International foodies and trend forecasters have hailed 2018 as the year of plant-based eating, with Google reporting a 90% increase in searches for vegan food over the past year.  A growing public awareness, about produce security and sustainability, has taken the perception of ‘veganism’ from bland and boring, to tasteful and trendy.

Last year the Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa launched a Vegan Tasting Menu, and now there’s more for those on a plant-based diet to celebrate with the introduction of a Vegan High Tea.

Executive Pastry Chef Gina Marziani and her team, have created a plant-based High Tea menu that includes sandwiches and tortilla wraps with fried aubergines, roasted peppers and marinated tomato. On the sweet side there are forest berry jellies, Valrhona Manjari chocolate and peanut bons bons, and banana and oat cookies in the spread.

“High tea traditionalists will not be disappointed with our Valrhona Manjari chocolate and hazelnut cake and how could we not include the famous scone…our vegan take on this great tea classic, comes with jam and mixed berry compote,” enthuses Chef Marziani.

The Vegan High Tea is available daily in the Leopard Bar and Conservatory from 10h00 to 16h00 at R375 per person. 24 hours notice  is required for a booking.

For more information and to book, contact Restaurant Reservations on 021 437 9029 or