We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Bygone Beautys Leura

20-22 Grose St, Leura, New South Wales 2780, Australia
+61 2 4784 3117
Call
Website
Save
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent32%
  • Very good39%
  • Average12%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible8%
Travelers talk about
“scones” (71 reviews)
“devonshire tea” (72 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 AM - 5:00 PMAll hours
CUISINES
Cafe, Australian
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
20-22 Grose St, Leura, New South Wales 2780, Australia
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (219)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages

31 - 40 of 215 reviews

Reviewed June 6, 2017 via mobile

We arrived a bit late so all that was left of high tea were scones and well... tea. The scones were surprisingly really nice. Soft on the inside. Went very well with the tea. 👍More

Thank T J O
BygoneBeautys, Owner at Bygone Beautys Leura, responded to this reviewResponded June 29, 2017

Dear T J O, My apology for the delay in responding to your positive review. I recall your sister and you arriving rather late afternoon and were pleased we were able to provide you with an interim high tea experience. Our scones are admired by...More

Reviewed May 15, 2017

My husband and I had high tea at the restaurant on Anzac Day 2017 and we thoroughly enjoyed it. The waiter was so polite and friendly. Maurice the owner came over to chat with us. The food was good, the atmosphere fantastic and love all...More

Thank Sally S
BygoneBeautys, Owner at Bygone Beautys Leura, responded to this reviewResponded May 20, 2017

Dear Sally, I am so pleased you and your husband enjoyed the experience. We all look forward to your next visit. Thank you for taking the time and effort to review Bygone Beautys.

Reviewed May 13, 2017 via mobile

Even if you are not interested in teapots this place is worth a visit for the 'Devonshire Cream Tea' The scones were hot out of the oven, the bowls of jam and cream were large and they tasted divine.More

Thank John M
BygoneBeautys, Owner at Bygone Beautys Leura, responded to this reviewResponded May 20, 2017

Dear John, Thanks so much for your comment on our scones. Your evaluation is shared by many patrons and of course free entry to the Museum after partaking of the Devonshire Tea is a bonus.... Many love the eccentricity of the collection on display. Thank...More

Reviewed May 11, 2017

when I walked through the door and into a party of very senior citizens who were there as part of a coach tour. Never seen so many old people in the one place who could still walk about. They were loving it and it was...More

Thank Twotanks
BygoneBeautys, Owner at Bygone Beautys Leura, responded to this reviewResponded May 20, 2017

Dear Twotanks ,from the green isle. Thank you for taking the time and effort to review Bygone Beautys. We have many senior groups visit but also honeymooners and general holiday makers. Everyone enjoys the great scones and free entry then into the Museum. Safe travels...More

Reviewed April 30, 2017 via mobile

A quaint little museum consisting of 5500 teapots of all shapes, sizes and colours. Devon teas are available and the scones and jam n cream are pretty good too. If you like the quirky and a bit of history pay this tearoom and museum a...More

1  Thank yneverknow
BygoneBeautys, Owner at Bygone Beautys Leura, responded to this reviewResponded May 20, 2017

Dear Thank,you never know, Great name for an explorer and thank you for your time and effort in making the review with a recommendation to visit. Regards Maurice

Reviewed April 19, 2017

If you visit Katoomba and have the Sydney IVenture card you will get into the museum for free and get Devonshire tea for one which includes a pot of tea, 2 scones with jam and cream.

Thank Texhusky75
BygoneBeautys, Owner at Bygone Beautys Leura, responded to this reviewResponded April 20, 2017

Hi Texhuskys Thank you for taking the time and effort to review us I am pleased you enjoyed your visit and wish you a safe journey... Regards Maurice

Reviewed April 15, 2017 via mobile

This quaint establishment combines a tea room with a teapot museum. You can sit inside or on the outside verandah. They serve meals as well as Devonshire teas. The scones were delicious with home made jam served with an extensive range of teas from which...More

Thank cas1411
BygoneBeautys, Owner at Bygone Beautys Leura, responded to this reviewResponded April 16, 2017

