High Tea

The Clarke Sisters' High Tea

Available every Saturday and Sunday from 12.30pm

High Tea Party

2 hour, 4 course degustation

Settle in for an afternoon of sheer indulgence with our 2 hour, degustation-style High Tea experience, a progression of late lunch into afternoon tea.

Enjoy 4 indulgent courses including traditional sandwiches, a selection of buttermilk and fruit scones and a choice of main course served to your table on exquisite Noritake China. Then as the big finale, you will be treated to a decadent Dessert Trolley, featuring heavenly cakes and miniature luxury desserts from the local kitchens of French patissier, chocolatier and boulanger Gontran Cherrier.

We offer two choices for your indulgent 4 course High Tea experience:
$99 per person paired with Champagne Cocktail or $149 per person with free flowing French Champagne.

Please be advised that High Tea is only available to guests over the age of 16 years.

Make a reservation online, or call Alluvial directly through +61 3 8627 1400 or email icmelbourne@ihg.com

4 course high tea degustation

  • To begin

    Begin your 2 hour degustation by creating your own deconstructed Champagne Cocktail. Then be treated to delicate finger sandwiches, mini bagels and mini brioche rolls

  • the main

    Then be treated to a light main, choose from a lamb chop with truffle mash, pea puree and red wine jus or a vegetarian king oyster mushroom tart with pumpkin pulse

  • scones and teas

    Settle in and enjoy freshly baked buttermilk and fruit scones with strawberry jam and double cream. This course is also accompanied with delicate TWG TEA fine herbal teas

  • The Dessert Trolley

    Then for the big finale, enjoy a decadent Dessert Trolley wheeled right to your table featuring heavenly cakes and miniature luxury desserts from French patissier, Gontran Cherrier.

About The Clarke Sisters:
Step into the high society world of the Clarke Sisters, Miss Emma and Miss Margaret Clarke.
In the 1890’s, these ladies would often be found spending lavish afternoons swapping stories over fine china teacups in our Rialto building.
Miss Emma Clarke married Patrick McCaughan who commissioned the original Rialto building, however after Miss Emma’s untimely passing, the undeterred Patrick went on to marry her sister, Miss Margaret Clarke. Miss Margaret had a beautiful daughter named Caroline, with whom continued the tradition of hosting decadent High Teas in our Rialto building for many years.

Session Times:
Our High Tea is available every Saturday and Sunday from 12:30pm.
To make the most of your intimate experience, choose from the below 6 sessions each day,
12:30pm, 1pm, 1:30pm, 2pm, 2:30pm, 3pm

Location:
Hosted in the sun-drenched Alluvial atrium.
Alluvial Restaurant InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto
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A class of its own

“High Tea with a twist, a delicious degustation style menu, in a class of its own”

By: Lisa and Lisa @lisanadlisa
From: Australia