Signature High Tea by Just Teddy for a limited time at The Winston Hotel

If you have been craving for a decadent high tea served in a luxurious garden setting, then I have good news for you!

A drool-worthy collaboration between two bespoke brands, The Winston Hotel and Just Teddy Fine Boulangerie & Pâtisserie, has resulted in a high tea experience with a curated menu that will raise the bar in the high tea sector to new heights.

Jo’burgers will be familiar with the Just Teddy brand, who also have a busy restaurant in Hyde Park Corner. I’ve been before and enjoyed a beautiful lunch. But now you can experience their famous high tea in the tranquil garden setting of The Winston Hotel.

Commencing the weekend of 29 October, High Tea by Just Teddy will be served in two sittings every Saturday and Sunday for a limited time only at The Winston Hotel in Rosebank, Johannesburg. This unique partnership between the Millat Investments owned hotel and Just Teddy in an ideal, classic hotel setting is synonymous with the best high tea venues globally. This high-end “pop-up” style experience breaks new ground in developing unique high tea experiences with quality beverages and food within a classic, indoor / outdoor setting.

Served in the lounge area / courtyard of The Winston Hotel, this curated high tea menu by Just Teddy is a fitting farewell to The Winston as we know it. In June 2022, Millat Investments acquired The Winston Hotel and signed an agreement with Hyatt Hotels that will see The Winston Hotel rebranded to the luxury Park Hyatt brand. Extensive refurbishment is scheduled to commence at the beginning of December, and the hotel will officially re-open as the Park Hyatt Johannesburg in early 2023.

Says Millat Investments CEO, Hamza Farooqui: “Just Teddy’s partnership with Millat Investments not only adds another layer to The Winston Hotel’s luxury offering, but it lays the foundation for us to consider future partnerships in this sector. It makes sense to align our brands in this collaboration which has resulted in a unique experience.”

“We are excited to take our expertise and creative flair to a new level. Partnering with The Winston Hotel allows Just Teddy to expand their footprint and we look forward to further collaborations like this one going forward. We believe that the menu we have curated for High Tea by Just Teddy at The Winston Hotel is some of our best work!” commented Teddy Zaki, owner of Just Teddy.

Whether you are a ‘pinkie up’ or ‘pinkie down’ person, it’s a safe assumption that you’re going to love high tea in this classic setting. Pulitzer Prize winning author Alice Walker’s observation that “high tea is really a picnic indoors” rings true in this case. Although the menu elevates the ‘picnic’ to something that can be savoured and languished over:

Menu

Top Tier:

  • Buttermilk scones, Chantilly cream, preserves, mature cheese, salted butter

Middle Tier:

  • Beef truffle slider on brioche
  • “Club sandwich”
  • Egg mayonnaise cannoli
  • Salmon tortilla star
  • Panko chicken slider

Bottom Tier:

  • Swedish Princess cake
  • Lemon cheesecake
  • Pistachio Religieuse
  • Chocolate mousse
  • Sweet tahini macaron

Bon Bon:

  • Passion fruit

TWG Tea selection:

  • English Breakfast
  • Baine de Roses
  • Uva Highlands
  • Royal Darjeeling
  • 1837 Black
  • Rooibos

Speciality Tea:

  • Karak Chai tea (sweetened)

High Tea by Just Teddy will only be served at The Winston Hotel in two sittings per day: 1.30pm to 3.30pm and 4pm to 6pm from 29 October to 26 November 2022 and will cost R650 per head.

Bookings via Dineplan

For more information, please visit The Winston Hotel website on http://www.thewinstonhotel.co.za/

Here’s my TikTok and Instagram video of the Media Event, where you can get a sneak peek at what to expect.

Follow The Winston Hotel on Instagram: @thewinstonhotel and Facebook: @TheWinstonHotelJHB

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ABOUT THE WINSTON HOTEL:

The Winston Hotel exudes an air of timeless elegance, surrounded by romantic charm that hark back to a bygone era. Although an unassuming exterior from Tottenham Avenue, once you enter the property, you’re whisked away to a nostalgic hotel experience.

Beautifully furnished with bespoke décor, the interior is welcoming and inviting. Unique art pieces drawing inspiration from the culturally rich South Africa, are dotted throughout the hotel, creating interesting and inspirational spaces. Walking through the lobby, an atmosphere of sophistication and tranquillity is present, exuding a feeling of home-away-from-home.

The establishment pays homage to Sir Herbert Baker’s legacy with beautifully crafted architecture. The central location makes for the perfect stopover retreat for holidaymakers or acts as a prime hub for the discerning business traveller. Conveniently situated within walking distance of the well-known Gautrain Station, guests can safely and efficiently navigate around the city from the hotel to other points of interest within Johannesburg.

ABOUT JUST TEDDY – FINE BOULANGERIE & PÂTISSERIE:

After the Hyde Park Corner store’s massively successful opening in 2019, Just Teddy has gone from strength to strength with what started as a pâtisserie and light meal option quickly evolving into a fully-fledged European style café with a high expectation for Middle Eastern flavoured and French inspired dishes – a formidable combination. Every detail of the store and restaurant has been considered, from the white cherry blossom wonderland to the chic ‘giftbag’ style take-away packaging. The nod to High Tea inspired luxury, coupled with a hint of Continental flair ensures you are transported to the high streets of Europe, in the heart of Hyde Park Corner.

The Just Teddy – Fine Boulangerie & Pâtisserie team is led by Teddy Zaki (who was a finalist in The Great South African Bake-Off TV series). Teddy’s wife Natasha is the glue of the family and ensures that business behind-the-scenes is taken care of, daughter Jordyne takes on the role of Head Pâtissier; and son Jeff is the ‘Bread Narco’ leading the Boulangerie (bread) team – their undeniable family bond is evident on every plate of lovingly prepared food served in their store.

Whether you’re in the mood for a Croque Monsieur, or an extravagant three-tiered High Tea in style, Just Teddy never ceases to over deliver and overwhelm with flavour, class and passion evident in every morsel.

For more information, please visit https://justteddy.co.za/

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