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Chinese Garden Teahouse

St. James
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Shop #18, 201 Elizabeth St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
(02) 9281 4197
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10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

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  • Food
    2 of 5 stars
    2 of 5 stars
  • Value
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    3.5 of 5 stars
Relaxed Atmosphere

A very relaxing evening, great place. I would like to come back and sample more. Worth it if you don't have any ideas to try new places.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 9, 2014
Kathryn H
Wollongong, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Chinese Gardens, never been before. Beautiful, tranquil, fun for the kids. But the tea house does not live up to any of that. The setting is nice. But there's no gluten free food, nothing suitable for the kids and unless men eat quiche, nothing for them either.

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Wollongong, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

A very relaxing evening, great place. I would like to come back and sample more. Worth it if you don't have any ideas to try new places.

Thank Kathryn H
Gold Coast
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

We had enjoyed a very relaxing and stimulating stroll through the Chinese Gardens and were delighted to come across the Tea house on our way out. We ordered Dim Sim, Gow Gees and Pork buns with drinks and the total bill was $23.50. Now that is good value. We sat overlooking the lake and watching the enormous Coy Carp and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

It was very tranquil walking around the gardens and my daughter loved dressing up as a Chinese princess for an extra $10. We were looking forward to a pot of green tea and soaking up the pond and fish but the the tea house said that they were only selling cold drinks because there was a function on that night!... More 

Thank Sarzi42
Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

Great way to fill in a couple of hours to wander and have something to eat although food wasn't that great.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2012

I have been to these gardens quite often, they are stunning. This time at the teahouse we had the smoked salmon sandwiches and a pot of green tea. You feel like staying there by the waterfall but alas more adventures await.

Thank BrisbaneBetty

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Shop #18, 201 Elizabeth St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > St. James
  • Neighborhood: St. James
  • Phone Number: (02) 9281 4197

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese


Open Hours
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
10:00 am - 4:30 pm

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