Indulge in an afternoon of decadence and elegance at Sydney’s top high tea spots!

Sydney, get ready to step into a world where indulgence meets tradition. Welcome to Sydney’s best high tea experiences.

Spread out across the city is a treasure trove of tea rooms that offer a unique blend of flavour, ambiance and luxury. From opulent sky-high hotels to quaint hidden gems tucked away in nature, each of these high tea offerings in Sydney are unique in their own sense.

Promising an indulgent, sophisticated and decadent experience, prepare your palate for a symphony of flavours as we allure you with this list of the best high tea pots in Sydney you must try in 2024!

<strong>Gatehouse Tea Rooms</strong>
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Gatehouse Tea Rooms

Located in Parramatta Park, Gatehouse Tea Rooms is one of the best high tea experiences in Sydney’s west. With options to sit under the mesmerising eucalyptus trees, Gatehouse Tea Rooms is the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of city life with an afternoon treat or two. For your visit, pick and choose from one of their three high tea options: Savoury High Tea (from $54 per person), Breakfast High Tea (from $54 per person) or the Kids High Tea (from $24 per person). A must try in 2024!

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Cnr Pitt St & Macquarie St, Parramatta, NSW 2150
<strong>The Hydro Majestic Hotel Blue Mountains</strong>
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The Hydro Majestic Hotel Blue Mountains

Fancy a side of breathtaking views with your next high tea experience? The Hydro Majestic Hotel Blue Mountains promises to deliver just that. Despite not being in Sydney’s CBD, this is one high tea spot you must try at least once. Nestled about the treetops in the Blue Mountains, the Hydro Majestic will win you over with their scrumptious teas, delicious cakes and plush furnishings. With views of Megalong Valley, this is one of the best high teas in Australia.

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52-88 Great Western Hwy, Medlow Bath, NSW 2780
<strong>InterContinental Sydney</strong>
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InterContinental Sydney

Scrumptious, luxurious and world-renowned. InterContinental Sydney’s high tea offering is the perfect example of a traditional high tea setting. Available on Saturday’s and Sunday’s, the high tea at the Intercontinental Sydney promises an afternoon of pure elegance. Think blended Mayde Tea, finger sandwiches, tarts, scones and bubbles – all framed by the iconic 170-year-old sandstone arches of the original Treasury Building. An experience that is designed to be savoured, Sydneysiders must try this high tea at least once!

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117 Macquarie St, Sydney, NSW 2000
<strong>QT Sydney</strong>
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QT Sydney

Led by dessert mastermind Adriano Zumbo, QT Sydney’s high tea experience, QTea, is far from your traditional flower-adorned setting. Reinventing the notion of high tea with an infusion of quirkiness mixed in with a dash of luxury, QTea highlights sweet and savoury dishes, a sensational selection of teas and even invigorating cocktails. The menu includes the likes of Champagne Lobster Rolls, Goat Cheese TartsCaesar Sliders, Smoked Salmon & Caviar and, some of Zumbo’s most famous dessert creations. One of the most unique high tea experiences in Sydney!

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49 Market St, Sydney, NSW 2000
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Also one of the Best Brunch Spots in Sydney, this premium champagne parlour and restaurant is also home to one of the best high teas in Sydney. Focused on creating an oasis where guests can indulge on scrumptious treats and creative cocktails, Sydneysiders will be delighted by Reign’s High Cheese offering. With three types of cheeses, you’ll be nibbling through crackers, grapes, dried fruits and nuts for just $38 per person. A must try in 2024!

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Level 1 Shop 48/455 George St, Sydney, NSW 2000
<strong>Shangri-La Sydney</strong>
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Shangri-La Sydney

This list wouldn’t be complete without including Shangri-La Sydney’s high tea experience. Towering over the CBD, the High Tea on Level 36 does exactly that. Promising breathtaking views of the iconic Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge, Shangri-La’s High Tea on Level 36 includes a glass of sparkling wine and an assortment of show-stopping desserts elegantly showcased on a three-tiered stand. How does the sound of freshly baked scones and house made jam sound? Available week-long with two sittings per day, the High Tea on Level 36 also has a vegan option too!

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176 Cumberland St, The Rocks, NSW 2000
<strong>The Tea Cosy</strong>
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The Tea Cosy

Tucked away in The Rocks, if there’s one thing The Tea Cosy know how to do, it’s making freshly baked scones daily. The Tea Cosy’s high tea offering, The Grandstand, is the perfect option for sharing. Priced at just $30 per person, The Grandstand high tea by The Tea Cosy includes a sampling of scones served with a choice of jams, cream, and three different flavours of fingers sandwiches – all presented on a beautiful three-tiered stand. 

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7 Atherden St, The Rocks, NSW 2000
<strong>The Tea Room</strong>
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The Tea Room

When you think of the best high tea in Sydney, you should automatically think of The Tea Room. Situated within the walls of the Queen Victoria Building that was built in the 19th century, this high tea experience encapsulates the luxury and perfectly decorated furnishings of the era. It’s where style and elegance are at the forefront – and if the French provincial plush chairs don’t win you over, the freshly whipped cream and expansive tea collection will.

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455 George St, Sydney, NSW 2000

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Feature image: Gatehouse Tea Rooms, Sydney. Photographed by Jem Cresswell. Image via Destination NSW.