The Rocks, Sydney. Tara Tea rooms ****4stars. Yum. Best Scones. & Much Ado.

What: Tara Tea Rooms  Rating Today: ****4 stars Yummy scones.Great jam too.
Where: 33 George St, The Rocks, Sydney NSW 2000      Phone:(02) 9247 3233
When:  Saturday and Sunday only 10-5pm
Web: http://www.irishdesign.com.au/g/4145/tara-tea-room.html
Value: Excellent        Cost: $9.50 Devonshire Tea. Tea for Two $26
Notes: Upgrade jams & cream. Small but cosy. Part of the Irish design shop.
 

 Just Scontastic! 

It’s impossible to go to the Rocks & not stop at Tara’s Tea Rooms. The Rocks markets are right out front so there’s plenty to keep you happy while your deciding on what to have or waiting. Here’s the menu. Today there was Plain, Pumpkin, Cherry Ripe & Date. The scones are cooked in batches so you may have to wait till their ready but the constant demand keeps up a steady flow. Don’t you love the quaint tea cosies!

         

The scones are man-sized & yummy but with the gourmet jams they are something else again.  If you can’t decide have the Tasting Basket for two. There’s 5 scones, 3 gourmet jams, butter, clotted cream & tea or coffee. There was a group of us so we tried them all & had an overflowing table. I had the pumpkin, and tried the others too, surprisingly, the Cherry Ripe wasn’t as sickly as you’d expect. But they are filling. The Fig, Almond & Ginger Jam was most popular but there was also Fruit Chutney, Mixed Berry, Pear & Vanilla & Classic Strawberry which were fine. How clever to be able to upgrade your jam.

     

Well, we’d already been for a good walk around Circular Quay & the Rocks before we had our scones. Plenty of steps too! Rocks Walking Tours also run tours daily. Checked out the Sydney Harbour YHA Archaeology Dig. It’s at street level & the YHA is built over it. Very Clever!

    
 
 Now we’re off to the Sydney Opera House for Much Ado About Nothing at the Drama Theatre!  Toby Schmitz was terrific as Benedict & Max Gillies nearly stole the show. It was hilarious & such fun! A Must See Production from Bell Shakespeare.  Much Ado is in Sydney until May 14, then Canberra 19 May-4 June & Melbourne 9-25th June
 
A Glorious Day by the Harbour!
 
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