Whenever I have free time, I always love going out for high tea or afternoon tea with friends, family or even just by myself as it always proves to be a wonderful way of winding down after a long and tiring day.
Melbourne is home to a bunch of awesome locations that offer elegant and glamorous high tea experiences. To help you find the best one, I’ve made this round-up of the best high tea experiences in Melbourne!
If you can't get high tea in person, don’t worry as I’ve also got a list of my top ideas for high tea delivery in Melbourne!
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High tea in Melbourne CBD & DOCKLANDS
1. Langham Melbourne, Southbank
This is one of my favourites in Melbourne for the quality of the food and the ambience. In my opinion it is the closest to a ‘London afternoon tea’ experience.
Begin the high tea with a traditional three-tiered stand featuring gourmet sandwiches and warm savouries. Fluffy scones are presented with strawberry and rose petal preserve, lemon curd and clotted cream. The whimsical sweet treat buffet includes a seemingly endless array of desserts, lovingly crafted by the hotel’s pastry chefs.
Served with a glass of sparkling wine upon arrival and free flowing espresso coffee, hot chocolate and loose leaf Wedgwood teas.
Langham Melbourne, 1 Southgate Avenue, Southbank, 1800 641 107
Take your friends or family with you to the Westin Melbourne for an afternoon of unwinding and indulging in a selection of irresistible sweet and savoury delights handcrafted on-premises by the hotel's culinary team, served alongside the world's finest tea and coffee blends or glass of champagne.
You can also enjoy live entertainment as you indulge in high tea with free-flowing rosé.
High tea delivery is also available via Providoor!
Westin Melbourne, 205 Collins Street Melbourne, +61 3 9635 2222
3. Glace, CBD and Windsor
Glace makes cakes and petit fours that are almost too pretty to eat! They offer a dine in high tea for $75pp (no minimum numbers) for a special experience. You can also order Glace treats to pick up for a special occasion.
Glace, 287 Lonsdale Street Melbourne, +61 3 9533 8455
4. Om Nom Kitchen, Melbourne
Enjoy a High Tea like no other at Om Nom Kitchen at The Adelphi Hotel. A savoury plate which marries traditional flavours with modern trappings in seven tasty morsels, followed up by an indulgent dessert plate to satisfy every sweet tooth’s dream, comprising of four delicate treats.
Om Nom Kitchen, 187 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, +61 488 080 500
5. The Hotel Windsor, Melbourne
Treat yourself to the splendour of The Windsor's Chocolate Afternoon Tea with free-flowing French sparkling wine and a sumptuous dessert buffet spread alongside a garden floral display. The Hotel Windsor also offers a high tea at home experience.
The Hotel Windsor, 111 Spring Street, Melbourne, +61 3 9633 6000 / +61 3 9633 6001
Indulge in a luxurious affair with a bespoke High Tea inspired by a bygone era of elegance with crockery from Cristina Re.
High Tea in Style is a luxurious affair at Collins Kitchen, with a selection of warm scones served with jams, cream and preserves, elegant finger sandwiches, decadent desserts and golden pastries presented on traditional tiered platters. The lavish spread is complimented perfectly with an array of T2 signature tea blends and espresso coffee served to your table in elegant Cristina Re 24 carat gold porcelain tableware.
Collins Kitchen, 123 Collins Street, Melbourne, +61 3 9657 1234 / +61 3 9650 3491
7. Conservatory, Crown Melbourne
Indulge in the opulent surrounds of the Conservatory for an exceptional Afternoon Tea experience.
Sample an immaculately presented selection of elevated finger sandwiches and cakes, hot savouries such as Spanish spiced wagyu sausage rolls, and of course, warm plain and raisin scones accompanied by whipped cream and strawberry jam.
It’s the ultimate weekend luxury!
Conservatory, 8 Whiteman St Southbank, +61 3 9292 8888
8. Damon Bradley, Southbank
Damon Bradley serves high tea daily with a three tier stand of cakes, teas and hand crafted finger sandwiches. . Enjoy an array of sweet and savoury treats, including sandwiches, scones, and cakes, all while sipping on tea, coffee, and a delicious glass of sparkling Moscato rosé for $65 for per person (minimum of two)
On the other hand Bradley Bear high tea is designed especially for little ones. It is the perfect way to celebrate a special day with this memorable high tea. Each child receives their own stand witha selection of ribbon sandwiches, a sweet selection of petit cakes, macarons and chocolate dipped strawberries and fluffy scones served with strawberry jam, Nutella and double cream and a choice of orange or apple juice, peach or raspberry iced tea, hot chocolate, iced chocolate or mini milkshake. Plus kids receive a take home Bradley Bear!
