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HIGH TEA AT COOKE'S RESTAURANT & BAR

Indulge in Vari-tea moments at the Hotel Grand Windsor

Nothing says indulgent more than high tea. Dating back to the mid-1700s, this distinctly British tradition is one that has taken the world by storm and if you are looking for the best high tea in Auckland, our new signature high tea at Cooke’s Restaurant & Bar is an afternoon delight.

High Tea Price

Our high tea menu is served daily from

2pm to 4pm

PRICING PER PERSON

$45

High Tea – Includes a range
of speciality teas

$59

A Glass of Huia Blanc de
Blanc sparkling wine

$64

A Glass of Mumm Cordon
Rouge Champagne

PRICING PER PERSON

$45

High Tea – Includes a range
of speciality teas

$59

A Glass of Huia Blanc de
Blanc sparkling wine

$64

A Glass of Mumm Cordon
Rouge Champagne

High Tea at the Hotel Grand Windsor must be booked 24 hours in advance. Unfortunately we do not accept walk-ins

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High Tea Menu at Cooke’s Restaurant & Bar

Our high tea menu at Cooke’s Restaurant & Bar brings back all the classics of the 1920s including buttermilk scones with strawberry & rose preserve, dainties such as elderflower profiterole, marzipan cupcake with citrus sour cream, sandwiches of chicken & walnut, ham & cheese, classic egg mayo.

Gluten Free and Vegan High Tea menus are available on request. Please complete our booking enquiry below and add any special dietary requirements in the ‘Special Requests’ section.

You can see our full menu below or download the PDF to your computer or phone so you can check it out any time.

Speciality teas at Cooke’s Restaurant & Bar High Tea



Auckland High Tea

Located in the heart of Queen Street at the Hotel Grand Windsor, Cooke’s Restaurant & Bar is one of the newest venues to enjoy high tea in Auckland.

There is a rather lovely symmetry between the history of high tea and the history of our very own Hotel Grand Windsor. Constructed in 1928, the building was originally built by restaurant and soda fountain company W.R Cooke & Son and began life as a tea-room and soda fountain.
Since the refurbishment of the hotel in 2017, we have gone back to our roots and the restoration of high tea to Cooke’s Restaurant & Bar is one of the final pieces in the puzzle.

Auckland High Tea

Located in the heart of Queen Street at the Hotel Grand Windsor, Cooke’s Restaurant & Bar is one of the newest venues to enjoy high tea in Auckland.

There is a rather lovely symmetry between the history of high tea and the history of our very own Hotel Grand Windsor. Constructed in 1928, the building was originally built by restaurant and soda fountain company W.R Cooke & Son and began life as a tea-room and soda fountain.
Since the refurbishment of the hotel in 2017, we have gone back to our roots and the restoration of high tea to Cooke’s Restaurant & Bar is one of the final pieces in the puzzle.

History of High Tea

The history of high tea is a little bit clouded. Some believe it was a meal for the working class, taken standing up or sitting on tall stools, thus ‘high’ tea. Others believe it was a meal for the upper class, taken at the table as opposed to afternoon tea which was taken whilst seated in low, comfortable chairs or sofas.

Whatever the origins, high tea has become synonymous with indulgence and our very own high tea, named Vari-tea for the wide variety of teas available retains all of the traditions of the original high teas from the mid-1700s.