Before I had kids I loved a high tea, the formality, the delicious food and the just plain enjoyable experience that high tea brings especially when sharing with friends.
So when the InterContinental Sydney Double Bay invited Eastern Suburbs Mums Sydney to come and review their Kids High Tea I was a bit apprehensive, will they behave, will they sit right, will they enjoy the food?
High tea is served every day from 11:00am – 4:00pm upstairs in the Stillery Bay and Dining Room, we were greeted warmly by staff and seated in a lounge area, the kids were really excited by the formality and because well lets face it it’s a very different experience to Friday night dinner at the local RSL!
The InterContinental Sydney Double Bay offers three types of high tea:
Classic High Tea $59 per person
A Chef’s selection of tiered sandwiches and savouries accompanied by freshly baked scones served with double cream and homemade raspberry (this was divine). All served with a choice of teas or coffee, we added a glass of Perrier-Jouet Champagne for the mums ($10 per person)
Oriential High Tea $69 per person
Now this was a high tea option with a difference which was actually a really nice twist to your high tea experience. With a Chef’s choice of petite oriental inspired sweets, freshly steamed dumplings and delicious savoury bites.
All served with a choice of teas or coffee, we added a glass of Perrier-Jouet Champagne for the mums ($10 per person)
Children’s High Tea $25 per child
The kids really loved this (all primary school aged) they were first offered lovely hot chocolates (other drink options available). This options offers a bespoke high tea with a prince or princess selection of savoury and sweet delicate delights on miniature tiered stands, the kids surprisingly took their time with the food as some of it they had never tried before so it was a good food experience from them but all of the food options satisfied all of them and they were not hungry afterwards.
The setting is formal but not stuffy which we liked and the live music playing with the grand piano and violin just really made the afternoon a nice school holiday activity to do.
1. I would personally avoid taking toddlers, you’d spend your time walking around after them and not getting a chance to enjoy the experience, school age was perfect as they were able to sit still, ask questions about the food and appreciate the novelty of it.
2. It would be a really nice occasion to do with friends, family or a celebration Eastern Suburbs Mums highly recommends!
3. Go for a walk down to Double Bay Park afterwards
4. Public Parking in Cross Street is your best bet and not expensive per hour
For bookings and reservations:
33 Cross Street, Double Bay, Sydney, Australia 2028
P: +61 2 8388 8342