From Blaxland to Katoomba and Leura to Blackheath the Blue Mountains has plenty of superb places to eat, within some truly magnificent settings. If you are planning a visit there check out our recommendations for some of the best restaurants in the Blue Mountains. Which one do you most like the sound of?
A multi award-winning venue in Katoomba, Darleys is the epitome of elegance and style.
Situated within the Lilianfels Resort & Spa, the restaurant boasts impressive décor, with a beautiful fireplace, ornate crystal chandeliers and stunning artwork, creating a luxury ambience. Through leadlight windows the dining room also showcases breathtaking views of the Blue Mountains.
With food to match the exquisite views and setting, the hatted restaurant offers award-winning contemporary Australian cuisine with a touch of old world style.
Entrees like scallop sashimi, and mains like a toothfish bouillabaisse, provide an unrivalled dining experience. While their robust wine list features an extensive choice of international labels.
Address: Lilianfels Resort & Spa Blue Mountains, Lilianfels Avenue, Katoomba 2780 NSW
Drawing inspiration from the sheer natural beauty of the Blue Mountains landscape and its rich indigenous history, Arrana skillfully incorporates native ingredients and stories into its innovative menu.
Located in Springwood, about a 20 minute drive from the national park, the restaurant has a very romantic, fine dining feel about it. Soft lighting and a warm space create a relaxed environment in which to enjoy your meal.
Offering two degustation-style seasonal menus that are paired with optional wines, dishes like spanner crab and pork jowl are beautifully presented with immaculate service.
As fine dining experiences go, this one will not disappoint.
Address: Shops 9-12/123-125 Macquarie Road, Springwood 2777 NSW
Located inside the magnificent Hydro Majestic Hotel, it is very difficult to decide what is the most unique selling point of The Wintergardens Restaurant.
The spectacular views of the Megalong Valley are a huge drawcard. While the airy, and delightful light-filled dining room, complete with ornate fireplace and grandiose décor is one of the best settings within the whole of the Blue Mountains.
The food of course is of the highest order too. Created by Chef Mate Herceg, offerings like caramelised wild Canadian scallops, Oberon organic lamb loin and brandy snap cannoli shine off the menu like a lighthouse in fog.
Whatever its USP, one thing is for certain, the overall dining experience at The Wintergardens is nothing short of exceptional.
Address: Hydro Majestic, 52-88 Great Western Highway, Medlow Bath 2780 NSW
Echoes Hotel Restaurant
Another Katoomba favourite, the Echoes Hotel Restaurant occupies a magnificent position nestled on the outer edges of the Blue Mountains National Park.
Showcasing stunning views of the craggy cliff edges and verdant rainforest valleys, this stylish restaurant and bar ticks all the boxes for a wonderful dining experience.
The food menu features Mod Oz cuisine with a strong Asian influence. Made with local produce, dishes feature big, bold flavours that err on the side of decadence.
Cashew nut crumbed grass fed Riverina lamb racks, truffled mushroom wontons and pan roasted five-spice spatchcock are just some of the dishes you can order. All served in a relaxed and friendly setting, with service that is courteous and professional.
Address: 3 Lilianfels Ave, Katoomba 2780 NSW
The Grand Dining Room
Located at the heritage listed Carrington Hotel in Katoomba, the Grand Dining Room is another venue that will blow you away with its outstanding setting.
Resplendent with soaring columns, gorgeous stained glass windows and lofty gilded ceilings, it is one of the last remaining Victorian dining rooms in Australia still operating as a commercial venue.
Created by Executive Chef, Stefan Klaunzer the seasonal a’la carte menu champions fresh ingredients, sourced almost exclusively from the Blue Mountains and the Central West region of New South Wales.
A replica of the original dining room built in 1886, (with a few minor adjustments for modern convenience), reservations are essential if you want to dine here.
Address: The Carrington, 15/47 Katoomba Street, Katoomba 2780 NSW