31 Best Mother’s Day High Teas in Melbourne For A Sublime Celebration (2024)

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 2024 is Sunday 12 May 2024 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 Melbourne-wide.

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 2024?

Mother’s Day 2024 is on Sunday 12 May 2024.

Mother’s Day Melbourne 2024 – 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 Mothers Day afternoon 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

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

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 announce the collaboration with Patisserie Sucre Du Jour, nestled in the leafy streets of Camberwell . The dynamic duo Pastry Chef Eigen Tin and Josephin Tan have joined forces with Park Hyatt Melbourne to craft bespoke Mother’s Day High Tea experiences.

Mother’s Day High Tea will be served on Sunday 12 May with seatings from 1:30pm to 4:00pm.

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

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 11 May to Sunday 12 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

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

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

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

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

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 12 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 $159 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

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

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

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

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

14. 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

15. 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

16. 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

17. Museum Victoria, Carlton

Give the perfect Mother’s Day gift with an exclusive High Tea at the iconic UNESCO World Heritage-listed Royal Exhibition Building.

We warmly invite you to celebrate in style with a decadent high tea within this elegant and historic space.Enjoy a beverage of your choice upon arrival followed by a delicious selection of bite-sized sweet and savoury delights, all accompanied by live classical harp music.

Each ticket includes complimentary all-day admission to Melbourne Museum to continue the fun and create a truly memorable day out in celebration of your wonderful mum. 

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

18. 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 a duration of 2 hours, from 10am to 3pm. Sessions are staggered every 30 minutes.

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

19. 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 12th, 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

20. 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

21. Pan Pacific Melbourne

Treat your mother to an unforgettable luxury High Tea experience this Mother’s Day at Pan Pacific Melbourne. Spoil her with a warm welcome and a glass of Veuve Clicquot champagne in our stunning Pacific Club Lounge, offering the finest views of Melbourne’s city skyline.

Enjoy an unforgettable afternoon with a three-tiered tower filled with delicious delights. From Yarra Valley smoked salmon, to croquettes with jamon and slow-cooked bechamel, each bite bursting with flavour. Delight your taste buds with desserts like peach elderflower champagne macarons and watermelon strawberry cream cheese tarts.

Enhance your High Tea experience with a choice of Singaporean TWG Tea, Vittoria Coffee, or continue celebrating with Veuve Clicquot champagne. As a special touch, take home an exclusive gift for Mum to ensure the memories last long after the last sip.

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

22. 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 pricing ranges from $125 per adult and $60 per child from 3 – 11 years old.

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

23. High Tea Cruise on the Yarra River

Treat Mum to an unforgettable high tea experience with a scenic twist on the Yarra River!

Indulge in a two-hour cruise featuring sweet and savoury treats, a glass of sparkling wine, and bottomless tea and coffee.

With iconic Melbourne views as your backdrop, enjoy quality time with Mum as you sail down to Williamstown and the picturesque Hobson Bay. Perfect for families looking to spoil Mum on Mother’s Day, this luxury catamaran cruise offers a delightful combination of relaxation, delicious bites, and picturesque sights.

Book for Sunday 12 May 2024 with a departure time of 2pm.

High Tea Cruise on the Yarra River, Melbourne

High Tea Cruise on the Yarra River

24. Sparkling High Tea at the National Gallery of Victoria

Treat mum to a special Mother’s Day celebration at the National Gallery of Victoria with a Sparkling High Tea experience.

Delight in an elegant setting as you enjoy a selection of handcrafted sweet and savoury treats on a three-tiered stand, complemented by a glass of sparkling wine.

With an extensive range of T2 teas to choose from, this exclusive RedBalloon offering is the perfect way to spoil mum with a unique and memorable experience. Immerse your family in art, culture, and culinary delights as you create cherished memories together at this iconic Melbourne venue.

NGV Tea Room, Level 1, National Gallery of Victoria

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25. High Tea with Historical Tour at Overnewton Castle

Make the day truly special with a charming Mother’s Day High Tea experience at Overnewton Castle.

Delight in a sumptuous three-tiered lunch of freshly baked scones, finger sandwiches, and decadent pastries, complemented by sparkling wine and unlimited tea and coffee.

Explore the castle’s enchanting history on a guided tour of its elegant interiors and manicured gardens, learning about its 175-year legacy. With accessible facilities and the option for vegan and gluten-free menus, this unforgettable 3.5-hour experience offers families the perfect opportunity to spoil Mum in a picturesque setting near Melbourne.

