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    31 July 2023

    High Tea at These Absolutely Lovely Spots in Sydney

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    Looking for a fancy way to chill and feel posh? We’ve got you covered with our top picks for the best high teas in Sydney right now! Get ready to indulge in delicious finger sandwiches, delicate bone china teacups, and unparalleled harbour views. Whether you want to lounge in luxurious hotels or explore hidden laneway cafes, we’ve rounded up some of the most unforgettable high tea spots in the city.

    High tea experiences are great if you want to celebrate a special occasion, catch up with friends over delightful sandwiches, or treat your mother to a memorable date.

    If you feel like sipping on a cup of tea while enjoying the grandeur of European chandeliers and comfy velour chairs, look no further than The Tea Room in the QVB for a classy yet laid-back break that offers a vast range of teas, including cocktails.

    QVB — The Tea Room 

    If you’re after a chill spot to kick back and enjoy some heavenly finger sandwiches and scones, The Tea Room in the QVB is the place for you. With its old school European vibes, complete with fancy chandeliers and lush velour chairs, it’s the perfect combo of elegant and laid-back for a sweet afternoon break. Take your pick from a wide variety of teas, from classics to bubbles, or go all out with a cocktail high tea. And let’s not forget about the location – it’s unbeatable!

    Gunners’ Barracks
    Over at the Gunners’ Barracks, you can indulge in freshly baked scones, savoury pastries, and petite cakes while taking in magnificent views of the Sydney Harbour. And with the biggest selection of Ronnefeldt teas in Asia – a staggering 41 varieties – you’ll be spoiled for choice.

    Sofitel Sydney Wentworth
    Art lovers will adore the Sofitel Sydney Wentworth high tea experience, especially with their limited edition high tea inspired by Archibald Prize 2023 and a 20-year partnership with the Art Gallery of NSW. The colourful menu includes Tasmanian smoked salmon blinis, jewel-coloured macarons, and classic opera cakes. The hotel lobby will also be adorned with the portraits of previous prize winners.

    The Charles Grand Brasserie
    If you’re one for sweet treats, head to The Charles Grand Brasserie for their dessert trolley. You’ll be treated to a glass of NV Moët & Chandon on arrival, scones with Chantilly, and fresh seasonal preserve. Then, move onto some savoury bites like smoked salmon on toasted brioche or Brillat-Savarin gougères, or a cauliflower and bacon muffin. Finally, indulge in roving desserts from tarte aux pralines to honeycomb and dulce de leche Russian honey cake, all prepared by the talented head of pastry, Rhiann Mead.

    Shangri-La Hotel
    For an unbeatable view of the Sydney Opera House, Harbour Bridge, and CBD, book the High Tea on Level 36 at Shangri-La Hotel. Relish the decadent desserts and savoury bites set on three irresistible tiers, including seafood rolls, smoked salmon, braised oxtail, cheesecakes, tarts, and vegan offerings too.

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