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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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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 the teapots and cups. Love it, love it. I would recommend the place to all... More 

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Thank Sally S
BygoneBeautys, Owner at Bygone Beautys Leura, responded to this review

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. More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

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Thank John M
BygoneBeautys, Owner at Bygone Beautys Leura, responded to this review

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 you for taking the time and effort to place a review. Regards Maurice More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 great to see them enjoying themselves. The museum has every sort of teapot and tea... More 

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Thank Twotanks
BygoneBeautys, Owner at Bygone Beautys Leura, responded to this review

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 and it was great to talk to you on your short visit Regards Maurice More 

Mandurah, Australia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 visit.

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BygoneBeautys, Owner at Bygone Beautys Leura, responded to this review

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 More 

Fort Worth, Texas
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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.

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BygoneBeautys, Owner at Bygone Beautys Leura, responded to this review

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 More 

Sydney, Australia
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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 to choose or the usual coffee choices. The teapots on display are amazing coming in... More 

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Thank cas1411
BygoneBeautys, Owner at Bygone Beautys Leura, responded to this review

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 and are pleased to report we sit as an average on all products. The comparison... More 

Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 13 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 also choose a specialised tea (extra $2) but even then with the bonus of the... More 

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Thank Susie M
BygoneBeautys, Owner at Bygone Beautys Leura, responded to this review

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 them. The Explorer bus is a great way to see so much in the Blue... More 

Battle Creek, Michigan
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Reviewed 9 April 2017

This was one of the most amazing tea experiences of my life. I loved the museum and spent a long time talking to the owner, Maurice. He was fascinating. Each tea pot had a story and he was willing to share so much history. I loved the Devonshire tea and the over 5000 teapots were fascinating to look at while... More 

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Thank Anna C
BygoneBeautys, Owner at Bygone Beautys Leura, responded to this review

Dear Anna, Thank you for taking the time and effort to place such a great review. I was pleased to elaborate on the teapots it gives me great pleasure to reflect where and from whom they were collected to make the Museum. Our scones are fantastic with our cook winning first prize at the Bathurst Show. Have safe travels Anna... More 

North Shore City, New Zealand
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Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

We popped into the tea room after visiting the museum. The museum is $5.50 but is redeemable with a purchase at the shop or tea room. This is a good initiative. The museum itself is small but fascinating. My husband however did not find it to be his cup of tea! The tea rooms could do with some brightening up... More 

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Thank Samantha B
BygoneBeautys, Owner at Bygone Beautys Leura, responded to this review

Hi Samantha,Thank you for your time and effort in making a review. Our premises are air conditioned and kept at a constant temperature I am sorry if you experienced it to be cold our underneath floor heating has of course been switched off during hot weather and takes approximately 3 days to reach maximum effect nevertheless the air conditioning is... More 

Newcastle, Australia
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Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

Interesting museum with a truly fascinating collection. Even if the subject of Teapots is not something you think would be of interest, still check it out as the history across multiple centuries plus cultures is unique. The Traditional High Tea is also a 'must do' as part of the visit. From the waiter in top hat, tails and white gloves... More 

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Thank LMC2016
BygoneBeautys, Owner at Bygone Beautys Leura, responded to this review

Delighted you enjoyed the experience and we look forward to your return. Many thanks for your warm comments to staff and myself. Regards Maurice More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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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, 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
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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