Back in 1840, Anna – the Duchess of Bedford – started the Afternoon tea trend simply because she was hungry. The waiting period between lunch and dinner was too long, and she would feel hungry around 3-4 PM. Then she asked fod a tray filled with tea, brean and butter and cake to be brought to her room. Then her friends started joining her, creating the trend that we all love until this day. Eventhough we are in Bali, that doesn’t mean we cannot enjoy this. As a matter of fact, many restaurants and hotels served them. So, as ussual, we choose the best one for you. Ladies, shall we?
1. FASHION A TO TEA
Where: The Lounge at Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort
Price: IDR 129.000++ per person
Reservation: +62361 846 5555
It is so simple: the food, the view and the service makes the Afternoon Tea service here one of our favourite yet. The Lounge is this big beautiful space that faces the Kuta Beach, making it the ultimate spot to enjoy the Sunset. Right in the center, is a pretty display of cakes, macaroons and all things sweet at the Tea Boutique. You can choose three cakes, here, along with your tea. Then from the menu, you can choose three savory dishes from Bene and Feast. So you’ll get a mix of Italian and Balinese fusion bites. For the tea, they have Dilmah Tea-tails, featuring Cold-infused Gin + Tonic, with infusions such as Earl Grey Tea, Thyme & Strawberry or Orange Peel & Rosemary, plus the signature Cinnamon Bliss – a concoction of Rose & French Vanilla tea, cinnamon-infused vodka and Chambord. If you get the afternoon tea, you can also get pool access. So, yeay!
2. HIGH TEA BY THE BEACH
Where: The Anvaya Beach Resort Bali
Price: IDR 155.000++ for one person
Reservation: +62361 751 267
Where do you want to have your afternoon tea? Is it in the beautiful lounge overlooking the garden, at Kunyit Restaurant where you can watch the busy streets of Kartika Street, or Sands Restaurant with the gorgeous beach in front of you? Choose a spot and enjoy the scrumptious selections of pastries, traditional cake, scones served with tea, coffee or juices. Their tea time starts at 3PM-5PM. They serve it in a traditional three tier tray that makes it picture perfect. Now, we’re doing it royalty style.
3. SUNSET HIGH TEA
Where: Sunset Cabana at Alila Villas Uluwatu
Price: IDR 405.000++ for one person
Reservation: +62361 848 2166
If you ever need a reason to come and enjoy the breathtaking view of Alila Uluwatu, try their Afternoon tea. Seated in the Sunset Cabana overlooking the glistening Indian Ocean and enjoy mouthwatering savoury and sweet selection. Their savory menu includes Potato ball with cheese and nutmeg, Prawn toast with wasabi mayonnaise, Quiche, or Toasted bread with smoked salmon mousse and black olive. Meanwhile for the sweets, they’ve got Chocolate chilly bouchon, Coconut lime Madeline, and of course Raisin scones served with vanilla cream and orange preserve. Their Afternoon tea is available from 4pm-5pm.
4. TRADITIONAL TREATS GALORE
Where: Wrapped at Four Points Bali Kuta
Price: IDR 99.000++ for two persons
Reservation: +62361 849 6606
Treat yourself with a selection of delicious Traditional Afternoon Tea Treats, save some space for dessert to reward yourself and even more memorable with Traditional Balinese Dance, served in a bright & airy semi-indoor classy casual bar. Everyday from 3 PM to 5 PM, for only IDR 99,000++/person at Wrapped.
5. STANDING HIGH TEA
Where: Standing Stones at The Royal Purnama
Price: IDR 150.000++ for one person
Reservation: +62361 849 3706
Everybody has been flocking to Standing Stones for their, well, standing stones. As a landmark, it catches the eye of the hipster and the instagram thrill-seekers. However, they are so much than that for Chef Jay always cooks up a magnificent cuisine for the guest. To have a taste, try their afternoon tea, which feature freshly made pastries, cakes and biscuits. For the tea, they have a selection of eight Femmes Dammann French loose leaf teas, including Standing Stone’s signature Earl Grey Blend. You can have it by the garden or the restaurant, overlooking the beautiful black sand beach and, of course, the standing stones. We love it!
6. HEAVENLY HIGH TEA
Where: Herb Library at Alaya Jembawan
Price: IDR 195.000++ for one person
Reservation: +62361 908 3289
Conjure your mood with our calming wellness atmosphere while enjoying different sweet and savoury delights, served with a choice of special teas and coffees. However, you have to brace yourself, because the Herb Library will serve 16 items on the beautiful three tiered bamboo tray. As a vegan restaurant, we sure are amazed on what they can come up with. All are super good, and most definitely one-of-a-kind. You can try their Heavenly High Tea every first Sunday of the month, at 3pm. Make sure you reserve for this one.
7. HIGH TEA PACKAGE
Where: Metis Lounge
Price: IDR 210.000++ for two persons
Reservation: +62361 4737 888
Whatever you eat at Metis, you know it’s gonna be delicious and fancy. Their afternoon tea comes in two version. The Alamanda Package / IDR 210.000++ for two persons which includes nine sweet cakes and coffee or tea. Meanwhile, the Melati Package / IDR 325.000++ for two persons includes 11 sweet and savory combos with their coffee or tea. Their High Tea is available everyday from 4 to 7 PM in Metis Lounge and Le Jardin.
Price: IDR 125.000++ per person
Reservation: +62851 0057 0888
We all know and love Biku for their dessert table. However, if you haven’t heard, tea is their specialty. Their tea list consists of over 50 different varieties from the world’s foremost tea-growing regions. High tea is served from 11am-6pm every day. We offer a traditional afternoon tea, as well as our own Asian and breakfast renditions. Each is served on fine-bone china, and bubbles are available upon request. They have an option of Traditional Afternoon Tea / IDR 125.000++ per person, Asian High Tea for Two / IDR 250.000++ per person. They also have children’s high tea comes with cupcakes, gingerbread men, and all the sandwiches they love for IDR 40.000++.