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25 Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
(03) 9653 7744
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Dining options: Lunch, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great high tea buffet and service

We had high tea at Sofi's to celebrate our 30th anniversary. The service was excellent and the buffet provides an enormous choice of savoury and sweet food. The piano player was also great which made for a perfect environment for our occasion.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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Perth
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Had high Tea it was very nice with lots of high quality food. The waitstaff were soso but they seemed not to have enough so overall the service was not up to standard. It took a very long time for any drink orders to arrive and coffee and tea weren't offered until near the end of the meal. Didn't live... More 

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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

We had high tea at Sofi's to celebrate our 30th anniversary. The service was excellent and the buffet provides an enormous choice of savoury and sweet food. The piano player was also great which made for a perfect environment for our occasion.

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melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We organised a group of around 30 for a friend prior to her wedding. I am a bit of a high tea aficionado and I was duly impressed. We had our own space within the lounge, and the service was excellent. Although the waiter did insist that we wait quite a long time before we had our tea and coffee,... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Staff excellent .....lovely to enjoy a coffee or wine while waitng for your room very busy ....many people enjoying a high tea ....beautiful flower arrangements

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Maroochydore, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Book well ahead to have high tea at Sofi's. The couches are compfy and there is plenty of room. If you are staying at the Sofitel find the time to stop in. So many delicious items and attentive staff.

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Canberra, Australia
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44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Wonderfully relaxing lounge space on level 1 near reception and the lift lobby. $26 for a club sandwich though really? Apart from the real and yummy beetroot chips as an accompaniment it was a pretty ordinary club sandwich. The coffees and passion fruit shortbread were spot on. Wasn't easy to find power points but we did on the window side.... More 

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Wagga Wagga
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

I reviewed the Sofi's high tea in December last year and I thought I would try the weekday afternoon tea here as well. The weekend High Tea is clearly the winner in my mind. Although the service is exemplary and the setting sumptuous, the afternoon tea, a three tiered stand including scones, sandwiches and sweets is just not as spectacular,... More 

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Brisbane
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Sofi's best feature is the calming atmosphere , looking up, you see the cascading silk? feature coming down from near ceiling height, every where is spotlessly clean . Unfortunately, the snacks, foods and drinks are grossly over priced .

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Great place for a coffee and cake. Just the place to rest and get away from the busy city atmosphere

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

We just had drinks but you could do lots of people watching it is really a nice place. Snacks and simple food and French mineral water plus a bartender that looked like he could mix any drink you wanted. Lots of shaking and jiggling when making martini's

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  • Address: 25 Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne
  • Phone Number: (03) 9653 7744

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