Bali is famed for its beaches and countless temples, but every once in a while, a girl needs a break from all that sightseeing – not to mention from the tropical sun. Enjoying high tea in downtown Seminyak offers an indulgent break from the toasty weather. This is also a great way to enjoy some quality time with your girlfriends, your sister – or maybe drag along your partner! High tea is a great excuse to get all dolled up and enjoy some mouthwatering delicacies in a beautiful setting. Here’s our list of the best high tea hotspots in Seminyak.
Biku just might serve the most iconic high tea on the island. In fact, this beautiful restaurant in trendy Petitenget specialises in all things tea. A must try here is the Asian high tea which consists of homemade Asian snacks and sweets. Think curried egg sandwiches, samosas with mango chutney, Vietnamese spring rolls, Middle Eastern orange cake with rose tea syrup… and more. If all this sounds just a bit too exotic, don’t worry: Biku also offers a great classic tea service. If you’re a tea snob, Biku is the place for you as the restaurant offers the largest tea selection on the island. To make your high tea extra special, don’t forget to consult with the on-site tarot reader! If you’re bringing the little ones, Biku also offers a children’s high tea priced at just IDR 40,000 (USD $3) per person.
Who hasn’t dreamed about crashing the Mad Hatter’s tea party in Alice in Wonderland? Now is your chance to live out this childhood fantasy. The W Retreat hosts a daily Mad T-Party at the W Lounge, with 14 varieties of yummy snacks served in an actual bird cage. The best part of the whole experience are the Alice in Wonderland themed cakes curated by MasterChef Australia’s Adriano Zumbo, aka “the Sweet Assassin.” Mad T-Party is available daily between 2.30 – 5.00pm.
Housewives on Fire
A concept store and lunchroom in one! Housewives on Fire offers an enticing combination of great style and delicious food served with a wicked sense of humour. The tea service includes mini cakes, sandwiches and homemade scones served with fresh strawberries and whipped cream. Housewives on Fire has two different high tea packages. The Saphy Package includes a selection of teas, coffees and lemonades served along sweet and savoury bites. The Edina Package has the same inclusions, plus an even bigger variety of nibbles and a glass of sangria. High tea is served daily starting at noon and you should make a reservation at least one hour prior. You better grab your best girl friend, as there is a two person minimum for high tea orders.
Like everything else about this iconic restaurant, the high tea served at Métis has a reputation that precedes it. And it’s not just about to the amazing views which overlook the restaurant’s perfectly manicured gardens – the delicacies served here are to die for. There are two high tea packages to choose from. The Melati Package includes sweet and savory bites like strawberry pavlova and roast beef sandwich, while the Alamanda Package is all about the sweet stuff: cupcakes, creme brulee, strawberries dipped in chocolate… Hungry yet? The high tea packages are served daily between 3.00 – 6.00pm at the Métis Lounge and at Le Jardin.
Anantara Seminyak Bali Resort
Anantara Seminyak serves a lavish high tea in the resort’s Wild Orchid restaurant. The tea service includes a selection of Asian and international delicacies. Anantara’s high tea is served daily between 3:00 – 6:00pm and the dress code is smart casual so you better make a bit of an effort! As an added bonus, after you’ve finished your high tea, you’re free to use Anantara’s pool facilities.
Want to take your high tea to the next level? Many of our villas in Seminyak come staffed with a private chef and butlers. This means you can have your high tea served in the privacy of your villa – poolside. If you’d like some help finding the perfect villa, contact our villa specialists.