What a way to spend a leisurely Saturday afternoon, surrounded by good friends, good conversation and of course, good food as we were about to be indulged for High Tea.


Being in the countryside always forces one to change gears, and being in the lounge of The Grand Roche Hotel in Paarl was certainly no different. By default everyone was more relaxed, more accommodating and just ready to soak up what was on offer….or maybe it was just the welcoming bubbly we received on arrival that had that effect. The Villiera Starlight Brut NV, was on offer and was most certainly enjoyed by all, crisp and delicate made with 50% Chardonnay, 30% Pinot Noir and 20% Pinotage grapes.

We had a choice of enjoying our Tea outside on the terrace or inside the comfortable lounge area, because it was scorching hot,we decided on enjoying our tea in the lounge area relaxing on the couches.



Selection of Teas: English breakfast | Ceylon | Rooibos | Green Tea | Chamomile

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Assortment of Savoury and Sweet Treats which includes:

Cucumber Sandwiches | Ham & Cheese Sandwiches |

Parma Ham, Olives, Sun Dried Tomatoes, & Parmesan Cheese

Chocolate Dipped Fruit | Home Made Mini Scones | Apple Crumble |

Chocolate Brownie with Whipped Cream | Fruit Tartlets | Profiteroles

First on offer was an array of delicious savoury treats, cured meats, cucumber sandwiches etc. There was an amazing variety of Tea on offer from the traditional varietal to the more exotic and fruit infused. Options to keep even the most ardent tea aficionado entertained.


Next was the sweet treats that consisted of the most delicious scone I have ever had, moist carrot cake and milk tart, not to mention the decadent chocolate coated strawberry just to name a few.

This is the perfect way to unwind with your clan after a hectic week and just indulge yourself, so go on…reward yourself, you deserve it!


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Restaurant Info:

Grande Roche Hotel

1 Plantasie str



Tel No: +27 21 863-5100

Email: reserve@granderoche.co.za

Written for JAR PHOTOGRAPHY by Mario Arendse

Photography for JAR PHOTOGRAPHY by Jason “Dubbz” Petersen







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