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Monty's Tearoom - Mont De Lancey

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by Tricia Ziemer (subscribe)
Television Producer & Photojournalist with a passion for sharing adventures in and around Melbourne, Australia. See my www.youtube.com/user/tmztvaustralia for other adventures. Subscribe to me so I can tell you of upcoming fab things not to miss.
Published July 18th 2019
Scones, cakes, light lunches and tea at Monty's Tea Rooms
Dine-in art deco style and go back in time at these stunning tea rooms.

Monty's Tea Rooms at Mont De Lancy Historic Homes
Monty's Tea Rooms at Mont De Lancy Historic Homes - All photos except this one by Tricia Ziemer


High tea is all the rage as it evokes the love of tasty homemade scones and cakes and a good old fashioned, brewed tea. And tea has come a long way from just Earl Grey. There is a huge variety of tea blends tea now that give off the most heavenly scents. It is really quite hard to select the next flavour to taste.

Books from the olderr era are fascinating
Books from the olderr era are fascinating


On top of the fact that I do not know anyone who does not like high tea, I have never encountered anyone who does not love sharing it in an old-world environment. And if you are an art deco fanatic like I am, there is only one place to head to for this very special high tea.

To enjoy this special ambience head straight for Monty's Tea Room at Mont De Lancey Historic Homestead.

Art Deco Statues are breath taking
Art Deco Statues are breath taking

Mont De Lancey Historic Homestead has tours
Mont De Lancey Historic Homestead has tours


You definitely need to make a day of this escape from the city, as you will want to tour the blacksmith and the historic homestead, the museum and the art gallery and see the lovely crafts on special in the shops. I wonder if the blacksmith would roast some marshmallows for us.

See how they cooked in the old days
See how they cooked in the old days


If you are after a good walk, check the steps you have taken on your wrist gadget, and you will realise you have covered your k's for the day - so you have room for a treat. After all that, you can sate your built-up appetite with a stop in the tea rooms.

Art deco styled around you
Art deco styles around you sets the ambience


These tea rooms are the brainchild of a husband-wife team and the head chef is their son. It is a brilliant family affair of the highest class. It is a light, bright and warm and toasty cafe, with a grand menu. They are often booked out by groups, so make sure you phone ahead to make sure they are not full.

After a guided tour it is time for high tea
After a guided tour it is time for high tea


However, they do have some outside seating, and you can take your food away to lovely spots and tables and gazebos spread around the spacious grounds. It makes for a lovely picnic as they have light lunches as well.

Stop in the gift shop for more treats
Stop in the gift shop for more treats


You are surrounded by stunning art deco statues, artwork, furniture. It creates a lovely ambience. You could organise a 1920's dress-up party and really enjoy the environment.

See blacksmiths at work
See blacksmiths at work


They also have beautiful old books and magazines of the day to enjoy. So just do it, you will not regret the trip to the lovely hills of outer eastern Melbourne.

Stunning works on at the art gallery all year round
Stunning works on at the art gallery all year round


Plan a stunning wedding at old chapel
Plan a stunning wedding at old chapel
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Why? You would love high tea in an art-deco style
When: Open every day except Monday and Tuesday
Phone: 0403 415 194
Where: 71 Wellington Road, Mont De Lancey, Victoria
Cost: As per menu
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