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The Tea Cosy

#244 of 4,540 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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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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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: Coffee & Tea, Breakfast, Brunch, Reservations

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  • 47
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  • 25
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 2
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  • 2
    Terrible
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
Quirky on the Rocks

We loved the Tea Cosy, everything about it right down to the baskets with wool and knitting needles on the tables. We stumbled across this little gem of a place while looking for somewhere to have breakfast while cruising the Rocks Markets on Saturday morning. We spotted some tables in the sunshine... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 13, 2015
Monica R
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Ashburton, New Zealand
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Echuca, Australia
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59 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

We found this little place through a brochure at the information centre at the rocks, tried several times to get in to try it, not open Monday's, too late on Tuesday arvo - closing (4.15) finally early lunch Thursday, the Ploughmans lunch was nice although probably would have preferred plain scones instead of garlic/cheese. Found the Devonshire tea was nice,... More 

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Ashburton, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

We loved the Tea Cosy, everything about it right down to the baskets with wool and knitting needles on the tables. We stumbled across this little gem of a place while looking for somewhere to have breakfast while cruising the Rocks Markets on Saturday morning. We spotted some tables in the sunshine and made a bee-line for them, and were... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

We booked a table for 4 people arriving at 12pm. We were upstairs near the verandah and fireplace. Wasn't overly busy at that time which was fantastic as we got to sit at our reserved table all by ourselves. Other guests started arriving a little while later. Lots of cute tea pots/cosy to look at. Lovely wait staff! They made... More 

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Beautifully decorated little tea rooms at the Rocks. Very busy, we were lucky a table just opened up when we got there. High tea is $35, a little expensive but a really nice experience and atmosphere. Get the Cheese scones! So good...

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Sydney
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

I have had 4 High Teas (two booked parties) at The Tea Cosy and on Saturday last, a lunch. Great food, fresh scones and nice teas and lovely old fashioned Irish atmosphere. Lunch was a fabulous Ploughman's lunch - well recommended at $15.00!! Happy chatty people make a great ambiance, and sweet waitresses. Inexpensive and so good to pop in... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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51 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Went due to reviews - disappointing! Expensive! Poor service! Tea pots chipped and grotty! Tea cosies on tea pots grubby! Cutlery dirty and sticky! Tea tasted like hot water and also had a flavour as if they had wasted the tea pot with cream bowls! Wouldn't recommend and wouldn't return!!

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

If you are visiting the Rocks markets then you must stop here for a break. Great home made scones and jams in an awesome location....yummy!

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

from the outside, this place looks absolutely amazing, love the decor and ambience. their service however was terribly slow, and their petites on the tea menu were kitchen experiments.

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Eugene, Oregon
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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Lose yourself in the sanctuary of the Tea Cozy. An Irish-themed hideaway with a variety of spaces: cozy reading-room, quiet garden, street cafe, balcony, and party room. Truly the BEST scones in Sydney (although I discourage you from trying any others at all)

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sydney, australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

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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Additional Information about The Tea Cosy

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

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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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