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The Tea Cosy

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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: Breakfast, Brunch, Reservations

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  • 49
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  • 28
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 2
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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
Delicious scones and tea

Fabulous freshly baked scones (a choice of 2 from 4 different types) served with your choice of delicious jams, cream and tea served in pots, made from real tea leaves (thankfully not a teabag in sight), and served in lovely china tea cups. A really good experience and scones that are as good as... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
CurlieAl
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Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Fabulous freshly baked scones (a choice of 2 from 4 different types) served with your choice of delicious jams, cream and tea served in pots, made from real tea leaves (thankfully not a teabag in sight), and served in lovely china tea cups. A really good experience and scones that are as good as any that we've had anywhere. If... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

found this place by accident the other morning whilst in town with my elderly mother. Once we walked to the back of the very old terrace we were enchanted. Tea cosies ( to purchase) everywhere and a lovely home baking smell greeted us. The scones had just come out of the oven and were just like mum's. The jams were... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Very yum. Had a hot chocolate and scones. Not the first time we have been there. The strawberry, strawberry and vanilla and pear jams are great!

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Tweed Heads, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Tea served in pots, good leaf tea with a knitted tea cosy like my Mother knitted keeping your brew warm. Served in China cups with the choice of up to four types of scones with choice of jams. Fun place, great Staff and good location amid the markets at The Rocks.

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Burleigh Heads, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Looking for a nice quiet place for a break we came across this quaint cafe. We had the tea and scones and without doubt it matched the best we have had throughout the world especially England where they love this serve. Freshly baked scones with home-made jams and thickened cream --- yummy, yummy, yummy! Highly recommended.

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Echuca, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

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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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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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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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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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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