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Darley's Restaurant at Lilianfels Blue Mountains

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$101 and over
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Australian
Darley's Restaurant at Lilianfels - Katoomba's signature fine dining Blue Mountains restaurant. With views across the historic formal English gardens and the escarpment of Jamison Valley in the background, Darley’s Restaurant is renowned for Blue Mountains fresh, local and regional produce, fine wines and innovative cuisine.

Darley's offers modern Australian cuisine served as a la carte or degustation menus with specially selected local and imported wines.

Darley’s is a multi-award winning Hatted restaurant inducted in the Australian Hotels Association hall of fame for best regional restaurant in 2010 and more recently won the Tourism Accommodation Association NSW awards for excellence regional restaurant.

Safety precautions

Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners

Featured specials

Select a special by choosing a date, time and party size

NY at Darleys!

Dine in

A$299.00 per order

Dec 31, 2020 only·Thu 5:30PM-9:30PM

Celebrate NY at Darleys with a festive 7 course degustation menu. The award winning team at Darley's promises an exceptional dining experience to finis your year in style! Adults $299 including glass of sparkling, tea & coffee. Teen $179 Child $79 includes softdrinks. This is a ticketed event. Our team will contact you for full prepayment. Your booking is not confirmed until paid and ticketed

Christmas at Darleys

Dine in

A$299.00 per order

Dec 25, 2020 only·Fri 11:00AM-9:00PM

A time to celebrate and reflect with friends and family with a sumptuous 7 course seasonal degustation menu for Christmas Day Lunch or Dinner. The award winning team at Darley's promises an exceptional dining experience this holiday season. Adults $299 including glass of sparkling, tea & coffee Teen $179 Child $79 . This is a ticketed event. Our team will contact you for full prepayment. Your booking is not confirmed until paid and ticketed.

Taste of Christmas at Darleys

Dine in

A$199.00 per order

Dec 23-26, 2020·Sun 5:30PM-9:00PM, Wed-Thu 5:30PM-9:00PM

Indulge in a feast of senses in the lead up to Christmas with a seasonally inspired special 5 course degustation menu. Surrounded by the picturesque setting of our stunningly decorated and award winning Darley's restaurant. $199 adults ( including glass of sparkling, tea & coffee) $179 Teen and $79 children. This is a ticketed event. Our team will contact you for full prepayment. Your booking is only confirmed once paid and ticketed.

What 312 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.7
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CatherineH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Food was good but serving sizes were ridiculously small. We left hungry.

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JulietS
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A beautiful environment in which to enjoy superb food and very good service.

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StephenA
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about Darley's was amazing. The building and furnishings are absolutely beautiful. Staff and Food were brilliant.
I would highly recommend everyone to try this Restaurant.
You will not be disappointed.

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neils
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Very underwhelming, over priced. the food was unsubstantial and the menu and cuisine was dated. Covid excepted the atmosphere was very flat, there was no music to speak of, the service was average. On the whole just a very vanilla experience. Sorry, not the best.

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KarinC
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a fantastic evening at Darley's. The service was wonderful, and the restaurant itsself is a beautiful renovation of an old building.
The food was amazing! The portions are small, but that is to be expected with fine dining.
Hopefully I'll return in future.

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MegC
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Grandeur, elegance, class, magnificence, opulence! Dinner at Darleys, Lilianfels. Truely a spectacular evening and surroundings❤️

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JenniferM
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice place, flavour of food amazing! Would return for sure.

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ThereseH
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had our Silver Wedding Anniversary here. Seated by a window, with a full moon, delightful food and unobtrusive service, who could ask for more? The Glacier 51 toothfish was divine! Excellent gluten free options for my husband as well, so no complaints from him.

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TSFCH
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great quality food, even for a family with kids. Kid’s meal has the same standard as the adult’s.

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CatherineC
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was beautiful. We really enjoyed our evening.

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DavidB
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The restaurant has the style of an older age with quality dining in a comfortable atmosphere. Food and service was excellent. a great place for a memorable meal or celebration.

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ThomasM
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Darleys was amazing. Some of the best food I have ever eaten. The staff where all incredibly professional and I was happy paying the premium price for that kind of service. Cant wait to go again.

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MichelleM
London
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can't wait to go back - really fantastic food and experience.

