High Tea in Sydney at the Gunners’ Barracks
Enjoy a classic high tea at Sydney’s historic Gunners’ Barracks. Perched on the side of a cliff in Mosman, the Gunners’ Barracks offers afternoon tea with unparalleled water views.
We have been enjoying afternoon tea (or high tea) at the Gunners’ Barracks for a very long time. Hubby and I were married here, so it will always hold a special place in our hearts. It’s very hard to match the Gunners’ Barracks for their superb food, service and spectacular location.
Our latest visit was as part of our 10 year wedding celebration. High Tea in Sydney at the Gunners’ Barracks is a very special outing, so it seemed very fitting to return 10 years later. Haven’t those 10 years just gone in a flash.
The Gunners’ Barracks offers an array of tea services, depending what day you visit.
Morning Tea is offered Monday to Friday only, from 10am to midday. It’s a smaller menu with a set selection of cakes, pastries and finger sandwiches, with your selection of a Ronnefeldt tea or espresso coffee ($40).
Available Monday to Sunday, from 10am.
Traditional High Tea
The standard offering at Gunners’ Barracks includes set selection of petit cakes and savoury pastries, finger sandwiches, house baked scones and preserve, with your selection of a Ronnefeldt tea or espresso coffee. ($55).
Upgrade it to a Sparkling High Tea with a Australian sparkling wine ($60), a Cocktail High Tea, served with your choice of cocktail ($70) or a Champagne High Tea, served with a piccolo of French champagne ($80).
Children’s High Tea
This gorgeous high tea is especially tailored to kids, with a beautiful range of child-friendly petit pastries, finger sandwiches, scone, jam and cream, choice of hot chocolate,
soft drink or juice ($40).
Each high tea comes with a selection of tea, and the Gunners’ Barracks has an incredible tea menu. The tea pots come with enough tea for two cups, and the staff visit throughout the tea service to top up pots with more hot water.
The traditional high tea includes a large scone per person, with berry jam and cream, an array of savouries (which included a frittata square and a little fried ball), three finger sandwiches each (ours included egg, chicken and mayo and a salad and salmon sandwich from memory), plus an assortment of pastries including macarons and chocolate cake.
As a vegetarian I was given a seperate stand with vego alternative sandwiches and pastries. My sweets were the same, with the inclusion of a chocolate dipped strawberry in lieu of one of the tarts.
The kids’ high tea is adorable, with plenty of items to tempt tiny taste palates.
The food is exceptional. Fresh, light sandwiches, fluffy scones, and delectable sweets. The menu is always changing, but the tea remains similar.
The Gunners’ is right next to the Georges Head lookout, perfect for taking kids before or afterwards to run off any steam (or sugar!).
Morning Tea is served Monday to Friday from 10am to midday.
Traditional High Tea is served 7 days a week from 10am daily.
Reservations for high tea at the Gunners’ Barracks are highly recommended.
Stroller storage: Yes.
Easy access: Yes.
Change tables: No.
Kids’ menu: Yes.
End of Suakin Drive,
Mosman NSW 2088
Phone: (02) 8962 5900
Hours: Mon-Fri 10am-5pm Sat-Sun 10am-3pm
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