Happy Friday! As I am writing this post and going through the photos from my afternoon at the Oyster Box Hotel, I’m longing to go back and munch on all the goodies I never had the stomach to try out. Back in varsity days, high tea was quite a staple for me and my friends and one of my favourite spots back then was the One & Only Hotel in Cape Town. It made a great place to study and work, it was quiet during the weekdays, there were tons of sweets and savouries at your disposal and lots of different teas to choose from, it was pure joy.
High tea during the weekdays was impossible over the last two working years of my life, weekends were packed with admin, food shopping and blogging, not to mention having to book months in advance for high tea over the weekend. Now that I have the pleasure of pure freedom again, I organised to have high tea with my beautiful friend Nicci at the Oyster Box Hotel. The dress code is casual and it starts at 2:30 in the afternoon and ends at 5pm. Trust me, 2 and a half hours is plenty to catch up, enjoy a glass of bubbly, beautifully flagrant vanilla rooibos tea and most importantly, enough sweets and savouries to make your heart sing. I was immediately impressed the moment I was shown my seat, the chairs were large and comfy, the waiters all had exceptional manners and you feel more ladylike than ever. There was an overwhelming amount of food and not just the quantity but the variety, out of all the places I have had high tea in South Africa, I highly recommend the Oyster Box as it has the biggest variety, especially when it comes to savouries.
Unfortunately I didn’t bring my big camera as I wasn’t planning on doing a review or taking any photos for that matter. As you can see, I clearly couldn’t resist! I loved it and would recommend it to everyone, it’s definitely somewhere I would want to celebrate my birthday someday! 🙂 The Grill Room, another restaurant in the Oyster Box hotel is also a fantastic place for dinner! Did I mention the sweet sound of melody on the grand piano live in the afternoon while enjoying your high tea? It was pure heaven. I am definitely going back! Hope you enjoy the photos!
Hope you enjoyed this post! Where is your favourite place for high tea? Are you a sweet or savoury kind of person? Let me know! Have a glorious weekend my loves!