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The Langham Sydney

4.3
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327 Reviews
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$41 to $100
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Afternoon Tea
The Langham Sydney features plush seating drenched in natural light.
Our signature Afternoon Tea with Wedgwood is served in Dining Room daily where we transform this classic tradition into a refined Sydney social affair.
Executive Chef, Stephen Lech delivers “casual elegance” using the finest seasonal produce to showcase his culinary expertise.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 327 people are saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.2
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4.3
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4.1
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ChristinaN
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

- We originally had an 11 am reservation for 3 guests, when requesting to change the reservation to 2 guests, we couldn't keep our 11 am, so we had to accept a 1 pm reservation for 2 guests.  
- On the day, we were seated, given a glass of water each and then neglected.
- We had to initiate to the waitress that we wanted to order our high tea.
- We changed the alcoholic beverage to a mocktail (The waitress did not give us an option of which mocktail or a beverage menu). ++ The price remained the same, alcoholic drink or not.
- The mocktail came out, again we had to initiate to the waitress, asking her what was in our mocktail. 
- Our hot beverage order was not taken until we initiated it to the waitress. 
- We were first to be seated within the restaurant but last to receive our food (Which came 50 minutes AFTER we were seated).
- When the waitress dropped off our high tea stand, she did not run through the items individually on each tier (As they do at our venues which serve high tea).
- Food was cold and below average for a High Tea from a 5-star luxury hotel within Sydney.
- Our English Breakfast tea and Green tea was served 20 minutes after receiving our high tea stand (Which was 90 minutes after we were seated, not sure why it took so long, no apologizes were given or an acknowledgement in a service delay). 
- We had to initiate to the waitress to top up our water glass. 
- No one came to our table to check on how the food was or if we needed anything else.
- No one came to top up our hot water for our teas. 
- We tasted everything on the stand but our plates were full of leftover food as the food quality and taste was poor and below average. 
- There were only 6 tables in total so the venue was quiet so the waitresses had more than enough time to be attentive and serve each table accordingly. 

$218 experience which is a hefty high tea experience (in comparison to surrounding 5-star hotels in Sydney), disappointing and won't be back nor would I recommend. 

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OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Special high tea for mother and daughter

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CathyM
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

They need to change menu for the price. Need to allow customer to have a few choices of beverages.

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NatalieB
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful high tea at The Langham Hotel. They catered for my needs being pregnant which was a bonus. Plenty of delicious food for the price.

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MARISSAL
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Lovely venue and delicious scones! The pimms cocktail was worth the extra. Staff were outstanding and overall experience was good. Slightly over priced but a nice treat for anyone.

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Lizh
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Overall it was a great experience, however I felt that it was a touch overpriced.
Food was great, although the prawn roll lacked some flavour.
Service was fantastic

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MariaS
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Wonderful service from booking through to leaving.

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RashidahH
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely time at the Langham Sydney. The food was on point, the staff were very friendly and they all carefully observed social distancing while wearing masks and gloves to attend to us. Great ambiance I must say......!!!

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HTNT
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Delicious high tea! So much variety and dietaries were catered for.

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KayeR
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First class experience. We will be back for our next special occassion.

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AnnaC
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great place to catch up with friends and enjoy some great food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Disappointed at the service, very slow and not attentive. Weren’t greeted at door, waited for 10 mins to be greeted and seated. Asked to be moved to a table near the window and were told it was reserved however no one sat there the entire time we were there (2 hrs), another table near the window also came up and we weren’t asked if we wanted to move there instead. They called me that evening to ask if I had settled my bill! What is going on? $110 pp for high tea (for sure the most expensive in the city) service did not stack up. I came here two years ago and it was fantastic. They have also rearranged the dining room and it looks very bland and hotelish now. I have to say the food was fabulous though but still very pricey compared to other high tea
options in Sydney

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Sofi
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Unfortunately was not a great experience, service was poor. Greeting was lack lustre, introduction of the menu was rushed and ineffective in providing guests an overview of the menu. Due to staff shortage, service staff were inattentive and the wait for beverages was long.

