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SOFITEL HIGH TEA – EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW

INSIDE: Roam the Gnome’s Guide to Sofitel High Tea Sydney Experience. 

The Sofitel Sydney High Tea experience is an elegant afternoon for groups of women (and the odd man) celebrating friendship, baby showers, birthdays, engagements and weddings.

But the ones we love best are the themed high teas for families with children.

The Sofitel Sydney Wentworth Hotel in the Sydney CBD is the perfect venue for such a treat, and is ideal for kids from 5-12 years old.

You’ll dine and drink tea in the surrounds of the Tea Lounge, and be treated like a VIP from the moment you enter the door.

If you’re lucky, you’ll find a themed high tea experience for the whole family, just like we did.

Read all the details of the best Sydney high tea for kids below. 

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Guide to Sofitel Sydney High Tea

Don’t think that a Sydney high tea experience is just for girls.

It’s not.

My boys LOVE to dress up in their finery for a very special meal, and they surprise me every time with their ability to sit still, converse like adults, and not resort to kicking one another under the table.

They definitely rise to the occasion.


RELATED: Ultimate List of the Best Things to do in Sydney with Kids

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Sofitel High Tea Sydney for Kids

Two adults share a traditional high tea three-tiered plate stand.

When themed high tea for kids is available, children are given their OWN rectangular platter with a smaller selection of goodies.

The personal plate for each child is an inspired touch – sharing cute food would never be easy.

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Sofitel High Tea Menu

There’s sweet treats galore at Sofitel Sydney High Tea.

In fact, one might say the sweets are the highlight, AND the reason for booking high tea.

Sometimes, a platter full of decadent sugary nourishment is just what you need to show kindness to yourself and your friends. 

The Wentworth High Tea Menu

Dare you to leave anything on your plate.  

  • Raspberry Cannelé
  • Green Tea Financier
  • Passion Fruit Macaron
  • Wentworth Cheesecake
  • Chocolate Hazelnut Chou
  • Bergamot Tart
  • Scones with clotted cream and homemade jam

The sweets are accompanied by a plater of gourmet sandwiches including:

  • Roasted Mediterranean vegetables “Tarte Fine”
  • Home cured Tasmanian salmon
  • Brioche bun truffled egg and chicken

High Tea drinks menu

Of course, high tea includes one hot drink.

Choose from:

  • the world’s most exquisite teas from Dilmah’s Teamaker Private Reserve
  • fresh barista coffee
  • chai latte, or
  • hot chocolate for the non-coffee drinkers. 

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Frozen High Tea Sydney

We loved the themed Frozen High Tea for kids!

It was the Olaf Religieuse that did it.

Religieuse is made of two choux pastry cases, one larger than the other, filled with crème pâtissière, and decorated with the cheeky face of everyone’s favourite Snowman.

How could anyone resist?

We traipsed into Sydney, four kids in tow, to wolf down one of these incredibly cute Olaf-inspired French pastries! 

This sweet treat was part of a Disney-inspired “Frosted” high tea, inspired by the multi-award winning and the highest-grossing animated Disney film of all time, Frozen.

This worldwide hit continues to resonate with boys and girls of all ages, so a feast of yummy delights, both sweet and savoury, was never going to be a hard sell.

As lifelong Disney fans who don’t live anywhere near a park, we also cannot pass up a Disney-inspired experience of any kind in Australia.

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Themed tableware

We were surprised and delighted by the attention to detail and the theming of the table setting, put in place by the lovely staff at the Sofitel.

We all loved: 

  • the elegant table setting
  • the snowy ornaments
  • the frosted decorations
  • the bling bling napkin rings

The Sofitel Sydney Wentworth High Tea experience in the Frozen theme was priced at $65 per adult and $29 per child. 

