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This Sunday 11 May is Mother’s Day, the one day of the year that you can really show your mum how much you appreciate her. One of the loveliest things you can do is to treat your mum to high tea (with or without the kids!).

Here’s a round-up of Mother’s Day high teas in Melbourne and surrounds.

Melbourne High Tea Reviews

Over the years I’ve reviewed a lot of afternoon tea locations! Here are some of the HOT ones which are open for Mother’s Day.

Chocolate Indulgence Afternoon Tea, Aria Bar and Lounge, The Langham Melbourne, 1 Southgate Avenue, Southbank

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!

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Eclair Affair at Westin Melbourne – for the pastry lover, because everything other than the scones comes in choux pastry form.

High Coffee Intercontinental Melbourne The Rialto 495 Collins St Melbourne

High Coffee at the Intercontinental – For coffee lovers rather than tea sippers.

High Tea at the Movies, Cinema Nova, 380 Lygon St, Carlton

High Tea at Cinema Nova – watch a film and eat dessert! For Mother’s Day there will be special screening of Belle and Chef.

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Jam and Cream – this little cafe with a pink vintage caravan is as cute as it comes as a setting for afternoon tea.

LuxBite Tea Set for Two, 38 Toorak Rd, South Yarra

LuxBite – The Tea Set for Two gives you a little taste of the decadence available at this South Yarra dessert patisserie.

Signature High Tea, Where a Girl Goes by Cristina Re, Cnr Langridge & Oxford Sts, Collingwood

Where a Girl Goes – Enjoy high tea in girly, pastel pink surrounds at this stationery and homewares store.

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Bursaria at Abbotsford Convent – High Tea in the lovely surrounds of Abbotsford Convent. You could even visit the Collingwood Children’s Farm next door!

The Tea Salon – Do some shopping at Emporium then relax with a high tea accompanied by tea, sparkling or champagne. They have a children’s high tea too.

Collins Kitchen at Grand Hyatt Melbourne – Weekday high tea is a la carte, weekends has extended dessert buffet.

High Coffee at The Waiting Room – The Waiting Room’s new High Coffee offering includes a selection of decadent sweets, sorbet, scones, sandwiches and hot savouries.

High Tea in Melbourne and surrounds

CBD/SOUTHBANK/DOCKLANDS

The Hotel Windsor – Enjoy freshly baked scones are served with jam and cream and exquisite pastries sit above delicate finger sandwiches. A glass of French sparkling is served on arrival and an extensive selection of speciality teas and coffees are brought to your table throughout the afternoon. Plus an indulgent dessert buffet and chocolate fountain.

Where: 111 Spring St, Melbourne

Cost: Child (3-6yrs): $45, Child (7-12yrs): $65, Adult: $99

Time: Various

Bookings: telephone 03 9633 6004

Marriot Melbourne Hotel – Unlimited buffet of homemade scones, ribbon sandwiches, delicate pastries, sweet desserts, live crepe station, chocolate fountains, boutique teas, freshly brewed coffee and free-flowing sparkling wine for the duration of your seating.

Where: Cnr Exhibition and Lonsdale St, Melbourne

Cost: Child (under 12yrs): $28, Teen (12-18yrs): $49, Adult: $65

Bookings: Book online or call 03 9660 1176

Sofitel Melbourne – Champagne and a buffet selection of freshly cooked crepes, elegant finger sandwiches, hot and cold savouries, freshly baked scones and a selection of cakes and desserts and tea or espresso coffee.

Where: 25 Collins St, MELBOURNE 03 9653 7744

Cost: $79 (morning seating only) or $89 per person, $45 for children aged 6 – 12 years, $25 for children aged 3 – 5 years.

