Skip to Main Content
OpenTable logo
  1. Home
  2. Australia
  3. Sydney
  4. Blue Mountains region
  5. Katoomba

Darley's Restaurant at Lilianfels Blue Mountains

4.5
4.5
458 Reviews
$101 and over
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.

Make a reservation

2 people

May 2022
Sun
Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
7:00 PM


Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Australian, Modern Australian

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 9:00pm

  • Phone number

    (02) 4780 1200

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Chatun Perreira

  • Private party facilities

    Darleys at Lilianfels Resort and Spa, the name evokes an elegant and romantic wedding and function venue. Its tranquil mountain views and lush English gardens have enchanted couples who come to wander through the expansive lush rainforest surrounds, to share intimate moments and celebrate in the natural splendour.

    Situated on the edge of The World Heritage Listed Jamison Valley, this award winning restaurant is located in a secluded retreat- Lilianfels Resort and Spa.

    Lilianfels boasts 85 stylish, individually decorated bedrooms including four with their own spa bath and four one
    bedroom suites.

    Lilianfels is a renowned haven of relaxation in one of Australia’s most beautiful destinations and is also an awarded European style country house steeped in culture and history.

    Whether its a fairytale wedding, birthday or corporate function, we invite you to experience Darleys for a flawless and unforgettable celebration.

  • Private party contact

    eventsmanager@escarpmentgroup.com.au: (02) 4780 1200

  • Neighborhood

    Katoomba

  • Cross street

    Echo Point Rd

  • Parking details

    Onsite available and street parking available.

  • Public transit

    Located within the grounds of Lilianfels Resort & Spa, 3-5 Lilianfels Avenue, Katoomba just a short walk (400m) from Echo Point and the celebrated 3 sisters. Bus services located on Lurline Street.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Private Room, View, Wine

Experiences

  • Darley's Group Dinner Booking(30%-Prepaid Deposit)

    A$40.50 per person

    Prepaid

    Multiple dates available
    Darley's currently offers a 3 course $135 per person menu. For bookings of 6 or more people we will require a non-refundable deposit of 30% paid at time of booking. The deposit is forfeit for cancellations at any time up to 7 days prior to your reservations. Any cancellation inside 7 days may attract the Cancellation fee of $135 per person. All changes to bookings need to be communicated in writing reservations@lilianfels.com.au
  • Christmas Lunch @ Darley's

    A$269.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Dec 25, 2022 only
    Celebrate all that is magical with Christmas with an award-winning dining experience at the Two Chef Hatted Darley's Restaurant. Our team of chefs have prepared a special 5 course festive Christmas degustation lunch menu featuring traditional Christmas mains with trimmings, seafood and delectable dessert all designed to delight and surprise your senses whilst complimented by a glass of sparkling wine on arrival! All to be enjoyed with your family and friends this Christmas Day in the stunning and historic elegance offered by Darley's at Lilianfels. Adults: $269 per person includes glass of sparkling Teenagers: (13-17 years) $199 per person includes soft drink Children: (4-12 years) 3 course menu $79 per child includes soft drink
  • Christmas Dinner @ Darley's

    A$269.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Dec 25, 2022 only
    Celebrate all that is magical with Christmas with an award-winning dining experience at the Two Chef Hatted Darley's Restaurant. Our team of chefs have prepared a special 5 course festive Christmas degustation dinner menu featuring traditional Christmas mains with trimmings, seafood and delectable dessert all designed to delight and surprise your senses whilst complimented by a glass of sparkling wine on arrival! Please contact our Reservations Team reservations@lilianfels.com.au to book or add children or call 02 4780 1200. Adults: $269 per person includes glass of sparkling Teenagers: (13-17 years) $199 per person includes soft drink Children: (4-12 years) 3 course menu $79 per child includes soft drink

Menu

3 Course Children's Menu, Available for children 12 and under, $65 per child

Entrée

  • Cheese Balls with Tomato Sauce

    Main

    Choice of:

