It❜s Pinkies up at the Best High Teas in Sydney

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High tea is the perfect excuse to capture a sense of occasion and bring everyone you love together to soak up some glamorous surroundings and delicious treats. 

The best high teas in Sydney are ones that serve up drool-worthy food within a relaxed but sumptuous setting - something each of these venues do with ease and elegance. 

From hotels to cafes and even Parliament House, these are the best spots to raise your pinkies and dine in style - enjoy!

It's Pinkies up at the Best High Teas in Sydney

1. The Tea Room at The QVB

QVB High Tea
Luxury and decadence await at The Tea Room inside the iconic QVB. 

High tea at The Tea Room is all about celebration, whether it's a special occasion or not!

Delectable delights are on the menu here, with the traditional tea menu featuring a selection of finger sandwiches, petit fours, sweet and savoury pastries and scones. There's also a children's menu available, alongside an extensive selection of champagne or cocktails for an indulgent upgrade. Cheers!

Location: The Queen Victoria Building, 455 George St, Sydney

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2. Gunner's Barracks

Gunners Barracks
Enjoy tea with exceptional views at Gunners Barracks.

Soak up an exclusive, heritage North Shore location and superb Sydney Harbour views whilst enjoying one of the best high teas in Sydney at Gunners Barracks.

You can expect to have the choice of over forty speciality teas, as well as all the usual delights of a tea service - freshly baked scones, finely cut sandwiches, savoury pastries and delicious petit cakes, all crafted in-house daily. 

Location: End of Suakin Drive, Georges Heights, Mosman

3. Lil Miss Collins 

The best high teas in Sydney
Lil Miss Collins


Make sure your phone's fully charged, you'll want to be taking lots of pics of at Lil Miss Collins!

You can expect a diverse selection of sweet and savoury treats as well as tea and, if you upgrade to their bottomless option, plenty of mimosas too! Definitely one of the most Instagrammable high teas in Sydney.

Location: 13 Wentworth Street, Parramatta

4. Loftus Lane Cafe

The best high teas in Sydney
Loftus Lane Cafe

High tea services don't get more adorable than at Loftus Lane Cafe!

Their signature Ferris Wheel High tea delights with scrumptious mini sandwiches, scones with cream, macarons, berry tartlets, sliders and more, all served from an absolutely adorable Ferris wheel! And the whimsical delights don't stop there - all Loftus Lane tea sittings include fresh flowers, custom decor and French tableware to take your dining to new chic levels.

Loftus Lane Ferris Wheels
We can't resist the adorable Ferris Wheels at Loftus Lane!

Lofus Lane Cafe also serve a boozy option, so don't forget to check those out the next time you feel like being a bit naughty!

Location: Shop 3/38-42 Bridge St, Sydney

5. Adriano Zumbo High Tea

Adriano Zumbo High Tea
Adriano Zumbo Tea

QTea by Adriano Zumbo at QT Sydney is the latest tea indulgence in Sydney straight from the hands of the esteemed dessert connoisseur himself.

Nicknamed the sweet assassin and the master pâtissier behind the infamous Croquembouche, Adriano Zumbo is turning traditional high teas in Sydney on their head with his quirky and theatrical offering. Zumbo’s most famous sensations will feature on the menu along with never-before-tasted delicacies!

Location: QT Hotel, 49 Market St, Sydney

6. Alibi

Alibi Ovolo
Alibi Restaurant, Ovolo

A unique, plant-based high tea awaits at Alibi!

Their menu combines classical and innovative cooking techniques to give locally sourced plant-based ingredients an ultra-creative and ultra-delicious makeover! The menu features both sweet and savoury options, with the option to add two hours of free-flowing bubbles. Sign us up!

Location: Ovolo Hotel, 6 Cowper Wharf Roadway, Woolloomooloo 

7. The InterContinental Afternoon Tea

Intercontinental Double Bay
Intercontinental Double Bay

Promising an unforgettable occasion, high tea at the Intercontinental Hotel at Double Bay features dishes that look almost too good to eat. 

Scones and sandwiches, quiches and petit fours, cakes and cookies all come together to create a journey for the tastebuds. From the sweetest of treats to something more savoury, the food is as indulgent as the hotel is grand.

Location: 33 Cross Street, Double Bay 

8. Burnt Orange

Burnt Orange Mosman
Burnt Orange, Mosman

A popular choice among Sydney-siders, Burnt Orange is a North Shore institution for all things high teas in Sydney.

Their menu is positively brimming with sweet and savoury deliciousness—coconut and fig mousse, anyone? 

Location: 1109 Middle Head Road, Mosman

9. High Tea in Sydney at Altitude

Shangri-la Sydney
Dig in! Altitude's offering promises to be a delight for the senses.

Soak up spectacular (and we mean, some of the best!) views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House whilst enjoying three tiers of mouth-watering scones and savoury and sweet picks at the Shangri La's Altitude.

And if dairy isn't your thing? There's also a full vegan menu for your enjoyment!

Location: 176 Cumberland Street, The Rocks

10. Parliament House

Parliament House tea
It's pinkies up every Friday at Parliament House.

Held in the Stranger’s Restaurant, tea at Parliament House provides a rare opportunity for the public to experience all the trappings of a traditional high tea, served on the Parliamentary Crested Wedgwood plates, thank you very much!

The menu features an amazing selection of sweet and savoury delights that showcase the wonderful flavours of local produce from across the state.

Location: 6 Macquarie Street, Sydney

11. The Langham

The Langham High Tea
The Langham 

*Please note that Kitchens on Kent at The Langham is closed until further notice.

Enjoy the time-honoured tradition of a quintessential tea experience at The Langham.

They offer guests an exclusive experience with The Langham's signature warm scones, delicate finger sandwiches and a selection of British-inspired sweet and savoury delights, all washed down with plenty of tea and/or champagne. Bottoms up!

Location: 89-113 Kent Street, Sydney

12. Guylian Chocolate 

The best high teas in Sydney
Guylian Chocolate Cafe

Coming straight out of Circular Quay's and The Rock's famous Guylian Chocolate Cafes, the Guylian Chocolate High Tea is absolutely as delicious as it sounds.

The chocolatey feast comes complete with signature pastries, a more-ish Cherry Ripe tart made with a Brisee tart shell, cherry coconut compote, cherry, meringue, rose petals, and pistachios, plus a Donut Delice with chocolate biscuit, coconut, caramel chocolate mousse, and a caramel glaze.

And if you're thirsty? Your booking allows you to sip on your choice of Bellini, mimosa, sparkling wine, tea, or coffee on arrival. 

Location: 91 George St, The Rocks

13. High Cheese at The QVB 

High Cheese at the QVB
Cheese lovers, we've got you covered, too!

If you're more into savoury than sweet, book your table for high cheese stat!

High Cheese at the QVB includes a trio of cheese with lavosh oat crackers, grapes, quince chutney, dried fruits and nuts. It's the perfect weekend treat, and champagne can be added if you're celebrating! 

Location:  Level 1, Queen Victoria Building, 455 George Street Sydney

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