Time: Morning Tea from 11:30am, Afternoon tea from 2:30pm

Bookings: Call (03) 9653 7744

Fair Trade Mother’s Day High Tea – Moral Fairground is hosting the Fair Trade Mothers’ Day High Tea as part of Fair Trade Fortnight. Spoil the women that inspire you with an Eco Store hand pampering session, a mother and child fair trade fashion show, a goodie bag, recipe brochure, rose, delicious food and appearances by Jennifer Evans (winner of 2012 My Kitchen Rules) and Noelene Marchwicki (Master Chef 2013).  Profits from ticket sales will be donated to Youth Projects, a Melbourne-based charity supporting the homeless. Where: Melbourne Town Hall, 100 Swanston Street, Melbourne

Cost: Adults $75, Children $33, Family $200 (2 Adults & 2 Children)

Time: 11am-1:30pm

Bookings: call 0409 943 254  or email: susanna@moralfairground.com.au

Hopetoun Tea Rooms – High tea in Melbourne’s historic Block Arcade tea rooms is available every day.

Where: 282 Collins St, Melbourne

Cost: $50

Time: 10am-2.30pm

Bookings: www.hopetountearooms.com.au/reservations 48 hours notice required.

Wonderland Spiegeltent – delicious High Tea delights, unlimited freshly brewed coffee and divine tea, and for the naughty, 1 signature Fairy Floss Champagne on arrival. Children receive chocolate crackles, fairy bread, cupcakes as well as an Action Attraction Wristband so the kids can enjoy all of the great rides Wonderland Fun Park has to offer.

Where: Wonderland Spiegeltent, 120 Pearl River Rd, HARBOUR TOWN DOCKLANDS

Cost: Child $35, Adults $39.50

Bookings: Telephone 03 9602 1311

Vue de Monde – Spoil Mum with a decadent afternoon tea on level 55. Enjoy Champagne on arrival, spectacular views over Melbourne, and the comedic stylings of radio doyenne Jo Stanley

Where: 525 Collins St, Melbourne

Cost: $150 person, $65 for children

Time: 1pm to 3pm & 4pm to 6pm

Bookings: (03) 9691 38888

Hotel Lindrum – Presented in a tiered stand, High Tea service at felt restaurant includes an assortment of ribbon sandwiches with smoked salmon, egg chai, tuna mayonnaise and cheese fillings. The sandwiches are served together with freshly baked scones with organic jam and clotted cream, petite pastries, macarons and afternoon cakes designed by Head Chef Raki Andriana.

Where: 26 Flinders St Melbourne

Cost: $55 per person  |  $65 per person including a glass of sparkling wine

Time: 1-4pm

Bookings:  03 9668 1111 or click here to book online

Om Nom at Adelphi Hotel – a decadent array of desserts and savoury tastes with Veuve Cliquot and tea and coffee. Where: 187 Flinders Lane Melbourne

Cost: $65 per person

Time: 12-4pm

Bookings:  03 9668 1111 or click here to book online

Stamford Plaza Hotel – Served on an elegant three-tiered stand, enjoy a seasonal assortment of savoury sandwiches, fluffy homemade scones with jam and cream, tantalising petit fours and sweet delights.

Where: 111 Little Collins Street

Cost: $49 per person or $59 per person including a glass of Moet & Chandon. Children 0 to 4 year of age free. Children 5 to 12 years of age at 50% off

Time: 1pm to 4pm.

Bookings: +61-3 9659 1000

Myer Mural Hall – Elegant high tea in the beautifully restored and heritage-listed Myer Mural Hall. Be entertained by live music while you dine on a delicious sweet and savoury afternoon tea and a glass of sparkling on arrival. 

Where: Lvl 6, 314-336 Bourke Street 

Cost: $70 per person, children under 3 free

Time: 2pm-4pm

Bookings: +61 03 9661 1546

Peter Pan Children's Morning Tea, Aria Bar and Lounge, The Langham Melbourne, 1 Southgate Ave, Southbank

NORTH

Mamor’s Chocolate – European High Teas are served in the Austro-Hungarian tradition of Vienna and Budapest and are offered every day. Full Chocolate Indulgence High Tea includes a nine-course repast with everything from savouries to sweets. Special requirements may be accommodated.

