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The HOT List: Top 20 Mother’s Day High Tea in Melbourne – Sunday 8 May 2016

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This Sunday 8 May is Mother’s Day and high tea is one of the most popular ways to celebrate the special women in your life.

Here’s a list of the Top 20 high teas in Melbourne (which are not sold out yet), some of which are special events just for Mother’s Day.

  1. Langham Melbourne

One of my favourites in Melbourne for the quality of the food and the ambience. The closest to the ‘London afternoon tea’ experience I think. They are running two events for Mother’s Day


The Chocolate Bar High Tea features a contemporary menu of sweet meets savory.

  • Adults $79 including a glass of sparkling wine
  • Adults $89 including free-flow sparkling wine
  • $39.50 per child aged 4 to 12 years


High Tea perched from level 25 with view of the Melbourne skyline. Toblerone trifle, Salted caramel macarons, Pink velvet cupcakes, Oreo waffles, Chocolate-dipped strawberries, Raspberry meringue kisses, our Lindt chocolate fountain, Connoisseur ice creams and more.

  • Adults $99 including a glass of sparkling wine
  • Adults $115 including free-flow sparkling wine
  • $49 per child aged 4 to 12 years
  1. Westin Melbourne

Modern twist on the traditional with an aromatic coffee or herbal Jing tea infusion.

  • $49 AUD per person or $59 per person including a glass of sparkling wine upon arrival.
  1. LuxBite

LuxBite high tea with champagne and the flower arrangement workshop with Kellie from Fig and Bloom. There will be a cake demo by Chef Bernard Chu of LuxBite as well.

  • $195 per person
  1. Om Nom

Christy Tania is Head Chef at Om Nom and specialises in pastries and desserts. The weekend high tea includes French sparkling, Lavazza Grand Riserva Espresso and T-Bar boutique teas.

  • $65 per person minimum 2 guests.
  1. Stables of Como

High tea in the historic grand ballroom of Como House with an unlimited mimosa bar.

  • $110 per person
  1. Bursaria at Abbotsford Convent and The Refectory Werribee Mansion

Decadent delights, ‘Paul Louis’ sparkling wine, samplings of ‘Deitea’ boutique teas, our famous Bursaria homemade lemonade and High Tea treats.

  • $75 per person (children under 3 years of age free*)
  1. The Hotel Windsor

Enjoy this iconic building by indulging in freshly baked scones are served with jam and cream and exquisite pastries sit above delicate finger sandwiches.

One Eleven Spring Street Restaurant

  • $129 per adult; $65 per child 7-12 years; $45 per child 3-6 years
  • 2½ hour duration with unlimited sparkling wine
  • 12 noon – 2:30pm (Limited Availability)
  • 3:30pm – 6:00pm (Limited Availability)

The Grand Ballroom

  • $99 per adult; $65 per child 7-12 years; $45 per child 3-6 years
  • 2 hour duration, 1 glass of sparkling wine on arrival
  • 10am – 12 noon (Limited Availability)
  • 1pm – 3pm (Fully Booked)
  • 4pm – 6pm (Limited Availability)

Bourke Room

  • $99 per adult; $65 per child 7-12 years; $45 per child 3-6 years
  • 2 hour duration, 1 glass of sparkling wine on arrival
  • 10:30am – 12:30pm
  • 1:30pm – 3:30pm (Fully Booked)
  • 4:30pm – 6:30pm

Fancy Nance

  1. Collins Kitchen at Grand Hyatt Melbourne

Scones served with jams, creams and preserves, elegant finger sandwiches, decadent array of desserts and pastries from the kitchen’s patisserie delicately presented on Cristina Re designer tea ware. Sip on a glass of Chandon Brut Rosé whilst exploring the interactive cooking stations. Add the heavenly dessert buffet and a decadent ‘pink’ chocolate fountain. Each booking of two will receive a Cristina Re designer tea cup for mum to take home.

  • $95 Adult, $47.50 Child (6 – 12 years old)
  1. Marriot Melbourne

Buffet of freshly baked scones, ribbon sandwiches, delicate pastries, sweet desserts, live crepe station, glossy chocolate fountains, selection of boutique teas and freshly brewed coffee.

  • $75 per person unlimited sparkling
  1. Hotel Lindrum

Assortment of savoury morsels, sweet treats, 15 different T2 loose leaf blends or Padre espresso coffee

  • $70 per person including a glass of sparkling wine on arrival
  1. Stamford Plaza Hotel

Sweet and savoury bites, fluffy homemade scones and traditional finger sandwiches served on an elegant three-tiered stand. All mums will receive a complimentary gift bag.

  • $75 per adult including glass of sparkling wine
  • $34.50 per child (4-12 years)
  1. Myer Mural Hall

High tea in the heritage Myer Mural Hall. Sparkling wine on arrival as well as sweet and savoury items for the duration of the afternoon tea.

  • $70 per person
  1. Damon Bradley

Ribbon sandwiches, scrumptious fluffy scones, a selection of petite desserts and delicate treats. High Tea includes two glasses of Moscato Rose Gold and a take home nine piece truffle gift box.

  • Adult: $58.00 per person, Child: $35.00 per child ages 12 years and under

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  1. Sheraton Melbourne

La Belle Miette macarons paired with French inspired savoury morsels for Parisian afternoon tea.

  • $45 per person or $55 per person including sparkling wine
  1. Mamor’s Chocolate

High tea in a chocolaterie with an Eastern European sensibility.

  • $65-$75 per person.
  1. Mossgreen Tea Rooms

Sweet and savoury petit-fours and homemade scones with lashings of raspberry jam are showcased by the delightful Butterfly Bloom by Wedgwood fine bone china Teapots, cups and saucers

  • $55-$72 per person
  1. Overnewtown Castle

High tea in a historic Scottish Baronial Castle in Keilor!

  • $60 per person
  1. Yardmill

Raw High Tea workshop revealing the methods used to create the intolerant friendly, vegan and refined sugar free treats at Yardmill’s and includes a take home goodie bag.

  • $115 per person
  1. By Josephine

French patisserie and every every booking comes a hamper of little extra treats to take home for your beloved ‘Maman’.

  • $52 per person
  1. Fancy Nance

Adriano Zumbo’s specialty high tea restaurant with imaginative treats.

  • $45-$65 per person


Joyce Watts

Joyce Watts is a former intellectual property, IT and media lawyer turned entrepreneur. She combines her love for kids, food, travel and bikes into several passion projects.

She owns an online bike store; develops and produces bike-related creative experiences for families via; and writes another popular lifestyle and food blog called MEL: HOT OR NOT The decisive guide to Melbourne with (non-kid related) reviews about things to do and places to go in Melbourne.

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

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