TESTIMONIALS

Read what our past visitors have to say about us and the experience we provide.   You will not be disappointed!

High Tea Delight

We had our social group xmas party at High Gate and were very impressed with the service, ambience and value.
Cathy and her staff were very welcoming and accommodating with individual dietary requirements. Nothing we asked was too much for them.
If you are looking for a traditional High Tea served on fine china in a lovely Federation style house, look no further than Highgate.
Compared to other venues in Melbourne offering hightea, Highgate by far, offers the best value. Loads of food and tea and no hidden extras.
We will definitely go again.

Lisa H
Trip Advisor

So inviting

What better way to spend a cold winters day than enjoy a delicious High Tea with a group of friends. Although the weather was dreary we were still able to enjoy the ambiance of the pretty garden outside and the warmth and gorgeous china and delicious food inside. Everything was wonderful. The service and friendliness of the ladies was delightful. All the cakes, savories and sandwiches were fresh and light. Everyone was thrilled to be offered a container to take our uneaten goods home with us. The whole day was a real treat and the decor and surroundings, superb.

Mim L
Trip Advisor

Pleasant anniversary high tea

It was time to celebrate our wedding anniversary so following on from recommendations from a couple of friends decided to try high tea at Highgate.
Surrounding are quite pleasant and we were met at the door by our very friendly host Cathy who had us seated in a nice window seat overlooking the gardens. Very quaint rooms with a lot of memorabilia around the room. On this particular occasion we were in the company of a dozen women at another table who were quite boisterous which made it hard to hear what was on offer although it didn’t need much to work out that the offering was quite pleasant to say the least.
Cathy and staff kept us well served with plenty of fresh brewed tea and the food itself was very good. It didn’t look like much initially but by the time we got to the scones on top we were beginning to struggle a bit. Which is good.
Would definitelt recommend to others who may be considering.

pgrwrx
Trip Advisor

Dad’s Birthday

Had my Dad’s 90th today great food fantastic service and exceptionally friendly thx Cathy

Coral Wehrens
Facebook

Mum’s Birthday

I took my mother here for her birthday last weekend and everything about it was perfect. From the beautiful furniture and crockery to the fantastic personal service from Cathy and of course, the food, which was 10/10. Neither my mother nor myself had ever had High Tea before and Cathy has set the bar so high that I’m loathe to even bother trying anywhere else, I’ll just come back here. Thanks for the special morning Cathy.

Delicious sandwiches
Best brunch
Delicious pastries
Cosy atmosphere
Relaxing atmosphere

Damon Hunter
Facebook

Delivery in Lockdown

We got a delivery of High Tea, during this crazy world that we are living in. The cakes and desserts were exquisite and delicious. Would recommend and don’t hesitate to swing by, came in a timely manner. Can’t wait to attend in person, once lockdown is over!

Laura Bramante
Google

Amazing!

This place is amazing really good service nice and friendly. Everything we had was delicious and fresh. Thank you for a lovely time.

Large tea selection
Delicious pastries
Relaxing atmosphere
Delicious sandwiches
Cosy atmosphere

Martha Pavlidis
Facebook

Delightful experience!

I decided to treat my Auntie to high tea and booked High gate. What a great experience. My Auntie was thrilled with the beautifully decorated room and kept commenting on the display. Then the 3 tiered stands came out and her eyes were filled with joy, she couldn’t contain her excitement. I cannot fault High Gate, the food was delicious, the host was fantastic and made us all feel welcome. Thank you Cathy for your hospitality it really made for a lovely Sunday morning.

bluediva2
Trip Advisor

Friends Birthday Celebration

We had a lovely get together celebrating a good Friends birthday and it was very enjoyable. Staff made it very personal with little birthday cakes and singing happy birthday to those celebrating. I have been to several birthday functions and always enjoyable.

