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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 #22 of 5,160 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
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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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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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
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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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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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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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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

Bribie Island, Australia
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250 reviews 250 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

After looking at several menus in restaurants around the Rocks, we discovered The Tea Cosy. It was packed but we took a chance and went right through to the back courtyard where a couple were vacating their table. Lucky us. Its a quaint little place which - instantly appeals. After placing our order at the counter we were happy to... More

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

Hi! I am very pleased you enjoyed your time at the Tea Cosy. We love what we do and are glad to share it with you! More

Melbourne
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152 reviews 152 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Visited here last week having read all the reviews and was looking forward to it. Having walked and walked sightseeing for hours, a Devonshire tea and Ploughmans lunch was in order. The homemade jams were lovely as was the fresh cream, however, our scones - one plain and the other with thyme were crumbly and dry. Perhaps just bad luck.... More

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

Hello, Thank you very much for your review. We highly value all reviews both positive and negative. We have taken your comments about the ploughmans seriously and have re-invented it with high quality ingredients and more of everything. Thank you and we hope to see you again some day. More

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