The Langham Sydney

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293 reviews
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High Tea
Afternoon Coffee
The Langham Sydney features plush seating drenched in natural light.
Our signature Afternoon Tea with Wedgwood is served in Dining Room daily where we transform this classic tradition into a refined Sydney social affair.
Executive Chef, Dave Whitting delivers “casual elegance” using the finest seasonal produce to showcase his culinary expertise. The Dining Room lunch, dinner and wine menu combines approachable indulgence with an eclectic wine list sourced globally by our Sommelier.
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JN
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Good service. The high tea catering space is shared with the hotel's buffet lunch, so if you go before 3pm you get to enjoy the delicious joint dessert buffet. However because of this, the area becomes a little busy - not as relaxing for a high tea. Savoury options are average as well.

D
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing experience and one that really signified such a special occasion. The care of the staff, particularly I believe her name was Mina and the Chef/Management was exceptional. My niece has severe and life threatening allergies and I'm very grateful not only for their care, but making her feel so included and special.

SE
London
5 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

A very nice afternoon tea. Could choose both hot Tea and Iced Tea. The scones, sandwiches and sweets were Delicious. A little to noisy, would prefer a cozier environment for afternoon Tea.

MA
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 5Ambience 1

I was very disappointed ☹️ I have been going for high tea there over the last couple of years and you have changed everything this time it felt very bland and catered for tourist. Your room was so underwhelming do not know why you changed the decor or the way you do High Tea but I and I will tell my friends not to come there anymore

FD
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

Enjoyed every aspect of afternoon tea! Tables a little too close together so had to giggle at young ones next to us taking a shot of every mouthful to post onto their insta and snap feeds.
Would definitely recommend!

TM
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 2

This is 1st time I took my mum to the high tea. Searching on the net, The Langham was recommended as 1 one the best high tea in Sydney. I trust and give it a go.
Firstly, the high tea is not great as what I expected as well the money I paid for it. $80/ person ( minimum option) so 2 person cost $160. Honestly, I do not mind about money but expect the quality of the food did not satisfy me and mum at all. It is not worth it to pay that much to get this high tea. The view is not beautiful if comparing with Park Hyatt. I can not believe it the food we had was from 5 star hotel.. scone is so hard. I love scone so much and try scone everywhere but so far Park Hyatt has scone much much better
I will definitely not recommend The Langham for high tea for anyone. You will waist your time and money

RT
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 1Ambience 3

Slow service and didn't think it was value for money. 20 minutes to wait for a pot of tea was unacceptable considering its afternoon tea!

OT
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My friend and I enjoyed our High Tea to celebrate my friend’s upcoming wedding. She thoroughly enjoyed the special catch-up in a special place.

KW
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

The service was warm and friendly. The team who looked after us were very attentive and attended to all of our requests very quickly and always with a smile on their face. We felt very well looked after :)

KG
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

It was to be a special event for my grandson and I to go to as we were on a trip to Sydney together and he had never had a high tea before. Unfortunately it felt anything but special. The table was quite wobbly and would have looked so much better with a nice tablecloth on it, maybe one to match the crockery would have been nice. The service was nothing to get excited about. The tea came out at least 10 to 15 minutes before the food, which we had to drink as it was getting cold, which meant we then had nothing to have with the food when it arrived. It would have been better to have it all served together. We then had no sugar so then had to wait to catch a waitresses eye to ask for the sugar.
The food was nice though and the scones really delicious.

All in all, for cost of $115.00 it was very disappointing. I don't mind spending that money if you are getting something really special but we certainly did not. I would not recommend the Langham high tea to anyone.

M
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I really love my experience at The Langham Sydney that’s why I keep returning. I have come to enjoy my spa treatments so much that I book an afternoon tea afterwards. The staff are attentive from the spa through to the observatory bar, I highly recommend!

RF
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

I really loved the afternoon tea in the observatory bar. The food was lovely although personally I would have preferred a few more savoury bites as the whole thing was very 'sweet'. My personal preference is for more savoury bites but everything was fresh and tasty and perfectly presented.
The scones were more of a muffin and a little tough instead of being rustic and crumbly, and the champagne was $$ at $20 per glass but hey, it was worth the splurge.
Would go again.

A
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

Birthday Ruined!! It was my birthday and we had booked a high tea at 3pm. I had organized for my mother in law to join us. She had driven for over an hour to be there with us. When we turned up to the restaurant all excited they had apologized and said they had overbooked. And that they had set the 5 of us up in a tiny table in the bar. I asked to sit in the main dining room but they just said sorry we have overbooked you. I even confirmed the booking the day prior. They ruined my birthday and really didn't care. My kids and husband were all upset. The manager offered a free high tea for all of us and took my number but i have not received a phone call or a formal apology . Very disappointed. I do not recommend this high tea. Further as it was 3pm i had no booking elsewhere and simply returned home. They ruined my day. This is not 5 star service. I have never been treated so poorly.

SW
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Perfection! My second time having high tea at The Langham did not disappoint. I cannot wait to go again and will recommend others do too. Only problem was difficulty understanding the server who brought our high tea, we didn’t know what we were eating but it didn’t matter, it was pretty to look at and gorgeous to taste.

