Readers Choice 2018 - Fine Dining

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Lilianfels Resort & Spa Blue Mountains, Lilianfels Ave,
Katoomba NSW

Type
Licensed Restaurants in Elegant Surrounds with Grand Traditional Service
Price
$$$$$
Cuisine
Modern Australian
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Wow. The restaurant is in the originally house and beautiful decorated. we were going to have 3 course meal and ended with 5 course. We were given a starter which was the chief's complimentary. Each meal arrived which was amazing. The meals just melted in your mouth. Just perfect The staff are very friendly and chatty

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  • 4/4 Stars
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  • 4/4 Stars
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  • 4/4 Stars

Top shelf dining

I took my wife here for our wedding anniversary and it didn't disappoint. It is def fine dinning in the mountains. We opted for the three course menu and all three dishes were well prepared, tasty and well presented. Best steak I have had in a long time. Service was friendly and efficient and not snooty like you sometimes get in fine dining restaurants. Well be back for our next anniversary.

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  • 4/4 Stars
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  • 4/4 Stars
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  • 4/4 Stars
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  • 4/4 Stars

An absolutely amazing experience. My Girlfriend and I were met in the foyer and beckoned into the warmth. Despite being late due to geographical embarrassment we were asked if we'd like to head to the bar for pre dinner drinks or be seated for dinner straight away. We chose pre dinner drinks and were guided by a staff member to a small intimate lounge. We were given the menu, and a fireplace was lit for us, just us. After drinks we were guided to our table and attended to immediately. I don't want to give away any of the many little unexpected surprises that we enjoyed, I think they are best kept as surprises. The food was the most amazing that I have ever eaten. Eye poppingly amazing. Bad manners as it may be, my Girlfriend and I shared every dish because neither of us had experienced such beautiful food before. Just after we had finished our entree we were offered another table closer to the fireplace. It wasn't cold where we were, nor had we asked for a spot closer to the fireplace. I think it was just because we were a couple, and nearer the fireplace was a more romantic place to be. This served no purpose other than to make our experience more pleasurable. Without going in to every single kindness and detail, our whole evening was made magical through the combined efforts of all of the staff. I couldn't fault the experience at all. Great food, warm friendly and endearing staff and an amazing setting. We will definitely return, next time to experience the view during the daylight hours.

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Darleys Overview

Steeped in style and elegance, multi award-winning Darleys on Lilianfels Avenue at Katoomba, sparkles with newly revived old world charm. Nestled in Lilianfels Resort & Spa, magnificent décor awaits guests, with an ornate fireplace, leadlight windows, crystal chandeliers and evocative artwork, setting a luxurious ambiance. With breath-taking views of the Blue Mountains, this unrivalled restaurant boasts a menu to match, prepared using the best local and organic produce, complemented by an extensive wine list. Expect entrees like scallop sashimi, lemon myrtle cream, cucumber and seaweed salt, before a main affair of pressed duck leg, brined breast, cumquat, onion cream, broad beans and Madeira sauce. For a decadent dessert, try the chocolate ganache with eucalyptus gel, apple and buckwheat.

A few words from Darleys

Steeped in history, Darleys Restaurant is set in the heritage listed, original homestead of Sir Frederick Darley, the sixth Chief Justice of NSW and is a tribute to a bygone era.

Darley's Restaurant is situated in the original Lilianfels House, which was built over 100 years ago. The restaurant has recently undergone a fresh refurbishment and still resides at Lilianfels Resort and Spa. Its soaring mountain views and lush manicured gardens have lured guests from around the world, who come to experience a culinary journey and immerse in the timeless beauty that abounds at Lilianfels.

Darleys History:

In August 1888 Sir Frederick Darley bought a little more than 11 acres at Echo Point, Katoomba and built a retreat house for the family to access the mountains air for their daughter Lilian who may have contracted and died from tuberculosis. It is assumed the house was named Lilianfels is in honour of Lilian, coupled with the German fels for high land.

Darleys Restaurant:

The main dining room of Darley's restaurant seats up to 50 people and features two open ornate fireplaces, stunning leadlight windows, crystal chandeliers, luxurious designer wall prints, evocative artworks and plush furnishings that speak of style and grace.

Darleys is a multi-award winning Hatted restaurant inducted in the Hall of Fame for best Regional Restaurant in 2011.

With its magnificent décor, Darleys sparkles with newly revived old world charm accentuated by a spectacular setting and unrivalled destination - The World Heritage Listed Blue Mountains.

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Best Known For

Berkshire pork striploin, ginger bread puree, broccolini and prunes.

Darleys Functions

Caters for up to 95 Guests
  Wedding, Conference, Corporate Function, Dinner Party, Birthday Party, Christmas Party, Engagement Party, Hens & Bucks Night
  Set Menu, Banquets, Degustation
With views across the historic formal English gardens and the escarpment of Jamison Valley in the background, Darley’s Restaurant is Lilianfels Resort and Spa signature fine dining Blue Mountains restaurant, renowned for its fresh, local produce, fine wines and innovative cuisine. Offering modern Australian cuisine served as a la carte or degustation menus with specially selected local and imported wines.

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Darleys Opening Hours

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Bfast       
Lunch       
Dinner  
Late  

Seasonal variations may occur.

Darleys Features & Facilities

Seats: 95

  • Bush Views
  • Customer Carpark
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Fully Licensed
  • Private Dining
  • Functions
  • Alfresco Dining
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Disabled Access
  • Degustation Menu
  • Gluten Free Options
  • Bar
  • Wireless Internet
  • Romantic
  • Vegan Options
  • Dinner

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  • Diners Club
  • American Express
  • EftPos