Strangers’ Restaurant

Traditional High Tea

High Tea at Parliament House

High Tea is held every Friday in the Strangers’ Restaurant from 12 pm to 3 pm. A selection of freshly brewed teas & coffee and handmade sweet & savoury delights are served on the traditional Parliamentary Crested Wedgwood plates. The fresh gourmet creations are designed to showcase a wide variety of seasonal produce sourced from throughout regional New South Wales. Please advise of any dietary requirements at the time of booking.

A credit card guarantee is required for this package, however the card is not charged. A final bill will be presented to the table on the day. Strangers’ Restaurant accepts credit cards, debit cards, cash and Parliament House Gift Vouchers for payment.

To purchase High Tea Gift Vouchers, please click here.

For information on accessibility access​ at NSW Parliament, please click here.

Sample Menu

  • Blueberry scones jam and cream
  • Apricot & Carrot cake with orange icing
  • Mini rectangle apple and rhubarb tart
  • Raspberry opera cake
  • Mini cupcakes (GF)
  • Raspberry Cheese cake Shot glass
  • Mini Zucchini tart with lemon ricotta
  • Mini quiche Loraine (Available in GF)
  • Mini Brioche with smoked salmon
  • Coronation chicken finger sandwich
Tea Selection
T2 Australia and Madura Teas, Clothiers Creek, NSW

  • Earl Grey, English Breakfast, Green Tea, Chamomile, Te Chai
  • Peppermint, Lemongrass & Ginger, Blue Mountain Fruitalicious
  • Sweet Green, Green Rose, Sencha Green, Gorgeous Geisha
Coffee Selection
Single Origin Rush Coffee, Bowral, NSW

  • Cappuccino, Mocha, Flat White, Café Latte, Macchiato,
  • Short Black, Long Black, Chai Latte


Traditional High Tea$50 per person
Sparkling High Tea$56 per person
with a glass of Tyrrell’s Moore’s Creek Sparkling
Sparkling Rosé High Tea$60 per person
with a glass of Peterson House Brut Rosé Sparkling


Group Packages

For group enquiries over 30 guest, please contact our professional Events Team. 

Discover NSW Parliament

For a complete experience of NSW Parliament, we highly recommend the free walking tours which are held on Monday and Friday. These tours allow you to witness where history is made. To book yourself in for a walk through time, please contact the Legislative Assembly on 02 92303444.

 Did you know?

The tradition of High Tea began in the mid 1700s as an afternoon meal for working men and women. It was taken standing up or sitting on tall stools, thus the word ‘high’.Gradually, High Tea became an important social event for ladies and gentlemen of society, rather than a meal for the working class.

High Tea served a practical purpose, allowing society ladies and gentlemen the opportunity of a substantial meal before attending the theatre or playing cards.In 1754, John Montagu, the Fourth Earl of Sandwich, had the idea of placing meat and other fillings between two slices of bread, thus creating the first sandwich.

Historically, High Tea at NSW Parliament was a privilege reserved for members of Parliament, visiting dignitaries, consul representatives and members of the Royal family.Today, it is open to all.

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