Cosy atmosphere
Delicious sandwiches
Large tea selection
Expert baristas
Convenient location

Carol Battye
Facebook

High Tea

A Friend organised this as a surprise for a group of Ladies (6)OMG what a surprise Ian from Sydney and have been to a lot of High Teas all over NSW and Victoria .I can honestly say it’s the Best I have ever been to the food was excellent and abundant we actually took some home .The Decor was exceptional I was in China Heaven.

jenny335
Trip Advisor

A wonderful high tea!

Cathy & her mother in law were the consumate hosts. The old world ambience was charming and the high tea magnificent! The best we have ever had. Cathy also catered for special dietary requirements. Will definitely go again. Highly recommended.

westies501
Trip Advisor

Classic High Tea

Excellent food and drink, wonderful service and a lovely atmosphere! It gives the feel of a classic high tea and an intimate atmosphere that makes for a wonderfully relaxing afternoon! Highly recommended!

Sam C
Google

Wonderful High Tea

We came here to celebrate a friend’s birthday, it was such a lovely girls day out. We had lovely food, we were spoilt in terms of service. She really spoilt our friend who was having the birthday. Highly recommend for a special girl’s day out to have a fancy high tea

FarAway
Trip Advisor

Quaint place, great food and amazing hospitality

We went for my mother-in-law’s birthday. Cathy was very hospitable and the food was plentiful and very yummy. We walked around the place for a bit after eating some food and came back for the rest. There are plenty of photo ops around the place with a little pier. It was a really good relaxing day.

Bowsnhearts
Trip Advisor

Superb High Tea

I took my mother here for her birthday last weekend and everything about it was perfect. From the beautiful furniture and crockery to the fantastic personal service from Cathy and of course, the food, which was 10/10. Neither my mother nor myself had ever had High Tea before and Cathy has set the bar so high that I’m loathe to even bother trying anywhere else, I’ll just come back here. Thanks for the special morning Cathy.

Damon H
Trip Advisor

Beautiful!

Great high tea service, owner is lovely and even had a special platter for my cousins toddler. House and garden are beautiful and staff are very friendly. Plently of food and great quality would highly recommend for birthdays, classer hens party and mothers days.

Ashlea Wright
Google

Fantastic!

Omg how good is this place the food was fantastic so full and my friend is gluten free and she said never had some much gluten free food which was the top quality the service was brilliant thankyou for making my birthday such a good morning.

Delicious sandwiches

Anne Radcliffe
Facebook

Group birthday party

I am not usually a fan of High Tea functions but Highgate certainly changed my mind. From the moment you entered their ‘olde worlde’ venue you were treated as special & your happiness & comfort were important. The food was all home made, fresh and abundant. Add to this, at the end of the meal, several containers were provided to take the remaining food home. The service and attention to detail was excellent but subtle & non invasive. The staff were friendly and obliging. The tables were not crowded together nor was the seating at the table.
Good value for money and l highly recommend Highgate for that special occassion.

Robyn b
Trip Advisor

High tea at Highgate

Excellent. I was invited by a friend to go with a group of 10 girls. A great day out. Service was excellent & friendly. Food delicious and we couldn’t eat all of it. Would thoroughly recommend.

Carol B
Trip Advisor

High Tea at High Gate

My Aunty, daughter & I had High Tea for my Aunty’s birthday and it was absolutely beautiful. Service was excellent, food was delicious and the decor was amazing. All very fitting with antique china and tea pots. The servers looked amazing. This is the best high tea I have ever attended. Very authentic and done with so much love. 10/10

Michelle S
Trip Advisor

We just have to keep coming back

Everything is made fresh and they do cater for Gluten Free people so make sure you make a booking, as some days can be booked out. . A wonderful step back in time where you can wear all your lovely period dresses and hats if you want to. The hospitality is inviting and relaxed with meticulous attention to detail. A lovely assortment of sandwiches, petit fours, scones jam and cream and delicious hot savouries. Hot tea and perfect coffee what more could you want. When I need time out this is the place I come to, Thanks Cathy and your team.

Belinda B
Trip Advisor



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