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It has been a while since I visited, but The Boiler House at Manly’s Q-Station has got to be the best value high tea I’ve had in Sydney. It is delectable, delicious and oh so filling and not to mention value for money. Not to mention, positioned in an old Quarantine station in a National Park of Manly.
A little while back, I visited the place with my two cousins and Mum as a farewell from my Sydney life – and boy was it fun. We chowed down on savoury sandwiches, sipped champagne till our heart’s were content and devoured patisseries because hey ‘when in Rome’. The only downside being the view on the upper level wasn’t all that smashing – my view was of a wall – and the tea is not served in traditional tea pots (like most high teas here in the UK)… But that is just me being fussy. After completely stuffing ourselves, we had a little stroll down the wharf (which was super glory – hence the squint) and then bid adieu to the calmness of the bay… Manly is always going to be my favourite place in Sydney.
Nobody cares about their waistlines or diets when high tea is involved – cause why live a boring life when you can have tea? So live a little and venture to the Northern Beaches and enjoy the best value high tea. You won’t regret it – nor will your tastebuds.
Prices start at $39 per person. A bus will collect you from the car park and return you to your vehicle every 15 or so minutes (as you cannot drive into the National Park).