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23 Best Mother’s Day High Teas in Melbourne

Looking for special Mothers Day ideas in Melbourne? Mother's Day is the perfect time to spoil your mum (or yourself!) with a luxurious high tea or afternoon tea in Melbourne.

Mother's Day 2023 is Sunday, 14 May 2023 and many locations will sell out their Mother's Day Melbourne events far in advance, so it's best to book sooner rather than later.

To help you get organised, here’s a round-up of the best Mother's Day high teas in Melbourne.

If you can't attend high tea in person, then why not get it delivered to your mum's house! Here are my top ideas for high tea delivery in Melbourne.

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When is Mother's Day 2023?

Mother's Day 2023 is on Sunday 14 May 2023.

mother's day melbourne 2022 – High tea in Melbourne

1. Mary Eats Cake, Brunswick & Montrose

From Wednesday 10 May – Sunday 14 May, Mary Eats Cake Brunswick and Mary Eats Cake Montrose will be transformed into a Mediterranean paradise!

Celebrate the magnificent women in your life over the Mother’s Day weekend, all whilst enjoying the deliciousness of the Mary Eats Cake High Tea treats and range of drinks.

For adults attending, the high tea experience costs $115 per person and includes a Limoncello cocktail (or mocktail) on arrival, four delectable savoury and three desserts, glass of French sparkling wine, and bottomless fresh scones with jam and cream, A selection of Mary’s finest in-house blended tea’s, gelati and a take home gift.

For kids the experience will cost $80 per child (10 years and under) and includes Children’s High Tea, a drink on arrival, a hot choc gift, gelati and kids activity pack.

They also offer the following dietary menu variations: vegetarian, vegan, pregnancy, gluten friendly, gluten friendly & vegan, halal, and nut friendly for a $4pp surcharge.

Would you rather enjoy your high tea experience at home? Mary Eats Cake also offers high tea delivery in Melbourne.

Mary Eats Cake, 558 Sydney Road, Brunswick | Leith Road, Montrose, montrose@maryeatscake.com.au, +61 3 9728 6435

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Mary Eats Cake Mother's Day High Tea

2. Chateau Yering, Yarra Valley

This Mother’s Day, throwback to the roaring twenties and experience a high tea event straight out of the classic novel The Great Gatsby at Chateau Yering!

Splurge Mum with a glittering mansion, champagne, a live performance by Brooks and Baker and the most delightful treats to celebrate and remind her that she is the most precious and cherished love of your life! 

A special experience for a special person.

Chateau Yering Hotel, 42 Melba Highway, Yering, +61 3 9237 3333

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Chateau Yering Mother’s Day High Tea

3. Park Hyatt, Melbourne

Treat your mother to a quintessential high tea experience in Radii Restaurant at the Park Hyatt Melbourne.

This year they’ve added a French flair to the traditional high tea experience as Chef Pierrick Boyer, award-winning international French Pâtissier from Rêverie Café, presents an outstanding selection of pastries made especially for Mother’s Day.

Mother's Day High Tea will be served on Sunday 14 May with seatings from 2:30pm to 5:00pm.

Park Hyatt, 1 Parliament Place, off Parliament Place, Melbourne  +61 3 9224 1211, phmelbourne.radii@hyatt.com

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Park Hyatt Melbourne Mother's Day High Tea

4. The Windsor, Melbourne

The Windsor’s Afternoon Tea is the longest-running in Melbourne, and it's the perfect spot to indulge in a timeless afternoon experience with Mum this Mother’s Day.

From Saturday 13 May to Sunday 14 May, spoil mum in The Windsor’s historic tea lounge and elegant Grand Ballroom as you dine on their one-weekend-only menu that was specially made for this very important celebration.

The Windsor’s Afternoon Tea, 111 Spring Street, Melbourne, +61 3 9633 6000 / +61 3 9633 6001, info@thw.com.au

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The Windsor’s Mother's Day Afternoon Tea

5. Melbourne Zoo, Parkville

Rain down the love on Mum this Mother’s Day by treating her to a majestic high tea experience inside the Melbourne Zoo’s Leopard Lodge

The unique high tea event on Sunday 14 May, will allow you and Mum to wander through the zoo’s stunning gardens to see the incredible animals and also take memorable photos at the photo booth.

Melbourne Zoo’s High Tea package includes a selection of classic savoury and sweet items served along with tea, coffee, soft drinks and juice. 

The Zoo offers two seating options, one at 10am for brunch and another at 2pm for an afternoon sitting.

