Sydney's Best High Teas for Kids
Mums & Bubs
Let’s face it – high tea is really just a great excuse to eat cake for lunch, so it really is a perfect mummy-and-me date with your little one!
High tea with girlfriends is all about champagne and gossip, but when kids are part of the mix, the main game is the hot chocolate and cake. So get ready to navigate the sugar highs among fine china and delicate tea sets at some of our favourite high teas for children.
Afternoon Tea On Kent at The Langham, Sydney: 89-113 Kent Street, Sydney.
The Langham Sydney’s beautifully refurbished restaurant space, Kitchens On Kent, hosts ‘Afternoon Tea On Kent’ - a truly decadent high tea experience that includes an incredible dessert buffet. Children will love the chocolate fountain, ice-cream station and macaron tower! They also have a special Valrhona Chocolate Afternoon Tea until September and host special themed kids high teas throughout the year.
Radisson Blu Plaza Sydney: 27 O’Connell St, Sydney.
Kids in the City High Tea at the Radisson is perfect for little girls wanting to don pretty frocks for a girly day of fairy bread, ham and cheese sandwiches, mocktails, marshmallowy hot choccies and more. Prices start at $25 per child under 10. They also serve Traditional High Tea, a Specialty Vegan High Tea and a Chocolate High Tea inspired by the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Musical. Seasonally themed events such as their Aussie, Festive, and Easter high teas run throughout the year.
The Sir Stamford Hotel: 93 Macquarie St, Circular Quay
With fuffy scones, innovative mini desserts and finger sandwiches along with creamy hot chocolates, children will love the elegance and ambience of the Sir Stamford Kids High Tea service! There is a delicious Elegance High Tea for grown-ups too, including a glass of French Sparkling.
Swissotel: 68 Market Street, Sydney
Experience one of Sydney's only buffet high teas featuring freshly baked scones, savoury delicacies and mouth-watering desserts including a chocolate fountain!
Shangri-La Hotel: Level 4, Cnr Pitt Street Mall and Market Street, Sydney
Take your seat at the famous Altitude restaurant, surrounded by spectacular harbour views and indulge in Sydney’s highest tea by Executive Chef Michael Elfwing. The three tiers of sweet creations, savoury treats and fluffy scones with clotted cream and berry jam, will leave you on cloud nine.
The Tea Room at QVB: Level 3 North End, Queen Victoria Building, 455 George Street
Situated in the opulent Grand Ballroom of the Queen Victoria Building, The Tea Room offers a stylish high tea of Petits fours prepared by their award-winning patissier, served on Royal Albert fine china with British silverware settings. It is family-friendly and a fantastic treat, however perhaps better suited to older kids as there is no dedicated kids menu or seating area.
InterContinental Sydney: 117 Macquarie Street
Dine in The Cortile’s luxurious heritage-listed sun-lit lounge for their daily Children's Tea Party. The bright, playful Aussie-inspired high tea offers three tiers of mini treats and savouries designed especially for kids including rainbow sliders, buttermilk scones, fairy bread, animal macarons and a gingerbread man, plus a special milkshake (there are popcorn shakes and ice-cream floats), iced tea, juice or soft drink. For the grown-ups, there are the Heritage and Vegan High Teas including artisan loose teas, traditional treats, experimental sweets, exquisite savouries and a glass of sparkling wine or an alcohol-free cocktail.
Parliament House: 6 Macquarie Street, Sydney
This is a truly unique opportunity to sit down for tea in Australia’s first and oldest Parliament, one of the most significant political and cultural institutions in NSW! Parliament House High Tea is served on Fridays from 12 noon.
The Grounds of the City: 500 George St, Sydney
The team behind the fabulous Grounds of Alexandria bring you High Tea in the City. Spoil yourself with their delightful seasonal menu including a curated daily selection of fresh goodies from The Grounds very own bakery and patisserie. There is no children's menu but The Grounds is family-friendly and the high-tea offering is a reasonable $35 per person.
Parent Poppin: Shop 4, Ground Floor 38 Princes Highway, St Peters. (Entry via Barwon Park Road)
A new drop-in space for parents and bubs, Parent Poppin is all about your wellbeing, and their cafe serves up a delightful high-tea so you can take some time out while your little one hangs out in the dedicated play space. Treat yourself to a soothing, hot cup of their finest brew and a selection of delicious petite treats for $39 (including unlimited babyccinos). It's available 11am - 4pm Wednesdays, Fridays & Saturdays. Bookings essential.
Estate, Vaucluse House: Wentworth Road, Vaucluse
Combine a visit to Sydney Living Museum’s historic Vaucluse House with a fabulous high tea at Estate. Overlooking their vibrant immaculately kept gardens, indulge in a range of exotic savouries, decadent sweets and glass of sparkling. Admittedly, this high-tea is best suited to adults, however kids can take their pick from the menu and will love exploring the expansive parkland with its maze of walking paths and resident animals.
The Teahouse Camellia Gardens: Cnr Kareena Rd & President Ave, Caringbah.
With their own Children's High Tea menu that includes savoury snacks plus Duckie Meringue, Hundreds and Thousands pinwheel sandwich and a Teahouse Scone with jam and cream, your kids will dine to their heart's content at The Teahouse set among the beautiful Camellia Gardens. Adults can enjoy their own exquisite High Tea in the beautiful atmosphere.
High Tea at Boronia House: 624 Military Road, Mosman
Enjoy a traditional high tea experience for you and a Little Ladies High Tea for your 3-12 years old in this classic Mosman Mansion. High tea is served seven days a week from 11.00 am with the last seating at 3.00 pm. There is also Devonshire Tea, Sparkling High Tea and a Veuve Cliquot High Tea Experience for adults,
The Gunners Barracks Tea Rooms: End of Suakin Drive, Georges Heights
From the team who also brings you the famous QVB Tea Rooms, Gunners Barracks offers an experience of great food and friendly service which is rivalled only by the superb views of Sydney Harbour on offer. They have a Children's High Tea of petit pastries, finger sandwiches, scones and a drink plus Morning Tea and Traditional High Tea for parents, including optional Sparkling, Cocktail and Champagne versions. Morning Tea is served Monday to Friday from 10am to midday. High Tea is served 7 days a week from 10am daily.
Burnt Orange: 1109 Middlehead Rd, Mosman
For a sensational adults and kids high tea menu, you can't go past Burnt Orange. Their kids' high tea for under 12's includes special house-made treats from Banana Raspberry Musk Sticks to signature Chocolate Freckles & Sour Snakes. Sandwiches and scones are always included. Adults enjoy their own exquisite selection with unlimited tea, coffee, hot chocolate or chai latte. High tea sitting times are Monday-Friday from 12pm and weekends from 3:30 pm.
Gatehouse Tearooms: Macquarie St Gatehouse, Parramatta Park, Parramatta.
Escape from the hustle and bustle of busy city life and relax at the Gatehouse Tea Rooms, where kids can experience their own 'High Tea for Tin Lids' and you can indulge in the finest quality High Tea including the Traditional and the Royal, in one of the oldest High Tea venues in Australia.
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Jun 04 2019
Hi Melanie, the hero image is from the Shangri-la Hotel's high tea.
Jun 03 2019
Which high tea is the first photo from. Labeled "By: Hayley Dean, 10 February 2019" Looks great!
Aug 18 2015
I have heard phenomenal things about Decorati creative studios for toddler and children's parties & high teas. They are based in Wetherill Park. www.decorati.com.au
Sep 12 2014
Have lots of nieces that would love a high tea as a day out