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***NOTE: THIS RESTAURANT CLOSED DOWN JUNE 2017*** City fare, Blue Mountains feel… this Blackheath restaurant offers the best of both worlds.  When Vesta opened a few years ago I was so relieved. Here was a restaurant that tasted like we were eating in Sydney but felt like we were eating in the Blue Mountains. There’s that sophistication to […]

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This buzzing bar and restaurant turns up the cool-factor of the mid-Blue Mountains yet another notch. It’s slightly exciting when talented people with very good taste team up to open a bar and restaurant in your neighbourhood. Mesa Barrio is the work of four local lads with plenty of skill and no pretensions. Yet their […]

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Tapas-style dishes, local produce and opening seven nights a week is a winning combination for this Blue Mountains restaurant. When guests staying at my Blue Mountains accommodation want to go out for dinner on a Monday or Tuesday night, there’s one place I always recommend. Leura Garage is one of the few restaurants in the […]

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Three new café, bar and retail openings in the Blue Mountains town of Lawson will make bypassing this village a thing of the past. When driving to or from Sydney through the Blue Mountains you’d be forgiven for not really noticing Lawson. But for a pub and a row of shops-for-lease lining the Great Western […]

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When it’s winter in the Blue Mountains, sometimes all you want to do is snuggle up by an open fireplace and drink a hot chocolate or a glass of red. Here are some of the best cafés and pubs where you can do just that. Wisteria Place, Leura Serving Campos coffee, all-day breakfast and now open for […]

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Fantastic pizza, a great atmosphere, craft beers on tap and the high chance of live music later on make this pizza place in Katoomba one of the Blue Mountains’ best casual eating spots – perfect for families and groups of friends. The pizzas are all named after towns in the Blue Mountains and are listed […]

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  What happens when a fine-dining chef and restaurateur try their hands at a pizzeria? You get premium quality ingredients, unique and delicious pizza toppings, and service that makes you feel like you’re at a hatted restaurant for a fraction of the price. La Famiglia in Wentworth Falls has been on my list to try […]

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Mar-2015

Here’s where I’ll be reviewing my favourite places to eat out – from cheap and cheerful to special-occasion restaurants. I’ll be basing my price categories on the combined cost of an average entree and main per person (pp). The categories will be: Cheap & cheerful <$40pp Fancy & friendly $40–$75pp Fine dining >$75pp More reviews coming soon!

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