Damon Bradley, Shop M14, 3 Southgate Ave Southbank, +61 3 9645 5966
Enjoy the world's best art and a refined high tea at the Tea Room at the National Gallery of Victoria. The restaurant offers high tea daily with an affordable children's option too. Read my review of the Tea Room NGV Melbourne.
Tea Room NGV Melbourne, 180 St Kilda Rd, +61 3 8620 2431
At Little Collins Kitchen you can treat your loved ones to a delicious Signature High Tea and experience delicate teas paired with delectable treats! The experience also includes a glass of sparkling champagne or a glass of Moet Chandon champagne.
Sheraton Melbourne, 27 Little Collins Street Melbourne, +61 3 9290 1000
11. Royal St Collins, Melbourne
Royal St Collins is an elegant cafe in the heart of St. Collins Lane, serving delicious afternoon tea and breakfast treats. For a little extra, you can also enjoy their high tea.
High tea includes a selection of mini pastries with jam, sandwiches, a seasonal fruit cup, Greek yoghurt, coffee or tea and the option to add a glass of champagne or local sparkling wine.
Royal St Collins, RG03/St. Collins Lane, 260 Collins St, Melbourne, 0431 512 050
The Tea Rooms 1892 (formerly the famous Hopetoun Tearooms) is one of Melbourne's most iconic cafés. Located in the Block Arcade, the café has been serving high tea to Melburnians and visitors drawn in by their magnificent cake window display since 1892.
Afternoon tea includes scones and sandwiches, such as their famous smoked salmon pinwheel sandwiches, but make sure you don't leave without trying a slice of cake or a selection of petit fours to pair with your cup of tea.
The Tea Rooms 1892, Shops 1 & 2 The Block Arcade, Collins St, Melbourne, +61 3 96545646
13. Pilgrim Bar
Need a kick to your high tea experience? The Pilgrim Bar’s Gin High Tea will get you buzzing all thanks to their three tea-infused cocktails, a decadent selection of sweet and savoury delights plus bottomless sparkling.
The Experience is a 2-hour session requiring a minimum of two people and is open Friday to Sunday from 12pm until 6pm.
Renowned for its freshly baked scones with jam and cream, exquisite pastries and finger sandwiches, you’ll be sure to enjoy a relaxing and calming afternoon at Strangers Corridor. The experience also includes a glass of sparkling wine upon arrival, freshly brewed tea and coffee.
Vegetarian and gluten-free options can be catered for but you will need to let them know at the time of booking.
15. No35, Sofitel Melbourne
Treat yourself to an elegant High Tea at the No35 restaurant at Sofitel Melbourne. Not only will you indulge in the finest delicate finger sandwiches, freshly baked scones and a selection of homemade desserts but you’ll also be impressed by sweeping views across Melbourne and Port Phillip Bay that will take your breath away!
The High Tea experience is accompanied by a glass of sparkling wine and a choice of unlimited tea from the restaurant’s extensive Madame Flavour selection or espresso coffee.
The high tea experience is open Monday to Saturday from 12.30pm to 2.30pm. Booking ahead is also recommended to avoid disappointment.
Sofitel Melbourne Hotel Level 35, 25 Collins Street, Melbourne, +61 3 9653 7744, H1902firstname.lastname@example.org
Rendezvous Hotel‘s high tea offering presents a delectable and mouth-watering display of high tea favourites such as specialty teas and coffee! On top of this, guests also get a glass of champagne on arrival.
The high tea offering is available from Thursday to Sunday from 2 – 5 pm at the iconic Heritage Lounge and starts at $59 per person.
Rendezvous Hotel, 328 Flinders Street, Melbourne, +61 3 9250 1888, email@example.com
High tea Melbourne North and North East
17. Mary Eats Cake, Brunswick and Montrose
Mary Eats Cake is the place to go for a High Tea experience served with urban sophistication, local rustic charm, delicious decadence and a dash of fabulous!
Their scrumptious High Tea experience is complete with fresh food, vintage teaware and fresh flowers.
