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.
Here, 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.
Enjoy 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.
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.
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
Tea, coffee, Australian wines and a selection of cocktails and cold beverages are available.
25 Collins Street, Melbourne
Bookings: 9653 7744
111 Spring Street, Melbourne
Booking: 9633 6004
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
During the Melbourne Archades and Laneways Tour the world famous, art deco 'Block Archade' is visited - home to the Hopetoun Tea Rooms. Something not to be missed when visiting the Melbourne business district
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High Tea With A Real Difference!
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
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
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
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 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
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
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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And just a reminder that during the Melbourne Archades and Laneways Tour the world famous, art deco 'Block Archade' is visited - home to the Hopetoun Tea Rooms. Something not to be missed when visiting the Melbourne business district
Click The Image below For More Details On This Amazing Tour