Inspired by the romance of traditional provincial France, Tallebudgera's Teavine House offers a centrepiece vintage-styled tearoom set among sprawling lawns, leafy patios and breezy gardens, providing an enchanted setting for traditional high tea or relaxed all-day dining.
Located in the beautiful Tallebudgera Valley within 15 minutes drive of the Gold Coast airport and 5 minutes from iconic Burleigh Beach, Teavine House is a warm yet exclusive venue where time itself almost stops.
Visitors can savour the best quality artisan teas, sourced from around the globe, served from an exquisite range of beautiful teacups and teapots, which the hosts have gathered over during a lifetime of travels. More than just a timeless social ritual, tea culture has played a key role in shaping the histories of countries all over the world. Teavine House has cultivated a little of the rich history of traditional high tea for visitors to experience.
Elegantly clad staff serve high tea with a sense of ceremony, tinkering the bell to announce the tiers of petite sweet and savoury treats being placed before guests, who cannot help but be delighted by the divine patisseries, petite savoury delights, dainty ribbon sandwiches, exquisite sweet treats, freshly baked signatures scones and homemade strawberry jam. A children’s high tea menu is available along with gluten-free and vegan options if you advise your dietary requirements when booking. Bookings are essential for seatings available from Thursday to Sunday for two to 35 people.
An eclectic range of unique gifts, unusual treasures and jewellery inspired by the style and romance of Paris’ iconic Avenue des Champs-Elysees is also available in the Teavine House Boutique. Stroll past a fascinating display of the fashionable undergarments of Queen Victoria and the Regency Era, past the restroom’s feature glass vanity, into the lush grounds and explore the olde worlde chapel, footbridge, carriage and gazebo.
Life is short – eat cake!
By Michaela Lyons