High Tea at Melbourne Zoo, Elliott Ave, Parkville, 1300 966 784, contact@zoo.org.au

Melbourne Zoo’s Mother's Day High Tea

6. The Third Tier, Brunswick East

The Third Tier has got a fancy High Tea experience perfect for every mum in Melbourne! 

Upon entering, you will be greeted by elegant French and English decor that draws inspiration from classic tea rooms across the world. 

Then, when it comes to their menu, expect nothing less than the finest tea selections, housemade scones with clotted cream and jams, artisan sandwiches, savouries, and petit gateaux desserts that fit right in the tea room’s elegant and timeless theme.

The Third Tier, 122 Nicholson Street, Brunswick East, +61 3 9973 2047, hello@thethirdtier.com.au

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The Third Tier Mother's Day High Tea

7. Om Nom, Melbourne

For a modern twist on high tea that gives off a cocktail hour vibe, you can’t go wrong with the chic atmosphere at Om Nom.

Known for its reputation for theatrical desserts and signature cocktails, you can be sure that this special high tea experience won’t disappoint, especially as you indulge in their edible art under moody lighting, dark sheer curtains and chic interior.

The experience is available every Saturday and Sunday with two seating times available at 12pm and 2.30pm. 

Om Nom, 187 Flinders Lane, Melbourne +61 3 8080 8827, omnom@adelphi.com.au

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Om Nom Mother's Day High Tea

8. Collins Kitchen at Grand Hyatt Melbourne, Melbourne

A Mother’s Day high tea at Grand Hyatt Melbourne’s Collins Kitchen is a fantastic way to create timeless memories with Mum and all mother figures in your life.

On Sunday 14 May, from 12:30pm to 3pm, indulge in an unforgettable high tea experience at Collins Kitchen where you'll be treated to a delightful array of savory treats, as well as heavenly desserts from their Pastry counter.

Grand Hyatt‘s Mother's Day high tea experience costs $99 per adult and $49.50 per child between 6 to 12 years old.

Grand Hyatt Melbourne’s Collins Kitchen, 123 Collins Street, Melbourne, +61 3 9653 4831

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Collins Kitchen at Grand Hyatt Melbourne Mother's Day High Tea

9. Hotel Chadstone Melbourne, Chadstone

Treat your mum to champagne and a feast of traditional sweet and savoury High Tea treats, all whilst enjoying stunning city views in the elevated surrounds of Altus Rooftop during Hotel Chadstone’s Mother’s Day Celebration on on Sunday 14 May from 10:30am to 1:30pm.

The event will include a selection of TWG Tea and a glass of Chandon Rosé, an artisan dessert buffet, hot and cold savoury delights, a flambé station and live entertainment.

Mother's Day High tea at the Hotel Chadstone Melbourne costs $150 per adult and $75 for kids from ages 3 -12. Bookings are required, so make sure to save your spot as soon as possible to give your mum a day to remember during this year’s Mother’s Day.

Hotel Chadstone’s Mother’s Day Celebration, 1341 Dandenong Road, Chadstone, (+61) 3 9108 3333, info@altusrooftop.com.au

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Hotel Chadstone Mother’s Day High Tea

10. Westin Hotel, Melbourne

Treat Mum to an elegant high tea experience in the sophisticated surrounds of the Lobby Lounge at the Westin hotel.

The high tea experience includes scones, sweet and savoury delights, coffee, tea, and the option for a glass or free-flowing servings of either Chandon NV Brut or Rosé.

The Westin also offers high tea delivery of their ‘High Tea at Home’ package as well as their children's high tea ‘Le Petit Kids High Tea’.

Westin Hotel, 205 Collins Street, Melbourne +61 3 9635 2222, lobby.melbourne@westin.com

Westin Hotel Mother's Day High Tea

11. Aria Bar, Langham Melbourne

The Langham Melbourne offers one of my favourite high teas in Melbourne for the quality of the food and the ambience – I believe it's the closest to the ‘London afternoon tea’ experience. 

For Mother's Day, The Langham's Aria Bar has prepared a Mother's Day High Tea experience that will show mum how much you appreciate her through a stylish dining experience like no other.

Only available during Mother's Day weekend (Sat 13 May – Sun 14 May) this delightful afternoon tea affair includes a glass of champagne, a three-tiered stand filled with sweet and warm treats plus a lovely chocolate gift box.

It is one experience you should definitely not miss.

The Langham Melbourne, 1 Southgate Avenue, Southbank, +61 3 8696 8888, +61 (3) 9690 5889, tlmel.info@langhamhotels.com

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Aria Bar, Langham Melbourne Mother's Day High Tea

12. The Stables of Como, South Yarra

This Mother's Day, The Stables of Como‘s is offering two Mother's Day High Tea experiences that are sure to spoil mum like never before.

