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High Tea is going next level on the lower North Shore and you can now experience this long-held tradition in all new ways – fancier, quirkier or even more beautiful than ever. Here are some of the exciting new local High Teas for the must-try list…

Dim Sum High Tea at Amah by Ho Jiak, Chatswood

A high tea made up of the most scrumptious Asian finger foods – Say no more! This unique offering by Chatswood favourite Amah by Ho Jiak treats dining groups of 2 or more to some of Ho Jiak’s favourite entrée offerings and finishes with a selection of desserts. Did we also mention there’s an option for unlimited bubbles?!

Where: Amah by Ho Jiak Kiosk 1&2, The District, Podium Level, Chatswood Interchange, 436 Victoria Avenue Chatswood

When: 11.30am – 5pm daily

How much: $39 per person with tea or coffee / $59 per person with unlimited bubbles

Bookings and more information: https://www.hojiak.com.au/chatswood-venue/

Doggy High Tea at Lost and Found, North Sydney

Because who said high tea should only just be for humans? Lost and Found have found the perfect way for you to treat yourself and your pooch with their special Doggy High Teas. Described on the website as a “glamourous and unique outing” which is “full of charm and treats” we can’t think of a better way to spend a Sunday afternoon.

Where: Lost and Found 223 Miller Street North Syndey

When: 2pm – 4pm on Sundays

How Much: $65 per person / $45 per dog

Bookings and more information: cafelostandfound@gmail.com / https://www.cafelostandfound.com.au/high-tea/

High Tea goes 2D at Flying Sloth, North Sydney

Flying Sloth is definitely a café with a difference. Their comic book style décor and themed events have made them a very Insta-worthy location. The first floor of the café offers a basic “catch up” high tea, but if you want the full 2D themed experience, the second floor is where it’s at. The menu is very traditional, but the experience is definitely not!

Where: Flying Sloth, 246 Miller Street, North Sydney

When: Wednesday 11am – 3pm, Thursday – Sunday 11am – 4pm

How much: Catch up high tea $35 per person / 2D high tea $68 per person

Bookings and more information: https://flyingsloth.com.au/

High Tea, Korean Style at The Evergreen, Chatswood

Much loved Australian Korean Fusion restaurant The Evergreen has just started offering Korean themed High Teas! This one is very much a newcomer to the local high tea scene but from all accounts it’s a very welcome addition. The menu is a beautifully presented offering of the chef’s favourite small delicacies paired with a choice of alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverage from the high tea menu.

Where: The Evergreen Chatswood, The Mix, UG6, 260 Victoria Avenue, Chatswood

When: Monday 5pm – 9pm, Tuesday – Sunday 11am – 3pm

How Much: $65 per couple

Bookings and more information: https://www.theevergreenchatswood.com/

Juniper Lane’s Tea Pot Cocktail High Tea, Mosman

If you’re looking for a high tea that’s a little bit less tea, a little bit more cocktail, then this is the one for you. In a special partnership with Hendrick’s Gin, Juniper Lane is offering their Tea Pot Cocktail High Tea on Saturday the 18th of November. Featuring the aforementioned fancy cocktails, as well as some rather delectable sweet and savoury finger food, this event is also very family friendly, featuring alcohol-free options on request.   

Where: Juniper Lane, 76 Middle Head Road, Mosman 

When: Saturday 18 November from 2:30pm 

How much: Savoury only $85 per person, $75 per person non-alcoholic / sweet and savoury $99 per person, $85 per person non-alcoholic.

Bookings and more information: https://www.thebuena.com.au/hendricks-high-tea-at-juniper-lane/

High Tea with Views at Gunner’s Barracks, Mosman

Built in 1873, Gunner’s Barracks is one of the local area’s most historic and picturesque locations. The views really are second to none! The menu is traditional, expertly crafted, and served on fine China. It can be paired with one of the most impressive tea menus around or, if you want to really celebrate, you can pair with champagne or cocktails. 

Where: Gunner’s Barracks, Suakin Drive Mosman

When: Monday to Sunday 10am to close

How Much: from $75 per person

Bookings and more information: https://gunnersbarracks.com.au/dining/high-tea/

Sugar ‘N Spice Mad Hatters’ High Tea, Chatswood 

Pair an Alice in Wonderland theme with high tea fit for a queen (or king) and you get Sugar ‘N Spice’s high tea offering. Best described as traditional with a modern twist, Sugar ‘N Spice cater high tea with or without a sparkling option. Featuring very modern looking traditional options and a special kids’ menu so you can include your littlest loves in a mad hatter’s tea party. It’s also in Chatswood Chase so you can indulge in a side order of retail therapy!

Where: Chatswood Chase G-056, Chatswood

When: Monday to Friday 8:30am – 4pm, Saturday – Sunday 8:30am – 5pm

How Much: $55 per person ($30 for kids), $65 per person with a glass of sparkling

Bookings and more information: https://www.sugarnspice.com.au/sns