By Bygone Beautys
Enjoy a leisurely day out with your mum at Bygone Beautys Treasured Teapot Museum & Tearooms, Leura, this Mother’s Day (Sunday, May 10).
Wander through the emporium, stocked from floor to ceiling with tea and teawares, antiques and collectables, jewellery, contemporary gifts and so much more. Pop open a bottle of bubbly (BYO) for a completely decadent traditional high tea experience in the new Trivet Terrace Tearoom.
Crystal champagne flutes are provided for a small corkage fee of $2.20 per person.
Dressed in top hat and tails, your waiter will serve this delight with a degree of pomp and circumstance. Delicately presented on a triple-tier cake stand with fine bone china and quality cotton afternoon tea serviettes, savour each delicious mouthful of finely rolled crustless sandwiches, an assortment of homemade tea cakes and biscuits topped off with homemade baby scones with freshly whipped cream and strawberry jam and served with your choice of house tea or coffee.
Champagne Traditional High Tea is available from 10.30am to 4pm weekdays and from 10.30am to 4.30pm weekends. Bookings essential: (02) 4784 3117 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Major extensions and renovations at Bygone Beautys are progressing well and due to be completed in May 2015. Soon to be revealed will be a new museum space, function room, formal tearoom and retail area specialising in all things tea-related.
With the renovations drawing to a close, proprietor Maurice Cooper OAM said: “As the world’s largest private collection of teawares, Bygone Beautys will be able to showcase the history of tea and tea-drinking through various artefacts.”
The museum boasts an impressive collection of more than 5500 teapots, 7000 teaspoons and 3000 tea towels to name a few.
Much of the collection is currently packed away for safe keeping. However, visitors can take advantage of 20 per cent off the price of all stock items including packaged tea and infusions, teaware, crystal and glassware, tableware, collectables, jewellery (gold, silver, diamonds and precious stones), figurines, lamps, vases, clothing, gifts, souvenirs and more.
Bygone Beautys Treasured Teapot Museum & Tearooms, Grose and Megalong streets, Leura, is open from 10am to 5.30pm seven days (Closed Good Friday, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day), with last tearoom orders taken at 5pm and last sitting for Traditional High Tea at 4pm weekdays and 4.30pm on weekends. Traditional High Tea cost: $38.50 per person for the first two people, then $33 per person thereafter.