The Tea Lounge - Hyatt Hotel Canberra

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27 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Australian
The Tea Lounge is the perfect place to enjoy an array of savouries, finger sandwiches, freshly baked scones, jam and cream, and a selection of tempting cakes and slices. The finest estate leaf teas are served, together with a full selection of espresso coffees, juices and an extensive wine list. Afternoon tea buffet includes a glass of Lerida Estate Zenzi sparkling wine.
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4.0
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4.2
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3.7
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MG
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 5

I was a little disappointed that there was not more choice of food for those not having the full tea.

And I wish that serving staff would stop whisking plates away when one has finished eating even though one's company has not finished. I think it is very rude to leave your guest/company still eating when your own plate has been taken away.
Is this what people experience at home? It was not my experience. We waited until everyone had finished and then the plates were cleared.

MH
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent service and it was pleasing that dietary concerns were observed and catered. Very welcoming

KR
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was lovely and as it was a birthday treat we were surprised with cake with a candle. Would recommend to anyone as a very enjoyable experience.

OT
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 1Ambience 2

Very disappointed with the table service from a supposedly 5 star hotel. Although the tea room was not overly busy we had to ask for tea order to be taken, for milk and utensils to be brought to the table. Ambiance is fine if you don’t mind luggage trolleys being dragged through the room while you are eating. Won’t be going back I’m afraid. Better service and quieter at Hotel Realm (Canberra)

CW
Canberra / ACT
2 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Only place to have High Tea in Canberra. Great service, lovely food and the Hyatt is amazing

BD
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

Whilst the ambience was pleasant and the service quite good, the food was the biggest letdown. Yes, it looked really great, but was just generally tasteless and too processed.
I wouldn’t recommend it because of that.

N
Canberra / ACT
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

I loved the ambiance of the place. Very old world. Food was great and service good. The deserts where amazing. The pink champagne was an added touch to the overall celebrations.

CM
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 2Ambience 3

Food was very disappointing. Sandwiches were dry, meat pies tasted frozen and reheated and scones were like little rocks that had only risen 1 to 1.5 cm high. If you can't nail a scone for high tea then you are in trouble.

JB
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

As usual it was a very pleasant experience but being seated on a settee and not on a chair was not ideal and the noise level made conversation difficult at times.

SP
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 4Food 2Service 3Ambience 5

Lovely old building, beautiful music, However the choice, quality and presentation of the food is slipping whilst the price has now become unaffordable. Hot food (small pies and vegetable balls) were luke warm at best, Cucumber Sandwiches were gluey with cream cheese and poorly cut. Deli Ham and Salami with mass produced cheese I can buy weekly at the supermarket - does not constitute high tea fare to me. Scones in which the melted butter is tipped into the flour and not rubbed in...Also, why am I constantly looking for staff ?Because although Coffee/tea is unlimited it cuts down on the amount served? This was a really disappointing experience.Not recommended.

J
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

What a great place to spend an afternoon with friends.
The high tea was superb both in quality and variety supported by a good wine list.
The lounge has a delightful comfortable atmosphere with great ambience I would highly recommend the experience and will certainly return.
I've also enjoyed Christmas lunch and seafood buffets.

JJ
Canberra / ACT
2 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had high tea for my husbands birthday, the food was lovely, we ate too much! Service was excellent and we really enjoyed the quiet time together. Would definitely recommend. A little on the pricey side, but you get a beautiful meal and experience for what you pay for 😊

m
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A have High Tea at the Hyatt regularly and always look forward to it. The nibbles change so there is always something new to try, and the staff are wonderful.

AT
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

I really loved the live piano playing - very classy. It's a beautiful dining area which has such a great feeling of space. It is annoying to be seated close to other guests so that any conversation is not private. At the Hyatt we felt like we were in our own little haven. I highly recommend high tea here for a special occasion.

DM
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2018
Overall 2Food 1Service 2Ambience 3

Not at all what I expected or remembered from some years ago. Food very ordinary, extremely overpriced for what it was, and very poor selection. Service slow and unhelpful. Atmosphere dull and boring, not even any background music.

AM
Canberra / ACT
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Enjoyed the high tea on Sunday, but felt that there could be more in the selection of savoury foods. Service was impeccable.

JH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

We enjoyed the lovely pianst playing and the view into the garden. It was quite busy for a Saturday afternoon but would visit again.
A little disappointed there wasn't more cheese or fruit selection and the scones could be delivered hot to each table rather than asking for them to be 'heated up'.

PL
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 5

Variety in the buffet was dissapointing given the price.

H
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely afternoon tea! Beautiful location, attentive staff... Thanks

AM
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

I recommended the High Tea for our girls weekend away as I had been before several years ago. It was still good but in my opinion not as good as it once was. All 6 of us agreed that scones should be the centrepiece of a good high tea. They should be fresh, light and fluffy and unfortunately the scones we had on the day were terrible! Small, flat and dry. I remember there also used to be a lovely warm dessert with a vanilla custard (maybe apple crumble?) but it was not there this time. The other food was nice. Some commented there was not enough crackers/cheese. Otherwise, the venue and service are still as good as I remember and I did not regret recommending it.

KI
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

Wasn’t to the same standard as the last time I went. The gluten free bread used was not nice, there are much better and softer options that can be found at the supermarket. No gluten free cake options, and the tea was too strong/overbrewed. For a high tea, the tea should be made well. Would not come again in a hurry.

GC
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

A delightful setting and a great place to take someone elderly or just to spoil someone. The food was very good but one or two items were not particularly special. Overall, a lovely experience that I would recommend to anyone.

DR
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2018
Overall 5Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Drove from Sydney for high tea to celebrate a 70th Birthday. Absolutely beautiful afternoon, ambience was perfect and staff brilliant especially the lovely touch of a birthday cake, totally unexpected. Only downfall are the awful scones, but despite that I will certainly be returning.

OT
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

Ordered a lemon drop martini and received a straight vodka martini after the server came back to clarify twice.

K
1 review
Dined on 8 April 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Been there twice, they never disappoint 😊
Very happy with the service and the food was amazing.

MB
Canberra / ACT
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Fantastic service, plenty of food options including gluten free! Great location to catch up with family and friends to spoil yourselves a little. Definitely recommend 😊

S
Canberra / ACT
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

High tea at the Hyatt is always a special treat whether it's for a special occasion or not!