Food & Beverage

  • Written by Tara Bishop



For those that think their mother is heaven-sent, celebrate everything she does at a sky-high party on The Langham, Melbourne's stunning rooftop venue. Perched high above the Yarra river and overlooking the Melbourne skyline, there's arguably no better place to treat mum this Mother's Day.

The menu is a roll call of traditional favourites such as classic scones, cucumber ribbon sandwiches, chicken and mushroom pies, alongside contemporary takes on old family favourites including Toblerone trifle, Oreo waffles and pink velvet cupcakes.

Tea lovers will enjoy a selection of Wedgwood leaf teas. Coffee and chocolate connoisseurs will have their choice of espresso based coffee and hot chocolate.

Adults, $99.00 including a glass of premium sparkling wine

Adults, $115.00 including a bottomless glass of free-flowing sparkling wine

Children aged 4-12, $49.00

Breakfast at Melba

Diners will enjoy a bountiful buffet laden with everything from Asian dumplings, eggs made to order, stacks of freshly made pancakes, bacon, sizzling sausages, moreish hash browns, freshly baked pastries as well as the ever popular Melba chocolate fountain.

For those seeking a healthier option, fear not, there will be plenty of fruit, juices and cereals.

6.30am until 10.30am

Saturday 7 May Adults $50.00, Children aged 4-12, $25.00

Sunday 8 May Adults $80.00, Children aged 4-12, $40.00

Lunch and Dinner at Melba

Our insider tip? Book lunch for Mother's Day without delay. Traditionally, Melba books out for lunch weeks in advance.

Featuring a grazing buffet, open kitchens, seafood, char-grilled steaks, stir-fry dishes made to order, pasta dishes made in front of diners, Chinese dumplings, Indian curries, naans and dahls plus classic roast dishes, sushi and sashimi as well as cheeses and desserts galore including a fountain flowing with molten chocolate, it's no surprise that Melba's buffet is such a popular venue for family celebrations.

Saturday 7 May

Lunch 12pm until 4pm Adults $84.00, Children aged 4-12, $42.00

Dinner

Seeking examples of some specific dishes? How does grilled Moreton Bay bugs, Shanghai xiao long bao and expertly made samosa sound for dinner?

Pre-theatre 5pm until 7.30pm Adults, $99.00, Children aged 4-12, $49.50

8.30pm until 11pm Adults, $109.00, Children aged 4-12, $54.50

Sunday 8 May – Mother's Day

Lunch 12.30pm until 4pm Adults, $225.00, children aged 4-12, $115.00.

On Mother's Day, the kitchen brigade at Melba go all out to impress mothers with the restaurant's most exceptional stand out dishes. Start craving Hervey Bay Champagne lobster, soft shell crab, wok-fried scallops and Beef Wellington. Sweets dishes on offer include a decadent chocolate and pear tart, a Champagne mousse infused with orange blossom and raspberry cupcakes.

To make this year's Mother's Day lunch extra special and even more memorable, every mother will receive an Afternoon Tea with Wedgwood gift voucher for one, available to redeem on weekdays until 30 November 2016.

Dinner

Whether the guest of honour loves seafood or meat or poultry or pasta, there's nothing to worry about as all will be served. Seafood lovers will feast on Tandoori prawn cutlets, Pacific oysters, blue swimmer crab, smoked salmon, Singapore chilli crab and mussels, while others will have to choose between char-grilled sirloin steak, rotisserie split roasted pork belly and ricotta and spinach ravioli finished with decadent, aromatic truffle oil. A benefit of Melba is not having to decide, but being able to have it all. Mother's Day is only once a year, after all.

Pre-theatre 5pm until 7.30pm Adults, $99.00, Children aged 4-12, $49.50

8.30pm until 11pm Adults, $89.00, Children aged 4-12, $44.50

Aria Bar & Lounge

Chocolate Bar High Tea

High Tea is traditionally a mix of savoury and sweet dishes. In this case, chocolate is the hero. There are no less than 10 chocolate desserts on offer including a mousse made with three kinds of chocolate, an adult version of a rice crispy bar made with praline mousse and milk chocolate, chocolate Panna cotta with banana marmalade and almond streusel and more. It's a chocoholics dream come true!

