The best high teas in Sydney to take your Mum for Mother’s Day
There’s something so theatrical about a high tea. The delicate tea cups, the three tiered stand heaped with delicious things to eat. It’s almost overwhelming. Soft cucumber sandwiches, warm scones with fresh cream and jam, fluffy tea cakes, sticky macarons, sweet and savoury tarts… Sorry. Drifted off into a food coma there.
While you can get a fantastic high tea year round, plenty of places are amping it up for Mother’s Day with special gifts, one-off menus, and a gift for your mum, which is ideal if you’ve forgotten to grab one yourself.
The best part? Treat mum to a Mother’s Day high tea, and she’ll be so distracted by eclairs and Earl Grey that she’ll forget your cooking skills are severely lacking. And you don’t have to wash up. Nice.
Bonus: why not add to the decadent day by ordering a swanky UBER to take her to and from lunch? We know, we're full of fabulous ideas.
Where to go for high tea on Mother's Day
A constant participant in Good Food Month's dessert offerings, Swissotel knows how to appease the sweet toothed fiends in every one of us.
High Tea as Swissotel will find you sipping unlimited amounts of sparkling wine and dining on sandwiches and scones into the early evening ($99). This is only offered on Mother's Day and also includes a special gift for all mums and activities for children.
Head to the Sofitel this Mother’s Day for a high tea to your liking.
The CBD hotel is offering a range of different high teas, including the Le Gouter Afternoon ($25), a Celebration High Tea ($59), the classic Wentworth High Tea ($59) and a Beauty and the Beast-themed event ($69). Each offers a different menu filled with indulgences like chocolate domes, cheesecakes, macarons and savoury sandwiches.
The Tea Cosy promises scones and tea “like nanna used to make”, and have adorably knitted tea cosies to prove its commitment to all things kitsch.
Mother's Day high tea at The Tea Cosy is a grand affair. Priced at $45pp, the package includes and three-tiered stand of homemade scones, ribbon sandwiches cakes and two drinks (non-alcoholic). As a special treat, all mums will receive a beautiful jar of fresh flowers.
Each year Vaucluse House Tearooms brings out three delectable menus for Mother’s Day (Breakfast, Lunch and High Tea) and this year is no different.
Naturally, our favourite is the high tea. It is why you're here, isn't it? As there are so many sumptuous events on today, you can choose between a high tea breakfast ($55) or classic high tea ($70), both offering a little something savoury and a little something sweet in the Vaucluse House Tearoom.
Some places were made for high tea. The Boronia Tea Room is one of them.
It’s a beautiful grand Mosman mansion, with a wrap around veranda and manicured gardens. The Mother's Day high tea package at the Boronia Team Rooms goes for $75pp and includes a glass of sparkling wine.
Mother's Day at the InterCon is all about lavish high teas that go on for what seems like FOREVER.
On offer at The Cortile are a variety of options including the unique High Coffee option. The weekend high tea buffet includes tea sandwiches, hot savoury items (like arancini balls and quiche), warm sweets, sweet treats and even a macaron bar.
Treat mum to a morning tea cruise
Sydney Harbour Highlights Morning Tea Cruise from finder.com.au
Sensational Sydney CruisesHighlights:
- Enjoy a lite morning tea aboard a small yacht with a maximum of just 16 guests
- Cruise for two hours around Sydney Harbour's bays and coves
- Price is per person and includes a light morning tea
Sydney Harbour Discovery Morning Tea Cruise from finder.com.au
Sydney Princess CruisesHighlights:
- Have a morning tea of biscuits, cakes and pastries along with tea and coffee
- Cruise around the city's harbour and take an option swim in summer
- Price is per person and includes morning tea