Best High Tea in Melbourne

Considering an Afternoon Tea in Melbourne or a High Tea Melbourne but unsure which establishments offer afternoon tea and which are the best places to go.

We have compiled a list of the best afternoon tea Melbourne can provide, so if you are looking for the perfect afternoon tea with friends, a romantic valentines afternoon tea, a mothers day afternoon tea treat for your mum, a fathers day treat for your dad or just a special treat for yourself, check out:

Best High Tea Melbourne Has To Offer

The Conservatory Restaurant

Level 1 Crown Towers, Whiteman St, Southbank VIC 3006

Step into the Conservatory, Melbourne’s finest and most indulgent buffet.

Located in the heart of Melbourne’s Southbank, Conservatory offers a diverse and exciting spread of international cuisine with Yarra views which is open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and high tea.

Visit the website for further details

The Hotel Windsor

111 Spring St, Melbourne VIC 3000

Throughout the school holidays The Hotel Windsor will be open daily for high tea. The Windsor’s Afternoon Tea is the longest-running in Melbourne, served in the elegant, colonial-era dining room, One Eleven.

Currently helmed by Executive Pastry Chef Felix Goodwin and a dedicated patissier team, it is an unmissable experience that blends tradition with modernity.

Enjoy Champagne, beautiful sandwiches and desserts, specialty tea, and scones with jam and cream – a ritual since 1883.

Prices start from $89 on weekdays and $99 on weekends. Served daily from 12 noon

Hopetoun Tea Rooms

421 Bourke St, Melbourne VIC 3000

The experience begins with the concierge welcoming you at the portals of the 1859 building, you are escorted into a world reminiscent of the Victorian era.

Every touchpoint will accentuate the experience, may it be the leather of the sofa, the silver tea sets or the classical melodies being played live on the grand piano.

The world’s finest specialty teas are served exactly the same way as they were served in 1892 but they are now accompanied with savouries and pastries which appeal to the taste buds of the modern-day patrons.

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Old Man Drew – Miss Violets Tea Rooms

359-361 Mt Alexander Rd, Ascot Vale VIC 3032

Indulge in a delightful afternoon of luxury and elegance as you step back in time. Miss Violets High Tea room prides itself on tradition.

The room is set with Royal Albert China, crystal chandeliers, white starched tablecloths and fresh flowers.

The High Tea menu consists of a glass of champagne on arrival, a seasonal selection of vintage and classic hot and cold savoury finger food including ribbon sandwiches and Mrs. Drew’s’ famous sausage rolls.

This is followed by scones, served with homemade raspberry jam and freshly hand whipped cream, and an array of luscious small cakes.

Priced at $85.00 per head – note that an extra $10.00 charge applies. Served Saturday and Sunday from 3:00pm to 5:00pm, and bookings are essential

The Tea Room NGV

180 St Kilda Rd, Southbank VIC 3006

The Tea Room, located on Level 1 of the National Gallery offers a modern interpretation of a timeless tradition. You will get to enjoy macarons, éclairs, cakes and savouries, all handmade by a team of pastry chefs. Please book in advance.

Open daily from 10.00am – 5.00pm. Visit the website for further details

Madame Brussels

3/59 Bourke St, Melbourne VIC 3000

Artificial grass, vintage white metal chairs and colourful parasols set the scene for this unique venue. You may know Madame Brussels best for its cocktails, but check out the Garden packages on Saturday and Sunday to enjoy an unconventional high tea under sunshine.

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Jardin Tan

Royal Botanic Gardens, Birdwood Ave, South Yarra VIC 3141

Set within the lush green of Melbourne’s Royal Botanical Gardens, Jardin Tan explores organic and locally sourced produce.

The warm and welcoming space provides the perfect sanctuary for groups big and small to enjoy a drink and bite to eat.

From the Kiosk serving take-away coffee, beverages and house-made gelato; to the garden deck to enjoy a drink with friends and a spot in the sunshine; to the spacious Eatery for dine-in, Jardin Tan has something for everyone.

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The Westin

205 Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000

Experience an indulgent seasonal high tea in the surrounds of the Lobby Lounge and revel in three tiers of sweet and savoury delights.

You’ll get to enjoy fresh cream and berry conserve, delicious finger sandwiches and sweet delights such as orange pound cake with salted dulce de leche, Apple and almond crumble profiterole, Lemon meringue pie and macarons.

Priced from $65 per person – including unlimited Vittoria coffee blends and Jing Herbal Infusions

Serving Monday – Sunday 11:00am – 4:00pm

Langham Melbourne

1 Southgate Ave, Southbank VIC 3006

In 1865, The Langham, London served luxury Afternoon Tea to hotel guests. That pioneering service soon became a timeless tradition.

One that lives on today at The Langham, Melbourne. Taste pastries created by The Langham, Melbourne’s chefs and served with specialty tea from British tea brand, JING.

There are sandwiches and a selection of handmade pastries. The scones are served with Yarra Valley clotted cream and macerated strawberry preserve.

Served Monday to Sunday 10.00am – 12 noon; 1.00pm – 3.00pm and 4.00pm – 6.00pm.

Om Nom Kitchen – Adelphi Hotel

187 Flinders Ln, Melbourne VIC 3000

Located within the Adelphi Hotel, high tea is served with a modern twist. Savoury items include tartlets, scones and blinis. For sweets there are macarons, pavlovas, layer cakes and profiteroles as well as a Lamingtart.