Dear Cas, Thank you for taking the time and effort to review our establishment. I am pleased to note your positive comments and so pleased you enjoyed the experience. In regards to the expense side of things we constantly review other menus in the area...More

Reviewed April 12, 2017 via mobile

After a day spent hopping on & off explorer buses it was a pleasant end to a busy day - a very generous serving of freshly baked scones, cream & jam with a nice pot of tea! For those more discerning tea drinkers you can...More

Thank Susie M
BygoneBeautys, Owner at Bygone Beautys Leura, responded to this reviewResponded April 14, 2017

Dear Susie, Thank you for the time and effort to write such a review. We are delighted you enjoyed your visit in all areas of our establishment. Our cook gained first prize at the Bathurst show for our scones and we are pleased everyone enjoys...More

Reviewed April 9, 2017

This was one of the most amazing tea experiences of my life. I loved the museum and spent a long time talking to the owner, Maurice. He was fascinating. Each tea pot had a story and he was willing to share so much history. I...More

Thank Anna C
BygoneBeautys, Owner at Bygone Beautys Leura, responded to this reviewResponded April 10, 2017

Dear Anna, Thank you for taking the time and effort to place such a great review. I was pleased to elaborate on the teapots it gives me great pleasure to reflect where and from whom they were collected to make the Museum. Our scones are...More

Reviewed April 4, 2017 via mobile

We popped into the tea room after visiting the museum. The museum is $5.50 but is redeemable with a purchase at the shop or tea room. This is a good initiative. The museum itself is small but fascinating. My husband however did not find it...More

Thank Samantha B
BygoneBeautys, Owner at Bygone Beautys Leura, responded to this reviewResponded April 5, 2017

Hi Samantha,Thank you for your time and effort in making a review. Our premises are air conditioned and kept at a constant temperature I am sorry if you experienced it to be cold our underneath floor heating has of course been switched off during hot...More

Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
Silk's Brasserie
816 reviews
.15 miles away
Lily's Pad
316 reviews
.05 miles away
Leura Garage
1,099 reviews
.15 miles away
Red Door Cafe
405 reviews
.14 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Leura Cascades
346 reviews
.80 miles away
Blue Mountains
1,198 reviews
.92 miles away
Everglades Historic House and Gardens
294 reviews
.57 miles away
Josophan's Fine Chocolate
98 reviews
.16 miles away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Wendy K
July 19, 2015|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from BygoneBeautys | Property representative |
Hi Wendy K, the extensions and renovations are just about completed. The construction of the building itself is complete, but there are still a few finishing touches to be added. The teapots are being unpacked as I write... More
0
Votes
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Cafe, Australian
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20-22 Grose St, Leura, New South Wales 2780, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Blue Mountains  >  Leura
  • Phone Number: +61 2 4784 3117
  • E-mail
Description
Bygone Beautys Treasured Teapot Museum & Tearooms is nestled in the village of Leura within the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area and is home to the world's largest private collection of teawares. There are more than 5,500 teapots in the collection, spanning five centuries and including teapots from all over the world, most of which were collected within Australia. The Treasured Teapot Museum reflects and preserves the diversity of Australian tea-drinking culture. Everywhere you look you will see teapots and tea-related artefacts, old and new, rare or common from Australia, America, Asia, Africa and Europe. Teapots are made in a range of materials and are all on display including china, silver, silver plate, pottery, fine porcelain, cast iron, bakelite, decoupage and textiles. Enjoy the selection of teas and partake of lunch or light refreshments, served with olde-worlde charm. Devonshire Tea is the house specialty or indulge in a Traditional High Tea. Between February 2014 and August 2015, Bygone Beautys undertook major extensions and renovations including a new museum space featuring more than 5,500 teapots (some debuting publically for the first time), function room, formal tearoom and retail area specialising in all things tea-related. The revamp has been steeped to perfection and is now ready to savour. Museum Admission: $5.50 per person and is redeemable with an equivalent purchase in the tearooms or retail area.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing