High Tea

The British Tradition of High Tea began in the mid-1700s as an afternoon meal usually served between 3 and 4 o’clock. Cakes, scones and sandwiches would be served as a light meal before attending the theatre or playing cards.

Today, the practice of serving High Tea continues with the modern ‘Lady of Leisure’ enjoying a high tea at bridal and baby shower, gathering with best friends to celebrate a hens party or birthday party and sampling delicious cakes and pastries.

At The Riverview Hotel in Balmain, we are offering a high tea menu that is keeping up with the traditional staples but also has a few little twists and turns to keep things fresh and interesting.



Asparagus & Parmesan Quiche

Smoked Chicken & Avocado Sandwich

Poached Salmon, Creamed Cheese & Cucumber Sandwich


Lemon Meringue Pie

Homemade Scones & Jam with Vanilla Cream

Chocolate & Caramel Éclair

*gluten free, vegetarian & vegan options available


$55 per person

All served with a selection of teas or coffee & a glass of bubbles.

Upgrade to our fabulous Premium Package for:

$75 per person

All served with a selection of teas or coffee & a glass of French Champagne or a Cocktail.


Available on Saturday & Sunday 12pm-4pm.

Minimum of 10 guests.

Reservations are required with at least 48 hours' notice.

Please book using the reservation button below.

Or to find out more, email us at bookings@theriverviewhotel.com.au or call for a chat 02 9810 1151.