If you're looking for a fancy way to spend an afternoon, then you really can't look past a High Tea. With so many places all over Melbourne offering this dainty meal, it can be hard to sort the good from the bad. We've got a few ideas of some great places to try, but we want your opinions on where we can enjoy the best High Tea in Melbourne.
The newly re-opened Myer Mural Hall has to be one of the most elegant High Tea locations. Dine on scones, macarons, sandwiches, and dainty cakes, while enjoying the luxurious surroundings and fine china. You'll start your high tea with a glass of sparkling, and end it feeling full but very refined. This high tea is at the pricier end of the list, but at $70 per person you can expect to be pampered. Perfect for special occasions like birthdays, baby showers, and bridal parties.
The Emerald Peacock put a twist on the classic high tea, renaming it the Girls Picnic. Enjoy their refreshing peach ice tea, as well as sandwiches, cupcakes, and macarons. This is a great way to escape for the afternoon, whilst remaining in the middle of the city.
Madame Brussels also favours the outdoors with their Garden Parties taking the place of High Tea on the menu. This delight will set you back $38 per head. You'll enjoy all those old fashioned sandwiches like pickles and ham, curried egg, and chicken and cucumber. To get the garden party started, of course you'll also have to enjoy a jug of PIMMS.
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There are many more worthy places that we're sure some will mention. You might enjoy High Tea at one of Melbourne's fanciest hotels, or prefer smaller cafes to enjoy your dainty treats. High tea can range anywhere from $25 to $100, but each one provides a lovely experience. Have you tried one that just ticks all the boxes?
The most exquisite high tea I have ever had is at Mamor Chocolate Salon in Johnston Street, Collingwood. It is decadent, elegant, extravagant and incredibly delicious - everything is baked fresh on the day on site and the chocolates at the end are to die for and all handmade on the premises.
By Julie Mundy - senior reviewer Tuesday, 3rd of July @ 04:29 am
The Windsor Hotel's offering looks fantastic - dainty cakes, lovely pastries, silver stands. And it's a lovely old world hotel. But at $59 it's definitely not a cheap option!
By Sue Williams - senior reviewer Tuesday, 6th of September @ 06:37 am
Westin Hotel Melbourne city
By david168 - reader Sunday, 16th of October @ 11:41 am
Darn auto correct, that should have read sofitel
Windsor Hotel for tea is best, but it is the most expensive. The quality and service of the Windsor is spectacular. Tea at the NGV we have done three times, and I have not been able to fault anything there. The Langham has the most marvellous chicken sandwiches in their high tea.
By Anonymous Wednesday, 14th of September @ 04:04 am
The best high tea I have had so far is at the Windsor Hotel. I went on a weekend so there was a full dessert buffet which was just amazing. The quality of food and service was fantastic. It is best to be seated in the restaurant than one of the ballrooms, which they convert into seating space when it is busy. Compared to the Windsor, the Langham Hotel high tea was disappointing. There was much less variety and the ambience and service was nowhere as good. Although I do agree that their chicken sandwiches were pretty good.
By Steph Chew - senior reviewer Wednesday, 14th of September @ 07:43 am
the windsor is the best high tea
By Anonymous Sunday, 22nd of April @ 07:51 am
By Anonymous Wednesday, 13th of June @ 12:42 am
Yes, another vote for Mamor. Handmade chocolates. Yum!
I really loved the High Tea on offer at the Jump Inn in Wonga Park,went with my friends and and the food and service were fantastic in a beautiful part of the country,will definetely go back again,nice to leave Mr behind and enjoy our afternoon
By Anonymous Wednesday, 16th of January @ 12:18 am
Where A Girl Goes, the flagship store of Cristina Re in Collingwood, Melbourne.
By Anonymous Thursday, 7th of February @ 02:51 am
I'm trying high tea in a new wool shop in Fitzroy tomorrow. So excited!
By Anonymous Saturday, 23rd of February @ 03:12 am
I just have to mention a bad experience with High Tea this afternoon. We went to the Rendezvous Hotel in Flinders St. No ambience; we faced a dark servery and the table top had chisel marks in it. The 8 sandwiches were colorless and unimaginative, the 2 scones were accompanied by insuffucient jam and cream and the rest was all macaroons, cup cakes and a lamington cut in half. We had almost finished and were still waiting for tea or coffee. We eventually had to go in search of staff and ask for it. Cutlery consisted of a very large knife and fork.