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“Quaint tea house”

Bygone Beautys Leura
Ranked #2 of 2 Coffee & Tea in Leura
Cuisines: Cafe, Australian
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
Sydney, Australia
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104 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Quaint tea house”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2013

Interesting atmosphere. Service was a little lacking. Enjoyed a devonshire tea, although thought $13.50 was a little expensive.

Visited June 2013
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2 Thank Ann S
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English first
Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Loved the atmosphere and meal!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2013

My friend and I were iventurecard holders and we stopped by Bygone Beautys for free tea and scones. I loved the exquisite and unique ambience the place exudes and it is also very near Stop 25 of the Explorer Bus route - very accessible and not hard to find at all. The scones were marvellous and the tea was nice and hot. Alternatively, you pay for the price of 1 for 2 sets of tea and scones if you are an Explorer Bus pass holder. Would definitely recommend my friends to come here should they go to Blue Mountains!

Visited June 2013
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1 Thank Lin J
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Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2013

I took 4 of my friends here for a high tea and was really disappointed with the food, service and hygiene. The place smelled of vomit,my napkin hadn't been washed, there was cob webs all over the place. The sandwhiches for our high tea were ham and mustard and cucumber and salad, which were as flat as a pancake and I had to ask for more as we were still hungry. The little cakes were ok, the scones were fairly nice but they had put tinned biscuits on the plate. Overall disappointing and won't be going back.

Visited May 2013
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5 Thank Donna1964_5
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Denmark, Australia
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Delicious scones!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2013

Very interesting venue with an enormous amount of china and other items on display and for sale. Devonshire tea was delicious.

Visited May 2013
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4 Thank DenmarkLiz
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Sydney, Australia
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44 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Special visit to a special place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 5, 2013 via mobile

I love this quirky tea house. I found it with my sis in law when I lived in Sydney. I vowed to bring my mom when she visited from the US. I got to fulfill that today! A little pricey but truly a fun afternoon. Mom was in heaven in the shop (dads wallet took a beating). But for their 2 month stay in Oz....I'm pretty sure this is one of her highlights. I will always stop by when in the area. Geary atmosphere and QUICK service. :)

  • Visited May 2013
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