High Tea at 54 on Bath

I love high teas. I always imagine myself as a princess in England enjoying a cup of tea (held with pinky finger out, of course) and a scone (pronounced so it rhymes with moan).

In fact, I love tea generally. There’s something so soothing about a cup of tea, it makes the bad times ok and the good times even better. Tea and a “delight”- even better!

Traditionally, high teas are done with girlfriends, and everyone dons a hat and a dress. This time, my hubby and I went to check out high tea at JHB’s latest hotel offering, 54 on Bath (which used to be the Grace).

The hotel reminds me of Protea Hotel Fire and Ice, but is more tasteful and opulent.
We were asked if we wanted to make use of the valet service, so all we had to do is drive up to the entrance of the hotel, and our car was parked for us! It was also waiting for us when we were ready to leave- so fancy 😉 Because it is brand new, everything is still sparkly and shiny 🙂 High tea is served in the lounge adjacent to the lobby.

Can you spot me?

I’ve done plenty of high teas before, but I have to say that in terms of value for money- this one ranks at the top. For R160 pp, we were treated to an endless supply of tea, as well as refills of all our sweet and savoury platters. I knew not to eat lunch so was starving when I arrived, but I still couldn’t finish everything we were given! Granted it was early January so we were the only people there, but the service was excellent- we literally had a waiter exclusively at our beck and call.

I’ve done high teas at other 5 star hotels like the Saxon and the Westcliff, but I’ve never been offered a range of whole spices to compliment my tea. I chose some mint and orange to accompany my chai tea and it was soo good.

Selection of dilmah teas on offer

We also got given a tea timer, with different waiting times depending on the strength we wanted.

Kudos to whoever conceptualised this high tea- great attention to detail!

Tea is served everyday from 15:30 – 17:00, either in the lounge or on the terrace overlooking the gardens. To book, call 011 344 8400 or email levelfour.restaurant@tsogosun.com
Visit their website here.