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High Teas to Tempt your Tastebuds in the Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges

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Who could say no to plates upon plates of decadent sweets and savouries while leisurely sipping tea and champagne in the company of friends and family? High Tea originated in England in the 1800s with tea, cakes and scones. While the classics are still popular, there are also some modern twists on the originals to be found.

Here are the best places to book a High Tea experience in the Yarra Valley & Dandenong Ranges.

Coombe Yarra Valley - Coldstream

There’s nothing quite like High Tea at the estate that was once the home of opera singer, Dame Nellie Melba. Set on seven acres of landscaped gardens, the restaurant at Coombe Yarra Valley offers high tea every Thursday and Sunday afternoon.

Enjoy a Sparkling High Tea, with elegant finger sandwiches, exquisite sweets, freshly baked scones with clotted cream and house-made jams, and other desserts and cakes served alongside free-flowing Coombe NV Sparkling Wine. Alternatively, kick it up a notch and go for the Premium High Tea option, inclusive of the standard package plus a Melba Bellini cocktail on arrival plus a Brioche lobster bun and Brioche Beef bun.

Savour your treats alongside a choice of tea or coffee and spoil yourselves with a lovely High Tea experience.

Chateau Yering Hotel - Yering

Enjoy a traditional High Tea in five-star style at Chateau Yering. The decadent High Tea menu includes a selection of sweet and savoury items, accompanied by house-made scones with fresh jam and cream, tea and coffee and a glass of sparkling wine, all served individually to your table.

Traditional High Tea is served every Saturday and Sunday. Excluding public holidays.

What makes this location so special is the grandeur and history associated with the venue, antiques and art second only to the magnificent view out across the grazing pastures, vineyards and Domain Chandon estate beyond. Truly an incredible location.

Olinda Tea House - Olinda

Nestled in the heart of the stunning Dandenong Ranges, it’s not just the traditional High Tea on offer at the Olinda Tea House. For people who want a different twist on the classic fare, you need to try the Oriental Fusion High Tea.

Your taste buds won’t be disappointed as you work your way through a range of delicious Asian-influenced petit fours, followed by Devonshire Tea. Select from their full range of international black, white or green teas, or indulge in a hot chocolate or espresso.

Their High Teas are available six days a week (closed on Tuesday). Choose from their Signature High Tea, Gazeo High Tea or the Floral House Private Room which is perfect for special occasions including bridal showers, hens, anniversaries and more.

Olinda Tea House is a truly spectacular place that is sure to impress and inspire you and your guests.

Balgownie Estate Yarra Valley - Yarra Glen

Experience High Tea at Balgownie Estate every Sunday afternoon. Their specially curated modern High Tea menu celebrates premium local produce from our region. The menu includes a selection of luxe sandwiches, sweet and savoury treats, and freshly baked scones.

Enjoy free-flow NV Balgownie Cuvée through your 90-minute session and a pot of your preferred blend of tea. Sittings are available every Sunday at 1:30pm, 2:00pm and 2:30pm.

With delicious food, amazing drinks, stunning views and lots of experiences on offer, you can easily spend the day at Balgownie Estate but why rush? Extend your trip and spoil yourself with an overnight stay!

Mary Eats Cake - Montrose

With a quaint English front garden and intimate cottage interior décor, Mary Eats Cake is the perfect setting for traditional and seasonal treats.

Their seasonal High Tea menu brings a fresh modern twist to High Tea whilst keeping with old fashioned traditions such as vintage teaware and classic desserts. Think scones with raspberry jam and cream, chicken and cucumber sandwiches, cheesy pumpkin and sage arancini, lamb and rosemary pies, salted lemon meringue, apple teacake, plus artisan teas blended by a tea sommelier.

Mary Eats Cake specialises in High Tea parties including bridal showers, baby showers, and birthday celebrations. They cater for vegetarian, vegan, nut-free, gluten-free, and pregnancy.

All High Tea packages are for a 2-hour duration and are available Wednesday through Sunday. Their bottomless brunch is available on weekends.

We recommend you check it out for yourself!

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