Mother’s Day is fast approaching and what better way to treat your mum than with a High Tea.
Wherever you are around Australia, Hunter and Bligh has you covered!
From champagne on arrival, to the freshly brewed tea, decadent sweets and of course those finger sandwiches – she’ll definitely embrace her inner Queen.
New South Wales
Hydro Majestic Hotel
Possibly the best high tea and picturesque views New South Wales has to offer. Nestled above the treetops of the infamous Blue Mountains sits the Hydro Majestic Hotel. On Mother’s Day your mum will definitely be won over by the scrumptious tea and cakes served in a venue filled with plush furnishings, fireplaces and decadent artworks all whilst enjoying the views of the Megalong Valley.
Queen Victoria Building
Situated in the walls of 19th century Queen Victoria Building is the decadent Tea Room, with its more than the perfectly decorated ceilings and furnishings resembling the era. One of Sydney’s top high tea venues – it will surely set the standard for mum. Style and elegance is a definite must within the Tea Room. From the French provincial plush chairs to the freshly whipped cream and warm tea served in the most elegant way.
Mansion Hotel & Spa Werribee Park
Mum will feel like royalty as soon as she arrives at Mansion Hotel and Spa. Located in Werribee Park, 30 minutes out of Melbourne CBD; the 19th century estate sits on 10 acres of meticulous English gardens. Your High Tea experience at Mansion Hotel will be like no other. Take a stroll through the blossoming gardens before sipping on champagne and munching on savoury and sweet treats.
Serving flutes of Veuve Clicquot upon arrival… need I say more? If you’re not already sold, The Gables will be the perfect outing for mum on Mothers Day. Open for high tea on both Saturday and Sunday of Mother’s Day weekend, for $75 per guest you can enjoy a three tiered stand filled with sandwiches, pastries and scones. Don’t forget the tea and dessert buffet that’s included as well as the live entertainment on the day. Plus, every mum will receive a little gift from the venue. Value right here.
Overlooking Stinkpot Bay definitely contradicts the level of sophistication and elegance found at Villa Howden. Just a mere 15 minutes from Hobart, Villa Howden is known as one of the best high teas within the city. The estate houses a traditional high tea setting all encapsulated by perfectly landscaped gardens. The decadent cakes, pastries and sandwiches served throughout their high tea, will amaze guests – all topped with freshly brewed tea and coffee. Boutique accommodation is also available at the estate. See website for more details.
Riversdale Estate is the largest Tasmanian privately owned vineyard in the Coal River Valley. On Mother’s Day guests can choose between two sessions to dine with their lovely mum. Priced at $60 per person, guests will be blessed with a glass of champagne on arrival followed by a traditional high tea setting. The unique venue is one she’ll always remember. You might even spot a sheep or two. Riversdale Estate is also offering a Mother’s Day three-course lunch at the French Bistro for $85.
Thorngrove Manor Hotel
Thorngrove Manor Hotel is definitely the cherry on top of the cake. The venue itself is a selling point. Built to resemble a castle out of a Disney film, Thorngrove Manor sits 1.5km from Mount Lofty Botanical Gardens. The Mother’s Day high tea is a private and personalised experience. The event only houses maximum six guests per sitting. Apart from the personal butler and extensive range of food available, you’ll be sleeping in the stunning, fully equipped Kings Chambers suite – there’s even an open log fire. Definitely fit for the queen that mum is.
Built in 1876, Ayers House is the highlight of Adelaide. Formerly known as the Coach House, today the property is known for its intricate stonewalls that houses some of the most picturesque weddings. On Mother’s Day guests will be seated in the Grand Ballroom or the Elegant Parlour enjoying a combination of traditional house made sandwiches, scones and gourmet mini sweets. Of course guests will be welcomed with a glass of South Australian bubbly.
Bites by D
Known as one of the best creators of pastries and other sweets in Western Australia, Bites by D will be hosting a Mother’s Day high tea for guests to indulge in. On the day, patrons will be greeted by a glass of champagne, three courses of the best of the best sweets the west has to offer, plus a gift for every adult attending – all for a the sweet price of $65 per person. Bites by D will be using their modern interpretations of European pastry traditions teamed up with a traditional high tea sitting. I promise you’ll be racing gracefully back.
Just a short walk from Central Park, The George is definitely the place to be this Mother’s Day. On Saturday and Sunday that weekend, high tea will be available at midday and 3pm. Starting from $45 for their traditional high tea and up to $60 for their grand high tea option – there’s something for everyone. If you have a sweet tooth, then this ones for you! With house made scones, fingers sandwiches, tartlets, house made desserts and French macaroons. Yum!
Overlooking Swan River is the infamous C Restaurant – a modern Australian venue in the sky. This Mother’s Day, C Restaurant will be the place to be for either breakfast, lunch, high tea or even dinner. Day sorted. Known as one of the best high teas in Perth, you’ll also get a panoramic view like no other. With finger sandwiches, scones, French champagne and their specialty Mixed Berry Bourbon Iced Tea available – mum will be ecstatic.
The Chantilly Kitchen Tea Room
Darwin’s favourite spot for a cup of tea and mouthwatering cakes – The Chantilly Kitchen Tea Room accommodates for all consumers, and proudly make all of their sweet and savoury dishes at the venue. With a Grande and Petite high tea option available, mum will be over the moon with the level of sophistication and scrumptious treats. Why not check out their macramé, flower crown and brush lettering workshops!
Eva’s Botanic Gardens Café
Nestled in-between the blooming flower beds and trees at Darwin’s Botanic Gardens is Eva’s café; a venue like no other. With three packages available, choose from the Chelsea Tea Room, Kensington Palace or Sparkling Tea at the Ritz starting from $32. Enjoy beautifully made sandwiches, freshly baked desserts including caramel squares, chocolate mint slices and even macaroons all served with tea of course. Bookings are essential.
Tea and Niceties
Sitting on the nearby bank of Cedar Creek is Tea and Niceties – a venue and experience like no other in Queensland. Tea and Niceties takes pride in their elegant high tea room, meticulous and fairy tale like gardens, and of course the freshly made sweets and savouries (best part). Located less than an hour away from the Gold Coast, Tea and Niceties will have mum in absolute awe with the picturesque views of Tamborine Mountain. Four high tea packages are available starting from $45 per person.
Aimee Provence High Tea Parlour
On the Saturday and Sunday of Mother’s Day weekend, Aimee Provence High Tea Parlour will be hosting an unforgettable high tea for you and mum. Known for their excellence, precision and exquisite décor; Aimee Provence High Tea Parlour in Buderim have a wide range of delicious and handcrafted sweet and savoury snacks to choose from their infamous high tea menu – all served on royal like fine china of course. Mum will surely love this one!
Just remember, don’t flick that pinky up when sipping on tea – it’s rude!