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“Most Beautiful High Tea.”

Afternoon Tea at The Hotel Windsor
Ranked #51 of 8,210 Restaurants in Melbourne
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Central Business District
Description: Come partake in Melbourne's longest-running Afternoon Tea, with Champagne, silver stands of sandwiches, scones, canapes and beautiful desserts, and specialty tea - a ritual since 1883. Afternoon Tea is set in our historic dining room, One Eleven, and celebrations - from birthdays to anniversaries, bridal showers and weddings - are welcome.
Reviewed 23 July 2016

My family organised a High Tea to celebrate my 70th birthday. The experience was just so amazing it made you feel like royalty. The food was to die for and plenty of it. We had a vegetarian and a gluten free guest in our party and their needs were meet without any problems and of high quality yummy food. Could not fault the experience. Such a magnificent old building and the staff were very friendly and helpful.

Date of visit: July 2016
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Thank cheryl m
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Annette M, Manager at Afternoon Tea at The Hotel Windsor, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2016

Dear Cheryl

What a wonderful way to celebrate a special birthday and we are thrilled that your family chose The Windsor. Thank you for your review and we do hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back again in the future.

With kind regards

Annette Maidment
Food & Beverage Executive

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Reviewed 23 July 2016

I have come her for High Tea a few times, and absolutely love the surroundings, the atmosphere and the staff. The teas are amazing, you get to try so many, the food is wonderful. Such a beautiful place to enjoy! with friends or family.

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Thank CarmelaDAmore
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Annette M, Manager at Afternoon Tea at The Hotel Windsor, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2016

Dear Carmela

Thank you for your wonderful review and for returning to The Windsor once again! We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back many more times in the future.

With kind regards

Annette Maidment
Food & Beverage Executive

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Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

Plenty of food - glad we didn't have lunch! Sandwiches and scones lovely, but my daughter and I not keen on other items (bit avant garde for afternoon tea)
Staff very friendly but not overly efficient... I suspect they were new.

Date of visit: July 2016
Thank emmahuntteacher
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Annette M, Manager at Afternoon Tea at The Hotel Windsor, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2016

Dear Emma

We are delighted that you and your daughter visited us for afternoon tea. Thank you for your comments and for taking the time to post this review.

We hope to welcome you back again in the future.

With kind regards

Annette Maidment
Food & Beverage Executive

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Reviewed 21 July 2016

The Windsor is a fabulous place to stay or just have afternoon tea.If you like old world charm and marvelous service then head to Spring Street for an experience which will be memorable.I especially enjoy afternoon tea there - a silver service and a dazzling array of gateaux.Not cheap but worth every dollar.

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Thank mick c
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Annette M, Manager at Afternoon Tea at The Hotel Windsor, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2016

Dear Mick

Thank you so much for your very kind review and for passing on your recommendation regarding afternoon tea at The Windsor.

We hope to have the pleasure of your company again soon.

With kind regards

Annette Maidment
Food & Beverage Executive

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Reviewed 20 July 2016

Our experience at afternoon tea was absolutely marvelous. The food was divine and teas were extra-ordinary. Definitely go on an empty stomach. I was surprised by how much we got and how filling it was.
My only gripe was the fact that there were toddlers being really noisy and wandering around while their mothers filmed them on their phones. Whilst I acknowledge that this is what toddlers do, I do not think it was the right place for that.

My daughter is visiting from overseas and we paid $70 each for an indulgent, sophisticated experience and it was somewhat ruined by the kids. It's a tricky area but one I'm sure can be dealt with by Hotel Windsor.

Date of visit: July 2016
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Annette M, Manager at Afternoon Tea at The Hotel Windsor, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2016

Dear Visitor

Thank you so much for taking the time to write your review and we are thrilled you chose to bring your daughter to The Windsor on her visit from overseas. We are delighted you enjoyed the afternoon tea so much and regret that the small children present were somewhat noisy. We often have small visitors to afternoon tea but there is not usually a noise problem and we do apologise if this spoilt your afternoon. We shall take extra care to try and ensure that guests are not disturbed in this way.

With thanks and kind regards

Annette Maidment
Food & Beverage Executive

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