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High tea in Sydney: A guide to the top experiences, locations and deals

Sip tea and devour scones in style at these venues offering high tea in Sydney.

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Sydney is filled with lavish venues perfect for a budget-friendly, 3-tier sandwiches and scones high tea. Try one or try them all.

From InterContinental Sydney and Park Hyatt to The Langham and Shangri-La, there are plenty of options. Whichever you choose, you're in for a treat.


Our top picks: High teas you can book in Sydney right now

The Tea Room QVB Traditional High Tea

The Tea Room QVB Traditional High Tea from RedBalloon

Best for: Traditional high tea experience

    Highlights:
  • Indulge in a high tea experience in the Queen Victoria Building
  • Sip your tea or coffee from Royal Albert china
  • Enjoy a spread prepared by an award-winning pâtissier
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    Sydney Harbour  High Tea Cruise with Captain Cook Cruises

    Sydney Harbour High Tea Cruise with Captain Cook Cruises from Viator

    Best for: Views

      Highlights:
    • Relaxing afternoon tea cruise around Sydney Harbour
    • Witness some of Sydney’s best sights
    • Option to upgrade to a window seat for uninterrupted views
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      High teas in Sydney: Compare experiences, locations and inclusions

      High tea experienceLocationDurationWhat does the high tea include?Where to book
      Gunners Barracks Traditional High TeaMosman1.5 hours
      • Handmade scones, pastries, cakes and finger sandwiches
      • Over 20 varieties of tea to choose from or coffee
      • 180-degree harbour views
      RedBalloon
      Gunners Barracks Sparkling High TeaMosman1.5 hours
      • Glass of Australian sparkling wine
      • Handmade cakes, pastries, finger sandwiches and scones
      • Choice of tea or coffee
      • 180-degree harbour views
      RedBalloon
      The Tea Room QVB Traditional High TeaSydney CBD1.5 hours
      • Handmade scones, pastries, cakes and finger sandwiches
      • Located in the historic Queen Victoria Building
      • Over 40 varieties of tea to choose from
      RedBalloon
      Harbourside High Tea with Sparkling Wine at Cafe BirkenheadDrummoyne2 hours
      • Free parking
      • Glass of Australian sparkling wine on arrival
      • Unlimited tea and coffee
      • Handmade mini cakes, scones and finger sandwiches
      RedBalloon
      Sparkling High Tea in Sydney CBDSydney CBD1.5 hours
      • Glass of Australian sparkling wine
      • Over 50 varieties of tea to choose from
      • Handmade cakes, pastries, finger sandwiches and scones
      RedBalloon
      Sydney Harbour High Tea Cruise with Captain Cook CruisesDeparts from Wharf 6, Circular Quay1.5 hours
      • Afternoon cruise around Sydney Harbour, cruising past the Sydney Opera House and the Harbour Bridge
      • Brown Brothers sparkling wine
      • Crystal Bay prawns, assorted truffles, baby tartlets and mini scones
      • Tea and coffee
      Viator
      Vegan High Tea at the Cortile, InterContinental SydneySydney CBD4 hours
      • A glass of sparkling wine or French champagne
      • Plant-based sweet treats, savoury delights and gluten-free scones
      • Selection of La Maison Du Thé loose leaf teas
      Champagne Afternoon Tea, Park Hyatt SydneyThe Rocks3.5 hours
      • A flute of NV Moët & Chandon Brut Imperial Rosé
      • A variety of savoury and sweet treats
      • A selection of tea and coffee options
      Afternoon Tea with Wedgewood, The LanghamMillers Point2 hours
      • Harbour views
      • A variety of teas
      • A selection of savoury treats, tea cakes, finger sandwiches and homemade pastries
      Estate Vaucluse House High TeaVaucluse2 hours
      • A selection of T2 teas or espresso coffee
      • Glass of Beaumont Sparkling Brut
      • A selection of sweet and savoury treats
      High Tea at the Radisson Blu PlazaSydney CBDContact venue
      • Choose from a traditional, specialty, chocolate, seasonal or kids high tea

