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traditional tiered cake platter used for High Teas

It would appear that High Tea Melbourne, Australia is quite a popular thing to do both in the central business district as well as at places in the suburbs and outer regions of Victoria.

Melbourne boasts some of the most delicious afternoon tea stop off points, places to sit, relax and sip a warm beverage whilst partaking in some sumptuous delights.

Scattered throughout the city you will find luxury hotels have opened their doors to the public at certain times of the day where you can indulge your taste buds and just let the troubles of the day drift on by.

If there is a special occassion to celebrate, why not consider making a High Tea booking - something certainly different to do. Perhaps consider the same if you are wanting to raise funds for a worthy cause.

Most places have waiter staff to help you with your choices and all food is lovingly prepared by restaurant quality chefs.


Elegant, fine china and polished silverware, lace edged nakins and soft playing music - time to indulge the senses at one of Melbourne's top High Tea venues.

Enjoy High Tea Melbourne Using Fine Boned China

Typical tea cup, plate and saucer used for High teas compliments of https://flic.kr/p/fu6UY4

What Is High Tea?

In the mid 1700's High Tea began in England as an afternoon meal being served mid to late afternoon. The working class male would 'stand' or sit on a high stool whilst eating cakes, scones, meat selections, cheese and drinking warm tea.

Over the years this tradition moved onto the more gentry class rather than the working class - this late afternoon tea serving as pre-theatre meal.

Elegant High Tea Crustless Finger Sandwiches

Elegant High Tea Crustless Finger Sandwiches compliments of https://flic.kr/p/8wPCWA

In Hotels and Tea Shops, the food is traditionally served on a tiered stand. The tiers are filled with sandwiches, usually filled with cucumber, egg and watercress, fish paste, ham, chicken and smoked salmon.

Others tiers and platters are filled with scones, jam and clotted cream, cakes and pastries and other sweet delights.

The beverages usually served are a variety of teas, coffees and cool drinks including Pimms

For more indepth information on what a High Tea is all about, check out these books below. Just click the links and discover the world of sugar and spice and all things nice.

Womens Weekly High Tea Book

AWW High Tea.

High Tea is every girl's dream book, as delightful to look at as it is to cook from. Think finger sandwiches, scones, pastries, cakes, biscuits and slices.

Think linen tablecloths and fine china, proper tea made in a teapot, your best friends gathered round, and lots of gossip. Here's your chance to spoil yourself with cucumber sandwiches, chocolate clairs and raspberry cream sponge.

Flavours of Melbourne Book

Flavours of Melbourne: Favourite Restaurants and Bars in Melbourne's Laneways and Rooftops

This book explores Melbourne's nooks and crannies, upstairs and downstairs and through the complex laneway system.

Beautiful photography, history, recipe, street art, restaurants and bars - all come together in this exciting new book about Melbourne's food and wine scene.

This book is an exceptional guide to what's on offer in food and wine.


Where To Enjoy The High Tea Melbourne Experience?

  • Sofi's is located on the first floor of the Sofitel Melbourne Hotel where elegace and High Tea Melbourne go hand in hand. Sofi's Lounge is open daily from 2:30pm where you may dine on delicious finger sandwiches, hot and cold savories, freshly baked scones with jam and clotted cream, cakes, pastries and delicious desserts.

Tea, coffee, Australian wines and a selection of cocktails and cold beverages are available.

25 Collins Street, Melbourne
Bookings: 9653 7744

Delicious Savoury Selection For High Tea At The Sofitel Melbourne

Delicious Savoury Selection For High tea At The Sofitel Melbourne compliments of https://flic.kr/p/2wTxJF


  • The Windsor Hotel Melbourne has been serving traditional afternoon tea - High Tea - since 1883. Full table service is enjoyed at this Melbourne luxury hotel, offering tiered silver stands filled with freshly baked scones with jam and cream, delicious pastries and gorgeous tiny individual cakes, not to mention the clever selection of finger sandwiches.

    Open daily between 12:00noon and 3:00pm

111 Spring Street, Melbourne
Booking: 9633 6004

High Tea Melbourne Celebrated At The Hotel Windsor

High Tea Melbourne Celebrated At The Hotel Windsor



  • Hoptoun Tea Rooms were established in 1892. In this present day the Tea Rooms are open to the public for High Tea Melbourne during the hours of 12:00 midday and 2:30pm, 7 days a week.

