Buffet High Tea at Swissotel Sydney


Calling all lovers of tea and all things small, delicious and ever so tasty food. Swissotel Sydney has launched its High Tea – not just the traditional tiered High Tea but a buffet.

Served in the Crossroads Bar, the hotel’s chic lobby bar area, with stunning red lanterns domes floods this sociable spot and a pianist serenading guests close by. Whether treating your mum or spending the afternoon with friends or with the girls, nothing tastes better than indulging in rich flavours whipped up by the Swissotel Sydney’s chef.

It has all the attention to detail you’d expect, the mouth-watering dessert section – your eyes will be drawn to the Chocolate fondue with fresh fruit and marshmallows. You are welcomed to the room with a glass of sparkling on arrival and your buffet high tea includes:

  • A selection of loose leaf teas served in Chinese antique tea pots (amazing)
  • Delicious array of finger sandwiches
  • Asian corner like pork buns
  • Quiche Lorraine
  • And just in case you forgotten, Chocolate Fondue and dessert corner

The Swissotel Sydney on Market St has consistently served great food and great service – both of which are essential when dining at Sydney’s five star hotel and yet not breaking the bank from only $49 for High Tea.

It sounds like a lot of food, but it’s actually just right – and leaves enough space for the traditional freshly baked raisin or plain scones with clotted cream and assorted jams.

Decorated throughout in a rich colour scheme of red and dark wood, an intimate yet ambient environment, offering something for everyone. A selection of lounge chairs and modern sofas, whilst booth dining is also available for those seeking something cosy.

Looking around the room, it’s clear we were not alone nor the typically ‘high-tea-ers’, for a Saturday afternoon and it proved bookings were essential as there was not a spare seat in the vicinity. You know when you onto a good thing when a place is packed.

Out of the sandwiches, my favourite had to be the salmon, which was fresh and light, mini bagel with a rich cream cheese. Cake was very much the dish of the day at the Swissotel Sydney, offering at least five or more different options, which included: a red velvet cake, American cheesecake, passionfruit and chocolate mousse, profiterole and lots more. All the desserts on offer were delicious – especially the chocolate fondue, truly catered to the like-minded chocoholics.

Saturday and Sunday, spend your afternoon in style at one of Sydney’s only buffet high tea. Or spend your weekday afternoons with an elegant Tiered High stand, something a little more traditional.

Buffet High Tea
Available: Saturday and Sunday
Time: 12pm – 4pm
Price: $59 per person including a glass of sparkling on arrival

Tiered High Tea
Available: Monday – Friday
Time: 12pm – 4pm
Price: $49 per person including a glass of sparkling on arrival

Bookings are essential

Crossroads Bar
Swissotel Sydney
68 Market Street
Sydney NSW 2000
T: +61 (02) 9238 8888
E: crossroads.sydney@swissotel.com