Café opera, InterContinental Hotel

Food: 7/10
Atmosphere: 8/10
Service: 8/10
Value: 7/10

Average Price
Entrée: N/A
Main: N/A
Dessert: N/A
High Tea: weekday: $40 P/Adult $20 P/Child, Weekend: $50 P/Adult $25 P/Child
Corkage: BYO Not allowed
Cakeage: $5 p/p

Ease of finding a car park: Hard
Ease of finding the restaurant: Easy
Brightness of restaurant: Bright
Noise Level: Quiet
Waiting time for foods: 20 mins
Booking time require: 3 days – 4 days
Child friendly/High Chair: Yes




My first time to a bridal shower and my first time experiencing high-tea in a grand hotel Thanks to Maria and Vicki and everybody else who have helped and organised this lovely high-tea gathering in Café Opera of InterContinental Hotel. On a Wednesday afternoon I have the privilege to have half day off work and attend this special day of Kamila – my lovely bride-to-be colleague. Make sure you come with an appetite because this is one superb high-tea with impeccable service.




The waiters and waitresses were very formal and well presented. They were very attentive and offer us champagne to start with. Not long after, the 3 tier high tea stand arrived. There were HEAPS of foods! I came without having lunch but still couldn’t finish my shares at the end. To start, there were savoury bacon and onion quiches, ham and cheese sandwiches and mini beef pies at the bottom layer. The quiche was devine as the pastry was really buttery and a little bit flaky, the size is a bite size so I didn’t feel overly bloated. It was a great way to start the meal.


Second layer was the sweet stuffs, mini macaroons, strawberry chocolates, chocolate mousse cake and mini connoli. The dessert was not overly sweet but however, was a bit dry and hard to chew. In fact, we packed away few boxes of dessert and take home.




The top layer was the classic scones served with fresh cream and jam. I was so full that I didn’t try the scones but it looks a bit tough to bite. Seems like we didn’t have enough and soon again, 3 plates of crepes and waffles came out with syrup. I had half of the waffle with syrup but it was a bit disappointing given the inside is like a solid rock. Our teas arrive the end of our afternoon tea, we’re all completely full by the time we’ve eaten our portions, the crepes and waffle remained untouched.



Conclusion: I had the great pleasure to attend the high tea in Café Opera that was organised by Maria & Vicki. The service was immaculate and I felt like I was treated like royalty. Staffs are friendly and helpful and even assisted in taking a group photo of us. Food wise, savoury are better than the sweets. What I love though is the high ceilings, beautiful lounge and quiet environment which allows us to talk freely without shouting across the table.


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Intercontinental Hotel Sydney 117 Macquarie Street  
opening hrs: Mon – Thu & Sun: 6:30 to 22:00, Fri – Sat: 6:30 to 22:30 

Getting There:

Parking: Elizabeth St  
By Train: Circular Quay Station  
By Bus:

circular quay

Map picture

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella
    Aug 31, 2010 @ 08:40:32

    The range of goodies looks great! The perfect place to have a bridal shower 🙂


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