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About Eschalot

A striking heritage-listed sandstone cottage is home to Eschalot restaurant, an award-winning eatery on Old Hume Highway in Berrima. A popular Southern Highlands dining destination since 2003, Eschalot embodies classically refined style with white tablecloths, chandeliers and draped curtains combining to infuse elegance throughout. Sit by a sunny window overlooking the garden and courtyard, or around the fireplace during cooler months, while enjoying a seasonal menu. Dishes may include scallops, morcilla, chicken skin, currants and cauliflower to start; followed by grilled spatchcock, paprika butter, carrot, green olive and herb salad, or plum-glazed duck breast, pressed leg, pomelo, fennel and cucumber. Indulge yourself with a dessert of dark chocolate terrine, blood orange and sea salt.

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A few words from Eschalot

Eschalot is one of the finest restaurants in the famous Southern Highlands - a reputation it has created and enjoyed for over a decade. Located in the historic village of Berrima and operating from one of the most significant heritage buildings in the area, Eschalot delivers consistently beautiful cuisine with an elegant and understated sense of occasion.

Every dish is created with style and innovation and beautifully complements the unique location.

Entrées may include: Scallops, pickled tunnel mushrooms, spring peas, tamarind brown butter & lemonade foam or Crisp breast & terrine of spatchcock, cornichon gel, nigella seed aioli.

Mains might have you enjoying Lamb rack, cauliflower puree, striped beetroot, rainbow chard & garlic chips or Blue swimmer crab cake, beluga lentils, Iberico ham, squid ink & shiso Bearnaise.

Dessert will have you hankering for more with Garden lemon & kaffir lime souffle, Valrhona chocolate sorbet or Dark chocolate tart, dulce de leche, Robertson ewes' milk ice cream, gold leaf.

Eschalot carries an extensive and eclectic list of Australian, local & international wines of ever-changing vintages. Eschalot also offers a variety of cognacs, Scotch whiskies, liqueurs and other specialty spirits.

Eschalot will ensure your next corporate event or seminar will be complemented and managed by our team of highly committed, professional staff who will add value beyond the scope of the menu on offer.

We have an extensive menu & our ordering process is simple and easy, designed to ensure we make your next event as enjoyable and stress-free as possible. Our central location also allows us to provide free and timely delivery to most businesses in the greater Highlands area.

Eschalot has many different packages tailored to suit your individual requirements and can offer private or combined dining areas.

Eschalot Restaurant is a beautiful 100-year-old stone building situated in Berrima in the Southern Highlands. Their rooms are lit by chandeliers and candles and is intimate and comfortable. It's the perfect place to hold your dream wedding and reception.

With classical gardens surrounding the main dining house, the formal courtyard during summer can also be utilised for weddings and formal functions.

Eschalot is the perfect venue for and we can happily organise anything from a simple cocktail party to a seated set course menu for up to 100 guests.

As an extra service we can also provide a private bar/lounge area, help source entertainment & tailor any menu to suit your specific needs & budget.

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Location & Map

24 Old Hume Highway, Berrima 2577 NSW - See Map

Opening Hours

Mon  Closed
Tue  Closed
Wed  Closed
Thu  6:00:PM - 11:00:PM
Fri  12:00:PM - 11:00:PM
Sat  12:00:PM - 11:00:PM
Sun  12:00:PM - 10:00:PM

Groups & Functions

  • Up to 70 Guests
  • Birthday Party
  • Christmas Party
  • Cocktail Party
  • Conference
  • Corporate Function
  • Dinner Party
  • Engagement Party
  • Product Launch
  • Wedding
  • Canapes
  • Degustation
  • Set Menu

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Member Reviews (8)



Really nice atmosphere. Good food. Top notch spiced rum/ginger ale/lime cocktail.


Anniversary Dinner was superb, service was brilliant and friendly. We had a wonderful celebration.
We had three magnificent courses, all of which were superb. Thoroughly recommend the restaurant. The new owners have definitely continued the tradition of quality dining.


from the welcome all the way until the thank you at the end - the whole experience was delightful. Each dish was well balanced with complimentary tastes and textures.



Wow! Worth every cent! Food was the best you will find anywhere. Service fantastic. We had such an great night.


The food and setting were the best parts of this lovely restaurant. A special meal.


I went with a party of 14 people to Eschalot on Saturday 11 April. We originally booked for 8 people but changed to 14 at the last moment. This was obviously difficult as it was Easter but they accommodated us with good grace. The food and service were excellent. I had duck which was superb. Having raised ducks it was obvious that they had sourced the best quality. My fellow diners were equally pleased.We look forward to returning. P. McCullough