, birthday, anniversary or any excuse to show your care and appreciation. 

Learn more about our range of High Tea Gift Vouchers at InterContinental Wellington.

High Tea vouchers


Terms and Conditions:

Bookings for High Tea are required with a minimum 24 hour notice period. We do not accept walk-ins. For urgent bookings and groups of 12 or more please call us directly. Bookings will be seated in The Lobby Lounge or Chameleon Restaurant dependent on group size. Any changes to group size must be advised 24 hours in advance. Any changes made within 24 hours of the booking, will require payment of the initial guest numbers. Credit card deposit is required for groups of 8 or more; please email chameleon@ihg.com. Please advise upon booking if you wish to bring additional decorations for a special occasion; certain restrictions may apply.

Please note - we are temporarily unable to cater for certain dietary requirements.