Tea Time! Where to Find the Best High Tea in Parramatta

By Haylie Gordon

Nothing says crème de la crème more than tea in dainty cups and three tiers of delicate cucumber sandwiches along with crumbly scones. If you’re celebrating a day with the ladies, enjoy the finer things in life, or are simply looking for any excuse to have tea and cake (and perhaps a sneaky glass of sparkling), then book a table at one of these premier high tea destinations in Parramatta.

Gatehouse Tea Rooms

One of the oldest high tea venues in Sydney and a UNESCO World Heritage Listed site, Gatehouse Tea Rooms delivers a picturesque high tea service in Parramatta Gardens. Treat yourself to delectable finger sandwiches, pastry delights, moreish scones and a wide selection of teas as you enjoy the lush gardens, colonial history, and stunning 18th-century architecture. Gatehouse Tea Rooms have five high tea menus to choose from, and prices start from $19 per person. Bookings are essential.

Corner of Pitt Street and Macquarie Street Parramatta 2150

Adora High Tea

High tea with a side of pure coverture hot chocolate – we’ll take two! Tea, savouries, and some of the richest chocolate in the world are on offer at Adora Chocolates high tea service. Everything at this Parramatta patisserie is made by hand daily, so you know you’re in for a gourmet treat when you book a table for high tea. Adora’s tea for two sitting is $20 per person and bookings are required.

2b/103 George St Parramatta 2150

Lachlan’s Old Government House

Another Sydney icon worthy of its Heritage-listed status, Lachlan’s Old Government House is the essence of fine dining. Nestled amid the rolling lawns and sandstone courtyards of Parramatta Park, Lachlan’s high tea service comes complete with white tablecloths, three-tier platters, hot and cold hors d’oeuvres, tea and coffee, petite sweets and fresh scones. High tea is served alfresco and is the ideal summer outing in Sydney. Make sure you book ahead to secure a table.

Old Government House, Pitt Street Parramatta 2150

Novotel Parramatta

A delectable high tea with a complimentary glass of bubbly is how they do it at Novotel Parramatta. You’ll be showered with fresh finger sandwiches, pastries, colourful macaroons, scones with jam and cream, and of course tea and bubbly. Prices start from $49 per person and bookings are essential.

116-118 James Ruse Drive Rosehill 2142; Open daily 11:30am - 3:00pm.

PARKROYAL Parramatta

Feel like royalty at PARKROYAL Parramatta with their Royal High Tea for $59 or celebrate in style with the bottomless rosé and mimosa option for $79. Delicious savouries include your classic cucumber, dill and cream cheese sandwiches as well as a tasty tandoori chicken pinwheel on spinach bread. The lemon scones with clotted cream and mix berry jam go down nicely with the unlimited cups of tea and their other delectable sweets finish off the experience beautifully. Every Saturday 11am - 3pm. 

30 Phillip St, Parramatta NSW 2150, Australia

The Bells Road Social

You may have tried their popula Native Australian High tea but with during the cold winter months, you'll feel warm inside at the thought of The Bells Road Social's 'taste of Winter' high tea. Delicious brown butter carrot cake, pumpkin and caramel pots de Creme, orange ginger tiramisu, curried apple and swiss cheese crostini all washed down with warm mulled apple juice or a virgin pear mimosa. This gorgeous cafe in Oatlands is the perfect place for a catch up with friends over food that looks (almost) too good to eat! 

1 Bells Rd, Oatlands NSW 2117