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18 Katoomba Street, Katoomba, New South Wales 2780, Australia
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Wed - Sun 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Blue Mountains, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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.

Thank debbiebrown2016
Dylan B, Owner at Avalon, responded to this review

Hi Debbie Thanks for taking the time to write us a nice review. We're glad you love visit the Avalon. Look forward to seeing you again soon. Cheers Dylan More 

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 days ago NEW 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.

Thank Tania1971
Level Contributor
36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 

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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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I actually visited this restaurant with some friends quite a while ago and found the food to be reasonably good without being spectacular. However, my major criticism is the so-called 'hospitality' and overall service. This restaurant is situated in one of the busiest tourist hubs in the Blue Mountains (ie. Katoomba), yet the staff seem to get... More 

1 Thank Kim G
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62 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Situated in the old movie theatre it has a bygone atmosphere. Definitely try get the back window table with the view. Best at dusk. Food is nice. Good ambience.

Thank Shel63l
Blackheath, Australia
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have lived in Katoomba for 5 years and have heard much about this restaurant. However, I was extremely disappointed to have lunch here for the first time today. The restaurant is up a steep flight of stairs with no elevator access, so not suitable for the disabled. The view from the restaurant is magnificent, so make sure to book... More 

Thank erikab55
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55 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate at The Avalon Restaurant while staying at Katoomba recently. I would recommend booking as this is a very popular eating venue even though it is quite big. It is very 'quirky' inside and nice and warm on a cold winters night. It is an old picture theatre that is now a restaurant with quite Art Deco decor. Even... More 

1 Thank Travelled_8
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Dined at Avalon last weekend with family. Sadly everything about the experience was average. The staff weren't overly friendly or professional. The food was average. I had the escallops of veal. The sauce was lemon overload and the side veges were over cooked and reminiscent of vegies you'd find at a RSL next to a $10 schnitzel. Food is boring... More 

Thank Drewboi2
Sydney, Australia
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Set in old cinema with breathtaking view back to Leura. The furniture , lighting and even the crockery is art deco style. The very high ceilings give a good sense of space. The food was fantastic and its BYO. There is also a bar adjoining the restaurant.

Thank Antony J
Sydney, Australia
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016 via mobile

We always enjoy dining at the Avalon when we are in Katoomba and our June visit didn't disappoint. The restaurant is a fun, eclectic place in the old Art Deco cinema. The staff are great and professional. The food is very good. The restaurant is licensed and BYO (giving you the opportunity to try a Central NSW wine from the... More 

Thank sydney-pandorea

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$11 - $30
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
Special occasions, Large groups, Scenic view
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 Katoomba Street, Katoomba, New South Wales 2780, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Blue Mountains  >  Katoomba
  • Phone Number: 61247825532
Set in the historic Savoy picture theatre building, AVALON Restaurant and Bar at Katoomba combines playful bohemian 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.

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