High time for a high tea review.
I’ve been slacking on the high tea consumption recently. I think I’ve only done two in Tokyo this year. But I’ve done a few overseas ones which I haven’t yet gone around to posting.
I have replaced scones with swimming and SUPing this summer.
Today’s high tea is review is one from Sydney which I did over the Christmas/New Year trip back home. Long overdue, I know. About 9 months overdue. One could have had a baby in that time!
But better late than never, and without further ado, today’s high tea post is that of the Tea Room at Gunners Barracks (Mosman, Sydney).
There are two branches of the Tea Room (one at the QVB and the other at Gunners Barracks.)
The Gunners Barracks is a nice location. It’s on a cliffpoint that overlooks Sydney Harbour, and is a heritage building. Once a military compound, it is now a popular wedding and reception spot.
It’s a shame the day was overcast and cloudy.
But still, can’t complain about water views over Sydney Harbour!
There’s an outdoor terrace seating area which offers prime harbour views. You’ll need to book and request terrace seats (otherwise you might be stuck in the indoor seating area which is no fun).
The indoor seating area:
A piccolo of champagne to start with:
Tea with a view:
Quite the afternoon spread:
Finger sandwiches (crusts off, of course):
Savoury morsels and scones:
Jam and cream:
The food was very good. Probably not the best scones I’ve had.
The view though was splendid and would be ideal on a clear blue sky day.
Open for lunch and afternoon tea. You’ll want to book as this place is popular (times may be restricted for certain functions, wedding receptions etc).
Sydney Harbour + High Tea is a great combination: