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Lake Barrine Tea House, Restaurant And Cottage Accomodation

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$$ - $$$
Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options
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Gillies Highway | Lake Barrine, Yungaburra, Queensland QLD 4884, Australia
+61 7 4095 3847
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09:00 - 16:00
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Thu - Mon 09:00 - 16:00
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Melbourne, Australia
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58 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a wonderful location to enjoy a delicious Devonshire cream tea, overlooking Lake Barrine, a crater lake surrounded by rainforest. We went on the 45-minute lake cruise ($18) which was lovely. Joy, our pilot, told us all about the history of the tearooms (built in 1927 when the Gillies Highway opened), the environmental and ecological aspects of the lake,... More 

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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Easy access with plenty of parking. Relaxing walking around the gardens admiring the variety of plants. Very rustic looking building and welcoming. We walked around the building on the patio admiring the water views. The food is totally scrumpious. There is a boat ride available to enjoy more views of the lake and the multitude of wildlife. Lovely decore. They... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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212 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

This one is special. Fantastic location right on Lake Barrine with panoramic views. Coffee is excellent. Scones with jam and cream were wonderful. Prices are reasonable (my cup of coffee and scones with jam and cream was just $10). The girl who served me was friendly and actually made conversation. Plenty of tourist information outside as well. Highly recommended.

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Kewarra Beach, Australia
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Cairns Local, we go to the tea house fairly regularly, I would recommend the Devonshire tea, very nice scenery and the climate is just that little bit cooler. The Lake itself is beautiful, as is lake Eacham.

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London
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131 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

We had walked around the lake, before deciding to pop in for a casual lunch. There was a good selection of café food and we both opted for a club sandwich, which was lovely. They are licenced, but we had Bundaberg LLBs. We grabbed a seat on the balcony (effectively first floor level) from where there are lovely views across... More 

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Newmarket, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

The only man made structure on the lovely blue Lake Barrine is an old tea room that advertises traditional award winning Devonshire cream teas. It was only 11 am but we sat in the crystal clear sunshine on the stunning veranda and ordered one. It was worth the ten dollars just to linger in that magical location but the Devonshire... More 

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Tully, Australia
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79 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

Went there today and it was so relaxing sitting on the deck overlooking the lake and watching the ducks etc.

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Cairns, Australia
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

The perfect old school place to take your friends to experience the crater lakes. The best scones and a great menu too. Must do is a boat tour. My friends absolutely loved it after our rainy car trip through the rainforest.

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Townsville, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

We visited boxing day morning for coffee milkshakes & scones. From the moment we got there we were greeted with lovely service. Despite it being quite busy, our coffee milkshakes & scones came very quickly. The man who bought them to our table was also happy to take our picture for us. Oh we also ordered a bowl of hotchips... More 

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Norwood
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99 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

We visited this very pleasant cafe/restaurant on a drive across the Atherton Tablelands. Went for the Devonshire Tea and a slice of their cheesecake. Both were generous serves and tasted delicious. Need to keep your eyes open when on the road as there are no signs for the restaurant and only very small signs to the lake, but it is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 14
Cuisine
Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Cheap Eats, Romantic, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 16:00
Monday
09:00 - 16:00
Thursday
09:00 - 16:00
Friday
09:00 - 16:00
Saturday
09:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Gillies Highway | Lake Barrine, Yungaburra, Queensland QLD 4884, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Yungaburra
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4095 3847
Description
February & March 2016 Closed Tuesday & Wednesday

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