One Eleven Spring Street - The Hotel Windsor

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Afternoon Tea
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The Windsor's iconic One Eleven Tea Lounge offers a breakfast and Afternoon Tea service seven days a week in elegant surrounds.

Breakfast is an a la carte menu featuring favourites from Melbourne's thriving cafe scene, made with quality, locally-sourced ingredients. The menu ranges from light pastries to healthy options and hot breakfast dishes.

The Windsor breakfast - with freshly squeezed orange juice, a pastry, hot breakfast and Niccolo coffee or specialty tea - is a signature.

Afternoon Tea is an institution, served since our establishment in 1883. Blending tradition and modernity, the seasonally-changing menu comes on three-tiered silver stands with French Sparkling Wine, specialty tea or coffee. Expect ribbon sandwiches, savoury canapes, scones with housemade jam and double cream, and a trio of chic patisserie by our French Head Pastry Chef.

A dessert buffet with chocolate fountain is served on public holidays and weekends.
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1 review
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Lovely afternoon tea - took a while to actually get the afternoon tea on our table but once it finally arrived it was very lovely

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Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 1Food 2Service 1Ambience 3

Sweets were nice, the savory options were nothing special. The small pies lacked filling.

Staff were slow, unattentive and rude at the end they rushed us out the door before getting an opportunity to try the dessert buffet. They failed to mention the 2 hour seating conditions nor did they flag that we had limited time to visit the Buffet. Wrote to the hotel to provide this feedback and received a very disappointing response.

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Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very friendly and professional staff.
Would love to go for brekkie again. Beautiful historic restaurant.

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Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

This was my first high tea and I was disappointing. When the stand was brought out I was shocked at how bland and sad it looked and what you actually got. The dessert buffet was the only thing that saved the experience for me, but did not like the fact you had to go and serve yourself. No one came and got our tea order, we waited 40 minutes before we ended up going to find someone to order this. The teapot handle was so hot I actually burnt the palm of my hand.

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Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 2

I came with my mum and sister for mother’s day high tea and unfortunately it was overall a poor experience.
The food was not at a great quality nor was the service from the younger waiters/waitresses.
For the amount per head on the day was definitely not well worth it.

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TH
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Dined on 7 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We went there to celebrate our anniversary and everything was perfect. The staffs were very attractive and the food was excellent. The whole thing was excellent and we are looking forward to go back there again in the near future.

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Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent service, very friendly hosts,

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Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful venue, professional service, amazing food. Took my mum there for early mothers day afternoon tea, she loved it. Sandwiches were delicious. Dessert buffet has lots of varieties and then looked beautiful, taste amazing. We will definitely go back again.

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Dined on 1 May 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 1

The experience was rated as poor I am a regular diner for High Tea, I am an etiquette Expert and bring guests to the Hotel on a regular basis and recommend this hotel too. I even bring my young ladies to learn proper manners for dining etiquette to the restaurant because of the silver service.
Where have the white table cloths gone? The tables look cheap and do not go with the chairs. The chairs I sat on had lipstick on it and tatty. We did not have any table service, tea was not poured.

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Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

If was something nice to do with my mum

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Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Great high tea in an historic location

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HP
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Dined on 24 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Lovely afternoon tea for my partners birthday. We were given the vegan option which i had requested online at the time of booming and the food was delicious. The only thing i would suggest to add to the experience would be to play some sort of classical music to add to the ambiance of the venue. Overall a great visit.

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AS
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Dined on 22 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Lovely afternoon tea. Perfect for a special family occasion especially for older family members as the service and noise level were particularly suitable.

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SA
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Dined on 18 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

All staff engaged in a friendly, welcoming and accommodating manner. Food was delicious and fresh. Each item of the afternoon tea had its own distinct and subtle flavour. The pace of each serving could be dictated by us, and we did not feel rushed at any stage. Very relaxing ambience.

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LW
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Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The high tea was wonderful, so much beautiful food and so much choice. The service was outstanding.

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KC
Melbourne / VIC
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Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

We had a wonderful time and the staff were just great

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Melbourne / VIC
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Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Exceptional service and a dessert buffet that caters for anyone’s sweet tooth!

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Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

What a blissful spot for a girlie catch up, food was devine & the sparkling was even better.

