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Avalon

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18 Katoomba St, Katoomba, New South Wales 2780, Australia
61247825532
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6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Wed - Sun 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Sydney
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78 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We used to dine at the Avalon on a regular basis over several years, but hadn't visited for quite a while. Decided to visit on a Friday night a couple of weeks back. The funky, relaxing and unique dining room is still the same. Unmatching tables, chairs, cutlery, crockery: lovely. Well-spaced tables, proper tablecloths, beautiful. The view out over the... More 

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Thank Julie W
Dylan B, Owner at Avalon, responded to this review

Hi Julie, Thanks for taking the time to write us a review. We're glad you enjoyed your visit. You'll be pleased to know that we are working on a brand new specials menu for Spring, so watch this space. We won't be making any big changes to the main menu, as it's so popular with our regular customers, but some... More 

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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Simple but yummy food. We went on a Sunday night. They said they had a busy weekend so our 1st 3 choices on the menu were sold out. Still 4th choice was delicious (chicken) and they allowed me to have veges instead of salad which were cooked perfectly. Great desserts were taken in the ajoining room in front of the... More 

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Thank Jo M
Dylan B, Owner at Avalon, responded to this review

Hi Jo, Thanks for your review. Yes, you did catch us on an exceptionally busy weekend, and unfortunately we did start to fun out of a few items on the menu by Sunday night. It's unusual for us to run out but occasionally it happens with our fresh produce. We're glad you enjoyed your visit, and your meals, and look... More 

Leumeah Australia
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33 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

On a weekend away to Katoomba we ate at the Avalon in Katoomba, the food was delicious something for every taste. It was interesting just looking around at the eclectic decor and remembering a bygone era. Well worth a visit if your in the mountains.

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Thank scottee
Dylan B, Owner at Avalon, responded to this review

Hi Scottee, Thanks for your great review. We're glad you enjoyed your visit to Avalon. Hope to see you again sometime. Cheers, Dylan More 

Blue Mountains, Australia
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great food, service and view if you get there early enough. Very artistically decorated. Well worth a visit and good for special occasions, to spoil your loved one. Romantic atmosphere

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Thank Linda P
Dylan B, Owner at Avalon, responded to this review

Hi Linda, Thanks for your lovely review. We're glad you enjoyed your visit, and we look forward to welcoming you again soon. Cheers, Dylan More 

Sydney, Australia
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

such a great ambience but sadly the food does not match. Have had similar at the local RSL cLUB. Veges that come with the main appear to be the same with every main dish plain and boring. Sauce on the lamb was very sweet and could not taste if the meat was beef or lamb as it had no flavour.... More 

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Thank fionamichael
Dylan B, Owner at Avalon, responded to this review

Hello fionamichael We're disappointed to read that you were so underwhelmed with your recent visit to Avalon. It's never nice to see that you've had guests, especially regulars, that are unhappy with your offering, as I'm sure you'd agree being local business owners yourself. You'll be pleased to know that we're working on a new specials menu for Spring, so... More 

Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did a Sunday night dinner for two at Avalon last night and it was a splendid end to a weekend in the mountains. What a beautiful place with a fantastically quirky theme and atmosphere. The food was no fuss - no smears of jus on the plate or inedible decorative nonsense - well good, wholesome, well portioned plates of... More 

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Thank dspearoz
Dylan B, Owner at Avalon, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write us a lovely review. It was nice to meet you and we look forward to seeing you again sometime... and I'm glad you liked the Liquorice Cheesecake. Good choice. More 

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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was Saturday night , that can be a busy night for Restaurants anywhere and I understand there is to be a change in ownership where we found ourselves at that cross road. So while the service was slow I very much enjoyed the food and ambiance...It is a converted Cinema and they have made the best use of the... More 

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Thank Anthony S
Dylan B, Owner at Avalon, responded to this review

Hi Anthony, Thanks for taking the time to write us a review. We're glad you enjoyed your visit to Avalon. Apologies that you found the service a little slow on this particular night. You are right. It was an incredibly busy night for us with the monthly Lost World event in the bar, and we probably tired to accommodate more... More 

Blue Mountains, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food at the Avalon Restaurant, is always of the highest quality. We frequently return as the food, atmosphere and service is always very good. Highly recommend it.

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Thank debbiebrown2016
Sydney, Australia
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is where we take each other for birthdays, & have done for 10 years. I love this place. Great food and friendly service. Vegetarian & GF options available. I love the eclectic mix of furniture, crockery & cutlery.

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Thank Tania1971
Dylan B, Owner at Avalon, responded to this review

Hi Tania Thanks for the great review. We look forward to seeing you at your next birthday! I hope you have signed up for the birthday free meal vouchers. If not, check out the link to sign up on our website avalonkatoomba.com.au Cheers Dylan More 

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38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

Well what can I say. A great restaurant with friendly Staff. Food was delicious. We had the slow cooked lamb and it was perfect. With vegetables and big chips we could not fault it. For dessert we decided to try something different and the creamy liquorice cheesecake did not disappoint. Yum!! A couple of glasses of red with the meal... More 

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Thank Thechaser54
Dylan B, Manager at Avalon, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a lovely review. We're glad you enjoyed your visit... and the famous Liquorice cheesecake. Look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$11 - $27
Cuisine
Australian
Meals
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments
Good for
Scenic view, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 Katoomba St, Katoomba, New South Wales 2780, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Blue Mountains  >  Katoomba
  • Phone Number: 61247825532
Description
Set in the historic Savoy picture theatre building, AVALON Restaurant and Bar at Katoomba combines playful art-deco charm with hearty food, friendly service and spectacular Blue Mountains views. Located on main street Katoomba, enter the historic Savoy picture theatre foyer and make your way past the ticket booth and up the stairs. The restaurant inhabits the dress circle of the old theatre, and offers a decor of quirky retro finds and spectacular mountain views over Leura and the Jamison Valley. Meals are prepared in the old projection room, and cocktails and retro tunes are served in the former refreshment lounge, now a cosy bar complete with roaring fireplace. The art deco architecture is complemented by an eclectic collection of furnishings and artwork. The style of service is casual and friendly. Licensed and BYO wine.

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