High Tea at InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto is moving home. Now residing at Alluvial, it now has expanded dessert options. The inspiration for the High Tea is Mrs D’Ebro, a society lady who hosted elaborate afternoon teas in her Toorak home. Research was undertaken to look into the types of foods, champagne and literature that the society of that era would have indulged in....

For $55, The Waiting Room offers a daily afternoon tea with Jing Tea and Vittoria Coffee and featuring the usual categories of hot savouries, sandwiches, sweets and scones. We started with the top tier of crab and leek vol-au-vent and ricotta cheese filled zucchini flowers. The zucchini flowers were well received and it was a bit of a shame there weren't more warm savoury treats to enjoy. [caption id="attachment_7284" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Egg And Chive Salad Spinach Bread; Smoked Salmon And Herb Crepe Roulade; Cucumber And Cream Cheese On Tomato Bread;...

Coombe: The Melba Estate is the former residence of Dame Nellie Melba, consisting of seven acres of beautiful gardens and buildings and first purchased in 1909. Madame Melba (born Helen Porter Mitchell) was the first Australian opera singer to gain international recognition. For $25, visitors can embark on a guided tour around the gardens followed by morning or afternoon tea. All proceeds go towards maintenance of the estate. Our tour was led by Daniel Johnson, the manager of Coombe Cottage. Well-maintained cypress hedges enclose terraced lawns,...