The restaurant is quite roomy with amazing slab tables. Most of the tables inside the restaurant are made from slabs of wood. There are paintings on the wall of Ned Kelly and his life. There is also a lot of memorabilia for sale, including old newspapers, tea towels and other items related to Ned Kelly. There are jams and sauces for sale too.
We went to Glenrowan for a meal and also to have a walk around the town. There were lots of people out and about. It was a coolish day with a strong wind blowing, however it didn't seem to worry the visitors to the town.
We sat down and checked out the menu. There were lots of items available on the menu. I was there with my sister and her partner. We chose our meals and drinks. The service was prompt. We had hardly sat down before the owner (I'm assuming it was Linda) came over and welcomed us and asked us if we would like to look at the menu. Not long after we ordered our meal, our drinks arrived. And the meals were served not long after that.
I chose pumpkin soup and damper, Jodie chose pikelets and jam and cream, and Wayne chose soup with a pie floater. My soup was very tasty, and the damper was a huge slice, that I couldn't finish. There was an ample pot of butter beside my warm damper. I dipped pieces of damper into my soup, and I was soon so full I felt like I would roll out of the restaurant. Notice the beautiful slab table under our food.
Jodie's pikelets were light and fluffy and she was served plenty of jam and cream. The good thing about being served at a small country restaurant is that everything is plentiful. Sometimes at a hotel you receive a small piece of butter, wrapped in foil, which just doesn't cut the mustard. Wayne's pie was floating in a lovely thick beef and vegetable soup, which was almost thick enough to be called a stew. We had great meals and excellent service.
The restaurant was very clean. When we walked in, there were dishes on a table, as customers had just finished their meal and were about to leave. The owner was quick to remove the dishes and clean that table. I noticed that the menu still has the name 'Dad & Dave's Billy Tea Room's on it. The restaurant was called Dad & Dave's Billy Tea Rooms before it was taken over by Linda. (If you Google "Linda's Billy Tea Rooms", the searches will all find Dad & Dave's Billy Tea Rooms.) Head to Linda's Billy Tea Rooms for the tastes of yesteryear, and try Dinkum Aussie tucker.
There are some great menu choices. Two menu choices are -
The Bushy's Banquet
We give you a choice of two old colonial meals, especially put together to let you sample a three course feast of yesteryear.
Shearer's Damper with Billy Tea of coffee, a hearty serve of our home made soup, finished off with a serving of Old Fashioned Bread Pudding. A highly recommended meal prior to visiting the Local Wineries. $22.00
Shearer's Damper with Billy Tea or Coffee, our famous Colonial Pie Floater, finished off with a slice of our "infamous" Hedgehog. $22.00
If you head to Glenrowan, and you find that you want to spend a day or two here, you can find accomodation at Linda's Billy Tea Rooms - Billy's B & B. This is a fully self contained 2 bedroom town house in the main street of Glenrowan (next to the animated theatre). The town house is pet friendly, there is secure parking, a private courtyard with barbecue facilities, internet access and it accommodates 7 people.
For Prices and Bookings phone (03) 5766 2496 or
After hours: 0417125426.
It was only this morning I had been thinking about Glenrowan when I noticed your article. We stopped on the way to Wodonga a couple of years ago and had a look around Kate's Cottage and the Kelly Homestead replica. I really would like to explore the are a bit more. Victoria has so very much to offer.