Afternoon Tea

Relax with Afternoon Tea in the Atrium which has been gracefully restored. Enjoy the opulence of our Traditional Afternoon Tea Experience.

Afternoon Tea has been an institution at Hadley’s for many years. Diners enjoy a selection of fine loose leaf teas accompanied by the quintessential three-tiered stand consisting of Hadley’s freshly baked signature scones, delicate sandwiches, delightful savouries, and traditional sweet treats reminiscent of the Victorian era.  Attentive service complements the finest quality Noritake china. From the hand-crafted wooden tea display menu, to the crisp white linen, to the quaint sugar cubes and tongs – no detail is overlooked.

The Hadley’s Afternoon Tea menu provides a brief history of afternoon tea in British society, as well as explaining the ‘highs’ and ‘lows’ of taking tea – outlining the nuances of ‘afternoon’ tea or ‘low’ tea verses ‘high tea’ and why they are, historically at least, quite different experiences. The addition of a glass of Jansz sparkling wine makes for a truly opulent ‘Royal Tea’ experience, perfect for celebrating a special occasion or an indulgent afternoon shared with friends.

Afternoon Tea Menu HERE

Invite your guests using our Invitation Templates: Royal Afternoon Tea Invitation or Traditional Afternoon Tea Invitation

Served between 2.00 pm and 5.00 pm 

Wednesday through to Sunday

(excluding some public holidays)

Afternoon Tea at Hadley’s Orient Hotel is a must for both visitors and locals alike.

Traditional Afternoon Tea Experience – $36 per person

Royal Tea Experience – $45 per person

Options for children available

Groups of ten or more can arrange exclusive use of a private room with all the trimmings – from $49 per person

Please note bookings are essential. Ask our team about Afternoon Tea options for children.

Gift Vouchers are available for both our Afternoon Tea and Royal Tea Experiences. 

Please phone 03 6237 2999 for bookings and enquiries.


“I would like to say a big thank you to the staff at Hadley’s (Mitch and Mark especially) for such a wonderful afternoon. I booked afternoon tea for a friend and myself for her Birthday and from the time we walked in until the time we left, we were treated like we were family and everything was absolutely beautiful. I noticed the menu has changed and is absolutely divine, it’s nice to know everything is home-made there. The Hotel is beautiful and the renovations are very tasteful. A big thank-you to everyone! You all made my friend’s Birthday very special she is still talking about it. Regards Shirley”


At the time of booking, we ask that you provide credit card details to guarantee your Afternoon Tea reservation. A Hadley’s representative will contact you 48 hours in advance, to confirm final numbers attending your Afternoon Tea after this final confirmation, no further changes can be made. You will be required to settle your account, for this final confirmed number, at the conclusion of your Afternoon Tea experience. Please note any no shows or cancellations on the day will be charged in full to the credit card details provided. Further, reservations made with less than 24 hours’ notice require full payment at the time of booking.