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“Slow service, average food”

Watsons Bay Tea Gardens
Ranked #5 of 14 Restaurants in Watsons Bay
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Australian
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed March 1, 2014

We intended to have lunch at the takeaway section of Doyles but as it was so busy, even on a Wednesday, we decided on the Tea Gardens. Good job we weren't starving as we had to wait almost an hour until our order was taken. The food when it arrived was ok, but not great. I really think that because of the location, it is thought that service plays a low part in the running of this place. I am from the Camden area and am used to far superior service to this. Despite the waiters being pretty cute, I won't be back!

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Reviewed January 9, 2014

This place is quieter than the main (limited) options closer to the ferry terminal.

Kid friendly and service was good too.

Let down by the food a little though, but give your other option is fish and chips down at the wharf, it's not too bad. Wide variety of menu options too and ok price.

1  Thank SarahNZ_12
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Reviewed December 28, 2013

Came across this place yesterday while wandering around a VERY busy Watsons Bay. When everyone gets off the ferry, most people make a beeline for the pub beer garden or one of the Doyles eateries. We turned right instead and went for a wander past Dunbar House and the next wharf, and were delighted to spot the well-shaded Tea Gardens just around the bend.

Much less frenetic than the Watsons Bay Hotel, with delightful (if slow) service. A perfect place to relax under the umbrellas and enjoy the view of the Baths and the Harbour. We only had coffees and some fries, but the meals looked generous.

A lovely discovery and a great laid-back alternative to the other eateries along the beachfront.

1  Thank tangstake
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Reviewed December 26, 2013

We ate a late lunch here after watching the start of the Sydney to Hobart yacht race. The tea gardens were busy but the staff still charming! We had the bruschetta and tapas which were lovely. A fab little spot for people watching!

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1  Thank bhjgyu
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Reviewed September 10, 2013

This is just a lovely place to have breakfast or lunch. You can sit outside even in the hottest weather as they supply good sunshade umbrellas.

The food is not lavish, but cooked well and served by nice young people, and the prices are reasonable.

Coupled with great walk in the South Head reserve, and a ferry trip back to Circular Quay, this is a great way of spending time in Sydney and enjoying the Sydney Harbour environment.

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1  Thank BarryC2010
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