About Us


Scones and tea like nanna used to make! Tucked into the back of a 1870s heritage listed building in Sydney’s historical Rocks area is our hidden gem; our quaint tea room serving delicious scones baked fresh on premises all day.

All our tea is loose leaf and served in pots. Which hand-made tea cosy will arrive on yours? Come and join us for an old fashioned devonshire tea in our 180 year-old heritage-listed building.

The Food

Using an old secret family recipe we make all our scones by hand from scratch each morning. We use only Australian-made gourmet jams and serve the scones with real double thickened cream.

The Tea

Our tea is served loose leaf in pots, adorned with beautiful hand-made tea cosies, and set with beautiful tea cups.

The Family

We are an Irish-Australian family-run business. We opened the Irish Design Shop 32 years ago, and opened the doors of the tea room in 2005.

The Building

We are lucky enough to be located in a stunning 1870s heritage-listed building. It was originally a military residence for officers and is a fine example of early colonial living (but beware; it is haunted!).

The Vision

To serve beautiful old style devonshire tea using old-fashioned methods with the best quality ingredients and sides, just like nanna used to make.