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“Great food and atmosphere” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Avalon

Avalon
18-24 Katoomba St, Katoomba, New South Wales 2780, Australia
(02) 4782 5532
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Ranked #17 of 70 Restaurants in Katoomba
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
Sydney, Australia
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67 reviews 67 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
“Great food and atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2011

Been here twice and found the food great and the deserts are fantastic as well. The decor of the restaurant is unique with lots of antique and odd pieces in character with the old picture theatre.

Would definitely recommend this one. The staff is also very friendly as well.

  • Visited June 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Blue Mountains
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Food and service not worth the price”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2010

This restaurant used to be a great place to eat. The decor is lovely - situated in part of an old theatre. It seems as though the owners don't care anymore and this is reflected in the food and service. The food is quite expensive and presented poorly. It took an hour for drink orders to be taken when I went there recently, and a number of people who had a chicken dish said that it was very overcooked. Vegetarian options are limited and despite ringing weeks beforehand to let them know, a vegan friend of mine who was going there for a work dinner was served boiled vegetables and chips for the same price as everyone else's meal. Just lazy.

    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Iowa
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Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“A lovely meal in a lovely setting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2009

I thoroughly enjoyed my evening meal at The Avalon. The misty evening cheated me of the renown views, but I loved the Art Deco decor and friendly atmosphere. It is a place that makes dining a memorable experience. I had one of the specials that night- grilled figs with creamy goat cheese and walnut crumbles, mixed green salad with crisped prosciutto. The figs were simply amazing. I followed up with an incredible black licorice cheesecake, served with fresh berries and ice cream. Now I'm desperately looking to replicate the cheesecake recipe! I wish I could have dined there again before I left the area.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Cheltenham, UK
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Quite nice view but disappointing meal”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2008

Interesting conversion of part of an old (decaying) theatre. It's a family-run concern and seems to be popular with local residents. Quirky decor with all kinds of antique / junk-shop artifacts everywhere. Large picture window with a view towards the Three Sisters.

Friendly service but the food was unexciting, poorly presentedand not good value for money. This restaurant was recommended in our travel guide but (aside from the view) we would have got a better meal in one of the many street-side bistro-type places.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2008

A great atmosphere - you should go just for that. Quite nice food, friendly service.

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