The Mother’s Day special high tea is being offered on Saturday 11 May and Saturday 18 May.

Overnewton Castle, 51 Overnewton Rd, Keilor VIC 3036, (03) 9331 6367

Overnewton Castle High Tea Melbourne

26. Reverie Cafe, Prahan

Make this Mother’s Day unforgettable with a visit to Reverie Cafe in Prahran for the “Let Her Bloom” High Tea event on Sunday 12 May, 2024.

Curated by Miss High Tea and Pierrick Boyer, this experience offers a sumptuous menu served in exquisite English Fine Bone China, all designed to perfection in a pastel theme. Indulge in bottomless tea, iced tea, and a choice of a tea bubbly cocktail or glass of bubbly upon arrival.

Each guest will receive a sweet Belgian chocolate gift. Choose from the adult menu at $120 or the mini menu for children aged 7-12 at $75. Treat your Mum to a day of elegance, charm, and delectable delights.

Reverie Cafe, 31 Izett St, Prahran VIC 3181

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27. Sage Hotel, Ringwood

Treat your mum to an unforgettable Mother’s Day experience at Sage Hotel Ringwood with their luxurious high tea menu.

Indulge in a selection of fluffy cakes, pastries, and finger sandwiches, all accompanied by warm scones with house-made jams and cream. The elegant afternoon tea will take place at the light-filled Partake Restaurant on Sunday, May 12th from 2-4 pm.

As a special treat, guests will receive a complimentary Yarra Valley sparkling wine upon arrival. Make your reservation by contacting the hotel directly.

Sage Hotel Ringwood, 211 Maroondah Highway, Ringwood, VIC 3134, 03 8845 1100

28. High Tea event at Queen Victoria Market

This Mother’s Day, treat your mum for a lavish High Tea at Queen Victoria Market, curated by Tommy Collins.

Treat the special mothers in your life to a mouthwatering selection of brunch delights, from cinnamon knots to smoked salmon croissants. Lunch offers truffled mushroom quiche and indulgent desserts like chocolate ganache tart or lemon meringue tart.

Complete your experience with unlimited beverages, including mimosas and coffee.

High Tea event at Queen Victoria Market, Queen St, Melbourne VIC, +61 3 9320 5822

29. Mother’s Day Takeaway High Tea Experience at Crown

Bring The Waiting Room’s famed high tea to your own home this Mother’s Day with a luxury hamper encompassing the very best of the high tea menu. Including an array of sweet and savoury small bites, scones and assorted Victorian cheeses.

Orders must be placed minimum of 12 hours prior to pick-up. Pick-up is available from 9am – 3pm on allocated day from Mesh, Crown Promenade.

Takeaway High Tea Experience, Crown, 8 Whiteman Street Southbank 3006 Melbourne, +61 3 9292 8888

30. Mother’s Day High Tea at Next Hotel

Celebrate Mother’s Day in the sophisticated surrounds of Next Hotel Melbourne’s Lobby.

Be welcomed by a glass of French Sparkling or Mimosa Cocktail as you take your seat with loved ones in the Lounge. Soak up the stylish atmosphere overlooking Little Collins Street before indulging in a sumptuous buffet of savoury creations, freshly baked scones and delightful array of desserts crafted by Pastry Chef, Adrianna Kolda.

Free flowing tea and coffee completes the occasion.

Mother’s Day High Tea at Next Hotel, 103 Little Collins Melbourne, +61 3 9118 3333

31. Gin High Tea at Pilgrim Bar

During the Gin High Tea experience you’ll make your way through three tea-infused cocktails, a decadent selection of sweet and savoury delights plus bottomless sparkling.

Gin High Tea at Pilgrim Bar, 15/19 Federation Wharf, Melbourne, +61 3 9654 9575

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Joyce Watts is a former intellectual property, IT and media lawyer turned serial entrepreneur.

As well as being the founder of TOT: HOT OR NOT she helps businesses with their SEO, email marketing & social media as BrightSmart.com.au; she owns an online bike store CycleStyle.com.au and develops and produces creative experiences for families via WheelieGoodFun.com. She used to publish another popular lifestyle and food blog called MEL: HOT OR NOT The decisive guide to Melbourne.

She lives in inner-city Melbourne with her husband, two children and seven bikes.

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