Your rendezvous with good taste is The Winery
Welcome to the perfect meeting place. This central Auckland bar features luxurious, upholstered high-back chairs and an impressive international beverage list matched by exceptional service in a serene setting.
Sit back and relax with your favourite drink in The Winery lobby bar, where a wide range of light meals, wines and cocktails are served for your pleasure. The Winery is also the location of the daily Tiffin Afternoon Tea experience.
Tiffin at The Langham - an enchanting afternoon tea ritual
Tiffin at The Langham is the most enchanting way to spend time with friends, family and loved ones with a selection of delicious afternoon tea treats and an extensive range of the world’s finest tea and Champagnes.
Tiffin is the word that The Langham, Auckland has chosen to best describe the delicacy, decadence and delight of taking one of life's most enchanting pleasures - afternoon tea. Our expert pastry chefs have created an exquisite afternoon tea experience that surpasses all other afternoon teas in the land, and takes the afternoon tea experience at the five-star hotel, to an even higher level!
To further complement the Tiffin experience, The Langham serves two finest quality teas blended exclusively by The Langham Hotel's international Master Tea Blender, Mr Alex Probyn. These are The Langham Blend and the Palm Court Exotic Blend, both of which have been artfully created especially for Tiffin. Tea connoisseurs can purchase these gorgeous teas in pretty 80g presentation tins at NZ$24.95 at the hotel - they are ideal for gifts as well.
Tiffin Afternoon Tea - the ideal celebration to share
There is no finer way to celebrate friendship than the ritual of taking afternoon tea. We can arrange bookings and gift vouchers for an experience that will delight family, friends, colleagues and clients alike.
Tiffin at The Langham is served daily.
11:30am to 2pm
2.30pm to 4.30pm
Tiffin Afternoon Tea
NZ$45 per adult
NZ$55 per adult on Public Holidays
Champagne Tiffin Afternoon Tea
NZ$65 per adult
NZ$75 per adult on Public Holidays
Enjoy a glass of Louis Roederer Champagne with your afternoon tea for the ultimate celebration.
Please note, alcohol will only be served to those over the legal drinking age. Children aged 5-12 years are half price. Children four years of age and under are free of charge. Please ensure that there is one adult for every four children.
Reservations are essential. Please telephone (09) 300 2924 or email The Winery
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The History of Afternoon Tea
The tradition, reputedly started by Anna, the 7th Duchess of Bedford in the 1840s and first served at The Langham, London in 1865, is perfected every afternoon in the sumptuous surroundings of The Winery.
For the men of 19th century London it was commonplace to enjoy long extensive lunches punctuated with discussions of business and politics. By the 1840s this trend had resulted in evening meals becoming smaller and being served later, usually around 8.30pm in the evening. Women, as a result, were left with a very long break between meals as they waited for their husbands to return home for the evening meal. Enter our heroine, Lady Anna the 7th Duchess of Bedford (1783-1857). Tradition states that it was the Duchess who, finding herself hungry and experiencing a “sinking feeling” in the afternoon, began to have her servants sneak her a pot of tea and a few breadstuffs.
Soon, the Duchess, who was one of Queen Victoria’s ladies-in-waiting, began to invite friends to join her in her rooms at Belvoir Castle for an afternoon meal of cakes, sandwiches, assorted sweets and, of course, tea. By 1865, the concept had taken hold. The Langham, London, as the first grand hotel of Europe, was also the first to offer 'afternoon tea' . This tradition continues today in the form of Tiffin which is served every afternoon at Langham hotels the world over. The Langham, Auckland is delighted to be the home of Tiffin in New Zealand but The Langham, London can lay claim to being the original home of afternoon tea - with a bit of help from the Duchess of Bedford, of course.
For reservations telephone (09) 300 2924 or email The Winery
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