I won a perfectly times Easter High Tea – James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor , Wellington.


I had a very well timed win on a Facebook competition on the page of the James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor, the prize was for two people to have their Easter High Tea. My friend Liz and I had just been pondering over meeting up while she was down from Auckland over the Easter period. As Liz and I last did High Tea at The Langham, this win was perfect and we had another very lovely High Tea.

We were lucky enough to get a seat by the window, it is always lovely to look at roof tops and a harbour. We both really enjoyed the High Tea and the choices of tea that went with it. It was plentiful and we have to confess to bringing the Cadbury Creme Eggs and shortbread bunnies home for our families.

This was a very well balanced High Tea and each piece tasted different. I thought the savoury selection was particularly lovely and varied. I would certainly come back for High Tea here, there were a few large groups arriving as we left. They have plenty of room and it is a good spot for group catch up.

Easter High Tea Menu

Chocolate dipped strawberries

Hot cross bun with jam and cream

Easter bunny biscuits with chocolate ears

Cadbury Creme Eggs


Vanilla cheesecake with a green tea dusting

Chai cream brulée

French macaroon

Mini chocolate tart


Lemon ginger roast chicken sandwich

Vegetarian rice paper roll

Tea smoked Aoraki salmon wrap

Spinach and feta roll

Lamb & mint croquette


Thank you James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor, I will be back.