The Tallebudgera Valley is the perfect backdrop for tea and scones, and what better place to have them then Teavine House. Teavine House is airy and open, the serene setting is exactly what you would expect somewhere semi tropical like the Gold Coast. There’s a small verandah along the front, otherwise indoor is perfectly comfortable; high ceilings, decor in cool whites and timber floors – you can see why it’s a favourite wedding venue. The intimate marquee out on the back lawn is lovely, and a visit to the bathroom is an interesting trip in itself. Shoppers will enjoy the on site boutique and tea lovers the choice of teas. I potter around the restaurant looking in glass cabinets and admire the myriad cups and saucers, loving the blue polka dot ensemble that lands at my place on the table. Initially, my friend and I share a Devonshire Tea, but it’s so good that we order another. A perfect size for that ‘in-between’ snack, the scones are soft and fluffy and slightly crispy on the outside. The rich raspberry jam and freshly whipped thick cream are the perfect accompaniment.
Tea: A large selection of loose-leaf teas served in a cute teapot.
Overall: It should be called ‘Divine House’.
Location: 268 Tallebudgera Creek Rd, Tallebudgera QLD 4228 Ph: 07 5533 9889
Reviewed in November, 2013