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WINTER AFTERNOON TEA MENU

Served since 1883, The Windsor's Afternoon Tea is an institution, given a thoroughly modern twist by Executive Chef Tom Brockbank (savoury) and Head Pastry Chef, Jérémie Parmentier (desserts).

French sparkling wine is poured on arrival, with petite savoury pastries, elegant ribbon sandwiches and a trio of exquisite seasonal patisserie served on a three tiered stand. Following this are our signature vanilla & sultana scones, accompanied by housemade strawberry jam, double cream and your choice of one of our 11 specialty teas or coffee.

On weekends, we offer a dessert buffet, with an array of French pastries, cakes, a milk and dark chocolate fountain, and crepes.

WINTER AFTERNOON TEA MENU

PISTACHIO MACARON
Macaron biscuit, roasted pistachio, Sicilian pistachio ganache

VANILLA & YUZU RELIGIEUSE
Vanilla bean mousse, yuzu sauce & crémeux, mirliton (almond) sponge

LONGCHAMP
Milk chocolate mousse, hazelnut praline & crispy

 

FULL MENU

 

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2019 Winter Afternoon Tea at The Hotel Windsor Melbourne

Chocolate Afternoon Tea Buffet

Chocolate Afternoon Tea

Love chocolate? We are delighted to bring back our Chocolate Afternoon Tea Buffet, now available everyday over one week each school holidays!

French Head Pastry Chef Jérémie Parmentier and The Windsor's pastry team will be transforming the buffet spread into a luscious chocolate lover’s dream, adorning it with French pastries, éclairs, macarons, entremets (whole cakes), bonbons and more. This all-chocolate celebration will be served alongside savoury canapés, ribbon sandwiches and chocolate scones with a chocolate spread. 

There'll also be our ever-popular milk & dark chocolate fountain, chocolate soft serves and more chocolate-y delights!

 

 

 

 

CHOCOLATE AFTERNOON TEA BUFFET

DATES:

30 September 2019 - 6 October 2019

30 March 2020 - 5 April 2020

6 July 2020 - 12 July 2020

28 September 2020 - 4 October 2020

TIMES:

11.30am - 4.30pm (last reservations taken at 2.30pm)

PRICE:

$99 per adult with a glass of French Sparkling Wine
$119 per adult with a glass of Louis Roederer Brut Premier Champagne
$50 per child aged 7 - 12 years
$30 per child aged 3 - 6 years

School Holidays Afternoon Tea

Chocolate Afternoon Tea, School Holiday Afternoon Tea, Children's Afternoon Tea

A delight for all ages, we are thrilled to make our Chocolate Afternoon Tea Buffet a permanent fixture over one week of the school holidays!

Dress your little ones up in their Sunday best, and come and enjoy a chocolate-y treat in style in our grand dining room. From a chocolate fountain complete with house-made marshmallows, doughnuts and brownies, to chocolate soft-serve ice cream, chocolate cakes and petit chocolate pastries, there will be plenty to savour and sample!

There is also plenty for grown-ups, with a luscious array of chocolate cakes, French pastries, eclairs, tarts and more in white, milk and dark chocolate - specially created by French Head Pastry Chef, Jeremie Parmentier, and the pastry team.

The Windsor's School Holidays Afternoon Tea Buffet

DATES:

30 September 2019 - 6 October 2019

30 March 2020 - 5 April 2020

6 July 2020 - 12 July 2020

28 September 2020 - 4 October 2020

TIMES:

11.30am - 4.30pm (last reservations taken at 2.30pm)

PRICE:

$99 per adult with a glass of French Sparkling Wine
$119 per adult with a glass of Louis Roederer Brut Premier Champagne
$50 per child aged 7 - 12 years
$30 per child aged 3 - 6 years

CELEBRATION CAKES

The Hotel Windsor Celebration Cakes. The Hotel Windsor Cakes.

Looking for the perfect cake to crown off a special ocassion? We are proud to unveil The Windsor's celebration cakes which can be ordered to accompany an Afternoon Tea or taken away to enjoy.