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Frozen High Tea Menu 

Savoury

  • Salmon Quiche
  • Bao Bun with Shrimp
  • Cucumber, Cream and Herb Sandwich

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Sweet 

  • Vanilla Bean Panna Cotta
  • Elsa’s Frosted Macarons (we think Elsa would approve)
  • Anna’s Blueberry Tartlet
  • Olaf Religieuse
  • Snow Meringue
  • Snow Ball Cookie
  • Vanilla Frost Cup Cake
  • Housemade Scones (plain and raisin) with cream & Blueberry Jam

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Children’s Disney Frozen High Tea-jinx

The children’s Frozen High Tea menu was similar:

  • Vanilla Bean Panna Cotta
  • Elsa’s Frosted Macarons
  • Olaf Religieuse
  • Vanilla Frost Cup Cake
  • Snowball cookie
  • Cucumber Finger Sandwich
  • A Chicken Brioche instead of Shrimp Bao.

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Frozen Activity Pack included!

Did I mention that the Frozen High Tea also included a Frozen Activity Pack for each child? 

Who could ask for more?

SEASON ENDED: Frozen High Tea 

Missed the Frozen High Tea?

Not to worry.

The Sofitel Sydney Wentworth regularly runs themed high teas and events during school holidays.

Book a table at one of Sofitel Sydney’s current high tea offerings. 

Bookings are required for high tea events.

Find details on the website below. 

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THE INSIDE SCOOP: Themed High Tea at Sofitel Sydney 

Correct at time of publication on Roam the Gnome. Please check with venue for updates. We apologise in advance if there have been any changes we are unaware of. All prices in AUD dollars, unless otherwise stated

Address: Sofitel Sydney High Tea, Sofitel Sydney Wentworth, 61-101 Phillip Street, Sydney
This Sydney High Tea Venue is set in the warm and comforting hues of the Tea Lounge
Telephone: (02) 9228 9188
Website: Check out the current High Tea event schedule here.

How to get to Sofitel Sydney Wentworth 

By Train: Catch a train to either Martin Place Station, or Wynyard station. Walk 5 minutes to hotel. 

By Bus:  Bus 507 City Circular Quay will bring you to Museum of Sydney, Phillip St. 

By Car: Click here for google map directions

Sofitel Sydney Parking

Sofitel Sydney Wentworth Car Park

Sofitel Sydney Wentworth does not own a car park, but there is one located in the building.

This is managed by Wilson parking. Entry via Bligh Street. 

Domain Car Park

The cheapest parking near Sofitel Sydney Wentworth is at the Domain car park

They often have weekend deals, and cheaper parking rates if you pay online.

Book ahead and save. 

Hot tip: Search online for a discount (try the web browser add on “Honey”) before pressing pay. 

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Best High Tea Sydney CBD? 

No.1: The Palace Tea Room at QVB

The QVB Tea Room High Tea (The Palace Tea Room) located on George Street in Shop L1 20-22, Level 1 Queen Victoria Building is a standout.

Try High Tea or a Devonshire Tea, with real leaf tea in pots.

The ambience here is delightful, and there’s something charming about taking tea in one of Sydney’s most beloved buildings. 

No.2: Sydney Harbour Cruise High Tea

Get Your Guide also offers a High Tea on the Harbour cruise, aboard MV Sydney 2000. 

Spend an afternoon cruising the harbour waters while enjoying delicious treats, sparkling wine, tea and coffee.

Check latest prices here.

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No.3: Swissotel Sydney High Tea Buffet

The Swissotel High Tea Buffet is the place you can pick and choose from a spread of savoury delicacies, freshly baked scones with cream and jam, and mouth-watering desserts.

Best bit? A chocolate fountain with all the works! 

The other places you can enjoy high tea in Sydney include:

  • The Park Hyatt Sydney High Tea
  • Shangri-La Sydney High tea
  • Intercontinental Sydney High Tea
  • The Langham Sydney High Tea
  • The Westin Sydney High Tea
  • The Hilton Sydney High Tea
  • Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Sydney High Tea

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Best High Tea Sydney Deals

Looking for a discount for Sydney high tea bookings?

Try:

  • Groupon
  • Scoopon
  • Red Balloon
  • Get Your Guide 

Or call and ask for a group discount. You never know if you never ask. 

Toadstool Rating: High Tea Sofitel Sydney

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