The Scented Rose Garden and Teahouse

DT@The Scented Rose Garden Cafe - Bywong

From my shady table on the verandah I can neither see nor smell the roses. Although in arms reach, the rose garden is well-hidden behind a high paling fence and hedges, and unless I pay the $3 to enter, the rose garden will remain a mystery. From the size of the car park it looks as though The Scented Rose Garden and Teahouse pulls in the visitors, and is the only attraction in Bywong, just off the Federal Highway. The teahouse has ample seating indoors and feels like a teahouse with cabinets of fine bone China, and jam and vintage items for sale. Outdoors, there’s the verandah and the shady courtyard, which looks as though would be a sun catcher in the cooler months. Served at room temperature and with a creamy texture, the two small scones look promising. I have an inkling though that they were baked either very early this morning or the previous day. I could be wrong, but they just don’t have that knock-me-out fresh taste. The jam tastes like generic strawberry cafe jam, but bonus points for the thickly whipped cream. Considering it’s a teahouse and the main room is decked out in fine bone China teaware, it’s a crying shame that I am lumbered with a paltry teapot that’s fit for a cafeteria and a generic cafe coffee cup. NB: The Scented Rose Garden and Teahouse has since been in contact to confirm that entrance to the rose garden is for free, especially if purchasing food/drinks, and that fine bone China teaware can be served if requested.

Scones: teapot3teapot3teapot3teapothalf 

Jam: teapot3teapot3teapothalf

Cream: teapot3teapot3teapot3teapot3

Tea: Along with the basic, a few interesting loose-leaf teas from The Tea Centre, all served in a small teapot.

Price: $$

Overall: A cute teahouse with the option to pay to tour the rose garden.

Location: Ph: 02 6236 9596  

Reviewed November, 2017

2 thoughts on “The Scented Rose Garden and Teahouse

  1. Hello from The Scented Rose Garden & Teahouse and thanks for the visit.

    FYI you don’t need to pay the entry cost to take a walk through the garden, especially since you purchased food/drink items.

    The tea cups hanging from the trees are damaged and we are unable to use them.

    Our fine China tea cups & tea pots are kept for our high tea bookings, but if requested/preferred we would have been happy to serve to you also.

    Hope to see you another time soon.

    • Hi Aileen,

      Thanks for clearing things up – I didn’t even see the cups in the trees!

      When I do a review, I like to let the experience unfold without any prompting. I assumed that I would get a proper tea cup with my Devonshire Tea, hence no request.

      Regarding the entrance fee, I assumed the fee was for everyone, perhaps you might mention to people that they are welcome to have a look.

      I’ll also add a note to the review mentioning these things.

      Thanks again Aileen, I appreciate the feedback.


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