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Total Score

8.1
243 reviews
Recommended
(7.9)
Food
(8.3)
Service
(7.5)
Value for money
(7.5)
Atmosphere
(8.4)
MICHAEL NORTH

dined on Sun, 14 Apr 2019

(9)
ABSOLUTELY AWESOME

dined on Sun, 18 Aug 2019

(10)
Everything about the high tea was enjoyable.

dined on Sun, 18 Aug 2019

(10)
1.5 hours session for high-tea is too short, 2 hours is ideal, as we like to enjoy what we taste, chat, and relax. High teas are meant to be for leisure arvo catch up with families and good friends. Keep up with the great work Intercontinental, you are still the best location for high teas in our views. Hopefully our suggestion can be taken on board. See you next time and many thanks :)

dined on Sun, 4 Aug 2019

(6)
You could only have one small pot of tea or a small cup of coffee. Any more you would have to pay. Savouries - sausage rolls & mini pies were cold. Tables were too close together & you felt a part of the next tables conversations. I went there last December for a High Tea Buffet & liked it much better, a lot more food to choose from.
We are sorry to hear your group had a less than ideal experience of service. We have passed on your comments to our kitchen team in relation to quality of food and your detailed comments to our wider restaurant team to improve the dining experiences of our guests. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back at some stage in the future. Thank you - The Cortile
Restaurant The Cortile responded on Tue, 13 Aug 2019

dined on Wed, 31 Jul 2019

(8)
Would have preferred a bit more privacy. I'm unsure why we were situated opposite some loud businessman patronising one of his subordinates for over an hour
Thank you for sharing your feedback. We are very sorry to hear that your group had a less than ideal experience of service. We’ve passed on your detailed comments to our wider restaurant team to improve the dining experiences of our guests. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back at some stage in the future. - The Cortile
Restaurant The Cortile responded on Tue, 13 Aug 2019

dined on Sat, 27 Jul 2019

(9)
Christmas in July High tea was delicious - great array of foods and the included cocktail was fantastic.
Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are glad to hear that you enjoy our delicious High Tea Buffet and you had an fantastic dining experience with us! We can't wait to welcome you again soon and we highly appreciate your good gesture of recommending us. Thank you. - The Cortile
Restaurant The Cortile responded on Tue, 13 Aug 2019

dined on Sat, 20 Jul 2019

(9)
Food and champagne was really lovely! A really nice afternoon with friends and the service was fantastic. Very attentive
Dear Louise, Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are glad to hear that you had an fantastic dining experience and our team welcomed and look after you and your friends! We can't wait to welcome you again soon and we highly appreciate your good gesture of recommending us. Thank you. - The Cortile
Restaurant The Cortile responded on Tue, 13 Aug 2019

dined on Wed, 17 Jul 2019

(9)
The Cortile High Tea provided a wonderful relaxing experience to celebrate my sister's 74th birthday whilst she was visiting from the country...the food selection was varied, very fresh and tasty. The staff were very friendly, courteous and helpful and Ryan, in particular, was most attentive and personable relaying pertinent information throughout . The little cakes with the birthday candle was much appreciated by my sister...a lovely touch in a beautiful setting!
Dear Suzanne, Thank you so much for your time in writing us your great review. We are glad to hear that you had an excellent dining experience with us and our team welcomed and look after you. We feel so privilege to be part of the celebration of your sister's birthday and we are happy that you enjoy our little surprise. We will pass on your encouraging words to our team and specially to Ryan. We are so excited welcoming you again soon and we highly appreciate your good gesture of recommending us. Thank you. -The Cortile
Restaurant The Cortile responded on Tue, 13 Aug 2019

dined on Fri, 12 Jul 2019

(10)
I don’t normally review but our experience at The Cortile is worthy of a mention. Three of us thoroughly enjoyed the most beautiful High Tea here, the food was exceptional and there was so much of it. Good choice of teas and we also enjoyed a Mocktail each as part of the deal. Would not hesitate to recommend.
Thank you so much for your time in writing us your great review. We are glad to hear that you had an excellent High Tea experience with us and you enjoyed our mocktail too. We can't wait to welcome you again soon and we highly appreciate your good gesture of recommending us. Many Thanks - The Cortile
Restaurant The Cortile responded on Tue, 30 Jul 2019