    • Pan Seared Fish with Greens and Chips

      • Spaghetti Meatballs

        Dessert

        Choice of:

        • Chocolate Brownie with Vanilla Ice Cream

          • Selection of Homemade Ice Cream

            Last updated: February 1, 2022

            What 458 people are saying

            Overall ratings and reviews

            Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

            4.5
            4.5 based on recent ratings
            • 4.6Food
            • 4.4Service
            • 4.6Ambience
            • 4Value

            NoiseModerate

            Loved For

            • Sydney

              Australian

            Sort by

            Filters

            1. KM

              KarinaM

              1 review

              5.0

              1 review

              Dined 2 days ago

              overall5food5service5ambience5

              Delicious food, excellent service, lovely ambience. Very much enjoyed our dining experience at Darley’s would highly recommend

            2. MA

              MARCOG

              New South Wales

              3 reviews

              5.0

              3 reviews

              Dined 6 days ago

              overall5food5service4ambience5

              Each time we have been to Darleys we have neve had a bad meal, their new menus sumptuous and can clearly say that the vegetarian beetroot pastrami was supreb

            3. AT

              AlexT

              1 review

              5.0

              1 review

              Dined on May 8, 2022

              overall5food5service5ambience5

              The Mother’s Day, set menu at Darley’s Restaurant was magnificent. The selection of foods was of the highest quality and cooked to perfection. The king prawn dish was absolutely delicious and the highlight of the menu. It was worth every cent.

            4. JW

              JanW

              Sydney

              1 review

              3.0

              1 review

              Dined on May 8, 2022

              overall3food3service3ambience3

              Bit disappointing as limited wine choice ( only 1 glass included). I diner was not drinking alcohol and had to pay for sparkling water! At the price not having coffee included was not acceptable. Food was ok but lacking somewhat in flavour. Christmas a few years ago was amazing but I don't think standard is the same.

            5. AM

              AndrewM

              1 review

              4.0

              1 review

              Dined on May 6, 2022

              overall4food5service3ambience3

              Really enjoyed our dinner Will definitely return - the food was sensational

            6. K

              Kelvin

              1 review

              5.0

              1 review

              Dined on May 6, 2022

              overall5food4service5ambience4

              Service was good. Nice ambience. Will try CIRCA when in Hunter Valley.

            7. D

              Daniel

              Sydney

              4 reviews

              4.0

              4 reviews

              Dined on May 6, 2022

              overall4food3service5ambience3

              Lovely place, staff very welcome and professional. Food was good but could vbe better. The amuse gueule was not a very good start. The pork belly was the best dish, the duck dish was also good but the sauce Wasa bit too sweet to my liking. The pear dessert was very poor, no state and very boring.

            8. CH

              CathyH

              San Francisco

              14 reviews

              vip
              3.0

              14 reviews

              Dined on April 30, 2022

              overall3food2service3ambience3

              The restaurant is in a beautiful building, and the atmosphere was really nice. But our main course took ages (we had to ask in the end as people who arrived and ordered after us were getting theirs) and the food was a little disappointing. The three course deal did not include sides, and so we paid $15 for a reheated jacket potato. Our server was great and very apologetic, but overall we were disappointed.

            9. DM

              DavidM

              Brisbane

              2 reviews

              5.0

              2 reviews

              Dined on April 30, 2022

              overall5food5service5ambience5

              Superb meals. Excellent service from well trained staff. Lovely ambience.

            10. IR

              IanR

              1 review

              5.0

              1 review

              Dined on April 29, 2022

              overall5food5service5ambience5

              Excellent service, staff were attentive, food was delicious. Great night.

            11. F

              Fiona

              Sydney

              3 reviews

              5.0

              3 reviews

              Dined on April 23, 2022

              overall5food5service5ambience5

              I am so glad that we got to have a beautiful dinner here on our trip to Thd Blue Mountains. The food was outstanding, well presented and the staff are so lovely.

