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“What a gem”

Arkarra Tea Gardens Cafe
Ranked #14 of 187 Restaurants in Hervey Bay
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Australian
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
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.
Reviewed 30 June 2014

Love setting, delicious food cheery service
You've done an amazing job at bringing to life an old Hervey Bay gem.... Well done

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Thank L C
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Reviewed 18 June 2014

The place was busy but you couldn't tell. Seating is well spaced so that you can have a civilized conversation without interruption. Service was first class and the meals were too. Reasonable price for the quality. Be sure to book.

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Reviewed 14 June 2014

Recently resurrected like a phoenix from the ashes, the Arkarra Tea Gardens has clearly been a labour of love for for its new owners. Combining a high level of professionalism with a cosy family- run feel, they have already ticked every box marked excellent! With food ranging from a moist gluten free chocolate cake, through full-flavoured vegetable muffins and all the way to some innovative spicy lamb burgers there is something here for everyone. I hope that they will look very hard at moving into opening for dinner ... we will be first in the queue.

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1  Thank ElFozzo
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Reviewed 14 June 2014

My wife and I had to go to the Dundowran area today on some business & decided to try out the tea gardens because they had got such good reviews here on Tripadvisor.
We certainly wasn't disappointed, although my wife has been on a strict diet for the last couple of weeks she couldn't resist the lovely looking cakes on display
Therefore she had a (very large) slice of Hummingbird cake & I had the scone, jam & cream (both were delicious)
Both were washed down with a lovely pot of tea (loose leaf not tea bags!!!)
Service was also very friendly, however we did have to wait awhile for our order to come out (they were very busy so I can understand the delay)
It's in a very unique setting of which is completely different to any other cafe in the area
I can certainly recommend these tea gardens & will certainly be revisiting them again when next in the area

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1  Thank vk4tv
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Reviewed 27 May 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our outing at the lagoons watching the abundant bird life and the nice walk on the easy to navigate trails. After our walk we were rewarded with some very good food at the Tea Gardens. The tables are scattered under the trees in a magic setting. We will definitely be back.

The only negative we saw was that the local council has not done their part keeping the underbrush tidy around the lagoons themselves, but since we live in the area, and we know our local council, that was not surprising. You could do a lot better here Mr Mayor!

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1  Thank 17larry
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