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The Austen Tea Room

££ - £££Cafe,
40 Nicholson St, Essendon, Moonee Valley, Victoria 3040, Australia
+61 409 547 200
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good19%
  • Average17%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible7%
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“scones” (11 reviews)
“focaccias” (2 reviews)
“high tea” (26 reviews)
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Cafe, Australian
££ - £££
40 Nicholson St, Essendon, Moonee Valley, Victoria 3040, Australia
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Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Lovely place. I really like the decor with its lovely filigree mirrors and china and the food was excellent. I highly recommend the high tea.

Thank parischantelle
Reviewed 19 October 2017

The Tea Rooms -- such an English name -- have a Jane Austen theme. It's been open around five years. The staff are pleasant and eager to please. The best feature is the High Tea, which should be ordered in advance. Seating is inside or...More

Thank Jeffry B
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

Love the scones and coffee here! Just love coming for these great scones! Always enjoy a chat with the friendly staff

Thank Yvonne L
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

Worst service I have ever had. Food was basic as was the menu. Service was cold and strange. The venue is nice.

Thank BethIG72
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

Stumbled across this cafe when searching online for Jane Austen places in Melbourne and just had to check it out during a recent visit to the city. Was definitely not disappointed! Although it was a bit tricky to locate at first, we soon realised that...More

Thank regencybunny
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

First and last visit to the tea room. 2 ladies at my table are expecting and as such, the organizer asked the staff in advance for pregnant- friendly foods. We were disappointed to find cold meats such as chicken and turkey in the sandwiches. This...More

Thank Tiffany E
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

Quaint tea room with relaxing background music to enjoy a coffee. Situated on corner of street with large windows to enjoy outdoor scenery.

Thank Maria d
Reviewed 19 May 2017

Listening skills aren't the best here - staff appear to be distracted. The waitress kept asking us to repeat our order to her - we speak fluent English. The wrong order turned up at our table, so we knew this was going to be an...More

Thank Anne363
Management response:Responded 25 May 2017

On behalf of the team at The Austen Tea Room I would like to offer our apology on the negative experience.

Reviewed 14 May 2017

The Austen Tea Room is absolutely perfect!!! Its tucked away from the busy Mt Alexander rd, so its nice and quiet whether you choose to dine inside or out! The staff are polite, attentive and welcoming! I bought my mum and grandmother here for Mother's...More

Thank Sunny L
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Visited here with some family for a High Tea on a Saturday afternoon. Food was ok but nothing to rave about, service was ok. Some staff were friendly and accommodating but one in particular was not! Stone cold face, not at all welcoming and you...More

Thank JayneIvan
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Rhonda R
30 December 2017|
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Response from Jeffry B | Reviewed this property |
There is no entry fee, charges for children are as stated on the menu.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Cafe, Australian
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Private Dining
Good for
Open Hours
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 40 Nicholson St, Essendon, Moonee Valley, Victoria 3040, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Moonee Valley  >  Essendon
  • Phone Number: +61 409 547 200
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