            12. G

              rosemaryG

              1 review

              4.0

              1 review

              Dined on April 22, 2022

              overall4food5service4ambience5

              Great restaurant. Great food. The staff need a little more coordination

            13. AM

              AmandaM

              1 review

              2.0

              1 review

              Dined on April 16, 2022

              overall2food3service2ambience4

              I had high expectations going to a hatted restaurant which is why we chose it to celebrate a special occasion. Our arrival was slightly fraught trying to get our elderly mother up the stairs without a railing. We entered the foyer and waited and waited. We were finally shown to our table and left to our own devices. Twenty minutes later after seriously considering finding a tap to quench our thirst a waitress appeared apologising for the slow service and offered us some water on the house. We’d had plenty of time to peruse the menu so ordered straight away fearing if we didn’t we would never eat. We pinched a wine menu from another table and managed to order something nice to go with our meal. The menu offered two choices for each course. The food was tasty. The beef tenderloin cooked perfectly. Our waitress made the night, she was run off her feet and carried the rest of her team. Overall it was a lovely night we will chuckle about fondly, but maybe for not all the right reasons.

            14. EK

              EmmaK

              Gold Coast

              1 review

              5.0

              1 review

              Dined on April 16, 2022

              overall5food5service5ambience5

              Amazing location, food, service. Could not fault the food

            15. AC

              AndrewC

              1 review

              4.0

              1 review

              Dined on April 15, 2022

              overall4food4service4ambience5

              Lovely old world surroundings. Food is good. Wine list also thorough and reasonably priced

            16. S

              Superglue

              1 review

              4.0

              1 review

              Dined on April 15, 2022

              overall4food4service4ambience5

              My review must be at least 50 characters long. Thank you.

            17. JS

              JamonSmallgoods

              1 review

              5.0

              1 review

              Dined on April 2, 2022

              overall5food5service5ambience5

              Elegant and interesting food done very very well. Wine list by the glass was very good and prices reasonable for a restaurant.

            18. F

              Felicity

              Sydney

              3 reviews

              5.0

              3 reviews

              Dined on April 1, 2022

              overall5food5service5ambience5

              Outstanding service & the food was second to none. This was our second time at Darley’s and we will definitely be back again. Such a beautiful restaurant

            19. DM

              DimitriM

              1 review

              5.0

              1 review

              Dined on March 26, 2022

              overall5food5service5ambience5

              Very nice old school classic establishment. Perfect food and service, super comfortable atmosphere. The portions are rather small, but perfectly prepared. The dinner was best part of our Blue Mountains experience.

            20. MS

              MarkS

              Sydney

              1 review

              5.0

              1 review

              Dined on March 25, 2022

              overall5food5service5ambience5

              Definitely recommend. Excellent service and outstanding food. We will definitely be back

            21. RP

              RenataP

              New York Area

              6 reviews

              4.0

              6 reviews

              Dined on March 23, 2022

              overall4food5service5ambience5

              The food was perfect and the service as well. One had to order three courses which I think is not necessary. Two courses are fine and three was just too much. There should be an option to order either two or three courses with the respective prices to match.

            22. A

              Alex

              Sydney

              1 review

              5.0

              1 review

              Dined on March 18, 2022

              overall5food4service5ambience4

              FIXED MENU BUT GOOD CHOICES AND EXCELLENT QUALITY. WE WILL RETURN...

            23. RS

              RachelS

              Sydney

              2 reviews

              5.0

              2 reviews

              Dined on March 17, 2022

              overall5food5service5ambience5

              Brilliant! Definitely will return. Thank you for a great night!

            24. CA

              CraigA

              Sydney

              1 review

              3.0

              1 review

              Dined on March 12, 2022

              overall3food5service1ambience2

              Food was outstanding as always, portions could have been a little larger. Service was terrible, waitress made us google the cocktail ingredients for a common cocktail - French Martini. Waitress was very inattentive and clearly not interested, its not like it was super busy and they were flat. We get better service at a local family restaurant. All in all a very disappointing for a Hatted Restaurant as it has always been great in the past. Will not be coming back.