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MaryF
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience2

I was very excited about my High Tea at The Langham. I booked it for my 30th birthday. Upon arrival I was disappointed with my view, I was looking out onto the construction works. I wanted it to be special and straight away I think it lost its charm. I ordered the chocolate afternoon tea, as a vegetarian. My scones arrived without cream, when I asked though this was very quickly rectified. I was slightly disappointed with the vegetarian sandwiches. One sandwich just had a sliced tomato in it. I cannot fault the cakes & scones, all very delicious. I was happy with the tea, but I was not offered more hot water when the pot ran out. Sadly, I don’t think the afternoon tea was worth the price.

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RafaelaK
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food was very very nice, and very accommodating to vegetarian requests. Plenty of options on the delicious tea menu too. The seating is great.
Only big negative was that guests are not allowed to take leftovers home. As the servings are very generous this creates a lot of food waste, which is something I'd like to avoid as much as possible.

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LoubnahS
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it.......so welcoming and tasty food. Would really recommend it .

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LenaL
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My fav place to go for a romantic treat or a classy high tea experience with the girls

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HeidiH
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was absolutely delicious and worth the price. The staff were tentative and the dry ice + birthday plate was a nice touch for our birthday celebration. Thank you!

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RosieW
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall4food4service1ambience2

The food was good, loved the dessert bar. Service was poor, took too long to have tea order taken then an even longer time for food & tea to arrive. I also disliked the waitress outlining the high tea options based on price - asking us which price point we wanted , not which the name - very tacky and could be done in a far more polished way. Not up to the standard I expect at The Langham. We are regulars to their High Tea’s - always go to the special Easter & Christmas ones, this was a bit disappointing. Also don’t think the seating area is as nice & welcoming as it used to be. It’s now very much like any other restaurant- not special which is a real shame.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely afternoon. Food was tasty and fresh. Very happy.

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JenniferF
Caribbean
5 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience3

We had to pass the cereal on our way in, brought the ambience down a lot!

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KateJ
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience3

The food was very basic, flavors not balanced well, stale bread. Very large group has just finished as we arrived, all tables had food and scrapes everywhere. The floor was filthy. Beautiful building and on a good day it may have been a better experience. Better value for money elsewhere would recommend trying somewhere else.

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Alison
London
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Lovely looking hotel but unfortunately not great food - stale bread for sandwiches, lacked flavour in the savouries and disappointing sweets. Scones were ok but never seen them cooked in a muffin tin before! On the plus side lovely champagne but with four of us eating it would have worked out cheaper to have no alcoholic drink with our tea and paid for a bottle separately. Paying $30 more than the average high tea in Sydney I'm sorry to say it wasn't worth it.

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Fionab
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Having visited The Langham before for high tea, this time we were disappointed. We hated having to go up to get our desserts from the same bar as the lunch buffet people. Too many kids digging into the food, was off putting. We would prefer to just have the tradition high tea stand on the table.

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BarbaraM
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

THe Langham is a lovely hotel, always calm and classic. Found that the high tea while pleasant was not outstanding, and in fact some of the food items felt a little ‘tired’. There were a couple of outstanding items - the macaron (raspberry) was delicious, and the small quiche tasty. Did not try the scones, they were large and looked more like muffins than delicate English scones. It is Christmas time and so the piped music was more of the usual suspects we are all subject to at this time of the year! Service was good and attentive, although we were a little surprised to be told that we were ‘allowed to have one tea and one coffee’ as part of the package we had chosen...seemed a little churlish for the $70 price tag.

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ScottG
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We started our Honeymoon with High Tea at the Langham Sydney and it was amazing! The food the service and the overall experience was great! Highly recommend for a special occasion.

