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“Great Restaurant”
Review of Avalon

Avalon
Ranked #9 of 91 Restaurants in Katoomba
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $11 - $29
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: Set in the historic Savoy picture theatre building, AVALON Restaurant and Cocktail 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.
Lane Cove, Australia
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
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“Great Restaurant”
Reviewed May 5, 2013

From the wonderful decor to the great meals & service, make sure you visit Avalon when next in the mountains

Visited May 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews
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“Excellent food”
Reviewed March 25, 2013

My sister and I make a yearly pilgrimage to Katoomba for the Blue Mountains Blues and Roots Festival and always take the opportunity to have dinner at the Avalon. The food is first class and the decor very engaging. A feast for the tummy and the eyes.

  • Visited March 2013
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Level 5 Contributor
71 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Retro Plus”
Reviewed March 17, 2013

Avalon has amazing decor reflecting it being in a former cinema and a view with a Wow factor. Happily you get a lot more than this. The meal was solid, almost old fashioned styled food, but of very good quality. The service is very attentive but still friendly. Well worth a visit.

Visited January 2013
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Mortdale, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
128 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Pleasant dining”
Reviewed March 15, 2013

My friend and I were staying in Katoomba for a weekend. As the weather was foggy, we decided to try to find a nice restaurant in Katoomba on Saturday night, so we could walk rather than drive. Most of the restaurants in the main street looked pretty "down market" and this was a birthday celebration so we tried the Avalon, upstairs in an old cinema. We hadn't booked and were lucky to get the last available table for two. The service was very friendly and the staff were happy to chat and answer our questions. The menu seemed to have no particular theme but we both found something to order the we enjoyed, despite there being limited choice for a vegetarian. The wine list was adequaate and reasonably priced. It was quite crowded and there was a large group celebrating next to us but the noise level was tolerable. Compared to other restaurants in Katoomba I would definitely recommend Avalon.

  • Visited March 2013
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Katoomba, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Pick of the restaurants in Katoomba”
Reviewed March 14, 2013

An excellent restaurant with a good wine list and breathtaking views. The liquorice cheesecake is a favourite of mine as is the chicken-fillet on rosti potato with mustard sauce. Friendly service in a relaxing atmosphere. Certainly worth a visit if you're in town.

  • Visited March 2013
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