For a touch of elegance this summer, perhaps you should consider putting on your most formal attire and taking in a high tea at one of Sydney's most poised and decorous locations.
There is something to be said about taking a break from the local pub, and instead sitting down with a teapot and a place of petit fours, scones and finger sandwiches. While this was once the purview of the ladies of leisure in a bygone era, today high tea is open to anyone with a yen for a quiet afternoon.
While the traditional high tea will cost $49 per person, and contains the usual assortment of desserts, including creme brulees and scones. But, there are also more off-beat options, including a mystic afternoon tea, which will combine high tea with a tea leaf reading.
The Tea Room is one of the most traditional examples of high tea in Sydney. Located in the Queen Victoria Building, the Tea Room is a guilded hall, full of delicate china and tiered plates. With an extensive menu, the ambiance of the Tea Room is certainly more formal than other alternatives.
Nonetheless, if you are looking for something a bit more low-key, you ought to consider heading to Circular Quay in order to sample the Stamford's high tea, which includes a romantic option for this Valentine's Day.
But, for a more adult version of the high tea, The Loft hosts high teas that come complete with cocktails. But, due to the high demand, it is necessary to make a booking to guarantee your place.