AUSTRALIAN GOOD FOOD GUIDE - Home of the Chef Hat Awards

Best Known For

Dry-aged duck breast, wild rosella, salsify and black trumpet mushrooms.

About Darleys

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 décor awaits guests, with an ornate fireplace, leadlight windows, crystal chandeliers and evocative artwork, setting a luxurious ambience. 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 entrées like venison tartare, kimchi carrot, mountain pepper and saltbush, before a memorable main affair of char-grilled Wagyu beef, sunchoke, leeks, silverbeet and bone marrow jus, or butter poached Murray cod, dashi emulsion, clams, wakame, charred lettuce and sesame.

read more

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.

Darleys Menus/Downloads

Location & Map

Lilianfels Resort & Spa Blue Mountains, Lilianfels Avenue, Katoomba 2780 NSW - See Map

Opening Hours

Mon  Closed
Tue  5:30:PM - 9:00:PM
Wed  5:30:PM - 9:00:PM
Thu  5:30:PM - 9:00:PM
Fri  5:30:PM - 9:00:PM
Sat  5:30:PM - 9:00:PM
Sun  Closed

Groups & Functions

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.

  • Up to 95 Guests
  • Birthday Party
  • Christmas Party
  • Conference
  • Corporate Function
  • Dinner Party
  • Engagement Party
  • Hens & Bucks Night
  • Wedding
  • Banquets
  • Degustation
  • Set Menu

Leave a Review

Member Reviews (4)



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


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.