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The Windsor Afternoon Tea Christmas Menu 2019

A visit to Melbourne would be incomplete without Afternoon Tea at The Windsor, served since 1883. The longest-running Afternoon Tea in Melbourne, it is held daily in our beautiful historic dining room, One Eleven, on silver three-tiered stands with silver teapots, French sparkling wine on arrival and a selection of eleven specialty teas. You'll find the classics - ribbon sandwiches and scones with housemade jam and double cream, and modern patisserie and savouries.

On weekends, Afternoon Tea is served as a buffet, with a delectable spread of French pastries, cakes, cheese, galettes (crepes) and a milk and dark chocolate fountain with a selection of dips.

SUMMER AFTERNOON TEA (6 - 19 JANUARY then 10 FEBRUARY - 1 MARCH)

A refreshing Afternoon Tea with a crab & lemon myrtle nori tart, Caesar Salad canape, trio of delightful summer patisserie, ribbon sandwiches and scones with jam and double cream.

View/Download the full menu here.

LUNAR NEW YEAR AFTERNOON TEA (20 JANUARY - 9 FEBRUARY)

The Windsor was built from the riches of Melbourne's gold rush, and each year, we get in with the Lunar New Year celebrations. Our Afternoon Tea menu will feature wonderful delicacies such as a confit duck sandwich with hoisin, scallop toast and five-spice pork bao. There'll also be modern pineapple tarts, a strawberry eclair, matcha financier, peanut cookies and orange peel scones with marmalade. These will be served alongside our Afternoon Tea favourites - the egg sandwich, traditional scones, double cream, sparkling wine and tea or coffee.

On Saturday 25 January at 12pm, we will also have a special lion dance celebration in the lobby. The tradition - for luck - is to bring a lucky red packet filled with some money, and to 'feed' this to the lions when they come around. 

View/Download the full menu here.

 

FOR RESERVATIONS:

T: +61 3  9633 6002

E: reservations@thw.com.au 

SEATING TIMES

Monday - Tuesday: 11.30am-2pm (last seatings taken at 12pm)
Wednesday - Sunday: 11.30am-4.30pm (last seatings 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.
*$84 per senior with a glass of French Sparkling Wine (Chocolate Afternoon Tea Buffet, weekdays only).

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. 

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!

Executive 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. 

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

 

 

 

 

 

CHOCOLATE AFTERNOON TEA BUFFET

DATES:

30 March 2020 - 5 April 2020

6 July 2020 - 12 July 2020

28 September 2020 - 4 October 2020

TIMES:

11.30am - 4.30pm (last seatings 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

An $84 seniors price is offered on weekdays (Monday to Friday) with presentation of the Seniors Card.

Gluten Free Afternoon Tea

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The Windsor is delighted to announce the appointment of Head GF Pastry Chef Felix Goodwin. Felix, who is gluten free himself, will be creating a selection of gluten free petite cakes and scones, ribbon sandwiches, and savoury canapés, to be enjoyed at Afternoon Tea.

We are also delighted to offer Felix's range of bespoke GF and allergy friendly specialty cakes. These can be ordered to enjoy with Afternoon Tea, or for events, special occasions and celebrations at the hotel. For more information, please visit  www.felixgoodwin.com and sign up to the e-newsletter.

To ensure we best meet your dietary requirements, please contact our Reservations department below to make your reservation.

SAMPLE MENU

T: +61 3  9633 6002

E: reservations@thw.com.au 

 

Dietary & Allergy Note: Whilst every effort is made to accommodate dietary requests, guests are advised that no guarantees as to the absence of any ingredient(s) can be made. Anyone with a severe medical allergy is advised to take this cautionary advice very seriously, as The Windsor takes no responsibility and accepts no liability for accommodating such requests.

PRIVATE CATERING

For the occasion where you would like to celebrate in the surrounds of your home or private venue, The Windsor is delighted to bring to you a taste of its gracious hospitality.

From cocktails and canapés to champagne and our famous Afternoon Tea, we will hand-deliver your order to your door. We will also take care of the set up and look after the service – so you can host and entertain without a worry.

To enquire about our catering service, please contact Kara Bobbera at kbobbera@thw.com.au.

CELEBRATION CAKES

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Looking for the perfect cake to crown off a special occasion? 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.

Please note that the Croquembouche is currently only available for dine-in orders.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIIONS

Q: Do you cater for dietary requirements?
We offer vegetarian, vegan, gluten free*, nut free*, pescatarian and lactose free options.As these are specially prepared, we recommend that any dietary requirements be discussed and pre-booked with our Reservations Department on 03 9633 6002 or via email at reservations@thw.com.au.

*Whilst every effort will be taken to cater to dietary requirements, there may still be traces of gluten and nuts present. Guests with severe allergies are advised to inform us a the time of booking and take necessary precautions.

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 love to make your celebration at Afternoon Tea a memorable one. Please advise our Reservations Department at the time of booking and we will prepare a 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 cakeage fee per person. We are also delighted to offer a range of beautiful celebration cakes created by our Executive Pastry Chef Jeremie Parmentier and our Head GF Pastry Chef, Felix Goodwin. These can be viewed under the Celebration Cakes section of Afternoon Tea and can be enjoyed in-house or taken away. Please contact our Reservations Department on 03 9633 6002 or via email at reservations@thw.com.au to place your order. Cake orders must be made 48 hours in advance.

Q: Can I have another drink option instead of sparkling wine?

Certainly. We offer a soft drink or juice which can be requested via your waiter on the day.

Q: Are children permitted?
Children are most welcome! You can find Children's Afternoon Tea prices 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 ramp access. 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, Diners and JCB cards attract a 2.48% surcharge.

Q: Do you offer private catering?
Yes we do! We are delighted to bring our Afternoon Tea, cocktails and canapés to your home or private setting. To enquire about our catering service, please contact Kara Bobbera at kbobbera@thw.com.au.

Gift Vouchers

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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!

Reservations

Reservations are highly recommended for Afternoon Tea.

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

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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.