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:
Appartement 26 by Anton Venoir
Hidden away in a Chapel Street apartment, a little slice of Paris awaits. Appartement 26 by Anton Venoir combines old Parisian glamour and a touch of mystery to deliver High Tea in Paris, an unforgettably decadent high tea experience.
26 / 321 Chapel Street, Prahran
High Tea at Appartement 26 by Anton Venoir review
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? From the moment you walk into The Windsor’s tearoom and soak in the traditional 19th-century décor, chandeliers, Noritake fine bone china, silverware, and arts and artefacts paying homage to Melbourne and The Windsor’s history, you know you’re in for something special.
111 Spring Street, Melbourne
High Tea The Hotel Windsor Melbourne Review
The Grand Hyatt Melbourne
A delicious and luxurious High Tea in Style with Cristina Re’s elegant teaware at the Collins Kitchen, Grand Hyatt Melbourne. Step off the bustle of Collins Street into the hushed class that is Collins Kitchen. As a guest, sink into the very comfortable seats, enjoy the glorious – and very Melbourne – view out into the treetops of Russell Street and settle in for an afternoon treat.
123 Collins Street, Melbourne
High Tea Grand Hyatt Melbourne Review
Westin Hotel Melbourne
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 at The Westin Melbourne Review
Sofitel Hotel Melbourne
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 at Sofitel Melbourne Review
Om Nom, Adelphi Hotel
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 at Om Nom, Adelphi Hotel Melbourne Review
Mary Eats Cake
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 at Mary Eats Cakes Review
Sheraton Hotel Melbourne
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
Strangers Corridor, Parliament of Victoria
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 at Strangers Corridor, Parliament of Victoria Review
The Conservatory, Crown Melbourne – temporary closed
The English High Tea at The Conservatory, is served 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 at The Conservatory Crown Melbourne Review
InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto – temporary closed
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