Top 3 Place For High Tea In Melbourne

Whether you call it ‘high tea’, Devonshire tea, or simply ‘after...

Top 3 Place For High Tea In Melbourne

Whether you call it ‘high tea’, Devonshire tea, or simply ‘afternoon tea’, nothing beats tea served with freshly baked scones and lashings of thick cream and jam. Here’s our pick of some of the best Melbourne city spots for teatime treats. We recommend checking first and making a booking before you visit. 


1. The Windsor

Proudly serving its famed afternoon teas since 1883, The Windsor Hotel is a Melbourne icon, and its afternoon tea equally acclaimed. A delicious selection of goodies is on the menu – pumpkin scones with smoked butter, salmon, radish and chive sandwich, and a dainty rhubarb and vanilla macaron are just a sample. Paired with a glass of Champagne or a perfect pot of tea, this is a classic Melbourne experience.

2. NGV Tea Room

When you’re done gazing at the latest exhibits at Melbourne’s National Gallery of Victoria, settle in for high tea in the Tea Room. The menu is sophisticated and modern, while still paying homage to the good old British favourites, with finger sandwiches running from cheese and pickle to curried egg mayo and Waldorf chicken. Other twists on tradition include a plum Bakewell tart and Dubonnet trifle. There’s also a classic Devonshire tea available – freshly baked scones, strawberry jam and cream.

3. The Langham

There’s something really special about an ‘Afternoon Tea with Wedgwood’. First of all, it’s served on specially designed ‘Langham Rose’ Wedgwood china. Then there’s the luxurious array of delicacies to nibble on – from gin and kaffir-lime cured Tasmanian salmon blinis, to handmade pastries and scones served with rose preserve, Yarra Valley cream and lemon curd.

Honourable mentions: The Conservatory, Southbank; Mámor, Collingwood; Om Nom Kitchen, Adelphi Hotel, CBD

Image source: Langham Hotel