10 October 2013

{Feeling Fancy}: High Tea at The Oyster Box

After arriving at The Oyster Box, it didn't take long to realize that the establishment has become much more than just a hotel.  In addition to offering accommodation, it's made itself open to the broader community in such a way that there is something for everyone.  Whether it's a dining experience at The Grill Room, a pamper session at the spa, or a cocktail on the balcony of the Lighthouse Bar, it seems as though new faces are constantly walking through its doors to take advantage of all that the venue has to offer.  Out of everything though, the High Tea quite possibly takes the cake... literally.


Just minutes after confirming our booking at The Oyster Box, I phoned to reserve our spot for the High Tea.  From what I'd been told, if there was one thing we couldn't miss, it was this.

As we made our way to The Palm Court that Sunday afternoon, we weren't too sure what to expect aside from pure foodie heaven.  And my jaw dropped as soon as the massive table containing every sweet and savoury treat imaginable came into view.  There were cupcakes, custards, quiches, cakes, scones and pastries as far as the eye could see.  It was true love at first sight for a sugar // carboholic like myself.

While Jurgen settled into his chair and began considering what tea he would like, I was already busy pacing the lengths of the high tea table and filling my plate to the brim.  I then proceeded to take an obnoxious amount of photos as Jurgen eventually got around to filling his plate as well.  Finally taking our seats, what followed was indulgence as we had never experienced before.  Every bite seemed to taste even better than the last and we gladly took the liberty of helping ourselves to seconds and thirds.  It was nothing short of glorious and well worth each and every inch of our rapidly expanding waistlines.  

No question about it, if you really want to treat yourself, this is the way to do it.


My only advice: Arrive hungry... starving even.
You're going to want to have room to enjoy this for all it's worth.

The High Tea is available at The Oyster Box daily from 2:30pm - 5:00pm at a rate of R185 {$20} per person.  Reservations are essential and can be booked online here.

26 comments:

  1. I have never wanted to enjoy High Tea so much in my entire life.

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    1. I never even knew high tea could be enjoyable until we did this. Who would have known that it's about so much more than the tea itself?!

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  2. That looks like HEAVEN! YUM!

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    1. I must admit... it may have been the closest to heaven on earth that I've ever been. Pure sugar packed amazing-ness!

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  3. oh. my. goodness. That looks like the most amazing thing ever. Why do we not have tea here in Canada!? silly.
    www.thisanalogadventure.com

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    1. If all high teas are like the one at The Oyster Box, I think they should be everywhere! Although my waistline probably wouldn't agree ;)

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  4. .... I need to go find some cupcakes after reading this post!! Definitely looks super delicious! :)

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    1. Looking through these photos makes me want to grab a cupcake too!

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  5. amazing! I need to do this immediately. I've never done high tea before (I'm clearly not fancy enough) but I want to!

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    1. Umm, I agree! You definitely need to do this immediately. I'd never done high tea before either... because I had no idea that it's about so much more than just tea! Had I known that sugar heaven was awaiting me, this would have happened much sooner.

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  6. I love high tea - it's always such a decadent experience! Those meringues look phenomenal, and the overall decor of the Oyster Box looks beautiful. Must have been quite a memorable experience!

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    1. This was actually my first high tea and now I'm hooked. Although I have a hunch that it will be difficult for any future high teas to top the one at The Oyster Box :)

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  7. OMW if Cedric sees this he will ban me from going to the Oyster Box! haha
    Yummyyyy!
    http://johced-ourjourneytoeverywhere.blogspot.com/
    xxx

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    1. Amazing, right!? Jurgen was nice and went with me for this, but next time I think I'll try and go with a group of girls ;) I feel like men just can't fully appreciate the wonder of a table full of sweets!

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  8. Would love to go there someday!!! Those cupcakes!!!!

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  9. Omg, this is heaven! The foodie in me just about died when I saw all the things you enjoyed there! :) I have a huge sweet tooth, so I would have behaved just like you did! :)

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  10. Wow! This looks incredible :) (especially those cupcakes)!

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  11. ho.ly.crap.
    so many good looking pastries in once place, I don't even know what to think. and I'm not even there in person!

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  12. WOW! This looks like a place waiting to be explored. Those pictures have my sweet tooth on high mode- they are lusting after those sweet treats. I love high tea. I studied abroad in London, and tea time was something to look forward to every day!

    Cheers!
    Akshara
    Simply Akshara

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  13. How divine. I need to have high tea, immediately.

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  14. Ooooooh man, this looks AMAZING!! I am glad that you enjoyed every last bite!

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  15. it's 10am. I just had a bagel. and now I want High Tea sweets.

    THANKS A LOT.

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  16. These pics are BAD!!!

    .........

    Bad for my diet ;)

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