Sunday, 3 February 2013

High Tea at the Intercontinental Hotel, Sydney

The ladies on my Mum's side of the family have recently started a rather fabulous tradition of going to high tea together every couple of months. We like to try out a new place each time, but so far our favourite high tea and one that we have returned to was at the Intercontinental Hotel in Sydney.

The Intercontinental is a beautiful hotel, which combines elements of old and new. The high tea is served in the Cortile Lounge, which has a soaring glass ceiling and sandstone walls. This post is a combination of 2 visits, one of which was just before Christmas


Probably the best thing about the high tea at the intercontinental is that on Saturdays and Sundays it is served as a buffet. They have an extensive selection of both savoury and sweet items so not matter which you prefer you will be able to have as much as you like!
The savoury items they have are sandwiches (including chicken, mayonnaise & lettuce, egg & cucumber, vegetable, ham & cheese and smoked salmon wraps), mini chicken and leek pies, spinach and cheese pastries and vegetarian quiche. A new addition to the buffet is also a cheese and fruit platter.

The sweet station is very extensive. They have build your own waffles and crepes with many toppings including ice cream, chocolate sauce, raspberry sauce, lollies, chocolate flakes, white chocolate shavings, cream and custard. They have lovely scones that are kept nice and warm and they have a mixed berry jam, a strawberry jam and whipped cream. They also have many cakes and desserts all in bite size including macarons, creme brulee, cheesecake, lemon meringue, brownies, flourless orange cake, cupcakes and opera slice.


The Saturday and Sunday buffet is $55 and includes a glass of sparkling wine on arrival (or $70 for a glass of Veuve Clicquot Brut), along with your choice of Ronnefeldt loose leaf tea, filter coffee or a refreshing iced tea. There are two sessions for high tea 1:00pm - 2:30pm and 3:00pm - 4:30pm.

High Tea at the Cortile
InterContinental Sydney
117 Macquarie Street
Sydney 2000 Australia

T: + 61 2 9240 1396 or


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