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Afternoon Tea

A truly traditional treat

Make sure your trip to the Mother City is complete and try the best afternoon tea Cape Town has to offer. Take a seat in the bright and enchanting Lounge, and anticipate an indulgent feast. While you dine on sumptuous cakes, pastries and sandwiches stacked in tiers, live piano music sets the scene.


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Lounge interior

More to Savour

For those looking for something a little different, our Lounge also offers a stunning à la carte selection and a choice of drinks. From decadent breakfast options through to delicious light dinners and evening cocktails, there is something for every taste.

Opening times:
Wednesday–Sunday from noon, for guests and non-residents

View menus:
À la carte | Plant-based à la carte

Cape town Afternoon tea

A Taste of Cape Town

Adding a special local flavour is a typical South African milk tart, called ‘melktert’ in Afrikaans. Enjoy alongside a cup of our special Mount Nelson tea. This expert blend of Darjeeling, Kenya, Assam, Keemun, Yunnan, Ceylon and rose petals from our garden is sure to delight.


I have always felt that tea is about connection and has a calming influence, especially when served during a traditional tea ceremony

South Africa’s first expertly-trained tea sommelier is on hand to guide you through our 40 different tea varieties. For a deeply brewed insight, you can also join him for tasting sessions, food pairings, masterclasses or traditional tea ceremonies.

Craig Cupido

Tea Sommelier


From the beautiful details of our tea lounge to the endless selection of colourful treats, our signature Afternoon Tea is a feast for all the senses.

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