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“Highly recommended!”
Review of Vesta - CLOSED

Vesta
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: International
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed June 9, 2013

We have heard great reviews since it's opening, and finally found out for ourselves just how amazing it is at lunch on Saturday. On a cold day in the mountains, the fresh hearty meals were delicious washed down with a glass of red wine. A relaxing and warm atmosphere with friendly & professional waitstaff made for a very long leisurely lunch. We will definitely be back!

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Thank BMlocal
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Reviewed June 9, 2013

If you want an awesome meal then Vesta is the place to be! The food is prepared in front of you in the open kitchen by Head Chef Oliver Roberts - this guy knows what he is doing! The food is so well rounded and filling - no small portions here! The winter menu is hearty and flavoursome and the service is welcoming and friendly. A great way to spend a lazy lunch or a special dinner.

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Thank EmontheRun
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Reviewed May 31, 2013

Vesta is the brightest asteroid closest to Earth and is also the name of the Roman Goddess of the Hearth, implying warm and pleasant hospitality.
We have been three times to Vesta in the month since opening for different experiences and on all occasions it has been a bright star that offered warm and cheerful hospitality.
The first night we enjoyed a fish meal with sides and a roasted plum dessert with ice cream made in house. So good was that experience, we planned to make a return visit for dinner.
Unexpectedly we met old friends early one afternoon and enjoyed the excellent cake and coffee available at Mementoes, wandered across the street to look at the good art hanging in Gallery Blackheath and then across Govetts Leap Road to have a 5 o’clock drink and mezze plate with one of the artists. One of us had wine, one cider and the other vodka. The ambience and the quality of our choices prompted us to book for dinner in the following week.
We waited a while for our orders, but were served with the beautiful house made bread, olive oil, dukkha and salt. Then we four ate our mains, sometimes in surprised, appreciative silence. One had veal on the shin served with a delicious sauce on creamy polenta; another had porcini papardelle with roasted chestnuts and caramelised brussel sprouts; the other pasta dish was orechiette; and the fourth guest had pot au feu. All of these dishes were savoured for their delicate, some would say piquant, combinations of spices like star anise with herbs such as sage. Scrumptious! Then came the crème brulée with hints of ginger and the house ice cream made with bay leaf. These are served together. After the delicious mains course with a first rate salad (olive oil dressing with sea salt, nothing excessive), beans and potato (yum!) side dishes, maybe one on its own would have sufficed, but a night out is a night out.
Unlike many Blue Mountains restaurants, the menu changes to stay in season with available locally sourced produce. The wait staff is professionally attentive, regularly filling water glasses and unobtrusively checking the bread basket and other idiosyncratic requests. The wine list offers regional wines of a good standard and well-priced.
Vesta is stellar, a bonus to the boutique village of Blackheath poised on the top of the Blue Mountains two hours west of Sydney.

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1  Thank carolynandmichael
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Reviewed May 28, 2013

Vesta has taken in the space previously occupied by Vulcan's which was a true out of Sydney classic. Much of the feel of Vulcan's remains down to the Christofle cutlery. Sadly the Hockney is no longer there. The food is very good: above cafe but below fine dining. We had an antipasto board for 2 which was full of varied tastes. We had excellent desserts and a local Rosé from Orange. We thoroughly enjoyed our first visit. We will be back.

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Thank PhilipJK
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Reviewed May 18, 2013

Inventive and flavoursome food served in a great atmosphere with good service. We were there on their first weekend of operation and everything went smoothly. Good to see they have kept the wood fired oven in operation. Hint - get a seat at the bar so you can watch the chefs work their magic and stoke the fire.

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1  Thank LizLance
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