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SaraH
London
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding hotel and restaurant, we've booked a spa at the hotel before dinner! Was just fantastic! The food at the restaurant was well presented and creative. The wine chosen was from 2015 and the selection was excellent! We will definitely come back and perhaps stay for couples of nights!

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LisaW
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience4

We were very disappointed. The meal whilst lovely and very special was rushed. Our desserts were served within 65 minutes of us reaching the restaurant. The wine only just made it to the table before the first course and when asked to slow down the dessert so that we could finish our wine, the waiter offered to pour the entire rest of our white wine into our glasses. The dessert was not slowed down and we felt like we were rushed out. We were also very surprised that there was no Covid safe distancing with us sitting within 0.5m of 3 other tables. We would not recommend it and we will not be back.

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ChrisR
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

10 out of 10 very special thanks to all the staff

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Kate
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely visit again for a special occasion, due to portion size being smaller in set menu, would help to have sides available to order.

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RMFR
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service and great food. Really nice experience.

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PatrickB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time to Darley’s and after the wonderful experience and food it will not be a singular event.
The selection and quality of food, beautifully presented, was among the best we have ever experienced.
Wait staff were present, attentive and a pleasure to talk with.

Thank you for a memorable night

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PennyW
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An exquisite meal in a beautiful setting.
The wait staff were excellent, the food was wonderful.
Would recommend this establishment for a special dinner and we will certainly return.

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Simone
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing evening celebrating my 50th birthday with my family. The team at Darleys were wonderful. Service was second to none special mention to Rachael.

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OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was just superb!

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LouiseA
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a spectacular meal and experience this was! The 3-course menu was divine, the setting and ambience completely and utterly charming. We were served by Carmen who was knowledgeable and friendly throughout. Such a special and magical experience I would recommend to all!

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AldisB
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall2food5service4ambience1

We were seated in a narrow droughty corridor, without any ambiance worse than at McDonald’s . Food was excellent but servings small. Wine list limited.

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ians
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Beautiful
But
Still hungry afterwards

Finesse and practicality needs balancing

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Geny
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting, delicious food and great service. We thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

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Sophie
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner was absolutely lovely. The Wagyu beef was cooked to perfection. Our waiter Edward was fantastic.

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MariekeO
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dining at Darley's restaurant was a very pleasant experience. Great ambience and service and the food was fantastic.

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Stuart
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience4

A set menu with very limited options. Felt very rushed. Waiter was already on his way to our table before we had finished the Covid sign-in. Explanation of the menu was not particularly helpful. Realise this is a difficult time for all but at $250 for two, plus wine, it was a poor experience.

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FranzV
Perth / WA
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Darley's was a great place to be to get a break from staying at home. We'll be back.

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LaurieA
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Darley's Restaurant capped off a magnificent couple of days at Lilianfels with a high quality meal and service of unique dishes in a setting with open fires that we will dearly remember.

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KerryW
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Menu choice very limited and portion size small. The food quality overall was excellent though. We were seated upstairs where there was little ambience unlike the charming, original house area of downstairs.

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GeorgeG
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The whole experience at Darleys was superb. The staff, the service, the food and the restaurant setting were all just perfect.

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DavidR
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The whole experience - from the decor, to the service, to the food itself - was superb. A wonderful evening out in a beautiful location. Highly recommended!

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RitaM
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyed our experience Great care taken with the food Taking something as simple as carrots and making it into something so delicious is credit to their skills Looking forward to returning when next in that area

AM
AnnaM
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, exquisite restaurant, must be on your bucket list

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Hungry
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience5

Food excellent but portions are ridiculously small. One shouldn't leave a dinner hungry, particularly given the expense of the meal.

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linht
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Darley’s was one of The reasons for our travel to Katoomba and it was definitely the highlight of our trip. We came with our 2.5 years old and the staff were extremely helpful and lovely. They even arranged for us to have a private room so we didn’t need to feel like bothering other guests. The food was top notch and couldn’t fault a thing. The beef was the most tender ones that we’ve ever tasted. We definitely come back in our next travel.

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DianneH
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely food though mains would benefit from the addition of vegetable side dishes. Great service and a beautiful room.

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LeeM
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined here for our anniversary. The food was superb, and as a coeliac, I was well catered for with gluten free options for the entire menu that still gave me a great choice. The staff were knowledgeable and we were very happy with our experience.

FAQs

Darley's Restaurant at Lilianfels Blue Mountains is rated 4.5 stars by 312 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.