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Indulge in High Tea at Parliament House in Brisbane

If you are looking for a once-in-a-lifetime experience, you won’t want to miss the high tea at Brisbane’s Queensland Parliament House. With a variety of dates to choose from, simply choose your preferred date and book now to secure your reservation.

Queensland Parliament High Tea

Whether it’s a special occasion or just an afternoon’s indulgence, we invite you to experience the unique pleasure of taking a traditional high tea in the elegant Strangers’ Dining room, accompanied by live classic music. Every high tea features:

  • A selection of elegantly presented sweet and savoury delicacies, both classic and contemporary favourites
  • A selection of tea, herbal teas or coffee served in Parliamentary fine china
  • Optional sparkling wine or Champagne available for purchase on the day, or inclusion as a package upgrade
  • An optional tour of Parliament House*

*Please note, tours are optional and subject to change due to Parliamentary proceedings.

Available upcoming High Tea dates are for our Christmas High Tea

2024 High Tea dates now available for bookings are:

We recommend arriving at least 15 minutes early to allow for arrival registration and security checks.


  • Traditional High Tea             $60.00 per person
  • Sparkling Wine Upgrade      $70.00 per person
  • Champagne Upgrade           $80.00 per person

*pricing does not include booking fee

For group bookings of 20+ guests, please contact our team directly to book.

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Parliamentary Annexe,
69 Alice Street, Brisbane, QLD 4000
From $60pp
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Experience High Tea Like Never Before

With its opulence and exquisite menu, high tea at Queensland Parliament House is an experience you will never forget. Located in the exclusive Strangers’ Restaurant, enjoy high tea in an exquisite heritage setting in the heart of the Brisbane city.

From the restaurant’s classically designed interior to its world-class tea selection and Parliament fine china, every detail has been meticulously considered to ensure that our guests receive nothing but the best from the moment they step inside.

You’ll dine in the same room that has hosted dignitaries from around the world while we cater to your every need. Whether you are celebrating a special occasion or just want to experience one of the best high teas in Brisbane, we are here to make your day special. Book your table today.

Explore Our Carefully Curated Tea Selection

High tea is a time-honoured tradition in Queensland. Our tea and coffee selection allows you to embrace that tradition. We take immense pride in curating a wide variety of tea blends to cater to every palate. From classic black teas to soothing herbal infusions and exotic teas, each brew is a masterpiece in itself.

Indulge in Delicate Pastries Crafted by Our Parliamentary Chefs

Whether you’re craving savoury or sweet, you’ll be delighted by our handcrafted pastry collection. Our selection includes classic treats and distinctive pastries skilfully crafted by our talented pastry chefs, who bring years of experience to every bite.

Discover Our Wine and Champagne Menu

In addition to our extensive tea and coffee selection, we also have a large selection of local Queensland wine and champagne to enhance your afternoon tea. Our wine and champagne selections pair perfectly with our light pastries and will add a sophisticated twist to this delectable meal.

Experience the Elegance of Brisbane’s Beautiful Landmarks

Brisbane is celebrated for its natural allure with the enchanting Botanic Gardens and the serene River Walk in the heart of the city. Strangers’ Restaurant is conveniently located just minutes away from these landmarks, making it an ideal choice for your high tea experience. After indulging in the ambience of Strangers’ Restaurant, take a stroll through the nearby Botanical Gardens. Immerse yourself in the tranquillity of this urban oasis, adding an extra layer of charm to your visit.

Unwind as Live Music Plays in the Background

High tea at Queensland Parliament House is all about the ambience, and our live music adds just the right touch to your experience. Our talented harpist will play a symphony of joyful classical music in the background as you dine, adding to the unique experience.

Embrace a Piece of Queensland’s Rich Heritage

Located in Brisbane, Queensland Parliament House stands as a living testament to history. Opened in 1868, it is both the seat of the Queensland government and a symbol of Brisbane’s rich heritage. When you choose to dine with us, you’re not only savouring exquisite cuisine, you’re also immersing yourself in the rich tapestry of our historical legacy.

Relish in the Tradition of High Tea

While tea has been an integral part of British culture since the reign of King Charles II in the 1660s, high tea or afternoon tea evolved in the nineteenth century, around the time the Queensland Parliament House was built. It was an essential part of Victorian culture and was popular among both the working class and British aristocracy.

British settlers brought this tradition to Queensland, where it has remained popular with people across the city and the state. Our high tea brings this tradition to life while breathing new life into this mid-day meal. We seamlessly blend new flavours with classical music, architecture and history.

Located in the Exclusive Strangers’ Restaurant

The Strangers’ Restaurant at Queensland Parliament House has its own rich history. Initially, only for male members of Parliament, it was opened to the public in 2006 and has since become one of the most beloved dining establishments in the state. It was built in 1865 along with the rest of the Parliament House and still features its classic Renaissance Revival design. This allows you to step back in time while embracing the cherished tradition of high tea.

Take a Tour of Parliament Before or After High Tea

The Queensland Parliament House is home to the legislative branch of Queensland’s state government, making it a cornerstone of political life in Brisbane.

In addition to our high tea, you can also take this opportunity to tour the Parliament House and see state legislature in action. Tours run after the enjoying your high tea, times include 12:45 pm, 1:00 pm and 1:15 pm. Bookings are essential and can be made when purchasing your high tea ticket. These tours provide a fascinating insight into our Queensland state history.

How Our High Tea in Brisbane Works

Step 1: Select Your Date
Click the “Get Tickets” button to choose your preferred date and purchase your tickets on Eventbrite. Whether it’s a special occasion or a casual get-together, we are here to accommodate you.

Step 2: Arrive Early
On the day of your reservation, arrive a little early to prepare yourself for the regal treat that awaits you. Our staff will be ready to welcome you with a warm smile.

Step 3: Be Prepared to Be Delighted
As you take your seat, you’ll be greeted with a selection of tea and coffee. From there, our wait staff will guide you through our extensive selection of pastries and other dishes. Book your reservation today.

Join Us for One of the Best High Teas in Brisbane

There can be no doubt that high tea at the Queensland Parliament House is an experience that you will cherish. If you are ready to enjoy high tea at its finest, book your table today to secure your spot.

Looking for a private dining experience?

Queensland Parliament offers a wide variety of spaces available for private dining ranging from an intimate experience for 10 guests in our private Cellar room through to our Speaker’s Dining Room, sprawling with natural light, overlooking the Speaker’s Green that can accommodate up to 20 guests.

Speak to our friendly team to discover the possibilities.