            25. OT

              OpenTable Diner

              Sydney

              1 review

              4.0

              1 review

              Dined on March 5, 2022

              overall4food5service4ambience5

              Great to see Darleys still has it- yum all around.

            26. JE

              JEFFREY

              Sydney

              1 review

              2.0

              1 review

              Dined on March 5, 2022

              overall2food3service2ambience3

              Overall, I was disappointed in the presentation of staff. Having been staying at Lilianfels & enjoying dinner the previous night at the hotels dining lounge, the staff were so professional and immaculately presented. Therefore I was surprised to see staff poorly presented at Darleys - messy hair, uniforms that needed a good cleaning & an iron. We were seated in what I can best describe as a walkway - so atmosphere was less than pleasant. The decor is stunning, the place setting perfect - but the staff let the entire experience down. Food was OK...my lamb was overcooked - no pink to be found.

            27. BM

              BrianM

              Sydney

              1 review

              5.0

              1 review

              Dined on March 1, 2022

              overall5food5service5ambience5

              Wonderful ornate venue with great service and food Recommended +++

            28. AS

              AmandaS

              New York Area

              4 reviews

              5.0

              4 reviews

              Dined on March 1, 2022

              overall5food5service5ambience4

              Darley’s is a special occasion place where the extra little details like the complimentary appetiser and petit fours add to the experience. Be warned however that it is pricey and the beverages have a massive markup in them.

            29. JG

              JimG

              1 review

              3.0

              1 review

              Dined on February 25, 2022

              overall3food4service4ambience4

              Great setting with enough room between tables. The service and meals were very good. My wife and I had a very enjoyable experience. One major problem detracted from our experience where on receipt of our bill for the evening, we were charged for 4 meals instead of 2. This was rectified when pointed out however, I have friends who would not look at the bill and simply pay by card in good faith. More care needs to be undertaken when tallying the bill!

            30. ED

              ElizabethD

              1 review

              5.0

              1 review

              Dined on February 25, 2022

              overall5food5service5ambience5

              I took my adult son there for his birthday and we both had a wonderful experience. The food was amazing, the staff were friendly and attentive and the ambience was perfect.

            31. JC

              JasonC

              1 review

              5.0

              1 review

              Dined on February 19, 2022

              overall5food5service4ambience4

              A must do - the Patagonian tooth fish is as rare as hens teeth but well worth the experience

            32. PH

              PhilipH

              London

              4 reviews

              5.0

              4 reviews

              Dined on February 18, 2022

              overall5food5service5ambience5

              Professional, friendly service; quality of the food was outstanding; prestation was gorgeous; serving sizes were perfect. Just an all round wonderful evening.

            33. L

              Louise

              Sydney

              1 review

              5.0

              1 review

              Dined on February 12, 2022

              overall5food5service5ambience5

              Beautiful setting in the original Summer house, really lovely staff and great service, awesome food and wine. Booked 7 PM slot and not at all rushed. Complementary pate starter was Heaven on the tongue. Catered really well for allergies (advise when booking). Highly recommended for a special occasion!

            34. DL

              DheerjaL

              1 review

              5.0

              1 review

              Dined on February 5, 2022

              overall5food5service5ambience5

              Incredible food and service! We throughly enjoyed our time here.

            35. B

              Bazman

              1 review

              4.0

              1 review

              Dined on February 5, 2022

              overall4food4service4ambience3

              Very nice food and great effort towards service from the staff. Did feel a bit rushed at the end as we were the last table and we weren’t able to enjoy our wine at our own pace.

            36. BE

              BrettE

              1 review

              5.0

              1 review

              Dined on February 1, 2022

              overall5food5service5ambience5

              Great service and atmosphere. Very accommodating. Entrees were on the smaller side but the flavours within made up for that.

            37. J

              Jason

              1 review

              5.0

              1 review

              Dined on January 27, 2022

              overall5food5service5ambience5

              We had a very enjoyable dinner, food was excellent, better than expected and the service was great. Looking forward to coming back again.

