Melbourne High Tea
Afternoon tea was originally only served to Royalty or the wealthy to tie them over between lunch and dinner while they entertained guests; and traditionally served between 4 pm and 6 pm. Today we get to enjoy this indulgence of a beautifully laid assortment of sweet and savoury delicacies to be savoured with a coffee, your favourite variety of tea or a glass of champagne.
Our Lifestyle Managers have sort out the best places to enjoy this afternoon delight.
Their famous afternoon tea is served to your table on three-tiered silver stands and consists of freshly baked scones with jam and cream, exquisite pastries and finger sandwiches with a glass of French sparkling on arrival and speciality teas and coffee are brought to your table throughout the afternoon. On weekends they offer an extra indulgence of a dessert buffet and chocolate fountain – heaven!
Monday-Tuesday: 12 noon | Wednesday-Friday: 12 noon & 2:30 pm | Saturday-Sunday: 12 noon & 2:30 pm
Sofitel Melbourne On Collins
High Tea at the Sofitel Melbourne is served in Sofi’s which is located on the first floor lobby level with an atmosphere of understated elegance complemented by natural light and changing exhibitions of artwork. During the week Sofi’s Lounge serve a traditional individual high tea tiered stands with a glass of sparkling wine, tea or coffee to their guests from 2:30 pm.
On the weekend their High Tea fare is set up as a High Tea buffet with a live savoury cooking and crepe station, elegant finger sandwiches, hot and cold savories, freshly baked scones with home-made jams and whipped cream, a selection of cakes, pastries and desserts and a glass of Australian sparkling wine.
Morning tea is served from 11.30 am and afternoon tea is served from 2.30 pm.
Located on level 3, you take the lift their bright and sunny rooftop with an indoor parlour complete with astro turf and decadent parlour furniture. This venue is where the Madhatters Tea Party meets Wisteria Lane! Refreshing punches, cupcakes, cucumber sandwiches can be served on the terrace or enjoyed in the garden.
Afternoon tea includes scrumptious items like, traditional poached chicken, cucumber and our personal favourite curried egg sandwiches, fabulous fancy Cupcakes and not to be forgotten; the traditional scone served with jam and cream.
For something a little different to tea, you can try their much loved traditional Pimms.
Saturday and Sunday from 12 – 3 pm
The Langham Melbourne
The Langham, Melbourne is renowned for bespoke Afternoon Teas. They really do know how to celebrate this elegant but timeless ritual of serving beautiful cakes, delicate ribbon sandwiches & petite fluffy scones. High Tea at the Langham Melbourne is set in the ambient Aria Lounge, sipping on our unique blend of Langham Tea.
Tiffin Afternoon Tea – During the week delight in a traditional three tiered silver stand including scones with chantilly cream and preserve and twists on old English favourites served with leaf tea, espresso coffee or hot chocolate.
Chocolate Indulgence Afternoon Tea – A selection of delectable chocolate treats that will satisfy the strongest of chocolate cravings along with traditional afternoon tea favourites served with leaf tea, espresso coffee or hot chocolate.
Monday – Friday from 10.30 am – 4.30 pm / Saturday from 10.30 – 12 noon and 2.30 – 4.30 pm / Sunday from 10 am – 12 noon, 12.30 – 2.30 pm and 3 – 5 pm
If you are wanting to escape the hustle and bustle of our busy city centre, take a leisurely stroll up through the Paris End of Melbourne to the luxurious Park Hyatt for their delicious High Tea. Set in the picturesque Trilogy Gardens, the Park Hyatt’s lounge serves their elegant high tea with the finest estate leaf teas, a full selection of espresso coffees, juices and sparkling or champagne.
The high tea selection includes handmade petit desserts, assorted finger sandwiches and house-baked scones with jam and cream. The Hyatt’s bottomless cup offers a selection of 13 teas.
Start your Park Hyatt high tea experience with concierge valet parking your car.
Monday – Friday high tea in the lounge is served from 2.30 – 5 pm / Saturday & Sunday high tea is served in radii restaurant & bar
The Westin Melbourne
This is a high tea service with a contemporary twist. Served daily in the Hotel’s modern Lobby Lounge on three-tier Art Deco inspired stands, the artfully presented menu is served with fragrant Jing teas served in modern glass tea pots and nice oversized cup; including jasmine pea tea, green tea, white peony, blackcurrant, hibiscus and lychee; victorria coffee and a selection of sparkling or champagne by the glass.
Since opening the Hotel has been committed to the service of a menu that considers health and well-being as well as been a mouthwatering experience. Some of the morsuls you may get to experience on your visit include mini baguettes with chicken, cress and tomato pinwheel, prawn cocktail, smoked salmon bagel with lemon dill aioli, peppered roast beef with avocado,petite choux pastry with goats cheese curd & olive tapenade. Then onto the sweet items – vanilla scones, vanilla crème brulée, mascarpone and fresh fruit tartlet; lemon meringue slice, coffee, chocolate and hazelnut roulade and our the deliciously satisfying pistachio macaroon.
Throughout the year you may see some seasonal delights added to the menu to take advantage of in-season produce and change in temperature.
The Lobby Lounge is open from 8 am daily till late. Both individual and group bookings are welcomed.