For general enquiries and bookings visit the official website and look under the High Tea drop down selections. Please note that the venue is quite small so bookings are essential

Shop 1 & 2
282 Collins Street, Melbourne
Contact: 9650 2777

Selection Of Delicious Cakes And Pastries At The Hopetoun Tea Rooms

Selection Of Delicious Cakes And Pastries At The Hopetoun Tea Rooms compliments https://flic.kr/p/jtLTMi

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During the Melbourne Archades and Laneways Tour the world famous, art deco 'Block Archade' is  visited - home to the Hopetoun Tea Rooms. 

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  • Madame Brussels is a venue that is steeped in a history of a Melbourne that was kept behind closed doors. Once a thriving brothel business, nowadays it is a triving bar and bistro and venue for garden parties with a difference, not your traditional High Tea Melbourne experience.

Sumptuous delights on offer consist of ...

•    Traditional Poached Chicken Sandwiches on soft white bread
•    Cucumber sandwiches
•    Curried Egg Sandwiches
•    Smoked Double Ham with Gruyere and Dijon
•    Rather Fancy Cupcakes
•    Scones, Jam and Cream

with the usual accompanyments of tea, coffee and delicious cold beverages.

Level 3, 59-63 Bourke St, Melbourne
Bookings : 03 9662 2775



The Langham Hotel boasts 2 different High Tea experiences, The Tiffin afternoon tea or a delicious, chocolate indulgence. Both are celebrated at the ARIA bar and lounge.

Tiffin became the word used in place of the British term 'afternoon tea' in India many years ago and is still used nostalgically to this day.

The Tiffin Afternoon Tea is served with leaf tea, espresso coffee or hot chocolate along with traditional 3 tiered silver stands filled with scones, chantilly cream and preserves, cakes and sandwiches.

The Chocolate Afternoon Tea is served with a delicious selection of chocolate sweets and other afternoon tea favourites. The same selection of beverages are on offer as well.

ARIA bar and lounge | Melba Restaurant
Monday through to Friday
10:00am - 4:30pm
1 Southgate Avenue, Southbank, Melbourne
Bookings: 8696 8888

High Tea at the Langham Hotel, Melbourne - Melba Restaurant compliments of https://flic.kr/p/9J4VMu



  • The Park Hyatt Melbourne, at the Paris end of Melbourne is the place to meet and greet for a delicious High Tea Melbourne experience.

Served between 2:30pm and 5:00pm every day, this is one experience not to be missed.

1 Parliment Square

Off Parliment Place

Bookings: 9224 1234

  • The Westin Melbourne High tea experience is a little less traditional focussing on the more contemporary of food and beverages on offer. The Westin has created a high tea that is based on super foods. Super foods are known for being health-enhancing and rich in antioxidants and phytonutrients.

Along with sweet delicacies that you would normally find at the High Tea expect a little twist on tradition.

205 Collins Street, Melbourne
Bookings: 9635 2222

  • The Myer Mural Hall hosts a high tea event on special occassions throughout the year.

The venue is supurb with the hall restored to its former glory showcasing the world famous art deco murals, the art deco architecture, light fittings and enormous staircase.

A wonderful venue to experience High Tea Melbourne at its best!

6/314-336 Bourke Street, Melbourne
Enquiries and Bookings: 9661 1546

High Tea Experiences Outside Of Melbourne

The Buckingham International shares an old fashioned, traditional and delicious High Tea experience in the Melbourne bayside area.

Freshly baked scones and quiches, scrumptious ribbon sandwiches, macaroons and mouth-watering cakes to eat together with unlimited espresso coffee, tea and herbal infusions.

Every 2nd Sunday
1:30pm - 3:30pm
1130 Nepean Highway,Highett
Bookings essential: 9555 0011



The Olinda Tea House experience is one to be enjoyed high up in the Dandenong Ranges.

Traditional afternoon delights along with teas, coffees and cold beverages this venue offers stunning surrounds, beautiful ambiance and the opportunity to destress.

High Tea sessions are held monthly and have limited seating.

86A Olinda-Monbulk Road, Olinda
Bookings are essential: 9751 0556



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