From a light and airy honey cheesecake, to a delightfully refreshing strawberry sponge, a decadent chocolate cake or an impressive croquembouche, our cakes are the right finishing touch!

You'll also find classic favourites including the Black Forest, Sachertorte and Millefeuille.

All cakes must be ordered 48 hours in advance. Take away cakes come in a beautiful white Windsor gift box with gold foil.

VIEW THE CAKE MENU HERE

For orders, please contact Reservations on 03 9633 6002 or reservations@thw.com.au.

SEATING TIMES

Monday - Tuesday: 11.30am-2pm (last reservations taken at 12pm)
Wednesday - Sunday: 11.30am-4.30pm (last reservations taken at 2.30pm)

Please note that all bookings are for a duration of 2 hours.

Special Events

Afternoon Tea is served daily except on Christmas Day. Afternoon Tea times will vary during special events such as Mother's Day. Please subscribe to our newsletter to receive updates.

PRICES

Mondays-Fridays: 

$75 per adult with a glass of French Sparkling Wine
$95 per adult with a glass of Louis Roederer Brut Premier Champagne 
$40 per child aged 7-12 years
$25 per child aged 3-6 years

*Seniors Weekday Discount

$64 per senior with a glass of French Sparkling Wine.

Please advise when booking and present your Senior's Card on the day. The special price is only valid for patrons with Senior's Card and may not be used in conjunction with any other offer. 

Saturdays & Sundays:

Includes an indulgent dessert buffet with chocolate fountain and crepes
$99 per adult with a glass of French Sparkling Wine
$119 per adult with a glass of Louis Roederer Brut Premier Champagne
$50 per child aged 7-12 years 
$30 per child aged 3-6 years

Please note a fee applies for all credit card payments. A $10 surcharge also applies on public holidays.

Prices, times and menus are subject to change and may differ for special events. 

HISTORY OF AFTERNOON TEA

HISTORY OF AFTERNOON TEA

The origins of Afternoon Tea, as we know it today, reveal a fascinating mixture of historical and cultural influences. Once reserved purely for royalty and the aristocracy, Afternoon Tea is now enjoyed throughout the world, yet a setting as appropriate as Melbourne’s famous Hotel Windsor would be hard to find.

The simple ‘cuppa’ has a far-from-simple history. Tea gained popularity with nobility in Britain after the tea trade took off in the 1670s with the advent of the British East India Company. A century later tea arrived in Australia with the First Fleet in 1788, and having ‘Tea’ in the new colony represented a time for social interaction and friendship rather than the more class-focussed rituals of the UK.

Afternoon Tea itself came about around the time that gas lighting was introduced in the 1800s in Britain. This meant people were able to stay up later into the night, and therefore sought to eat their evening meal later too. This shift left a large, foodless gap in the day.

Legend has it that in 1840, Anna, the Seventh Duchess of Bedford (one of Queen Victoria’s ladies-in-waiting), began to request tea and a small meal of bread and butter, cakes and biscuits in the afternoon to tide her over until dinner. Her innovative (and somewhat indulgent) habit became a highly social occasion, with friends coming to share the hot beverages, delicate snacks and convivial conversation. By 1880, the trend took off and afternoon tea spread to the homes of the upper classes with teashops later springing up across the country.

The name ‘High Tea’ actually refers to a similar practice adopted by the working classes midway through the Industrial Revolution. It involved a heavier meal served with tea at 5.00 pm, upon returning home from work. As it was served at high tables it became known as “high tea”, whereas the more sophisticated afternoon tea was technically named ‘low tea’ in reference to the low drawing room tables that the upper classes would sit around to carry out the ritual.

Windsor Tea For Home

WINDSOR TEA FOR HOME

The Hotel Windsor offers an exclusive range of tea blends created especially for the hotel. We are delighted to offer a special Windsor Blend to take home. Please visit our online gift shop to make a purchase.