Choose from treating mum to an indulgent afternoon at The Stables of Como‘s High Tea in the Cafe or The Grand Ballroom. Both experiences include a scrumptious high tea dining experience along with free-flowing French sparkling.

This event usually sells out, so be sure to save your post in advance to avoid missing out!

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The Stables of Como, Williams Rd &, Lechlade Ave, South Yarra, +61 3 9827 6886

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The Stables of Como Mother's Day High Tea

13. Collins Coffee House, Melbourne

This Mother's Day, let mum indulge in a luxurious affair with a bespoke high tea inspired by a bygone era of elegance at the Collins Coffee House.

Book a spot for this Mother's Day high tea experience to treat mum to an array of freshly brewed teas, scrumptious ribbon sandwiches, scones oozing with clotted cream and jam, and the most divine pastries, all beautifully arranged on tiered stands. It's the ultimate way to show your gratitude for all the love and care she's given you over the years.

Collins Coffee House‘s Mother's Day High Tea Experience is available on Saturday May 13 at 1:00 PM and Sunday May 14 at 2:30 PM.

Collins Coffee House, 395 Collins St Melbourne, 0403621725, info@collinscoffeehouse.com

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Collins Coffee House Mother's Day High Tea

14. Amazing Graze Tea Room, Melbourne

The Amazing Graze Tea Room is a lovely location for afternoon tea especially if you're looking for a spot that specialises in providing the ultimate luxurious English High Tea experience in Melbourne.

The store is situated beside their gorgeous flower shop, allowing guests to escape the stresses of everyday life making it the perfect experience for mums everywhere.

Their luxurious high tea packages include a choice of carefully crafted cocktails, delectable tea, freshly baked scones, petite cakes, and more, which can be indulged on as mum sits back and enjoys the scenic view

Amazing Graze Tea Room, 1 Rose St, Essendon, Melbourne, +61 3 9988 9229, hello@amazinggrazetearooms.com.au

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Amazing Graze Tea Room Mother's Day High Tea

15. Duldig Studio, East Malvern

Looking for something special to do with your mum this Mother's Day?

The Duldig Studio is hosting a Viennese afternoon tea and guided tour event where mums and their loved ones are invited to join in and indulge in delicious snacks in the beautiful sculpture garden and later on learn about how Karl Duldig and Slawa Horowitz-Duldig were able to re-established their careers and family life after leaving Vienna during the War.

Duldig Studio, 92 Burke Road, East Malvern, 03 9885 3358, enquiries@duldig.org.au

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Duldig Studio Mother's Day Morning Tea and Tour

16. Stamford Plaza Melbourne, Melbourne

Treat the queen in your life to a high tea event fit for royalty at the Stamford Plaza Melbourne Mother's day celebration!

The royal high tea event is filled with delicious and decadent delights such as beautiful cakes, delicate ribbon sandwiches, petite fluffy special desserts and of course delicately brewed cups of tea.

On top of this, there'll also be a beautiful flower wall perfect for photos opportunities to remember the day by.

Stamford Plaza Melbourne, 111 Little Collins Street, Melbourne, 03 9659 1000, events@spm.stamford.com.au

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Stamford Plaza Melbourne Mother's Day High Tea

17. The Savoy Hotel, Melbourne

The Savoy Hotel on Little Collins is a great location for making fond and beautiful memories with Mum this Mother’s Day.

Their decadent high tea will treat her to the most delectable assorted finger sandwiches, petite desserts, savoury treats and homemade scones with jam and cream!

To top it off the experience also includes a choice of Piper Heidsieck champagne or a refreshing gin cocktail by The Cuts Gin on arrival.

The Savoy Hotel, 630 Little Collins Street Melbourne, +61 03 9622 8888, reservations@savoyhotelmelbourne.com

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The Savoy Hotel Mother's Day High Tea

18. Museum Victoria, Carlton

Make Mother's Day special this year by treating Mum to an indulgent and exclusive High Tea event at the Royal Exhibition Building.

Take in the stunning architecture of the Royal Exhibition Building, as you treat Mum to a delicious high tea complete with a glass of bubbly to start. Also included in this two-hour high tea experience, are an array of bite-sized sweets and savouries, live music played by a harpist, and an all-day general entry to Melbourne Museum.

To also make gifting easier this year, they've also included the option to pre-order Mother's Day gift packs at checkout, which they'll then have ready for you on arrival.

