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Luxury in the lobby

The Shangri-La is synonymous with some of the best views in Sydney, seeing as it sits on prime harbour real estate. Unfortunately 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. We go with the classic option (there’s a chocolate high tea, too) and tackle the three-tiered cold snack tower from the bottom up. The scones are relatively fresh and come with cool clotted cream and raspberry compote. Making a detour through a selection of savoury items: there’s your typical cucumber sandwich on thick white bread, and your not so typical (what we think is) rice paper topped with tomato and basil. This is accompanied by small squidgy syringe of balsamic, which leaves us slightly perplexed but is a fun addition.

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Updated on 30 Mar 2015.

Shangri-La Hotel details

Address
176 Cumberland Street, The Rocks 2000

Telephone 02 9250 6000

Open High tea daily 1-5pm

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