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Ashcrofts Bistro

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Australian, European, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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18 Govetts Leap Rd, Blackheath, New South Wales 2785, Australia
+61 2 4787 8297
Thu 18:00 - 20:30
Fri - Sun 08:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
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Katoomba, Australia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I enjoyed every aspect from the friendly and knowledgable staff to the beautifully cooked food. My partner and I shared kingfish sashimi for entree which was stunning and tasted even better. We also had the eye fillet and gnocchi for mains, both dishes were exceptional and well designed. Can't wait to go back!

Thank afoodaholic
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57 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our group of 12 celebrating a friend's milestone birthday, chose Ashcrofts on recommendation and reputation. The recently condensed menu was a wise move and offers a smart, sophisticated selection, without being overwhelming. The wine selection is eclectic and impressive. We discovered at the end of the evening that the kitchen was short staffed due to a family matter, but the... More 

Thank Bruce S
Brisbane, Australia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a wonderful meal at Ashcroft's to celebrate my birthday recently. I ordered the herbed gnocchi it was full of amazing flavour. Had a side of beans with hazelnuts .. beans were really fresh, just slightly crunchy. Flavour combination was great. Waiter explained the gnocchi is handmade on the premises. I had the dark chocoate mousse for dessert ... it... More 

Thank Catherine T
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I stumbled across this restaurant by accident whilst on our 15th anniversary and we were so happy that we did. The restaurant setting is really elegant and inviting without being to pretentious. Beautifully lit restaurant with an amazing front window display lit up with tea lights that give a sense of floating in mid air is just... More 

Thank Roysta59
Newcastle, Australia
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

We were a group of 15. Food was delicious and service fantastic. Friendly staff for whom nothing was too much trouble!

1 Thank horangk
Sydney, Australia
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

What a find! Everything comes tog there in this delightful small Blue Mountains restaurant. The room is full of character, the waitstaff are attentive, informative about the food and great characters, and the food is sublime. The small menu features some unusual combinations of flavours and textures that really work. We enjoyed kingfish sashimi with avocado and aioli and a... More 

Thank Skipper2107
Sydney, Australia
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62 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Firstly, what I mean by 2-year wait is that I finally got around to booking Ashcroft's in advance. I'm one of those terrible people that won't book in advance. Anyway, I absolutely loved Ashcroft's after failing to book with them every time I've come up to the Mountains. The menu has a large variety to choose from including all meats... More 

Thank CarringtonBrigham
Ashcrofts_Bistro, Owner at Ashcrofts Bistro, responded to this review

Dear CarringtonBrigham, Thank you for your great review. We are so pleased to hear that you got a chance to experience our restaurant on your visit to the mountains and you appreciate what we are trying to do. Its customers like you that walk through our doors, that make it all worth while. You have put a really big smile... More 

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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Confused about all the 5 star reviews as our experience was mediocre. This is a definite bistro experience, and not to be confused with the fine dining Ashcrofts of old, before it changed hands (which we were aware of, but others may not be). The acoustics are poor so the noise level was high, and on a chilly mountains night... More 

1 Thank TravelSavvyPrincess
Ashcrofts_Bistro, General Manager at Ashcrofts Bistro, responded to this review

Dear TravelSavvyPrincess, Ashcrofts Bistro updated from fine dining, to a more casual dining experience 9 months ago to cater to a wider audience due to the huge response of customer feedback. We strive in sourcing only local produce and pride ourselves in the care taken to deliver the same quality dining experience. The restaurant has not changed hands - Adrian... More 

Windsor, Australia
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I ordered the lamb rump for 2, divine! The custard filled donuts are also a winner to be shared.

Thank Kate2765
Ashcrofts_Bistro, General Manager at Ashcrofts Bistro, responded to this review

Hi Kate, Thank you so much for your lovely review. We're glad you enjoyed your experience with and us and we look forward to welcoming you and your husband back to the restaurant soon. Kind regards, Ashcrofts Management More 

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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

In 2014 Ashcrofts changed ownership and we decided in October 2016 to celebrate friends birthdays and see how the dining experience was. We expected to pay more for the experience and to have better service and food. We were six diners. It was a mixed experience of service and food, so starting with the food the cauliflower veloute' was indeed... More 

2 Thank JohnChilds
Ashcrofts_Bistro, General Manager at Ashcrofts Bistro, responded to this review

Dear JohnChilds, We apologise you feel you had a mixed experience. Unfortunately we were at maximum capacity at every sitting over the long weekend. Ashcrofts Bistro updated from fine dining, to a more casual dining experience 9 months ago, catering to a wider audience by offering the same quality produce at a more affordable price. Ashcroft has not changed ownership... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$30
Australian, European, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
08:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 20:30
08:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 Govetts Leap Rd, Blackheath, New South Wales 2785, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Blue Mountains  >  Blackheath
  • Phone Number: +61 2 4787 8297
At ashcrofts bistro we pride ourselves in using only the freshest seasonal and local produce. We strive to use the most sustainable products where possible, with menu changing seasonally to reflect the availability of ingredients. Working closely together with our local suppliers we ensure that only the best quality produce will make its way from paddock to plate.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?