Fodor's Expert Review Arajilla

$$$$ Lord Howe Island Australian Fodor's Choice

Dining at Arajilla Retreat at least once during a stay on Lord Howe Island is a must. The cuisine, which changes daily, uses fish straight from the ocean and lovely homegrown vegetables. Begin with a drink at the cozy bar, decked out just a little like a gentlemen's club with leather armchairs, and then take a seat at the restaurant with its white walls and one dramatic burgundy-color feature wall. The three-course menu changes often: recent choices have included baby beetroot salad with goat cheese and toasted almonds; a grilled kingfish with potato rosti, asparagus, and egg-yolk ravioli for main; and grilled Mediterranean vegetables with polenta chips and Parmesan cheese. Desserts are irresistible and may include black sticky rice with lychee sorbet, toasted coconut, and kaffir lime. In-house guests take precedent over those not staying at the resort, so bookings are essential.

Australian Modern Australian Sophisticated Prix-Fixe Breakfast Lunch Dinner $$$$ Flight Centre Fodor's Choice

Quick Facts

Lagoon Rd.
Lord Howe Island, New South Wales  2898, Australia

www.arajilla.com.au

Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Only dinner open to nonguests

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