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27 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 2022 is Sunday 8 May 2022 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.

Finally, if you want to buy Mother's Day flowers, check out the beautiful range from Interflora offering Mothers Day flowers delivery in Melbourne, throughout Australia and international flower delivery

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1. Mary Eats Cake, Brunswick & Montrose

From Friday 6 – Sunday 8 May, Mary Eats Cake Brunswick and Mary Eats Cake Montrose will be transformed into a grand royal setting fit for a Queen!

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.

Price: $119 per adult includes: 

  • ‘The Royal’ cocktail on arrival
  • Mary’s Royal themed High Tea menu: includes four delectable savoury and four exquisite desserts fit for a Queen (or King!).
  • Bottomless French sparkling
  • Bottomless fresh scones with jam and cream
  • A selection of Mary’s finest in-house blended teas
  • A Royal Themed take-home gift
  • A selection of Bonbons to finish 

$69 per child (10 years and under) includes: 

  • Two sandwiches
  • One savoury
  • Bottomless scones
  • A Royal cupcake
  • One drink (hot chocolate/soft drink/juice)
  • Take home gift & kids activity pack

They also offer 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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2. Chateau Yering, Yarra Valley

This Mother’s Day, throw back 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!

Mother’s Day High Tea Chateau Yering Hotel, 42 Melba Highway, Yering, +61 3 9237 3333

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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 8 May and will have their first seating at 12:00pm to 2:30pm and second seating at 3:30pm to 5:30pm.

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

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4. Sage Hotel, Ringwood

Bring together all the wonderful mothers and mother figures in your life for a high tea celebration to show them how fantastic and amazing they are at the Sage Hotel Ringwood’s Partake Restaurant.

The high tea experience includes an abundance of delicious sweet and savoury items such as a selection of house-made fluffy cakes and pastries, tasty finger sandwiches, delicious savoury bites and their infamous scones with house-made jams and cream served on 3-tier stands for you to enjoy.

For drinks, sip on a glass of Yarra Valley bubbles, barista-made coffee or choose a selection of traditional and herbal teas. 

Mother’s Day High Tea at Sage Hotels, 211 Maroondah Highway, Ringwood, +61 3 8845 1100, tony.milton@sage-hotels.com

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5. 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 Wednesdays to Sundays you can bask in the elegant, colonial-era dining room and feast upon the sweet and savoury delights prepared by Executive Pastry Chef Felix Goodwin and his dedicated patissier team.

What more could you ask for than an afternoon of Champagne, beautiful sandwiches, desserts, specialty tea and scones with jam and cream?

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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6. 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 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.

This 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 10 am for brunch and another at 2 pm for an afternoon sitting.

To make this experience even better, mum, grandma, aunt and the mother figure in your life will receive a special treat to take-home and remember the special day.

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

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7. 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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8. 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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9. 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.

Their Cristina Re’s elegant teaware will take the high tea experience a step further as you sip on a delectable array of fine tea on coloured and patterned vintage inspired fine china paired with teacups and teapots, all trimmed in 24-carat gold.

The restaurant’s selection of melt-in-your-mouth macarons and artfully hand-crafted petit-fours by Head Pastry Chef, Louis Bioteau, will perfectly top off your Mother’s Day high tea celebration!

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

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10. The Conservatory, Crown Melbourne 

The perfect way to celebrate Mother’s Day is waiting for you at Crown Melbourne!

Their High Tea experience includes a range of delicious sweet and savoury items, as well as a selection of teas, coffee and Champagne to spoil your Mum in the best way possible during this special day!

Crown Melbourne, 8 Whiteman Street, Southbank, +61 3 9292 8888

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11. 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 at the Hotel Chadstone’s Mother’s Day Celebration.

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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12. Little Collins Kitchen, Sheraton Melbourne

For a warm and comfortable Mother’s Day High Tea experience head to Little Collins Kitchen – the best venue to sit and sip away an afternoon with the best Mum in the world! The menu features a beautifully balanced array of High Tea classics and floral flavours. 

What better way to show your Mum how much you care than by spending some quality time together on her special day?

Little Collins Kitchen, 27 Little Collins Street, Melbourne, +61 3 9290 1000

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13. Westin Hotel, Melbourne

At the Westin hotel enjoy Mother's Day High Tea served in the Lobby Lounge on Sunday 9 May.