AM
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Service was great, staff very helpful, explaining the menu.

MR
Brisbane / QLD
3 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service and high tea experience, there was plenty of yummy food. The Langham hotel offers a great leaders day out

CT
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We had the afternoon tea was terrific. A loud group of people walked in and we complained to the manager and he handled the situation with them very well. Many thanks. Lovely place will return

SR
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful high tea, phenomenal service. Even though we were early, they were set up and ready for us and happy to meet our dietary requirements. Would go again.

AW
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Classical setting for high tea. Impeccable and friendly service. Playful sweet treats based around mid winter Christmas on the top plate (e.g. pistachio maccaron Christmas trees, raspberry and coconut Santa hats). Traditional and contemporary savouries. Excellent scones to round off the three plates. Don’t be tempted by the alcoholic, stick to the lovely range of teas. G&T later!

t
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

great service, lovely atmosphere. highly recommend

DN
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

I love the staff so much.. Only because of wonderful service and good ambience I would highly recommend the langham. Thank you so much for making my day and mums a memorable evening.

PF
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My friend and I loved our high tea experience.The bar area at the Langham is beautiful and comfortable.We stayed after high tea for some cocktails and a cheese plate both of which were very good and Edward the bartender was outstanding! Knowledgeable and friendly.

KW
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful atmosphere and first class service. Can not fault.

JA
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 2

I love high tea at the Langham however we were left disappointed this time as it seemed to lack the energy and ambiance of high tea at the Langham.
1) the room was a makeshift room at the back of the hotel.
2) the sparkling option at $100 felt quite underwhelming (with the brand being a $20 bottle) when in fact there had been a champagne option offered two year prior for the same cost.
3) would have liked more savoury option on the menu or a choice to opt out of the many sweet treats.

P
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Lovely food, gentle service and ambiance. I would go again

S
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 4Ambience 1

There was renovations going on, so room wasn't the usual room.
Service was good
Gluten free high tea was horrible. I've been here before for gluten free and it was good. Seems they have changed their recipes or chefs. Dry and no flavor. Especially as not prepared to order, therefore extra dry.
Would not recommend this high tea to anyone with a gluten allergy. Cannot comment on the normal high tea.
Overall, disappointed.

j
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 2

It was a very eventful outing. Great service, great food and overall an enjoyable time!

C
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 3

Food wasn’t that great considering the money that I had to pay $160 for 2 people on the weekend. There was no view whatsoever and it was quite noisy when we were there as there was a wedding going on next door. I had much better high tea experience at somewhere else.

R
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 4Ambience 1

The main room was not in use due to construction work then we were put in the back room which had no atmosphere what so ever & to top it off we had a drunk loud Russian lady which kept staring @ us to the point i asked to move tables & then her credit card declined @ the end of her visit to add to the experience. Little did i know there was a much better vibe in the room next door where the bar is it would have been informative if the staff would have mentioned that we had the option to move in the other room especially when i told the male waiter that i was uncomfortable cause the lady next table was drunk , loud & staring. We would have moved to that room in a heart beat instead my girlfriends first experience @ high tea @ the Langham was a nightmare @ a cost of $200 plus. To top it off a crying baby @ the next table say no more

SH
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had a lovely afternoon tea here to celebrate my mum's 70th, as requested we were sat in a quieter area and the kitchen kindly catered to my partner's unusual food intolerances so he could still enjoy the experience. Many thanks and highly recommended.

M
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

It was not as good as expected, we were located at the lounge bar for afternoon tea, food was not as good as expected, too. A bit disappointed. The service was good.

SW
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 13 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had a great time, took my parents, they had such a lovely time really enjoyed ourselves,service had great , food really yummy, great day ,

OT
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 3Food 1Service 5Ambience 3

I have intolerance to wheat and cows milk and the Langham were able to provide a high tea that caters for this which is awesome. Unfortunately though the bread was soo dry it was not edible and the scones were soo dense that they were also not edible. Such a shame as the London Langham was very accommodating and I had one of the best high teas there a few years ago.

DR
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 1Ambience 4

Booked for a special birthday outing as this is supposed to be the "best" high tea in Sydney. Service was appalling, despite clarifying 3 times which high tea we were having we were brought the wrong one. Sparkling wine was not served, sandwiches were dry and the pies and vol-u-vants seemed like they had been reheated. Very disappointing - I won't be recommending this to anyone, there are much better high tea options in Sydney more reasonable prices. It is far from the best high tea!! The whole experience was very underwhelming.

EB
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 2

Food and service unsatisfactory. Very expensive for high tea.

KK
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely time. Just a couple of points:
1. add butter to come with scones
2. More sandwiches less cakes

Noise level from neighbouring table (hens) was a bit too loud.

OT
1 review
Dined on 28 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loved it. Thank you very much

SS
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

The high tea was really really lovely and the selection of tea was my favourite part. However we would have preferred to sit at table closer to the window as requested in the booking.

OT
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Opulent, 5 star experience. Not an everyday thing to do. One of the more expensive afternoon teas but very good quality.

K
1 review
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

High Tea is boss here. Expensive but probably the best you're ever going to have. Smiles :D