Claris High Tea at the Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour
Ooh la la! Join Claris, the most fashionable mouse in Paris, for an elegant High Tea the French way at Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour this winter.
Every Saturday afternoon through October, indulge in an exquisite afternoon tea inspired by Australian fashion illustrator Megan Hess and her acclaimed children’s book, Claris, the Chicest Mouse in Paris.
The High Tea is served on level three, in the bright and airy dining room with a fantastic view over Darling Harbour. Each table is set with the most gorgeous specially designed Claris limited-edition fine porcelain plates with matching cutlery, designed by Megan Hess, with matching cutlery.
This tea is not just for kids – I would highly recommend it for adults minus the kids, too. It is elegant, sophisticated, and absolutely delicious!
The High Tea includes a tea stand filled with three tiers of savoury and sweet treats, free-flowing tea and coffee, a chocolate fountain, soft drink option for younger guests and a Claris the Mouse gift bag for kids containing a Claris book.
Red berry pannacotta glass
Ruby chocolate madeleines
Chocolate pocky sticks
Profiterole – cocoa nib cream
Scones – jam – cream
Mini sausage rolls *
Mini quiche Lorraine *
Avocado smoked salmon green bun *
Tomato bocconcini pink bun
* Our vegetarian substitutes included a mushroom quiche, vegetable sausage roll and a cheese and tomato sandwich.
Beignet fried dough
Kids have the option of colouring in a Claris stencil.
This is without a doubt one of the best high teas I have ever done. The food was impeccable – every single item delicious – but it was more than that. The staff were attentive, asking if we would like more tea and how was everything, and the atmosphere was so relaxing. I loved the beautiful view over the harbour and how much space was between the tables. It felt like our own private tea party.
I also loved how our vegetarian substitutes were created thoughtfully – not just the same sandwich with the meat protein removed, for example.
The food was also all very accessible for kids, pretty and simple, without sacrificing the taste for adults who have more developed taste palates.
Available every Saturday afternoon 1-4pm until 21 December 2019.
$69 per person | $58 for AccorPlus Members
$79 including a glass of French sparkling
$95 including a glass of Laurent-Perrier La Cuvée Brut
$35 for children 2 – 11yo | Free for children under 2.
Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour
12 Darling Dr, Sydney
We were hosted for this high tea. All opinions are my own.
Christine is the editor of Adventure, Baby!