The G&Tea star: Inside the hidden Australian tea house that turns into a ‘gin palace’ at night

Inside the hidden Aussie tea house that turns into a ‘gin palace’ at night – with special theatrical cocktails and VERY tasty tiered treats

  • The Star Sydney has a hidden tea room that turns into a gin bar after 4pm
  • The gin bar is open every day while afternoon tea is offered from Thursday to Sunday from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • G&Tea offers over 25 types of tea ranging from classic flavors to rare selections
  • The high tea menu is $55 and includes tea, scones, sweet and savory treats

Hidden away in The Star Sydney is a charming tea room, G&Tea, which transforms into a glamorous gin bar at night – and they’ve just launched a new high tea menu for the cooler months.

The beautiful space offers over 25 different types of tea, ranging from classic to very rare. The tea room hosts their high tea from noon to 4 p.m. Thursday to Sunday.

G&Tea’s $55 tea menu kicks off with scones before serving a selection of sweet and savory treats.

The Star Sydney is home to a hidden tea room, G&Tea, which transforms into a glamorous gin bar at night – and they’ve just revealed a new tea menu for the cooler months

The cafe offers over twenty-five different types of tea, ranging from classic to very rare

The cafe offers over twenty-five different types of tea, ranging from classic to very rare

Outside of the café's popular tea times, G&Tea is open until 8pm seven days a week - and, as the name suggests, gin is the hero after dark.

Outside of the café’s popular tea times, G&Tea is open until 8pm seven days a week – and, as the name suggests, gin is the hero after dark.

G&Tea’s menu also features many of Australia’s finest gin cocktails, such as a G&Tea Martini with cultured botanica gin, noilly prat and lishan tea.

The cafe also has a great selection of savory dishes, including smoked salmon, cream cheese, fennel and orange on rye.

Other special dishes like Cajun shrimp remoulade with charred lemon served on a brioche bun are also available.

But G&Tea’s decadent selection of sweet treats is equally appealing.

Freshly baked scones with homemade jam and whipped cream are every foodie’s dream – and the vanilla bean pannacotta topped with gin-infused rhubarb and raspberry is a G&Tea specialty.

G&Tea’s $55 High Tea Menu

Tea

Earl Gray

Chai

Pepper mint

Chamomile

Assam breakfast

Coffee

Cappuccino

Flat white

long black

macchiato

Espresso

Savory

  • egg curry & chive sandwich
  • smoked salmon, cream cheese with capers, fennel, orange
  • cajun shrimp remoulade, charred lemon, parsley
  • chicken, chipotle, avocado

Sweet

  • vanilla panna cotta, rhubarb, raspberry, gin
  • bavarois cherry, milk chocolate, cherry & rosella
  • madeleine with butter, lemon, sugar
  • matcha & yuzu puffs with cracker
G&Tea's menu also features many of Australia's finest gin cocktails, such as a G&Tea Martini with cultured botanica gin, noilly prat and lishan tea.

G&Tea’s menu also features many of Australia’s finest gin cocktails, such as a G&Tea Martini with cultured botanica gin, noilly prat and lishan tea.

Guests have the choice of coffee or tea to accompany their meal, or the substitution of sparkling wine for an additional $10 per person or champagne for an additional $20

Guests have the choice of coffee or tea to accompany their meal, or the substitution of sparkling wine for an additional $10 per person or champagne for an additional $20

Survey

What do you put first on your scones?

  • Cream 1 voice
  • Jam 24 voices
  • Butter 5 votes

Guests have the choice of coffee or tea to accompany their meal, or the substitution of sparkling wine for an additional $10 per person or champagne for an additional $20.

Outside of the café’s popular tea times, G&Tea is open until 8pm seven days a week – and, as the name suggests, gin is the hero after dark.

Come evening, the exemplary range of gin cocktails on offer range from tea martinis to the Hummingbird Splice – which combines gin, frangelico, pineapple and lime.

Some of the tea tails include a green tea mojito with Jing peppermint tea, Tanqueray, basil seeds, soda water, mint – and tini tea with hibiscus tea to Jing green apple, ink gin, vermouth and lemon peel.

The cafe also offers a great selection of dishes, including smoked salmon, cream cheese, fennel and orange on rye, and Cajun shrimp remoulade with charred lemon served on a bun.

The cafe also offers a great selection of dishes, including smoked salmon, cream cheese, fennel and orange on rye, and Cajun shrimp remoulade with charred lemon served on a bun.

G&Tea also offers several sweet treats such as freshly baked scones with homemade jam and whipped cream, and vanilla bean pannacotta topped with gin-infused rhubarb and raspberry.

G&Tea also offers several sweet treats such as freshly baked scones with homemade jam and whipped cream, and vanilla bean pannacotta topped with gin-infused rhubarb and raspberry.

Many have been praising the space all over social media.

“I went there a few weeks ago and I already miss those delicious cakes,” said one woman.

“This place is a great escape from the hustle and bustle of life, it’s so pretty!”

A third added: “I celebrated my birthday at G&Tea with their heavenly round of delicate treats – I’m almost thinking of making it an annual tradition.”

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