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.
Image Source: Burnt Orange
High Tea at The Langham, Sydney: 89-113 Kent Street, Sydney.
The opulent tea rooms at The Langham are one of Sydney’s famous destinations for a decadent afternoon tea. Kids are welcome and are served half portions (at half the price!). The Langham also put on themed kids high teas during school holidays.
Radisson Blu Plaza Sydney: 27 O’Connell St, Sydney.
This is particularly aimed at little girls wanting to don pretty frocks for a girly day of fairy bread, ham and cheese sandwiches, mocktails, marshmallowy hot choccies and more. It runs daily and only costs from $49 per person. Right now they have a special Chocolate High Tea inspired by the new Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Musical.
The Sir Stamford Hotel: 93 Macquarie St, Circular Quay
Fluffy scones, innovative mini desserts and finger sandwiches along with creamy hot chocolates, the kids will love the elegance and ambience of the Sir Stamford High Tea service!
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 (Hero image and below).
Famous Executive pastry chef, Anna Polyviou, has created three tiers of bold, colourful and distinctive sweet treats, savoury creations and fluffy scones, accompanied by clotted crème and mixed berry jam, all lovingly handmade. Available from 11.30 am - 6 pm. And for the month of July (2019) guests can experience the super popular Barbie High Tea!
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 and is family-friendly, although 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 heritage-listed sun-lit lounge for their weekend High Tea Buffet (pictured above). Indulge in Lemon and Lime Meringue Tartlets, Hazelnut Praline Choux, Nutty Caramel and Milk Chocolate Tartlets plus lots of savoury delights too. Kids under 4 are free from 11 am-4 pm.
Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour: 12 Darling Drive, Darling Harbour
Launching on Bastille Day weekend (July 13, 2019) – and continuing every Saturday afternoon from 1-4pm through October, the elegant Champagne Bar at the French-inspired Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour will be transformed into a wonderful world of tea cups, cupcakes, choux and macarons, filled to bursting with style, Parisian chic and plenty of pink roses. This special high tea (pictured below) is inspired by Australian fashion illustrator Megan Hess’ acclaimed children’s book character, Claris, the Chicest Mouse in Paris. So frenchy, so chic!
Park Hyatt: 7 Hickson Road, The Rocks
Another iconic Sydney hotel that knows how to do High Tea right. Wonderful Sydney Harbour (and Opera House) views with food equally to die for! Park Hyatt High Tea is available daily from 2:30-5:30 pm.
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.
Source: QVB Team Rooms
Vaucluse House Tearoom: Wentworth Road, Vaucluse
Combine a visit to Sydney Living Museum’s historic Vaucluse House and enjoy a fabulous high tea in the Vaucluse House Tearooms overlooking their immaculately kept gardens.
The Teahouse: Cnr Kareena Rd & President Ave, Caringbah.
Fairy bread flowers, mini jelly cups, pastries and more – your kids will dine to their heart's content at The Teahouse set among the beautiful Camellia Gardens, where Kids’ High Teas are available anytime with a full paying adult tea.
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.
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 only rivalled by the superb views of Sydney Harbour on offer. Morning and afternoon tea is served from 10 am weekdays, and afternoon tea from 10 am weekends. À la carte lunch is available from 12 pm Monday to Friday.
Burnt Orange: 1109 Middlehead Rd, Mosman
For a sensational adults and kids high tea menu, you can't go past Burnt Orange. Their kids' menu includes a fairy bread pinwheel and homemade scones served with flavoured milk, juice or hot chocolate.
High tea sitting times are Monday-Friday: 12 pm, 12:30 pm, 1 pm, 1:30 pm, 2 pm
Saturday & Sunday: 3:30 pm.
High Tea for Tea Lids at Gatehouse Tearooms: Macquarie St Gatehouse, Parramatta Park, Parramatta.
Get away from the hustle and bustle of busy city life and relax at the Gatehouse Tea Rooms, where you can indulge in the finest quality High Tea in one of the oldest High Tea venues in Australia.
Image Source: Langham Hotel
High Tea Delights: High Tea Delights delivers an unforgettable experience in your own home (or selected venues around Sydney).
What makes High Tea Delights for children so unique is the fact that the experience is brought to your own home! High Tea Delights offers a real high tea experience for your little Princes and Princesses - whether it’s a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, a Pink Lemonade Tea Party or a Young Duchess Tea Party, High Tea Delights has it all covered!
High Tea With A Twist
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- In Melbourne? Find the best high tea for kids.
Bookings are recommended for all venues!
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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