Mother’s Day high tea in Sydney 2019

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


Swissotel, Sydney

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.

This bottomless special is only offered on Mother's Day and also includes the chance for her to win an exclusive gift. Best of luck!


Sofitel Sydney Wentworth, Sydney CBD

Head to the Sofitel this Mother’s Day for a high tea to your liking.

The CBD hotel is offering a special Mother's Day High Tea ($69) which includes a glass of French sparkling wine and filled with indulgences like pistachio tea eclairs, croque monsieurs, orange creme brulee and more.

If she's an art fiend get in quick as the first 40 guests to book will also receive a free ticket to the Archibald Exhibition at the Art Gallery of NSW.


The Tea Cosy, The Rocks

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 tends to be grand affair with packages that include a three-tiered stand of homemade scones, ribbon sandwiches cakes and two drinks (non-alcoholic).

Stay tuned for this year's event as word gets out.


Vaucluse House Tearooms, Vaucluse

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 ($70) or classic high tea ($70), both offering a little something savoury and a little something sweet in the Vaucluse House Tearoom.


Boronia Tea Room, Mosman

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 $80pp and includes a glass of Tyrrells Sparkling Australian white as well as a special gift for all adults.

Yes, you get a gift even if you aren't a mum.


The Cortile @ The InterContinental, Sydney CBD

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 chicken and mushroom pies), warm sweets, sweet treats and because you might have forgotten to get mum a physical present, a special boxed gift by the InterContinental pastry team.

Treat mum to a morning tea cruise

Sydney Harbour Discovery Morning Tea Cruise

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