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The Tea Room

#315 of 4,610 Places to Eat in Sydney
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455 George Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
(02) 9283-7279
Today
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Reservations

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  • 35
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice little tea room, lovely tea

I come here with friends whenever I'm in town. Lovely cakes, sandwiches and bubbly. Good portions and they are generous with extra sandwiches if you're ravenous. Nice little haven in the middle of the city, grateful for the comfortable powder rooms! Be sure to book in advance.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
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Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
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English first
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015 via mobile

I received a voucher as a present so I decided to take the trip in & it was well worth it !!! The food and the tea are not the best I've ever had but the ambience makes up for anything that is lacking.. From the moment we walked in the door we were waited on hand and foot..would definitely... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

I recently visited in July 2015 - this was my 3rd visit to the Tea Room, but the previous times were a couple of years ago. The food and the tea was still lovely, it is all beautifully presented, and the service from the wait staff is quite good especially considering how busy it gets. BUT after being told that... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 via mobile

Was a very underwhelming experience. reviews sounded wonderful but was not at all like them. Service was great couldn't fault that on a busy day. The poor excuses of sandwich that arrived were dry and stale. Fillings inside the sandwiches were lacking in flavour and were so thinly spread you could hardly tell what it was. The "3" flavoured macaroons... More 

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Emu Plains Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I had a gift voucher given to me for High Tea. I was so delighted to walk into the room and see the beautiful chandeliers hanging from the ceiling. The waiter was just so perfectly attired and so polite I was charmed right from the start. The tea came in a personal tea pot and the cakes were on a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 via mobile

I come here with friends whenever I'm in town. Lovely cakes, sandwiches and bubbly. Good portions and they are generous with extra sandwiches if you're ravenous. Nice little haven in the middle of the city, grateful for the comfortable powder rooms! Be sure to book in advance.

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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21 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 via mobile

My last vist had been very disappointing but my big sister really wanted to go so off we went today.... Service as always was excellent and I cannot fault the staff at all. The food was 100% improvement on last time but still something was missing......maybe it was my lemon curd boat thingy cake. A big improvement QVB...keep it up....might... More 

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Victoria Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We decided to have afternoon tea here and although it is a little pricey for what you get, the ambience is quite lovely. Great cup of tea as well. Tucked right up the top at one end of the QV Building and if you don't know it is there, then you would miss it. It was raining outside so it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

A very good High Tea, one of the best I have had in Sydney - all the elements, China, food and a good cuppa - shop first or afterwards - relaxing and delicious

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Beautiful room, had the morning tea ,sandwiches tasty, the sweets and scones very nice, staff friendly with out being in your face.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Mother and daughters day out and our first experience at a high tea! Lovely afternoon with lovely food, divine surrounds and ambience, friendly and professional service.

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Additional Information about The Tea Room

Address: 455 George Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Phone Number: (02) 9283-7279
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 455 George Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney
  • Phone Number: (02) 9283-7279

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 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?