Celebrate Mother’s Day on Sunday the 9th of May 2021, by taking your mum out for a stylish and decadent High Tea in Sydney.
Spoil your Mum this Mother’s Day with a decadent High Tea experience. But with so many High Tea venues in Sydney, it can be difficult to know where to go. Luckily here at High Tea Society, we have done the hard work for you and put together a list of our favourite experiences. Each listing offers a unique take on the traditional High Tea experience – you’re sure to find the perfect experience to treat your mum to this Mother’s Day.
Please contact the venues directly to confirm availability and pricing as these details do change.
Our Mother’s Day Sydney top picks:
With an unbeatable location, right in the heart of Sydney’s CBD – next to upmarket shopping, the art gallery and close to the State and Capitol theatres, the Gallery at the Sheraton Grand Sydney Hyde Park provides the perfect venue for High Tea.
Exuding sophisticated charm and inner city allure, Sir Stamford Circular Quay provides an elegant setting for a decadent high tea experience. Enjoy this most English of traditions surrounded by exquisite antiques and charming artworks, in the understated elegance and warm ambience of the Bar located on the Ground floor of Sir Stamford at Circular Quay.
Park Hyatt Sydney
The Park Hyatt Sydney is credited world-wide as being a 5-star experience and our most recent visit to indulge in its new afternoon tea menu proved exactly why. They’ve turned the more traditional high tea on its head, but it’s that good we don’t think anyone will object – we certainly didn’t! Gone is the silver stand in the middle of the table, replaced with a grazing style menu of 11 petite dishes which are grouped together and served to the table over seven different courses. It’s an experience not unlike a fine dining degustation.
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.
Full details on the Primus Hotel Sydney website
339 Pitt Street, Sydney
Sailmaker & Jackalberry Cocktail Bar, Hyatt Regency Sydney
Tucked away on vibrant Sussex St in Sydney’s Darling Harbour precinct is the Hyatt Regency. Its restaurant – Sailmaker – is named so to reflect the area’s sail-making history since the 1800s. High Tea at Sailmaker is served on the traditional 3-tiered stand and is all about sophistication and elegance. There’s another High Tea menu in the Jackalberry Cocktail Bar, here the Traveller’s High Tea takes diners on an epicurean adventure that combines flavours from around the world with Mr Black coffee cocktails.
InterContinental Sydney Double Bay
High Tea at InterContinental Sydney Double Bay is a formal affair, with white clothed tables, 5-star elegance and a subdued setting, ideal for a special occasion. An iconic hotel that has been welcoming celebrities, VIP’s and the well heeled for decades. It’s here on the lobby level Stillery Bar that High Tea is served.
Strangers Restaurant, unbeknownst to those who have not yet ventured into Parliament House, is located on the outskirts of the Sydney CBD. The restaurant is perched above the Domain Gardens and provides a lush dining experience amongst the historical nature of dining in Parliament House. At the helm of the restaurant is Executive Chef Vanessa Harcourt and her passionate High Tea Chef Michael who run High Tea in the restaurant. The NSW Parliament is holding a belated Mother’s Day High Tea on Friday 14 May 2021.
Alibi’s clean food philosophy combines classical and innovative cooking techniques to give locally sourced plant-based ingredients a creative makeover. The high tea menu features both sweet and savoury options.
Full details on the Alibi website
Ovolo Woolloomooloo, 6 Cowper Wharf Roadway, Sydney
The Fullerton Hotel Sydney
The Fullerton Hotel Sydney is located in the heart of Sydney’s financial and fashion district and housed in the historic former General Post Office building. The Fullerton Hotel Sydney opened in late 2019, we will be publishing a review soon.
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. This Mother’s Day, The Langham, Sydney hosts an extra special event with internationally celebrated fashion illustrator Kerrie Hess.
Full details on The Langham, Sydney website
89 – 113 Kent Street, Sydney
Discover more Sydney High Tea experiences, in the High Tea Society Venue Directory