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Surrounded by the timeless romance of a refurbished heritage building, guests of Darley’s Restaurant indulge in the gourmet creations of the only hatted restaurant in the upper Blue Mountains.

Within the 5-star Lilianfels Resort & Spa property at Katoomba, the multi award-winning restaurant offers the freshest most innovative contemporary Australian cuisine showcasing fresh seasonal produce sourced within a 100 mile radius wherever possible and served as a la carte or degustation menus created by executive chef Lee Kwiez and his team.

With views across the historic formal English gardens and the Jamison Valley escarpment in the background, the main dining room of Darley’s Restaurant seats up to 50 people and features two open ornate fireplaces, spectacular leadlight windows, crystal chandeliers, luxurious designer wall prints, evocative artworks and plush furnishings that exude style and grace.  The former home of the sixth Chief Justice of NSW, Sir Frederick Darley, sparkles with newly revived old world charm accentuated by a spectacular setting and unrivalled destination – the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area. 

Darley’s is a multi-award winning hatted restaurant inducted in the Australian Hotels Association Hall of Fame for Best Regional Restaurant in 2010 and more recently won the Tourism Accommodation Association NSW Awards for Excellence Regional Restaurant of the Year for 2013 and 2016. Lee Kwiez was named TAA (NSW) Chef of the Year in 2015.

Darley’s Restaurant, Lilianfels Resort & Spa, Lilianfels Ave, Katoomba, is open from 6pm to 10.30pm Tuesday to Saturday and from 6pm to 10pm Sundays (long weekends only). (Minimum 3 course dinner applies for Saturday nights and public holidays). A set $125 per person price forthree courses applies on weekends and public holidays. Bookings essential: (02) 4780 1200 or

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