About The Windsor's Afternoon Tea

A visit to Melbourne would not be complete without Afternoon Tea at The Hotel Windsor - a quintessential Melbourne experience steeped in tradition and served since 1883.

Held in our elegant One Eleven lounge, Afternoon Tea is served on three-tiered silver stands with ribbon sandwiches, savoury pastries, French patisserie, and freshly baked scones with housemade Windsor jam and double cream. A selection of 11 teas including our Windsor blend is served in elegant silver teapots and Noritake crockery. Sparkling wine and French Champagne is also offered.

On the weekends, we are delighted to offer an Afternoon Tea menu and a delectable cake buffet. Experience Afternoon Tea at The Hotel Windsor, created by Head Pastry Chef Jérémie Parmentier 

Afternoon Tea Etiquette

All you need to know about Afternoon Tea. We look at the history of this British pastime, the 'tier panic' syndrome, how to hold a tea cup and where to place a napkin. DOWNLOAD 

Reservations

Reservations are highly recommended for Afternoon Tea.

Book online, call us on +61 3  9633 6002 or email reservations@thw.com.au.

Gift Vouchers

Christmas Presents Gift Voucher Gift Certificate

Gift the wonderful experience of traditional Afternoon Tea at a Melbourne institution with our gift certificates.

Visit our online giftstore to organise a gift certificate today!

Venues

Afternoon Tea is served daily in our signature tearoom One Eleven Spring Street

On selected weekends, additional seatings in The Grand Ballroom may be available.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Do you cater for dietary requirements?
We can cater for vegetarian, vegan, gluten free*, nut free*, pescatarian and lactose free options. *Please note that as our Afternoon Tea items are all made from scratch in-house, there may be traces of gluten and nuts present.
For enquiries around any other dietary requirements, please contact our Reservations team on 03 9633 6004 or via email at reservations@thw.com.au.

Important Health & Safety Information 

Q: Do you have a dresscode?
We recommend dressing in your Sunday best. Smart-casual attire is preferred.

Q: Do you acknowledge special occassions? 
We certainly do and we love helping to make your celebration at Afternoon Tea a memorable one. Our team will usually prepare a delicious surprise for you on the day.

Q: Are decorations permitted?
You are most welcome to bring birthday, bridal shower or other decorations for the table if it is a special occasion. Please do notify our staff beforehand. Please also note that for safety access reasons, decorations cannot be placed on the floor around the table. We recommend that the choice of decoration be restricted to the tabletop or tied to the chair.

Q: Can I bring my own cake?
Yes you may. There is a $5 fee per person. Alternatively, you may also order a whole cake, at least 48 hours in advance. Please contact our Reservations team on 03 9633 6004 or via email at reservations@thw.com.au for more information.

Q: Can you substitute the glass of sparkling wine if I do not drink?
Yes we can offer a glass of soft drink or juice if you do not wish to have sparkling wine. Please inform your waiter on the day. 

Q: Are children permitted?
Yes they are. Children's Afternoon Tea prices are listed under "Prices"

Q: Is there parking at the hotel?
As a heritage hotel, we do not have on-site parking available. We are, however, able to offer all-day valet parking for the price of $65. We are also in close proximity to Wilson Parking on 34-60 Little Collins Street.

Q: How do I get to the hotel by public transport?
We are conveniently located outside Parliament Train Station (Bourke Street exit) and accessible by trams:

City Circle tram on Spring Street (stop #0)
Trams 86 and 96 on Bourke Street (stop #9) 
Trams 11, 12, 48 and 109 on Collins Street (stop #8)

Q: Do you have wheelchair access?
Yes we do have a ramp access where required. Please speak to our doorman on arrival and they will be more than happy to assist. 

Q: What are the payment options?
We accept cash and credit cards and offer a split bill option (for up to 4 guests).

Please note that Visa & Mastercard payments attract a 1% surcharge, American Express cards attract a 2.48% surcharge, and Diners and JCB cards attract a 3.35% surcharge.