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Thelma Retreat - CLOSED

40 Bolton Road, Dover, Tasmania 7117, Australia
+61 3 6298 1442
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21 Nov 2016
“Lovely place to eat, but closing down soon.”
25 Apr 2016
“A must visit”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Australian, Cafe, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
40 Bolton Road, Dover, Tasmania 7117, Australia
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Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

Went here for lunch and Devonshire tea. Lovely home cooked rissoles, pastie and homemade relish. Scones with jam and cream. The tea house is closing down at the end of November 2016. They still will have accommodation on site thou.More

Thank kiwibirdsofprey
thelmaretreat, Owner at Thelma Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded 24 November 2016

Yes, we are closing our Teahouse on the 30th November! Come along next week, we will be open on Sunday 27th to Wed 30th November. The Roses in the garden are putting on wonderful display so what better place for a Devonshire Tea! Our accommodation...More

Reviewed 25 April 2016

Delicious devonshire tea in a beautiful garden setting with stunning views. The owner was a wealth of information and provided us with a personal touch by introducing her daughters picture book which was a real joy to read and view the garden in many different...More

Thank Janine N
thelmaretreat, Owner at Thelma Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2016

It is very satisfying for us to share our 'little slice of paradise' with people who appreciate the beauty of nature.

Reviewed 21 March 2016

Thelmas is up a country road and surrounded by her lovely garden. Home baking and jams, vegetarian rissoles and other specialities which Thelma obviously enjoys making , we had a lunch and relaxed in the conservatory chatting to Thelma, thoroughly enjoyable and good value, do...More

Thank Normsmith
thelmaretreat, Owner at Thelma Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2016

Thanks for visiting us in southern Tasmania. We enjoy a chat with our visitors when it is not so busy, so pleased you found our glassed dining room a relaxing place for lunch.

Reviewed 19 January 2016 via mobile

Great food and very friendly staff. They took us on a personalized tour of the gardens. Atmosphere is warm, friendly. The perfumes from the gardens added a nice dimension to an enjoyable experience

Thank andeesellman
thelmaretreat, Owner at Thelma Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded 21 January 2016

Thank you for your encouragement. The lilies are filling the garden with sweet fragrance at the moment! It was great meeting you and your wife recently.

Reviewed 14 January 2016 via mobile

I have been on two occasions recently having enjoyed the quiet garden setting. The scones from home milled flour were fantastic with jam and cream and a mug of coffee. The rissoles were flavoursome and light. The hosts are very welcoming. Will be back again.

Thank Sriver
thelmaretreat, Owner at Thelma Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded 16 January 2016

So glad you have enjoyed your visits to our Teahouse and look forward to your return.

Reviewed 26 November 2015 via mobile

Thelma's was a great place to stop and relax. The garden was beautiful,with amazing Rose's. The scones, jam and cream were to die for. On a ice cold day this was a perfect place to find.m

Thank Patrina J
thelmaretreat, Owner at Thelma Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded 28 November 2015

So glad you enjoyed your morning tea in our cozy glassed garden room. Yes, the roses are putting on a wonderful show again this year!

Reviewed 29 March 2015

After a day full of house hunting and feeling exhausted, I needed tea - STAT! We stumbled across Thelmas by accident. Boy am I glad we did. From her genuine warm welcome to her homemade, delicious offerings of splendor Thelmas was a welcome end to...More

Thank soozannemusic
thelmaretreat, Owner at Thelma Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2015

So glad the tea and scones hit the spot! I find a walk in the garden is very refreshing at the end of a long day, too. Look forward to you visiting again.

Reviewed 26 March 2015

Wonderful homemade healthy food in a beautiful garden. This place was a real surprise and is located up a dirt road, but was worth the drive. Very reasonable prices.

Thank Mandy G
thelmaretreat, Owner at Thelma Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2015

So pleased you found our garden and food a pleasant surprise. The most wonderful thing about a good garden is that it is full of surprises!

Reviewed 20 March 2015

call in and have a pot of tea and something sweet toneat. The gardens are so colourful.....watch out for Cuddles the watchdog!More

Thank Mans58
thelmaretreat, Owner at Thelma Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2015

We are glad you were not put off with our dog Cuddlez, she certainly does want to be the watch dog, we have been trying to train her not to bark so much when visitors arrive and take her indoors so she does not frighten...More

Reviewed 13 March 2015

We stopped here for lunch as we were unable to find anywhere else that was open nearby. I was not too keen at first as we had to drive up a long winding track into what seemed like the middle of nowhere! However, once we...More

Thank Brigadier75
thelmaretreat, Owner at Thelma Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2015

Yes, the 1 km country road off the highway can seem like " where is this taking us to?". So glad you were adventurous and visited our Retreat hidden away in southern Tasmania.

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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 40 Bolton Road, Dover, Tasmania 7117, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Tasmania  >  Dover
  • Phone Number: +61 3 6298 1442
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Thelma Retreat Teahouse is in a large English style country garden, the perfect place to relax and enjoy unique homemade cooking. Breakfast, Light lunches, Devonshire Teas and organic filter coffee with cake are served in the glassed garden room and under the pergola in the scented rose garden. Bread, scones, cakes, pies and tarts are made here using organic flour freshly ground in a stone mill. Our all day menu is small but everything is made here. We cater for special dietary needs vegan, gluten & dairy free. Teahouse & Garden Open September to end of April. BOOKING ESSENTIAL.
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