The Mother's Day event includes free-flowing Chandon NV Rosé, live jazz entertainment, a special gift for mum to take home and unlimited Vittoria Coffee blends, hot chocolate and Jing Tea herbal infusions.

Price:

$124 per adult

$49 per child (aged 4 – 12 years)

Seating times:

10:30am – 1:00pm

2:30pm – 5:00pm

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

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14. 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. 

The Langham afternoon tea with Wedgewood begins the high tea with a traditional three-tiered stand featuring gourmet sandwiches, warm savouries and a selection of handmade pastries. Fluffy scones are presented with rose preserve, Yarra Valley pure cream and lemon curd.

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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15. The Stables of Como, South Yarra

Afternoons were made for indulging in a tower of light sandwiches and petit fours, whilst sipping on a sparkling wine medley from The Stables of Como‘s well known mimosa bar.

Baristas serve up Allpress Espresso for the duration of what promises to be a unique high tea sitting, full or character, lavish servings and just the right amount of elegance.

You can also organise for high tea to be delivered in Melbourne.

Price: $65 per person, kids tea $40

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

16. Collins Coffee House, Melbourne

Indulge in a luxurious affair with a bespoke High Tea inspired by a bygone era of elegance.

High Tea in Style is a luxurious affair at Collins Coffee House, 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.

$79 Adult | $39.50 Child

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

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17. Mornington Railway, Mornington

The Heritage Train Ride & Mother's Day Tea Party experience is the right track to go on if you're looking to give mum, Nanna, Auntie or that special someone a scenic yet lovely afternoon indulging in fresh scones with jam and cream, served with bottomless tea or coffee!

Available only on Sunday 8 May, choose between enjoying either their Morning Tea at 10 am or Afternoon Tea at 12 pm, during the journey through the Mornington Peninsula hinterland.

Note that advanced bookings are required and that this event is in addition to your train fares.

Mother's Day Tea Party & Heritage Train Ride, Mornington Railway

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18. 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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19. Vibe Hotel Melbourne, Melbourne

Celebrate remarkable mothers with a Mother's Day High Tea celebration at the Vibe Hotel Melbourne.

Each table will be served a TeaDrop Tea paired with a special menu prepared by the restaurant's chef to create a scrumptious variety of sweet and savoury bites. On top of this guests will also receive a complimentary small grazing box and a bottle of wine just for mum!

Vibe Hotel Melbourne 1 Queen Street, Melbourne, 03 9958 9100, melbourne@stmarksroadco.com

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20. 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 one are invited to join in and indulge on delicious snacks in the beautiful sculpture garden and later on learn about the enduring resilience of Karl Duldig and Slawa Horowitz-Duldig as they 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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21. MNunawading Homemaker HQ, Nunawading

The MNunawading Homemaker HQ Mother's Day Flower Workshop and High Tea will get Mum playing with gorgeous, seasonal blooms and later on sip on the best afternoon high tea!

The workshop is great for beginners and is the perfect bonding activity to enjoy with mum this mothers day.

During the activity, participants will learn what's in season and how to pick your own ingredients to add to arrangements, how to condition and prepare flowers for arranging, how to arrange a beautiful hand-tied posy into a vase, different styles of wrapping using foraged or recycled materials, and how to wrap your beautiful bunch in your own unique style ready to take home.

HMNunawading Homemaker HQ, 372 Whitehorse Road, Nunawading, +61 3 9878 1888

22. Stamford Plaza Melbourne, Melbourne

Does your mum love wine? Then the Mother's day celebration at Stamford Plaza Melbourne might just be the perfect spot to take her!

The high tea event is filled with declious afternoon delights such as the corn fed chicken & holy basil aioli sandwich, crepe of tasman smoked salmon, traditional scones, chantilly cream and marmalade and perhaps the most important part, free flow sparkling wine to sip on the entire afternoon!

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

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23. Platter Pantry, Croydon

The High Cheese and Tea at Platter Pantry will give mum a ‘gouda' time as she indulges on three French cheeses with quince, crackers, unlimited bread & grapes in a gorgeous French-style restaurant.

