Sydney, New South Wales

The Tea Room QVB was established in 1997 by owner operator Manuel Spinola. The Tea Room has evolved into one of Sydney's most beautiful restaurant establishments. Located in what was once the original Grand Ballroom of Sydney's landmark Queen Victoria Building, The Tea Room epitomises unparallel style and grace with modern luxury features in a unique heritage setting.
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455 George Street,
Lvl, 3, North End, QVB
Sydney CBD NSW 2000


Sydney CBD



High Tea, Modern Australian

Price Range:

$$$$ ~ $$$$


Fully Licensed (no BYO)

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Conveniently situated in the heart of the city, The Tea Room QVB is one of Sydney's leading restaurant and function venues. Silver service morning and afternoon tea is served from 11 am Monday to Friday, and 10 am Saturday and Sunday. A refined a la carte lunch menu served between 12 noon and 3 pm daily. Evenings are reserved for private events and wedding receptions.

Afternoon tea, also known as high tea, includes a set selection of finely cut finger sandwiches, freshly baked scones, preserves and cream, and a range of delicate pastries, served on a silver three tiered stand with Royal Albert china and tea or coffee. Should you wish to truly indulge why not try the Champagne Afternoon Tea which includes all the delicacies served with afternoon tea plus a piccolo of French Champagne.
Treat yourself to an afternoon of splendour and decadence within the beautiful surrounds of this landmark venue.

The modern Australian a la carte lunch menu, created by renowned chef Mark Holmes (previously Salt) and Keith Murray, is available from 12 pm Monday to Sunday.

Specials & Events

This restaurant has not scheduled any event.


Please contact the restaurant for further information.
200 pax
Evenings reserved for private functions with full in-house catering available.


Function for 100-300
Function for 50-100
High Tea / Tearooms
Historic Building
Private Dining Room
Suitable for Corporate functions
Suitable for Functions
Suitable for Groups of 10
Suitable for Weddings
This restaurant does not have any awards.


Robert Crichton on 27/08/2014
The Palace Tearoom in the QVB, (maybe I'm biased). Try the Croque Madam
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Anne - 17/09/2015
We usually visit Sydney at Christmas time and have made going to the QVB for afternoon tea an absolute must. The room is beautiful, the staff are friendly polite and helpful which is such a delight. The food is amazing and looks beautiful too. As we live in a in the middle of Australia it's great to be able to feel very spoilt once in a while and enjoying the QVB afternoon tea is an big highlight. Well done for doing what you do and its awesome that in this mad rush world there is a beautiful place with olde worlde charm and stlye to enjoy.
June - 20/06/2015
Bouquets and Brickbats! My husband and I visited Sydney recently for a holiday and decided to celebrate my birthday (June 9) at the QVB Tea Room. The room is quite beautiful and the chandeliers spectacular as are the other furnishings. We had afternoon High Tea on a week day and perhaps this may have accounted for it being so quiet and lacking a little 'something' in atmosphere. The Royal Albert Tea Service , the little silver teapots , milk jugs and tea strainers were beautiful but, unfortunately the whole presentation was let down by the really awful teaspoons and cake forks provided which were of less than top quality stainless steel!!! The teas we ordered were excellent and the staff could not have been more helpful given that I have food intolerances. We have enjoyed high teas at other establishments and perhaps each restaurant does it a little differently, but I would have to say the Scones were a little large, albeit tasty, as were the sandwiches which could have been cut a little thinner, but this is a personal idiosyncrasy ; the remainder of the sweet and savoury items were quite delectable. Hopefully these comments will be viewed as constructive.
carol - 2/04/2014
Whenever I visit my daughter in Sydney, from the States a visit to the QVB for tea is a must. The scones are unequalled.
margaret - 11/02/2013
I took my two grandchildren aged 7 and 13 to morning tea at the QVB Tea Room as a highlight of their time with me during the Christmas holidays. I think they were a little overawed by the atmosphere but also enjoyed the experience very much (particularly the food). The table service was excellent and my cup of tea never tasted so good as it did that morning, taken from the wonderful Royal Albert tea service. Thank you for a lovely memory.
Lil - 23/07/2012
Fantastic staff and excellent gluten free selection. Thank you to all staff for a fantastic afternoon.
Mariann - 10/03/2012
High quality food and service will be going there for a 3rd time