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8 Marine Parade | Watsons Bay, Watsons Bay, Woollahra, New South Wales 2030, Australia
(02) 9337 6733
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8:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch

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Visitor rating
  • 12
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Main picture is wrong Tea Gardens - this is much better

We always turn right off the ferry and relax here with a cake and coffee or similar and have never been disappointed. Our UK visitors loved it, especially after a dip in the public pool opposite. We have not eaten lunch here but those served to others always look good. I suppose the quality... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 10, 2014
Dennis R
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Bateau Bay, Australia
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33 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Kingsbridge, England, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We found this place by chance - and had a wonderful lunch. Friendly, great location, good service and great food -at a good price. What more could you want

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George Town, Malaysia
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58 reviews 58 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

A delightfully situated venue overlooking Watsons Bay harbour. Outdoor seating is available and particularly enjoyable during the summer months.A family owned restaurant where all the waiters who served us were from Italy and extremely professional in their duties. A limited but adequate lunch menu and BYO wine and beer facilities are available. The food was of a high quality and... More 

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SYDNEY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

We loved our burger meal at the tea gardens.Beautiful setting away from the crowds and excellent staff.You have to leave room for the scones,they are legendary!

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Top Contributor
161 reviews 161 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We were just off the ferry from Sydney and it was so hot and we needed a cold drink! A very good iced coffee did the trick! Good service, good location.

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sydney
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41 reviews 41 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Although Watsons Bay has a number of seafood restaurants, we tried the Tea Gardens Prices were reasonable, around $20+ per plate and the setting is away from a busy Jetty for the ferries. I ordered a Wago beef burger with chips, my partner a prawn salad. The meat was overdone and the burger itself was dry basically with some lettuce... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Move out of the crowds and go to the right from the ferry. We visited Watson's Bay on a warm and humid day so to find a beautiful spot with a breeze, friendly service, lovely view over the bay to the city, and interesting food was a huge bonus. Staff were knowledgeable about menu items and minor alterations were no... More 

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Bateau Bay, Australia
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77 reviews 77 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

We always turn right off the ferry and relax here with a cake and coffee or similar and have never been disappointed. Our UK visitors loved it, especially after a dip in the public pool opposite. We have not eaten lunch here but those served to others always look good. I suppose the quality of service is dependent on the... More 

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Wollongong
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56 reviews 56 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Having caught the ferry to Watson's Bay from Circular Quay, we wandered along the foreshore and stumbled upon the Watson's Bay Tea Gardens. Although we stopped only for coffee, the look of the meals emerging from the cafe looked good enough for this to be a future destination for lunch. This is one of the very few places we have... More 

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Bergerac, France
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

After making our way through the hordes of people trying to get onto the Watsons Bay Ferry, we were delighted to find that we could get a good table with a beautiful view at this restaurant that we have been wanting to try for a while. Pleased to say we were not disappointed. The service was friendly and good, attentive... More 

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New York City, New York
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78 reviews 78 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

While visiting Sydney, took the ferry to Watson Bay. Doyles seemed to be the major place to eat, but as we were walking along the shore we saw this place, with the lovely outdoor tables and setting and decided to try it. Since we are both vegetarian, I asked for the spaghetti marinara without the prawns, and my husband asked... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8 Marine Parade | Watsons Bay, Watsons Bay, Woollahra, New South Wales 2030, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Sydney  >  Woollahra  >  Watsons Bay
  • Phone Number: (02) 9337 6733

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Australian
Open Hours
Sunday
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Friday
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday
8:30 am - 4:00 pm

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