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Best Mother’s Day High Tea in Australia

High tea and Mother’s Day go together like, well, scones and Devonshire cream frankly. Where will you take the special lady in your life this year? We have a number of superlative options for you, from Sydney to Perth.

Lilianfels Blue Mountains Resort & Spa
Lilianfels Avenue, Katoomba

High tea in a UNESCO World Heritage Site, let alone a plush Euro-style country estate, is never bad.

The Tea Room QVB, Sydney
Level 3, North End, QVB, 455 George Street

The Tea Room in Sydney’s grand Romanesque Revival icon, the venerable QVB, is the perfect place to spoil mother silly.

QVB Sydney hotels

The Tea Room Gunners’ Barracks, Sydney
End Of Suakin Drive, Georges Heights, Mosman

On the other hand, you can take mother on a nice drive on the Lower North Shore of Sydney and have tea at the other Tea Room, in Georges Heights.

Sir Stamford at Circular Quay Sydney Hotel
93 Macquarie Street

A 2010 HotelClub Awards finalist in the Outstanding Luxury and Outstanding Service categories, Sir Stamford at Circular Quay delivers the high tea goods.

Garden Court Restaurant at Sofitel Sydney Wentworth
61-101 Phillip Street

One of the premier hotels in Sydney features a full afternoon tea service with a range of Ronnefeldt tea, plus sweet and savoury nibbles.

The Hotel Windsor, Melbourne
111 Spring Street

Afternoon tea at The Hotel Windsor has been a venerable ritual since 1883. Mum will appreciate that, between bites of smoked salmon with creamy avocado and dill ribbon sandwiches, of course.

Melbourne City Guide

ARIA Bar & Lounge at The Langham Hotel, Melbourne
1 Southgate Avenue, Southbank

View from The Langham Hotel Melbourne – Photo credit

Scones in Southbank at The Langham? Divine.

Tea Lounge, Park Hyatt, Melbourne
1 Parliament Square, Parliament Place

Enjoy views over Trilogy Gardens as you sample handmade desserts and finger sandwiches. The Park Hyatt is a chic Melbourne spot for a spot of tea.

Stamford Grand Adelaide Hotel at Glenelg
Moseley Square, Glenelg

High tea at a beachside resort, 11.5 km from Victoria Square, Adelaide.

Top of the World, Adelaide
Level 12, 760 Anzac Highway, Glenelg

Tea, once more in Glenelg, at a slightly higher altitude. Mums who suffer from motion sickness need not apply – this restaurant revolves, you know.

C Restaurant in the Sky, Perth
Level 33, 44 St Georges Terrace

Another superb destination, another restaurant in the sky. Perth’s C Restaurant in the Sky is a Mother’s Day staple.

Perth City Guide

Bridgefield Teahouse, Margaret River
73 Bussell Highway

Forget about wine for a moment and sample a delectable high tea menu at the Bridgefield Teahouse in Margaret River.

Petries Brasserie & Bar, Marriott Hotel, Brisbane
515 Queen Street

Petries offers a perfect Mother’s Day tradition on the beautiful Brisbane riverside.

Breakers Bar, Sheraton Mirage Resort and Spa, Gold Coast
Sea World Drive, Main Beach

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The best hotel in Gold Coast serves a stellar high tea service.

Lagoons Restaurant, Sheraton Mirage Port Douglas Resort
Davidson Street, Port Douglas

What mother would not appreciate high tea amid 130 hectares of tropical gardens? Such is the backdrop of the gorgeous Sheraton Mirage Port Douglas Resort.

The Lobby Bar, The Sebel Hotel, Cairns
17 Abbott Street

Luxury afternoon tea in Cairns comes courtesy of The Sebel Hotel, where The Lobby Bar fills up fast for Mother’s Day.

The Tea Lounge, Hyatt Hotel, Canberra
Commonwealth Avenue

The posh Hyatt Hotel is a standout property in the ACT, with a Tea Lounge suitable for the most dainty mothers anywhere.

Sandbar, SKYCITY Darwin
Gilruth Avenue, Mindil Beach

Hit the beach with mum this Mother’s Day at SKYCITY Darwin, before or after high tea at Sandbar.

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