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The Tea Cosy

#248 of 4,662 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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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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  • 53
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 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
A really cosy tea house

As the name suggests, this is a very cosy tea house, but nice and friendly. We went late in the afternoon so the place wasn't too crowded. The service was good, but did not realised that we ordered only 10 minutes before the place was due to close for the day. We only found out 30 minutes later... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
Satoshi G
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English first
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47 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

As the name suggests, this is a very cosy tea house, but nice and friendly. We went late in the afternoon so the place wasn't too crowded. The service was good, but did not realised that we ordered only 10 minutes before the place was due to close for the day. We only found out 30 minutes later, and wasn't... More 

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84 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

As we were browsing round the markets we noticed people sitting at tables knitting. We were fascinated as to why there were so many people doing this we went for a closer look. Thats when we spotted the Devenshire Tea sign that enticed us in. We went through to the rear courtyard and settled in with our knitting needles. There... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Whilst on a business trip found 30 minutes to pop into this little gem! With absolutely fantastic decor and surroundings and an outdoor area both front and back, the choices to locate yourself in the heart of everything or in a little corner are brilliant. The teas on offer are wide ranging and everything is attended to with detail. I... More 

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6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

The ambience and setting is lovely. Tea is alright, scones were pretty good. They had 4 on the menu and we tried all 4 as we ordered 2 sets. Pear jam and mixed berries jam was good! Though it's pretty pricey for the amount you get, but I'd say worth a try. Best to head down for a nice tea... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Just a little way up the hill from The Rocks, this cosy little cafe has amazing scones, jam & teas to choose from. I highly recommend this place to get off your feet and away from the hubbub of the tourist areas.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

My friend and I went to The Tea Cosy last Saturday and it was our first time doing the whole High Tea experience. The restaurant is situated at The Rocks so it's really easy to get to from Circular Quay station. As soon as you go inside, you'll appreciate the lovely little decorations and the creativity that bounces off the... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Busy little place.....but poor service. Nice scones, but the tea was weak and luke warm, and the hot chocolate had to be sent back! Not good value for money... I will not be going back!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

the cafe is set in the heart of the Rocks district. It is quaint, with indoor & outdoor seating. You order at the desk & the food is delivered quickly. My daughter & I both had plain scones with raspberry jam & strawberry & vanilla jam. Both delicious. My son had the ploughman's lunch which was ample & served with... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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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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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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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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