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.
We attended the media launch and it was delicious.
About the High Tea experience
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:
TWG Tea selection:
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 and will cost R650 per head. Bookings can be made via Dineplan .
For more information, please visit The Winston Hotel.
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.
Source: Press release supplied by The Winston Hotel