Tea & Niceties is far away from the tourist strip in Eagle Heights and is surrounded by lush forest and pretty gardens, and is geared up specifically for special events, namely weddings. The restaurant or interior seating, feels very formal with white tablecloths and beautifully set tables, but if you want to catch some sun or a breeze, sit in the courtyard under an umbrella. My friend and I are impressed with the spread; swanky silverware, gorgeous tea ware, good quality tea and scones, jam and cream that surpasses anything we’ve tried up on the mountain. The scones are a bit dry and crumbly but are tasty nonetheless. The mixed berry jam is quite average, neither good nor bad, and the dollop cream is thick and rich just as dollop cream should be. Although not one feature is perfect, apart from the crockery, tea and teapot, once all put together this is one Devonshire Tea that shouldn’t be missed when visiting Mt Tamborine. Closed Monday and Tuesday.
Tea: 18 varieties of loose-leaf teas from Tea Centre served in a magnificent silver teapot.
Overall: A sophisticated Devonshire Tea not to be missed.
Location: 32 Eagle Heights Rd, Eagle Heights QLD 4271 Ph: 07 5545 3645
Reviewed April, 2015