The good old fashioned High Tea is back in Melbourne, and what could be more fabulous than an afternoon of fine china, warm teas, pretty dresses and desserts galore?
How about a little afternoon delight? Melbourne has a plethora of amazing afternoon tea venues, but nobody does High Tea quite like the following establishments.
Decadent fantasies come alive at The Langham, one of Melbourne's most charming afternoon tea venues. During the week, delight in nostalgic Tiffin, served on a traditional three tiered silver stand.
On the weekend, discover The Langham Chocolate Bar, an indulgent spread of chocolate treats served along with a three-tiered silver stand of time-honoured favourites.
The Windsor has been serving traditional afternoon tea, complete with three-tiered silver stands, since 1883. This renowned Melbourne institution is more delicious and sophisticated than ever with an elegant, traditional menu.
Feast on an assortment of ribbon sandwiches, famous baked raisin and vanilla scones and grand French pastries or cakes, handmade and served with Ronnefeldt fine tea. The Windsor serves traditional afternoon teas between 3pm and 5pm Mondays to Fridays and depending on the season, weekend services include a special chocolate or ice cream indulgence menu.
If you're after an afternoon tea experience that is a little more intimate, Lulabelle's offers a personalised and opulent High Tea ideal for relaxed afternoons with girlfriends.
Owner Louisa says that High Tea is extremely popular at her Camberwell establishment.
I think High Tea is something people see as very indulgent, dignified and special. Rather than booking a high tea at a big hotel, where there is normally a smorgasbord of delectable treats, we provide each person with their own tiered plate."
Lulabelle's offer a high tea for $35.00 per person (for a one and a half hour sitting), that includes ribbon sandwiches, little cupcakes, scones with jam and cream, chocolate-dipped strawberries and mini vanilla cakes. You may also have as much T2 tea and Lavazza coffee as you like.
High Tea lets us relive the glamour of past eras and is an open invitation to get dressed up and spend all afternoon treating yourself to dainty cakes and fabulous tea. What better way to spend an afternoon in Melbourne?