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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 #73 of 5,231 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Thu - Fri 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cuisines: Irish
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Neighborhood: Chinatown
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Neighborhood: Chinatown
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English first
Sydney, Australia
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Came in on a cold Sunday afternoon with the girlfriend. She's British and wanted Tea and the works :) Cute little place but feels more crowded then peaceful. The jams were incredible and I'm sure if you get there for the hot scones it would be awesome. They were terribly dry by the time we had the opportunity to eat... More

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Very nice warm scones and a good selection of tea served in an eclectic selection of china. They have other food, which we didn't try, but looked tasty. Seating is indoors and outdoors on the porch and balcony. It right on one of the outdoor markets in the Rocks, so close to the harbour. It was just what I needed... More

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Sydney, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

I hosted a group of 20 in the upstairs room for a special birthday at the Tea Cosy. The tables were set with vintage lace tablecloths, and individual and very pretty old china.Very attentive, sweet service from the young women who delivered pots of steaming tea, triple layered sandwich trays, and scones and creams, for standard High Tea. The sandwiches... More

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Sydney, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Great scones, well worth the wait. Be prepared for the wait. Be sure of your order, there is a difference between individual scoes and a serving of scones. Coffee a bit weak.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Located in the historical place at the Rocks, the tea shop is very nice and warm. The scone is very very delicious and fresh. The jam and cream add more delightful flavour. Their scones is one of the best in Sydney. Recommended come at Saturday or Sunday so you can also see the rocks market

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Cairns, Australia
Top Contributor
108 reviews 108 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We walked in here after seeing the reviews on trip advisor it was very busy and we asked how long it would be for a table she was very abrupt and told us to go to the counter and order the food even though there was no space to sit down so I asked if we would have a table... More

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

Thank you for your review of the Tea Cosy, I am very sorry that one of our staff were rude to you, that is completely unacceptable and not in line with the tea rooms ethos at all. We have been incredibly busy over the last few weeks and have had a lot of transient temporary staff members subsequently. I have... More

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

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
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 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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