The Best High Teas in Sydney
Sydney is home to a unique mix of traditional and quirky high tea experiences, and with our comprehensive list we've got you sorted!
Teaming every indulgent food group with caffeine and champagne (cocktails if you’re lucky), a few solid hours to catch up with the girls AND undoubtedly a perfect snap for your feed (tiered platters are an Instagram gold mine). Scroll through our picks for high tea across Sydney.
Giving a modern and youthful spin to its signature high tea – Hyatt Regency Sydney's G&Tea is a must-try. Putting an emphasis on modern Australian cuisine and beautiful botanicals, you can expect to embark on a multi-sensory journey with savoury and sweet delicacies infused with Australian native flavours, botanical G&Ts and a selection of artisan loose-leaf teas.
Enjoy the delectable array of dishes from Pastry Chef, Prashant Anand and Executive Chef, Sven Ullrich, as you sip and savour your way through the best in local cuisine. With your booking, you will indulge in an abundant selection of sweet and savoury delicacies (think scones, a savoury high tea stand, and an epic live dessert table manned by a pastry chef), two G&Ts, a selection of artisan loose-leaf teas from Rabbit Hole Tea and coffee, along with a voucher for a mini G&T at neighbouring Jackalberry Bar.
When it comes to Sydney's high teas, Hyatt Regency Sydney's is one of the best!
$75 per person for adults, $35pp for kids (4-17 years)
161 Sussex Street, Sydney
This is hands-down a Grandmother-pleaser. At Estate Vaucluse House you can treat yourself to something sweet, something savoury and naturally something bubbly. Wild mushroom tarts with macadamia cream, and smoked salmon and caviar blinis are followed up with a host of sweet morsels, from citrus cheesecake to buttermilk scones with clotted cream and passionfruit macarons. Start with tea and coffee and, if you feel that way inclined, upgrade your high tea to include a glass of Champagne.
Wentworth Road, Vaucluse
QT Sydney are known for turning expectations on their heads which is exactly what they’ve done with their QTea. Suitably extravagant, they’ve teamed up with Adriano Zumbo to prepare a mix of unique sweet and savory dishes; Zumbo classics from macarons and savoury faves like lobster rolls with coconut, chilli and lime mayo. Guests are encouraged to play with their food with twirling stands and a champagne trolley. What are you waiting for?
Weekends, 11am, 1pm and 3pm sittings
From $95 per guest
49 Market Street, Sydney
Indulge in a British afternoon tea, courtesy of Wedgewood, ensconced within the luxurious setting of The Langham Sydney. You can nibble on tea sandwiches and scones with jam and cream, as you take in the elegance of your surroundings. Laurent-Perrier is the champagne of choice, but if your mind has other ideas, be sure to consult the impressive signature mixology list for their best cocktails. That being said, if there are teetotallers present they’ll be more than pleased with the tea and coffee selection.
89-113 Kent Street, Sydney
If you like a more health-conscious offering, Alibi Bar's plant-based High Tea is the place to visit. The savoury canapé selection includes morsels from peppermint gum pea tart, to salt-baked sweet potato on crossini. The assortment of sweets team tidily with the gorgeous array of Rabbit Hole Tea's on offer.
From $55 per person
6 Cowper Wharf Road, Woolloomooloo
An old-time favourite and one for the traditionalist, the Tea Room hardly gets more grandiose than the ornate room on level 3 of the QVB. Making a sophisticated affair over Royal Albert china and British silverware part and parcel. Finger sandwiches, scones and an assortment of sweet morsels will be plied on you as you lounge in luxurious armchairs and take in the opulence of your surroundings. Bookings are essential, so get in early to avoid missing out.
455 George Street, Sydney
Steeped in history, Burnt Orange is situated in an historic sandstone mansion that takes in sweeping views of Sydney Harbour. Everything is made fresh on the day, with the mini quiches and chicken and tarragon finger sandwiches on Japanese milk bread keeping the savoury options in check. Naturally, scones make an appearance in the sweet-stakes, teamed with their Burnt Orange signature tart with blood orange and swiss meringue, and choux bun with vanilla creme patissiere. Reservations are essential.
From $60 per person
1109 Middle Head Road, Mosman
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