The Lounge


Just driving through the gates of this beautiful property is enough to transport you in to another world. I arrive late in the day, just in time to take scones and tea in The Lounge, a cosy open area looking out through French doors in to the garden. It’s late on a Friday afternoon, so not particularly busy, but I still have a long wait for my tea. Actually, my well-sized pot of tea arrives about 15 minutes after my scones, and I try to wait as long as possible before digging in to the quality spread before me. The staff is welcoming and friendly, and helps create a relaxed atmosphere if you’re not used to opulent surrounds. I am served a plain and sultana scone which are both warm and delectable. To top it off the strawberry jam is rich and fruity and tastes homemade, and the double thick cream is almost clotted. In the higher price range, this Devonshire Tea matched with the surrounds is definitely worth it.




Tea: A good tea menu including blacks, green and herbal loose-leaf teas served in a silver teapot with another teapot of hot water.

Price: $$$

Overall: A cosy calming ambience with a touch of 5-star class.

Location: Lilianfels Ave, Katoomba NSW 2780 Ph: 02 4780 1200
Reviewed in May, 2013

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