Sydney’s Best Afternoon Teas- The Tea Room at the QVB

Ah, if you need a treat, then how about visiting Tea Room at the QVB?

How scrumptious are these photos?

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My daughter and myself and another mum and daughter set of friends had just the loveliest afternoon tea there.

I’m still drooling as I look at the photos. Sweet, pretty and colourful cakes. Moist, delicate and tasy sandwiches. Tea brewed and poured just so, and even a cheeky glass of champagne.

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Such pretty cups too, a far cry from my usual huge mugs of tea

With its magnificent crystal chandeliers and its wonderful location in the Queen Victoria Building, the Tea Room is a treat for any aged group. It’s a delightful spot for a special birthday celebration too.


The Tea Room

Level 3, North End

The Queen Victoria Building

455 George Street, Sydney 2000

The Tea Room website is here.

Phone: 02 9283 7279

Light teas are available Monday to Friday from 10am until closing time.

High Tea is served from 10am dailu. It’s always a good idea to book ahead.


For lovers of high tea, try also this articles:  Gunners Barracks, tea for Granny

Find other family friendly Sydney cafes here.




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Posted on: February 15, 2019


  • Reply February 15, 2012


    oh my, that looks exquisite!!

  • Reply February 15, 2012

    Java Jane

    Oh Yum…. That food looks amahhhzing!!! How good are high teas.. so decadent… and no food needed for the rest of the day!! Looks like you had fun xx

  • Reply February 15, 2012


    that looks wonderful!

  • Reply February 15, 2012

    Nat - Muddy Farmwife

    How decadent and wonderful! Very jealous!

  • Reply February 15, 2012

    Nicole Hastings

    WOW that looks so fantastic and delicious, lucky you!

  • Reply February 15, 2012

    Ai Sakura

    so elegant! the girls must have been delighted!

  • Ohh so fancy! How wonderful for you all!

  • Reply February 15, 2012


    There’s nothing like fine tea in fine china. Looks like it was a terrific afternoon.

  • Reply February 15, 2012


    Seana, that’s the tea room which is similar to the George’s Heights Gunners Barracks I believe.
    Our son got married there, and it was awesome except for one BIRD. As its a protected bird, and on national land, the kookaburra that resides just off the verandah dive-bombs the tables where tea stands like those are set up.
    We thought it was a bit far fetched but a month before the wedding in 2010, my dad & I went for High Tea. We sat on verandah & looked out to the harbour, served that beautiful looking food you were (with a large napkin tied around it) mid sandwich, in flew the bird, and took something from around the napkin and flew off. EEEEK.
    Worse happened (sorry this is a long comment) to my sister in law tho at the lunch time wedding. After the ceremony canapés & drinks were served on the verandah, as my sil moved something towards her mouth the kookaburra came and snatched it, frightening her so much with the impact, she fell to the ground. She suffered shock swelling and bruising and missed the rest of the reception. Kookaburra 100 People 0

    • Reply February 15, 2012


      What a tale Denyse! We have kookaburras like that in our backyard, the cheeky beggars. None were seen in the QVB thank goodness.

  • Reply February 15, 2012


    Oh that food all looks terrific.

  • Reply February 15, 2012


    Ooo Yummmy!!! The girls looked like they enjoyed themselves!

  • Reply February 16, 2012


    Jealous much??? Yup!! I love it at the QVB you feel very civilised 🙂

  • Reply February 16, 2012


    We love tea too!

  • Reply February 18, 2012

    Mairi Stones

    OMG I have those exact tea cups, they were Gran’s. I am such a big fan of afternoon tea, yum, looked lovely.

    • Reply February 18, 2012


      Do you know, Mairi, I though they looked familiar but couldn’t work it out. I must have remembered them from Grans approx 40 years ago.

  • Reply February 18, 2012


    Oh how divine – I am determined to get there this year with a few besties –

  • Another experience I NEED to try:) Wish there was a pic of you in your pretty dress though!

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