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18-24 Katoomba St, Katoomba, New South Wales 2780, Australia
(02) 4782 5532
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Weird and Wonderful!

We went here for dinner as my partner has been here before and was showing me photos of doll heads covered in glass casings. In other words, I was curious. We didn't book so had to wait at the lounge bar and had a couple of drinks before dinner whilst watching movies and commercials from the 50's... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
Anna_Bannana629
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Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

We went here for dinner as my partner has been here before and was showing me photos of doll heads covered in glass casings. In other words, I was curious. We didn't book so had to wait at the lounge bar and had a couple of drinks before dinner whilst watching movies and commercials from the 50's which was very... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

The menu is extensive and good. The management and wait staff are professional, attentive and the food is perfect. The decor matches the back in time feel of the town, the buildings and the mountains with distant views a perfect accompaniment.

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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

A very romantic and warm atmosphere. The music outside from the bar also added to the ambiance. My partner and I ordered the small antipasto plate to share for an entree. It was very tasty, the ingredients tasted fresh, and a good portion too, leaving us plenty of room for our main and desserts. We ordered the atlantic salmon.. Beautifully... More 

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The Entrance, Australia
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

From the herb bread through 3 courses and the cocktails. All the food and drinks were great. As a liquorice lover the liquorice bullet cocktail was superb and the liquorice cheese cake magnificent. Lovely view. Good service. Eccentric décor right down to the loos! Of course topped off by the company of good friends.

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sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Love this place . It unique is decor is a step back in time and the food and service is great . Pricing at the higher end on some dishes , however it's all good as the total package is worth the money.. Very nice place to eat

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Booked before we even got in to the country for valentines day. Walked in and they gave us the best table in the house overlooking the Blue Mountains. Built in to the old dress circle of the old cinema, with all the old world fixtures and the staff dressing to the times. The food selection was good, large portions and... More 

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Katoomba, Australia
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Pretty sure not many non-mountains folk know about this, but there is a monthly cocktails and vinyl night on in the cocktail bar at the avalon. Nice cruisy atmosphere, FANTASTIC music, best cocktails in the mountains and staff that really get into the theme (last month's was very swinging 60s bachelor pad music. awesome). Really cool place to be to... More 

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Katoomba, New South Wales, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

The Avalon is a delightful place to share a delicious meal with friends, or dine alone and soak up the beauty of the Blue Mountains' Jamieson Valley. If you can plan to, do book ahead and reserve a seat by the huge window wall and enjoy a long lunch, taking in the mountainscape. And when the sun goes down (or... More 

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Lancefield, Australia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

We were visiting our elderly aunt in Katoomba recently , we dined at the Avalon with our aunt and friends ,it was a very enjoyable experience

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Sydney, Australia
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4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Had dinner at the Avalon with my wife on New Year's Eve. If eating out should be a total experience in terms of atmosphere, decor, service, food and value, the Avalon is up there with the best of them in the area. The owners have been around in two locations for a decade and a half (as I recall) and... More 

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Restaurant Details

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  • Address: 18-24 Katoomba St, Katoomba, New South Wales 2780, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Blue Mountains  >  Katoomba
  • Phone Number: (02) 4782 5532

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