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 the restaurant's incredible dessert buffet. Children will love the chocolate fountain, ice-cream station and macaron tower! The Langham also has special themed kids high teas for children... stay tuned on their website!
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 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! There are a range delicious Sydney high teas for grown-ups too!
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
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.
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. Indulge in Lemon and Lime Meringue Tartlets, Hazelnut Praline Choux, Nutty Caramel and Milk Chocolate Tartlets plus lots of savoury delights too. Kids under four are free.
Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour: 12 Darling Drive, Darling Harbour
Every Saturday afternoon until 21st December, the elegant Champagne Bar at the French-inspired Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour is transformed into a wonderful world of teacups, cupcakes, choux and macarons, filled to bursting with style, Parisian chic and plenty of pink roses. This special high tea is inspired by Australian fashion illustrator Megan Hess’ acclaimed children’s book character, Claris - the Chicest Mouse in Paris.
Park Hyatt: 7 Hickson Road, The Rocks
Another iconic Sydney hotel that knows how to do lux dining right. Wonderful Sydney Harbour (and Opera House) views with food equally to die for! Park Hyatt Afternoon Tea is available daily from 2:30-5:00 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Tea is served Monday to Friday from 10am to midday. Traditional 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' menu includes mini house-baked Oreo, Caramel lollipop and mini Banoffee Pie with flavoured milk, juice or hot chocolate.
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 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 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.
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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