Clonmara Tearoom is located in the Clonmara Cottages in Port Fairy. The English style tearoom has large selection of teas, classic English lunches, scones with jam and cream and a number of desserts. We didn’t get a chance to try the scones while we were here, but based on the quality of the desserts we’d say that the scones would be pretty good too. The savoury food wasn’t anything special but the apple pie was a clear favourite.
The chai late wasn’t bad, but we’d recommend ordering a tea instead because they have a lot of flavours that you don’t normally see in your average cafe. The Japanese Evening Mist sencha had a delicate sweet flavour, whereas the ‘Monk Pear’ black tea had a more bold bergamot taste. The Lime Sencha was perfect to balance the sweetness of the desserts we ordered.
This apple pie was delicious! It had a great homemade taste, with a yummy sweet cinnamon-apple flavour and tasty pastry. The cream melted onto the warm pie to give a nice custard-like texture. Definitely worth a try.
This lemon tart was very nice – not too sweet and a good texture. However this tart didn’t really need the cream… the only cake that made sense to be served with cream was the apple pie.
This cake had very good flavours, but as an almond cake it was quite heavy. If you want something a bit lighter you might be better off getting the apple pie.
This quiche was had a nice soft texture and was enjoyable enough, but it was very much an eggy quiche. If you prefer your quiches to be cheesy then you might be disappointed. The potato crisps on the side were very unusual, we’ve never experienced that in a cafe before! Maybe they ran out of hot chips?? But the salad was decent.
This pie was fairly average as far as pies go; not bad but not special. It also had those potato crisps on the side.
Verdict: This is a nice place to visit for tea and a slice of apple pie. Maybe not for lunch.