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Clonmara Tea Rooms

106 Princes Highway, Port Fairy, Victoria 3284, Australia
+61 3 5568 2595
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Ranked #2 of 31 Restaurants in Port Fairy
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $7 - $25
Cuisines: English, Irish, Scottish
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Description: A little bit of Britain located at the end of the Great Ocean Road, Port Fairy.Specialising in true British fare, 40 varieties of loose leaf tea, quality coffee and a variety of wines and beers including British Beers.Regular meals include Ploughmans lunchs, Kippers from Aberdeen, black puddings, Traditional Scottish snd English Breakfasts, Welsh Rarebit, home made pies, Spotted Dick and superb internationally famous scones with pure cream, hand made jam, baked daily.
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English first
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

Saw these tea rooms advertised in the local tourist brochure, so decided to stop for lunch on our way through Port Fairy. Not in the centre of town, but on the highway, so easy to access. Was worth the stop - friendly service and lovely food. Sat in the lovely courtyard, seating also available inside. Yum!

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DougMaxwell, Owner at Clonmara Tea Rooms, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review us. It seems that our menu and food really were successful for you. We all very much enjoy creating food that is just a bit a different from everybody else. We very much hope that you will call again. Our menu changes quite often and hope we can surprise you with some... More 

Melbourne, Australia
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Kippers to die for & the Eggs Benedict wonderful also. Dog & Cat wonderful company also. Huge bonus was the trip to meet the baby Alpaca.

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DougMaxwell, Owner at Clonmara Tea Rooms, responded to this review

Thank you for your sensational review! We are thrilled that the breakfast was so good. We love doing breakfast and will always do our utmost to ensure it is an experience to set the day up! Yes, our latest arrival was a thrill for us too and both Mother and daughter are doing really well and in the big wide... More 

Melbourne, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 via mobile

Ok so I didn't know they were gone as this was my first visit... but if you've been wanting to go and haven't had the chance... DO! What a quaint little tea room, cosy and inviting. A very warm welcome by staff and I enjoyed a nice little chat (as I was having afternoon tea on my own). I enjoyed... More 

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DougMaxwell, Owner at Clonmara Tea Rooms, responded to this review

Hi Jo, Thank you for your truly magnificent comments. Yes, due too illness we have been shut far too long and now have to make up for lost time. We are absolutely delighted that you enjoyed your scones and tea. Our recipes for, the most part are completely unique and naturally made on the premises with care. It was a... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Wonderful little sport and great food. pretty little tea room at that. Have to say though that some of the waitresses were a tad cold towards some of the customers, but all up great experience.

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DougMaxwell, Owner at Clonmara Tea Rooms, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review us. I am not quite sure when you visited us as we have been closed since the 6th May. I would certainly like to apologise for the apparent 'coolness'. I realise that this is no excuse but we had been running under some personal stress due to a death in the family.... More 

UK
Top Contributor
146 reviews 146 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Delicious cream tea - plain and salted caramel scones were delicious, so was the tea. Wonderful little cottage too. Highly recommend a visit.

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DougMaxwell, Owner at Clonmara Tea Rooms, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time out to review us. We are delighted that you found our food and service to be so enjoyable. We are closing for a short time to take a break but very much hope we will have the pleasure of your company again soon. Kind Regards More 

Melbourne, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 via mobile

The scone was good, the tea was ok, the toilet had no toilet paper or light, could do better. I could not figure why this place is 1#. Never mind

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DougMaxwell, Owner at Clonmara Tea Rooms, responded to this review

We acknowledge and thank you for your review dated 20th April ( EASTER SUNDAY) We treat all reviews seriously and hope to learn from comments that our customers make to improve our business as we are a dedicated small family business. However, we are just not able to find any foundation for the claims that have been made. There are... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

My family ate a delicious lunch at this very quaint cottage. The lunch- we tried bangers and mash,salmon cakes and Cornish pastie were terrific. We saved room for their famous scones equally impressive! Yum.

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DougMaxwell, Owner at Clonmara Tea Rooms, responded to this review

Thank you for your rave review. It seems our menu hit the spot right on! We will continue to try and improve so please call again. Good to hear the scones were up to standard More 

9533 Kirchberg SG
Top Contributor
117 reviews 117 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

I am a bit late with writting my review... However, this is def. the place to be if you wanna eat FANTASTIC scones!! We've been here in NOV2013 and since then I am desperately looking forward to have those scones again... Maybe I have to return to OZ one time, just because of the scones from Clonmaras Tea House!! Maybe... More 

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DougMaxwell, Owner at Clonmara Tea Rooms, responded to this review

Thank you for your terrific review. Yes, our scones seem to delight all who try them. Its all in the recipe! We are all absolutely thrilled that you enjoyed your stay with us and also realise that we cannot be all things to all people, but are a small and personal business and will try in every way to ensure... More 

Swan Reach, Australia
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

It is a very upmarket small family run café style restaurant and tea rooms with adjacent B&B and souvenir shop. It is a self styled British eatery with an interesting mix of items on the smallish menu. Both of our lunch meals were of a very high standard with the Scottish born chef responsible for both sourcing items from the... More 

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DougMaxwell, Owner at Clonmara Tea Rooms, responded to this review

Thank you for your terrific comments. We really do try to offer a menu that is different, quality and above all, the best value we can, given our constraints. All of us appreciate your candid comments and will do our utmost to continue down this path. Again, many thanks. Best Regards More 

Melbourne, Australia
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

Visited on Saturday morning, great kippers and from all reports the scones were fantastic.Lucky to sit outside in a beautifull outdoors area.Different,ecentric? Perhaps, but make sure you go.

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DougMaxwell, Owner at Clonmara Tea Rooms, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! Yes, you confirmed what we try to achieve here and we certainly seem to have done just that for you. We are a small business trying to offer dishes that are different, interesting and above all enjoyable. WOW! Thank you again from all of us More 

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Additional Information about Clonmara Tea Rooms

Address: 106 Princes Highway, Port Fairy, Victoria 3284, Australia
Phone Number: +61 3 5568 2595
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Port Fairy
Average Prices: USD 7 - 25
Cuisine: English, Irish, Scottish

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