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“Disappointing with a long wait” 1 of 5 stars
Review of The Falls Teahouse

The Falls Teahouse
Palmerston Highway, Millaa Millaa, Queensland 4886, Australia
+61 7 4097 2237
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Cuisines: Bakery, Australian, Bar, Family Fare
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Takeout
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Takeout
Cairns Region, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Disappointing with a long wait”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 via mobile

We made a reservation for a table Easter Sunday, we had pre booked a platter also. When we arrived there were no tables reserved so we sat at a dirty table (as there were only grubby tables available) we had to ask to have the sticky mess on it cleaned. There was no record of the platter and when asking about it, we were told that it maybe could be done but someone had to go to the shop so it may be a wait. It took almost half an hour to get 3 coffees and a wine. We ordered chips and wedges while we waited. No one come back with any results for a platter or to even take a proper lunch order. We then ordered another coffee (which we had to try and get someones attention for) which we cancelled after another 20 mins with no coffee to be seen. Won't be back again, which is a shame because we are locals. Extremely slack and slow.

Visited April 2014
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  • English first
  • German first
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English first
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Best food and service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

We stopped in here on our way to millaa millaa falls what a great place to find. Food excellent service great friendly even though they were expecting a bus load of tourists they were very accommodating got our lunch to us so we did not have to wait. I asked about the chilli plant out the back and they obliged and gave me a couple to take home which I am going to plant and hopefully grow a beautiful plant thanks boys

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Lovely spot for lunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Myself and 3 friends were in Cairns for 2 weeks and we rented a car to do some travelling. We came across this place for lunch and it was lovely. Beautiful views and nice atmosphere.

The food was great and all freshly prepared, big portions and great value for money. One of my group got a burger that was a little underdone for him and they took it back and cooked him a completely new burger. They apologised and there was no need for a new burger but they did it anyway, so the service was fantastic.

When we got back to our apartment we even told the owner about this place so he could recommend it to other travelers who were going to be driving that direction.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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29 reviews 29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Lovely teahouse”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014 via mobile

Enjoyed an excellent home baked date ginger bread in the lovely settings of this unique teahouse on a lazy afternoon. Everything seems to be homemade and even tea is of local produce. The service is friendly and views are beautiful. I am my wife very much enjoyed it.

Visited March 2014
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Cairns, Australia
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“Brilliant - NEW, FRIENDLY owner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

Came across this place by accident and couldn't fault it for price, quality and presentation of food, and friendly service.

Whilst talking to the guy serving, he mentioned that he'd only bought the place a week before, so please disregard those other reviews about poor service.

With regard to the food, granted we 'only' had the scones - but what scones. We've never had better anywhere - and that includes the famous Betty's tea rooms in Yorkshire. From the quality of The Falls scones though, we can't imagine any of their other offerings wouldn't be every bit as good. Just wish we could get back there on a Friday night for pizzas from the wood burning oven, but alas we'll be many miles away by then.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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