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Yugen Tea Bar, South Yarra, AU-VIC

Yugen Tea Bar

4.7
4.7
52 Reviews
$40 and under
Dessert
Yugen Tea Bar is a contemporary tea venue sharing the beauty and wisdom of tea, pastry and tea-inspired cocktails. Located in Capitol Grand on one of the most iconic corners in Melbourne, at the cross of Chapel Street and Toorak Road, South Yarra.

Yugen Tea Bar offers loose-leaf teas, Tea Flight experiences and Afternoon Tea each selected by of tea experts. Sample exquisite infusions brewed using ceramic and glass teaware, sourced through collaborations with local and international makers. Pair that with a selection of pastries, bonbons, and biscuits, created by our world-class pastry team.

Tea After Dark offers unique experiences long after the sun goes down. Tea Inspired cocktails, fine sakes, savory bites and elegantly plated desserts, all in a relaxed yet exciting setting. Enjoy an experience where tea mixology, sake and patisserie are brought together in an interplay of flavour, texture and exploration.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Dessert, Afternoon Tea

  • Hours of operation

    Wed–Sun 12:00 pm–5:00 pm Fri, Sat 6:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (03) 8080 8080

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Stephen Nairn

  • Neighborhood

    South Yarra

  • Cross street

    Chapel Street and Toorak Road

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Cocktails, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Experiences

  • Yugen Tea Flight - Oolong Tasting

    A$61.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    The Yugen Tea Flight offers a taste and insight into the story and journey of tea. Explore two different flavour profiles of tea, brewed, and introduced by our tea sommelier. Please allow 60 minutes for your chosen tea flight experience with both guests to enjoy the same tea tasting experience. Oolong is a semi-oxidize type of tea between green and black tea, with a while range of flavours profiles. This flight focuses on showcasing four different styles of oolong grown and produced in four renowned areas of China and Taiwan. Please note : Yugen Tea Flight - Oolong Tasting $61, payment not required or taken until conclusion of your experience.
  • Yugen Tea Bar Afternoon Tea - Senses

    A$105.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Yugen Tea Bar’s afternoon tea is inspired by the classic English Afternoon Tea, with some bold twists and turns. Let our tea sommeliers and pastry artists craft a Yugen moment for you to remember. We have a variety of options at different price points to assist you in planning the perfect experience. All afternoon tea experiences are a 90-minute sitting. Yugen Tea Bar Afternoon Tea - Senses Your afternoon tea experience will include a variety of sweet treats and savoury bites, one glass of your choice of sparkling wine and a serving of the tea of your choice or one that is selected for you by our sommelier.
  • Yugen Tea Bar Afternoon Tea - Journey

    A$119.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Yugen Tea Bar’s afternoon tea is inspired by the classic English Afternoon Tea, with some bold twists and turns. Let our tea sommeliers and pastry artists craft a Yugen moment for you to remember. We have a variety of options at different price points to assist you in planning the perfect experience. All afternoon tea experiences are a 90-minute sitting. Yugen Tea Bar Afternoon Tea - Journey Your afternoon tea experience will include a variety of sweet treats and savoury bites, one glass of your choice of champagne and a serving of the tea of your choice or one that is selected for you by our sommelier.

What 52 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Melbourne

    Best Ambiance

  • Melbourne

    Afternoon Coffee

  • Melbourne

    Special Occasion

  • Inner City South

    Best Food

  • Inner City South

    Best Ambiance

  • Inner City South

    Fit for Foodies

  • Inner City South

    Romantic

  • Inner City South

    Special Occasion

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  1. F

    Foodie12

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Service was average. No personal touch. We had afternoon tea, too little savouries, too much sweets. Teas were not spectacular
  2. AC

    AndrewC

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really lovely high tea asian style. Beautiful tea especially loved the Hojicha.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a beautiful experience. I went in for a solo date night and did the Desert Degustation! The tea bar itself was gorgeously dimly lit with the prefect music. Everything was just clean and relaxing. It’s the perfect place for an intimate catch up, as it’s not too loud. The food and drinks were to die for. That’s it! I’d trade my left arm for a lifetime supply for the canelé. Finally, the staff. They were absolutely brilliant and attentive with all the tables in the restaurant. They took time to give recommendations and appropriate pairings. As a solo diner, the staff can make or break your experience, and at Yugen Tea Bar, they are phenomenal. Can not wait to go back!
  4. S

    Shen

    Melbourne

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience4
    The food was good and tea was amazing but it took 45 minutes for someone to take our order and whilst we were keen to order more it took a substantial amount of time for someone to check in with us so we didn't bother. We will be returning with caution as we enjoyed the tea but were sorely dissapointed by the service when it wasn't particularly busy and there were 4 members of floor staff around.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff were so great, they helped out by telling us about the teas and also gave us some recommendations. Definitely would go there again.
  6. MB

    MazB

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Beautifully designed tea bar and great atmosphere. Were able to sit us 20 minutes earlier than our reservation which was appreciated. Took a little while for our waitress to return to take our order and for the desserts and tea to come out but not too long and we chatted away in the meanwhile. Tarts were amazing and the tea was beautiful. I would suggest the waitress coming by a bit sooner to ask if wanting the tea rebrewed as it was asked when we were almost finished but still appreciated. Would definitely return and try out the high tea.
  7. IZ

