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Darley's Restaurant - Leura

Fine dining… Darley’s Restaurant in Leura.

There are many more places I would recommend to eat in the Blue Mountains, from cheap and cheerful to special-occasion restaurants.

I’m getting around to writing full reviews of them all, but in the meantime, you’ll have to be content with this little list:

Fine dining restaurants: 

Darley’s, Leura: A continuous award-winner in the Greater Sydney fine-dining scene. You’ll pay the big bucks, but if you can afford to it will be a memorable experience.

The Hydro Majestic, Medlow Bath: If the High Tea is any indication of the quality of restaurants in this early-1900s building, I’m sold. Ample dining options abound, from the crip-white-tablecloth kind at The Wintergarden restaurant to more casual setting in the Boiler House. All come with valley views.


Very nice restaurants:

Cinnabar Kitchen, Blackheath: Exotic menu, sophisticated flavours, switched-on chefs, cosy ambience… Sounds like a pretty good combination to me. Its tag line is “travel the world in one night”. Don’t mind if I do! Pair it with a pre-drink at Blackheath Bar & Bistro.

Ates Restaurant, Blackheath: New upmarket restaurant by the former chef at Mesa Barrio in a location that has a longstanding dining history in the Blue Mountains – and a 150-year-old woodfire oven in the kitchen. Great things can only come of this place.


Casual dining restaurants:

Basil Nut, Katoomba: Fresh, modern, quality Thai food. Tucked away in an arcade, open for lunch and dinner every day except closed Tuesday. Bookings essential.

Bootlegger, Katoomba: A meat-focused menu but yum, cool and casual.

Napoli Corner, Lawson: Authentic Neapolitan-style wood-fired pizza – bellissimo!

More restaurant reviews coming soon!