Permanently Closed - The Tea Salon Sydney

3.6
90 reviews
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$40 and under
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Australian
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  • High Tea
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Lunch

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This restaurant is permanently closed. Permanently Closed - Situated within Australia’s premier shopping destinations including Westfield Sydney and the Emporium Melbourne, The Tea Salon is the perfect setting for high tea, lunch, cakes, tea and scones.

Ravenous shoppers can enjoy lavish High Teas served on vintage-inspired triple tier stands, and delicious light lunch options including dainty ribbon sandwiches and cheddar & thyme scones served warm with smoked salmon, creme fraiche & dill.

A crowd favourite is The Tea Salon’s specialty scone menu featuring ten mouth-watering varieties including rose; white chocolate & cranberry; lavender and cheddar & thyme. Shoppers may choose to dine in or take scones home. They are sold singularly and in boxes of six.

An extensive range of premium loose-leaf teas, champagne and our signature iced teas are also available.

Please note: The Tea Salon kindly accepts reservations for High Tea only. Our High Teas are from $45 per person.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Australian, Afternoon Tea, British
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Hours of Operation
Daily 10am-6pm
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(02) 9233 2231
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Smart Casual
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3.6based on recent ratings
3.6
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3.3
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3.3
Ambience
3.4
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1 review
Dined on 27 December 2017
Overall 4Food 5Service 2Ambience 3

The food was great and I love the individual tea settings. The food provided in the high tea setting is simple but delicious and JUST right in both quality and quantity. I can't eat mayonnaise and tend to avoid very rich sauces so it was a pleasant surprise that the sandwiches were spread with cream cheese instead.
My only complaint would be that the service was delayed due to how busy the staff cafe was. There didn't appear to be enough staff to cater to the volume of tables and customers present.
With that in mind, It was an overall pleasant experience and a lovely way to spend time with my grandmother and mother.

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Dined on 22 December 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

We adore the Tea Saloon. It’s the perfect place to relax and grab something delicious . Their Anna Pavalova tea is Devine and a favorite with my 8 year old.

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Dined on 6 December 2017
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 2

service was ok and not quite value for money. wouldn't go back

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Dined on 30 November 2017
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 2

Very casual atmosphere as opposed to a traditional high tea atmosphere. Food was nice however very overpriced for the service and location.

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J
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Dined on 29 November 2017
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

Terrible. I went there when it first opened and it was good. Now it is awful. It may have changed management. Food was bad - sandwiches stale. The scones never came. We had a party of 6 and it was a complete dud. My 93yr old mother said not to bother with the scones because her tea got cold waiting for it. Really bad - it should close.

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MM
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Dined on 29 October 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Colleagues spoke highly of this place so when I was deciding where to take my Mum and sister for high tea for their birthdays, this was high on the list. It was fabulous, the high tea with bubbly was delicious, beautifully presented and the location makes a great atmosphere. I have to go back to try another scone flavour. Loved it!

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Dined on 10 October 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Exquisite dining experience- we went to the My Fair Lady high tea and left so full we could barely walk. The food was excellent, tea delicious and wonderful service. We will definitely be back

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Dined on 24 September 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

A lovely cosy spot tucked away amidst the busy CBD hub in Sydney's Westfield. Have been to The Tea Salon many times and we keep coming back. The food is always fresh and delicious, the service can vary depending on staff on the day. It has been a good 18 months since the last visit and this time the tired high tea cake tray was noticeably lighter with delicate morsels than in previous years. Clearly there has been some cost increases which mean less on the menu as options but the prices have remained more of less consistent. Loved that the Gluten Free option was delicious and the GF bread for the ribbon sandwiches were fresh and fluffy. Thank you Tea Salon for a lovely experience yet again!

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Dined on 23 September 2017
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 2

Food was good. Service was average at best. Could not understand the waiter and that's if we could even get their attention to begin with.
The tea was lovely but two of our tea pots was chipped. If you are after a high tea I wouldn't recommend it as it is a very small area and we were forced onto two small tables. It is also in the middle of the shopping centre rather than a store on its own so therefore quite loud.

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Dined on 20 August 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

We enjoyed the High Tea and attentive and obliging staff.

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Dined on 23 July 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Cosy spot and we were left on our own to chat without feeling rushed.

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Dined on 12 July 2017
Overall 3Food 5Service 3Ambience 2

My husband and I booked a High Tea. When we arrived, you have to wait to be seated. It took at least 10 minutes before we were acknowledged by the staff and told our table was just being cleaned and would be seated shortly. We had the $45 high Tea (without champagne/wine). The list of teas was exceptional, quite a large range to choose from that came in quaint tea pots and tea cups. Also got to choose the scone we wanted to have. I had the salted caramel scone and my husband had the date and orange scone. The Tea Salon is located in the middle of the Westfield shopping centre, so people always walking past. So if you wanted somewhere quiet and private this isn't for you.

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Dined on 4 June 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Gorgeous venue with very attentive and lovely staff and a fancy but not too fancy atmosphere. Fantastic value High Tea with a great range of treats, we were so full by the end and took our uneaten goodies home with us. Will definitely recommend to anyone wanting to indulge in some High Tea in Sydney! 5 Stars!

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Dined on 14 May 2017
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 2

The scones were dry. The sweets were nothing special. I wouldn't return

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Dined on 14 May 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I always relax when enjoying high tea at the Tea Salon. You have created a wonderful, inviting space in spite of a busy world spinning around the white fence enclosing us. Never want to leave!

