General High Tea

What is High Tea? 

It is one of life’s great joys! High Tea is a selection of savoury items, sweets, scones and artesian teas. We serve 8 items per person and a selection of handcrafted teas in vintage tea ware. 

Do I need to book online? 

High Tea sittings are required to be pre-booked and pre-paid in advance via This avoids disappointment, as Mary is popular and we can’t guarantee spots would be available should you try pop past! Book online at any time, or phone the team during business hours. 

What are the minimum and maximum number of guests required for High Tea? 

Min 2 people, if you come on your own we will find a Mary to pair you with. Max: Brunswick is 60, Montrose is 100 guests.  

What time is High Tea? 

High Tea is a 2 hour sitting. Weekends: 10am & 1pm at Montrose and Brunswick, as well as an additional sitting at 4pm for Brunswick. Weekdays: 1pm for both Brunswick and Montrose days of operation (see below). 

What days are you open and what hours? 

Brunswick  Montrose

Monday: Closed  Monday: Closed

Tuesday: Closed  Tuesday: 8am–4pm

Wednesday: Closed Wednesday: 8am–4pm

Thursday: 11am–4pm Thursday: 8am–4pm

Friday: 11am–4pm Friday: 8am–4pm

Saturday: 10am–6pm Saturday: 8am–4pm

Sunday: 10am–6pm Sunday: 8am–4pm

Do you cater for special dietary requirements? 

Mary can cater for the following: vegan, gluten free, vegetarian, *nut free, Halal, gluten free & vegan combination. Mary cannot cover for any other dietary requirements outside of what is listed above. All dietary requirements incur a $4 surcharge. 

There are no nut free and vegan combinations. Mary cannot make specific dietary changes to menu items. *All our food has traces of nuts because it is prepared in a shared kitchen, so proceed with caution. 

What’s on the menu? 

Mary likes to change things up a bit from time to time. You can view the most recent menu for each venue here: Brunswick / Montrose

What’s your High Tea cancellation policy? 

Once you commit to eat cake with Mary she gets very sad if you leave her hanging. For groups of 6 or less, no less than 72 hours notice is required for a full refund. We cater specifically to the number of guests for each day so if you don’t show up, your food will show up and then end up in the trash can...and NO ONE likes throwing out perfectly good cake. 

Do you have gift vouchers? 

Of course! Mary gift vouchers are a popular gift of choice. They can be purchased here

*Gift voucher can be redeemed for High Tea only, they are unable to be used for a la carte options

PRivate Tea Room Functions

What sort of events do you host in your private tea rooms and do you offer packages? 

We have fabulous packages on offer for birthdays, baby showers, bridal showers/hens & kitchen teas! However Mary just loves to host any kind of party, so just let us know! 

What are the minimum and maximum number of guests for a private tea room function? 

These start from 8 people, up to 80 dependent on the room and venue location. You can find further details for each room here

What days and times can I book a private tea room? 

We offer private tea room functions on Thurs, Fri, Sat or Sunday at Brunswick, and all days except Mondays at Montrose. Tea rooms are booked for 2 hours duration at 10am, 1pm or 4pm, and additional hours may be purchased should you wish for a longer sitting. 

Is there a cost involved in booking a private tea room?
Private tea room hire starts from $50. Details for each venue and room can be found here

Can I decorate my private tea room? 

Of course! Mary loves a bit of extra sparkle. In fact, Mary offers premium flower decorating for the room at a flat rate of $250. Mary can also allow an additional 15 minutes prior to the start time of your booking should you wish to set up your own decorations such as balloons, flowers, table runners, cookies and nappy towers etc. 

Is there parking? 

Brunswick can be a little tricky because people usually get to venues on fixie bikes with baskets, but there are usually spots along Sydney Road or off street parking. There is plenty of parking available at Montrose. 

Do I need to pay a deposit? 

Once Mary has checked your date, time and room request, Mary will send details on how to pay a $180 deposit. The deposit is non refundable, and ensures that Mary’s team can hold the private room exclusively for you and your function. This amount is removed from your final invoice and all functions are required to be paid in full 7 days prior to the event date. 

What is the cancellation policy? 

Once final numbers are secured (1 week before your event) there is no refund if guests drop out after that– you will just get extra cake on the day! 

How can I book a function? 

To book your function, please fill in our enquiry form here and the bookings team will check availability and get back to you. Alternatively, you can call Mary’s team within business hours. In the mean time, view our range of packages for birthdays, baby showers, bridal showers/hens & kitchen teas

Offsite high tea catering

What is offsite High Tea? 

You can pick up your High Tea catering from us or let the Mary A-team work their magic and bring a deliciously complete High Tea experience to your door, including everything from food, set up, staff, teas and vintage crockery. The perfect way to host your own party! 

Do you have a minimum order amount?

For the pick up option the minimum is 8 guests, and for onsite events catering the minimum is 50 guests. 

What is the pricing? 

See here for more details 

How can I book offsite catering? 

Visit the booking for here or call Mary’s team within business hours.