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CS
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Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 3

The Wondsor is an engagement with Melbourne's culture and history. I was glad we chose it fir thus very special occasion. The staff were terrific, but the room was not the ambience of traditional luxury expected. There was lits of good food but only a few items really stood out for the price. The bubbly, however, was terrific.
Re the cost, we had expected to have a senior's discount but this did not happen - was not an appalling failing but should be noted.
In sum - to mark a once in a lifetime event TWH is great. But there are better places and menus around ...

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Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything was executed perfectly from entry to exit. The service was fantastic and the food was delicious. We couldn’t fault it.

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Dined on 28 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely place to have high tea for a special occasion

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JM
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Dined on 28 March 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 1Ambience 4

The building is beautiful and this was the feature
However the high tea was less than my expectations. The tea went cold as teapot lids did not fit and we had to ask for replacements to only receive the same pots with fresh tea.
Also in regards to the scones - the table was set with cream and jam but we had to ask several times for our scones and when they finally arrived they were just warm
Sorry but I did not feel that there was value for money.

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Dined on 26 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely experience

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Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The service at The Windsor is fantastic. I could not fault it. The ambience is lovely and the food is awesome.

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WT
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Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We loved our afternoon tea experience. Very friendly staff. Beautiful food. So many dessert choices from the buffet. Loved my English breakfast tea and my glass of bubbles. Would love to go again.

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Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our waiter was excellent and set the scene for an enjoyable high tea from the start. We were celebrating two birthdays and an engagement and each received a special plate from the restaurant. A lovely touch. Our vegan friend was very impressed with the lovely items on their platter.

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Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Perfect high tea. Exceptional service and exquisite atmosphere. Can't wait to do it again.

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DM
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Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great afternoon tea
Catered really well for Gluten free needs
Would recommend this to anyone looking for a great afternoon tea in a lovely great service

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JJ
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Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Perfect day to celebrate the wife’s birthday an added surprise was a little slice of cake with a candle and happy birthday written in chocolate on the plate and a quick rendition of happy birthday by the One Eleven Spring Street team.
Finished off a great experience

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Dined on 13 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had a wonderful afternoon tea, service was excellent and the food extremely tasty. Would certainly recommend the Hotel Windsor and am looking forward to a further visit.

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Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 3

Service and food was highly inconsistent. Male waiters were very professional; female was abrupt. No champagne refills although other tables receiving theirs. A delay in ordering our tea/coffee and food tray. All wait staff very attentive to clearing things though.
Food wise, all the savouries doughy/dry. Sandwiches very good. Refill of the dessert bar was delayed resulting in missing out some dishes.
Not a polished, seamless, happy experience at the price.

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PT
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Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything was wonderful. The noise level rose at times, as ladies greeting each other and enjoying the experience was evident, which adds to the ambience.
The only negative, which is happening all too often sadly, was the young lady at the table beside us who constantly had her phone in her hand and seemed more interested in that than the experience, her poor date looked dejected. Perhaps it could be requested that phones are turned to silent and used in limited amounts or am I just an old fashioned old lady?
I’ll definitely be back but won’t make the mistake of eating breakfast in the morning

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Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a really lovely experience at the Windsor and the staff made a delicious High Tea all the sweeter through their excellent and good-natured service. Thank you.

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Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent experience staff efficient but not obtrusive range of cake on weekend afternoon tea excellent. Too much choice.

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Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

There is only one place to have High Tea in Melbourne and that is the Hotel Windsor. Not only is the food wonderfully tasty and beautifully presented, but the old world atmosphere also compliments perfectly the ritual of high tea. The proficient staff matched the food and ambiance to a 'tea'

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Dined on 5 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

So friendly and impeccable service. Food delicious for or High Tea.

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Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I took my daughter and her 2 partners to Afternoon Tea for a birthday treat.
1, being from the US had little idea of what to expect and researched Etiquette and Afternoon Tea!
We all had a delightful time. The staff were very nice and attentive even though quite busy, and we felt valued and when I told them why we were there they took time to comment.

It is quite pricey of course, but the experience is the thing....

A set menu, then a wonderful range of serve-yourself desserts.

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Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

We had such a great time at Hotel Windsor for Afternoon Tea

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Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Every time we come to Melbourne high tea at the Hotel Windsor is a must, and it never disappoints. Love it and will go again ❤️

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Dined on 28 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Enjoyed the relaxing atmosphere and service

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