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High Tea Anyone? Yelp's Top High Teas in Sydney

Yelp have collaborated with Sydney Chic again and have put together a list of Top High Teas in Sydney. Check them out.

SWISSOTEL SYDNEY, 68 Market St, Sydney, 4 stars on Yelp

“High Tea is served up daily at the Swissotel in the city, and as a big high tea fan let me tell you, this is the best value ever - genius idea making it a buffet! For $69 a head to can choose as much as you like from a tower of cakes, cupcakes and pastries, stick your head into the chocolate fountain (or just delicately place skewers of fruit under it like you're supposed to), and help yourself to the fine array of tea and, of course, scones they have on offer.” – JULIE L. on Yelp

TEA SALON, 89 Castlereagh St, Westfield, Sydney, 4 stars on Yelp

“I absolutely adore coming here for high tea! The quality of their food is fantastic, everything is always very fresh and the petit fours are always changing. You get good value for the price of the high tea, $43 per person and my friends and I have never been able to finish one. They have an excellent tea selection which had expanded since the last time I was here to now include more herbal teas. ”– OLIVIA B. on Yelp

THE TEA COSY, 33 George St, Sydney, 4 stars on Yelp

“I recently held my 25th Birthday Tea here and I was so utterly impressed with the venue, food and service The Tea Cosy has to offer! I searched high and low for a high tea venue at a reasonable price, and $35 for bottomless tea, a cold drink, scones, sandwiches and strawberries and cream is about as reasonable as you're going to get! And the quality of the food was amazing! The jams are homemade and divine (the pear and vanilla is to die for!) and you get plenty of scones so you can sample them all if you choose to!.” – MELISSA S. on Yelp

THE TEA ROOM GUNNER’S BARRACKS, End of Suakin Dr, Sydney, 4 stars on Yelp

“Had high tea on the veranda with two girlfriends on a gloriously sunny winter's day. View of the harbour was breathtaking. Our waiter was friendly and chatty. Food was excellent.” – GERTRUDE X. on Yelp

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THE VICTORIA ROOM, 235 Victoria St, Darlinghurst, 4 stars on Yelp

“You're a fun, casual, laid back girl, but sometimes you just want to feel classy and fabulous. And on days like that, you get your girlfriends and head to Victoria Room for high tea. I have had high teas quite a few times (I'm a sucker for those mini pastries), but Victoria Room's setting definitely won over the others - the dim lights, the old style furniture, the classic feel, the vintage touch. It's expensive, but you pay for the experience more than the food per se, and it's a nice indulgence from time to time.” – FERNANDA S. on Yelp

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GLOBE BAR & BRASSERIE, 115 Kent St, Sydney, 3.5 stars on Yelp

“Best kept secret in Sydney. The Globe Bar has the old school makings of a scaled down version of The Oak Bar at The Plaza. Wood panelling, high backed leather seats, waiters carrying starched white linen on their arms. I LOVE IT… this bar has more charm than any other 'hotel' bar I've ever been in. To call it a hotel bar would be an insult. It's an excuse to snuggle up close and extend your pinkie finger. Try not to spill it! Afternoon tea is served here from 2.30pm to 5.00pm weekdays and from 1.30pm to 4.30pm at weekends. It's elegant, beautiful and very popular for it. You can even have your tea leaves read. Mine would say 'come back soon.'” – HELEN M. on Yelp

PALACE TEA ROOM, Shop L1 20-22, Level 1, Queen Victoria Building, Sydney, 3.5 stars on Yelp

“The cake (a selection of 4) arrived first, on a sweet platter. Then my tea arrived in a pot with the cup and saucer matching the cake platter. I chose the Dragon Pearls which is essentially a white tea with jasmine. Just delighful, and the tea pot held enough that I had 2 1/2 cups out of it. The cakes were special too. I had a lemon meringue tart that seemed to have something extra in the filling. Next was a coconut dusted lamington cake, which I think had raspberry in it too. Then a coconut macaron filled with passionfruit that just screams of pavolova (my all-time favourite dessert). Last was a white chocolate, raspberry and basil sponge and mousse layer cake. Would I go there again? Definitely. Would I take other people? Absolutely.” – CHRISTINA M. on Yelp

VAUCLUSE HOUSE TEA ROOMS, Wentworth Rd, Vaucluse, 4.5 stars on Yelp

“This tea house is tucked away on the grounds of Wentworth - Vaucluse house has some mighty pretty gardens. We went here for the high tea and weren't disappointed. The champagne and tea flowed really well. It was $45 for the high tea, and we went dressed up in our Victorian regalia to ensure that we got the actual feel of the whole era in one. The 3 tiered cake holders were just adorable and the bites to eat on it were just as succulent. Well worth a trip out here to socialise with some friends over a cuppa and enjoy the greenery..” – SHARN G. on Yelp

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PARK HYATT SYDNEY, 7 Hickson Rd, The Rocks, 4.5 stars on Yelp

“We ordered the $49/pp Champagne High Tea set and out came a three tier stand with 1 savoury tier and 2 sweet tiers. The savoury tier consisted of cheese and tomato bruschetta, chicken wrap and smoked salmon cucumber sandwich. The sweet tiers consisted of a chai macaron, caramel profiterole, coffee tart, fruit tart, madeleine cupcake and pistachio friand. Separate to the tier we were served scones with jam and clotted cream.” – ANGELA Y. on Yelp

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Ben Barnett is Yelp Sydney's resident flag-waver (AKA marketing & community manager). Ben bleeds red, white and Sydney to connect people with great local businesses. He also throws parties, writes newsletters, connects with biz owners, and knows where to find great first date spots, the best ramen, and cryogenic cocktails (these exist, and they're awesome).

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