The Cellars-Hohenort High Tea in the Constantia Valley

Winona Griggs

The Cellars-Hohenort High Tea: A Stylish Spread For Any Occasion

When it comes to indulging in a luxurious high tea, look no further than the Cellars-Hohenort. Nestled in the Constantia Valley, this historic and charming hotel offers the perfect setting for any special occasion, whether it be a birthday, anniversary, reunion, wedding, or the arrival of a new baby. With its beautiful surroundings and exquisite service, it’s no wonder that the Cellars-Hohenort is a top choice for high tea lovers.

As I sit in the bright and airy Greenhouse, or perhaps on the Hohenort Terrace, or even under the delightful Palm Arch, I can’t help but be captivated by the peacefulness and natural beauty of the hotel’s gardens. It’s as if time slows down, allowing me to fully immerse myself in the moment and savor each bite of the delectable pastries prepared by the talented pastry team.

What’s on the menu?

Imagine a truly delectable and exquisitely presented feast, carefully crafted by executive chef Tronette Dippenaar. That’s exactly what you’ll find on the Classic High Tea menu. Taking inspiration from the finest hotels worldwide, this four-course spread is a true work of art.

First up are the finger sandwiches, a staple of any high tea experience. You have the classic cucumber sandwich, along with indulgent options like salmon and goat’s cheese with roasted tomato. And to celebrate our local flavors, we’ve added a biltong pinwheel for a unique twist.

The second course is a tantalizing array of savory bites. From quiches and foldovers to creamy camembert panna cotta, every bite is a burst of flavor. Don’t miss out on the arancini and salmon cornets, which are sure to leave you wanting more.

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Now, prepare yourself for a journey into the realm of sweets. It’s a deep dive into sheer deliciousness. Our warm scones, served with jam and Chantilly cream, will transport you to a place of pure bliss. And that’s just the beginning. Choux puffs filled with a heavenly mixture of berries and rose, delectable cheesecakes, and an assortment of cakes featuring flavors like chocolate, coffee, caramel, and tropical fruit await you.

You’ll be amazed by the artistry and creativity of our Classic High Tea menu. From delicate finger sandwiches to mouthwatering desserts, every element has been carefully curated to provide an unforgettable dining experience. So why wait? Treat yourself to this culinary masterpiece today.

Welcome to the feast! I’ve got a great selection of loose-leaf Nigiro teas, rooibos, and herbal infusions for you to enjoy. Our hotel blend of green rooibos with fruits, flowers, herbs, and Liz McGrath rose petals will transport you to a special place. And if you’re not a tea person, don’t worry – we also have coffee available. To kick things off, we’ll start with a welcome glass of L’Ormarins Brut Rosé, setting the perfect tone for an elegant experience right in the heart of Constantia.

Before we get started, I want to remind you that we can accommodate any special dietary requirements with 24 hours’ notice. It’s important to book in advance to secure your spot.

Now, let’s talk logistics. The feast will be happening on Saturdays and Sundays, with two time slots available: 11am – 1pm and 2pm – 4pm. The cost is R435 for adults and R215 for children aged 4-11 years. If you have any questions or want to make a booking, you can reach us at 021 794 2137 or And just in case you’re wondering where to find us, we’re located at 93 Brommersvlei Road, Constantia, Cape Town.

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