The Lounge at Lilianfels Blue Mountains

4.2
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207 reviews
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$A41 to $A100
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Afternoon Tea
Situated off the lobby of Lilianfels Blue Mountains Resort and Spa, The Lounge is the ideal spot to catch up with friends and relax after a busy day in the Blue Mountains. It’s the perfect place to enjoy the grand tradition of afternoon high tea whilst enjoying the spectacular views of the Jamison Valley and adjoining courtyard gardens.

The Lounge Bar with a stylish mahogany bar is the perfect setting to unwind and relax with pre-dinner drinks with an extensive wine & cocktail list. Compliment your drinks with our gourmet all day dining menu, featuring tasty sharing plates such as crispy soft shell crab taco, buttermilk fried chicken sliders or the classic club sandwich and Wagyu beef burger and more.
What 207 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.1
Food
4.1
Service
4.3
Ambience
3.8
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82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MelM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

High tea stand at $110 for two people was quite expensive for what you received.

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Courtney
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Decadent and divine! Thank you for a lovely high tea that made me and the ladies feel like royalty.

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RoseF
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We chose here for mum's birthday after here friends told us how nice the high tea was.we really enjoyed it.mum loved the chocolate happy birthday sign.and all the staff were really nice. We will diffantly be back thanks

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LilyF
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

I was disappointed we did not get to enjoy the view as we enjoyed our high tea, but the ambience and the food made up for the shortcoming. We walked out of the hotel and crossed the road and nature was there in all it’s splendour.

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CatherineR
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing . I went for High tea with my mum . Beautiful from the service to the food . And exactly the morning we needed , relaxed , quiet and all topped with a glass champagne . thank you

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HelenaM
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Loved our afternoon tea at Lilianfels. We sat outside in the garden and it was a lovely afternoon.

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AlanB
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

A very relaxing, enjoyable high tea. Atmosphere is quiet and refined, with good but unobtrusive service and a quality spread.

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GemmaH
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely loved it. Private and comfortable seating. Food was divine.

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IanR
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Nice location and ambience.
Staff were very good and attentive.
Food was very good and exactly as described in the menu.
5 empty plates and content stomachs!

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ShellyD
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful experience it’s a must to visit when at the Mountains

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely beautiful high tea beautiful place yummy food and great service and it snowed to top it off

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Wahine1969
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great atmosphere. Enjoyed it with a friend but there were so many different parties in their, including a bridal shower. Perfect venue

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MicheleK
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had afternoon tea, and it was such a treat! The service was excellent, and the scones, to die for.

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Momo
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Beautiful setting for a special celebration. The savouries on the high tea we’re delicious and so were the scones. Sadly the chocolate and banana cakes were a commercial mass produced product. Excellent attention by the friendly staff.

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SharohR
London
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Loved the fire and the soft furnishings on a cold day. Tea and warm scones with family just wonderful.

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MartinaF
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Lovely afternoon spent enjoying the ambience and company of family whilst eating a delicious high tea

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JoPo
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience2

Unfortunately, over priced High tea with externally sources array including bite sized pieces of Sara Lee slab cake! Disappointing!

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Penny
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience5

Be specific about your drinks order or you will end up paying $32 for a glass of champagne

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KimberleaD
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great afternoon! The scones are wonderful as was all the sweet ans savory treats within the high tea.
Well presented and great views!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The angus burger was delicious all-round yet perhaps a different choice of bread would be nice.

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Poppy
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

We were given a High Tea as a gift
We ate in the Lounge which was beautiful and very comfortable. We had a glass of sparkling wine which was nice . The service was good I thought the actual food content was underwhelming for the price The savoury content of the tea was nice but not adequate amount of food , and I do not eat a lot We were not offered any top up of tea or more food .

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JessicaS
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Wonderful experience with lovely friends. Yummy food and tea.

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CameronN
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

The food was really nice. I specially liked the potato-leek soup. The prices were reasonable too.

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Natasha
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food, amazing service and great atmosphere.

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RitaN
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As a former Melbournian and foodie, I am quite the fussy eater. The food at the lounge was impeccable! Cooked to absolute perfection. I cannot fault our dining experience here. I will definitely be back for the angus burger and chicken breast dish! Not to mention the delicious cocktails!!
The ambience was also divine; a tranquil setting and thus very relaxing.

