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The Tea Cosy

€€ - €€€Cafe, , Vegetarian Friendly
33 George St | The Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9247 4955
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good30%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“scones” (159 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 - 16:00All hours
Cafe, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
33 George St | The Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Two delicious and very satisfying lunches for my wife and me. The Ploughman's lunch was excellent and very good value - the cheese scones were superb and a good selection of accompaniments. My wife's Galway salmon was also excellent and generous - she couldn't quite...More

Thank Mike A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place has a great atmosphere about it. Full of vintage furniture, decorated tea cosied teapots decorate the stairwell, and a basket of wool and knitting needles available on every table to pass the time. I enjoyed the Tea cosy sampler with delicious ribbon sandwiches,...More

Thank Vanessa M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A much better experience this time around. The scones were what we ordered delicious and hot. Seated in the court yard is lovely. With the markets right outside makes for an enjoyable day all round. A short stroll form Circular Quay station and you can't...More

Thank Zibode
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We went to the Rocks Markets and walked past this little place and decided to stop for tea and scones, so glad that we did, we took a seat outside and watched the people go buy whilst having a wonderful cup of tea out of...More

Thank spendinheritance
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Great scones and coffee....there is a selection of jams which were tasty....the Rocks markets are outside the door ..seating is inside or outside ...you can reserve tables ..takes you back to grandmas lounge room ..great for friends to meet or to experience a country treat...More

Thank 77smiley
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

This an amazing place for tea and scones. We enjoyed the scone and sandwich spread. I highly recommend the paw paw jam...amazing!! Great atmosphere and decor as well. A small wait in line but the waiter was very accomodating and extremely polite. A perfect little...More

Thank mikaelabull
Reviewed 27 July 2017

Old fashioned quirky tea room. We had the traditional cream tea, everything very good, would particularly recommend the French Earl Grey tea and rhubarb jam.

Thank Merlinsky
Reviewed 26 July 2017

A fabulous old terrace at The Rocks Sydney that has been converted to a tea house. Great variety of teas and delicious scones. Pricing is also very reasonable with a Devonshire tea at around $14. I've also tried the savoury option of a ploughmans lunch....More

Thank Lianne C
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

Even though we waited 45 minutes to receive our tea and high tea stand, we had a great time. We walked out satiated and in a high. The high tea stand had five sandwiches each, two scones each and four petit fours to share. The...More

Thank SkybedStyle
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

What a cute little tea house with knitting on the tables and old fashioned charm. A really lovely spot in the sun on a chilly winters day. My cappuccino was barely warm which was very disappointing but otherwise it's a quaint little place.

Thank JHerlig
The Rocks
The first residents of the Rocks were convicts and
sailors from the old nation. As the oldest
neighbourhood in the city, the area's cobblestone
streets host more than 100 heritage sites and
buildings, including the oldest house in Sydney,
Camden Cottage, which was built in 1816. Taste a “midi
“ or a “schooner” of beer and dine “al fresco” on the
waterfront at some of the oldest pubs in Sydney. The
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Questions & Answers
11 December 2016|
Response from Yvonne U | Reviewed this property |
They make gluten free scones, but 24 hours notice is required.
Robert O
10 November 2016|
Response from Yvonne U | Reviewed this property |
Hi Robert, I'd contact the restaurant directly to see if you can book for this date. Good luck, Yvonne.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:30 - 17:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
09:30 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 33 George St | The Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > The Rocks
  • Neighbourhood: The Rocks
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9247 4955
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