Stables of Como Indulge in High Tea

Tea setting for High Tea at the Stables of Como
Last updated Jun 15, 2024
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Immerse yourself in a historical setting with High Tea at The Stables of Como in Melbourne

Step back in time. Indulge in a bygone era with High Tea at The Stables of Como in South Yarra, Melbourne Victoria

On a rainy afternoon, I accompanied my daughter to High Tea. I was transported back to the tea, sandwiches, and pastries tradition.

Como House, a landmark built in 1847, and its garden set the backdrop for this experience. And, the High Tea was held in a cafe nestled near the old stables and the garden, the Stables of Como.

For this post, I experienced it at my own cost. and the opinion is my own.

High Tea at The Stables of Como

Mini Red Velvet Cake, Tea Cup and Saucer,  Teapot for High Tea at The Stables of Como

The Stables of Como High Tea Details

My daughter and I went on a Saturday afternoon.

The booking is from 3 pm to 5 pm. I had plenty of time for the High Tea and finished before 5 pm.

You'll find the Como House, Gardens, and Stables of Como on the corner of Williams Road and Lechlade Avenue, South Yarra.

My daughter parked the car on Lechlade Avenue, South Yarra. She and I walked through the gates on Lechlade Avenue which goes up an incline on a tarred surface near to the entrance of The Stables of Como. The driveway and curbs are made of bluestone. It was easy to find a car park, probably due to the rainy Saturday afternoon in January.

Stables of Como High Tea Menu

I chose the non-alcohol option of the High Tea, and I indulged in:

  • Dill and Cucumber Sandwiches
  • House Cured Salmon Gravlax, Crème Fraiche Crumpet
  • Prawn Brioche Slider
  • Duck and Quince Pithivier
  • Lemonade Scones with Bonne Maman Jam and Clotted Cream
  • Ginger Brulé Tartlet
  • Petit Paris Brest
  • Red Velvet Tea Cake
  • Lyonville Mineral Water
  • English Breakfast Tea

 

As an extra, I was offered orange juice and my daughter drank apple juice which was not on the listed menu.

My daughter and I's favorite was the Petit Paris Brest.

My daughter ate both the Croque Monsieur due to the cheese ingredient. The sauce on the Prawn Brioche Slider was a bit too spicy for me. So I ate the prawns and my daughter ate the slider and sauce.

How Much Does the High Tea Cost?

On Saturday I paid $65 per adult for the non-alcohol option. It costs $10 per head more for the alcohol option.

And, Sunday bookings have a surcharge.

There is a kid's High Tea option, too.

Best Choice For Girls Get Together

Best for

  • Girls Get-together
  • Mother and Daughter
  • Grandmother and Granddaughter
  • Mother's Day
  • Grandmother's Day
  • Hens Day
  • Date Activity
  • Romantic Date
  • Friends Afternoon Get-together.
High Tea at The Stables of Como

High Tea

Jennifer Empey, Stables of Como

Me at High Tea

Experience Como House and Garden

My daughter and I arrived early. So, I walked around the gardens.

Entry to the gardens is free. There is an entry fee to go inside Como House. Acquaint yourself with the history of Como House.

On the noticeboard, I discovered that the National Trust is raising funds for restoration works for Como House, Como Reimagined. Get more details about their restoration works for Como House campaign.

Wander around the rose garden behind The Stables of Como. You'll see a variety of flowers there, too.

Shed at The Stables of Como
Hibiscus
Garden at Como House
Flowers at Como House Garden

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Find more Things to Do in Melbourne

In my post, read about my experience at the Mystery Picnic in the Dandenong Ranges.

You can find outdoor and indoor activities in my post on Museums Melbourne.

Are you looking for things to do in Melbourne, then read my post to find some ideas.

More things to do can be found on my Melbourne travel guide page.

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4 Comments

  1. I love high tea. It forces you to sit back and relax, sip a wonderful cup of tea, and of, course, enjoy a lovely snack. The high tea at Como Stables looks lovely.

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  2. High Tea at The Stables of Como looks and sounds like a perfect way to spend an afternoon. Love the tea menu with all the savory and sweet options!

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  3. What a special afternoon at a beautiful place! I would enjoy High Tea at The Stables of Como.

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  4. High Tea at the Stables of Como looks fabulous! I would love to sit and enjoy High Tea at a place like this.

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