The Best Christmas High Teas in Sydney 2019

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After the frenzy of Christmas shopping, it’s such a treat to sit down for tea and mouth-watering desserts. Many of the renowned hotels in Sydney are welcoming the festive season with a specially designed High Tea that serves Christmas-themed decadent treats. So, find a place of sweet serenity with our guide to the Best Christmas High Teas in Sydney!

Festive High Tea at the Radisson Blu

Festive High Tea at the Radisson Blu

This swish hotel loves a themed high tea, and their in-house pastry chefs have been channelling their Christmas cheer into a whole new array of dainty festive surprises. Bringing innovative ideas to this timeless tradition, the Radisson Blu Festive High Tea always delivers three delicious tiers of sweet and savoury goodness, perfect scones and a wonderfully festive atmosphere. Bookings are essential.
When: From Sunday 1st December 2019
Cost: From $59pp including a glass of sparkling
Where: 27 O'Connell Street, Sydney

Christmas Afternoon Tea at the Langham Sydney

Festive High Tea at the Langham Sydney

The Langhams stunning new dining space, Kitchens On Kent, is hosting a grand Christmas Afternoon Tea experience this festive season. The Langham’s signature scones with jam and cream will be accompanied by finger sandwiches, savoury treats and delightful desserts, served on their finest Wedgewood. Kids can write a letter to Santa and put it in his letterbox in the grand lobby, and see the miniature Christmas village made entirely out of Gingerbread. Bookings are essential.
When: Sunday 1st - Thursday 26th December 2019. Monday to Friday, 11:30am - 4:00pm; Saturday & Sunday, 12:00pm - 4:00pm.
Cost: Adults from $70 pp, Children $45 pp
Where: 89-113 Kent Street, Sydney

Christmas High Tea at the InterContinental Sydney

Indulge your sweet tooth and celebrate Christmas with a High Tea of festive sweet and savoury delights. And while you're there check out the magical, hand-crafted gingerbread house when you visit Cafe Opera's festive dessert bar. 

When: Wednesday 25th December 2019, 11:00am - 4:00pm.
Cost: Adults from $99 pp with free-flowing sparkling wine, Children $49 pp (kids under 4 free)
Where: The Cortile, Ground Floor, InterContinental Sydney

Festive High Tea at the Shangri-La Hotel

Shangri La Festive High Tea

Enjoy a Festive High Tea by the Christmas tree at the luxurious Shangri-La Hotel and indulge in three tiers of the most Instragrammable treats designed by celebrated executive pastry chef Anna Polyviou! This foody fantasy promises spectacular desserts, delicious savouries, and the fluffiest scones with jam and clotted crème. Bookings are essential. Oh and make sure you check out the massive gingerbread carousel in the Lobby Lounge! 
When: Friday 29th November 2019 to Sunday 5th January 2020 with a choice of three seatings: 11am, 1.30pm and 4pm
Cost: Adults $65pp Children $35pp
Where: Lobby Lounge, 176 Cumberland Street, Sydney

High Tea at Hyde Park – Doltone House

Doltone House Festive High Tea

A retreat in the middle of the city, Doltone House is hosting a special Festive High Tea with unlimited sparkling wine, delightful savoury snacks and sweet Christmas delights. Savour the classic date scones with raspberry jam and clotted cream, accompanied with French handcrafted teas. There will be festive music playing and a Christmas Bon Bon for everyone!
When: Saturday 7th December 2019 from 11:00am - 1:00pm
Cost: Adults $57pp Children $35pp (minimum 4 people per booking)
Where: Level 3, 181 Elizabeth Street Sydney

The Nutcracker High Tea in The Cortile, InterContinental Sydney

The Nutcracker High Tea in The Cortile

If you missed the Dec 25th high tea you can still continue the tradition of decadent festive high tea the InterContinental Sydney's Cortile, their gloriously sun-lit heritage-listed dining space. This year they are celebrating The Australian Ballet's 2019 season of The Nutcracker and presenting a menu of inspired sweet and savoury sensations in The Nutcracker High Tea. From sandwiches and scones to tarts and tisanes, this fantasy high tea will bring a little bit of magic to your day! Vegan High Tea is also available.
When: Monday 11th November 2019 to Sunday 5th January 2020 11:00am - 5:00pm 
Cost: Adults $79pp with a glass of sparkling wine; $89pp with a glass of Champagne; Children $39pp for petite high tea
Where: 117 Macquarie St, Sydney


Festive High Tea At The Gallery, Sheraton Grand

Sheraton Grand Festive High Tea

The Gallery's Festive High Tea is the ultimate way to spend an afternoon. Linger in a beautiful space while being served an elegant menu that is dainty and delicious. On weekdays, your inspired afternoon tea is served on a beautifully crafted tea stand and includes delicate treats designed to delight. On weekends, you have free reign of the High Tea Buffet. Take some time out of your Christmas shopping and step into an unforgettable dining experience.
When: Festive High Tea Experience - Weekdays; High Tea Buffet - Weekends
Cost: Weekdays $69pp, Weekends $75pp
Where: The Gallery, 161 Elizabeth St, Sydney

Opera High Tea at The Castlereagh - "Rudolpho's Christmas"

Opera High Tea at The  Castlereagh

Following last year's sold-out show, Opera Bites is partnering with a stunning Sydney venue to bring you a festive high tea with a difference. Presented in a beautiful heritage-listed ballroom within The Castlereagh Boutique Hotel, Rudolpho's Christmas is a costumed, celebration of popular opera masterpieces and festive melodies, accompanied by a decadent sparkling high tea. Early bookings are recommended.
When: Saturday 14th December 2019
Cost: Standard Tickets $99 (+ booking fee)
Where: Cello's Restaurant, 169 Castlereagh Street, Sydney

High Tea and Christmas Carols at Nutcote

High Tea and Christmas Carols at Nutcote

Nutcote, is this charming home of iconic Australian author, May Gibbs, and the birthplace of Snugglepot and Cuddle Pie. For a festive afternoon that fairytales are made of, enjoy a whimsical May Gibbs High Tea on the terrace overlooking the Nutcote garden, then join in for Christmas Carols in the house.
When: Sunday 8th December 2019, 2pm - 5pm
Cost: $50 per person
Where: 5 Wallaringa Ave, Neutral Bay

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