Best High Tea in Melbourne

Melbourne is among the world’s best food cities, so it’s no surprise it’s also home to some of the best high tea experiences in Australia.

There are many high tea venues to choose from, so we have done the hard work and put together a list of our favourite Melbourne High Tea venues. Us lucky High Tea Society contributors give our reviews a star rating and these are the top-rated High Tea reviews.

Best High Tea Melbourne:

English High Tea at The Conservatory, Crown Melbourne

The Conservatory, Crown Melbourne 5 stars

The English High Tea at The Conservatory, is erved in the glamorous setting of The Conservatory at Crown Melbourne, this is a decadent and lavish High Tea experience with the added bonus of a view across the Yarra River.

8 Whiteman Street, Southbank
High Tea The Conservatory Crown Melbourne Review


Afternoon Tea The Hotel Windsor Melbourne

The Hotel Windsor 5 stars

The Hotel Windsor in Melbourne boasts old-school class and elegance with over 130 years of experience in the business of meticulously made desserts. Where better for an ultra-traditional afternoon tea?

111 Spring Street, Melbourne
High Tea The Hotel Windsor Melbourne Review


High Tea Grand Hyatt Melbourne

The Grand Hyatt Melbourne 4.5 stars

The Grand Hyatt is able to cater for almost any dietary requirement something to suit any palate – from the spicy to the mild. For the more traditional there are divine chicken sandwiches and salmon with cream cheese rolls. However if you are feeling particularly adventurous why not try the chirashi sushi?

123 Collins Street, Melbourne
High Tea Grand Hyatt Melbourne Review


High Tea at the Westin Hotel Melbourne
High Tea at the Westin Hotel Melbourne

Westin Hotel Melbourne 4.5 stars

Be greeted by a glass of Moet or Chandon champagne and enjoy the vista of Melbourne’s Town Square. You’ll also be impressed by the beautifully presented treats that are adorned with edible flowers.

205 Collins Street, Melbourne
High Tea The Westin Melbourne Review


High Tea Sofitel Melbourne

Sofitel Hotel Melbourne 4.5 stars

The Sofitel serves high tea seven days a week. A traditional high tea is offered from Monday to Friday. However the weekend buffet menu, which features all the hallmarks of the weekday menu has an additional selection of pastries and desserts. We recommend the croque monsieur.

25 Collins Street, Melbourne
High Tea Sofitel Melbourne Review


Clarke Sisters High Tea InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto

InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto 4.5 stars

Served in the hotel’s light-filled Alluvial atrium, The Clarke Sisters’ Tea Party experience, named after the two high-tea loving sisters who both married the man who commissioned the original Rialto building, is decadent and delightful. It features everything you could want from a great high tea – from the French champagne on arrival, to the classic white table linen, charming service and the appearance of the dessert trolley at the conclusion of the meal.

495 Collins Street, Melbourne
High Tea InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto Review

High Tea at Om Nom

Om Nom, Adelphi Hotel 4 stars

The Adelphi opened in the early 90’s and was the first of its kind – forging a new kind of hotel movement globally. Owned by Melbourne’s iconic architects Mr’s Denton Corker and Marshall, the three designed a hotel they would want to stay at: luxurious with a touch of whimsy.

187 Flinders Lane Melbourne
High Tea Om Nom, Adelphi Hotel Melbourne Review


Mamor Chocolates and High Tea Szalon

Mámor Chocolates & High Tea Szalón 4 stars

With its red and black velvet curtains, crystal chandeliers, antique baroque furniture, mismatched fine bone china and petite silverware, high tea at Mamor is a truly decadent experience. Pastry chef Janet McKenzie is the new mistress of Mamor, and has produced an extensive high tea menu that can also be refined for vegans and the gluten intolerant. She also offers a specialised ‘seven sins of chocolate’ high tea menu in a nod to the szalon’s range of chocolates made on-site. The salmon pate and cucumber sandwiches were a standout for High Tea Society, and the mini parmesan shortbreads with beetroot pesto were indeed very moreish.

153 Johnston Street, Collingwood
High Tea Mamor Chocolates Review


High Tea Mary Eats Cake

Mary Eats Cake 4 stars

Here you are in the safe and talented hands of Sarah de Witt, the Tea Sommelier behind Impala & Peacock artisan teas and French trained pastry chef, Jessica Hillbrick. They’ll take you on a gastronomic journey filled with characterful tea infusions and delightful unique sweet and savoury treats.

558 Sydney Road, Brunswick
High Tea Mary Eats Cakes Review


High Tea at the Sheraton Melbourne

Sheraton Hotel Melbourne 4 stars

The Paris End of Little Collins Street in the very heart of Melbourne invites you for a Parisian affair. On a weekend, you’re able to indulge in an irresistible dessert buffet, where opulent macarons and decadent eclairs from famed Melbourne patisserie The Crux & Co are paired with La Maison du Thé teas and of course champagne. With nine éclair flavours such as double vanilla, passionfruit and bitter chocolate, there’s sure to be something for everyone. This applies to the wide variety of macaron flavours, including cookies & cream, pistachio and jasmine (just amazing).

27 Little Collins Street, Melbourne
High Tea at the Sheraton Melbourne Review


High Tea Strangers Corridor at Parliament of Victoria

Strangers Corridor, Parliament of Victoria 4 stars

Strangers Corridor, in the Parliament of Victoria, has been serving traditional afternoon tea since 1924. One of the first High Tea Society reviews, over 7 years ago, and part of the inspiration to the development of The High Tea Society, we decided to visit this sophisticated, elegant and historic venue again to see how the High Tea compared to the new players in the market. We have to say, we were pleased to see the offering had evolved and were very surprised this gem was not the afternoon hotspot for High Tea lovers.

Parliament of Victoria, Spring Street, Melbourne
High Tea Strangers Corridor, Parliament of Victoria Review


High Tea Melbourne – find more venues in the High Tea Society Venue Directory.

Michelle Milton

Michelle Milton, Director and Founder of High Tea Society, is a digital marketing communications consultant and entrepreneur based in Melbourne. She splits her time between helping corporates manage their digital communications and publishing her website High Tea Society.

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