The High Tea package will also include:

  • Assortment of sweets & Platter Pantry cakes
  • Freshly baked lemonade scones w jam, lemon curd & vanilla cream
  • Assortment of tea sandwiches (chicken mayo & cucumber royal)
  • Warm petite quiches
  • One glass of French Champagne
  • One French Martini
  • Unlimited cups of Tea

Kids 12 and under also have a special menu which includes:

  • 1 hot chocolate or baby chino
  • Ham & Cheese Sandwiches
  • 1 x quiche
  • 2 Mini cakes
  • Fruit Kebabs
  • Unlimited Juice (apple or orange)

Platter Pantry, 71 Wicklow Avenue, Croydon, hello@platterpantry.com

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24. The Crown Melbourne, Southbank

Panoramic city views and contemporary luxury, The Crown Melbourne has got an intimate and glamurous Mother’s Day High Tea experience that is as special as mum herself.

Guests and their mums will get to pamper themselves over an abundant selection of cakes, desserts, savoury pastries and more while taking in sweeping views of the Yarra River.

The Crown Melbourne, 8 Whiteman Street, Southbank Melbourne, 03 9292 8888

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25. Tiffin and Art Exhibition, East Melbourne

Whether you want to enjoy it indoors or outdoors, This high tea experience from Tiffin and Art Exhibition is sure to make mum feel loved and feel special on this wonderful day!

During the event, guest will also get to view the art exhibition entitled “In a Weird Way” by Stephanie Siu while sipping on a glass of Pommery Brut Royal Champagne and enjoying delicious savoury and sweet treats and artisan teas by High Tea with Harriet.

Tiffin and Art Exhibition, Shop 2 Tribeca Plaza, 412 Victoria Parade, East Melbourne, 0416 088 000

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26. 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 includeas a complimentary sparkling rose wine on arrival.

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

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27. Museum Victoria, Carlton

Make Mother's Day special this year by treating Mum to a luxurious High Tea at Melbourne Museum and Immigration Museum where she will be surrounded by a wonderous space as she indulges in the best one-of-a-kind treats!

Choose from one of the three locations that will also give you full-day access to either the Melbourne Museum to enjoy a wide range of experiences on top of your delicious high tea! This will also give mum the wonderful opportunity of being treated to a wide range of experiences such as being introduced to the awe-inspiring Horridus Triceratops!

Also included in this package is a complimentary glass of sparkling wine upon arrival to complement and a surprise gift to take home!

Mother's Day High Tea, +613 8341 7777, mvbookings@museum.vic.gov.au

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28. Rippon Lea Estate, Elsternwick

The iconic Rippon Lea Estate has prepared a beautiful and sumptuous high tea experience at their opulent gardens to celebrate all mothers this coming Mother’s Day.

Enjoy a glass of bubbles, a menu of delicate sweet and savoury delights, bottomless tea and brewed coffee at the estate's picturesque gardens. After indulging in these afternoon delights, Make an afternoon of it and take a stroll around the beautiful grounds as admission is included with the ticket.

Rippon Lea House and Gardens, 192 Hotham Street, Elsternwick, 03 9523 6095, ripponlea@nattrust.com.au

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29. Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne

For an extra special high tea event, perfect for an extra special mum, head on over to the Royal Botanic Garden's Garden House where they'll be serving a Delightful edible botanical-inspired extravaganza brought to you by Atlantic Group® and Get Caked by Lisa!

You can enjoy these beautiful and delectable garden-inspired High Tea treats every Sunday from May to August.

Royal Botanic Gardens, Gardens House, Birdwood Avenue, Melbourne, +61 3 9252 2429, rbg@rbg.vic.gov.au

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30. Miss Noble, Yarraville

Is mum a fan of the lovely tail of Alice in Wonderland? We'll then, for this year's mother's day bring her over to Miss noble for a Wonderland-themed high tea experience! On top of the delicious and refreshing food and beverages, mums along with their kids will get to take home a special Mother's Day & kids gift!

Miss noble, 8 Minnie Street, Yarraville Melbourne, sarah@missnoble.com.au

31. The LUME Melbourne

Treat mum to a memory of a lifetime by taking her to The LUME Melbourne for a 90-minute high tea experience inside a fully immersive sensory experience that brings to life the artistic and wonderful works of Vincent Van Gogh

Cafe Terrace 1888 which is located inside The LUME, has crafted an exquisite high tea menu just for this special day. The menu includes french inspired treats including brioche baguettes, raspberry macaroons, apricot scones and a handful of savory delights! All of which are sure to make mum smile with delight!

The LUME, 5 Convention Centre Place South Wharf, 1300 553 265, enquiries.melbourne@thelume.com

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