Nestled at the foot of the Sydney Harbour Bridge in the Rocks precinct, the Park Hyatt is a 5 star luxury hotel offering a 5 star afternoon tea experience.
The floor to ceiling windows perfectly frame the 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. It’s the ideal spot to sit and watch as people come and go along the boardwalk outside.
There are two afternoon tea options, both with the same menu. The traditional afternoon tea is served with your choice of tea or coffee; while the champagne afternoon tea includes a flute of Moet & Chandon Rose.
The tier arrived to the table shortly after we were seated by the friendly and attentive staff. The tier is covered with an assortment of perfectly petite sweet and savoury options. The sandwiches are fresh, delicate and delicious, the kind of dainty that means they’re gone in one or two nibbles.
The sweet tier is similarly dainty. The attention to detail is flawless and everything on the tier is of a very high standard. The kitchen clearly has some talented pastry chefs back there.
If you’re not a fruit scone fan, rejoice! The scones, which are served warm, are the more traditional plain kind. Sprinkled with tiny cubes of sugar, they’re some of the best scones we’ve sampled in a while. A nice crusty outside, with a moist, but not too dense centre. Served with clotted cream and some of the most impressive, thickest strawberry jam we’ve ever seen. It was a perfect dolloping jam that didn’t run off the edges into a sticky mess on your plate, and that strawberry flavour… just wow!
All in all the afternoon tea at the Park Hyatt is definitely one for your must try list. Don’t wait until you’ve got out of town guests to impress, treat yourself and indulge whenever you like – just be sure to book in advance, especially on weekends as spaces fill up quickly.
Park Hyatt Sydney Afternoon Tea Menu
- Cucumber sandwich
- Smoked salmon, dill, cream cheese
- Turkey & green apple, sesame bun
- Bocconcini & cherry tomato, basil pesto
- Vanilla choux
- Strawberry & rhubarb tart
- ‘A la Foile’ macaron
- Chocolate & peanut tranche
Freshly baked scones with strawberry jam and clotted cream
Coffee: Espresso, long black, flat white, café latte, cappuccino, mocha, decaffeinated
Valrona chocolate, served hot or cold
Tea and infusions by La Maison Du The
- English Breakfast, Earl Grey, Darjeeling, Sencha Fukuyu, Chamomile, Peppermint, Decaffinated Ceylon
- Coquelicot Gourmand (notes of poppy, biscuit, almond paste),
- Jardin Bleu (notes of rhubarb and wild strawberry),
- L’Oriental (passionfruit, bush peach and wild strawberry