1 June 2015
High tea is a fun way to catch up with friends, spend some quiet time with a loved one or treat yourself to a mother-daughter brunch or afternoon tea.
Here’s our list of our top high teas in and around the city.
With a picture-perfect view of the Sydney Harbour, this high tea experience is as delicious as it is scenic. Available during weekends, this high tea option comes with a complementary flute of NV Villeroy Brut Blanc de Blanc to accompany the decadently sweet French pastries and superbly savoury finger sandwiches.
This high tea is truly a unique experience. With a history of producing some of the best afternoon teas since 1865, the tradition continues in Sydney, with delightful displays on three tiers as part of its famous ‘Tiffin at The Langham’. Sweet treats and savoury bites are matched with teas sourced from all over the world for the ultimate in high tea.
Plush red chairs, high ceilings and a light, airy atmosphere – this tea room is not to be missed. All of the delicious sweet treats, including scones, fluffy pastries and tasty sandwiches, are served within one of the most beautiful establishments in Sydney. The restaurant is found in the orginal ballroom of the Queen Victoria Building in Sydney’s CBD, bringing a sense of flair and style to this high tea experience.
Under the beautiful atrium of the General Post Office on Martin Place, this high tea draws crowds for its delicious sweet and savoury treats. For something a little bit different you can opt for the Mad Hatter afternoon tea – an Alice in Wonderland themed high tea.
Fancy an elegant morning or afternoon tea surrounded by lush grounds? The historic Vaucluse House Tearooms is housed in a beautifully preserved art deco building overlooking 10 hectares of tranquil grounds in Vaucluse, just a short ferry ride from Circular Quay. Serving high tea from Wednesday to Sunday, you can savour delightful finger sandwiches, flaky scones and delicious morsels of cake, all topped off with a freshly-brewed pot of tea and a glass of sparkling wine. Bookings are essential.
This stunning high tea can be found at the Sir Stamford Circular Quay, where the menu offers a range of options to suit any wallet and any taste. Surrounded by exquisite antiques and charming artworks, this menu offers a range the standard scone and brownie through to the full menu of scones, sandwiches, sweet treats and flutes of Moet & Chandon.
For a truly decadent high tea experience, book in a table at this charming heritage-listed Mosman establishment. A beautiful colonial veranda extends around the building and tempts you in to try the impressive high tea packages on offer. Be sure to take a stroll in the delightful manicured gardens once you’re done.
Situated within Westfield Sydney, The Tea Salon offers an incredible choice of 10 varieties of scones including lavender, white chocolate and cranberry, and lemon, pistachio and currant. Enjoy a tailored consult with your own personal stylist while you delight in a sumptuous high tea, before hitting the shops together to find key pieces on your wish list.
This is an ideal opportunity to try the high tea smorgasbord, served with one of the best harbour views in the city, through the floor-to-ceiling windows and picturesque dining area The Rocks. Homemade scones with clotted cream, tasty loose leaf teas and sweet treats make this high tea destination truly memorable.
At the Intercontinental you can indulge in High Tea or, for something a little bit different, try their High Coffee. The menu for high coffee is espresso-inspired and includes an espresso martini, as well as your choice of coffee. For high tea you can choose from a staggering array of loose leaf teas served with petit cakes, pastries and fresh-baked scones and savouries, with the option to upgrade to champagne.
These are just a few of our picks for some of the best high teas in Sydney – Why not check out some of the many other quality menus at other mouth-watering Sydney restaurants and eateries offering an afternoon tea plat du jour!