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Published October 8th 2014
Classic High Tea Approved by the Queen
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It's High Tea Time!~~


Queen Victoria Building is arguably the most iconic historical building in Sydney CBD. The elaborate Romanesque sandstone building is filled with glorious stained glass windows and intricate architectural design. The finer details such as the arches, floor tiles and original staircase has all been beautifully restored. Inside, it accommodates six levels of upmarket boutiques that will delight all shoppers.

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QVB - Grand and Elegant


To me, QVB is just pure class and elegance and I have spend countless hours in here.

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QVB's stunning stained glass window


My friend and I decided to indulge a relaxing high tea after a good retail therapy and to get away from the hustle and bustle of the shopping frenzy.

The QVB Tea Room is located on the very top floor and it offers traditional English afternoon tea. It is highly recommended to reserve a table prior, as the Tea Room's High Tea experience is very popular.

Take the original antique cage elevator located on the north end to reach the Tea Room's private entrance. From this point on, you will feel like you are taking a step back in time

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Private Entrance


If you have never been to the Tea Room, you will be stunned with the ambiance and interior decorations. The Tea Room is located inside of a grand ballroom and it is tastefully decorated with Baccarat crystal chandeliers to accentuate the beautiful Victorian high ornate ceilings.

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Who doesn't love sparkling chandeliers?


The tables are covered with white linen, the plush armchairs look comfortable and the stunning floral arrangements are strategically placed around the ballroom to beautify the whole High Tea experience. The overall atmosphere is refined with an old era charm.

We opted for the Traditional Afternoon Tea at $45.00 per person which included a set selection of finger sandwiches, petit fours, sweet and savoury pastries, scones with preserve and clotted cream. Add $5, you can get a glass of sparkling wine.

Tea Room uses authentic British silverware and classic Royal Albert chinaware and these are fashionably old-class.



The Tea Room offers an array of freshly brewed teas and coffees. I selected the Heaven & Earth Herbal Infusions, which was a delicate blend of tart Sencha, Strawberry and Kiwi Fruit. It was truly heavenly. I sighed with happiness with this cup of tea in my hand.

My friend selected the luxurious Earl Grey. It was complemented with milk and it tasted hearty and aromatic.



The fresh baked scones came out warm with a nice crusty on top. Even though the scones were accompanied by strawberry jam and whipped cream; the scones were delectable on their own.



When topped with the sweetened preserve and the airy cream, the scones were not only eye pleasing but screamed to be devoured immediately.



A traditional three-tiered Royal Albert stand soon arrived and it was piled with various delicate miniature sweet & savoury finger-food.

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3 tiers of delights


The top tier consisted of a selection of sweet pastries. Today we've got luscious opera cakes, custard fruit tarts and vibrant cupcakes. They were all in miniature size and looked so delicate.

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In terms of presentation, it was beautiful.


The Second Tier had 4 different types of ribbon sandwiches and 2 types of savory tart.

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Savory Tier


The Bottom Tier was the petite fours - 2 macarons and 2 mini tiered cakes.

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Petite fours tier


I wouldn't say that every item of food was great but together with good friends, it was worth it.

We thoroughly enjoyed the high tea experience and happily nibbled away on the miniature delicacies and drank many pots of tea. The service was friendly enough but perhaps it was a busy afternoon, it was slightly difficult to get the staff's attention.

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After 4pm... Time to go


Just relax and unwind in this grand and classy tea room. The whole experience just will make you feel just a little bit special about yourself.
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Why? For a beautiful, classy and memorable High Tea experience
When: 9am - 5pm High Tea: 11am -3pm
Phone: (02) 9283 7279
Where: Level 3,North End,QVB/455 George St, Sydney NSW 2000
Cost: Starting from $45 per person. Add champagne for extra $5
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