Ten places for High Tea in Sydney this Mother’s Day

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

High Tea at the Park Hyatt Sydney
High Tea at the 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

Palm Court at The Langham Sydney
Palm Court at 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

 

Sofitel Sydney

Sofitel Sydney
Sofitel 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

Primus Hotel 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.
Our review of the Primus Hotel Sydney

 

Shangri La Hotel Sydney

Shangri-La 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

 

InterContinental Double Bay Sydney

Stillery InterContinental Sydney Double Bay
Stillery InterContinental Sydney Double Bay

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

Parliament of NSW
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

Ladurée Sydney
Ladurée 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

High Tea at Hydro Majestic, Blue Mountains, NSW
High Tea at Hydro Majestic, Blue Mountains, NSW

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

 

Looking for more suggestions, then search the High Tea Society Venue Directory

Vanessa Kelly

Vanessa Kelly is a student at RMIT University in Melbourne. She loves writing about food – as much as she enjoys eating it – as well as arts, culture and even short stories. Aside from this she’s interested in strategic comms and prefers team projects.

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