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Australian Romantic

Blu Bar on 36

176 Cumberland St, 2000 The Rocks (NSW)See map

Average price $85

Australian High Tea AU$95.00

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Enjoy a journey of 5 different tastes from Executive Chef Michael Elfwing in the Blu Bar Lounge. Trust the chef as he surprises you with shared tapas style experience of dishes inspired by the season and the beautiful landscape, with a fabulous cocktail list by Roman Kristek and Wines by Matt Herod. Bookings in advance are essential. Please note, we require your credit card details as a guarantee. Drinks not included. Available on the booked timeslot.

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based on 120 reviews
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Quality of food :9.3/10
Service :9.7/10
Setting :9.8/10
  1. Karen H.
    Karen H.
    • one review

    The food was beautiful and the service was excellent. The view helped create the romantic atmosphere for our time away. Would definitely come here again.

  2. Eva H.
    Eva H.
    • 4 reviews

    Amazing view from the bar overlooking the harbor.

  3. Seda B.
    Seda B.
    • 2 reviews

    The ambiance is unquestionably amazing, the food is quite well. However, we were being rushed for the last drinks and for the bill. The booking is for 2 hrs and they have taken the last drink orders and brought the bill approx around 1:15th.. Also were charged %15 sunday service fee which is not mentioned during the reservation or in any of the emails coming from Fork.

  4. RIHANA S.
    • 6 reviews

    The service was good although the cream for scones ran out and there was a long wait for more and staff forgot to bring drinks that we ordered. A very expensive experience - worth it for one time only.

  5. A A.
    A A.
    • 278 reviews

    The High Tea is such a lovely experience. The food was amazing and the cocktails were so delicious. Such a great atmosphere and the view is one of the best in the city. Would definitely recommend.

  6. A A.
    A A.
    • 266 reviews

    Very happy with the whole experience at Blu Bar. We loved the high tea buffet and the cocktails were lovely. Staff were very helpful and friendly. Would highly recommend for a girls day out.

  7. A A.
    A A.
    • 264 reviews

    Great place for high tea, with wide range of food choices. Cute place to celebrate any special occasion. Good service and staff that keeps your table full.

  8. Jenny l.
    Jenny l.
    • 35 reviews

    Such an amazing experience & well worth the splurge! Best view in Sydney.

  9. Nello G.
    Nello G.
    • 5 reviews

    Best High tea experience in Sydney, large selection of savoury & desserts and as many cocktails as you want. The wait staff are amazing, always courteous & friendly. Nice vibrant atmosphere with the best views of Sydney harbour. We’ve been to Blu bar & Altitude 3 times now & we always look forward to returning. Well done to everyone at Blu Bar, Altitude & Shangri-La! :)

  10. Deborah D.
    Deborah D.
    • 2 reviews

    The HIgh Tea at the Blu Bar is a real treat. Be sure to book in advance as it is very popular and only available mainly on weekends. You are welcomed with a glass of bubbles, then offered your selection of savoury and sweet treats from a buffet where you serve yourself and can go back as many times as you wish. For drinks, there are fruit cocktails, tea, coffee, water and soft drinks. Just tell the serving staff and they will bring it to you. The view is magnificent of the whole Harbour. This is a place to go to celebrate birthdays or just being with a friend.

  11. Geoff M.
    Geoff M.
    • one review

    Worth every cent

  12. A A.
    A A.
    • 255 reviews

    Booked for a Hens Day. Amazing views!!!! Amazing food and drinks! Staff were all lovely. Non stop quick service with the cocktails and ease and comfort with getting food whenever as wanted. Would definitely recommend!! Such a lovely day thank you so much.

  13. Melany P.
    Melany P.
    • 2 reviews

    Great place for a special occasion. Thoroughly enjoyed our High Tea.

  14. A A.
    A A.
    • 251 reviews

    In general it was ok. The atmosphere was so dull! The food was good, but for $100 each I would expect more variety. Views are brilliant of course. Also, open bar as advertised is not open bar. It’s only the 3 cocktails they pre-prepared.

  15. Marcelle G.
    Marcelle G.
    • one review

    Friends came from overseas and celebrated a special birthday it was the best The staff were exceptional

  16. Chloe C.
    Chloe C.
    • one review

    It was amazing. The view was great and the food and cocktails were lovely

  17. Alice N.
    Alice N.
    • 5 reviews

    The views were definitely amazing!!Food was just as good as the unlimited cocktails served.All the staff were pleasant.It was a most enjoyable high tea buffet with my daughter.She enjoyed it just as much by the way.

  18. A A.
    A A.
    • 277 reviews

    Had a great time

  19. Greer L.
    Greer L.
    • one review

    Although the views are amazing, the atmosphere, comfort and service was lacking. The chairs aren’t particularly comfortable for eating, and the staff were a bit chaotic. It took about 30 mins for a custom mock tail to come out, we constantly had to call staff over to order drinks, and they never cleared any plates or glasses off the tables which kept accumulating and made the experience cluttered and uncomfortable. Expected more from a high end hotel. Also the music sounded like elevator music and out a weird vibe to the place. Food was nice, but for a high tea experience I would recommend elsewhere

  20. A A.
    A A.
    • 271 reviews

    Really poor facilities, bathrooms were awful and the high tea was way too over priced. Table service in a more traditional format is a much nicer way to go and the seating was really awkward. The food was stale and we had to repeatedly ask for more of everything because it wasn't regularly stocked. Very poor overall and would not recommend.

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How to get to the restaurant

176 Cumberland St, 2000, The Rocks (NSW), Australia

Directions to get there

Barangaroo, Darling Harbour, Haymarket, Sydney CBD, Sydney City, The Rocks

About the restaurant

Blu Bar, floating high above the glittering lights of Sydney Harbour, has created a unique, inventive style of cocktail called Liquid Physics, which has serious drink connoisseurs milling around for a masterclass in mixology.

This spot serves serious cocktails by talented bartenders presiding over a sleek space brimming with Sydney-siders and visitors alike. The breathtaking views of the Emerald city's trifecta - The Harbour Bridge, Opera House and harbour lights - enhance the sparkling, shimmering glamour of Sydney's signature destination bar.

Opening Hours:

4pm - 12am, Monday to Thursday

4pm - 1am, Friday

2pm - 1am, Saturday

4pm - 11pm, Sunday

Sunday's and Public Holidays incur a 15% service surcharge.

Please note that seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. For private function enquiries, please email us at or 9250 6000.

Dress Code: Smart Casual

We kindly request that all guests refrain from wearing the following garments at Blu Bar: Dress shorts (restricted after 5:00 pm); Beach sandals; Male sportswear such as training jerseys, tank tops or other sleeveless garments.

In compliance with the New South Wales licences and laws, persons under the age of 18 years must be with a responsible adult in the Blu Bar Lounge Area.


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