12 Best Restaurants in The Blue Mountains, New South Wales

Cinnabar Kitchen

$$ Fodor's choice

This lively wine bar–style eatery has attracted quite a bit of hype, and the attention of Sydney-based foodies who have been arriving each weekend in droves, since its opening in early 2018. It’s so popular, in fact, the restaurant is now demanding a $48 minimum spend from each diner on the weekend. A truly unusual move for a Blue Mountains eatery but with dishes like the sizzling Jamaican spiced prawns for a main and the wild scallop tartare for a starter, worth it.

246 Great Western Hwy., Blackheath, NSW, 2785, Australia
02-4787–7269
Known For
  • trendy spot
  • $48 minimum spend from each diner on the weekend
  • Jamaican spiced prawns
Restaurants Details
Rate Includes: Closed Sun.–Tues.

Leura Garage

$$ Fodor's choice

This buzzy and award-winning eatery housed in an old garage opposite the railway station in Leura serves top-notch food in a delightfully informal setting. Dishes are designed to share and although they might sound simple in name, they are simply astounding. The menu changes seasonally but meat from local farms are always featured. Most of the produce is local and all of the wine is sourced from nearby Mudgee or Orange district. One of the few places in the mountains, other than traditional cafés, to have all-day dining.

Silk's Brasserie

$$$$ Fodor's choice

Thanks to its Sydney-standard food, wine, and service, Silk's still rates as one of the finest Blue Mountains restaurants after more than 20 years. The restaurant is housed in a Federation-era building, and in colder months a log fire warms the century-old simple but elegant interior, where yellow ocher walls reach from black-and-white checkerboard floor to sky-high ceiling. The menu here changes seasonally, with a minimum three courses dinner that costs A$75 on a Friday and A$85 on a Saturday. Only open for lunch on a Sunday, with a three course minimum costing A$75.

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2773 Cafe

$$

In Glenbrook, one of the first Blue Mountains towns you'll reach coming from Sydney, this is a great place for breakfast or a relaxing lunch before continuing to Wentworth Falls, about a 30-minute drive west. Dinner is served Thursday through Saturday, with the menu firmly focusing on local produce, especially organic meat from Lithgow Valley (on the other side of the mountains). The menu offers both large eats and share plates. 2773 serves only fair-trade tea, coffee, and chocolate and uses many organically grown ingredients and locally sourced beer and wine. Live music on Sunday afternoon is a great way to enjoy the weekend. Kids love meeting the pigs out the back.

Cafe 92 at The Conservation Hut

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From its prime spot in Blue Mountains National Park, on a cliff overlooking the Jamison Valley, this spacious, mud-brick bistro serves simple, savory fare. Lovely brunch dishes include herbed mushrooms with a poached egg and roasted tomatoes on sourdough toast. For lunch, dig into hearty soups, beef pies, or cheese tartlet. Be sure to save room for the dessert cakes. An open balcony is a delight on warm days, and a fire blazes in the cooler months. A hiking trail from the bistro leads down into the Valley of the Waters, one of the splendors of the mountains. It's a wonderful pre- or postmeal walk.

88 Fletcher St., Wentworth Falls, NSW, 2782, Australia
02-4757–3827
Known For
  • views
  • hearty meals
  • great brunch spot
Restaurants Details
Rate Includes: No dinner

Darley's Restaurant

$$$$

Found in Lilianfels Blue Mountains Resort & Spa, Darley's focuses on fine dining in a sophisticated setting that exudes old-school charm, with the walls covered in framed photos showing how the Blue Mountains have transformed over the years. The menu always features seafood, a meaty main, and caters to plant-based diets, with the likes of beetroot pastrami to start. There's a fixed three-course dinner menu costing A$135.

Jamison Views Restaurant

$$$$

Housed inside the Hotel Mountain Heritage, the restaurant's large bay windows and balcony allows for the best views of the Blue Mountains mountain range and Jamison Valley. The menu is compact, with just three starters and three mains that change seasonally. But each dish is packed with flavor, with an eye on using local produce. There's a comprehensive selection of quality Australian wines available. Open for breakfast daily. Dinner is only served on Friday and Saturday, with a two course minimum costing A$59. Three courses at A$69.

Katoomba Street Cafe

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Located in the center of Katoomba township, this café offers casual breakfast eats, freshly baked bakery items, and roasts its own coffee blend on-site. The menu is a mix of big, hearty eats or smaller, simpler items, like raisin toast and Bircher muesli. There's indoor or street-side seating available, with a fire burning in the winter months. 

Mountain High Pies

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Considered the best pie shop in the Blue Mountains National Park, just over 500 pies are served here every day. There’s 35 different pies to choose from. From traditional Aussie beef and cheese to vegetarian  and sweet, there’s a total of 40 pies to choose from. And baked fresh each morning. Coffee and huge milk shakes available. Seating inside and out.

Pins on Lurline

$$$$

Head chef Adam Shaw creates a brand-new menu every day, focusing on what produce is available from nearby farms. There's a set 6- or 10-course degustation menu, featuring meaty dishes like pork belly or slow-cooked lamb. And on Saturday, you can match the six-course degustation menu with bottomless bubbles for A$100. The outside courtyard is idyllic and the atmosphere inside is truly romantic. 

Sparrows Leura

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Prides itself on serving specialty coffee, with beans from trendy Melbourne and Sydney roasters. There are pastries available that are baked on-site each day and an extensive breakfast menu. Avocado on toast, waffles and pancakes with fresh fruits, and edible flowers are just a few regulars to the menu. This is a small café with limited indoor and outdoor seating. 

The Yellow Deli

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Found on the ground floor of a three-story Federation era building, this café has a bit of a '70s hippy vibe. Inside is filled with mix-matched upcycled furniture. There's the front room that looks out over the busy main strip of Katoomba. And the backroom, which looks out over native trees. The menu changes every day, with hearty eats like fresh pumpkin soup and chowder staple in the winter months. It also doubles up as a popular juice bar.