High Tea has become an institution in Melbourne with this English afternoon pastime becoming a favourite way to celebrate special events or spend some quality time with friends and family.
A High Tea will generally include a tiered stand of mini sweets and savouries accompanied by an extensive tea menu. Here at the hotel we pride ourselves on our decadent High Tea and High Coffee where you can enjoy delicious sweet and savoury delicacies and a bountiful dessert buffet in the glamorous ambience of our 1890s heritage building. Our High Coffee highlights Melbourne’s highly vaulted coffee culture and includes an espresso martini on arrival. We would love to welcome you to the hotel to indulge in our High Tea or High Coffee and to help you get the most of your experience here are our top tips so you can come prepared.
1. Dress Up
While there is no dress code to enjoy High Tea or High Coffee at the hotel there is nothing like dressing up to make you feel fancy and special. Putting on a chic cocktail dress or dinner jacket will help you get into the right mood of elegance and sophistication.
2. Arrive Hungry
You are about to eat some truly tantalising food such as homemade scones, mini beef wellington and indulge in a chocolate fountain so don’t do anything silly like eat lunch before you come. They say hunger is the best spice, so bring your appetite along.
3. Give Yourself Time
There is nothing worse than inhaling your food before dashing off to your next appointment. High Tea or High Coffee is best indulged not rushed, so make sure to schedule your afternoon with plenty of time to savour your food, sip your drinks and enjoy the company of your friends or family.
4. Snap Happy
We love seeing your High Tea and High Coffee photos on social media and reposting some of our favourites so don’t forget to check in and tag us, we are @interconmel on Instagram and InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto on Facebook.
Alluvial Restaurant offers guests and visitors High Tea and High Coffee each weekend at 2.30pm. The perfect place to relax, Alluvial is nestled under the stunning light filled glass atrium of the hotel and is the ideal location to meet with friends, for more information and to book please click here. And don’t forget about our special Easter High Tea available Saturday 15 April and Sunday 16 April, please click here.