Complete Mum's special Mother's Day experience by heading right across to the Museum and exploring their latest exhibitions and collections, including the newly opened Gandel Gondwana Garden.

Museums Victoria, +613 8341 7777, mvbookings@museum.vic.gov.au

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Museums Victoria Mother's Day High Tea at The Royal Exhibition Building

19. State Library Victoria, Elsternwick

Treat the special mother figure in your life to an unforgettable High Tea experience at The Ian Potter Queen's Hall in State Library Victoria where you'll be greeted by an affair that is truly one-of-a-kind.

Delight Mum's taste buds with scrumptious sweet and savoury treats served on a beautiful three-tier tower, while being serenaded by the soothing sounds of classical music that echo through the grand columns of this impressive location.

There'll also be a free glass of Mumm champagne, fluffy scones, and a bunch of other sweet and savoury treats.

Each high tea sitting is for the duration of 2 hours, with the following timeslots: 11am, 11:15am, 11:30pm, 11:45pm & 12pm.

State Library Victoria, State Library Victoria 328 Swanston Street Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia, (03) 9682 1777, info@seg.melbourne

State Library Victoria
State Library Victoria Mother's Day High Tea

20. Pilgrim

Raise a glass to the amazing mother figure in your life with the Pilgrim's Mother's Day upgrade Gin High Tea experience!

Indulge in a delightful mix of savoury and sweet high-tea treats, along with three delicious tea-inspired gin cocktails, bottomless premium Australian sparkling and a house-made cake to finish off your experience.

Pilgrim's Mother's Day Gin High Tea is $95 per person and requires a minimum of two people per booking. Three two-hour sessions are available starting at 12:00 pm, 3:00 pm, and 5:00 pm on Sunday, May 14th, so be sure to book your spot to avoid missing out!

The experience also caters to most dietary requirements, including gluten-free, vegan, and non-alcoholic options. All you have to do is give them a heads-up via call or email.

Pilgrim, Vaults 1-9 Federation Wharf, Melbourne, +61 3 9654 9575, info@pilgrimbar.com.au


21. Pullman Melbourne on the Park

Treat the queen of your heart to a Mother's Day she won't forget! Join in at Pullman Melbourne on the Park in The Cliveden for a heavenly high tea experience where you'll get to indulge in hot and cold savoury bites, freshly baked scones, and a delicious selection of patisserie treats to satisfy your sweet tooth. Plus, you won't want to miss the chocolate fountain and make-your-own crepe station!

Mother's Day High Tea at the Pullman runs from 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm and is $109 per adult and $54.50 per child from ages 6-12 years.

The experience comes with a glass of sparkling wine on arrival and tea service. If you want to keep the bubbles flowing, you can upgrade to free-flowing sparkling wine for an additional $22.00 per person.

Pullman Melbourne on the Park, 192 Wellington Parade, Melbourne, +61 3 9419 2000, H9875@accor.com

Pullman Hotel

22. Pan Pacific Melbourne

Make this Mother's Day one to remember with a luxurious High Tea experience at the Pan Pacific Melbourne!

Show your mom some love and pamper her with a glass of Charles Pelletier Champagne French sparkling wine upon arrival at the Dock 37 Bar that's got an ambience perfect for savouring the delicious three-tiered tower of treats, from orange blossom, white chocolate, and lavender scones to mini lobster rolls and coconut passionfruit parfait.

Don't forget to save room for the scrumptious desserts, such as crème brûlée and a heart-shaped framboise, and sip on Singaporean TWG Tea or Vittoria Coffee.

As a special bonus, Mom will also get to take home an exclusive gift as a token of your love.

Pan Pacific Melbourne, 2 Convention Centre Place South Wharf, Melbourne, +61 3 9027 2000, enquiry.ppmel@panpacific.com

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Pan Pacific Melbourne

23. Sofitel Melbourne

Spoil mum with a stunning view of the city from No35 as you indulge in a delectable Traditional three-tiered stand High Tea at the Sofitel Melbourne.

You'll be treated to a range of mouth-watering finger sandwiches, freshly baked scones, savoury treats and homemade French pastries; all served with a glass of bubbly French sparkling wine and unlimited freshly brewed tea or espresso coffee.

Sofitel Melbourne Mother's Day High Tea will be on Sunday, 14 May 2023, with a 12.30 pm and 3.30 pm sitting. And pricing costs $125 per adult and $60 per child from 3 – 11 years old.

Sofitel Melbourne, 25 Collins Street, 3000 Melbourne, +6139653 0000, H1902@sofitel.com

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