AVALON RESTAURANT
Blue Mountains, New South Wales

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Avalon Katoomba restaurant inhabits the dress circle of the historic Savoy theatre, and offers an deco interior and spectacular mountain views over Leura and the Jamison Valley. The old projection room is where meals are now prepared and cocktails are served in the former refreshment lounge, now a cosy bar complete with retro tunes and a roaring fireplace for the cooler winter months. The art deco architecture is complemented by an interesting collection of furnishings and artwork.
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Address:

8-18 Katoomba Street,
Old Savoy Picture Theatre,
Katoomba NSW 2780

Suburb:

Katoomba

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Cuisine:

High Tea, 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

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Bar / Wine Bar
Function for 100-300
Function for 50-100
Something Different
Suitable for Corporate functions
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Suitable for Functions
Suitable for Groups of 10
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