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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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Lake Macquarie, Australia
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40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Visited Leura on a rainy and foggy weekend so the sight-seeing wasn't great. After a wet bush walk this place was just what we needed to warm up from inside with lovely tea and a scrumptious cheesecake.

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norfolk
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163 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Four friends we go out the high tea about once a year and Bygone Beauties was our first disappointment. We were seated in small very cluttered and oppressive room, then there was the faintly ridiculous ceremony of wheeling the trolley in accompanied by 'Land of Hope and Glory'. The sandwiches were of very poor quality, the cakes rather ordinary and... More 

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BygoneBeautys, Marketing Director at Bygone Beautys Leura, responded to this review

Dear fenflyer, thank you for taking the time to write this review and provide your honest feedback. It is most disappointing to hear that you did not enjoy your experience of Traditional High Tea at Bygone Beautys on this occasion. The majority of our guests find the setting of our traditional old-world dining room very fitting, enjoyable and spacious, being... More 

Raworth, Australia
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54 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Jason was under the pump with the number of people, however he always was calm polite and an outstanding person. I have not seen service this high from a person of his age, well done and full credit to you. On prices of the jewellery we had to wait more than 10 minutes to confirm what price an item was... More 

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BygoneBeautys, Marketing Director at Bygone Beautys Leura, responded to this review

Dear tonyw612015, thank you for taking the time to write this review and provide your honest feedback. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your experience in the tearoom - Jason is one of our highly valued staff members and truly exemplifies our commitment to customer service. It is disappointing to hear that we were not able to more... More 

Waterloo, Canada
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330 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Because we did the hop on, hop off off Blue Mountain Explorer Bus, we had the special Tea for two, pay for one Devonshire Tea at Bygone Beauties. There is a voucher in your ride ticket booklet. So instead of $15.00 each, we paid $7.50 each. We recieved 2 pots of tea, a very generous helping of whipped cream and... More 

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BygoneBeautys, Marketing Director at Bygone Beautys Leura, responded to this review

Dear Love2travelGuelph, thank you for taking the time to write this review and share your pleasant experience with us and other travellers. We are so delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit and your bargain 2 for 1 Devonshire Tea! The Blue Mountains Explorer Bus is a great way to see the area and we trust you had a... More 

Sydney, Australia
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167 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have had lunch at Bygone Beauty's a few times,and have always found enough variety on the menu to satisfy,eg. Tasty soups and mixed sandwiches,or something more substantial.The Devonshire teas we have yet to try,but they look delicious! They also have 'high tea' served in a separate,more luxuriant room. Judging by the amount of international visitors here on the day... More 

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BygoneBeautys, Marketing Director at Bygone Beautys Leura, responded to this review

Dear nanabronwyn, thank you for taking the time to write this review and share your experience with us and other travellers. We are delighted to hear that you’ve enjoyed your visits and lunches in our tearooms. Perhaps next time you can try our house speciality, the ever-popular and award winning Devonshire Tea, or even our fun Traditional High Tea for... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

This place is awesome and truly a hidden gem. We were on a 3 day trip and took the katoomba trolley tours.We weren't keen to visit this place until the bus driver/guide insisted to visit and gave us coupons for free entry to the museum. We loved the place and ended up going 4 times during our trip just to... More 

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BygoneBeautys, Marketing Director at Bygone Beautys Leura, responded to this review

Dear Madhuri M, thank you for taking the time to write this review and share your feedback with us and other travellers. We are so delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your visits and Devonshire Teas. I’m sure you would have taken advantage of the ‘2 for 1’ Devonshire Tea offer also included on the voucher given to you... More 

Windang, Australia
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33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

Fantasticmagoricallyawesome place to visit! Teapots of every size, shape and colour. Many different materials that they are made from and many from different countries are exhibited at Bygone Beautys!. Tea caddies, tea scoops, tea, coasters, cups, saucers, plates, cutlery all on display for all to see and admire. The cost was $5.50 per person to go through the museum but... More 

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BygoneBeautys, Marketing Director at Bygone Beautys Leura, responded to this review

Dear Gail T, thank you for taking the time to write this review and provide your feedback. We are so delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your visit. We hope to welcome you back again soon! More 

Basel, Switzerland
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6 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

There are two parts in the tea room. One nice, great cozy atmosphere, chandeliers, carpet and nice things. One not very nice, cold atmosphere, very bright light. We were told to sit in the not nice part. We asked to change to the nice one and were allowed to do so. After 1 minute they changed their minds so we... More 

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BygoneBeautys, Marketing Director at Bygone Beautys Leura, responded to this review

Dear alesjul, thank you for taking the time to write this review and provide your honest feedback. It is very disappointing to hear that you did not enjoy your visit on this occasion. We apologise if perhaps certain things were not explained to you properly at the time, however there are specific reasons for the set up of the two... More 

Courtenay, British Columbia, Canada
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64 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

I took my family for an afternoon tea the day before the New Year and was amazed by the attention to detail of this restaurant. I love the various tea pots and knick knacks in the museum. The owner sure do know what business it is in. Service. I will definitely come back :)

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Thank Lourdes G
BygoneBeautys, Marketing Director at Bygone Beautys Leura, responded to this review

Dear Lourdes G, thank you for taking the time to provide this feedback to us and to other travellers. We are so pleased to hear how much you enjoyed your visit. You are right in that we take two very important things seriously here at Bygone Beautys: attention to detail and, of course, service. We look forward to welcoming you... More 

Sydney, Australia
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447 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

This tea house has more to it than just a nice cup of tea. There is a small, but well stocked tea museum with items from all over the world. As for the tea, very nice indeed, as were the scones, still warm with cream and jam.

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Thank Andrew M
BygoneBeautys, Marketing Director at Bygone Beautys Leura, responded to this review

Dear Andrew M, thank you for taking the time to provide this lovely feedback. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit, including your browse of the Teapot Museum and your Devonshire Tea in the tearooms. We hope to welcome you back again soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
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
Good for
Child-friendly
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
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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