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18 Katoomba St, Katoomba, New South Wales 2780, Australia
+61 2 4782 5532
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good33%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“lamb” (28 reviews)
“escallops” (3 reviews)
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Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
18 Katoomba St, Katoomba, New South Wales 2780, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday

I've been a patron of this restaurant for about 25 years. It's a preferred venue for birthday parties and special occasions for many friends and family. As many reviewers quite reasonably state, the decor, ambience and view is very pleasant. However, after a long run...More

Thank PatrickR595
Reviewed 4 days ago

We went to Avalon for dinner and had quite a nice experience. The vintage decor and outfits are different but nice and well done, the service was excellent and the food very nice too (both the polenta with mushroom / eggplant and the chicken with...More

Thank Ivysreviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We dropped in and had a blast with the DJ playing Soul, R&B, Funk and you name it. Will definitely be back (second Sat / month). Get in early to get a comfy seat. ;)

Thank Michael W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely family meal for a birthday here and thIs was the first time we had visited. Great window table views over the valley approaching sunset. The interior is an old cinema set up in a bygone era style not unlike a visit to...More

Thank oioioi1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The chicken with roti and Dijon lemon sauce was delicious as was the slow cooked lamb. The staff were friendly and attentive. Decor was interesting. Will visit again on our next trip to Katoomba.

Thank Jeanette M
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Great menu. Nice options for vegetarians. The licorice cheesecake is an absolute must eat for aniseed lovers.

Thank Leah P
Reviewed 6 October 2017

Absolutely a very enjoyable night had. Food was delicious and wonderful choices on the menu. Best wedding anniversary ever and one of the best restaurants in the mountains. Staff were friendly and helpful and very accommodating. Will return soon. Thanks.

Thank David L
Reviewed 5 October 2017

We booked dinner over the long weekend in Oct. Quirky, interesting decor. Good GF options. Meals were excellent. The best roast lamb I've ever tasted. The service was helpful and friendly. Reasonably priced.

Thank S3haron
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

We booked for dinner on a Saturday night with no prior experience of this delightful venue. An eclectic array of decor plus waitresses dressed in old fashioned frocks gave the place a time capsule feel. Three of us had slow roasted lamb and one the...More

Thank Waynzee
Reviewed 3 October 2017

The atmosphere of the Avalon is beautiful, not noisy, very enjoyable and made better by the friendly service and pleasant attitude and manner of the staff. Food is excellent and reasonably priced. All in all a very good night.

Thank Rhys43
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$27
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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 & 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.
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