Exclusively Friday & Saturday

Takahe Reserve High Tea

Our popular  “Takahe Reserve High Teas” are now available exclusively on Friday and Saturdays.

Seating sessions are available every Friday and Saturday at 11am and 1pm.

What better way to treat yourself or a loved one by enjoying a 3 tiered stand of yummy scones, savouries, sandwiches and sweet treats served alongside our Classical Charity Tea range. – You can even add a glass of Prosecco!

Our Reserve High Tea is ideal for any occasion!


Q: Why do I need to book and pay beforehand?
A: Booking and prepayment are essential, with all bookings to be finalised by 5pm on Tuesday before your booking.

These sessions are very very popular and unlike others that just use their existing cabinet food,  we have a specially designed High Tea Menu that our Baker makes to order that morning using the finest freshest ingredients, the tables are  traditionally decorated and our finest quality china is used.  The table is also booked for your exclusive use for extra time.

Q: What if I can’t make it?
A: If you decide to cancel, this will be refunded as long as it’s before 5pm on the Tuesday before your booking.

Our Reserve High Teas are delicately handcrafted to order & must be booked.

Q: What Dietary requirements do you cater for?
A: We are able to cater for many dietary requirements, with more to follow, so please contact us for more information on your specific requirements.

Our Chefs and Baker are very knowledgeable and have catered for many events where dietary requirements are critical.

Q: How much for 3 people?
A: Prices are per person & Minimum of 2 people per booking (Table for two setting) also bookings are for multiples of 2 and we currently have a maximum of 10 people per sitting.


Q: Do you have this date free?
A: Ideally, bookings should be made online as this is the quickest and fastest way to reserve you space and to see your date availability.

By telephone or in person, please ask one of our friendly staff. But you need to mention “Reserve High Tea”. Our team will also go through the same online booking in system.

Q: I have already booked a table for that date, I was hoping to get a High Tea.

A: As we also a restaurant and Bar we can’t automatically assume you are booking for our Reserve High Tea, you could be booking for a table for either lunch, brunch, or drinks.

Please Note:

To limit confusion due to some peoples interpretation around what is regarded as a high Tea, Please make sure you select or ask specifically for our “Takahe Reserve High Tea” as any other wording such as Devonshire tea, “tea for two”, “afternoon tea”, “Cream Tea” or “Coming for Tea” will be assumed as a table booking only for our yummy cabinet food.


To book:

  1. Go to our booking page (Top Right Banner)
  2. Select your preferred date (must be Friday or a Saturday to work)
  3. Select multiples of 2 people (or more) Must be in sets of two.
  4. Select High Tea button,
  5. Select 11am or 1pm (Only available at 11am and 1pm – if grayed out the times are unavailable)
  6. Select High Tea option (Tea or Prosecco), Click next,
  7. Read & Accept T&C
  8. Fill out your details, Click next,
  9. Review Summary and then click pay now.
  10. Complete payment to complete booking confirmation.

If in any doubt, please contact us. Booking confirmation will be sent out once payment has been made.

Sign Of The Takahe

Opening Hours

Normally we are open 6 days a week with a full exciting menu, however with the ongoing COVID19 levels changing and Government requirements please check google for our updated opening times.

Please use the below as a guide.

  • Monday
    • Closed
  • Tue & Wed
    • 9am to 3pm
    • Cafe & Bar
    • Cabinet food
  • Thurs – Sat
    • 9am to 9pm
    • Cafe & Bar
    • Cabinet food
    • Brunch & Dinner Menu
    • Friday & Saturday High Teas (11am – 1pm)
  • Sunday
    • 9am – 7pm
    • Cafe & Bar
    • Cabinet food
    • Brunch & Dinner Menu

Please feel free to connect to our social media channels for more information and any new events.

Where You Can Find Us



Sign Of The Takahe

Our Menus

Our Cabinet, Brunch, Dinner & Group menus are a tribute to classic Kiwi & European cuisine, giving you a taste of traditional fare with contemporary flair. Enjoy our carefully balanced and curated dishes complemented by our yummy wines.

Reserve High Tea

Our “Takahe Reserve High Teas” are exclusively seated sessions available Friday and Saturday at 11am & 1pm. What better way to treat yourself or a loved one by enjoying a 3 tiered stand of yummy scones, savouries, sandwiches and sweet treats.

The Perfect Wedding Venue

We have created wedding packages and special wedding offers to make the Sign of the Takahe the perfect wedding venue for your special day. Giving you the confidence to plan your wedding with no hidden extras. Alternatively, the versatility of the Garden can be adapted to create your own unique bespoke package to match your requirements.

Groups & Functions

Booking a group lunch or dinner? A corporate party or a product launch? You have come to the right place, we endeavour to make your booking and menu selections as easy as possible.  From a large smart sit down lunch, a casual evening cocktail gathering to a walking group catch up or a Staff Dinner French Buffet, our space transcends the ordinary. Corporate Parties, to Promotional Launches, A memorable event begins with a memorable location and the Takahe is a special venue.  This enchanting Building sets the perfect scene for a unique event. You’ll definitely be stimulating people’s imagination!

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