dined on Sun, 23 Jun 2019

(10)
the atmosphere is impeccable.
Thank you so much for your 10/10 review. We are glad to hear that you had an excellent dining experience with us and we really appreciate your feedback about the atmosphere of The Cortile. We can't wait to welcome you again soon and we highly appreciate your good gesture of recommending us. Thank you. - The Cortile
Restaurant The Cortile responded on Tue, 13 Aug 2019
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Specials

High Tea Stand $59

Sydney's favourite high tea experience has been reinvigorated with the best of winter flavour for an all-new seasonal menu. Inspired by the warmth and texture of winter produce, our very own Head of Pastry, Simon Veauvy, has created a menu infused with warm chocolate, caramel, roasted fruits, meringue, praline cream and crème brûlée scattered throughout the menu's design. The chef's pick? The hazelnut praline choux is must-try with its rich elements and homemade praline crunch. With theatre at the heart of high tea, your ritual is complete as you move through the elaborate three-tired stands of sweets and savouries with expert pairing to the extensive Ronnefeldt tea library. Surrounded by the rich ambiance of The Cortile with its tiered sandstone arches, soaring atrium and unique heritage, rediscover the magic of celebration with InterContinental Sydney. Weekday Three Tiered High Tea Stand Monday to Friday from 11am until 4pm $59 per person – glass of sparkling wine included $74 per person – glass of Champagne included For all bookings we request that you provide a credit card on file as a guarantee. If you fail to show up or cancel without at least 24 hours notice, you will be charged a no-show fee. This reservation is guaranteed to the value of $50.
When
07 May 2019 - 21 Jul 2019
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
When
27 Jul 2019 - 13 Sep 2020
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Weekend High Tea Buffet $68

Sydney's favourite high tea experience has been reinvigorated with the best of winter flavour for an all-new seasonal menu. Inspired by the warmth and texture of winter produce, our very own Head of Pastry, Simon Veauvy, has created a menu infused with warm chocolate, caramel, roasted fruits, meringue, praline cream and crème brûlée scattered throughout the menu's design. The chef's pick? The hazelnut praline choux is must-try with its rich elements and homemade praline crunch. With theatre at the heart of high tea, your ritual is complete as you move through the elaborate three-tired stands of sweets and savouries with expert pairing to the extensive Ronnefeldt tea library. Surrounded by the rich ambiance of The Cortile with its tiered sandstone arches, soaring atrium and unique heritage, rediscover the magic of celebration with InterContinental Sydney. Weekend High Tea Buffet Saturday & Sunday sessions 12:30pm to 2.00pm & 3pm to 4.30pm $68 per person – glass of sparkling wine included $83 per person – glass of Champagne included For all bookings we request that you provide a credit card on file as a guarantee. If you fail to show up or cancel without at least 24 hours notice, you will be charged a no-show fee. This reservation is guaranteed to the value of $50.
When
27 Jun 2017 - 26 Jul 2019
Sun, Sat 3:00 PM - 3:00 PM
When
15 Dec 2018 - 26 Jul 2019
Sun, Sat 12:30 PM - 12:30 PM
When
29 Jul 2019 - 01 Dec 2020
Sun, Sat 12:30 PM - 12:30 PM
When
29 Jul 2019 - 01 Dec 2020
Sun, Sat 3:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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About The Cortile

Meet me for high tea? The stunning architecture and decor inside the Intercontinental Hotel, Sydney is a sight to be seen, and what better way to observe it than with a serve of High Tea? The Cortile’s soaring atrium and tiered sandstone arcades provide a magical setting in which to dine and relax - it’s a real indulgence. Come with your friends and family and treat yourself to an array of delicious sweet treats and savory delights created with love and easily paired with a glass of bubble or a cup of English Breakfast. Come for High Tea or High Coffee and enjoy in stunning historical surrounds. Best dish: High Tea Buffet.

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