Best Sydney spots for a Mother’s Day High Tea

Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and what better way to treat her than with a delicious High Tea — or Afternoon Tea if you’re from the other hemisphere. 

Luckily Sydney knows how to “High Tea” really well. Delicious food, refreshing teas, and sometimes breathtaking views. So, if you don’t know where the best spots are, we thought we’d highlight where it’s good to go to treat your mum for Mother’s Day.

Estate Vaucluse House Tea Rooms

To the east of Potts Point, a short drive away, is the stunning suburb of Vaucluse. Here you’ll find the Vaucluse Tea Rooms, where you can enjoy High Tea outdoors amongst the peaceful green gardens; away from the hustle and bustle of city life. 

They are offering a special Mother’s Day menu with a delicious range of sweet and savoury plus the option to add a cocktail or some Champagne. 

Where? Vaucluse House, Wentworth Road

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The InterContinental Hotel Double Bay

Enjoy a decadent High Tea dining experience with scones, sandwiches, quiches, petit fours, cakes, and cookies served upon the finest china. You can choose just to drink tea or add a little Champagne, it’s entirely up to you. A classic High Tea experience for you and your mum.

Where? 33 Cross Street, Double Bay

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The Langham, The Rocks

The Australian affection for Afternoon Tea is said to have started in 1865, right here in The Langham. Here you’ll find a classic offering, served on Wedgwood teaware, with Laurent-Perrier as the Champagne of choice. So, spoil your mum and book a High Tea table at this luxuriously lovely venue.

Where? Kitchens on Kent, The Langham, Kent Street, Sydney

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The Waiting Room Barangaroo

Settle yourself within the opulent surrounds of Teahouse at The Crown, Sydney. Here you’ll delight in an exquisite selection of sweet and savoury Asian accented treats. And for Mother’s Day, they have a special treat, offering delicious eats accompanied by tea, a cocktail or glass of Champagne plus, a special gift for mum.

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Where? The Crown Sydney, Barangaroo

Reign at QVB

Less High Tea, more High Cheese so, if your mum is a cheese fan, this is the place to take her. Here you’ll enjoy three types of cheese with accompaniments, and you can add a bottle of Champagne for a little extra. 

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Where? Queen Victoria Building (QVB), George Street, Sydney

Alibibi, Woolloomooloo

A plant-based high tea with sweet and savoury options by Matthew Kenney. You can choose tea and coffee, free-flowing sparkling rose or free-flowing Perrier-Jouet Grand Brut  — with no animal produce in sight. 

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Where? Ovolo Hotel, Cowper Wharf, Woolloomooloo

The Tea Room, QVB

Making a weekend of Mother’s Day and offering a special 8 am breakfast High Tea on Sat 7 and Sun 8 May, you can treat mum early or a little later in the day. With freshly baked scones, a selection of finely cut sandwiches, savoury pastries, and delectable petit cakes — all prepared daily. Plus they offer a large selection of 29 speciality teas to choose from. And, if you want to make your mum feel extra special, you can pre-order a chrysanthemum to be on the table when you get there.

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Where? Queen Victoria Building (QVB), George Street, Sydney

The Gunners’ Barracks

Here’s an Afternoon Tea with a view. Settle down and look out across the harbour from this exclusive North Shore location. And enjoy delicious delights which are created daily by the talented team of chefs. You and your mum are sure to love it. 

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Where? End of Suakin Drive, George Heights, Mosman

Loftus Lane, Circular Quay

Choose from the Ferris Wheel or Sweet Box High Tea and enjoy a High Tea adorned with fresh flowers, custom decor and French tableware. It’s Afternoon Tea with a whimsical touch, where your food will be served in white drawers and glass jewellery boxes. It’s magical and as mad as a hatter’s tea party. 

Where? 42 Bridge Street, Sydney