QTea: A high tea fit for a modern Marie Antoinette

QTea: the Adriano Zumbo, QT Sydney high tea experience.

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Adriano Zumbo. Photo supplied.

Adriano Zumbo. Photo supplied.


Discover Sydney CBD's new sweet sanctuary where high tea and quirkiness combine to create a colourful and electric experience.


QT Sydney has created a high tea for modern Marie Antoinettes in partnership with pâtissier behind the infamous croquembouche, Adriano Zumbo.

Located in QT Sydney's lobby and Studio Q, QTea upends the traditional notion of high tea, adding a dash of quirk for luxury loungers looking for a sweet sanctuary in the city's CBD.

The menu has a mix of sweet and savoury dishes, including some of Zumbo's most famous sensations paired with a lineup of never-before-tasted delicacies. These include Sconez, an unexpected twist on the expected scone, and Just Love Me, a chocolate, raspberry and pistachio piece of perfection, and a delectable white glazed yuzu vanilla cake.

"Not one to do things the traditional way, I wanted to work with QT's signature quirk and create a high tea that you'd never expect. Forget sensible finger sandwiches or stuffy service, QTea is for guests looking for a sugar rush with a side of theatrics," Zumbo said.

The passionfruit tart is served alongside Zumbo's iconic macarons, known as 'Zumbarons'. Other dishes include lobster rolls bursting with Champagne lobster, coconut, chilli and lime mayo, Caesar sliders and goat cheese tarts.

There's even a bespoke blueberry macaron tea, and a selection of 60 Champagnes from the hotel's wine list.

Zumbo was in the first season of Masterchef, where he presented the croquembouche, and is the host of Netflix series, Sugar Rush.

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