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#1 chelley

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Posted 16 July 2010 - 08:29 AM

I am organising my dear friend's kitchen tea for a sunday in september. She has several family and friends who live with a considerably higher income than myself and the bride (trying to be polite wink.gif

We decided to choose a sydney venue for the kitchen tea and am now looking for a place which would be perfect.

The kind of food is not important but somewhere which either has nice views or a great vibe. The bride thought of somewhere near the water might be nice. Most guests are from the eastern suburbs. I haven't eaten out anywhere flash for a long long time.

I thought of Bather's Pavilion or Cafe Sydney - I haven't eaten there but that kind of place seems to be what she has in mind.

But also somewhere that we can have a slow, lazy lunch and not get kicked out straight away.

People will be travelling from all over the place but the bride lives in Kirribilli

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Posted 16 July 2010 - 09:35 AM

I love Cafe Sydney - though is definitley special occasion place for me.

What about somewhere like the Victoria Rooms for a high tea? I had my hens party there and that was nice and relaxed for an afternoon. I think they do one at the QVB too.

There are probably some places around the International Passenger terminal which might suit like Wildfire or something like that?
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Posted 16 July 2010 - 09:49 AM

Bel Mondo in the Rocks? Not sure if they do lunch though

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Posted 16 July 2010 - 10:19 AM

I would also suggest high tea at either The Tea Room or The Observatory. The last time I had high tea at the Observatory we were seated at the couch area away from the other tables and it felt like we were in a living room so it was a very nice and homey atmosphere, albeit a very fancy living room.

Cafe Sydney is lovely with fantastic views but it gets pretty crowded.

What about Harbour Kitchen & Bar at the Park Hyatt? Excellent food and lovely view.
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Posted 16 July 2010 - 11:35 AM

I would go with High Tea as well. I am having my Hens (well the day time portion) at the QVB Tea Rooms in two weeks time, so very excited. My friend had her day time portion at the Victoria Tea Rooms in Darlinghurst and while its gorgeous and the food is amazing its a bit dark and closed in inside, still loved it. There is also the Intercont in Sydney that does High Tea.
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Posted 16 July 2010 - 12:51 PM

Just another high tea suggestion - The loft at darling harbour is gorgeous, and right next to a few nicer bars if anyone wants to kick on for drinks after. It's on the water as well, and the food is yummy.
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Posted 16 July 2010 - 01:34 PM

Cargo Bar also has a Princess' Picnic which I have been to for the start of a Hens night and I had my bday there one year with friends.

You get food, champers and jugs of cocktails, really nice to sit for ages too.
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Posted 16 July 2010 - 07:43 PM

Thanks for all your suggestions girls smile.gif
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Posted 16 July 2010 - 08:11 PM

Someone suggested The Gunner's Barracks - has anyone been there?

Do you think High Tea will be substantial enough for people?
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Posted 16 July 2010 - 08:19 PM

Chelly - I was going to suggest the Gunners. Haven't been there but I've spied on a wedding or two there.
The Victoria Room in Darlinghurst is very cool....but not beachy AT ALL!
The Bathers is beautiful and sits on my fave beach in Sydney too.
BTW - I am not a Cafe Sydney fan. It is too dark .... just not my cup of tea. I like light and bright and airy, that is is not.

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Posted 16 July 2010 - 10:03 PM

QUOTE(Framboise @ Jul 16 2010, 08:19 PM) View Post


BTW - I am not a Cafe Sydney fan. It is too dark .... just not my cup of tea. I like light and bright and airy, that is is not.


It sure is, during daytime tongue.gif. But as I said before it gets pretty crowded and the tables are too close together.

I think High Tea will be substantial enough. I have never felt still hungry after a high tea, quite the opposite.
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Posted 16 July 2010 - 10:08 PM

Thanks girls. I personally love the views from Gunners and figure most people won't have been there cool.gif

I have also heard that the Shangri-La does a good high tea but can't see anything on their website
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Posted 17 July 2010 - 12:59 PM

Another vote here for Gunners - it's awesome smile.gif

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Posted 17 July 2010 - 08:20 PM

Gunners is perfect, we have had high tea there a number of times and also had our wedding reception there as well. I cannot recommend it highly enough.

There is more than enough food for people to fill up biggrin.gif
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Posted 18 July 2010 - 08:54 PM

Thanks girls - think I have decided on Gunner's now. Will just run it past the bride now biggrin.gif
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