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Darley's Restaurant at Lilianfels

Echo Point
Lilianfels Avenue
Katoomba NSW 2780
Tel : +61 2 4780 1200
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Chef: Lee Kwiez
Price Range: $$$
License: Fully Licensed (no BYO)
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Awarded One Chef Hat - The SMH Good Food Guide 2013-2014
Perched on the edge of the magnificent Jamison Valley and overlooking the World Heritage listed Blue Mountains National Park is Darley's Restaurant. Located inside the luxurious Lilianfels Resort & Spa, this long-standing fine-diner is elegant and comfortable, with warm plates and open fires to keep the mountain chill at bay.

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Located at Katoomba in the Blue Mountains. Approx a 90 minute drive from Sydney.

Modern Australian cuisine is served in a romantic setting that features beautiful stained glassed windows, original ornate fire places, crystal chandeliers and offers guests a breathtaking view of the surrounding gardens and the Jamison Valley.

Head Chef Lee Kwiez, who worked at Dolder Grand Hotel in Zurich, and earned six consecutive chef hats at Milsons, is bringing his acclaimed style to Darleys using seasonal and regional ingredients to fashion Modern Australian menus. His ability and philosophy is proven on the plate. The angelically executed 500-day, grain-fed wagyu beef dish prepared as a braised brisket with smoked marrow and red wine sauce, is created entirely from Blue Mountain produce. The Megalong Valley in the upper Mountains is strongly represented with farmgate suppliers including Berridale Farm vegetables, Megalong Beef, and pure olive oil. Elsewhere in the region Kwiez is sourcing venison, bush mushrooms, olives, duck egg and cheese. He’s also using the best produce from across Australia including black truffles from WA, pheasant from Victoria, hand-picked crab meat from Queensland and ocean trout from Tasmania.

With meeting and events space for up to 100 guests complete with state-of-the-art facilities, 85 spacious accommodation rooms to house delegates, and an array of fine dining options to choose from, it’s the ideal setting for corporate and social events including product launches, weddings, board meetings or intimate cocktails. The breathtaking surroundings of the World Heritage Listed National Park are a perfect playground for themed team building events as well.

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 One Chef Hat
The Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide 2013

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Darley's Restaurant at Lilianfels - User Reviews

Lynley Knight & Dan Walton:

We had the pleasure of celebrating our anniversary at this beautiful restaurant on Saturday night. Such a magnificent old house and being seated beside the fire definitely added something special to our night. The staff were welcoming , extremely efficient and the food was outstanding.Both entrees & mains were a taste sensation. Our only criticism and I don't do this lightly, is that it felt a little rushed. We actually had both courses within 40 mins of being seated, which for us, as we like to take our time over dinner, was just a bit too quick. However, when asked, our waitress did give us plenty of time to relax and enjoy our wine before she bought our delicous cheese platter. I certainly would highly recommend Darleys as the perfect place to celebrate a special occasion & we look forward to returning .review  26/05/2014

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lovemyfood sydney:

After hearing a new chef had taken over Darleys at the end of 2011, I thought I would take the chance. My previous visit earlier in the year was disappointing but wanted to give the restaurant and the new chef a chance to redeem the reputation of Darleys. I'm so glad I went as our evening was absolute perfection!!! Service was friendly, prompt and staff were knowledgable on the menu. We had the fresh crayfish with pickled vegetables and smoked bone marrow with local wild herbs and flowers. The dish was perfectly balanced and so delicate but full of flavour. The pig belly dish was mouth watering tender with a crispy skin on top. For mains we had the snapper and the beef. Both great portions and so delicious I didn't want them to end!! Dessert topped the night off beautifully with a Chocolate and orange cake which would keep any chocolate lover happy. The peach crumble was so unique and full of textures, every mouthful was a beautiful surprise. Overall, Darley's seems to be in good hands again, and I would highly recommend everyone to go and experience  25/02/2012

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Accommodation available
Award Winning/Hatted
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Function for 50-100
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