A gluten-free high tea at the Cellars-Hohenort

Life can be mundane, boring, exhausting. It can feel like an endless treadmill with no benefit of losing weight in sight (esp for us working moms!)

But it is for this exact reason that it’s always important to find moments to celebrate.

Recently my folks received some good news – yes, it comes with a whole heap of challenges but ultimately it’s great news.

They have been offered a place at their retirement village of choice and can move in a few months. Then they sold their house within 1 day which is unheard of in the current market!

There’s so much going on in both our lives that my mom and I don’t often find time to relax and chat and catch up so when the opportunity arose to pop in to enjoy High Tea at The Cellars-Hohenort I knew exactly who to invite to join me… my mom!

Imagine savoury treats such as roasted vegetable & goat’s cheese tarts, and beef & peppadew sosaties, followed by an array of sweet delights including Classic Madagascan chocolate cake, a Mélange of flavoured Cupcakes and Fresh fruit pavlovas – not to forget the traditional Finger sandwiches.

And the bonus is the The Cellars-Hohenort are very happy to accommodate all dietary requirements. Vegan? No problem. Gluten-free? Of course. Low Carb? With pleasure!

They were so lovely about providing me with a Gluten & Dairy Free tower of treats. (my instructions from my doctor if I want to get my Hypothyroid right!)

We sat down to indulge in a high tea of delights and didn’t move from our spot, literally sinking in to the embrace of the super soft couch.

The high tea also includes a selection of fragrant teas and coffees – but we opted to first enjoy a celebratory glass of bubbly! The bond had been approved on my mom’s house sale and things are moving in the right direction.

You see – it’s about FINDING the things to celebrate in life!

Served daily in the Sun Lounge, on the Conservatory Terrace or in the Palm Arch, the High Tea is the perfect way to celebrate.

Whether you have a special family birthday, hen party, baby shower or just want to get a group of girls together to toast your “tribe”, The Cellars-Hohenort is a beautiful spot to escape the pressures of daily life for a few hours…. and don’t forget a wander through their gardens will refresh your soul!


The High Tea at The Cellars-Hohenort Hotel in Constantia, Cape Town, is served daily from 15h00 to 17h00. The cost is a very reasonable R245 per person which includes tea or coffee. Stands are served when there are less than 12 guests while a buffet is on offer for 12 and more guests.


Contact Details

The Cellars-Hohenort Hotel

93 Brommersvlei Road, Constantia Heights

Tel: +27 (0) 21 794 2137

Email: reservations@collectionmcgrath.com

Bookings are essential and special dietary requirements need to be booked 24 hours in advance.



Kathryn Rossiter

Kathryn is a South African lifestyle blogger and mom of 2 who has been blogging daily for over 9 years! She writes about travel, health, beauty, fashion, decor and family... but not food (unless it's food she's eaten made by someone else) as she is a hopeless cook. She only wakes up early for 2 things... a red-eye flight to somewhere exotic and early morning game drives. She has just finished an extensive home renovation and would prefer to never see another box again. She's never met a chocolate or glass of bubbles that she didn't like!

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