            38. G

              clareG

              Sydney

              4 reviews

              3.0

              4 reviews

              Dined on January 26, 2022

              overall3food5service3ambience5

              The food was great. The service of the chef was outstanding. But the sommelier needs basic training. We ordered a bottle of wine. We were rushed with only two rounds serving with almost full glasses each time.

            39. HO

              HweiO

              Sydney

              1 review

              5.0

              1 review

              Dined on January 14, 2022

              overall5food4service5ambience4

              Lovely setting and great service from Quynh. Adult meals were delicious especially the toothfish. The children’s menu wasn’t as good. The cheese balls were too heavy and dense, and the same with the chocolate brownies. Also not sure why the vanilla ice cream was salted. Children’s main meals were very good. Overall a nice experience.

            40. KB

              KennethB

              Sydney

              6 reviews

              4.0

              6 reviews

              Dined on January 8, 2022

              overall4food5service4ambience4

              3 course dinner with wine. Stunning location, although the cloudy weather prevented us seeing the sunset over the mountains. Service was good and staff friendly.

            Safety precautions

            • Physical distancing

              • Limited number of seated diners

            FAQs

            Darley's Restaurant at Lilianfels Blue Mountains is rated 4.5 stars by 458 OpenTable diners.

            Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

            Make a reservation

            2 people

            May 2022
            Sun
            Mon
            Tue
            Wed
            Thu
            Fri
            Sat
            1
            2
            3
            4
            5
            6
            7
            8
            9
            10
            11
            12
            13
            14
            15
            16
            17
            18
            19
            20
            21
            22
            23
            24
            25
            26
            27
            28
            29
            30
            31
            1
            2
            3
            4
            5
            6
            7
            8
            9
            10
            11
            7:00 PM


            Experiences are available.
            Google Map for Darley's Restaurant at Lilianfels Blue Mountains

            5-19 Lilianfels Ave Katoomba, AU-NSW 2780

            Additional information

            • Cross street

              Echo Point Rd

            • Neighborhood

              Katoomba

            • Hours of operation

              Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 9:00pm

            • Cuisines

              Australian, Modern Australian

            • Dining style

              Fine Dining

            • Dress code

              Smart Casual

            • Parking details

              Onsite available and street parking available.

            • Public transit

              Located within the grounds of Lilianfels Resort & Spa, 3-5 Lilianfels Avenue, Katoomba just a short walk (400m) from Echo Point and the celebrated 3 sisters. Bus services located on Lurline Street.

            • Payment options

              AMEX, Diners Club, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

            • Executive chef

              Chatun Perreira

            • Additional

              Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Private Room, View, Wine

            • Phone number

              (02) 4780 1200

            • Private party facilities

              Darleys at Lilianfels Resort and Spa, the name evokes an elegant and romantic wedding and function venue. Its tranquil mountain views and lush English gardens have enchanted couples who come to wander through the expansive lush rainforest surrounds, to share intimate moments and celebrate in the natural splendour.

              Situated on the edge of The World Heritage Listed Jamison Valley, this award winning restaurant is located in a secluded retreat- Lilianfels Resort and Spa.

              Lilianfels boasts 85 stylish, individually decorated bedrooms including four with their own spa bath and four one
              bedroom suites.

              Lilianfels is a renowned haven of relaxation in one of Australia’s most beautiful destinations and is also an awarded European style country house steeped in culture and history.

              Whether its a fairytale wedding, birthday or corporate function, we invite you to experience Darleys for a flawless and unforgettable celebration.

            • Private party contact

              eventsmanager@escarpmentgroup.com.au: (02) 4780 1200

            Copyright © 2022 OpenTable, Inc. 1 Montgomery St Ste 700, San Francisco CA 94104 - All rights reserved.
            OpenTable is part of Booking Holdings, the world leader in online travel and related services.
            Booking LogoPriceline LogoKAYAK LogoAgoda LogoRentalcars LogoOpenTable Logo