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After much deliberation, sleepless nights and soul searching I have made the difficult decision to sell my beloved Tea House. Operating for 5 years I now need to take a little more time for me and concentrate on just one business. Our last day of trading will be Sunday the 19th of March. If you have gift vouchers please come in and see us soon.
Thank you to all my gorgeous customers, high tea ladies, dinner guests, wedding couples and tea drinkers who have supported the business over the years.
I have thoroughly enjoyed serving up beautiful food, tea in antique teapots, using vintage china that is normally only used for special occasions and all inside the quaint little 1890's Tea House villa.
Thank you to all my staff over the years who have helped me to create and operate this unique and beautiful venue.


The Tea House was open in April 2012 out of a desire to make a place where people would feel like they were being treated.  
A place that had a unique interior, world class food and service, a major emphasis on quality and customer experience. 
A place to come to, to be removed from the day to day, to get together with friends and family in a beautiful environment, enjoying great food and great company.
A place for a special occasion.  A High Tea event, a luncheon,  a wedding, a birthday party or just a place to meet for a pot of delicious tea.

A place, a house, your house.
The Tea House

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During the day you can choose from High Tea or our delicious Lunch menu. Alternatively, just come in and experience Harney and Sons Fine Tea presented in delicate vintage china  and our exceptional range of sweets treats. Coffee lovers will find that our C4 coffee is exceptional too.

Our beautiful dining rooms are available to be hired in the evening for groups.  A minimum of 15 people on a set menu will see us open up just for you.  Click here for our function information pack

A very special event calls for a very special venue. At The Tea House, we specialise in hosting functions and events.
You will find our stylish setting perfect for weddings, hens parties, baby showers, corporate functions, birthday parties and many more. Our stunning venue and very experienced team are here to help you create a memorable occasion.
Simply phone us today to discuss your needs

Set in a quaint 1890’s villa in the country town of Lincoln

Set in a quaint 1890’s villa in the country town of Lincoln, The Tea House will treat you to something special every day.
From the moment you walk down our chandelier lit hallway, you will be warmly greeted by our knowledgeable staff who will make you feel very welcome in “our” house. Nestle into our luxurious velvet chairs and enjoy the unique and old world charm of yesteryear. Call ahead to book or simply pop in and enjoy tea served the way it should be.
On the 30th of July we won the Tourism Award at the Sensational Selwyn Awards gala dinner.  The awards recognises outstanding businesses and individuals in the Selwyn area.  The Selwyn district goes from Arthurs Pass to the Rakaia River.  We entered in the Tourism sector due to the 100s of people who visit The Tea House every week who are from out of our region.  We are very proud to have taken away this award against some very strong competition.  The Tea House is not only a great place to have a delicious treat but is also a great  destination and now an award winning tourist attraction also

Only a 17min drive from Christchurch City through the beautiful countryside

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Business hours 

Thursday - Sunday
9am - 5pm
Open all other times by arrangement for group bookings (15+)

For bookings please call us today on 03 325 7242.
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