The Tea Room Gunners’ Barracks Revamped
The Tea Room Gunners’ Barracks has had a facelift. Gone is the maroon and yellow colour palette, the Spanish-style chandeliers and brown chairs. Architect, Thomas Spangenberg, (the same guy who revamped Dunbar House in Watson’s Bay) has injected modernity and glamour with his grey scheme, mid-century modern tufted lounge chairs and twinkling Waterford crystal chandeliers. And it looks gorgeous. The designer hasn’t forgotten the building’s heritage, either. Custom-designed wallpaper and carpets feature local flora and fauna, and some areas such as the original sand stone fire place and surround have not been touched.
The balcony, or harbour deck as it’s called, now features a heated retractable roofing system and can be fully enclosed. It keeps guests cosy in winter without obscuring the stunning harbour views.
The building’s exterior has been repainted in shades of grey and white to match the interior, and lovely new outdoor seating has been added.
So, how many guests can you get in there? The main dining room seats up to 90 guests while an extra 40 can fit in the balcony area. The two rooms are joined by three double doors so there’s lots of traffic flow between them.
A new al a carte menu is now available Monday through Friday.
The establishment is most famous for its delicious high tea.
For more information visit thetearoom.com.au or call (02) 8962 5900.
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