Sweet cakes, civilised conversation and a whole lot of tea
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.
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.
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.
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.