One of the most popular ways to reconnect with friends for an afternoon, high tea is no longer an extended pinkie affair with lace tablecloths and baby pink cupcakes. Whilst still maintaining an elegant air, high tea has become a trendy afternoon activity with many restaurants and cafes adding a dash of their own personality to create a unique experience. Here’s our top 10 high teas in Sydney, perfect for spoiling mum on Mother’s Day or a girls day out.
Conveniently located inside Macquarie Centre, set down your shopping bags to take a well deserved break and indulge in high tea from Passiontree Velvet. With a selection of four high tea menus, there is something for all tastebuds with each offering a signature range of sandwiches, macaroons, chocolates and cakes.
Looking for something a little different? Try this vodka high tea hosted by the Food Society. With a menu of handmade canapés that cater for both the sweet and savoury tooth, Food Society match your treats with Single Origin coffee, teas and vodka based iced tea cocktails.
A scenic 1.5 hour drive from Sydney, join The Carrington Hotel for a leisurely afternoon in the Blue Mountains. Serving a range of tasty finger sandwiches, cakes, scones and pastries, you’re encouraged to take your time enjoying the high tea and the company you choose.
Enjoy the prestigious experience of trying an elegant high tea in The Victoria Room, surrounded by timeless Victorian style decor. Your afternoon will feature fresh scones, ribbon sandwiches and assorted nibbles, displayed on a chic three tier stand. This is a great option for hen’s parties or birthdays.
Hosted in a quirky little cafe with plush, mismatched chairs and on fine china, Hatters Tea House’s high tea is a local gem. With over 22 tea options and catering for those who prefer coffee beans in their cup, the Hatters high tea serves a selection of fresh macaroons, gourmet sandwiches and sweet tarts.
Settle down in one of Bistro Fax’s plush lounge chairs and enjoy a scrumptious spread of high tea delights served on the classic tiered stand. With its sophisticated and polished decor, this high tea is the perfect excuse to escape the hustle and bustle of the city streets with friends, stealing away a few precious hours of relaxation and calm conversation.
Boronia Tea Room has put enormous effort into perfecting its high tea menu so that the food presented on the three tiered stand perfectly reflects the charming Victorian heritage of the mansion. Choose from several menu options that cater for all occasions and beverage preferences, including cocktail, champagne and sparkling options.
Treat yourself to one of several high tea packages offered at the Crossroads Bar in Swissotel, including an indulgent buffet option. Sample freshly baked scones, savoury bites, tarts and, if that wasn’t enough, a deliciously rich chocolate fountain. If you’re with a group, we recommend trying their unlimited – yes, unlimited – high tea option with as many treats as you can manage.
If you book a high tea at Sofitel Wentworth, you’re set for a luxurious afternoon of delectable treats. Hosted in the 60s inspired Soirée, your high tea mixes traditional favourites with the hotel’s signature desserts to ensure your tastebuds are dancing with every bite. Just make sure you leave room for at least a mouthful of The Wentworth’s famous cheesecake, it lives up to its reputation.
Take your high tea experience onto the iconic Sydney Harbour as you cruise its deep blue waters onboard a Captain Cook ship. With a glass of sparkling wine, million dollar views and a delicious selection of chocolate nibbles, pastries and sandwiches on a three tier display, you’ll be in heaven.