Food & Dining

Mother's Day has always been a grand tradition at The Windsor

  • Written by Caryn Liew

Afternoon Tea, a Dine and Stay Package, and a Mother's Day Competition Intended to Celebrate Baking and Reimagine Tradition


Mother's Day has always been a grand tradition at The Windsor, with generations of ladies and their families gathering over Afternoon Tea in the historic Grand Ballroom and One Eleven Tea Lounge.

This year, The Windsor will be celebrating Mother's Day across an entire weekend (Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 May), with a sumptuous Afternoon Tea buffet and free flowing French sparkling wine. Included are an array of delicate French patisserie and beautiful cakes, the ever popular milk and dark chocolate fountain, made-to-order crepes, and a cheese platter featuring Victorian and French cheeses.

The full suite of Afternoon Tea accoutrements, including petite savoury pastries, ribbon sandwiches, and scones with housemade Windsor strawberry jam and double cream, will also be served.

There will be flora set to the theme of a beautiful garden and a tin of Windsor tea for mums as a take home gift.

Dessert buffet with free flowing French sparkling wine and a take home gift of a Windsor tea tin


Venue: One Eleven - 11.30am OR 2.00pm (2 hour reservation)

Pricing: Adults - $119 / 7 to 12 years old - $70 / 3 to 6 years old - $50


Venue 1: One Eleven – 10.00am / 12.45pm / 3.30pm (2 hour reservation)
Venue 2: Grand Ballroom – 10.30am / 1.15pm / 4.00pm (2 hour reservation)

Pricing: Adults - $160 / 7 to 12 years old - $85 / 3 – 6 years old - $65





The Windsor has also put together a stay over package for those wishing to celebrate Mother's Day to its fullest. Guests dining at the hotel on Mother's Day (Sunday 12 May) are eligible to book rooms and suites at a special discounted rate to complement their Afternoon Tea experience. With a charming, classical design, and a pillow menu for a blissful night's rest, the rooms and suites are set to delight!


  • Overnight accommodation in a room (Superior or Deluxe) or suite (Junior, Windsor or Victorian)
  • Valet parking
  • 1pm late check out
  • Prices start from $199 for a Superior Room and $289 for a Junior Suite (not inclusive of Afternoon Tea).

T&Cs: This special price is only valid for stays on 12 May 2019, and must be accompanied by a Mother's Day (Sunday 12 May) Afternoon Tea reservation.

To book: Email or contact Reservations on +61 3 9633 6002.



This year, The Windsor's pastry team have also created a series of cakes inspired by one of the most nurturing displays of maternal love – baking. Each of the team's eight chefs have come up with a cake inspired by memories of their mothers, which is currently being shared on the hotel's Instagram profile @hotel_windsor. Melburnians are encouraged to share their own cake creation, alongside their story on what inspired their cake through Instagram to enter (tagging @hotel_windsor and #windsormothersday).

The idea is to keep memories and traditions alive through the generations, with the winner's cake being interpreted by the hotel's pastry team and reimagined for the Mother's Day weekend. The reimagined cake will feature on the afternoon tea buffet, with the winner and family invited to attend. The competition prize includes a table for four at The Windsor on Mother's Day with the competition closing on 30 April 2019.



A Melbourne institution, The Windsor has been enamouring guests since its establishment in 1883. Located on Spring Street, at the top of Bourke Street, in Melbourne's vibrant East-End theatre district, the iconic, heritage-listed establishment features a grand staircase leading up to 180 timeless rooms and suites, fitted with an array of amenities and comforts befitting the Grand Dame of Melbourne.

Afternoon Tea, held in the elegant cream dining room, is Melbourne's longest-running Afternoon Tea service, where guests can enjoy a traditional three-tiered stand of ribbon sandwiches, freshly-baked scones and French patisserie. A full dessert buffet experience with classic and modern cakes is served on weekends.

The Windsor - where the grandeur of Melbourne's golden age meets modern timeliness.

Instagram: @hotel_windsor

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