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LeonieF
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Some of the savoury food was cold despite eating it first. And the scones were a tad dry other than that it was an amazing experience and the Iced teas were amazing! The noise was loud from lunch but by 4 it was fine

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SamH
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Very disappointing, not 5 star venue. Cleaning cart in middle of room, carpet vacuumed as we sat at table, incredibly poor! Would not return,.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

service was a great experience, we enjoyed the food and tea! was a great way to celebrate our friends 21st birthday

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MarionS
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Second time there- had changed but enjoyed dessert buffet where you picked what you wanted. High standard of food and service. My guest enjoyed herself. Lovely afternoon there.

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EdenN
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall3food1service5ambience5

The service was amazing the F&B attendants did a fantastic job. However, the food was a terribly disappointment. The bread was stale and all the desserts did not taste fresh. Taste as though it was prepared days before serving. The only good food was the crepe bar. If the service wasn’t as good as it was I wouldn’t have left as happy as I did. Disappointed considering how nice I heard the high tea was. At the very least the restaurant is very aesthetic.

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SusanD
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful atmosphere to celebrate a special birthday. Exceptional service and delicious food - extensive selection of beautifully presented items on High Tea stand and Dessert Buffett. Easy to chat and hear each other as no noise - so perfect place to meet family and friends.

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HappyHen
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a great experience at the Langham High Tea, I would recommend it to anyone who wants to experience a relaxed and luxurious afternoon setting in the heart of Sydney. Pros include the excellent customer service and attention to detail, beautiful decor, broad variety of food available, and the attentiveness of the Langham staff. Cons include a minor mishap regarding a food allergy however this was rectified with an additional glass of sparkling wine per person free of charge, and the strict time slot for arrival and departure when considering the price per head for the high tea. We felt slightly rushed towards the end and were asked to leave with a 20 minute notice. The scones and macaroons were absolutely delicious and of an extremely high quality. All other food options were of good to high quality. Unfortunately the white bread used for the cut sandwiches was slightly stale however it didn’t negatively impact our experience. All things considered, I would encourage others to book a high tea at the Langham and I hope to visit again soon.

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AntonettaB
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food. Attentive service. Good price. Excellent alternative offered if unable to eat seafood.

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JessN
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good service. The high tea catering space is shared with the hotel's buffet lunch, so if you go before 3pm you get to enjoy the delicious joint dessert buffet. However because of this, the area becomes a little busy - not as relaxing for a high tea. Savoury options are average as well.

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Dianne
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience and one that really signified such a special occasion. The care of the staff, particularly I believe her name was Mina and the Chef/Management was exceptional. My niece has severe and life threatening allergies and I'm very grateful not only for their care, but making her feel so included and special.

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SaraE
London
5 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

A very nice afternoon tea. Could choose both hot Tea and Iced Tea. The scones, sandwiches and sweets were Delicious. A little to noisy, would prefer a cozier environment for afternoon Tea.

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MA123
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall2food1service5ambience1

I was very disappointed ☹️ I have been going for high tea there over the last couple of years and you have changed everything this time it felt very bland and catered for tourist. Your room was so underwhelming do not know why you changed the decor or the way you do High Tea but I and I will tell my friends not to come there anymore

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FionaD
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Enjoyed every aspect of afternoon tea! Tables a little too close together so had to giggle at young ones next to us taking a shot of every mouthful to post onto their insta and snap feeds.
Would definitely recommend!

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TracyM
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

This is 1st time I took my mum to the high tea. Searching on the net, The Langham was recommended as 1 one the best high tea in Sydney. I trust and give it a go.
Firstly, the high tea is not great as what I expected as well the money I paid for it. $80/ person ( minimum option) so 2 person cost $160. Honestly, I do not mind about money but expect the quality of the food did not satisfy me and mum at all. It is not worth it to pay that much to get this high tea. The view is not beautiful if comparing with Park Hyatt. I can not believe it the food we had was from 5 star hotel.. scone is so hard. I love scone so much and try scone everywhere but so far Park Hyatt has scone much much better
I will definitely not recommend The Langham for high tea for anyone. You will waist your time and money

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The Langham Sydney is rated 4.3 stars by 327 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.