Celebrate Mother’s Day on Sunday the 13th of May 2018, by taking your mum out for High Tea in Sydney.
High Tea for Mother’s Day this Sunday the 13th of May 2018 is an elegant and decadent way to spoil your mum. There are many high tea venues to choose from, so we have done the hard work and put together a list of our favourite visits.
The High Tea Society contributors have the difficult task of tasting a lot of high teas each year, so you could say we have a pretty good idea of where to go.
Our Mother’s Day Sydney top picks:
Park Hyatt Sydney
Be immersed in the most luxurious high tea experience at the Park Hyatt. Floor to ceiling windows allow you stunning harbour views all the way across to the Sydney Opera House. The room is bathed in natural light, with plush chairs pulled up to tables set with fine bone china, champagne flutes and fresh flowers. A modern interior accompanies a very traditional afternoon tea.
Our review of the Park Hyatt Sydney
The Langham Sydney
Serving ribbon sandwiches, light and fluffy scones and dainty petit fours on a three-tiered stand, the detailed assortments are a delight to the eyes as they are to nibble. Indulge in a lime crème brulèe while sipping a Dragon eyes jasmine or The Langham’s masala chai. The baby grand piano and leather armchairs will make you feel like you’re at a private club.
Our review of The Langham Sydney
The Sofitel, Wentworth, lies in a surprisingly secluded corner of Sydney’s CBD, all the quieter on the weekends, yet is only a stone’s throw from the breathtaking scenes of the harbour bridge and opera house, and near the botanical gardens, which are perfect for a stroll-around if you’re needing to build an appetite.
Our review of the Sofitel Sydney
Primus Hotel Sydney
From entering the Art Deco atrium until taking the very last bite of your indulgent feast, you are taken on a journey of luxurious and exotic 1930s glamour at the Primus Hotel. Teas range from Moroccan Mint to an African Solstice. The selection of hedonistic cocktails isn’t modest either; A wise choice is the 1939 Absolut citron, lychee and cassis, named after the year the building was established. What is unique is the pumpkin tart, popcorn mousse and rhubarb jam that will have you scraping the bottom of the jar.
Read our review of the Primus Hotel Sydney
Shangri La Hotel Sydney
Celebrated pastry chef Anna Polyviou pleasantly surprises at this classic hotel. Who said éclairs are only sweet? These tiny choux éclairs are filled with a delicious chicken mix. Chai tea and apple marshmallows are also testament that this afternoon tea is one tipped on its head. A classic standout is the puff pastry that is made in house. Sweet tooths will be happy to know that it is caramelised to perfection.
Our review of the Shangri La Hotel Sydney
InterContentinental Double Bay Sydney
This venue presents a stylish high tea experience with delectable housemade sweets and savouries. It’s so sophisticated that you can choose the hotel’s unique High Martini on arrival in lieu of the traditional tea, coffee or champagne.
Our review of the InterContinental Double Bay
Parliament of NSW
The last Friday of each month can be spent exploring rarely seen interiors at Parliament house with an extra special high tea. You’ll be seated in The Stranger’s Dining Room at Australia’s first and oldest Parliament, which offers unparalleled views over Sydney’s Domain.
Our review of the Parliament of NSW
Ladurée, Westfield Sydney
This venue welcomes a high tea on the sweeter side of life, specialising in divine macarons. These exquisite bites partnered with Marie Antoinette Tea all while surrounded by green hedging will have you feeling like French royalty.
Our review of Laduree
Regional High Teas
Hydro Majestic, Medlow Bath, Blue Mountains
What better way to enjoy the panoramic views overlooking the Megalong Valley than with an Australian sparkling wine and precise, picture perfect finger sandwiches?
Our review of the Hydro Majestic
Ravensthorpe, Albion Park, Wollongong
High tea here is nothing short of sensational, whether it is the spectacular scenery or Strawberry Champagne Cocktail (or mocktail) on arrival, you’re sure to have an incredible experience.
Our review of Ravensthorpe