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Permanently Closed - The Tea Salon Melbourne

105 reviews
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$40 and under
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  • High Tea (34)
  • Afternoon Coffee (14)
  • Good for Birthdays (14)

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This restaurant is permanently closed. Permanently Closed - Situated within premium shopping centre, Emporium Melbourne, The Tea Salon is the perfect setting for high tea, lunch, cakes, scones and tea.

Ravenous shoppers can enjoy lavish High Teas served on vintage-inspired triple tier stands, and delicious light lunch options including dainty ribbon sandwiches and our classic New York Reuben sandwich.

A crowd favourite is The Tea Salon’s specialty scone menu featuring ten mouth-watering varieties including rose; white chocolate & cranberry; salted caramel and cheddar & thyme. Shoppers may choose to dine in or take scones home. They are sold singularly and in boxes of six.

An extensive range of premium loose-leaf teas, champagne and our signature Ice teas are also available.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Australian, Afternoon Tea, British
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Hours of Operation
High Tea & Lunch: Daily: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Phone number
(03) 8609 8188
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Payment Options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Vivek Amulthan
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Private Party Facilities
The Tea Salon can be booked exclusively or in-part for Private Functions from 10 guests up to 65.
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Private Party Contact (03) 8609 8188
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Coming soon!
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Cross street
Swanston Street
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Parking Details
Closest parking is available at Melbourne Central - the entrance to car park is located on Lonsdale St, directly opposite Emporium Melbourne. You can walk from Melbourne Central directly through to Emporium Melbourne.
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Public Transit
Melbourne Central Station - 2 minutes.
Swanston & Elizabeth Street Trams - 2 minutes
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Before enjoying My Fair Lady at The Regent Theatre, join us for our My Fair Lady High Tea.

We're connected to Melbourne Central via Level 2 of Emporium, where you can easily walk to Hoyts Cinema in a few minutes.
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Special Events & Promotions
We can cater for special and exclusive events. For further details please email The Tea Salon's Melbourne Manager Rebecca Whitehouse via
Cafe, Gluten-free Menu, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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OpenTable Diner 
Dined on 25 December 2017

I am SO SADDENED by the closure of my favourite place in Melbourne - it was the highlight of my trip to Melbourne and will remain in my memory for ever. I would like to thank all those involved for the wonderful experiences that I had ther

OpenTable Diner 
Dined on 15 October 2017

I loved the Tea Room. We had a wonderful time there.

Dined on 14 October 2017

Wonderful service lovely food Went for a friends birthday and shared the high tea they even packaged up the cakes we couldn’t eat for us to take with us will definitely go back

Dined on 14 October 2017

Had a wonderful high tea experience with lots of yummy treats. Service was exceptional, decor is beautiful and food is really good. The place was bustling, so a chatty kind of ambience, with a huge range of tea options. So many teas! I'd love to come back and try some of the other options.

Dined on 6 October 2017

Great spot for casual high tea. Sandwiches and cakes were delicious, but I had the date and orange scone and the orange marmalade that came with it was tooth-achingly sweet (would've preferred the jam option).

Dined on 1 October 2017

Very disappointed. Staff seemed very disinterested in being there. The table area was dirty and in disrepair. Offensive bright lights like in a fast food chain, hard, dry scones and my tea pot had a large chip in it. We could not wait to get out of there! Not worth $45 per adult and $30 for children. There are much better high teas in Melbourne.

OpenTable Diner 
Dined on 1 October 2017

Only one word "awesome". The food was fantastic and the service was spot on.
Catered for us as we are vegetarian and do not consume alcoholic base foods. There is that option if people opt for it.I think if your in the city and are looking for a cafe that has that wow affect this is the place to go. Ditch the cafes in the arcade with big frufru names and long exhausting waiting ques this is the place to go:):)

OpenTable Diner 
Dined on 24 September 2017

I love this place ! It's super cute and the staff are lovely ! The teacups and teapots are beautiful ! I loved the scones and tea most, so delicious ! Perfect birthday surprise for my best friend

Dined on 23 September 2017

My daughter & I booked a High Tea last Saturday morning at 11. We were shown to a lovely table next to the window. The food was delicious & the service friendly & attentive. Our waitress was so nice. There was a large group celebrating a wedding for the next day. The group was loud, but we loved it! Felt like we were part of it. The mother of the groom came over and chatted to us for awhile & made us feel quite welcome. The bride to be was beautiful & had her mother there too, all so wonderful. The other times we've been there it's been quiet, so it shows you just don't know what you'll find. Whatever you encounter, you'll have a great experience. :)

OpenTable Diner 
Dined on 17 September 2017

We took Mum to the Tea Salon as part of her birthday celebrations as she loves High Tea. The High Tea at Tea Salon is very affordable and the service received was first rate. In fact I'd like to say a special thank you to the server who looked after our group of 7 + pram on Saturday. She was patient with us even when my husband had trouble finding us (granted, I hadn't told him the name of the restaurant!) and was then further delayed changing our baby's nappy. By the time we were ready to order it was well past our 4:30pm booking time. When the food arrived she happily took a bunch of group photos for us. Thank you!! We go to High Tea a few times a year and it was lovely to find the Tea Salon while we were in Melbourne.