This grand old historic Mosman mansion opens its doors to those looking for a spot of high tea, and they do it suitably well. There’s your classic High Tea, a Little Ladies tea for seven-to-12 year olds, Champagne or Cocktail Tea options. The resident chef diligently talks guests through the savoury and sweet selections, most of which nod towards high tea classics. The savoury options change daily, and on our visit little mouthfuls of truffled risotto and mini smoked salmon brioches go down a treat. Even the classic cucumber sandwich gets an update with a light layer crème fraîche spread thinly on house-baked rye bread. The scones are light and fluffy with a hint of vanilla bean and the sweets including a passionfruit and chocolate mousse, macaroons and fruit tarts are all fresh and perfectly proportioned. Then there’s the tea, of course, with 38 selections on offer. Whether you sit inside the historic walls of Boronia Tea Room or take a seat on the veranda, there’s a good chance you’ll leave with a smile on your face.