      Where to book Sydney's high tea experiences

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      Name Product Voucher validity Is there a sign up discount? Is price matching available? Can I book exclusive experiences? Where to book
      RedBalloon
      RedBalloon - High teas in Sydney
      5 years
      $10
      Yes
      Yes
      Adrenaline
      Adrenaline - High teas in Sydney
      5 years
      $10
      No
      Yes
      Wotif
      Wotif - High teas in Sydney
      Depends on the individual experience
      No
      Yes
      Yes
      Klook
      Klook - High teas in Sydney
      Depends on the individual experience
      No
      Yes
      Yes
      Experience Oz
      Experience Oz - High teas in Sydney
      3 years
      $10
      Yes
      Yes
      Viator
      Viator - High teas in Sydney
      Depends on the individual experience
      No
      Yes
      Yes
      Trip.com
      Trip.com - High teas in Sydney
      Depends on the individual experience
      5%
      Yes
      Yes
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      ViatorViator

      Up to 15% off local activities


      Frequently asked questions about high tea in Sydney

      Where can I find vegan high teas in Sydney?

      • Wentworth High Tea
      • The Tea Room QVB
      • Gunners Barracks
      • The Cortile

      Where can I find gluten-free high teas in Sydney?

      • The Tea Room QVB
      • Gunners Barracks
      • The Cortile

      How much does high tea in Sydney cost?

      You can expect to pay between $50 - $250 for a high tea experience in Sydney. The cost is dependant on a range of factors including location, venue, time of week and what is included in the high tea.

      What should I wear to high tea?

      This will depend on the venue. It's best to opt for smart casual attire and leave the sneakers and sportswear at home.

      What is served at a high tea?

      A classic high tea isn't complete without tea and scones. You can expect a variety of sweet and savoury treats plus a selection of tea and coffee. Some high teas also include sparkling wine or champagne.


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        MiriamJuly 3, 2016

        Do you have children’s prices on any of these high teas?I would like to take my daughters and three granddaughters to a high tea

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          StephanieJuly 4, 2016Staff

          Hi Miriam,

          Thanks for your question.

          Most high teas are set menus so they are charged per person regardless of age. Boronia Teahouse, however, does offer a Little Ladies Holiday High Tea during the school break. This is a mother-daughter package for $50 with each additional little lady being charged at $20pp.

          Passiontree Velvet also offers a Teddy Bears Picnic high tea for kids. This package includes ham sandwiches, a strawberry macaron and a chocolate macaron – paired with either juice or a babyccino for $9.95pp. You can find out more by visiting Passiontree Velvet’s contact page.

          If you’d prefer to dine at one of the other high tea venues, it might be worth contacting them directly to see if they can organise an alternate menu for your granddaughters.

          I hope that helps!

          Stephanie

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        CatharinaJanuary 16, 2016

        Hi there,

        I’d like to get a High Tea Cruise voucher, but need to know if I can use the voucher this Wed, 16/1/16. Visitor is going back home the next day! There is no name or phone no of the company doing the High Tea. Would you please let me know how I’m able to find out availability etc.
        Many thanks, C

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          StephanieJanuary 18, 2016Staff

          Hi Catharina,

          Thanks for your question. You will need to contact either the issuer of the voucher or the high tea venue itself to see if the voucher is valid on the date you wish.

          Sorry I couldn’t have been of more help.

          Stephanie

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        cynthiaOctober 28, 2015

        high tea deals in sydney

        • Avatarfinder Customer Care
          StephanieOctober 28, 2015Staff

          Hi Cynthia,

          We’ve included the best high tea deals in Sydney we can find on this page.

          Thanks for looking!

          Stephanie

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        kathrynOctober 25, 2015

        I am having my 13th birthday and want to know a good place to high tea for me and 3 friends

        • Avatarfinder Customer Care
          StephanieOctober 26, 2015Staff

          Hi Kathryn,

          Thanks for your question.

          All the high teas mentioned in this article come personally recommended by our staff. For more information, click through to their respective websites so that you can see if the venue and its menu suits your needs.

          Best,

          Stephanie

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        HeatherMay 30, 2015

        Hi I would like to take my daughter out for high tea on Sunday the 7th June in Sydney CBD for a long awaited catch up

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          AlexJune 1, 2015Staff

          Hi Heather.

          If you’d like to go to one of the venues listed in this post, it’s best to contact them directly to make a reservation as we’re unable to do that for you.

          Thanks,
          Alex

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