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The Tea Cosy

#52 of 5,443 Restaurants in Sydney
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33 George Street | The Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
02 92474955
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Hours:
Thu - Fri 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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  • 43
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 0
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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
Most recent review
Hen's Party High Tea

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
Alex R
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Sydney, Australia
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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English first
Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

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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Noosaville, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

While browsing around the Sunday morning market at the rocks we spotted this cute little cafe next door to the Mercantile pub. It's Irish heritage has influenced the menu and environment greatly - like having tea and scones at your Irish nanna ' s on a Sunday morning before mass! The apple crumble scones are awesome...

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sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Went on a wet sydney day we sat upstairs overlooking the markets we had the hi tea was lovely the sandwiches were fresh and tasty the scones cream and jam lovely plus a few small pastries , oj and a pot of tea , at $35 a head its not too expensive , the old world of China table clothes... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Such a sweet little cafe serving the best Devonshire tea I've ever had. There were four flavours of scones (fresh out of the oven), multiple flavours of jam, thick double cream and many different flavours of tea. The service was great, cute little vases of flowers on the tables and beautiful crockery. I can hardly wait to visit this cafe... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

Lovely little tea shop. Excellent freshly baked scone that was still warm with good thick 3 berry jam and cream. Definitely the best I've had in Australia. Got 5 cups of tea out of a pot for 2 so good value. We sat up on the balcony on the first floor, which is lovely but there was quite a strong... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Just had my birthday high tea in the Nana nook (upstairs private room) perfect for a group of 10. Best and freshest scones you could ever eat. Yummy flavours. Great and attentive service by beautiful staff. Hot pots of tea and excellent coffee. Wonderful, retro decor and quirky building. I just love it....So quaint and reminds me of a tearoom... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Beautiful experience, the ice tea looks amazing and my next visit I will definitely give it a try. I had a hot tea (hard to decide by such a large amount of teas) the tea was served in a adorable tea cosy and beautiful tea cups. The second are amazing special with the sweet pear and vanilla jam. Also a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Came here with friends visiting Sydney. Absolutely loved being able to buy cheese scones'! We had the Devonshire tea and it was great. We sat out the front as had a pram with us - great people watching !

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Hidden little gem in the heart of The Rocks, definitely worth visit - delicious scones and jam at a very reasonable price - definitely recommend and I will be back!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015 via mobile

This little gem serves a wide range of herbal teas and high tea cuts. Atmosphere was warm and welcoming and value for money. Could do with an additional rest room. Will definitely return.

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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: 02 92474955

Price and Cuisine

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

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