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Watsons Bay Tea Gardens

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$$ - $$$
Cafe, Australian
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8 Marine Pde | Watsons Bay, Watsons Bay, Woollahra, New South Wales 2030, Australia
+61 2 9337 6733
08:30 - 16:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Our visit to Watson's Bay for lunch was perfect with my son & my wife who has just come out of hospital after contracting pneumonia. The perfect day for recuperating with a lunch that was perfect in beautiful surroundings. The food, Grilled king prawn salad and flathead fish, chips & salad was delicious & very filling. Staff were courteous, polite... More 

Thank Ian P
Lower Hutt, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A favourite of ours for lunch at Watson's Bay. Very child friendly with delicious food. I can recommend the King Prawns and the Ravioli.

Thank K C
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

Oh dear I usually go here and have so for years this visit had to walk out due to terrible service , the waitress took my coffee order and 15 min later nothing she was not the usual waitress and obviously has no experience whatsoever she went on to serve people who arrived after me I tried to get her... More 

Thank oskardog
Mandurah, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Great service, friendly and efficient staff in a wonderful scenic spot. Wedges x 2, i ed coffee x 2 and a camomile. We didnt oder anything fancy but people around us did - all looked sumptuous. Would love to come again.

Thank womblewa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

Had lunch there on Sunday, have not been since I was a kid. I remember eating a Rueben sandwich with sauerkraut (now they a fashionable sandwich). Decor has not changed much pieces have but so have the times. The menu has something for everyone very kid friendly. I had the fish and chips came with salad four pieces of flat... More 

Thank Jared J
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

This is a local favourite which never fails to deliver fabulous food andcoffee with a great view.Do not miss this spot with warm friendly staff.

Thank Darryl S
Canberra, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 382 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

If you're looking for a casual cafe for coffee, lunch or afternoon tea, without blowing the budget, this could be the place for you. There are many expensive restaurants & cafes nearby (it's an affluent Harbourside suburb of Sydney) but this one is more for families &/or those using the baths (in harbour/bay right across from cafe...see photo) or day... More 

Thank NotMolly
Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

I am a local and like the tea gardens for a quick bite of lunch. Though the service is sometimes patchy, the menu is reasonable and it's a good place to take small children as they can play in the garden.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Nice atmosphere and lovely spot for afternoon tea. We got there a bit late and close to closing time but they still accommodated us.

1 Thank KathAnnRob
Sydney, Australia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

We actually did not get to even sit down as the waitress did not allow us to sit at the empty four seater window seat and gave us a crappy seat for two at the entrance. I'm 34 weeks pregnant and the cafe was pretty much empty. Could be a nice place, but we'll never know as the waitress tainted... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Australian
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:30 - 16:00
08:30 - 16:00
08:30 - 16:00
08:30 - 16:00
08:30 - 16:00
08:30 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Marine Pde | Watsons Bay, Watsons Bay, Woollahra, New South Wales 2030, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Sydney  >  Woollahra  >  Watsons Bay
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9337 6733

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