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5 of 5 bubbles Review of Thelma Retreat - CLOSED

Thelma Retreat
Price range: $8 - $17
Cuisines: Australian, Cafe, Healthy
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Cash Only, Free Off-Street Parking, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Thelma Retreat Teahouse is in a large English style country garden, the perfect place to relax and enjoy unique homemade cooking. Breakfast, Light lunches, Devonshire Teas and organic filter coffee with cake are served in the glassed garden room and under the pergola in the scented rose garden. Bread, scones, cakes, pies and tarts are made here using organic flour freshly ground in a stone mill. Our all day menu is small but everything is made here. We cater for special dietary needs vegan, gluten & dairy free. Teahouse & Garden Open September to end of April. BOOKING ESSENTIAL.
Aus
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79 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Go there!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 18, 2014

We had a lunch of veggie frittata and salad. All food made with love and kindness (like family would do) - you can just tell, by meeting your hosts, Beryl and Kevin, who welcome you with open arms and hearts.
No factory made elements here.
Looking forward to revisiting for morning or afternoon tea of cake or scones. Teas are excellent: organic, loose leaf and generous serve (never sure why coffee lovers are spoilt and tea lovers miss out - not the here. both equally spoilt).
Do yourself a favour on your next country drive, and join Beryl and Kevin in their home.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank cmsoz
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thelmaretreat, Owner at Thelma Retreat, responded to this review, March 27, 2015
Do come again some time soon it is a joy sharing our home with others.
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English first
sydney
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Wonderful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2014

We enjoyed our morning tea at Thelma's Retreat so much we decided to return that afternoon to stay the night. The accommodation was extremely comfortable, sparkling clean and blissfully quiet. Beryl was a great host and it was lovely to wander round her gardens admiring them.
A really lovely reasonably & priced place. We will return

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank julie_Sydney_10
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thelmaretreat, Owner at Thelma Retreat, responded to this review, March 27, 2015
Our dream for the the apartment in the garden to be a quiet retreat has come true. We enjoyed having you stay and look forward to your next visit.
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Cobram, Australia
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57 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“A gem hidden amongst forest & garden.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2013

We had a lovely meal here - late lunch/early dinner - after a day's walking to South Cape Bay. Beryl agreed to provide us with a late meal as we were not sure what time we would get back to this delightful place from Cockle Creek. Beautiful garden, lovely tea rooms, very friendly service & excellent food. We advised Beryl of our gluten free requirements when booking & they were able to accommodate this. They even arranged a new & delicious GF dessert. Thank you to the Miller family. Don't miss Thelma Retreat Wholefood Teahouse if you are in the area.

  • Visited December 2013
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2 Thank Jan M
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thelmaretreat, Owner at Thelma Retreat, responded to this review, March 27, 2015
It is often difficult for people with special dietary needs to eat out and it was our pleasure to prepare a suitable meal for you to make your visit to our garden a happy memory.
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