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Avalon

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18 Katoomba St, Katoomba, New South Wales 2780, Australia
+61 2 4782 5532
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18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
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Bullaburra NSW
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My husband and I had a lovely meal we started with the special sashimi salmon with dipping sauces which was delicious. ,I had my favourite-the chicken fillets with Dijon sauce,which has the right amount of tartness,,my husband had the steak with walnut crust which he assured me was cooked exactly right, for mains. We have been eating at this restaurand... More 

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Ourimbah, Australia
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A lovely quirky atmosphere. Friendly staff and very fast service. Spring rolls and garlic bread for entree were both lovely. Our mains were very generous in size and there's no way we could fit in dessert afterwards! I had the salmon which was beautifully cooked and my companion ordered the steak. The steak was a perfect medium rare and the... More 

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Thank tracyk1111
Dylan B, Owner at Avalon, responded to this review

Hi There, Thanks for taking the time to write us a lovely review. We're really glad you had such an enjoyable evening, and look forward to welcoming you at Avalon again sometime. Cheers, Dylan More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My family and I have visited the Avalon every few years, and we were always very impressed. The decor is quirky and interesting. The food very nice, and worth the price. Great view too. This year we were very disappointed. We could have ignored the dirty glasses, and slow service, if the food had been good. We were there at... More 

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Thank J1667HLnicoleb
Dylan B, Owner at Avalon, responded to this review

Hello, We're really sorry to hear that you had such a disappointing experience dining with us last night. We certainly seemed to let you down on a number of things. I wish you had of brought them to our attention sooner so we could have the opportunity to make sure you left a little more satisfied with your experience at... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fast service. The lamb was delicious and filling. My wife and I had to be out ASAP (on a Saturday night during dinner) as we had to drive back to Sydney for our sick child. We were seated and our mains came within 15mins. The staff were attentive and understanding. Great experience.

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Thank David V
Dylan B, Owner at Avalon, responded to this review

Hi David Thanks for taking the time to write us a lovely review. It's a shame you had to dash off so soon. I hope everything was ok at home. Hopefully you'll get to make it back some time so you can enjoy another evening with us at Avalon. Cheers Dylan More 

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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is like a trip back in time. Decorated with a retro feel it was like being back at Nan's right down to the knitted tea cozy! Had goat cheese stuffed figs for a starter, the flavours were amazing. I had the lamb for a main and my hubby the roast duck. The lamb melted in your mouth and... More 

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Thank Deedum71
Dylan B, Owner at Avalon, responded to this review

Hi There, Thanks for taking the time to write us a review. We love that dining with us reminded you of dinner at Nan's house, because Nan's are the best. ;) Happy to hear that you enjoyed your meals too. We look forward to welcoming you again sometime. Cheers Dylan More 

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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had dinner at Avalon and were given a table which would have had a spectacular view had the weather been better. But even on a drizzley day, the decor is fun and the food wonderful in this old converted theatre. My veal was delicious and the dessert (almond white choc cake with berry coulis) was just the best! Prices... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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60 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We were visiting for the weekend and had booked a few weeks earlier after reading good reviews and weren't disappointed. The menu wasn't large but there was a good variety and when the meals came they were the biggest restaurant meals we'd had for a long time. I had the slow cooked lamb with bacon and the meat fell apart... More 

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Thank Colmich
Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

We have been eating at the 'Avalon' for many many years. In fact a trip to Katoomba or Leura simply cannot happen without dinner at the Avalon. It's location, atop the old cinema, is special. The staff are always fun. Under the new ownership, we hope this continues. The decor is eclectic and odd. The food is consistent. The place... More 

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Thank Ken S
Dylan B, Owner at Avalon, responded to this review

Hi Ken, Thanks so much for your lovely review. We're glad you think Avalon is a special place too and we look forward to welcoming you again soon! Cheers Dylan. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

What a fabulous unique restaurant. The surroundings are beautiful and it has great views. The staff were friendly and accommodating and the food was devine. All for very resonable prices. I would definitely recommend a visit.

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Thank Wendy975
Dylan B, Owner at Avalon, responded to this review

Hi Wendy, Thanks very much for being one of the first to try our new weekend High Tea at Avalon, and giving us a great review! We're excited about the new offering and glad you enjoyed the experience. Hope to see you again soon. Cheers Dylan. More 

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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

I came here to celebrate a friend's birthday in a big group of 10. The food was all delicious and very generously sized! I had the salmon which came with hand-cut fries and a lovely salad. Others had the duck special and steaks which did give me food envy! It is also byob which is nice for a larger party.... More 

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Thank Alice F
Dylan B, Owner at Avalon, responded to this review

Hi Alice, we're glad you had a great time celebrating your friend's birthday at Avalon. Thanks for taking the time to give us a lovely review. We hope to see you and your friends again soon. Cheers Dylan. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$27
Cuisine
Australian
Meals
Lunch, Drinks, Dinner
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments
Good for
Business meetings, View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
Wednesday
18:00 - 21:00
Thursday
18:00 - 21:00
Friday
18:00 - 21:00
Saturday
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 Katoomba St, Katoomba, New South Wales 2780, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Blue Mountains  >  Katoomba
  • Phone Number: +61 2 4782 5532
Description
Set in the historic Savoy picture theatre building, AVALON Restaurant and Bar at Katoomba combines playful art-deco charm with hearty food, friendly service and spectacular Blue Mountains views. Located on main street Katoomba, enter the historic Savoy picture theatre foyer and make your way past the ticket booth and up the stairs. The restaurant inhabits the dress circle of the old theatre, and offers a decor of quirky retro finds and spectacular mountain views over Leura and the Jamison Valley. Meals are prepared in the old projection room, and cocktails and retro tunes are served in the former refreshment lounge, now a cosy bar complete with roaring fireplace. The art deco architecture is complemented by an eclectic collection of furnishings and artwork. The style of service is casual and friendly. Licensed and BYO wine.

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