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LouiseB
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

5 star food and service in an opulent setting. Attention to detail was excellent

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AmyC
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience2

The food was very average, especially for the price. The whole hotel is looking sad as tired, desperately in need of a freshen up. There was a family close by with teenage kids sitting on the floor on their phones, in pyjamas which is fine but I went out to escape my own kids doing that. It’s just all a bit blah really. Truly lacklustre. Definitely not a five star experience, maybe three at a push. Social distancing was non existent.

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FionaM
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

I would highly recommend this experience. The only drawback was that during Covid and because of social distancing, our table was moved to the breakfast area instead of the lounge area which was disappointing. It didn't quite have the same feel. Other than that the food was excellent and filling, the presentation was lovely, and Jess and Sarah were highly efficient.

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KelK
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

We were disappointed that we had to sit at a table, instead of in the lounge where we had booked.

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vipLynnie
Sydney / NSW
12 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

A treat for our daughters, for taking COVID-19 school lockdown in their stride and for keeping on top of everything without us having to push them.

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Katherine
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2020
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience5

Cozy mood set by the two fireplaces and beautiful decor. High tea food was okay but let down by the bland savoury foods served. The Lounge was understaffed but the staff who were there did a great job. Disappointing that the crockery was standard white cafe variety - I was expecting more upmarket crockery for a high tea.

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Pete
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience1

Horrible customer consideration. Wouldn’t even recommend.

drove my family all the way from Sydney to surprise my mum for her birthday. Read amazing review online, booked in advance, I was expecting a lovely high tea in ‘the lounge’, with stunning piano music playing in the background and a gorgeous view. An experience my mum would love.

Instead as We arrived we were informed that we couldn’t sit in the lounge because they were at full capacity. We instead were directed to sit at a buffet kitchen which looked much like a less than appealing casual cafe. The table wasn’t set, the sugar packets weren’t even full. It was very obvious that no consideration had been placed into our reservation.
In a state of shock we explained our long trip to the restaurants manager Jess and how we drove all that way for an experience. Her response was to brush us off, say we are eating the same food and state the other guests had booked in advance - as if we hadn’t. No effort was made to provide apologise, nothing was done to enhance your less than uncomfortable experience.
I understand and expect covid-19 regulations to be enforced. I also expect to be informed of any changes and arrangements to cater of these situations. As I informed the staff, I didn’t drive an hour and a half just to have an average high tea in a casual cafe. I would’ve taken my family to a gorgeous high tea somewhere like QVB in Sydney where customers aren’t shrugged off by rude management.
All in all the food is average, there was a hair in our food but we didn’t complain as they don’t take complains seriously.
If situations and services are altered to cater for covid-19 I think it is only fair that we are informed of these changes. I clearly booked to sit in the lounge not at a cafe. I paid their prices for the experience And service not just the food.
Wouldn’t recommend to anyone unless you book 5-6 months in advance, then maybe Jess will show some consideration toward you.

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Miffy
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely divine high tea, I ordered gluten free and was amazed at the light, fluffy, fresh scones. I've never eaten a scone that wasn't dry before and I was hugely impressed.

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EviniaS
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, fabulous high tea. Kids loved their first high tea experience.

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PrueB
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delicious, staff were friendly and helpful and cocktails were divine. A little pricey though. Wonderful ambience.

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Annabubble
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely venue, staff lovely and beautiful food, there could have been just a little more with value for money, but other than that fantastic experience

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was absolutely beautiful! The service and food was all worth it.

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WilF
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Service was slow at times and got order mixed up but they sorted it all out.

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GiannaL
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

My husband and I had high tea here. It was busy so I recommend booking in advance. The food was nice, as was the atmosphere.

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GEOFFC
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall3Food1Service2Ambience3

The food was quite average, and the service about the same, its a nice location with tradition fittings in a nice setting. Just a shame it was not a great experience, we will not return.

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The Lounge at Lilianfels Blue Mountains is rated 4.2 stars by 207 OpenTable diners.

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