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The Tea Cosy

#153 of 4,551 Places to Eat in Sydney
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33 George Street | The Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9247 4955
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Today
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wed - Fri 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Coffee & Tea, Reservations

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  • 44
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  • 22
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 1
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Better then most 5 star hotel's afternoon teas

My sisters and I often catch up over afternoon tea and have tried most of the city's high tea venues. The tea cosy scones and finger sandwiches were delicious and plentiful. Value for money excellent and the staff charming. This may just become our favourite place to catch up. Well recommended.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
Arnie14
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sydney, australia
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English first
sydney, australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

My sisters and I often catch up over afternoon tea and have tried most of the city's high tea venues. The tea cosy scones and finger sandwiches were delicious and plentiful. Value for money excellent and the staff charming. This may just become our favourite place to catch up. Well recommended.

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Sydney, Australia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We have had many high teas across Sydney but this is definitely one of the best value! Everything was absolutely fresh, and the inclusion of an iced tea and then a hot pot of tea was excellent. The scones were beautifully fresh and warm and complemented by a choice of jams from the Hanks range. The Gluten free alternative for... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

I've been to the tea cosy before and it was some years ago. This visit I noticed that the tea and 2 scones were $14 AUD (you could get a small basked before). The scones were smaller than I was used to but they were still an ok size. There are a lot of cute tea cosies that you can... More 

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Perth, Australia
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6 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Had read about this place in a tourist book that was located in my hotel room and made an effort to hunt it down, finding it only a 5 minute walk from my hotel. It is situated in Sydney’s Rocks area very near the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Inside a quaint old fashioned building is a little courtyard area where guests... More 

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Toronto
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89 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Not really my cup of tea! Prices were outrageous for what we got, almost to the point of wondering why we even stopped. There are much better places in Sydney to go.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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97 reviews 97 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Beautiful setting, and a reminder of 'home'. The scones were naturally fresh, and is you arrive soon after baking time they will also be hot. My impression was that they were a bit starchy, and on the big side. I would rather have smaller scones, and perhaps three per serving. The jam and cream was plenty, but the cream fell... More 

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Waldorf, Maryland, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Great iced tea good flat white. Near the opera house and circular quay. but if you are sitting at the street tables you have to go inside to the back to order.

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Brunswick, Georgia
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135 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We stopped for fresh warm scones and we're not disappointed. We had a plain scone and a currant scone both of which were warm and freshly made. This is a small place in the Rocks but if you look for it you will be happily rewarded. There is upstairs seating and outdoor seating as well. When you find the sign... More 

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York, UK
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146 restaurant reviews
144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Well worth seeking out, this Irish / Australian teashop tucked aay in the rocks was an idiosyncratic gem. Specialising in fruit scones and a wide selection of jams, the menu exetnds to an enjoyable Ploughmans Platter. Staff friendly and welcoming.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

I recently planned my best friend's Hen's Party and we held the afternoon tea at the Tea Cosy. It was absolutely lovely. The staff went to every effort to ensure that we had the best possible experience and facilitated a fun and delicious afternoon. The hot tea and iced tea were both very yum, as were the fresh baked scones,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 33 George Street | The Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9247 4955

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Irish
Open Hours
Sunday
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday
9:30 am - 5:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?