High Tea at The Gallery Sheraton on the Park

At The Gallery on Sheraton of the Park, the high tea stand is shaped like a tree, echoing the metallic sculpture that lines one wall and brings the roots of Hyde Park into the luxury hotel.

High Tea at The Gallery Sheraton on the Park
High Tea at The Gallery Sheraton of the Park

Sheraton on the Park is situated on Elizabeth Street overlooking the lush Hyde Park. The Gallery, a modern tea lounge near the lobby has undergone a new look and offers a tranquil setting to enjoy a high tea experience.

High Tea at The Gallery Sheraton on the Park
High Tea Tree

The latest High Tea menu comes on a modern designed three tier stand with one savoury tier, two sweet tiers and scones to follow.

High Tea at The Gallery Sheraton on the Park
Savoury Tier

The savoury tier is a pure delight, a generous offering of tasty quiches and sandwiches to enjoy with sparkling wine. A dome of cucumber and creamy egg on pumpernickel with amaranth tempts to be picked up first followed with the chicken with creamy avocado and pesto on dark rye. The moreish smoked salmon goes all Mediterranean served bruschetta style with sorrel, black olives and cherry tomatoes and radish.

From the warm selection, start with the toasted pastrami sandwich with melted Camembert, cranberry and onion jam on sourdough bread. The mini quiche of salmon and spinach has a tasty and salty whipped feta on top that cuts through the richness of the fish.

High Tea at The Gallery Sheraton on the Park
Middle Tier

The highlight of the middle tier is the white peach & vanilla panna cotta, served creme brulee style in a shallow ramekin. Equally tempting is the lime tart with a soft meringue whipped ever so lightly and sitting atop the pastry, with white chocolate with pomegranate and floral notes from the flower jelly.

High Tea at The Gallery Sheraton on the Park
Top Tier

The top tier offers a light and buttery plum chiffon cake with cinnamon and mascarpone and a totally decadent and rich caramel pudding, krokant parfait with salted caramel sauce and a chocolate shard. The raspberry biscuit is a little underwhelming.

High Tea at The Gallery Sheraton on the Park

Scones are served separately after you’ve had a chance to enjoy the three tiers of tasty morsels. Orange, dark chocolate and plain scones are sweet and crumbly waiting to be lathered with Devonshire cream and strawberry jam.

High Tea at The Gallery Sheraton on the Park
Italian Almond Tea

When it comes to tea, the selection includes the Watte range which takes you on a journey through tea gardens of Ceylon’s central highlands with strong, robust tea from the mid country up to rich, rounded tea from the high country, and delicate subtle tea from the highest elevations. The UDA Watte is a rich and lively black tea with an intense aroma and well-rounded flavour. But it is the Italian Almond Tea that steals the show, a rich black tea that is nutty with a delicious almond finish.

High Tea at The Gallery Sheraton on the Park

High teas are always a decadent affair reminding us to take a little time out for ourselves to enjoy a British tradition that has endured time.

The High Tea tree costs $64 per person, or $75 per person with Domaine Blanc De Blancs, or you could go all out with High Tea rendezvous with Ruinart Blanc De Blancs at $85 per person.

If you’re looking for a more elaborate experience, the weekend High Tea is presented buffet style with a large offering of sweet and savoury bites.

Sheraton on the Park
The Gallery
Lobby Level, Sheraton on the Park
161 Elizabeth Street, Sydney 2000

High Tea: Monday to Friday from 12:00pm to 4:00pm


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Corinne Mossati

Corinne Mossati is the Founder/Editor of popular online magazine Gourmantic and Cocktails & Bars, a website dedicated to cocktail culture and the discerning drinker. She is named in Australian Bartender Magazine’s Top 100 Most Influential List since 2013, is a member of The Academy responsible for judging the World’s 50 Best Bars. She has also judged the inaugural Australasian Whisky Awards and various national cocktail competitions.