Time Out Sydney

 Sweet cakes, civilised conversation and a whole lot of tea 

The Tea Room – Mosman

The Gunners’ Barracks has a 180 degree, uninterrupted, waterfront panorama that stretches from the CBD all the way round to North Head, so be sure to request a spot on the big verandah to take full advantage of it. Mosman.

Burnt Orange

Like the cute button-patterned teapot they've put your orange pekoe in? You can go into the store and buy one just like it when you're done – Burnt Orange is that kind of place.  Mosman.

The Tea Room QVB

Taking tea at this Sydney establishment is as much about the company as it is the tiny individual lemon meringue pies with their crisp pastry shells. Sydney.

The Langham Sydney

It’s all about the service here in this plush room of muted blues, where Friday afternoons are regularly booked out for tea, scones and cakes. Sydney.

Sir Stamford at Circular Quay

The tea list is extensive, from light, aromatic flavours to the usual suspects. Be adventurous and opt for French rose with vanilla – it tastes like Turkish delight. Sydney.

The Victoria Room Tea Salon

Penned into a white picket fenced enclosure on the fourth level of Westfield Shopping Centre, the Tea Salon doesn’t have the elegance of other establishments but it is a perfect place to take high tea if you’re pressed for time. Sydney.

Radisson Blu Hotel Sydney

There are no hen’s parties getting rowdy on sparkling here. It’s a hushed, accessible space where you can recover from a day in the city, or fortify yourself before one begins. Sydney.

Swissotel Sydney

A Bellini on arrival is a fine touch, and there's a novelty in seeing all the staple goodies laid out at the buffet – one table holds cold savouries like the cucumber sandwich with almost petal-like cucumber slices between soft, fresh bread. Sydney.

Shangri-La Hotel

The Shangri-La is synonymous with some of the best views in Sydney, seeing as it sits on prime harbour real estate. But if you want a glimpse of these views, you’ll have to head up to their cocktail lounge Blu, instead of the Lobby lounge where the hotel offers an afternoon tea daily. The Rocks. 


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