The store also provides high tea delivery in Melbourne, but specialises in High Tea parties including bridal showers, baby showers and birthday celebrations.
Mary Eats Cake, 558 Sydney Road, Brunswick, +61 3 8394 5661
18. Mamor’s Chocolate, Collingwood
At Mamor’s Chocolate you can enjoy high tea in a chocolaterie with an Eastern European sensibility.
Fall in love with the handcrafted pastries and chocolates in an Instagram worthy salon all while being led through the experience by a knowledgeable host making this experience delectable for all of your senses!
19. Coombe Yarra Valley, Coldstream
Looking for a gorgeous and sophisticated spot to enjoy high tea? Then you must check out Coombe Yarra Valley which sits on seven acres of beautifully maintained gardens and is the perfect spot to pamper yourself or a loved one with high tea!
Coombe Yarra Valley’s standard high tea offering includes finger sandwiches, freshly baked scones with homemade jam and clotted cream, cakes and desserts served, plus free-flowing Coombe Sparkling NV. Their Premium High Tea offering includes everything in the standard package plus a Melba Bellini cocktail on arrival, Duck Terrine and Brioche lobster bun.
The high tea experience is available on Thursdays and Sundays from 2:30pm and requires booking at least 24 hours prior.
Coombe Yarra Valley 673-675 Maroondah Highway, Coldstream, +61 3 9739 0173
Best High Tea Melbourne South / South East / Bayside
20. Hotel Chadstone, Chadstone
Sit back and enjoy the unparalleled views of Melbourne’s skyline from the Level 12 Rooftop.
Available every Saturday and Sunday, High Tea at Altus is presented on a custom gold stand and includes a selection of savoury and sweet-tasting portions and a selection of TWG Tea. There is an extensive beverage list including a range of champagne, wine, cocktails and mocktails for you to indulge in at an additional cost.
Hotel Chadstone, 1341 Dandenong Road, +61 3 9108 3333
21. Glazed, Elsternwick
For $69 per person you receive a selection of scrumptious savoury dishes, fresh scones and mouth-watering handmade desserts, accompanied by unlimited specialty coffee and a wide range of teas including house-blended tea.
Glazed, 2/1-3 Carre St, Elsternwick, 0451 156 382
22. Jardin Tan
Jardin Tan has prepared a selection of chef-selected sweet and savoury bites for you to indulge in as you sip on a glass of refreshing bubbly!
The experience includes high tea staples such as homemade scones, tea and coffee, along with the following savoury and sweet treats:
- King prawn roll, citrus emulsion, milk bun
- Chicken salad, cucumber, potato focaccia
- Salami, capsicum, pesto finger sandwiches
- Lamb merguez scotch egg, kasundi
- Selection of plain and fruit scones served with lemon curd, chantilly and jam
- Brown butter friand, vanilla chantilly
- Cinnamon and apple frangipane tart
- Chocolate brownie
- Citrus and almond cake, lemon icing
Note that High Tea is only available at 1pm or 2:30pm from Wednesday to Sunday. Additionally, bookings are essential and require 48-hour advance notice.
Set in an Intimate lavish Parisian Salon setting that's decorated with antique treasures of Anton Venoir’s private collection, feel as though you've been transported to Paris when you join L'heure du thé for their “A Journey to Paris Bottomless High Tea Experience”.
Each ticket for the Bottomless High Tea Experience includes a glass of French Champagne upon arrival, free flowing Blanc de Blancs, a selection of delicious French finger foods, tea and coffee. Vegetarian and pescatarian options are also available.
The Bottomless Parisian High Tea experience lasts around 2 hours and is available on Saturdays and Sundays at 11 am and 2:30 pm.
L'heure du thé, Prahan, 26/321 Chapel St. Prahran,
Best High Tea Melbourne East
24. Zimt Patisserie, Surrey Hills
Visit Zimt Patisserie for high tea with sweet and savoury treats, plus your choice of drink (tea, coffee, smoothie or an iced drink). High Tea is $40 per adult and $25 for each child under 12 years old.
Savoury treats include quiche, pies, baguettes and sweet treats including scones, petit fours and macarons.
Zimt Patisserie, 171 Union Road, Surrey Hills, +61 3 9890 2382
25. Olinda Tea House
Experience the best high tea experience but with an Asian Twist!
