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Avalon

18 Katoomba St, Katoomba, New South Wales 2780, Australia
+61 2 4782 5532
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Overview
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good33%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“cheesecake” (23 reviews)
“lamb” (28 reviews)
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All hours
CUISINES
Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
Food
Value
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LOCATION
18 Katoomba St, Katoomba, New South Wales 2780, Australia
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Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

Great menu. Nice options for vegetarians. The licorice cheesecake is an absolute must eat for aniseed lovers.

Thank Leah P
Reviewed 5 October 2017

Absolutely a very enjoyable night had. Food was delicious and wonderful choices on the menu. Best wedding anniversary ever and one of the best restaurants in the mountains. Staff were friendly and helpful and very accommodating. Will return soon. Thanks.

Thank David L
Reviewed 5 October 2017

We booked dinner over the long weekend in Oct. Quirky, interesting decor. Good GF options. Meals were excellent. The best roast lamb I've ever tasted. The service was helpful and friendly. Reasonably priced.

Thank S3haron
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

We booked for dinner on a Saturday night with no prior experience of this delightful venue. An eclectic array of decor plus waitresses dressed in old fashioned frocks gave the place a time capsule feel. Three of us had slow roasted lamb and one the...More

Thank Waynzee
Reviewed 2 October 2017

The atmosphere of the Avalon is beautiful, not noisy, very enjoyable and made better by the friendly service and pleasant attitude and manner of the staff. Food is excellent and reasonably priced. All in all a very good night.

Thank Rhys43
Reviewed 2 October 2017

The entrance foyer is somewhat unwelcoming - an old movie theatre foyer complete with ticket booth. It looks a little unloved and perhaps could benefit from some offloading of the upstairs paraphernalia. As stated by others, the decor is definitely quirky and will provide a...More

Thank LookAfterTourists
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Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

We stayed in the Fairmont Resort that we loved, and decided to have dinner at Avalon. The staff was very nice, but the food need some attention. The fish was dry and most of the meal served was potatoes, the veal was average not fantastic....More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 October 2017

It was great to go upstairs and away from the hustle & bustle of Katoomba St on a long weekend to the quietness and serenity that is Avalon. We hadn’t been here for some years and found not much had changed. But that is a...More

Thank Headsterb
Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

This was a real step back in time, we are 2 couples traveling around and booked in for a Friday night dinner and Jazz. The decor was beautiful, the jazz awesome, the service excellent, the food large servings average prices and taste. Definitely worth a...More

Thank Kathleen C
Reviewed 15 September 2017

Lovely lunch with some friends on the weekend. We reserved a table at the window which I recommend if it is a lovely day as there is a beautiful view. Service was lovely and food was yummy.

Thank Michelle P
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$11 - US$27
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Wednesday
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
Description
Set in the historic Savoy picture theatre building, Avalon Restaurant & Cocktail 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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