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Bygone Beautys Leura

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20-22 Grose St, Leura, New South Wales 2780, Australia
+61 2 4784 3117
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good38%
  • Average12%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible8%
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“scones” (75 reviews)
“cream and jam” (4 reviews)
“apple pie” (3 reviews)
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Cafe, Australian
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20-22 Grose St, Leura, New South Wales 2780, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Came accross this interesting little place by accident on a stop of the Hop on Hop off bus from Katoomba. I like eccentricity and this shop/cafe is certainly that. Five and a half thousand teapots and still acquiring them. What is Maurice thinking about? The...More

1  Thank Steve L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Combining a museum and cafe, we decided to check it out on our day trip up to the Blue Mountains. We had the "devonshire tea" which consisted of our choice of tea and two scones with jam and cream. Disappointed that the cream was normal...More

Thank justAHopSkipAndAJump
BygoneBeautys, Owner at Bygone Beautys Leura, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi justAHopSkipAndAJump, Thank you for taking the time and effort to review us. We appreciate hearing your positive feedback about our service and the Teapot museum. With regards to our Devonshire Tea, we have tried clotted cream in the past but have found our customers...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What an amazing place! Our group of 26 started with Devonshire Tea. Beautiful hot scones, straight out of the oven. Delicious! A short talk on the history of some of the teapots followed by owner Maurice Cooper, better known as Mr Teapot who also works...More

Thank enjoytravel51
BygoneBeautys, Owner at Bygone Beautys Leura, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi enjoytravel51, Thank you for taking the time and effort to review us. We are happy that your group enjoyed their Devonshire Tea and tour of the teapot museum. It is always a pleasure to provide short talks to visiting groups on our unique collection....More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Took my visiting brother & his wife as well as my 88year old mother here for lunch. A hidden gem with wonderful disabled access via the car park. We had and enjoyable meal and an interesting browse around the teapot museum.More

Thank AnnieS-2407
BygoneBeautys, Owner at Bygone Beautys Leura, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi AnnieS, Thank you for taking the time and effort to review us. We are happy that your Mother and family enjoyed their lunch and found our museum easy to access. It is wonderful to show visiting friends and family around our museum and we...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We discovered this gem by accident on our recent visit to Leura and what a find it was! The amount of teapots they have on display is amazing! It was so well set out with display cabinets and china everywhere and not a speck of...More

1  Thank ds77762
BygoneBeautys, Owner at Bygone Beautys Leura, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi ds, Thank you for taking the time and effort to review us. We get a lovely glow when we read such comments and look forward to your return visit Regards Maurice

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went here for morning tea... and then later again for lunch and we loved it both times. We had the 'Devonshire Tea' for morning tea and the homemade scones were delish! It's a very interesting place to visit too with more teapots and tea...More

Thank Roses20122013
BygoneBeautys, Owner at Bygone Beautys Leura, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Roses, Thank you for taking the time and effort to place a review.I am pleased you enjoyed our air conditioning not once but twice . We look forward to your return visit. regards Maurice

Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

This was recommended to us by the hop on hop off explorer bus tour because of their 2 for 1 afternoon tea for ticket holders. We didn't have high expectations but we're so glad we went! Excellent attentive service and the best scones we've ever...More

Thank JennyPG69
BygoneBeautys, Owner at Bygone Beautys Leura, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2018

Thank you Jenny for the time and effort in making the review. A great wrap up for all of us here at Bygone Beautys and we take pride in what we offer. Safe travels... Regards Maurice

Reviewed 4 January 2018

Two Sydney friends included high tea here on our itinerary during a three-day visit with them. They thought we would like the experience, but we actually loved it. The extravaganza takes place in a beautiful room that appears to be reserved for those indulging in...More

Thank Rumples
BygoneBeautys, Owner at Bygone Beautys Leura, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2018

Dear Rumbles, Thank you for taking the time and effort to write such a lengthy and detailed review.Overall it reads that you very much enjoyed the experience. We have two additional tea room areas that support 60 seats in an L shaped room and another...More

Reviewed 3 December 2017

Bygone beauty's is basically a museum of Teapots! There are about 6 thousand tea pots of all shapes ,sizes and materials. Thousands of teaspoons and other kitchen items. Since our last visit they are in new premises which are large and easier to get around....More

Thank Lynn P
Reviewed 1 December 2017 via mobile

Oh my ! Visiting Bygone Beautys on our way back home to Sydney, it’s a must visit when in the blue mountains. The Devonshire tea was the best I’ve ever had, the scones was warm and fluffy I could eat them all day. My two...More

Thank Ang1980123
BygoneBeautys, Owner at Bygone Beautys Leura, responded to this reviewResponded 2 December 2017

Dear Ang, Thank you for taking the time and effort to review us. And such a glowing review I and my staff simply blushed reading it.. We look forward to your next visit.. Regards Maurice

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Wendy K
19 July 2015|
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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
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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
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 17:00
Monday
10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 17:00
Thursday
10:00 - 17:00
Friday
10:00 - 17:00
Saturday
10:00 - 17:00
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
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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.
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