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Arkarra Tea Gardens Cafe

28 Panorama Drive, Dundowran, Hervey Bay, Queensland 4655, Australia
+61 7 4128 8069
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Overview
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good28%
  • Average2%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“lunch” (53 reviews)
“scones” (9 reviews)
“cake” (3 reviews)
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CUISINES
Cafe, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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LOCATION
28 Panorama Drive, Dundowran, Hervey Bay, Queensland 4655, Australia
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1 - 10 of 211 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped here for a rest on a bike tour to North QLD from Sydney. Great food and staff. Very relaxing place.

Thank Phil V
Russell_Czinege, Owner at Arkarra Tea Gardens Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your positive feedback. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Perfect place to grab a coffee and read a book. The food is good, not great. Ditto the coffee. Unfortunately, for the price, both of these things should be great. It has a niche, but it's not somewhere I'd go regularly.

Thank SouthernShark
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The café had nice homemade cakes in a pleasant outdoor environment. My husband had a piece of carrot cake and said it was the best he had ever tasted. We went for a short walk around the gardens but everything was very dry; it was...More

Thank MarjofromBrissie
Russell_Czinege, Owner at Arkarra Tea Gardens Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on your experience at Arkarra Gardens. We pride ourselves on baking delicious cakes suitable for all tastes and dietary requirements. The lagoons are maintained by the council and our recent rain has definitely made it greener....More

Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

I often bring the family here for lunches and food is good, service usually harried (they seem really stressed no matter what time of the day) but location is literally across the road from my house. I've avoided reviewing as I'd wanted to give them...More

Thank KiwiArrin
Russell_Czinege, Owner at Arkarra Tea Gardens Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2017

We thank you for your feedback and comments. The average coffee price at Arkarra Gardens is $5 and variations including soy, almond milk etc are an additional $1. Without knowledge of your specific coffee order I cannot comment on the price however please feel free...More

Reviewed 31 August 2017

This is our third visit to the monthly BBQ's at Arkarra Tea Gardens. I know some people are shocked when they have to pay at time of booking. However as the BBQ's are special events, I totally understand that the chef needs to know exact...More

Thank Kamala D
Russell_Czinege, Owner at Arkarra Tea Gardens Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2017

Thank you for your positive feedback. We look forward to seeing you soon.

Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

Today we attended the Spanish luncheon that we paid for when making the reservation(unusual) and if we thought the reservation process was complicated as it took three phone calls to get that sorted, that was the easy part. The woman working the drinks orders had...More

Thank ROBYNE S
Russell_Czinege, Owner at Arkarra Tea Gardens Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2017

Thank you for your feedback and suggestions we will certainly consider them. We look forward to seeing you soon.

Reviewed 21 August 2017

Beautiful gardens and food and was pleasantly surprised to see the owners making full use of these amazing premises to also cater for weddings and special functions. Can't think of anywhere better to hold one! Immaculate surroundings, and always friendly, thank you!

Thank arty37
Russell_Czinege, Owner at Arkarra Tea Gardens Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2017

Thank you for your review we look forward to seeing you soon . Regards Russell Czinege

Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

Beautiful setting! Lovely meals and the service was good! It would be a lovely place to take the family :)

Thank Kazz52
Russell_Czinege, Owner at Arkarra Tea Gardens Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2017

Thank you for your review we look forward to seeing you soon . Regards Russell Czinege

Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

Having been here just over 3 years ago with some friends, we decided to revisit Arkarra as we were so impressed with the place. Sadly when we arrived we found the whole place look shabby, unkept , empty tables where customers had left long ago(...More

Thank david g
Russell_Czinege, Owner at Arkarra Tea Gardens Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2017

Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback. You may have noticed a marquee which is perfect for functions and weddings. This has replaced the gift shop. We look forward to seeing you again on your next visit.

Reviewed 3 August 2017

While holidaying at Hervey Bay, have had several morning tea's and Christmas in July lunch which have been absolutely beautiful. The cafe is set in amongs't lovely garden's in beautiful bushland. So peaceful and quiet. We actually went for morning tea one time and loved...More

Thank _mhandebo
Russell_Czinege, Owner at Arkarra Tea Gardens Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2017

Thank you for your review we look forward to seeing you soon . Regards Russell Czinege

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Drinks, Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 28 Panorama Drive, Dundowran, Hervey Bay, Queensland 4655, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Fraser Coast  >  Hervey Bay
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4128 8069
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Description
Arkarra Tea Gardens is a gorgeous relaxing café set on two acres of beautifully landscaped gardens. Lose yourself for a while by sipping locally roasted espresso coffee or quality T2 teas in your own bali hut as you listen to the local birdlife. You can also indulge in our homemade sweet treats or a scrumptious savoury lunch made by our fantastic chef. We have a great selection of Gluten free and vegetarian meals as well as catering for the little ones. Let our happy friendly staff serve you and give you a wonderfully memorable experience. There is plenty of scenery to enjoy as you let the world slip away for a short while. When you are refreshed consider going for a short walk around the adjoining lagoons for even more natural beauty. Come and see why it is the worth the short drive to visit us at Arkarra Tea Gardens.
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