One Eleven Spring Street - The Hotel Windsor

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Afternoon Tea

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High Tea
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 weekends.
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4.4based on recent ratings
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4.6
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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was lovely. Staff friendly and helpful. Atmosphere and ambiance. Relaxed. We loved our high tea and would certainly recommend to others.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food, extremely polite and professional service. Service was very prompt apart from dessert which took longer than it should have, especially as part of pre-theatre dinner. Still, 3 courses in 70 minutes from arrival to departure worked out well.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed our high tea experience at The Windsor Hotel. The staff were wonderful and the dessert selection was abundant.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A wonderful way to end a two week stay with U.S. friends who were in awe of the hotel, wait staff, foods and tea ritual. Thank you for offering and providing a perfect afternoon.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 2 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

A beautifully maintained historical building easily accessible in the City. Staff were accommodating and the breakfasts ordered were tasty and well presented. I wondered if the spinach pancake and contents was supposed to be hot ... which it wasn't

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We enjoyed a delicious High Tea, lovely food, excellent wait staff and abounding ambience, couldn't recommend it more highly.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I had a catch up High Tea On Feb 27 with 2 Interstate friends. We enjoyed the ambience & service. The food was delicious but we found the serving of scones after eating the rich sweet deserts was inappropriate & should have been served earlier.
Unfortunately on returning home an hour later I became ill with a Gastric Upset lasting several hours. Neither of my 2 friends were ill.
I wish to pass this on to The Windsor.

Phyllis Kennett

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience3

The high tea was pretty ordinary, the venue was looking tired, but the staff and service were excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Rather disappointing after such a big build up and top price range. Sandwiches were cheese, ham and tuna which from an English background was pretty ordinary. Tiny appetisers and sweet selection were more adventurous. Scones, very disappointing and rather after the event! Had my old mum over from England and she wasn’t impressed, probably better for a tourist venue.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved The Service and the atmosphere, at the high tea , always recommend

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely atmosphere and the staff very friendly and service was excellent; food very tasty and well presented

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing high-tea. Celebrated my mother's birthday and the staff were so attentive and generous with their birthday wishes. Food was excellent and delicious, it was perfect for a special occasion.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service quality food and wine loved the environment with lovely table setting felt very Poh without being stuffy beautiful would go again tomorrow

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

lovely to spend time with friends and family over such a lovely high tea.
Made to feel welcome

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

I took my husband for a special treat while on holidays for a few days. We were lucky to be there for Chinese New Year, and the dragons came through the restaurant. It was spectacular.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was excellent, food was an experience, deliciously prepared, food was as good a it looked!

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DorothyS
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

The food options reflected Chinese New Year. Scallop toast was very tasty and the macha chocolate was to die for. I found the service to be good. My son was little hungry still after we left, but he has a large appetite. It was a very expensive treat though.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 16 January 2020
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4

Could not fault the staff, who were attentive without being invasive.

For us, there was too much sweet foods and not enough savoury.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 14 January 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

The quality and quantity of food presented was mediocre and did not reflect the price paid or what our group expected. The service was attentive but came accross bored. The food was served very quickly and felt as though we were rushed. The selction of teas were good and presetnted on beatuiful silverware.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As a visitor from the UK and having experienced afternoon tea at a variety of hotels and restaurants I can honestly say this comes to the top of my list. Celebrated my friends 80 th birthday and all the staff pulled out all the stops to make it a memorable day. The food was delicious even catering for myself as a vegetarian and surprised my friend with an extra plate with birthday wishes written in chocolate. The hotel is beautiful and top marks to the staff who were courteous and very helpful.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was wonderful. Very special place.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

The ambience and the service

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My husband and I like to go to afternoon tea whenever we visit a city, and this one was up there with one of our favourites. The scones were perfect, the savoury bites delicious and the sweets not too sweet.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

The high tea was very lovely

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful ambiance. Felt classy and cared for. Afternoon Tea was delicious and a lovely occasion. Staff were so professional

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 26 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I had the gluten free high tea.
Although they did not offer me the option with champagne and forgot to bring cream and jam for the scones, I loved the experience, would recommend and will go again.
Being a female dining alone I did not feel judged or treated differently as I felt in other establishments.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Food and environment lovely however staff seem fatigued and not as attentive as previously experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience1

Waste of money, standard has dropped, coffee spilled into saucer by waiter, not the service you'd expect for the money paid, dirty chairs, change of menu not advised after l booked. Better off going to a nice cafe where you'll get a smile. We couldn't wait to leave. Don't bother spend $100 p.p. elsewhere.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always love a High Tea at The Windsor.
Great Old World atmosphere and charm with modern ambience
The staff are so friendly and helpful, nothing to hard to accomplish for you.
We're thinking of making this yearly occurrence, we had such a good time.
We didn't ever wear out our welcome when we stayed chatting when everyone else who dined at the time frame had left.
Thanks The Windsor for making this a wonderful afternoon.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 11 December 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience5

This is not one of the better High Teas in Melbourne.
The service is inconsistent (ignored for a long time - no water refills etc, then 3 people in a row asking for tea orders). The food is mixed - lovely high tea platter, but unusual scones with insufficient jam for the table.

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ClaireC
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2019
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

Sadly the service was poor and inconsistent. The food is not as good as other high tea offerings in Melbourne. Disappointing.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A touch of class in a more-often-than-not ordinary dining experience in restaurants and cafes today. They all have their place which makes the Windsor a standout. Ambiance and service made for a relaxed and elegant occasion. The waiting staff knew how to serve. We didn’t feel rushed at all. Food was really lovely. We enjoyed it all very much. Thank you.

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SusanS
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Had a wonderful girls afternoon, with three first timers to the Windsor, who came from country Victoria. They all enjoyed afternoon and look forward to repeating the experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

We thought there could have been more sandwiches as we did leave a little hungry when we left. The sweets were nice and service was good. Quite expensive for what you get.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 20 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place for a special occasion, highly recommend the afternoon high tea experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 14 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

The food we had was great but I would have preferred a bit more variety and choice. I was expecting a buffet style breakfast but it was order off a menu with a note to say " No changes to menu allowed".( I would have liked bacon instead of ham with eggs benedict :) )
The seating was excellent and the waiters were courteous. They were friendly and engaged in conversation easily

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 13 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everyone was very pleasant and attentive. We did feel special.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 12 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Good atmosphere service and food

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 11 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

The decor and ambience is different to any other restaurant I’ve ever been in.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

This is the 3rd visit but this time I found the service quite slow. We waited 20 mins for a drinks, scone & sandwich tier that has never happened in the past. Probably wouldn't recommend or return for another special occasion.

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