High Tea at NSW Parliament

Held every Friday from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Indulge in a selection of freshly brewed teas & coffee, handmade sweet and savoury delights, mini cakes & pastries, finger sandwiches and baked scones, all served on the traditional Parliamentary Crested Wedgwood plates.

NSW Parliament prides itself on sourcing premium New South Wales produce sourced from local suppliers who conduct sustainable and ethical farming practices.

Everything is handmade in-house and served in the historical Stranger’s Room, overlooking the beautiful Domain Park.

High Tea, Strangers’ Restaurant, NSW Parliament, Sydney

Sample Menu

  • Vanilla panna cotta & raspberry tarlet
  • Homemade summer berry macaroons
  • Chocolate cup filled with whipped coffee cream
  • Date & nutmeg soda scones with whipped cream and homemade berry jam
  • Caramelised banana topped with whipped cream & caramel popcorn
  • Homemade mini lamington
  • Baked black truffle and goats cheese tart topped with an artichoke salsa
  • Smoked blini topped with cream cheese, capers and dill
  • BBQ baby corn with miso butter dipping sauce
  • Mini Cornish pasty
  • Chicken & celery finger sandwiches

Please advise of any dietary requirements at the time of booking. The menu is subject to seasonal changes.


Traditional Afternoon 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.