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High Tea for Mother’s Day Brisbane 2023 | Prices & Menus for Mum

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If petite cakes, bite size cucumber sandwiches and a glass of bubbles is sure to bring a smile to your Mum’s face, it’s time to frock up and indulge her with a Mother’s Day High Tea. This year Mother’s Day falls on Sunday 14th May 2023.

High Tea for Mother’s Day in Brisbane 2023

Whilst a number of Brisbane’s major venues are offering special events for Mother’s Day in Brisbane, we have listed here only the high teas (not breakfasts, brunches, lunches or dinners). We’ve also listed other venues that we consider ‘hidden treasures’ tucked away in the suburbs which may surprise and delight you.

1. Mother’s Day at Shingle Inn 2023 

Shingle Inn Brisbane City Hall High Tea

Celebrate Mother’s Day with High Tea at the Oldest & Most Loved Café in Brisbane; Shingle Inn. Established in 1936, Shingle Inn instantly developed a strong reputation with locals, renowned for its all-day menu, delicious coffee, high-tea, decadent sweet treats and famous cakes.

Today, the Shingle Inn exists relocated and restored within another Brisbane icon, City Hall, allowing future generations to experience the grandeur of Shingle Inn as it was over 80 years ago.

Celebrate this Mother’s Day with High Tea at Shingle Inn City Hall with two sittings to choose from on Sunday 14 May.

  • 9am-10:30am (Champagne Breakfast) 11:30am – 1pm or 2pm-3:30pm (High Tea)
  • Served with unlimited tea or coffee and a glass of Salinger Sparkling
  • $65 per person

Bookings required. Please book online here or contact the store direct on 07 3210 2904.

2. Mother’s Day High Tea at Balfour

This Mother’s Day enjoy a Champagne High Tea at Spicers Balfour Hotel’s award-winning restaurant, The Balfour Kitchen & Bar in the beautiful suburban oasis of New Farm.

Indulge in a selection of sweet and savoury treats prepared by Head Chef Lachy Horstman.

Price is $99 per person and includes a glass of Champagne on arrival.

There are two sittings on both Saturday 13 May and Sunday 14 May, 12pm and 1pm.

Get your tickets here.

3. Mother’s Day Chandon High Tea at the Treasury | CBD 2023

This Mother’s Day spoil your Mum with a heavenly High Tea with Hendricks Gin or High Tea with Veuve Clicquot. What better way to celebrate Mum this Mother’s Day than with an unforgettable afternoon in the decadent surrounds of the Treasury Heritage Hotel? Enjoy sweet & savoury delights paired with La Maison Du Thé French loose-leaf teas and a two-and-a-half hour Chandon package.

Adults (18+): $109-$129pp

Book today and celebrate this Mother’s Day in Parisian style.

4. Mother’s Day high tea at Emporium Hotel South Bank 2023

Show your appreciation for mothers and all mother figures this Mother’s Day with a special high tea.

Take to a seasonally inspired menu of sweets and savouries every mother loves, accompanied by bottomless tea and coffee. Elevate the experience with gorgeous Mumm Champagne at Belle Époque or an exclusive cocktail at Piano Bar.

From $160pp.

Find out and book here.

5. Shingle Inn – Brisbane-wide 2023

Child friendly and serving High Tea since 1936, Shingle Inn is a casual Mother’s Day High Tea experience the whole family can enjoy. Your Brisbane Family can enjoy a range of petite sweets, scones and ribbon sandwiches. Contact your local Shingle Inn to confirm pricing and bookings for Mother’s Day.

Various locations.

6. Mother’s Day High Tea at Devon Pixies Tea House | Logan Village 2023

High Tea is Devon Pixies speciality – celebrate, connect, and catch up with mum in style this Mother’s Day. Savour freshly baked scones served with organic strawberry jam, thick dollop cream, along with a traditional sandwich selection, and home baked cakes, slices, and other sweet treats. 

$45pp. Children 4-12yo $18. Gift vouchers available if you can’t make it on Mother’s Day.

Find out more here.

7. Forget Me Not Cafe | Graceville 2023

Mother's Day High Tea Brisbane Food
  • Bookings available for multiple seatings between 10am – 2pm in the Cafe, with two hours allowed per seating.
  • Takeaway is available between 10am-12:30pm

Forget Me Not Café in Graceville can make your mother’s day extra special and memorable by offering High Tea in their café as well as take away to enjoy in your own home. The inhouse menu prices are $50 per person (includes beverage), and $55 per person for take-away.

8. Mother’s Day at Parliament House 2023

  • From 11:30am

Impress Mum with a sparkling high tea at Parliament House! High Tea is served on select TUESDAYS at the Stranger’s Dining Room and includes an optional tour of Parliament House. Your elegantly presented high tea is served to the accompanyment of live music, and costs from $55 per person.

Find out more here.

9. Mother’s Day High Tea at Stamford Plaza

Treat Mum this Mother’s Day to a “Spirit of Queensland” High Tea at the Stamford Plaza, as presented to Queen Elizabeth II on her most recent visit to Australia. Choose from standard ($59pp), with sparkling wine ($69pp) or with champagne ($79pp).

Find out more here.

More Mother’s Day Ideas 2023

If your Mum is one of those people that enjoys less hassle and bustle, consider hosting a high tea garden party at home. Chat with your local bakery about getting the catering together. The team at Whisky Business at Bayside Shopping Centre are also offering DELICIOUS High Tea at home packages from $35 per head.

Where to take Mum outside of Brisbane this Mother’s Day

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Janine Mergler

Janine Mergler is a veteran Queensland teacher, graduating from QUT with a BEd majoring in Social Sciences. After many years in the classroom, Janine moved on to academia. She has proudly trained new generations of teachers in her role as a lecturer at Queensland University of Technology Faculty of Education. She has also worked in the Queensland Government as an education specialist, developing education resources and delivering community awareness programs to help families conserve water. Currently she is the owner and editor of Families Magazine, a publication specifically targeted at parents who value a quality education for children.  Janine leads a team of professionals who write about family lifestyle, early childhood, schools and education information and family-friendly events.

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