Bakery Tea Rooms: "Time for a break" Ross Restaurant Tip by tiabunna

Ross Restaurants: 2 reviews and 6 photos

  Let's nip in for a while!
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  • Let's nip in for a while! - Ross
      Let's nip in for a while!
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  • An interesting old building - Ross
      An interesting old building
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  • Interior, Bakery Tea Rooms, Ross - Ross
      Interior, Bakery Tea Rooms, Ross
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  • Too bad about the diet! - Ross
      Too bad about the diet!
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  • What diet? - Ross
      What diet?
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It’s a chilly winter’s day in Ross, so would you care to join us for some afternoon tea? We’re heading for the Bakery Tea Rooms (main photo), more or less across from the Post Office. There’s insufficient time to test the “Famous scallop pie”, so a Devonshire Tea will have to do.

The building (photo 2) is clearly from the early days, those timber construction wings at either end have been added later, probably about 1900 going by the Federation style. Without them the building would be the classic Georgian box shape. Once inside, isn’t it great to settle down in the warm interior (photo 3) with the fire burning? Look around at the walls made of rough field stones – obviously the external sandstone is facing. Up on the ceiling, that pressed metal finish ties in with the Federation remake, chances are the original would have been hessian covered with paper and painted.

Well, here’s our Devonshire Tea (photo 4). I thought the scones were excellent and the coffee wasn’t at all bad either. That Tasmanian cream and home-made jam (photo 5) might be damaging to diets, but it went very quickly! Must revisit here some day.

Comparison: about average
Directions: Across from the Post Office.
Price: less than US$10
Rating: 4
Theme: Coffeehouse

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jul 5, 2008
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  • BruceDunning's Profile Photo
    Jun 14, 2013 at 2:11 PM

    The convicts could come over for a bit of tea and biscuit,. it they only had transportation

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