Join us for High Tea at Bacchus every Tuesday to Friday at 2.30pm, or Saturday & Sunday afternoons from 1.30pm. Reservations can be made by emailing email@example.com calling (07) 3364 0837 or book direct here.
Our Bacchus Restaurant is happy to accommodate different types of dietaries separately, such as gluten free, dairy free, vegetarian and vegan with notice at no additional cost.
Tea consumption increased dramatically during the early Nineteenth century and it is around this time that Anna, the 7th Duchess of Bedford is said to have complained of ‘having that sinking feeling’ during the late afternoon. The solution for the Duchess was a pot of tea and a light snack, taken privately in her boudoir during the afternoon. Later friends were invited to join her in rooms at Woburn Abbey and this summer practice proved so popular that the Duchess continued it when she returned to London, sending cards to her friends asking them to join her for 'tea and a walking in the fields’.
Other social hostesses quickly picked up on the idea and the practice became respectable enough to move it into the drawing room. Before long all of fashionable society was sipping tea and nibbling sandwiches in the middle of the afternoon.
The elegant surroundings of Bacchus provide the perfect setting for this quintessentially English experience. As with everything we do, attention to detail is key and our High Tea is fit for a Queen. We have imported the very finest William Edwards bone China from England - the same crockery used at The Goring, where the late Queen Mother enjoyed taking High Tea.
Quintessential High Tea
FORTY TWO DOLLARS PER PERSON
BRAZILIAN CHEESE PUFFS WITH SHISO LEAF TRUFFLED EGG CROISSANT SMOKED SALMON & DILL CRÈME FRAÎCHE ON TOMATO BREAD BLACK BRIOCHE WITH CHICKEN & CELERY HERITAGE HAM & SWEET MUSTARD PICKLE ON WHITE BREAD
FRESHLY BAKED SCONES ‘BONNE MAMAN’ FRENCH RASPBERRY PRESERVE CHANTILLY CREAM POLENTA & ORANGE CAKE WITH LAVENDER SYRUP
PISTACHIO & RASPBERRY DELIGHT EARL GREY PEAR AND CARAMEL SLICE RUSSIAN TEA CAKE DULCE DE LECHE CHOCOLATE TART RASPBERRY MACARON
SELECTION OF CONTINUOUS HARNEY & SONS FINE TEAS
Chandon Sparkling High Tea
FIFTY SEVEN DOLLARS PER PERSON
Our Quintessential High Tea served with a glass of Chandon Brut NV on arrival
Rosé Sparkling High Tea
FIFTY NINE DOLLARS PER PERSON
Our Quintessential High Tea served with a glass of Chandon Rosé NV on arrival
Moët Champagne High Tea
SIXTY FIVE DOLLARS PER PERSON
Our Quintessential High Tea served with a glass of Moët et Chandon NV on arrival
Dom Pérignon Champagne High Tea
ONE HUNDRED & TEN DOLLARS PER PERSON
Our Quintessential High Tea served with a glass of Dom Pérignon 2008 on arrival
Selection of Harney & Sons Fine Teas
Bacchus Bespoke Blend
Our English breakfast tea is an ancient pedigree. Researchers have traced its heritage back to the black tea the English drank regularly in the 1800s.
Our Earl Grey tea blend uses teas from India & China, blended with natural oil of bergamot.
High in the mountains, deep in the mists that surround the Himalayas is Darjeeling ~ Queen of Teas ~. Our Darjeeling tea is a blend of first flush and Autumnal teas from the best gardens.
In homage to this beautiful city, a blend was created reminiscent of one of Paris’ most popular. A fruity black team with vanilla & caramel flavours & a hint of lemony bergamot.
Hot Cinnamon Spice
Our most popular flavoured tea, this is an assertive blend of black teas, three types of cinnamon, orange peel & sweet cloves, for those who enjoy a hot sweet flavour.
Jasmine, Dragon Pearl
This is a masterpiece from Fuan, China. Beautiful hand rolled pearls are gently infused with the floral essences from jasmine flowers.
The rich flavours of Thailand are the inspiration for this tasty blend. It is a combination of green tea, lemongrass, vanilla, coconut and ginger.
The marriage of herbal redbush, cranberry, and oranges has a wildly sweet smooth aroma, a cool minty flavour. The blend is at once refreshing & soothing.
Egypt provides us with the finest chamomile flowers of which we use only flower heads - No extenders producing a tisane with definite body.
From Oregon comes a marvellous, brisk peppermint. The peppermint leaves from this area produce a great smelling and crisp tasting tisane.
The full leaves of premium Ti Quan Yin Oolong are deliciously infused with tangy pomegranate to create this inspiring, yet complex full-bodied blend.
Bacchus Bespoke Blend
A fine complex coffee with full body, balanced fruit & acid tones & a long lingering chocolaty finish.
Bacchus High Tea Cocktails
Bellini Raspberry Puree, topped with Prosecco 20
Aperol Spritz Aperol, topped with Prosecco, dash of soda water, garnished with orange wheel 20
Bacchus Iced Tea Harney and Sons Tea, Gin, Lemon, syrup, fresh orange juice, rosemary, thyme 20
Sparkling & Champagne by the Glass
NV Domaine Chandon Brut Yarra Valley, Victoria 17
NV Domaine Chandon Rosé Yarra Valley, Victoria 19
NV Moët et Chandon Brut Impérial Épernay, France 25