Gatehouse Tea Rooms
Historic high tea in Parramatta.
September 04, 2014
We're not 100 percent sure but this might be the oldest place to settle in for high tea in Australia. Gatehouse Tea Room is a UNESCO World Heritage listed building from 1887 set in the picturesque surrounds of Parramatta Park, and with an excellent menu to boot. Choose from over a dozen tea varietals — the punjabi chai and goji acai were both excellent — and settle in with scones, pastries and finger sandwiches. You can also just pop in for a pot of tea on its own — it will be served with no less pomp and ceremony and can be matched with a damn fine melting moment biscuit for an excellent afternoon treat.