Splendid Sydney High Teas


Is there anything better than high tea? The refined atmosphere, the steaming cups, fancy silver platters littered with all those moreish little cakes… phew! Here are some of the best Sydney has to offer.

TrueLocal - The Tea Room QVB: High Tea in Sydney

When the craving for classical splendour strikes, you’re going to need to get yourself to a swanky tearoom pronto. Tucked away in the Queen Victoria Building, the Tea Room is ready to hit the spot with traditional afternoon tea and a la carte lunch, amidst a setting of beautiful high ceilings and elegant chandeliers. Read more

I came here for a wedding back in March and was blown away by the ambience and service! The first course included seafood, and a selection of cold cuts that were very fresh. I also attended here last week and enjoyed a high tea experience. – Kgirl

TrueLocal - Sir Stamford at Circular Quay: High Tea in Sydney

If you fancy partaking in the world’s most English tradition, then why not do so surrounded by the fine antiques and beautiful artworks of the famous, heritage-listed Sir Stamford? Refined elegance is the order of the day, and the warm, fluffy scones smothered in homemade jam and clotted cream certainly sweeten the deal! Read more

Great high tea in the bar. Very generous servings and lots of choices. I have tried quite a few high teas around the city and this one was up there with the best. Very relaxed atmosphere also. Will definitely return. – spraoi

TrueLocal - The Tea Room, Gunners' Barracks: High Tea in Sydney

Combining delicious high tea with gob-smacking Australian views, The Gunners’ Barracks perches over the Mosman harbour and gazes out at the wonderful Shark Island. Not that you’ll have time to notice when you’ve lost yourself amongst the fine china, fresh scones and delicious little finger sandwiches. Yum! Read more

This place is consistently very good. We had lunch here yesterday – fantastic service and amazing food. Entree, main, wine and tea. A very good tea list – 43 teas to choose from. Highly recommended both for high tea and for a more filling meal (didn’t eat dinner afterwards). – SaritaJoan

TrueLocal - Vaucluse House Tearooms: High Tea in Sydney

At the heritage-listed Vaucluse House, the current tearoom aficionados are all about capturing that art deco aura of bygone elegance maintained by their 19th century predecessors. It’s the perfect spot for everything from casual lunch on a whim to the wedding of your dreams. Read more

I ran a charity high tea from the Vaucluse House Tearooms for ten women and the afternoon was a lovely success. The rooms themselves are lovely, service was great and the catering gorgeous. –Amanda Cassar

TrueLocal - Park Hyatt Sydney: High Tea in Sydney

Park Hyatt Sydney

The Rocks

The gloriously old-school stylings of Park Hyatt are truly a sight to behold. With leather armchairs, wooden verandahs and delicate champagne flutes, the place is a real bastion of tasteful decadence. High tea, live music and cigars in the Club Bar – it’s a wonderland just waiting for you to arrive. Read more

Stunning view, great location and such a beautiful hotel. I have been here for high tea and also for fine dining – both experiences have been perfect. Great place for a special occasion or if you just want to treat yourself in the luxurious surroundings. – mzthing

TrueLocal - The Tea Cosy: High Tea in Sydney

The Tea Cosy

The Rocks

Never underestimate the power of a handmade tea cosy. The Tea Cosy certainly doesn’t (there’s a clue in the name somewhere), and you’ll be hard-pressed to find anywhere else as snug, friendly and downright precious in Sydney to lap up some classic Devonshire high tea. Read more

This place is so ridiculously cute! Balls of wool as decorations, an abundance of tea cosies adorn the window sills, and cute china and teaspoons to complete the look! We had high tea here for Mother’s Day, and it was great value. – Scallywaggle

TrueLocal - The Langham, Sydney: High Tea in Sydney

If you’ve ever wondered what thirty million dollars’ worth of upgrades can do for a place, the Langham in Sydney should satisfy your curiosity pretty easily. Known as Palm Court, The Langham’s dedicated afternoon tea spot is a light-infused, ambient, jazz-wafting marvel of breathtaking harbourside views and concentrated high tea luxury. Read more

This 5-star boutique hotel is intimate, elegant and the service is first class ? so many WONDERFUL things to say about this place! –jewells76

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