Melbourne’s High Tea Heaven

When you fancy indulging in the classical splendour of times gone by, a spot of traditional high tea is just the thing you need! We’ve compiled this list of the loveliest tea places Melbourne has to offer.

TrueLocal - The Langham, Melbourne: High Tea in Melbourne

The Langham is the place to go for filtered coffee, fine leaf tea and sumptuous hot chocolate amidst truly five-star surroundings. Treats from the menu include scones with Chantilly cream and the famous Langham Torte with cognac and pistachio. Read more

I held my hen’s party here in April. Everyone felt very spoilt with the selection of high tea and endless coffee/hot chocolate/tea, all provided with impeccable service. – critiqued

TrueLocal - Madame Brussels: High Tea in Melbourne

Madame Brussels


Madame Brussels is quite possibly Melbourne’s most splendiferous high tea joint. Situated in a beautiful garden decked out like a flamboyant lawn party, this spot is a triumph of quirky style and fun, and it’s guaranteed to offer an unforgettable experience. Read more

Gorgeous little place. The decor is great, all the way down to the staff uniforms. Definitely a Melbourne gem! – Emma 🙂

TrueLocal - Nova Cinemas: High Tea in Melbourne

Nova Cinemas


If you’re looking for something of a less conventional high tea experience, you might want to sidle on down to Nova Cinemas this weekend. Every Saturday and Sunday, they put on ‘high tea at the movies’, which is basically exactly what it sounds like! Who better to share a cuppa with than your favourite Hollywood stars, like George Clooney, Cate Blanchett or Optimus Prime? Read more

Gorgeous little place which sells delicious drinks. The decor is great, all the way down to the staff uniforms. Definitely a Melbourne gem! –Thegirlchild

TrueLocal - The Hotel Windsor: High Tea in Melbourne

The Hotel Windsor


Since 1883, the Hotel Windsor has been a shining beacon for high tea done well. That means dainty china cups, fresh-baked vanilla raisin scones, and little sandwiches filled with cucumber slices mere microns thick. The place itself is a paragon of refined décor; well-lit, spacious and adorned with antique chandeliers and cricket memorabilia from throughout Australia’s proud tradition of the sport. Read more

The hotel takes you back in time. Everything from the grand ballroom to tiny elevators to furnishings is very old-school, very timeless, very elegant. – dziem21

TrueLocal - Sofitel Melbourne: High Tea in Melbourne

Sofitel Melbourne


Whenever you feel like you’ve earned a little slice of luxury, head over to the sophisticated Sofitel Melbourne, where they’ve turned tea into a veritable art form. The staff at the beautiful Sofi’s Lounge certainly know their teas, with Devonshire tea and afternoon tea on weekdays, and morning tea and high tea on the weekend! Read more

Excellent, top-end hotel located on the Paris end of Collins Street. The high tea here is a memorable experience. Be sure to book ahead of time as it does get busy on the weekends. – svchu1

TrueLocal - Hopetoun Tea Rooms: High Tea in Melbourne

Hopetoun Tea Rooms


If you want to sample the most splendid selection of cakes you’ve ever laid eyes upon, get down to Hopetoun Tea Rooms. As well as being an elegant, tasteful spot for morning or afternoon tea, this place is a monument to colourful confectionary, jam-and-cream-slathered scones, and delicious pinwheel sandwiches. Read more

Glad to come early and beat the crowd. This elegant vintage tearoom is very popular, and there’s almost always a line outside. Feast the eyes with the beautiful, mouth-watering cake display and good luck with choosing just one! – werxj

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