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Gatehouse Tea Rooms

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Published October 11th 2020
Take time out for tea
Parramatta, history, colonial, Parramatta Park, tea, coffee, cakes, high tea
A historic setting for high teas (image JW)


Located in the Macquarie Street Gatehouse of Parramatta Park, the Tea Rooms are a lovely place to meet up with friends. The historic colonial building dates from 1887 and has had UNESCO World Heritage listing since 2007. They are a hygienic COVID -19 safe venue, so checking in is necessary as are bookings and there is plenty of room between tables.

Parramatta, high tea, lunch, morning tea, history, cake, tea, coffee
Savoury muffin (image JW)


The menu contains the usual offerings of tea, coffee, breakfast items and cakes. The high teas are from $44 per person and they have a children's high tea for $24 per serve. Gluten-free, dairy-free and vegetarian options are available for an extra cost. Alcoholic beverages such as beer, wine and bubbly are available as are a range of teas, coffee, soft drinks and milkshakes. The delicious vegetarian muffin is made onsite and is excellent value at $5, served with a small side salad. The service is unobtrusive and friendly and the atmosphere is conducive to great conversation.

Parramatta, history, nature, Parramatta Park, high tea, coffee, morning tea
Lovely surroundings near the rose gardens (image JW)


Functions such as baby showers and birthdays and christenings can be catered for and they have extensive grounds for outdoor dining as well.
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Why? To indulge yourself in a lovely setting
When: Tuesday - Friday 7am - 2pm, weekends 7am - 4pm
Phone: 029635 1515
Where: Macquarie Street Gatehouse, corner of Pitt & Macquarie Streets, Parramatta Park
Cost: High teas from $44 pp, Devonshire tea $19, plenty of options less than $20.
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