The Lounge at Lilianfels Blue Mountains

4.4
300 reviews
$41 to $100
Australian

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Afternoon Tea
Situated off the lobby of Lilianfels Blue Mountains Resort and Spa, The Lounge is the ideal spot to catch up with friends and relax after a busy day in the Blue Mountains. It’s the perfect place to enjoy the grand tradition of afternoon high tea whilst enjoying the spectacular views of the Jamison Valley and adjoining courtyard gardens.

The Lounge Bar with a stylish mahogany bar is the perfect setting to unwind and relax with pre-dinner drinks with an extensive wine & cocktail list. Compliment your drinks with our gourmet all day dining menu, featuring tasty sharing plates such as crispy soft shell crab taco, buttermilk fried chicken sliders or the classic club sandwich and Wagyu beef burger and more.

Experiences

  • Group Bookings Lilianfels Lounge High Tea Mid Week

    A$16.50 per personPrepaid

    Multiple dates available

    Lilianfels Lounge bookings of 6 or more people we will require a non-refundable deposit of 30% paid at time of booking. The deposit is forfeit for cancellations at any time up to 7 days prior to your reservations. Any cancellation inside 7 days may attract the Cancellation fee of $55pp Mid Week and $60 Weekends (Fri/Sat/Sun). All changes to bookings need to be communicated in writing reservations@lilianfels.com.a
  • Group Booking Lilianfels Weekend High Tea

    A$18.00 per personPrepaid

    Multiple dates available

    Lilianfels Lounge bookings of 6 or more people we will require a non-refundable deposit of 30% paid at time of booking. The deposit is forfeit for cancellations at any time up to 7 days prior to your reservations. Any cancellation inside 7 days may attract the Cancellation fee of $55pp Mid Week and $60 Weekends (Fri/Sat/Sun). All changes to bookings need to be communicated in writing reservations@lilianfels.com.au
  • Christmas Day at Lilianfels Lounge

    A$249.00 per personPrepaid

    Dec 25, 2021 only

    Our dedicated chefs have created a range of magical taste tiers to help you celebrate this festive season surrounded by beautiful decorations across Lilianfels hotel! Our Christmas Tiers feature a range of traditional favourites, mouthwatering seafood and a few surprises! Ask us about our special dining options for family groups. Adults $249.00 including 3 hour beverage package, Teens $179 including softdrinks, Children ( 3 -12) including softdrinks $79. For bookings with Teens and Children please contact our reservations team directly.
  • NY Festive High Tea at Lilianfels!

    A$99.00 per personPrepaid

    Dec 31, 2021 - Jan 1, 2022

    Get into the spirit of NY with a decadent and luxurious NY Festive High Tea at Lilianfels! Our award winning 3 Tier High Tea - with a glass of sparkling is sure to get you in the festive spirit! $99 per adult, $59 per child For bookings with children please contact our reservations team directly.
What 300 People Are Saying
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ChristalC
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Really nice place, it was lovely and quiet. Service was lovely and food was delicious. Would go back again.

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Ally
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Polite staff who asked appropriate questions to ensure our experience was safe and memorable. Clean and cosy environment. Food was lovely.

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GaryW
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was excellent, as was the ambience. Would have preferred some of their higher-backed chairs.

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LisaH
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always a great experience. The staff are friendly and knowledgeable

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PaulaS
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The only thing that let it down was the tea was served in coffee cups and not proper tea cups. Food was delicious.

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MarieanneH
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for a lovely high tea. We will definitely be coming back again!

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Christine
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Amazing food and ambience. We had a really relaxing afternoon having high tea with a lovely bottle of champagne. It was extremely busy so service was very slow, with a few errors.

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OpenTable Diner
4 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Great atmosphere and piano player added to the ambience. However the service was lacking and parts of our order never came

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Friend
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience5

Lovely setting in the lounge and we were seated, orders for tea taken and asked if we had dietary requirements. Not expecting to list all dislikes, we received some items we didn’t eat (egg sandwiches, strawberry eclair amongst others). It would be nice to have been told what was on offer. Actually, would have been good to have any service at all. Twice we had to actively call for service as our water glasses had been empty fit more than 10 minutes. Also, no spoons for jam, cream or desserts. Only a teaspoon each provided with a saucer rather than plate, which made for a mess. Again, trying to get wait staff attention was difficult and neither appeared interested in their job. The scones were yummy and desserts also tasty but have enjoyed better high teas. The service was terrible, not in keeping with such a lovely venue.

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JoselJ
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good place with plush seats and truly 5-star ambience. Great service by the staff. They gave such well presented complimentary birthday pastries for my partner too.

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LarryH
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Extremely over priced food for sub-par meals. Very disappointing meal, worthy of an RSL. While some staff were helpful overall the team seemed inexperienced and lacked the attentiveness that you expect given the reputation of Lilianfels as an institution in the mountains. For the price you pay you should be getting service ‘above and beyond’ and this was not the case. It seems that management are relying on their reputation to carry them rather than investing in training and produce.

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Nicolewhelan
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience1

The food was so over priced for the quality of it. I asked for medium well for my steak it came out dripping in blood.
The cocktail I asked for was a strawberry daiquiri which is a frozen cocktail it came out like a sweet syrup

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JillL
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

On a chilly winter's day, stepping into The Lounge for High Tea was a treat. The attendants were friendly and accommodated the one dietary requirement we had. With soft furnishings, carpeted floors and tables well-positioned, there was a feeling of privacy. Only small issue was that the food was not explained when it was served.