    IrenaZ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best customer service I’ve ever received. The selection range was quite good with perfect dessert to match
  8. E

    Edzy

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was mind blowing, one of the best high teas I’ve been to!! Thank you Yugen Tea bar :)
  9. AY

    AngelaY

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Great dessert experience. Unfortunately, tea was not part of the evening dessert degustation.
  10. A

    Amiee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Server was extremely nice, helpful. The atmosphere was really nice too.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday celebration with my friend. The experience was indulgent and enjoyable.
  12. ML

    MissL

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the whole tasting, explained well and food is nice as well as the ambience Loved it!!!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thibaut and the team made our afternoon tea experience so special and personal for my wife’s birthday. This place has a great ambience, wonderful teas and brilliant customer service. Highly recommended
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Canberra

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Tea selection was poor. Food was good but it took them too long to bring us the hot tea
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful experience and excellent service provided. Extremely welcome and polite waiters/waitresses. Food was impeccable, will definitely visit again.
  16. T

    Tameka

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went there for a little baby shower event I had organised and couldn’t of been more impressed! The food was amazing, the staff were absolutely wonderful, friendly & helpful! I will definitely be coming back as this is a fantastic experience of high quality and standard
  17. CB

    CaitlynB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our booking was for a special event - tea and cheese pairing - which was absolutely outstanding and very well curated. However the service we received went above and beyond. One of the people due to attend became sick and couldn't go.Of course because it was at the very last minute and the cheese/tea preparation had already been done for him, the ticket was non-refundable. Instead of completely forfeiting the ticket cost, they offered to box up the tea and cheese for him to experience at home! He's absolutely thrilled since he was so disappointed to get sick with such bad timing and yugen didn't need to do that but it was such a thoughtful gesture that really stood out. Always fantastic service.
  18. M

    Melbcr

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent experience, excellent service. Could not recommend enough. A must visit.
  19. L

    Lisa

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was good, the tea and good paired well. Music could be a little quieter Highly recommend for people to visit
  20. n

    nimloth32

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The seating at the bar table is a bit tight. The pastry is very good
  21. A

    Alice

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A beautiful space with wonderful service and lovely teas. The manager was fantastic and very knowledgeable and made our experience memorable. Will definitely come back.
  22. KR

    KarynR

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great afternoon tea… gluten free food was fantastic. Staff were accommodating & friendly. Table was a little small for 5 people.
  23. AS

    AnnaS

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience. Didnt feel rushed. Everything was fabulous. Must try the vanilla slice. 😋
  24. MD

    MargaretD

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Definitely recommend this cafe, fantastic experience.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and atmosphere!
  26. KV

    KaterinaV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So pretty loved it good food and great service !!
  27. CW

    CaiW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    It’s a small cosy place doesn’t matter where you sit Windows are good dinner tables not bad either
  28. L

    Lisa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 23, 2022

    overall4food2service5ambience4
    The tea, service and ambience was fantastic however there were no savoury gluten free options and only one dessert gf option. If they provided more options I would definitely recommend Yugen tea bar to my friends.
  29. BM

    BelindaM

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the Yugen Tea Bar - wonderful Teas, delicious sweet and great service from staff that really know what they are talking about. Looking forward to my next visit.
  30. E

    Emeline

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was an amazing experience. Staff was very attentive, beautiful space, teas and food. Will go back soon!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Yugen has a large selection of very nice teas. Service and ambience is professional and personable
  32. C

    Celine

    Adelaide

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Yugen is the perfect place to have a relaxed time catching up with your friends over high quality teas and desserts. The tea sommeliers gave us very good recommendations that suit our tastes. We would definitely come back soon.
  33. RS

    RobertaS

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing ambiance with great service. Everyone was so attentive
  34. t

    timacdonald

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An experience to remember. We had a fantastic time and the staff were amazing.
  35. t

    ttessss

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Yugen Tea Bar was a beautiful experience. We enjoyed the 'Journey' afternoon tea and were delighted with every piece whether it be sweet or savoury. I would recommend the experience to anyone in or visiting Melbourne, not to be missed!
  36. T

    Thankyou

    Melbourne

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience3
    Would be great if their were savoury options you could purchase separately
  37. JA

    JohnA

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a standout sensory experience in Australia. Thibaut and the team are attentive, professional, friendly and curators of excellent tastes. It's already one of my favorite places to visit when entertaining.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was great and they happy to cater to dietary requirements. Food and tea was amazing. Would definitely go back
  39. r

    rosem

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was immaculate, such a beautiful experience
  40. AJ

    AlexJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 23, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Everything was amazing about my experience there, except I could hear the staff very well with their masks on. It was a shame not to see those smiles. I'm not hard of hearing but I do communicate by reading people's lips.

FAQs

Yugen Tea Bar is rated 4.7 stars by 52 OpenTable diners.

Yugen Tea Bar does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Yugen Tea Bar

605 Chapel St, South Yarra, AU-VIC 3141

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Chapel Street and Toorak Road

  • Neighborhood

    South Yarra

  • Hours of operation

    Wed–Sun 12:00 pm–5:00 pm Fri, Sat 6:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Dessert, Afternoon Tea

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Stephen Nairn

  • Additional

    Cocktails, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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