Where: 153 Johnston St, Collingwood

Cost:  $75.00 per person

Time: 10.00am to 5.00pm,

EAST

Beau Monde International – Treat your mum to a decadent afternoon of savoury delights served to the table, delightful buffet of sweet treats and sparkling wine, tea and coffee. Includes a gift for mum and lucky door prizes.

Where: 934 Doncaster Road, Doncaster East

Cost: Child (under 12yrs): $35, Adult: $65

Time: 2:00pm – 5:00pm

Bookings: Book online or call 03 9660 1176

Mossgreen Tea Rooms – served upon a three-tiered silver stand and showcasing delightful Butterfly Bloom by Wedgwood fine bone china.

Where: 926 High St Armadale

Cost: $48 per person or $65 with champagne

Time: 2:00pm – 5:00pm

Bookings: Call 03 9508 8850 or email tearooms@mossgreen.com.au

SOUTH/BAYSIDE

The Vincent – Complimentary glass of Champagne on arrival, followed by a decadent 3-course high tea service.

Indulge in a selection of dainty sandwiches, fluffy scones, macaroons, lemon tarts, mini cupcakes, chocolate éclairs. Win the ‘lucky tea cup’ prize – a pamper pack full of goodies. Popular jazz duo, Sweet Myrtle, will be performing live throughout the afternoon.

Where: 111 Victoria Ave, ALBERT PARK 9682 6444

Cost : Child: $25, Adult: $65

Time: 12pm and 2:30pm

Bookings:  Call (03) 9682 6444 or click here to reserve your table.

Ganache Chocolate – Enjoy the European ambience of the chocolate lounge, whilst Master Chocolatier Arno Backes and his team indulge you with a delightful array of savouries, scrumptious desserts and specialty chocolate creations.

Where: 250 Toorak Rd, South Yarra

Cost: $45 per head or $60 per head with a glass of sparkling.

Time: 12pm to 2pm

Bookings: Call 9804 7485

Saigon Sally – A modern Vietnamese take on traditional High Tea (includes a glass of sparkling)

Where: 2 Duke St, Windsor

Cost:  $65.00 per person

Bookings: (03) 9533 2342

REGIONAL

Mother’s Day Tea at McCrae Homestead – Enjoy a Devonshire Tea in the garden at National Trust McCrae Homestead, and take a guided tour through one of Victoria’s oldest homesteads, the home of Andrew and Georgiana McCrae.

Where: McCrae Homestead, 11 Beverly Road, McCrae 3938

Time: Every hour 12pm – 4pm

Price: $15

Bookings: Online here, email the National Trust Bookings Office onbookings@nattrust.com.au or call the Bookings Department on 03 9656 9804.

Chateau Yering Historic House Hotel – Traditional High Tea with Scones served with house-made jam and cream, selection of Ribbon Sandwiches, savoury item, selection of miniature cakes, savoury tart, Tea or Coffee Where: 42 Melba Highway, YERING

Cost: $65.00 per person, $45.00 per child

Time: 2:00pm – 5:00pm

Bookings: Call 03 9237 3333 or email functions@chateauyering.com.au

Marybrooke Manor – Enjoy high tea with a selection of sweet and savoury treats and a glass of bubbly

Where: 10 Sherbrooke Rd, Sherbrooke

Time: 10am or 1pm

Cost: Adults: $70

Bookings: Call (03) 9755 2755

High Tea at Yarra Valley Lodge – high tea buffet  with delicious delicate finger sandwiches, freshly baked scones accompanied by local homemade jam and fresh cream, savoury treats and sweet delights. Accompanied by a pot of  freshly brewed tea of your choice. Price includes a complimentary glass of Yarra Valley sparkling wine.

Where: 2 Heritage Avenue, Chirnside Park

Cost: $55 per adult and $27.50 per child (3-12 years)

Bookings: Call 9760 3355 or email dining_atbella@yarravalleylodge.com