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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, three-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's plenty of options. Whichever option you choose, you're in for a treat.

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
No
Yes
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
1 year
No
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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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 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 twenty 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 forty varieties of teas 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 fifty 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
    • Browne Brothers sparkling wine
    • Crystal Bay prawns, assorted truffles, baby tartlets and mini scones
    • Tea and coffee
    Viator
    High Tea at BittonOatley3 hours
    • Sweet and savoury French-style high tea
    • Choice of tea, coffee or a milkshake
    • Takeaway gourmet gift
    RedBalloon
    The Treasury High Tea at The Cortile, InterContinental SydneySydney CBD1.5 hours
    • A glass of sparkling wine or alcohol-free cocktail
    • Choose from a selection or tea and coffee
    • Scones, a selection of sweets and ribbon sandwiches
    Vegan High Tea at the Cortile, InterContinental SydneySydney CBD1.5 hours
    • A glass of wine or alcohol-free cocktail
    • Plant based sweet treats, savoury delights and gluten-free scones
    • Selection of La Maison Du ThĂ© loose leaf teas
    Champagne Afternoon Tea, Park Hyatt SydneyThe Rocks2.5 hours
    • A flute of NV MoĂ«t and Chandon Brut Imperial RosĂ©
    • 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
    Altitude High Tea, Shangri -La HotelThe Rocks1.5 hours
    • Views of Sydney Harbour and the Opera House
    • Variety of drink options
    • Option of classic, vegetarian or kids high tea
    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
    Wentworth High Tea, Sofitel Sydney WentworthSydney CBD
    • Choose between tea from Dilmah's Teamaker Private Reserve or fresh barista coffee French-inspired pâtisseries, housemade scone, savoury treats and petits sandwiches
    High Tea at the Radisson Blu PlazaSydney CBDContact venue
    • Choose from a traditional, specialty, chocolate, seasonal or kids high tea

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    Frequently asked questions about high tea in Sydney

    What venues offer vegan high tea options?

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

    What venues offer gluten-free high tea options?

    • The Tea Room QVB
    • Gunners Barracks
    • The Cortile

    What should I wear to high tea?

    This will depend on the venue where your high tea is taking place. 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 here.

        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

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        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

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        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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      PamMay 6, 2015

      We would like to go to a High Tea while we are down in Sydney for Vivid , one of the participants is Gluten Free, can you tell me which Restaurants offer this option.
      Thank you,
      Pam

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        StephanieMay 7, 2015Staff

        Hi Pam,

        Thanks for your question!

        Many of the restaurants offering High Teas in Sydney offer gluten free options. However you may need to call in with your request as some require 24 hours notice to organise your special meal. Of note, The Westin, Sheraton on the Park, The Tea Room, and The Victoria Room all offer gluten free high teas.

        Hope that helps!

        Stephanie

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      lisaMarch 15, 2015

      hi i am looking for a nice place to have a kitchen tea for my sister. were would you recommend the best place to go is ?

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        ShirleyMarch 16, 2015Staff

        Hi Lisa,

        Thanks for your question.

        The locations that we’ve reviewed above are all so good that we can’t just pick one winner. You might want to pick the location that’s closest to you, or have the best views – up to you!

        Cheers,
        Shirley

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