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Watsons Bay Tea Gardens

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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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Canberra, Australia
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505 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 370 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW 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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62 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

1 Thank charliesmum
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 

1 Thank voigty
Llandeilo, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

We dropped in for a cup of Earl Grey tea before catching the ferry. Lovely staff and a good cup of tea! The setting was gorgeous and beautifully shady.

Thank JuneWiliams
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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778 reviews
420 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

This is a quaint venue on the waterfront housing a Library and Tea Gardens. The latter offers meals and beverages and had a fair number of patrons this afternoon mainly dining al fresco in good weather. I just browsed through the Library post lunch.

1 Thank AshleyAzavedo
Woollahra, Australia
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

This friendly, casual cafe is the perfect place to relax after a swim at the Watsons Bay sea pool, one of Sydney's absolute best keep secrets. Not widely known this cafe and sea-pool are really one of Sydney's amazing special places. Cafe food is simple, clean and fresh. There's also a grassed play area for children and relaxed atmosphere. Easy... More 

Thank Jaqui L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Had a wonderful lunch here in sunday, great place for the whole family the children have a grassy area to play. Service was excellent, the staff was very friendly and efficient. The food was amazing a must try!

Thank Matilde R
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

I have a wonderful time at the Tea Gardens! Love the I'd recommend the salads as they're amazing... Flavors were clean and delicious. the Staff was very attentive too!

Thank Omar V
Sydney, Australia
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

Had a lovely late lunch. Food was delicious, coffee was the best I have tasted in a restaurant, nice position overlooking the bay.

Thank azrielle01

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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, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
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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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