In all its natural beauty Thredbo is an adventure destination that attracts hikers, rock climbers and cross-country cyclists year-round. But when winter sets in, it’s Thredbo’s 50 plus ski runs that takes centre stage. With an influx of skiers and boarders, these eateries and bars work overtime to make sure the snow bunnies among us are kept well-nourished throughout our stay.
ON THE MOUNTAIN
Kareela HutteWhen a burger and beer just won’t cut it. Kareela Hutte is a ski-in ski-out a la carte dining experience on the mountain that takes European dishes, platter boards and decadent desserts to a whole new level. The views of Thredbo valley are spectacular as well.
Frostbite KioskUnbeatable burgers, hot chocolates and a great place to grab a quick break. At Frostbite, you can ski-in to pick up your burger order, and since it’s all outdoors, you can sit back and watch people make their way down the mountain while you digest your lunch.
Merritts Mountain HouseReminiscent of Europe, this on-mountain pitstop has a traditional European-style market with a menu that is brimming with bratwurst, goulash and a selection of salads and wraps. But it is the daily $5 schnappy hour and outdoor deck that has caught our attention.
Eagle Nest RestaurantPerched on top of the Kosciuszko Express Chairlift, Eagle Nest is Australia’s highest restaurant and is open year-round. The views are impressive, the meals are hearty and the temptation to linger that little bit longer is made all the more enticing with their open fire and Gluhwein.
Black SalleesAnother great place to ski-in for a quick bite while spending a day on the slopes. Surrounded by beautiful gum trees and a deck that overlooks the valley, this bistro-style restaurant is renowned for their warm, hearty meals and killer hot chocolates.
IN THE VILLAGE
Segreto RestaurantAfter a day on the slopes, nothing tops it off better than warm hearty Italian dishes. Part of Thredbo Alpine Hotel, Segreto dishes up delectable Italian Trattoria fare and they have curated a wine list that pairs nicely with their dishes.
With beautiful mountain views, this is the place to sit back and relax over a simple, yet wholesome meal. Modern Australian dishes are paired with a curated wine and cocktail list, and the dessert menu deserves a look in as well.
21 Diggings Terrace, Thredbo
Berntis gourmet style menu is about pairing classic Australian dishes with flavours from around the world, but it’s their steaks and South Coast Oysters that have won us over. Vegetarians are also well catered for and be sure to taste their schnapps range.
4 Mowamba Place, Thredbo
T-BarDelicious woodfired pizza and a selection of pasta and mains is befitting of the cosy alpine high-country theme that T-Bar has going. And when it comes complete with an open fireplace, it is easy to see why this is a Thredbo institution.
1 Mowamba Place, Thredbo Village
Sante ChurrascoThe Gauchos at this authentic Brazilian style barbeque house will slice your food right off the cooking skewer in front of you, and the side dishes just keep on coming. While here, order a Brazilian cocktail (we’re looking at you Caipirinhna).
Squatter run, Village square, Thredbo
House of UllrIn the heart of Thredbo village and with a décor that’s inspired by the Nordic culture, the House of Ullr dining experience takes you on a detour via Mexico. The Mad Mexican is a vibrant restaurant where the food is full of flavour and tequila flows.
8 Mowamba Place, Thredbo
Mumm Poolside BarOne of Thredbo’s most popular post skiing hangouts, Mumm Poolside Bar features, well, exactly that, a bar with an outdoor heated pool and spa. A European Aprѐs experience in Thredbo complete with fire pits that keep things heated.
The Local PubBoasting the biggest balcony in town, The Local Pub at the Thredbo Alpine Hotel is a popular haunt for the mountain locals. Open year-round, this is where you go for quality pub grub, a game of pool and family-friendly vibes.
ON THE WAY TO THREDBO
Wildbrumby Distillery Door & CaféWhen in Australia’s high country, stop by Wildbrumby’s distillery door for a taste of their award-winning schnapps and gin. While you’re there, dine at their café which serves Austrian inspired food and wander around the contemporary sculpture garden.
Corner of Wollondibby Road and the Alpine Way, Jindabyne
Crackenback FarmOn the outskirts of Thredbo, Crackenback Farm is a beautiful countryside restaurant-slash-guesthouse. Their French farmhouse style cuisine is made with seasonal produce, including home-grown herbs and vegetables, which is best enjoyed on their sunny terrace.
914 Alpine Way, Crackenback