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.


High Tea

The perfect high tea setting…
Grand federation style mansion, manicured gardens,
sweeping balconies
traditional afternoon tea…


7 Days a Week

Reservations recommended but not essential

Boronia House

624 Military Rd, Mosman, NSW, 2088

9188 5021


11.00am - 3.00pm



Boronia House Bookings by Dimmi

High Tea

A selection of light breads
sophisticated savoury bites
Housemade scones
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


Devonshire Tea

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

(3-12 years)

Ham and cheese  finger sandwich

Scone with cream and jam

Fairy bread

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

Tea Collection

Black Tea

English Breakfast   –   Irish Breakfast
Assam   –   Darjeeling
Orange Pekoe   –   Russian Caravan
Earl Grey   –   Chai
Creme Brulee   –   Madagascan Vanilla
Monk Pear

Green Tea

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

enquiries@mosmancatering.com 9188 5021