Discover the best and most luxurious high tea experiences in Melbourne.

Blending tradition, elegance and delectable treats, Melbourne offers a delightful array of high tea experiences across the city to sip and bite into. Suave, elegant and sophisticated, high tea has been a go to for anyone looking to celebrate a special occasion, a feast of the senses, or simply indulge in a leisurely afternoon with loved ones.

From ornate tearooms steeped in history to modern interpretations with a twist, taste the scrumptious scones and titillating teas at the best high tea spots in Melbourne, catering to every palate. So, raise your teacup and pinkies high as we embark on a decadent foodie adventure through Melbourne!

<strong>High Tea on the Yarra River</strong>
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High Tea on the Yarra River

If you’re looking for an outdoor high tea in Melbourne, hop on board a luxury catamaran as you sail along the Yarra River! Considered as one of the best high tea experiences in Australia, High Tea on the Yarra River ensures uninterrupted views of Melbourne’s CBD at your forefront. Welcoming guests with a glass of sparkling wine on arrival, you’ll then be treated to a selection of sandwiches, canapes, desserts and, of course, scones with jam and cream.

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<strong>Hopetoun Tea Rooms</strong>
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Hopetoun Tea Rooms

While most cafes come and go, some have stood the test of time. With decadent cake displays and period specific decor, Hopetoun Tea Rooms feels frozen in time from when it first opened its doors all the way back in 1892 at Melbourne’s Block Arcade. The vintage charm carries over to their sophisticated selection of teas, scones and cakes that will have you raising your pinkie in glee. One of the most audacious high tea experiences Melbourne has to offer, spoil yourself silly with this ageless institution. Reopening soon.

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421 Bourke St, Melbourne, VIC 3000

<strong>The Langham</strong>
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The Langham

A Melbourne institution since 1865, The Langham invites you to partake in a quintessential British afternoon tea. Begging with gourmet sandwiches and savoury cheese scones, let your taste buds dance with heavenly ginger and rose lamingtons, Vegemite macarons, and berry-studded scones. And, since it is housed inside The Langham, you’ll be seated in an elegant setting with impeccable service. This is your must-visit for any Melbourne high tea experience.

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1 Southgate Ave, Southbank, VIC 3006

<strong>National Gallery of Victoria</strong>
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National Gallery of Victoria

They say that you can’t put a price on art. But, in our opinion, you can always put a price on deliciously crafted sweet or savoury treat. Thanks to the National Gallery of Victoria, your next high tea experience will be an admirable one. Just think, after strolling through the art museum you’ll then end up at the NGV’s Tea Room where you’ll be served house-made sweets and savouries that’s accompanied by sparkling wine and an extensive range of teas. This is by far one of the most unique and best high tea experiences in Melbourne and possibly all of Australia.

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180 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne, VIC 3006

<strong>Oxi Tea Room</strong>
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Oxi Tea Room

Oxi Tea Room takes high tea to Instagram-worthy heights, attempting to reimagine high tea for the modern times. With ever-changing seasonal themes and flavours inspired from Asian flavours, you’ll never know what to expect at this Carlton tearoom, reflected in their dynamic menu creative and delicious sweets. Where Oxi Tea Room excels is their premium teas blends sourced from Kenyan black teas and Taiwanese oolong teas. So, for one of the most unique modern high tea experiences, book an afternoon with Oxi Tea Room.

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T4/158 Victoria St, Carlton, VIC 3053

<strong>The Tea Rooms 1892</strong>
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The Tea Rooms 1892

Nestled in the iconic Block Arcade, The Tea Rooms 1892 exudes old-world charm. Here, elegant Melburnians have savoured high tea for generations since its founding in at the close of the 19th century. Picture gilt surrounds, delicate fine China, and a tantalising spread of classic scones, smoked salmon pinwheel sandwiches, and an array of exquisite cakes. Reservations are essential, so secure your spot for this timeless Melbourne high tea experience.

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Shops 1 & 2 The Block Arcade, Collins St, Melbourne, VIC 3000

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