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Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
CUISINES
Pizza, Australian, Grill
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic find. This place is cosy and trendy with a great menu offering plenty of variety. Good wine list that’s well priced. The service was friendly and efficient. Well worth a visit.

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friends had booked a hens night dinner two weeks ago, $55 pp for a three course dinner for 17 pax. The starter was some olives followed by the main course which was three bowls of chicken and beef pieces two bowls of rice and...some green salad. One of the girls, a vegetarian (which had been mentioned when booking) ended up with only being able to eat the salad. As for the dessert, they are still waiting for it. My friends where too embarrassed / polite to complain in front of the rest of the group, however rather outraged about the cost $55 pp and nothing to show for. Hence, don’t go there if you want to make sure you get value for money.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed April 6, 2021 via mobile

Relaxed and intimate venue with welcoming team and great food - on tap beer and filling tasty food make this a new favourite in the mountains

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed April 3, 2021 via mobile

My husband and I visited with our 2 teenage kids over the Easter weekend. There is lot of choice on the menu including some middle eastern dishes. The restaurant was cosy and had a lovely vibe.

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed March 27, 2021

A lovely night, great vibe and character to start with despite waiting an hour for our entree. This was further spoiled by having the restaurant packed up with chairs on tables and sitting alone in a space normally occupied with table settings at 9:30pm. There...was no need to make us feel so unwelcome and when mentioned to the owner, his response was that it was good for the staff. A real sour end to a nice evening.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed February 13, 2021 via mobile

Truly excellent middle eastern(ish) cuisine in the heart of Leura. The food is simply sublime and the service excellent. Reasonable pricing is the icing on the cake. This place is 2 must visit if you are in town!!

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed February 4, 2021 via mobile

Oh my. So many good things to say - Tony the owner and his staff have made a perfect experience in this little out-of-the way venue. The home-style Turkish meze fare is outstanding. Particularly the lahmacun (which beats any I’ve ever had in Sydney) and...the lamb shish plate, which includes the wonderful spiced rice. The service was excellent, the cocktails were beautiful, and we could have stayed all night and chatted with Tony. Very grateful for a wonderful evening. Worth the drive up the mountains just to visit the lovely polar bear.More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed January 21, 2021 via mobile

We were served a seafood basket that was dry without any accompanying lemon or tartare sauce. My lamb was also dry and a little tough. Staff tried hard but were poorly trained and had to ask a more senior person. Customers were told that they...had to finish eating at a certain time. Cocktail had almost no alcohol for a cost of $19. A little surprised why there are so many good reviews.More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed January 14, 2021

We dined here twice whilst holidaying in the Blue Mountains. The service was impeccable, the cocktail list extensive; but the food was delicious. Most of the dishes are either turkish/middle eastern but they are so authentic and tasty. The best vine leaves and slow cooked...lamb. One suggestion for the owners. Don't skimp on the alcohol in the cocktails.More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed January 7, 2021 via mobile

Service was great and lunch was tasty and excellent. Had the lamb pizza and vine leaves. Highly recommend

Date of visit: January 2021
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LeahOpie
June 3, 2018|
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Yes we have wine ,beers , soon we updating online menu thank you
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January 16, 2018|
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We open 7 days after 5 Weekend 12-3 lunch thank you
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Lucia092
July 8, 2017|
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Yes we have dips ands grill
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  • Yes, Polar Bear of Leura offers takeaway services.

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  • Polar Bear of Leura is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4.5