AVALON RESTAURANT
Blue Mountains, NSW

Inhabiting Katoomba's Old Savoy Picture Theatre, Avalon restaurant delivers the bohemian spirit not only in its decor but also in its food. The meals are prepared in the old projection room, the cocktail bar has taken over from the old refreshment lounge, and a new floor and wall craft the former theatre room.
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Opening Times
 MTWTFSS
Lunch
Dinner
Address:
Old Savoy Picture Theatre,
8-18 Katoomba Street
Suburb:
Katoomba
Contact:
Tel: +61 2 4782 5532
Cuisine:
Modern Australian
Price Range:
$$$$ ~ $$$$
License:
Licensed & BYO (wine only)
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Wholeheartedly embracing the bohemian spirit, it's hard to spot even an inch of the Avalon restaurant that does not have some form of art, or artistic slant. Even its location inside the once-famous Savoy Picture Theatre is proof of this. The meals are prepared in the old projection room, the cocktail bar has taken over from the old refreshment lounge, and a new floor and wall craft the former theatre room into a multi-layered dining area. And, in what is probably the best addition, a large bay window has been carved into the wall to treat diners with views of the spectacular Jameison Valley.

An eclectic collection of tastefully mismatched chairs, lamps, screens, old-world phones, curtains, cabinets, mirrors and artwork shapes the dining area into a space where a 1950's ocean liner meets an Art Deco picture theatre. The effect is a relaxed, fun, quirky spot where it's easy to pass the time. The owners Gayle Pollard and Glenn Puster, who act as interior designers, artists, chefs and hosts, have clearly extended their vision into the European-inspired menu. With meals like homemade spring rolls filled with chicken, fetta, pine nuts and vermicelli appearing alongside slow-roasted lamb with garlic, thyme and bacon served with a red wine and lime glaze, big chips and vegetables, it is clear that their touch of organised eclecticism works its magic here. A special mention also goes out to the bar which, constructed by Glenn to resemble a cruise-liner, is the drink-providing masterpiece that crowns a wonderful lounge area and glowing fireplace. This is also where, every second Saturday, a musical duo lulls guests with jazzy tunes.
Agnes Gajewska
Country Venue
Function for 50-100
Historic Building
Live Music / Entertainment
Something Different
Suitable for Families with children
Suitable for Functions
Suitable for Groups of 10
Suitable for Pre Theatre
Suitable for Weddings
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8-18 Katoomba Street,
Old Savoy Picture Theatre,
Katoomba NSW 2780
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