I’m a bit freaked out about having my last 20-something birthday next week. I thought I would try and celebrate it as much as possible to hopefully leave me less freaked and more excited …

I’ve been wanting to try high tea for a long time, so Beverly suggested we go for my birthday and helped me selected the perfect venue – the QVB Tearoom.

The Tearoom is situated at the top of the old QVB. I’ve been visiting the QVB all my life and never realised it was even there.

Entering the Tearoom is like taking a journey back in time to a more elegant era. The decor is amazing – beautiful plush seats, chandeliers and very smartly dressed waiters with white gloves.

View of the shops below.

Lisa decides what she’ll have.

The Tearoom area – high ceilings with lots of natural light.

Prince Albert china.

Silverware! I felt so refined …

Alec is humouring me here.

So many nice things to order!



Lisa ordered the gluten-free platter.

Shelley, Rosalie and I shared this arrangement of goodness.

Tomato and avocado sandwiches for me, tuna and chicken for the girls.


Delicious scones.

This spinach and cheese thing was divine.

I ordered English breakfast – not very original but I love it.

Fresh scone – crunchy on the outside and not too doughy on the inside.

Smothered with rich jam and cream.

Pistachio meringue – deliciously light.

Cheesy thing – it was a bit over-powering for me, but everyone else loved them.

Passionfruit cream on a biscuit base. Delicious!

Little chocolate square.

Strawberry cup.

Nom nom nom-ing.




Very refined … where is my pinky, dammit?


“Hmmm, I shall ponder it.”

“No, we’re not talking anymore.”

“She said she would be right back!”

Bev looks so stylish!

The Tearoom
Lvl 3, north end QVB
455 George St, Sydney
Ph: 02 9243 7279

Make sure to call plenty in advance for a good time slot.

Regular high tea or gluten-free high tea costs $30pp, plus 10% surcharge on weekends.

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