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Bygone Beautys Leura

) #1 of 2 Coffee & Tea in Leura #13 of 35 Places to Eat in Leura $$ - $$$ Cafe,
20-22 Grose St, Leura, New South Wales 2780, Australia
+61 2 4784 3117
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good39%
  • Average13%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible8%
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Open Now
10:00 - 17:00All hours
CUISINES
Cafe, Australian
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
20-22 Grose St, Leura, New South Wales 2780, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We loved visiting Bygone Beautys in Leura after visiting the Blue Mountains with family. The house tea was lovely and the scones with cream and strawberry jam were divine. It was fun looking around the shop at all the different teapots from around the world...More

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

Hi Gwen, Thank you for taking the time and effort to offer a review. I am pleased you enjoyed the experience and look forward to greeting you on another occasion Regards Maurice

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Traveling through and other places packed. Called here and quiet. Soup for lunch was great. Coffee good as was service. The shop is a must to wander through as well. A hidden gem. Worth the price of a cuppa.

Thank Geoff M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived a bit late so all that was left of high tea were scones and well... tea. The scones were surprisingly really nice. Soft on the inside. Went very well with the tea. 👍

Thank T J O
Reviewed 15 May 2017

My husband and I had high tea at the restaurant on Anzac Day 2017 and we thoroughly enjoyed it. The waiter was so polite and friendly. Maurice the owner came over to chat with us. The food was good, the atmosphere fantastic and love all...More

Thank Sally S
BygoneBeautys, Owner at Bygone Beautys Leura, responded to this reviewResponded 20 May 2017

Dear Sally, I am so pleased you and your husband enjoyed the experience. We all look forward to your next visit. Thank you for taking the time and effort to review Bygone Beautys.

Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

Even if you are not interested in teapots this place is worth a visit for the 'Devonshire Cream Tea' The scones were hot out of the oven, the bowls of jam and cream were large and they tasted divine.More

Thank John M
BygoneBeautys, Owner at Bygone Beautys Leura, responded to this reviewResponded 20 May 2017

Dear John, Thanks so much for your comment on our scones. Your evaluation is shared by many patrons and of course free entry to the Museum after partaking of the Devonshire Tea is a bonus.... Many love the eccentricity of the collection on display. Thank...More

Reviewed 11 May 2017

when I walked through the door and into a party of very senior citizens who were there as part of a coach tour. Never seen so many old people in the one place who could still walk about. They were loving it and it was...More

Thank Twotanks
BygoneBeautys, Owner at Bygone Beautys Leura, responded to this reviewResponded 20 May 2017

Dear Twotanks ,from the green isle. Thank you for taking the time and effort to review Bygone Beautys. We have many senior groups visit but also honeymooners and general holiday makers. Everyone enjoys the great scones and free entry then into the Museum. Safe travels...More

Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

A quaint little museum consisting of 5500 teapots of all shapes, sizes and colours. Devon teas are available and the scones and jam n cream are pretty good too. If you like the quirky and a bit of history pay this tearoom and museum a...More

1  Thank yneverknow
BygoneBeautys, Owner at Bygone Beautys Leura, responded to this reviewResponded 20 May 2017

Dear Thank,you never know, Great name for an explorer and thank you for your time and effort in making the review with a recommendation to visit. Regards Maurice

Reviewed 19 April 2017

If you visit Katoomba and have the Sydney IVenture card you will get into the museum for free and get Devonshire tea for one which includes a pot of tea, 2 scones with jam and cream.

Thank Texhusky75
BygoneBeautys, Owner at Bygone Beautys Leura, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2017

Hi Texhuskys Thank you for taking the time and effort to review us I am pleased you enjoyed your visit and wish you a safe journey... Regards Maurice

Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

This quaint establishment combines a tea room with a teapot museum. You can sit inside or on the outside verandah. They serve meals as well as Devonshire teas. The scones were delicious with home made jam served with an extensive range of teas from which...More

Thank cas1411
BygoneBeautys, Owner at Bygone Beautys Leura, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2017

Dear Cas, Thank you for taking the time and effort to review our establishment. I am pleased to note your positive comments and so pleased you enjoyed the experience. In regards to the expense side of things we constantly review other menus in the area...More

Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

After a day spent hopping on & off explorer buses it was a pleasant end to a busy day - a very generous serving of freshly baked scones, cream & jam with a nice pot of tea! For those more discerning tea drinkers you can...More

Thank Susie M
BygoneBeautys, Owner at Bygone Beautys Leura, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2017

Dear Susie, Thank you for the time and effort to write such a review. We are delighted you enjoyed your visit in all areas of our establishment. Our cook gained first prize at the Bathurst show for our scones and we are pleased everyone enjoys...More

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Wendy K
Are the renovations finished yet? Do you have disabled parking?
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
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
  • E-mail
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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