Stamford Hotels and Resorts Stamford Hotels and Resorts Stamford Hotels and Resorts
Book Your Stay
Sir Stamford High Tea

Stamford High Tea


Saturday and Sundays

11.00 am - 2.30 pm

Telephone: 02 9252 4600

Reservations email:

Enjoy this most English of traditions surrounded by exquisite antiques and charming artworks, in the understated elegance and warm ambiance of Sir Stamford at Circular Quay - the perfect setting for an afternoon of indulgence.

Our Sydney high teas are delectable, including fluffy scones served with jam & double cream; a selection of sweet & savoury pastries and tea or coffee.

For the ultimate indulgence, add a glass of Sparkling wine to your Elegance High Tea.

Please note we are happy to cater for all special diets (gluten free and others^) - just let us know your requirements when booking your high tea.


Elegance High Tea


Salted Caramel Tart with Golden Macaron

Salted Caramel, Dark Chocolate Ganache, Chocolate Glaze and Golden Macaron

Blackcurrant Cheesecake

Biscuit Base, Blackcurrant Compote, Vanilla Cheesecake, Vanilla-Violet Glaze

Hazelnut Crunchy

Rich Chocolate Brownie Biscuit, Caramelized Hazelnut Milk and Chocolate Glaze

Pistachio, Raspberry, and White Chocolate

Pistachio Biscuit, Almond Crunchy Base, Raspberry Compote, White Chocolate and Lemon Mousse



Warm Traditional Buttermilk Scones

 served with

Jam and Whipped Cream



Smoked Salmon Mousse with Salmon Roe on Croute

Romesco and Goat Cheese Tartelette (V)

Chicken & Pistachio with Herbs Aioli Sandwich

Sundried Tomato and Basil Pesto Arancini (V)

Dill & Cream Cheese with cucumber Sandwich (V)

$85 per person 
$89 per person with a glass of sparkling wine

Bookings are essential

Please note High Tea is currently operating with cashless transactions only.

  • Last bookings for High Tea taken at 2.30 pm
  • Weekend bookings - please allow up to 2 days for confirmation of booking.
  • For groups of 6 or more people please contact
  • A $150 deposit is required for bookings over six guests.
  • All bookings subject to availability and High Tea may not be available all days.
  • Please note that a 15% surcharge is applicable for public holidays.

Cancellation Policy

  1. Due to the size of Highlander Whisky Bar, your commitment to your reservation is important to us. Highlander Whisky Bar requires full credit card details to secure your reservation. We reserve the right to refuse any reservation with incomplete credit card details.
  2. In cases of “no shows” or cancellations the following will apply:
    • No cancellation fee will apply if the cancellation is made at least 48 hours prior to your reservation;
    • There will be a cancellation fee of $35 per person if the cancellation is made between 24 and 48 hours prior to the time of booking;
    • There will be a cancellation fee of $50 per person if the cancellation is made within 24 hours of the time of booking;
  3. In the event your reservation is for a party of over 20 people, a cancellation fee of $35 per person will apply if the booking is cancelled with less than 72 hours’ notice.
  4. Changing of reservation date after the cancellation deadline will be applicable to cancellation charges.

Restaurant and Dietary Policies

  1. Sir Stamford at Circular Quay operates as a cashless Hotel. All payments through credit cards will attract a credit card fee of 1.52% for Visa/MasterCard/Amex. EFTPOS incurs 0% surcharge when used as a debit card, however, when used via tapping, any debit card works as a credit card and a 1.52% credit card fee will apply.
  2. Highlander Whisky Bar will not be able to accommodate any last-minute allergies and dietary requirements. Please inform us of any dietary restrictions at the time of booking or call 02 9252 4600 at least 48 hours prior to your reservation to inform us.
  3. While Highlander Whisky Bar will endeavour to accommodate request for special meals for allergies and intolerances, we cannot guarantee completely allergy free meals. This is due to the potential of trace allergens in the working environment and supplied ingredients.
  4. As we are a licensed premises we do not allow outside alcoholic beverages to be served in Highlander Whisky Bar. We invite you to peruse our extensive wine menu for your needs.
  5. There will be a $5 per person cake cutleries fee when you bring celebration cakes to Highlander Whisky Bar.
  6. Our Dress code is Smart casual, shorts and slippers are discouraged and we reserve the right to refuse guests that are not appropriately dressed.
  7. Our Menus and Prices may be subjected to change from time to time without further notice.

Keep in touch

Newsletter sign up