To celebrate the premiere of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child to Melbourne’s Princess Theatre, this season’s theme is ‘Wizards and Witches‘ (though note the afternoon tea is not officially affiliated with the play)! Get in the mood by dressing up – we decide to bring Dobby and Hermione with us.
The afternoon tea is actually held over lunchtime 12-2pm, with the food decorating workshop starting at 12:30pm.
Enter from the main Little Collins Street entrance then head upstairs to Little Collins Kitchen.
The event starts with a Parisian afternoon tea for adults and a special menu for children.
The Parisian afternoon tea menu for adults features two freshly baked scones, four savoury items and three delicate sweet treats, all served on a traditional three-tiered stand. It comes with a glass of sparkling wine (or sparkling water in my case) and unlimited tea and coffee for $65 (note that the standard price for just the Parisian afternoon tea is $49 Monday to Friday and $59 Saturday and Sunday).
One child aged 5-12 years dines free for each adult paying $65, while each additional child is $25.
The kids’ menu features a choice of cheese, ham and cheese and Vegemite crustless sandwiches, a HUGE bowl of fries and carrot, celery and cucumber sticks with yoghurt dip. Plus a chocolate milkshake!
During the workshop the kids make a frog in a chocolate cake cauldron, stick together their spell book using buttercream and a chocolate mousse filled witches hat.
There are also some smarties and marshmallows for extra treats!
After the workshop, you’re free to continue enjoying your afternoon tea and wizardy desserts until 2pm.
You can even make the most of your day out in the city with complimentary self-parking for one car at Wilson’s Parking at 34-60 Little Collins Street Parkade (subject to availability).
Click here for my review of The Store of Requirement, Melbourne’s Harry Potter Store
Click here for my tips on visiting the Harry Potter Studio Tour in London
Click here for my tips on visiting The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Hollywood
- pram access with lift up one level;
- high chairs;
- disabled toilet on the same level, outside Little Collins Kitchen;
- children’s menu;
- colouring-in and interactive workshop;
- free self-parking for one car at Wilsons Parking; and
- bookings essential.