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RachaelW
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely atmosphere with seating well set out and private. Interesting high tea food flavours.

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JanH
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Nice food, nice ambience, great service from staff! We made some requests of seating arrangements and having the giant teddy, they were all fulfilled. Staff was very attentive and accommodating, we mentioned wanting to take some photos in the request, and a staff offered to help and saying they can turn on lights if needed. Very lovely! Thank you for making our birthdays enjoyable!

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PherozaD
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Disappointed in the service, welcome and food. Despite having a reservation the staff seemed unaware when we arrived, there was no explanation of the food items and we had to stand up to get service or request items. No top up of hot water for teas, we were seated right in front of a door and next to others despite the room being virtually empty.
The savoury food selection was poor and overall the experience did not meet expectations.

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cees
London
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were very happy with the service and atmosphere at Lilianfels. Plenty of food and very well presented.

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Colin
1 review
Dined on 16 May 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Overpriced for the service and type of food offered .

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MareeB
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Duck spring rolls were amazing. Very good salads as well

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Jojo
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Was really looking forward to this experience and had been wanting to do a high tea at Lilianfels for years. Took my mum for her 50th birthday and had made a few small requests on the booking (nothing major, just about which package we wanted and to put a candle in one of the cakes etc)

It was almost as if the booking notes hadn’t been checked at all because it seemed very disorganized and staff weren’t aware of anything.

Despite the fact that it wasn’t too busy, it took almost 45 minutes for someone to ask us which beverage we wanted... they ended up coming out after the high tea.

Staff just seemed a bit disinterested and unenthusiastic... maybe a little careless. Kept trying to take our plates away when we hadn’t finished but left us waiting for ages with no menus and no food.

Just the little things I guess.

When the food came, whilst it was tasty, it was very meager and considering the mediocre service... was not really worth the cost in the end. We also paid $12 for a bottle of water which we didn’t ask for.

Pretty disappointing for a 5 star, heritage “experience” hotel... especially after wanting to try it for so long.

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CherylS
1 review
Dined on 13 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
So calm and a true escape🦋

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M1B1
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Beautiful surroundings and great ambiance.
Average food and service for the price.

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chrisw
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve tried high tea at various venues in the Mountains since my first visit to Lilianfels with my stepdaughter in 2014. We now return every year. Visited with a new group of friends yesterday and it was as superb as always...

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GaiT
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A super Mother’s Day high tea - both my guests were thrilled with the experience ☺️

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BradM
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service especially for our 2 children. A great Mother’s Day lunch!

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HelenM
3 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous High Tea at Lilianfels on Mother's Day. The venue was absolutely gorgeous, the food was delicious and amazing (all those tiny little pieces, so beautifully crafted), the service was excellent, the noise level was very low (we could all hear and speak easily)...our elderly mothers (91 and 92) absolutely LOVED it !!!
Thank you so much :):):)

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TanyaW
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Perfect in every way. Will absolutely go back again

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JamieT
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great high tea with fantastic service. Great with the children

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Ali128
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A friend used to do the high tea here as a special treat and as I was in the area I thought I would try for myself. It did not disappoint. The venue, friendly staff and delicious treats made for a day to really remember!

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Bulldog
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful food, atmosphere and company. Had a lovely time celebrating my wife’s 50th

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Queenie
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2021
Overall5food4service3ambience5

Beautiful venue. Food is nice. A bit hard to get the waiters attention. But highly recommend. i beem to a few places for high tea and this one is the best. the location is great, so close to Echo Point and can visit the Three Sisiers after eating all the food.

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BiancaO
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

A beautiful spot for high tea. The dining area is absolutely stunning, the views of the garden are very pretty, and lounge chairs extremely comfortable. The food was very good and there was plenty of it. The staff were lovely but not particularly attentive - I had to ask for our water glasses to be topped up and for our tea to be delivered to our table. Parking is also very limited on site so be prepared to pay $4.40 per hour for metered street parking.

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BlueWren
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the best high tea I have ever had! The food is simply outstanding. Every item is beautifully presented. Each piece tasted fantastic, especially the sandwiches and scones. Beautiful texture and flavours. The scones here are perfectly made. The green tea sponge was so also delicate and soft. The ambience is perfect, decor was classy and pretty; service was excellent, staff very helpful and professional. Would love to be back again!

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TrudiJK
2 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is, in my opinion, the best high tea in Sydney. The location, the ambience, the service is 5 star all the way, always love coming here.

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KelseyH
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love coming here for high tea. The ambiance and location are really special.

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ClaudiaM
3 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Lovely place that catered well for a group of 8 plus a small child. Food was delicious and plentiful. Very busy on the weekend and a little slow with taking our order, so perhaps more better trained staff should be rostered on. Staff should occasionally check back on their tables to ensure all our needs are being met. I think I may visit again during the week rather than on a busy weekend.

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MicheleE
1 review
Dined on 16 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Presentation excellent. Surprised our girls aged 4, 5 and 6 received their own tiered plate with goodies they would enjoy. Our girls thought they were very grown up. Maybe a suggestion to include a few more savoury type foods but overall thoroughly enjoyed the food. The adults shared plate was amazing with the scones being the centre piece

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter, Patrick was lovely and really made our son Nicholas feel right at home.

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ElaineK
2 reviews
Dined on 7 April 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The service was a little lacking

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ToniL
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Value for money. Lovely staff and great food!! Best high tea I’ve had

FAQs

The Lounge at Lilianfels Blue Mountains is rated 4.4 stars by 300 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.