Five Sydney Christmas High Teas

Nicki Alchin
29th Nov 2021

Christmas is definitely a time to be classy and elegant with your nearest and dearest. Here at Sydney Scoop we can think of no better way of celebrating the festive season than a Christmas High Tea soiree. So, we've selected five of the best currently open for booking this festive season. Ho ho ho, what are you waiting for? Go and be elegantly merry this yuletide season.

Elegant five star Langham Hotel Sydney Christmas afternoon tea stands served on Wedgwood crockery and set in The Harbour Room within the Hotel's dining space, Kitchens on Kent.

Expect luxury and tradition as the event is inspired by The Langham, London, the so called birthplace of the traditional afternoon tea.

The menu will be focusing on Christmas sweet treats, modern British inspired delicacies, warm scones and finger sandwiches. Highlights include cured Hiramasa kingfish and edamame tart with wasabi aioli, chicken and leek pie with onion jam, Huon smoked salmon and watercress with cream cheese on wholemeal bread, Christmas pudding with brandy and butterscotch cream flavoured macarons, and of course the Langham cranberry scones with home made jam and cream. This is just a sample of the delights in store.

Sparkling, champagne and cocktails can be chosen as an accompaniment or you may wish to choose tea.

Kitchens on Kent
Langham Hotel Sydney
89-113 Kent Street, Miller's Point

Running from 1 December 2021 to 5 January 2022 with three, two hour sittings per day as follows:
11am to 1pm, 1pm to 3pm and 3pm to 5pm.

$108 per person includes a ‘Sleigh Bells’ Cocktail | 1st Dec – 23rd Dec 2021
$158 per person includes a glass of Champagne | 24th Dec – 28th Dec 2021
$108 per person includes a glass of Sparkling | 29th Dec 2021 – 5th Jan 2022
$49.00 per child includes a juice or soft drink (12 years and under, 4 years and under dine complimentary)


Festive high tea in the clouds at the Shangri La Hotel Sydney in Blu Bar on level 36. Enjoy three tiers of goodies served overlooking Sydney Harbour.

Expect the fluffiest scones with jam and clotted cream, deliciously festive desserts, and scrumptious savouries by Executive Chef, Michael Elfwing.

Blue Bar, Level 36, Shangri La Hotel
176 Cumberland Street, The Rocks

Festive high tea at the Shangri La has two sittings from 12noon to 1.30pm, and 2pm to 3.30pm, Monday to Sunday from 14 November 2020 to 9 January 2021.

$110 per adult for premium window seating, and $95 per person for Standard Seating, including high tea and one glass of Gold 50th Anniversary Moet and Chandon. Priced at $65 per child, including hot chocolate and tea.

Please call (61 2) 9250 6000 or email

High tea with Santa at QVB's The Tea Room Sydney's jewel in the crown of venues for high tea. Bring the family for Santa fun in the morning sitting.

Indulge in a bespoke Christmas-themed traditional high tea designed by Head Chef, Rob Chrichton. Children will also receive a complimentary May Gibbs colouring book and gumnut hat.

A professional photographer is available to capture your Santa visit.

There is also an option to experience a Sensory High Tea with Santa that considers the sensory environment. Hosted before the centre opens, the sessions are designed with lower impact elements, quieter sounds, gentle lighting and sensitive Santa movements.

Level 3, North End, Queen Victoria Building
455 George Street, Sydney

High Tea With Santa bookings commence Saturday, 13 November until Friday, 24 December. Two morning 90 minute sitting 8.30am to 10am and 10.Sen10to 12 noon.

Sensory High Tea With Santa bookings commence Thursday 2 December until Saturday 18 December as a 45 minute sitting from 7.30am to 8.15am.

Adult tickets $70
Children's tickets $49, no charge for children under 12 months


Christmas High Tea at TWR at Crown Sydney an opulent lobby bar. Soak up the harbour views while sitting in the lavish outdoor terrace area as you enjoy a high tea tower full of tasty savoury and sweet treats with sparkling or Champagne.

Menu highlights include foie gras parfait with gingerbread; and turkey, cranberry and brie sandwiches; prawn cocktail brioche roll; white chocolate & passionfruit Slice; and gingerbread spiced scones just to name a few.

TWR at Crown Sydney,
Ground Floor, 1 Barangaroo Avenue, Sydney

Thursday to Sunday 2pm to 5pm from Friday, 26 November to Thursday, 23 December.

$115 Per Person with a Glass of Piper-Heidsieck ‘Essentiel’ Brut Champagne
$105 Per Person with a Glass of Bunnamagoo Blanc de Blanc Sparkling Wine
$95 Per Person with Choice of Tea or Coffee


Sheraton Grand Hyde Park five star modern glamour in The Gallery dining area. Guests can indulge in the time honoured tradition of afternoon tea with a festive twist.

Menu highlights include pulled turkey taco chilli cranberry mole, pecan crumb; salad of poached prawns and prosciutto; pumpkin, sage and brie quiche; spiced lemon and lime meringue Christmas tree tart; and house made plain scones and cherry scones served with jam and chantilly cream. Plus much more...

The Gallery, Sheraton Grand Hyde Park
161 Elizabeth Street, Sydney

Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 3 December to 26 December including Christmas Day. Two sittings of 11am to 12.30pm and 1.30pm to 3pm which changes to 11am to 1pm and 2.30pm to 4.30pm.

$79 per person with one hot beverage
$99 per person with a glass of Most Champagne.

Christmas Day High Tea is $89 per person with a glass of Domain Chanson sparkling and $109 with a glass of Moet Champagne.

Plus receive your choice of Vittoria Espresso coffee, fragrant LMDT teas or decadent Lindt dark, milk or white hot chocolate.


Photos courtesy of The Langham Sydney