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18 Katoomba St, Katoomba, New South Wales 2780, Australia
+61 2 4782 5532
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good31%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“cheesecake” (21 reviews)
“lamb” (23 reviews)
“escalope” (3 reviews)
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Australian, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
18 Katoomba St, Katoomba, New South Wales 2780, Australia
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Enjoyed a wonderful meal while soaking up the eclectic/vintage atmosphere. So many quirky but tasteful things to look at! Friendly and helpful service. Loved the fig entree special and the licorice cheesecake lived up to all expectations. Will be back!

Thank Andrew H
Reviewed 6 days ago

as you walk in to the front entrance, something seems to excite me then up we go to the restaurant. it was amazing ambience lovely little bar area. and then looked into the restaurant further, it was decorated with unique 50's to 60's type atmosphere....More

Thank Jenny W
Reviewed 1 week ago

This eclectic restaurant never seems to disappoint. A favourite with locals the quirky charms of old decor delight along with tasty food, a well stocked cocktail bar and the cheery warmth eluded from friendly staff. Situated in an old theatre, with occasional live music adds...More

Thank 373sue1923
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic atmosphere and exceptional service. The food was amazing with the portions being generous. I cannot believe this restaurant is only 10th place. Defiantly worth a visit.

Thank Connor H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The venue is like another world (charming & quirky) and the staff are congenial. The main dining room has a massive grand window looking out over Katoomba. The food is good generous portioned traditional Australian food. They are more than a restaurant and host High...More

Thank sloanranger58
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The entrees was absolutely sad, stingy and cheap. For a large serving (26 dollars) for the platter/meat entree you get 4 pieces of bread, capers, small bits of eggplant, shaved unknown cheese and 1 slice of prosciutto. Terrible. Main dish salmon (same cut you find...More

Thank stefaniappt
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The decor is interesting but the food poor. The waitress was inflexible. We asked for plain bread but was told it was not available. Had to have what was offered. All meals seem to come with chips so, not wanting chips asked for potatoes. Was...More

Thank mawk38
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Decor is fabulous, very well done. Greeted and served efficiently, we had 3 courses,very tasty but no flair in plating of food!

Thank Marie B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A lot of places try to be quirky but it feels forced. Not so here, it is truly unique from the space to the way the staff dress. It still feels like being in an old cinema. But the highlight was the food, brilliant slow...More

Thank NorthernerCoDown
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After living in Melbourne for a number of years, I became quite confident that no city in the world could provide such an eclectic and unique array of restaurants... until I moved to the Blue Mountains and found the Avalon! Such a delight! From the...More

Thank Moldex_c
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$27
Lunch, Drinks, 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
Romantic, View, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
18:00 - 10:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 10:00
18:00 - 10:00
18:00 - 10:00
18:00 - 10:00
12:00 - 14:00
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: +61 2 4782 5532
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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.