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Best high teas in Melbourne

A round-up of high tea experiences in Melbourne, from traditional to the unusual.

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Melbourne is a city that loves to eat, and one of its penchants is high tea. There are opportunities to indulge all over the city.

Some places toe the traditional line, with plump scones topped with sticky jams and silky creams served alongside neatly trimmed finger sandwiches. The presentation features fine china and tiered plates.

Others offer their own take on the concept, with everything from circus-themed teas to slightly less formal buffet-style teas that include chocolate fountains.

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Serving high tea for more than 130 years, the Hotel Windsor’s three-tiered tea service features delights like scones, ribbon sandwiches of smoked salmon, cheeses and avocado, and sweet treats prepared by a pastry chef – all paired with a sparkling wine on arrival.

  • Location: Hotel Windsor, Melbourne CBD
  • Includes: Hotel Windsor’s famous scones, savoury items, ribbon sandwiches, sweet desserts, tea and coffee and sparkling wine.
  • $99 for one

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Our top picks for high tea in Melbourne

The Langham

The tea is served in Wedgewood cups at The Langham. Plus, in case you’re in any doubt about which type of tea to fill your cup with, there’s a tea sommelier on hand to help you decide. Edible treats, meanwhile, include traditional sandwich triangles, scones and pastries.

  • Tea time: 2:30pm
  • Address: 1 Southgate Avenue, Southbank, Melbourne, Victoria 3006
  • Phone number: (03) 8696 8888
  • Price: From $75

Sofi’s Lounge, Sofitel

High tea is served up buffet style at Sofi’s Lounge. A banqueting-style table is laid out with savouries and sweet treats for the occasion. The menu is contemporary. As well as the likes of finger sandwiches, you’ll find items like warm croque monsieurs on offer. The real talking point here, though, has to be the chocolate fountains.

  • Tea time: Saturday and Sunday 2:30pm-5pm
  • Address: 25 Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000
  • Phone number: (03) 9653 0000
  • Price: From $72

Park Hyatt

Park Hyatt’s tiered afternoon tea is served alongside views of Trilogy Gardens. The menu is traditional. You can expect to sink your teeth into bite-sized sandwiches, with fillings like smoked salmon, plump scones, and fresh petit desserts such as mini profiteroles and macaroons.

  • Tea time: 2:30pm-5pm
  • Address: 1 Parliament Square, off Parliament Place, Melbourne, Victoria 3000
  • Phone number: (03) 9224 1234
  • Price: From $65

The Windsor

The Windsor has been serving high tea to customers since 1883. However, its menu is pretty contemporary. You can count on sandwiches with unusual fillings like egg mayo with capers and curry butter, and sweet options like coconut yuzu. The hotel doesn’t meddle with the scone recipes, though. These are made the traditional way and served with slicks of homemade jam and blobs of cream.

  • Tea time: 12pm-2pm
  • Address: 111 Spring Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000
  • Phone number: (03) 9633 6000
  • Price: From $75

Melbourne Zoo

Melbourne Zoo offers a tropical take on high tea. It’s served in the Rainforest Room where the ceiling to floor windows look out over the Tamarin monkey habitat. While the setting is a little unconventional, the menu is traditional. Expect scones, cloggy with jam and cream, and a selection of finger sandwiches, cakes and pastries, served on a tiered tray.

  • Tea time: Monthly on a Sunday 1pm
  • Address: Elliott Avenue, Parkville, Victoria 3052
  • Phone number: (03) 1300 966 784
  • Price: From $71

Melbourne Botanic Gardens

High tea at Melbourne Botanic Gardens is served against the backdrop of the Ornamental Lake. The menu is traditional with a few surprises thrown in, such as warm goats’ cheese and Roma tomato tarts and hot mini beef rolls. To extend the experience, you can book a punt ride on the lake before your tea.

  • Tea time: Daily 11am-1pm and 1pm-3pm
  • Address: Gate A, Cnr Alexandra Ave & Anderson St, Royal Botanic Gardens, South Yarra, Victoria 3141
  • Phone number: (03) 9820 9590
  • Price: From $55

Hopetoun Tea Rooms

Hopetoun Tea Rooms first opened its doors in 1892, and its setting hasn’t changed much since. When you take high tea here you’ll be dining beneath vintage chandeliers and by antique panelled walls. The menu is as traditional as the setting, featuring the likes of fist-sized scones, smoked salmon sandwiches and a selection of petit fours.

  • Tea time: 10am-2:30pm
  • Address: 282 Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000
  • Phone number: (03) 9650 2777
  • Price: $65

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