Zumbo Café

4.1
333 reviews
$40 and under
Dessert
Decadent food and a vibrant environment are the embodiment of what you'll discover during Fancy Nance High Tea at Adriano Zumbo’s Zumbo Café. Each dish is artfully prepared with the best seasonal ingredients and modern presentations. Popular menu items at Zumbo Café include the 3 Course “I’m So Fancy” High Tea – or the 2 Course “Pretty Flamingo” High Tea.
Indulge in the full High Tea experience on Friday, Saturday or Sunday; or go more casual, with a delicious breakfast or pastry treat in Zumbo Café. The abundant selection of paninis and Italian-style street food is prepared in-house daily, and the fluffy buttermilk pancakes just can’t be beaten. Zumbo Café also has an extensive tea selection from Harney & Sons New York; ranging from decaffeinated Vanilla Comoro to robust Darjeeling.
Still need more sweets? Visit on one of the mouthwatering Dessert Bar evenings – held once a month and featuring a new, sensational hero ingredient in every dish each month.
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4.1based on all time ratings
4.3
Food
3.8
Service
3.8
Ambience
4.0
Value
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Dined on 18 June 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Something to do with special friends. Great food

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Dined on 11 June 2017
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Fun experience!

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Dined on 21 May 2017
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience2

Hi tea was really great, but the wait time in between were a bit legthy!! And it was quite noisy, we could barely hear each other!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 20 May 2017
Overall4Food5Service1Ambience4

Food was amazing however service was very poor. The food came out too fast, there wasnt a slow pace of food being brought out so by the time I had finished my first course the scones were cold. Also the staff members had no idea what they were doing, they forgot the menu and also stuffed up our order.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 19 May 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent experience

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 15 May 2017
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Nice special treat for mother's day and a chance to try something different

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 14 May 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely tea and very full after

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 7 May 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful high tea - the sweets were delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 7 May 2017
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

It was great that we could mix up our high tea dining experiences to suit each person & be able to share a wider variety of dishes by choosing different menus between us. Most of all I loved watching the chefs prepare the dishes with such a delicate eye for details. The staff were exceptional. We loved it all!

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 28 April 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The perfect was to spend the afternoon with my mum for high tea. The food was incredible

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 23 April 2017
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

I am fortunate enough to have enjoyed the High Tea experience at least half a dozen times or more here now. It is always enjoyable and extra special bringing friends here who haven't experienced this spectacular High Tea extravaganza of scrumdiddlyumptious, deliciousness that leaves you in the best kind of sugar coma. In saying that the ending on a savoury note is sublime. The staff are lovely, friendly, not pretentious and are very accommodating to my food allergy. See you next month 😁👍🍾

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 16 April 2017
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Yummy high tea, gluten free high tea option also. Scones were incredible, especially for gluten free!

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 10 April 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The service and food was excellent. The staff made my mother feel incredibly special on her 60th birthday and even gave her a beautiful dessert to celebrate. We all had a great time.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 9 April 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Amazing food. Zumbo has a brilliant mind like Willy Wonka with his genius creations. Worth every cent and you won't eat until k the next day. The $65 high tea was superb. Quirky decor but we all absolutely loved it. Not your typical high tea. Sweet followed by savoury and no sandwiches. Whole new level of wow and gastroporn

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 2 April 2017
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Had a very lovely afternoon tea. The service was excellent however my husband did not receive two of his dishes as part of his $65 set menu. (I had the $45 one). We could have mentioned them to wait staff but by the end of it, we were quite full and didn't bother. But seemed a big oversight given the price you pay. Despite that, food, ambience, service was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 1 April 2017
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Fantastic loved it. Only took 2 points off because there were 2 dishes that I wasn't keen on but the rest were amazing

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 31 March 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food great service and value for money, we absolutely loved it

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 24 March 2017
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Awesome way to celebrate a special occasion with amazing food. Extremely well priced food and drinks. Attentive service. Great variety of food for all palates. A real wow experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 19 March 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