The Olinda Tea House High Tea menu includes hot and cold savouries, a range of delicious Asian-influenced petit fours, plus Devonshire Tea!
You can also choose from their full range of international black, white or green teas, or indulge in a hot chocolate or espresso.
And after finishing the high tea treats and sweets make sure to head out to the gardens where you might even see some Alpacas roaming around!
Best High Tea Melbourne West
26. Mansion Hotel, Werribee Park
The Pavilion High Tea at the Mansion Hotel Werribee Park boasts all the traditional elements and includes a glass of champagne, free-flowing T2 tea and freshly brewed coffee. There’s also a non-alcoholic option.
Sittings occur every Sunday at 12:30pm for $85 per person including a glass of Mumm Champagne, with children priced at $55.
Mansion Hotel Werribee Park, K Road, Werribee, +61 3 9731 4000
27. Old Man Drew Cafe / Miss Violets Tea Rooms, Ascot Vale
Served on Saturday and Sunday from 3pm until 5pm, high tea at Miss Violets Tea Rooms is sure to be an utter delight.
In the opulent setting, you'll dine with fine china, and enjoy a traditional high tea including a glass of champagne on arrival, hot and cold savoury finger food, followed by moreish scones, served with homemade raspberry jam and cream, small cakes, petit fours and fine chocolate. English Breakfast tea is served throughout the setting (coffee and herbal tea are available at an additional cost).
Miss Violets High Tea is $85.00 per head and dietary requirements including gluten free and vegan can be catered for with adequate notice (an additional $10 cost applies).
Miss Violets Tea Rooms, 359-361 Mount Alexander Road, Ascot Vale, +61 3 9375 4024
Feekah is offering a high tea experience perfect enough to be shared between loved ones!
The Base Package includes:
- Four Savoury Items (chicken, egg, pork, smoked salmon)
- Four Dessert Items (panacotta, mini cakes, scones)
- Bottomless pot of tea to share
- A glass of French Sparkling champagne loaded with fresh cotton candy – alcoholic or non alcoholic options available.
While the Golden Sparking Package will give guests:
- Four Savoury Items (chicken, egg, pork, smoked salmon)
- Five Dessert Items (panacotta, mini cakes, scones, assorted macarons)
- Bottomless pot of Tea to Share
- A glass of 24 carat gold French Sparkling loaded with sparkling gold fresh cotton candy. Alcoholic and non-alcoholic options available.
- 24 carat hot beverage (Gold coffee/ Gold hot chocolate/ Gold mocha/ Gold chai latte).
For bookings, email the team at firstname.lastname@example.org and they'll be happy to help you in any way they can.
Feekah, 80 Burwood road, Hawthorn / 678 Mt Alexander Road, Moonee Ponds, +61 3 9372 7546
No matter what the occasion is, The Austen Tea Room High tea experience is always one to enjoy and indulge in.
Try out Jane’s Sweet and Savoury High Tea which consists of an abundant array of freshly made ribbon sandwiches, dainty quiches, petite sausage rolls and pies, warm homemade scones with lashing of jam and cream, cute little cupcakes, assorted macaroons and a selection of tantalising sweets.
As another option, Jane’s Sparkling High Tea experience will welcome you with a glass of sparkling wine, freshly made ribbon sandwiches, dainty quiches, petite sausage rolls and pies, warm homemade scones with lashing of jam and cream, cute little cupcakes, assorted macaroons and a selection of tantalising sweets.
All high tea experiences are accompanied by bottomless tea or coffee. Bookings are essential with a minimum of 2 persons per booking and sessions for high tea are from Monday to Friday 12pm to 2pm and Saturday to Sunday 11am to 1pm or 1pm to 3pm.
Austen Tea Room, 40 Nicholson St, Essendon, +61 3 9326 2966
The Amazing Graze Tea Room is a dainty and elegant restaurant that specialises in providing the ultimate luxurious English High Tea experience in Melbourne.
Indulge in their luxurious high tea packages such as the Royal Set which includes a delicious salted caramel & hazelnut mini gateau, Lychee mousse & raspberry compote, chantilly, cherry and pistachio mini gateau and a vanilla white chocolate Mont Blanc.
Amazing Graze Tea Room, 1 Rose St, Essendon, Melbourne, +61 3 9988 9229, email@example.com
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