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Top 9 Gourmet Getaways Near Sydney

Make a weekend of it at one of these destination restaurants that pair mouthwatering food with beautiful accommodation. From the South Coast and Southern Highlands, to the Blue Mountains and Central Coast – these gourmet getaways have the best of both worlds.

Hydro Majestic, Medlow Bath

This grand hotel in the Blue Mountains has long been famed for offering some of the best dining in the region. The Oriental inspired Salon du The is the place for a pre or post dinner beverage while the Boiler House Café has an all-day menu of excellent bistro fare. For an upscale dinner, The Wintergarden's two or three course menu will delight your senses.

52-88 Great Western Highway, Medlow Bath

Bannisters Mollymook

Rick Stein at Bannisters, Mollymook

Situated on the coveted frontage of Mollymook beach, Bannisters by the Sea is a stunning hotel with 34 beautifully appointed rooms. Rick Stein at Bannisters is a major drawcard for foodies who’ve caught wind of the exceptional seafood the restaurant is consistently delivering – all you need to worry about is whether to try one dessert or two (the answer is always two). 

191 Mitchell Parade, Mollymook Beach

Biota, Bowral

With Nordic food continuing its reign as the cuisine du jour, Bowral’s Biota is an excellent place to sample it. Indulge in a tasting menu crafted by Head Chef and Director James Viles, with each dish produced from locally sourced ingredients and paired with a selection of handpicked, small batch wines. Check in for a night in one of their sumptuous boutique suites to savour the experience.

18 Kangaloon Road, Bowral, NSW

Cottage Point Inn, Cottage Point
Cottage Point Inn, Cottage Point

This picturesque inn on the banks of the Hawkesbury is a hop skip and a jump from Sydney – the travel is made all the more simple if you choose to arrive by seaplane. Head Chef Kevin Soloman has created an enticing degustation menu featuring scallops, pork jowl and Tajima Wagyu beef. To stay, the two apartments available to book feature balconies with water views, ensuite and kitchenette.

2 Anderson Place, Cottage Point

Circa 1876, Pokolbin

The elegant Convent Hotel is home to the award winning Circa 1876. The hatted restaurant offers a two, three, five and seven course chef’s tasting menu. Their ‘farm to fork’ ethos is demonstrated in the organic kitchen garden which is overlooked by the restaurant’s dining room. For an overnight stay, we recommend the Garden Suite for its spacious layout and leafy outlook.

64 Halls Road, Pokolbin

Pretty Beach House
Pretty Beach House, Pretty Beach

Set within the beautiful Bouddi National Park, Pretty Beach House teams luxury accommodation with sophisticated gastronomy. All meals  are included in your stay, with dinner being quite the affair. Tables are laid out for a degustation which centres on seasonal produce. The casual breakfast and lunch menus are comprehensive and available throughout the day.

83 High View Road, Pretty Beach

Darley’s Restaurant Lilianfels, Katoomba

Taking in views across the hotel’s renowned grounds, Darley’s Restaurant is celebrated for its exceptional contemporary Australian cuisine offered in the old-world ambience of Lilianfels Hotel. The two or three course option gives customers the hard task of selecting their dishes, while the degustation menu removes all responsibility. Make the most of the weekend and stay for a night in an Executive Valley View Suite.

5-19 Lilianfels Avenue, Katoomba

Bells Restaurant & Bar, Killcare

The much loved Hampton’s style boutique hotel, Bell’s at Killcare is renowned as much for its luxe coastal chic style as it is for it’s in house restaurant. Grounded in the core values of authenticity, simplicity and freshness, the Bells Restaurant & Bar menu showcases the best local produce on offer through its Italian influenced offering that keeps people coming back time and time again.

107 The Scenic Road, Killcare Heights

Jonah’s, Whale Beach

The most spectacular ocean retreat on Sydney’s Northern Beaches, Jonah’s restaurant is known for its award winning contemporary Australian cuisine and extensive wine list. The hatted restaurant overlooks the Pacific Ocean, with an a la carte, degustation and bar menu. Their 11 ocean retreat rooms are the epitome in luxurious accommodation, and don't get us started on the pool that overlooks the ocean.

69 Bynya Road, Whale Beach


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