High tea at boronia house
High tea at boronia house
High Tea At Boronia House
The tradition of high tea continues at the grand old mansion of Mosman, Boronia House. Built in 1885 the now heritage listed property is set in the perfectly maintained surrounds of Reservoir Park in Mosman.
Just 15 minutes drive from the cosmopolitan hustle and bustle of Sydney’s CBD, make the journey and you can step back in time to a bygone era.
Boronia House is the perfect locale for relaxed elegant entertaining. With it’s classic light interiors, high ceilings and chandeliers the setting is perfect for a memorable high tea experience. Feast on a selection of savoury items and deliciously filled finger sandwiches on soft fresh bread while you sip on Moet and Chandon. Choose from our extensive range of looseleaf T2 teas to complement your basket of freshly baked scones and then indulge in the sweet tastes and textures of our mini desserts of the day created by master pastry chef Remi Bataille.
Boronia House is fully licensed and has a selection of wines, sparkling wines and champagnes and cocktails to complement your high tea.
High tea at Boronia House is open seven days a week with service commencing at 11.00am and last seating at 3.00pm.
Bookings are essential on weekends and on busy days tables may be required to be relinquished after two hours.
We advise that although we have disabled parking and disabled access to the restaurant our bathrooms are located on the first floor and are only accessible by stairs. Full disabled washroom facilities are thoughtfully made available to patrons of Boronia House by our very good neighbours Hotel Mosman.
A Brief History
Boronia House was built in 1885. The site of Boronia was originally part of a Crown Grant of 4 acres of land to Vinzenz Zahel. Bridget Zahel, Vinzenz’s widow sold the land to James and John Kearey for £1,700 pounds in 1885.
Boronia House was originally, one of two almost identical neighbouring mansions built in heritage style in 1885 by brothers John and James Kearey. The other house was named Telopea. The Kearey brothers were coach builders for Cobb and Co from Redfern.
The construction of the buildings coincides with the growing fortunes of the Kearey brothers and the expansion of their coach building business to Castlereagh and Pitt St. The two houses were designed as grand villas with extensive gardens that originally ran from Military Road north towards Ourimbah Road.
It is understood the Kearny brothers intention was to build exemplary grand villas in order to attract a certain class and inspire a standard of living in early colonial Sydney.
In 1952 Mosman Council purchased Boronia House for £15,750 and whilst still keeping its wonderful aura and timeless heritage style, modified the house for use as a Library until 1978.
Mosman Council then leased the House from 1978- 1985 to an advertising firm for use as an Art Gallery on the ground floor and office space above.
In 2012 Mosman Council completed a major refurbishment ready for a new era of entertaining generations of guests as the premier function centre on the lower North Shore.
The perfect high tea setting…
Grand federation style mansion, manicured gardens,
traditional afternoon tea…
7 Days a Week
Reservations recommended but not essential
624 Military Rd, Mosman, NSW, 2088
11.00am - 3.00pm
A selection of light breads
sophisticated savoury bites
with double cream and market jam
Delightful desserts and cakes
Served with a choice of a T2 tea or coffee
Standard High Tea Package
Sparkling Wine High Tea Package
includes a glass of Australian sparkling white
Cocktail High Tea Package
includes an arrival cocktail
Champagne High Tea Package
includes a glass of Moet & Chandon Brut Imperial
6 bites per person
Two finger sandwiches
Two scones with cream & jam
Two dessert bites
with choice of:
T2 tea, coffee, hot chocolate,
iced chocolate, soft drink
Little Ladies High Tea
Ham and cheese finger sandwich
Scone with cream and jam
Remi’s homemade chocolate chip cookie
Chocolate fondue with fresh fruit
Homemade sweet treat of the day
Mini pancake stack with maple syrup
with choice of:
T2 tea, hot chocolate,
iced chocolate, fruit juice,
pink lemonade or soft drink
English Breakfast – Irish Breakfast
Assam – Darjeeling
Orange Pekoe – Russian Caravan
Earl Grey – Chai
Creme Brulee – Madagascan Vanilla
Gunpowder Green – China Jasmine
Sencha – Gorgeous Geisha
Marrakech – Sencha Vanilla
Gen Mai Cha Sencha – Green Rose
Herbal & Fruit
Peppermint – Rose
Lemongrass & Ginger – Botanica
Strawberries & Cream
Citrus Punch – Vanilla Mint
Red Fancy Fruit – Tummy Tea
Liquorice Legs – Detox
Turkish Apple – Oolong – Fruitilicious