Priced from $75; children’s high tea $49 under 12s. Served weekends from 12 noon – 2.30pm

Collins Kitchen at the Grand Hyatt

123 Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000

Named after the hotel’s prestigious location on Collins Street, Collins Kitchen offers guests a unique dining experience.

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

Priced at $99 per person; $49.50 per child. Served weekends 12:30pm – 3:00pm

Damon Bradley

3 Southgate Ave, Southbank VIC 3006

Afternoon tea at Damon Bradley is an experience that delivers tradition, elegance and delicious delicacies. One of life’s simple pleasures, enjoy a beautiful selection of cakes, teas and hand crafted finger sandwiches.

Prices $65 per person (Minimum two people). Gluten free options available, additional $10 per stand.

Served from Wednesday to Sunday 10.00am – 4.00pm

Royal St Collins

Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000

The Royal is a European tea house serving you a beautiful high tea, breakfast, lunch and dessert. You’ll enjoy a set of high tea sweets and point sandwiches from the mini dessert platter and point sandwich platter.

Offering Rose water and date, and orange blossom scones served with jam and cream.

Open daily from 10:30am to 5:30pm. Visit the website for further details

The Tea Rooms 1892

The Block Arcade, Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000

The Tearooms 1892 is located in the historic Block Arcade in Melbourne. From the emerald green wallpaper, etched mirror and chandeliers to the fine bone china, the decor is much the same as it was back then.

Whether it’s a birthday surprise or keeping up with tradition, there’s always a reason to celebrate with High Tea. They cater for Gluten free, vegetarians and pescatarians.

Served daily from 11.00am. Visit the website for further details

Strangers Corridor at Parliament House

1 Spring St, Melbourne VIC 3000

Enjoy lunch in the restaurant on level one at Parliament. Elegant, with dark timbers, contemporary artworks and accents of gold, red and pink tones.

They aim to use locally grown and produced Victorian foods wherever possible to offer the best quality seasonal menus.

The changing menus showcase the richness and diversity of Victoria’s produce, with each menu featuring the flavours of different geographical regions in Victoria.

Lunch available 12 noon – 2.00pm on weekdays. Visit the website for further details

No35 Sofitel Melbourne

25 Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000

At No35, fine food is served with joy. Their high tea serves up some delicious treats such as matcha & citrus entremet, ginger crème brûlée tartlet with Calypso mango and assorted macarons.

There are freshly baked sultana scones served with Tahitian vanilla Chantilly cream and homemade preserves as well as delicious savoury finger sandwiches.

Served Sundays. Visit the website for further details

Mary Eats Cake

13 Leith Rd, Montrose VIC 3765

This country glam venue is set in the quaint leafy suburb of Montrose close to Mount Dandenong and on the way to the Yarra Valley.

A high tea sanctuary famous for its main tea house, garden and private tea rooms. It is the perfect place to catch up with friends and family over a delicious High Tea.

Enjoy delicious finger sandwiches and tartlets and exquisite desserts such as mille-feuille and tea cakes. There are fresh lemonade scones too.

Priced at $65pp (weekdays) $72pp (weekends). Served Wednesday – Sunday. All sessions are 2 hours duration

Mámor Chocolates & High Tea Szalón

153 Johnston St, Collingwood VIC 3066

Mamor is where maximalism meets old world Europe in the heart of Collingwood. Their French Patisserie and chocolates have been lovingly handcrafted onsite by Chef de Patisserie.

You can sip from vintage china tea cups with tea poured from polished silver pots. High tea is by appointment only, bookings must be booked and paid online. There is a luxe, petit and chocolate high tea.

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Coombe Yarra Valley

673-675 Maroondah Hwy, Coldstream VIC 3770

The high tea offering at Coombe Yarra Valley includes a selection of; elegant finger sandwiches; freshly baked scones with house made jams and clotted cream; and a selection of cakes and desserts served alongside free-flowing Coombe Sparkling NV.

Cost $55.00 per person

The new Premium High Tea includes a Melba Bellini cocktail on arrival, Brioche lobster bun and other carefully selected Chef Specials.

Cost $75 per person

Available Thursday and Sunday from 2:30pm

Glazed Gluten Free Patiserrie

Carre St, Elsternwick VIC 3185

Glazed high tes is all free from gluten, dairy, nuts and vegan options are available. Savoury treats include quiche, pasties, wraps and rolls.

For sweets there are biscuits, scones, tarts and gateau. An unlimited specialty coffee and a wide range of teas including their house blended tea.

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The Continental Sorrento

1 Ocean Beach Rd, Sorrento VIC 3943

Indulge is a selection of sweet and savoury delights prepared by a talented team of chefs. There are traditional scones with homemade jams and cream, finger sandwiches and pastries that are served with specialty teas by Yugen Tea.

Served Sunday from 12 noon – 5.00pm. Visit the website for further details

Essence on Exhibition at Regency Towers

Corner Exhibition &, Lonsdale St, Melbourne VIC 3000

Essence on Exhibition embraces the best of Victoria’s local seasonal produce to create inspired dishes.

The varied cuisine is complemented by the contemporary surroundings, with floor-to-ceiling windows, polished jarrah floorboards, and open plan kitchen combining to create a warm and distinctive ambience.

It is the perfect spot for a high tea in Melbourne.

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Lancemore Mansion Hotel Werribee Park

Escarpment Rd, Werribee South VIC 3030

Lancemore Mansion Hotel Werribee Park have a lavish spread of sweet and savoury delicacies. High tea is served in Joseph’s Dining overlooking the gardens of Werribee Gardens. Bookings are essential.

Priced from $85 per person including a glass of Mumm Champagne, children are at $55 per person. Served every weekend

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