To balance out all of the sugary sweetness, there are Wedgwood leaf teas, specialty coffees, delicate finger sandwiches and a savoury chicken and mushroom pie.

Saturday 7 May

10.30am until 2.30pm and 3pm until 5pm

Sunday 8 May

10am until noon, 12.30pm until 2.30pm and 3pm until 5pm

Adults, $79.00 including a glass of premium sparkling wine on arrival

Adults, $89.00 including free-flowing sparkling wine

Children aged 4- 12, $39.50

Bookings for both Melba Restaurant and Aria Bar & Lounge are available by contacting 1800 641 107 or by emailing rest.res@langhamhotels.com

Gift Ideas

House Proud Mums

The Langham Gingerflower Candle

Bring the scent of the Langham home with a candle that smells just like The Langham, Melbourne.

$59.00

Mums in Desperate Need of A Good Night's Sleep

Our top tip? The Once Upon a Time package is available from $510.00 per room, per night at www.langhamgifts.com.au The package includes everything a mother needs for a relaxing night in, including valet parking, access to the hotel's expansive wet areas and fitness centre, dinner for two at Melba, a luxuriously late check out of 2pm and breakfast for two at Melba.

Well Groomed Mama

Langham pink OPI nail polish

Bring back memories of the The Langham, Melbourne every time she looks at her nails with the Langham's very own OPI nail polish.

$21.00

Stressed Out Mum Seeking Spa Escape

Chuan Spa gift certificate for massage, body treatment or facial.

Or really up the ante and purchase one treatment every month for a year!

Special offers are available at langhamgifts.com.au

Spa vouchers are available from $50.00

Super Cute Pressie for the Mum that has Everything and is Surrounded by Little Ones

Charlotte Langham Teddy Bear

She's all dressed up in a white tutu with a sparkly silver waistband.

$45.00

Alice Langham Teddy Bear

This little bear is dressed in an iconic blue and white dress, inspired by Alice in Wonderland.

$45.00

All gifts are available on line at langhamgifts.com.au or in person at The Langham, Melbourne's Flavours gift boutique, located on the podium level of the hotel.

The Langham, Melbourne at Southbank is located in the heart of Melbourne's diverse performing arts precinct, and is a proud partner of the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival, Melbourne Recital Centre, Opera Australia, Melbourne Theatre Company, Musica Viva and the Melbourne International Jazz Festival.

The 25-floor hotel has 388 luxuriously appointed rooms including 126 river view rooms, 57 executive club rooms,  6 balcony rooms with 19m² private balconies, 7 Terrace Rooms with 50m² private balconies, 11 suites and one Presidential Suite; each attended to by the hotel's signature Service Stylists. Boasting stunning views of the Melbourne city skyline, the Yarra River, historic Flinders Street station and Federation Square, The Langham, Melbourne offers a luxurious and timeless inner-city experience.

The Langham, Melbourne has been named the top city hotel in Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific by Travel + Leisure (US) magazine (2013), and has been a constant feature on Travel + Leisure (US) World's Best lists (2010 – 2013). BRW awarded The Langham, Melbourne as one of Australia's most innovative companies (2013) and the hotel has been recognised by notable consumer-voted awards including TripAdvisor's Traveller's Choice Awards 2012 (No.1 in the Top 25 Luxury Hotels in Australia). The Langham, Melbourne is also actively retaining EarthCheck Gold Certification in 2015 and maintaining place as a leader in the unique worldwide group of sustainable tourism operators that are certified to the internationally recognised EarthCheck Company Standard with the exclusive EarthCheckTM.

The Langham, Melbourne is also acclaimed for its award-winning Chuan Spa, interactive dining restaurant – Melba, and chic bar & lounge – ARIA. Reservations may be made by visiting http://melbourne.langhamhotels.com.au/melbourne/ or calling 1800 858 662.

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