Are you planning to hire a car in Sydney with the girls and live it up like old times? Why not make a real occasion out of it and venture out for a delicious high tea.

These have become increasingly popular over the past few years and many great places have sprung up across Sydney. Here are a few of the best worth trying out.

The Langham

If you want to experience real luxury, this is the place to be. The service and traditions you will enjoy here date back to the original Langham in London.

In fact, the Langham high tea legacy dates back to 1865, so the hotel has had plenty of practice in setting these up.

Enjoy delicate sandwiches, scones, cakes, other delicacies and of course the quintessential cup of tea.

The Tea Room QVB

For a modern twist, the tea room has all you could ask of a high tea. Sit back and relax on a plush red chair and make the most of the light and airy atmosphere.

You may want to linger over your sweet treats here as it is located in the original ballroom of the Queen Victoria Building in the heart of the CBD.

The Park Hyatt

If you want to sample a smorgasbord high tea, then this is the place for you.

Not only is the food delicious but the views are unrivalled. this is the perfect spot to stop for a bite to eat before seeing what shops the city has to offer.

Make sure you nab a table close to the floor-to-ceiling windows so you can really enjoy the Harbour views.

As for food, you can select homemade scones with clotted cream and other sweet treats. You can also choose from a range of tasty loose leaf teas. Pick whatever grabs you fancy. 

The Westin

To score a table in this restaurant you may have to wait in line as it is famous for its sweet and savoury treats.

It is best to book if you can as it would be heartbreaking to miss out.

The Westin offers two kinds of high tea menus: The Heritage or the Mad Hatter's Afternoon tea.

The Mad Hatter's Afternoon Tea separates this restaurant from the rest and offers a range of interesting and imaginative treats as well as a broad range of teas and coffees.

Make sure you settle in for the afternoon as you won't want to leave!

The Tea Room in Mosman

Want to enjoy your tea and scones with a view? This location features both and jaw-dropping, uninterrupted views of the spectacular Gunners' Barracks.

In fact, the view stretches all the way from the CBD to the North Head so it is perfect for visitors to the Harbour City.

Allow yourself plenty of time here as you are sure to enjoy demurely sipping on your tea from a Royal Albert bone china cup and munching on beef and salmon sandwiches or the classic scone and creamy mango pudding.