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J
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Dined on 17 April 2017
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great high tea. A little bit expensive but I suppose it's due to the location.

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Dined on 25 March 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great place for a get together .. great food ! Great service ..

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Dined on 11 March 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Great for a friends catch up! Food was lovely and generous amount too! :)

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Dined on 7 March 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The service was great. Staff were accomodating except for one who served our high tea, she had no clue about our order & kept saying "yes" or "ok". The tea was excellent as well as the sandwiches & cakes. The scones were slightly slightly hard & dry. The place is tucked in a corner of the mall which isn't on a busy section of the floor but since it is an open area, expect some level of noise. A good place to have lunch with girlfriends & adult members of the family. Baby friendly? Not sure.

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Dined on 26 November 2016
Overall 2Food 3Service 2Ambience 2

This event was a special occasion and I was most dissatisfied. Not only did we have to get up to get table service but when we did the waitress could hardly understand us. The scones were huge and hard, not at all what scones should be. The sandwiches were okay as were the little cakes. For the price the whole experience was very disappointing.

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Dined on 15 October 2016
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

Food was lovely though service (with the exception of 1 staff member out of 5) was terrible. If you can overlook the service issues then the food and tea itself is lovely.

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Dined on 7 October 2016
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

high tea for two people

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Dined on 24 August 2016
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Enjoyed our high tea even though they forgot to bring our drinks and were a little slow at times. Most staff were friendly and apologetic. Food was fresh and good for afternoon tea. Plentiful and tasty

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Dined on 16 August 2016
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Lovely China, individual pots which meant tea was hot and plentiful. Staff were attentive. Food was fresh and tasty.

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Dined on 30 July 2016
Overall 2Food 3Service 3Ambience 1

nothing like the pictures on website, very small, completely open to onlookers, disappointing is an understatement

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Dined on 24 July 2016
Overall 1Food 1Service 2Ambience 1

No high tea available when we arrived, only tea and cakes. Scones had run out too. Crammed seating on the sofa, too close to other diners. Won't be going back again! Disappointed

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Dined on 18 July 2016
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 3

Very disappointed with our visit to The Tea Salon Sydney. My daughters both had kids high tea, the sandwiches were dry and stale, the icing on the cupcakes looks a few days old and the scones were dry. The staff were indifferent at best and one was downright rude when I enquired about one of my daughters drinks which had not arrived after nearly half an hour (it was sitting on the serving island and the waitress grabbed it, huffed loudly and slammed it on the table without saying anything.

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Dined on 15 July 2016
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Good food, great tea selection but service was slow but it was quite busy as well.

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Dined on 9 July 2016
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Four of us ate here Saturday 9th July. Booking on day helped as it was very busy I loved the ambiance. The table setting and the crockery were exquisite. Two of us had the high tea and our 2 husbands chose other dishes. The high tea was delicious.It had a varied selection of sandwiches, vegetarian and meat fillings. The scones are varied and just delicious, especially the rose and original scones.There were tiny caramel and fruit tarts. Wine here is pricey. Otherwise excellent value, ambiance.

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Dined on 22 June 2016
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

One of the best High Teas that we have had in the last 5 yrs that we have been doing them

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Dined on 29 May 2016
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A great experience staff were friendly the food was nice. Child friendly

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Dined on 20 May 2016
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I took my mother to The Tea Salon for a 'High Tea' birthday celebration. It was wonderful. The presentation is lovely and the food divine. We will both be back! We loved the beautiful teapots and tea service, loved the huge selection of teas too and the choice of scones.

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Dined on 6 May 2016
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Lovely food and atmosphere. You would not know you were in a shopping centre, it is very quiet and hidden away.
Better than most hotel high tea's in Sydney.
Great service.

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Dined on 23 April 2016
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, excellent selection of teas and very good price.

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Dined on 21 November 2015
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

My daughters and I had a lovely High Tea at the Tea Salon. The food was great and the tea selection very good.

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Dined on 7 November 2015
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 3

I wanted to take my friend out for her b'day, and saw there would be a Katherine Sabbath high tea. The website said until the end of Nov; another said Oct. I contacted the Tea Salon in writing to enquire and they assured me it was until the end of Nov, so I booked. When I arrived, they told me this was not the case. A measly 15% discount was offered only when I expressed my disappointment - I had to ask for a small upgrade which was a better deal. The food, especially the sweets, was average.

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Dined on 31 October 2015
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Love the setting, even if in a shopping centre. The food was good & good service.

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Dined on 17 October 2015
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

Was looking forward to the Katherine Sabbath inspired high tea. After ordering for 2 we were advised that they ran out of plain scones! First time this has happened to us, so someone dropped the ball (or scone) in the kitchen! The steward later apologised but only because we said something, and offered a 15% discount, even though what we ordered as a replacement was less than 2 svgs of scones. The person who served our high tea had a scowl on her face! Won't be back or recommend. Go elsewhere.

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Dined on 15 October 2015
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

It was very yum

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Dined on 15 October 2015
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

My partner and I were extremely impressed with the Katherine Sabbath high tea. Definitely a must if you have a sweet tooth.Fantastic selection of tea, we purchased the standard high tea which does not include champagne and we really didn't need anything more than the standard.The chai and chocolate tea was lovely and we loved the scone with chocolate. Would love to go back before this special edition high tea ends.

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