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Review - The Tea Room Gunners' Barracks

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With the weather practically screaming picnic, I thought it high time I returned to this wonderfully outdoorsy venue.

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As luck would have it though, the day I picked turned out to be rainy, so I appreciated their recently renovated (and insulated) retractable verandah roof.

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It’s not just the roof – the interior’s also been given the once-over. 

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The new soft grey colour palate makes a hero of the view, and my dining companion’s Vivienne Westwood number. (I think it’ll probably be even more attractive to Sydney’s bridal set.)

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Despite hearing news of their recent 14/20 in the Good Food Guide, I arrived determined to simply enjoy their Champagne Afternoon Tea ($60/head).

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It’s a classic multi-tiered affair that arrives with tea (in my case, a fragrant Indian blend called Spicy Vanilla Dream), and that all-important piccolo of dry Pommery French Champagne.

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From the oven we were beguiled with flavoursome chickpea samosas, and golden scones, which easily outdid my recent visit to the InterContinental.

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While it’s hard to ignore the elegant Opera slice, the springy, spice-rich carrot cake convinced me to give this much-maligned cake its proper due.

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Staff exude a warm confidence that embodies the same attention to detail as their new royal Australian
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The Tea Room Gunners’ Barracks
End Of Suakin Drive, Mosman
Ph: (02) 8962 5900

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