Sunday 10 May is Mother’s Day and Melbourne’s restaurants and cafes will be busy organising special events for the day. Here’s a round-up of high teas in Melbourne and surrounds, some of which are special events just for Mother’s Day.
Melbourne High Tea Reviews
Over the years I’ve reviewed a lot of afternoon tea locations – some great, some not so great. Here are the ones which are open for Mother’s Day.
Langham Melbourne – one of my favourites in Melbourne for the quality of the food and the ambience. The closest to the ‘London afternoon tea’ experience I think, minus the all-you-can-eat ribbon sandwiches!
Intercontinental – For coffee lovers rather than tea sippers.
Cinema Nova – watch a film and enjoy high tea.
Jam and Cream – this little cafe with a pink vintage caravan is as cute as it comes as a setting for afternoon tea.
LuxBite – The Tea Set for Two gives you a little taste of the decadence available at this South Yarra dessert patisserie.
Bursaria at Abbotsford Convent – High Tea in the lovely surrounds of Abbotsford Convent.
The Tea Salon – Do some shopping at Emporium then relax with a high tea accompanied by tea, sparkling or champagne.
The Hotel Windsor – Enjoy this iconic building by indulging in freshly baked scones are served with jam and cream and exquisite pastries sit above delicate finger sandwiches.
Westin Melbourne – a highlight for the pastry lover.
The Waiting Room – decadent sweets, sorbet, scones, sandwiches and hot savouries at Crown Towers.
Collins Kitchen at Grand Hyatt Melbourne – sub-par pastries and a bun-fight at the buffet. Not relaxing.
Sofitel Melbourne – pretty average with rock hard scones.
Other High Tea in Melbourne and surrounds
Marriot Melbourne Hotel Cnr Exhibition and Lonsdale St, Melbourne. Child (under 12yrs): $28, Teen (12-18yrs): $49, Adult: $65. Bookings: Book online or call 03 9660 1176
28 Skybar Lounge at Crown Melbourne $85 per adult $50 per child. Bookings 9292 5777.
Hopetoun Tea Rooms 282 Collins St, Melbourne. $50. Bookings: www.hopetountearooms.com.au/reservations 48 hours notice required.
Wonderland Spiegeltent 120 Pearl River Rd, Harbour Town Docklands. Cost: Child $35, Adults $39.50. Bookings: Telephone 03 9602 1311
Vue de Monde 525 Collins St, Melbourne. $250 person. Bookings: (03) 9691 38888
Hotel Lindrum. 26 Flinders St Melbourne. $55 per person including a glass of sparkling wine. Bookings: 03 9668 1111.
Om Nom at Adelphi Hotel 187 Flinders Lane Melbourne. $65 per person. Bookings: (03) 8080 8827
Stamford Plaza Hotel 111 Little Collins Street. Cost: $69 per adult $34.50 per child 4-12 years. Bookings: +61-3 9659 1000
Myer Mural Hall Lvl 6, 314-336 Bourke Street. Cost: $70 per person, children under 3 free. Bookings: +61 03 9661 1546
Hazelbark Patisserie at Blue Diamond 15/123 Queen Street. $50 per person. Bookings Hazelbarkpatisserie@gmail.com.
Mamor’s Chocolate 153 Johnston St, Collingwood. $75 per person.
Melbourne Zoo Elliot Ave Parkville $65 adults $30 children. Bookings (03) 9285 9440.
Beau Monde International 934 Doncaster Road, Doncaster East. Child (4-12yrs): $35, Adult: $70. Bookings: 03 9660 1176
Mossgreen Tea Rooms 926 High St Armadale. $52 per person or $68 with champagne. Bookings: Call 03 9508 8850 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
SOUTH / SOUTH-EAST / BAYSIDE
The Vincent 111 Victoria Ave, Albert Park. Child: $25, Adult: $65. Bookings: Call (03) 9682 6444 or click here to reserve your table.
Ganache Chocolate 250 Toorak Rd, South Yarra. $45 per head or $60 per head with a glass of sparkling. Bookings: Call 9804 7485
Cocktails and Canvas Puckle Lane, Moonee Ponds. $82.50 high tea ‘Sip & Paint’.
Chateau Yering Historic House Hotel 42 Melba Highway, Yering. $60 per person. Bookings: Call 03 9237 3333 or email email@example.com
Marybrooke Manor 10 Sherbrooke Rd, Sherbrooke. Adults: $40 Children $17.50. Bookings: Call (03) 9755 2755
High Tea at Yarra Valley Lodge 2 Heritage Avenue, Chirnside Park. Cost: $45 per adult and $27.50 per child (3-12 years). Bookings: Call 9760 3355 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Coombe Restaurant 673-675 Maroondah Highway Coldstream. $55 per person. Bookings (03) 9739 0173