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The Tea Cosy

33 George Street | The Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia (Chinatown)
02 92474955
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Ranked #21 of 5,171 restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Irish
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Neighborhood: Chinatown
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Neighborhood: Chinatown
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English first
wandering the USA
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

We stumbled upon the tea shop whilst enjoying the outdoor market on Saturday in The Rocks. The tea scones and jams where wonderful! The wait for a table was insane, you place your order and then take your number to your table, finding a table can be a challenge especially if you are there when the sign outside has announced... More

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Ash K, Manager at The Tea Cosy, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, i am pleased you enjoyed your scones and tea. The tea room is very busy on a Saturday and Sunday afternoon and sometimes the wait can be a while. We are definitely much quieter during the week, or in the morning. Hopefully see you again soon. More

Sydney, Australia
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Dosen't look much from the outside small old building with a few tables out the front but as you walk through to the back to order you have a choice of sitting seating areas Lovely old building with a high ceiling and originally ceiling rose in the shop section. Really quaint and cosy. Reading reviews new it would be busy... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014 via mobile

It's just adorable, the location, the building itself, the amazing antique furniture, the china and tableware. It feels homely and welcoming, everywhere you look there is something gorgeous. The staff were all friendly and the lady that owns the Tea Cosy, Ash, popped over to check we were all happy and helped us choose from the menu. The scones were... More

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Tallangatta, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Hard to get a table, but that's because the place is just so cute! Tea presented in proper teapots with proper china teacups and saucers, divine. Saw other diners eating the high tea - looked amazing but we didn't have time. Well worth a longer visit and dig through the gift shop.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

My partner and I went to The Tea Cosy on Sunday afternoon. Very nice atmosphere, excellent service and great food. Sign on the front door claims "Best Scones in Sydney", I'm not going to argue with that! We both ordered the Devonshire Tea which comes with 2 scones, cream, one jam, and your choice of drink. I ordered a latte,... More

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Sydney
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This little cafe located in the Rocks is very quaint. There is seating outside so you can watch people walk by or more seating in the courtyard at the rear. The staff are all lovely and friendly. The scones are the best I have had anywhere ($12 Devonshire Tea). They have a range of jams and teas to choose from.... More

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Newbridge, Ireland
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44 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Love the Tea Cosy. The lady in the shop is always so lovely and I always ended up buying goodies here. Grrat to relax in yhe garden and have some proper tea and fresh scones.

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Sydney, Australia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

We went there on the Queen's Birthday Monday. The Rocks Market is on outside and the place is full. We went to the back to place our order and then walk up the stairs with quaint teapots (see photos). We manage to find a table on the balcony overlooking the market. The atmosphere is so nice for an afternoon tea.... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

3 of us visited late Sunday afternoon for Devonshire tea they also have high tea such awesome scones and three varieties of jam. Awesome tea served in ceramic tea pots with unique hand knitted tea cosies you have the option to sit inside upstairs or in the court yard. It was a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon at... More

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Singapore
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79 reviews 79 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Passed by this quaint little tea house while strolling the weekend market at The Rocks. The crowds in and out of the little entrance raised our curosity and we decided to join in. Finding a table is self service hence we took more than an hour before grabbing a indoor table next to the counter. Waited for almost 45 minutes... More

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Ash K, Manager at The Tea Cosy, responded to this review

Hello! Thank you so much for your lovely review. I am glad you enjoyed your experience and scones at the Tea Cosy. From reading your review I think maybe you came in on the first weekend of Vivid festival, such a crazy time and much more busy than usual. We love being in the middle of a world class festival,... More

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