High Tea by the water: Gunners Barracks

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.

From Gunners Barracks high tea
From Gunners Barracks high tea
From Gunners Barracks high tea

It’s a shame the day was overcast and cloudy.

From Gunners Barracks high tea

But still, can’t complain about water views over Sydney Harbour!

From Gunners Barracks high tea
From Gunners Barracks high tea
From Gunners Barracks high tea

Sydney CBD:

From Gunners Barracks high tea

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).

From Gunners Barracks high tea

The indoor seating area:

From Gunners Barracks high tea

A piccolo of champagne to start with:

From Gunners Barracks high tea
From Gunners Barracks high tea
From Gunners Barracks high tea
From Gunners Barracks high tea

Tea with a view:

From Gunners Barracks high tea
From Gunners Barracks high tea
From Gunners Barracks high tea

Quite the afternoon spread:

From Gunners Barracks high tea
From Gunners Barracks high tea

Finger sandwiches (crusts off, of course):

From Gunners Barracks high tea
From Gunners Barracks high tea
From Gunners Barracks high tea
From Gunners Barracks high tea

Savoury morsels and scones:

From Gunners Barracks high tea

Jam and cream:

From Gunners Barracks high tea

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.

From Gunners Barracks high tea
From Gunners Barracks high tea
From Gunners Barracks high tea
From Gunners Barracks high tea

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:

From Gunners Barracks high tea
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