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With AMARA's intimate seating for only 18 guests, experience creative impeccable degustation dining with hyper-local organic ingredients.
Celebrate the graces of nature in alluring bushland surrounds at AMARA Restaurant on Grandview Lane in Bowen Mountain. With a name meaning ‘grace’ in West African, this stylish Sydney restaurant projects an elegant vibe of beige-clothed tables and leather chairs, while a glass frontage allows spectacular sunset views. Chef Will Houia’s food philosophy embodies a simple, ultimately natural approach to cooking preferring traditional techniques of charcoal and fire over gas and electricity; as well as the use of indigenous ingredients to add flavour. Degustation menus for lunch and dinner see plates such as sourdough dumplings with cucumber kimchi to start, followed by confit squid, salted daikon and onion broth; with mains like roasted chicken, celeriac, onion relish and radish leaf.
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Every day the Amara Restaurant team creates a dinner degustation menu of seven courses, and for lunches on Friday to Sunday – a five course degustation all based on the freshest organic and seasonal meat, cheese and hero produce available within 100km (or one-hour drive) of Sangoma, among the historic and highly fertile Hawkesbury region. Affectionately called the ‘Harvest Menu', the shared lunch concept, offered on Monday to Thursday, focuses on one succulent protein and four of the freshest organic vegetables, mostly sourced from local friends at Harvest Farms, followed by an irresistible dessert.
Head Chef Will Houia has built incredible relationships with local suppliers. They work together to deliver the finest produce the region can provide and bring out it's best in the kitchen. Amara sources as much of its produce as possible from Harvest Farms, a community supported agriculture (CSA) project that supplies local restaurants and fruit and veg boxes for the public, from two organic farms in the Hawkesbury: the Bilpin farm for delicious veggies and Mt Tomah farm for berries, figs and nuts.
Amara's meat and seafood include ethically grown Melanda Park Pork and beef and poultry from Wilberforce Meat Co., and they support the GoodFish project to only serve seafood from sustainable fisheries.
Discrete, private entry to the gated Sangoma Retreat and intimate Amara Restaurant is by appointment only to guarantee a spacious, unrushed atmosphere that's in tune with your needs. Each reservation of visitors is greeted by their host, Ivy or John, and are ushered to the top lounge for welcome drinks. When ready, guests are then seated at their table in Amara for a unique culinary experience looking out over Sydney framed by the Blue Mountains.
Guests and visitors can enjoy a flight of wines paired with each course, or peruse the wine list, which features a well-planned balance between prestige and more innovative labels that's always evolving with new selections, organic and limited releases to keep it interesting.
Our 'Luxury Day Trip' experience a little slice of indulgence with exquisite food and complete rejuvenation, all in one day - a Spa Treatment, 2 Course Lunch and use of the pool and sauna. Optional upgrades are available.
Spicers Sangoma Retreat lives up to its name – a Zulu word for ‘healer'. Whether you're a guest or visitor, the tranquil location nestled in the Blue Mountains with views over Sydney makes a visit to Amara the centrepiece of an unforgettable journey.
Just over an hour's drive from Sydney, Sangoma Retreat has been ECO certified by Ecotourism Australia since 2016 for their sustainable practices and high-quality, nature-based tourism experiences, including rainforest hikes and canyoning for the perfect city escape.
Sangoma puts you centre stage in a tranquil nest of natural luxury, with six suites of four different types, each wrapped in its own unique character and comfort.
SPECIAL OCCASIONS, WEDDINGS, MEETINGS, MINI-CONFERENCING
Perfect for small, intimate events for business or pleasure, Sangoma's luxury is unfussy and in touch with the beauty of nature. Guests can seek peace in the pool, sauna and spa with a range of unique, Australian bush-inspired treatments.
Sangoma offer all-inclusive packages for a minimum two-night stay, with all exquisite dining and beverages, and a premium mini-bar replenished daily.
70 Grandview Lane, Bowen Mountain 2753 NSW - See Map
Payments Accepted: Visa, Mastercard, Amex, Eftpos
Seats: 18 Chef: Will Houia Sommelier: Ivy Houia
Spicers Sangoma Retreat is available for exclusive use events, including private functions, and corporate and executive retreats, with capacity for up to 16 guests. Sangoma is the perfect place for an intimate wedding inclusive of the ceremony and reception at for up to 30 guests. For exclusive use - all 6 suites to be booked for the night of the wedding. Tailored elopement packages are also available.
- Up to 30 Guests
- Corporate Function
- Dinner Party
- Product Launch