High tea was a wonderful experience for a friend's special birthday we came from New Zealand to celebrate it, great magical food and staff excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 13 March 2017
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Food was different and mostly excellent. Unfortunately, my husbands scones were undercooked, doughy and vtasted strongly of raising agent. Also when requesting the gluten free menu modified for someone with fructose malabsorption, nothing was pre prepared despite a couple of weeks notice. There was a lot of poor communication between wait staff and kitchen. The kitchen didn't seem to have any knowledge about fructose malabsorption which surprised me for a high end cafe.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 11 March 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was about the 12th time we have visited fancy nance. We are always welcomed by the manager, who has a friendly chat with us everytime we go. This makes us feel really good that she remembers us. The food is extraordinary! It looks amazing, and tastes just as good.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 19 February 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I booked for the dessert bar at 7pm Saturday evening....i was disappointed that the website stated saturday evenings would have DJ's and then turn into a disco, which unfortunately was not true...which was the main reason i booked...have dessert then relax to some tunes and a dance....other than that the food was devine and our waitress jasmine was exceptional....i would recommend zumbos,but maybe change what yr website states....false advertisement.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 18 February 2017
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Food was exceptional
Delicately plated and presented
Wonderful for a special treat

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Mikeg18
Tokyo
1 review
Dined on 29 January 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My Partner & I visit here every time we are in Melbourne, great spot to meet friends and eat cakes & savouries all day

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 22 January 2017
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Second time back & will return
Staff lovely, food different from your usual high tea.
Very tasty

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 31 December 2016
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Excellent time was had by our party especially when staff brought out an impromptu birthday cake.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 2 December 2016
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Natalie was wonderful and very friendly. She explained every dish and any questions we had she answered. We advised her up front that we were in a bit of a hurry (which was a shame) but she made sure our food came smoothly and quickly. We found the experience to be a bit of an adventure, not knowing what each dish was going to look like! We look forward to returning where we will be hosting a birthday celebration. This was the trial run as we hadn't been before.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 26 November 2016
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Was my hens and was excellent for that

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 20 November 2016
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our waiter was fantastic and the food was incredible. A fun and quirky spin on the traditional high tea. The restaurant has a great vibe, very bright and colourful and is nice a quiet so you can enjoy a good catch up with friends.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 19 November 2016
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

We had a lovely afternoon however we were required to wait fifteen minutes to be seated although we arrived promptly at 1.00pm another party of people arrived after us and were seated before us even though half of that party were not there. We were finishing up our high tea and had at times two people clearing our table so felt we were being ushered out but it was only 2.45pm.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 12 November 2016
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved the whole menu! Great flavours :)

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 12 November 2016
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

I had the high tea and it was all very well presented and they were all very yummy.
I was a little surprised that it arrived at the table in stages, I was expecting it to all come out together so you could pick at all the dishes over the course of the time you are there for.

Staff were friendly and on the particular day I was there is quiet so it made the whole experience better.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 7 November 2016
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Loved how the dishes were all traditional deconstructed meals with a twist.
Food just kept coming the whole time the high tea was served, the experience was great value for money.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 6 November 2016
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

All the food was exceptional especially all the sweets on the menu.
I just wouldn't recommend the lettuce with the burnt butter, unpleasant taste

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claireelizabeth
Melbourne
4 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2016
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I booked this place for my birthday and everything was wonderful. The staff are really friendly and the food is amazing. High-tea feels sophisticated here with all of the delicately crafted foods and extensive selection of teas and drinks. Highly recommended. :)

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 16 October 2016
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Had the It's so fancy menu, absolutely fantastic food, I gave the service a little less because the staff were a bit preoccupied with other things (I'm pretty sure that they had a big function after us) and we were asked to leave before our time 120mins was up, that was a bit disappointing but other than that it was fantastic

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OpenTable Diner
Melbourne
3 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2016
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

The ice cream flavours are very impressive from the dessert bar.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 8 October 2016
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was our second visit to the venue. Great to see menu offered different courses as many venues do not change choices for months.
Great food and staff. Could not fault anything at all.
Looking forward to our third visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 8 October 2016
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Dessert Bar - what's not to like. Great night out if you're looking for something different to do. Venue a little noisy due to music being played too loudly early on in the evening. This has a negative effect on the ambience as it is difficult to have a conversation. Much prefer the DJ to start a bit later in the night. May help with ambience and overall enjoyment.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 1 October 2016
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

The food was beautiful and great value for money, atomosphere great and service was good. The only suggestion I would recommend with Hightea, is that they serve the savouries first and desserts last. Other than that I cannot complain about anything. I took my niece who was turning 30, and my other niece came along as well and it was an awesome experience for all. I already have recommended Hightea to friends without hesitation.

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Zumbo Café is rated 4.1 stars by 333 OpenTable diners.