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2023 Blue Mountains Readers' Choice Awards

Chef Hat Ratings Explained 

19 18Superlative Food & Wine: Internationally acclaimed
Worth a special journey
17 16Exceptional Quality of Cuisine
Worth a detour
15 14Food Quite Out of the Ordinary
Worth a stop on the way
13 12A Good Restaurant in its category
Taking inspiration from the beauty and rugged landscapes of the Blue Mountains and past cultures, Arrana on Macquarie Road in Springwood weaves native ingredients and stories into its menus. Step i...
"Luxurious Ambience"


Modern Australian   $$$$$   Opens Tue 5:30:PM


14 Chef Hat Award
Steeped in style and elegance, multi-award-winning Darleys on Lilianfels Avenue in Katoomba, sparkles with newly revived old-world charm. Nestled in Lilianfels Resort & Spa, magnificent d├ęcor await...
Located in Wallerawang and surrounded by world-class attractions, find hidden gem Black Gold Motel & Crib Room Restaurant on Main Street. Originally the Old Wallerawang School built in 1881, Black ...
The Wintergarden

The Wintergarden

European   $$$$$   Opens Tue 11:00:AM

Medlow Bath

14 Chef Hat Award
Majestic vistas of Megalong Valley draw diners to The Wintergarden restaurant on Great Western Highway at Medlow Bath. Located inside the historic Hydro Majestic Hotel, this light-filled restaurant...
Polar Bear Of Leura

Polar Bear Of Leura

Pizza   $$$$$   Opens Tue 5:00:PM


The Grand Dining Room at the Heritage Listed Carrington Hotel in Katoomba, harks back to a different era when dining was dining and not just eating out.
On Aspinall Road in the Megalong Valley of the Blue Mountains, find Megalong Creek Estate Vineyard crafting boutique, single-estate wines created by the award-winning Jacob Stein of Robert Stein wi...