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

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High tea in the Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges – it’s the ultimate in food indulgence

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 and while the classics are still popular, there are also some modern twists on the originals to be found.

Marybrooke Manor

A National Trust-listed Tudor-style mansion on the edge of Sherbrooke Forest, Marybrooke Manor, is the perfect setting for high tea. Enjoy unlimited house-made scones with jam and Chantilly cream, plus other sweet and savoury morsels, Madame Flavour teas and brewed coffee.

Olinda Tea House

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, 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 our full range of international black, white or green teas, or indulge in a hot chocolate or espresso.

Yarra Valley Chocolaterie

Chocolates and free tastings, and now the popular tourist attraction are cooking up high tea. Enjoy a refreshing drink on arrival, plus petite sweets, scones, pastries, ribbon sandwiches and bottomless organic local tea, barista-made coffee and real hot chocolate. Tea will be served at the chocolaterie’s shared long table in its private 'experience room', with each treat introduced by the head pastry chef and European chocolatier.

Mary Eats Cake

With a quaint English front garden and intimate cottage interior décor, Mary Eats Cake in Montrose is the perfect setting for traditional and seasonal treats. 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.
They cater for vegetarian, vegan, nut-free, gluten-free, and pregnancy.

Coombe – The Melba Estate

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 offers Sparkling High Tea, with elegant finger sandwiches, freshly baked scones with clotted cream and house-made jams, and other desserts and cakes served alongside free-flowing Coombe Sparkling NV. 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, Duck sausage roll and Brioche lobster bun.

Chateau Yering Hotel

Have traditional high tea in five-star style at Chateau Yering. Sweets and savouries and house-made scones with fresh jam and cream are individually served to each table.

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.

Yarra Valley Lodge

When you think high tea, you probably don’t think of curry puffs (using a 100-year-old recipe, no less), but that’s what you get at Yarra Valley Lodge’s local take on the classic spread. Take time out of your Sunday afternoon, 2 pm-4 pm, for high tea including a tiered stand of curry puffs, pork belly croquettes and gluten-free scones plus condiments. There’s also a buffet of house-made patisserie sweets that showcase fresh, seasonal and local ingredients and are served with beverages from the Yarra Valley Tea Co and Yarra Coffee.