Dining in the Blue Mountains
Enjoy dining with spectacular views, savour acclaimed hatted restaurant experiences and taste local delights in historic cafes and pubs. The Blue Mountains is bursting with flavour, with farmers markets and events also regularly showcasing local produce.
In Katoomba you’ll find cafes, restaurants and cocktail bars nestled in historic venues. Enjoy fine dining at Darley's Restaurant, in the original Lilianfels House, or sip a drink in the historic Savoy picture theatre building at AVALON Restaurant & Cocktail Bar. Palette Dining is another acclaimed dining experience.
For modern décor and Mediterranean-inspired tasting plates, Leura Garage is a popular eatery set inside a refurbished mechanic’s workshop. Looking for cosy log fires? Café Bon Ton is an award-winning eatery with just that, and Embers, inside the Fairmont Resort & Spa, treats you with great meals, a hearty stone fireplace and awesome views.
For more breathtaking views of the Blue Mountains, Echoes at Katoomba is a feast for the senses – with signature modern cuisine. Jamison Views Restaurant in the Hotel Mountain Heritage matches sweeping views with fine cuisine and Solitary, perched above the Leura Cascades, serves modern Australian in a stylish cottage.
Other acclaimed and popular venues with classic Blue Mountains’ ambience include:
- Fumo, a one-hat restaurant in Blackheath that’s only open on weekends, serving Japanese-inspired modern Australian menu.
- Silk’s Brasserie in Leura, which serves upscale modern cuisine in warm and inviting surrounds.
- Pins on Lurlene in Katoomba, serving contemporary cuisine from local produce, in a grand and historic local house.
- The Potager Mount Tomah is inside the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden, and serves breakfast and lunch Wednesday to Sunday with spectacular views.
- Lochiel Restaurant in Kurrajong Heights is a popular Blue Mountains establishment that serves modern Australian with an Asian twist.
- The Hydro Majestic, an iconic art deco hotel built as spa retreat more than a century ago, boasts several popular dining spaces with spectacular views over Megalong Valley.
Farmers markets are a weekend fixture at towns and villages throughout the Blue Mountains. Springwood, Blackheath and Lithgow are just a few of the markets where you can buy produce fresh from the grower. Check the local calendar for more events.