The best high tea restaurants in Mumbai

Schenelle Dsouza
Calling out all tea enthusiasts! If you’re someone who loves tea, then a high tea party is definitely one you’ll enjoy. Expanding their menu further, Monèr Bistro & Dessert Bar welcomed a new addition: a High Tea Menu. A delectable spread of sweet and savoury treats with refreshing tea blends, Monèr is one of the many restaurants that serve some of the best high tea menus.
Looking at only the best, here’s our pick of the most exquisite high tea restaurants in Mumbai.
Gallops, Mahalaxmi
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A British-styled restaurant with a cosy ambience, Gallops makes for a perfect high tea experience. Featuring four menus in rotation, both vegetarian and non-vegetarian; the scones with Highland cream remain constant. Other delights include classics like English Butter Cookies, chilli cheese toast, macarons and meringue tarts. The tea menu, which is from TGL Co, offers a selection of teas like Mogo Mogo Green Tea, Little Buddha Green Tea and Geisha Green Tea, along with regular ice tea, chai and coffee.
Monèr Bistro & Dessert Bar, Bandra West
Photo Courtesy: Monèr
Served in a traditional three-tiered platter, Monèr’s High Tea Menu is a sight to behold. An extravagant spread, the tiers consist of delicacies including finger sandwiches, an assortment of cookies and mini tea cakes, scones with a housemade jam and delicate macarons among other things. The tea itself is perfection in a cup with brews like Anandini Himalayan teas and handcrafted single-estate brews like the Snow Kissed Kashmir Infusion, Indian Bouquet tea and Russian breakfast tea. 
Sea Lounge, Colaba

Combining a mouthwatering spread of scones, tea cakes, sandwiches, tarts and macarons, the Sea Lounge inside the Taj Mahal Palace offers an à la carte menu with street classics like sev puri, dahivada, bhel puri and pani puri and pakoras. Serving royalty in a cup, the tea menu comprises options like Maharaja High Tea, Victorian Afternoon Tea along with flavourful blends from Darjeeling and Assam.
Taftoon, Bandra Kurla Complex
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An Indian take on an English high tea, Taftoon serves some delicious savoury treats like Kanpur Ki Aloo Chaat, Kheema Aur Kulcha, Calcutta Nizami Roll, and Mooli Ki Kachori, along with a selection of teas like Earl Grey, Bengali Lemon Tea, English Breakfast Tea and more.
Taj Mahal Tea House, Bandra
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Also called the Brooke Bond Taj Mahal Tea House, this quaint little cafe in Bandra serves a delicious range of teas featured in its high tea menu. Offering set platters in vegetarian and non-vegetarian and vegan options, the high tea menu includes some delectable options like samosas, cutlets, wraps, scones, puffs, tarts and sandwiches. The speciality of the restaurant, the tea menu, includes a variety of tea blends from all over the world including Black Spiced Teas, Coconut Pani Brew Teas, Cold Brew Iced Teas and Organic Teas.
The Champagne Lounge, Nariman Point
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Presenting a very relaxed ambience, The Champagne Lounge offers an exquisite high tea menu offering guests a choice of variations for each treat. This includes two finger sandwiches, two pastries, two homemade savouries and two Indian sweets along with traditional scones with clotted cream and a glass of Moët & Chandon for an additional price. A round of tea is also included with options including Herbal infusion teas as well as Signature Tea blends.
The Drawing Room, Lower Parel
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Known for their signature tea rituals, The Drawing Room in St. Regis offers three high tea variations including The Caroline Astor Afternoon Tea, The Indian Heritage Afternoon Tea and The St. Regis Afternoon Tea. Each of these variations come with select bites like scones with homemade reserve, finger sandwiches, sweet ensembles like fruit tarts, macarons, eclairs and tea cakes, and savoury bites like khandvi, samosa, Kathi roll, lamb sliders, along with handpicked tea infusions like Kashmiri Kahwa, Darjeeling Yellow Tea, Jasmine Pearl Tea and Mumbai Masala Chai to name a few.
The Lobby Lounge, Andheri East 
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Serving an à la carte menu, The Lobby Lounge at The Leela Palace offers a variety of gourmet treats like finger sandwiches, English muffins, Indian street treats like vada pav and samosa, desserts like macarons, tarts and pastries, complete with premium teas like Earl Grey, English Breakfast, Chamomile and Masala Chai.
Yauatcha, Bandra Kurla Complex
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A slightly different take on high tea, Yauatcha’s high tea menu does not include scones and biscuits but a rather different curation altogether. Guests get a choice of three dim sum baskets from a wide range of steamed, baked, grilled and pan-fried dim sums along with a pot of elaborate tea blends like Black Teas, Flower Teas, Green Teas and Blue Roasted Tea, finishing up with desserts like macarons, cakes, mousse and cheesecake.
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