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“Unique food in a marvelously unique setting”
Review of Flemish Flavours

Flemish Flavours
Ranked #3 of 42 Restaurants in Leura
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Belgian, European, Australian
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: Leura's best kept secret. Snack menu and Belgian beer garden 5pm - 6pm Thursday to Monday, full restaurant menu available in the evenings and on the weekends during lunch. Great beer, fabulous food, gorgeous setting...
Reviewed 20 December 2016

Sometimes the ambiance of a restaurant creates a special evening that endures long after the details of a meal are forgotten. So it was with this place. Beginning with a gorgeous summer evening about an hour before sunset, we were seated on a narrow but long veranda overlooking both magnificient views of the mountains and lovely vegetation which was part of the property. Despite some gliches-my wife and daughter ordered gin martinis only to find that the vermouth served was the wrong kind, and our initial table was much too small for three people, relegating us to a side-by-side bar-type table, but still overlooking the splendid view--the service was attentive and the setting made any issue seem minor. We ordered the Roo Carpaccio as an appetizer; moist and flavorful with no hint of the gaminess we were fearing. Mains included one typical plate and 2 stew-like concoctions: Beef Cheeks, Veal stew, and Beef Ribs Sous Vide; all served with flavorful sauces and adequate but smallish portions. Again some small issues: my wife--a huge sweetbreads fan--was somewhat disappointed in the fried approach to these delicate morsels in the Beef Cheeks item; my daughter thought the beer used in the veal stew created too sweet of a sauce; while I was expecting a more traditional beef stew gravy rather than the thin broth-like liquid that was presented. Nonetheless, we valued the creativity and uniqueness of the menu choices, and the overall meal was pleasant.

A word about the building; while the veranda was the obviously preferred place to dine, the adjacent indoor dining area was a dark, poorly lighted oak-walled traditional English pub-style series of rooms which might have felt cozy on a cold winter's night, but would have been gloomy on such a summer's night. In our view, increased intimate lighting options inside would have made that dining area more inviting to those who could not be accommodated on the veranda.

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Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

Can't stay away from our favourite Leura restaurant, two years of regular visits have always delighted, the Butchers plate has become a favourite and honestly the best double cooked fries I've ever tasted,,this visit was mid afternoon, past lunchtime rush, a lovely day to sit out on the deck and enjoy a refreshing Belgian beer. Congratulations Flemish Flavours on continuing to delight, good to see your business going from strength to strength.

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Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

We had a 3 course conference Dinner last night for 24 people and the service was great.

The food was exceptional with everyone delighted with their meal choices. The presentation was beautiful and the flavours were incredible. We pre ordered from the menu prior to arrival and everything came out with perfect timing between the courses.

The staff went to the trouble to identify where everyone was sitting when we took our places at the table so they knew exactly who had ordered what meal so having to avoid auctioning the meals when they were served. It really was a seamless experience, especially considering the largish size of our group.

The restaurant is hidden away in a lovely garden on the hill just up from the main street in Leura. We had pre dinner drinks on the lawn on arrival.

The evening was fantastic. We really could not fault anything. Don't miss this place if you are in the mountains. It is a gem.

1  Thank ATHunterValley
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Reviewed 27 November 2016

Went here for the first time for lunch with a small group of friends. This is not a cheap restaurant, but the menu offers the promise of interesting and different dishes.
The soup of the day was spicy and very tasty.
The mains, we had a variety. Those that had the risotto were happy, and it did look nice. My veal stew was ok, but it could have been a little more flavoursome.
This restaurant is a long distance drive from Sydney, 1.5 hours, and I'm sure that many others would find it a journey well taken.

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Thank Dennis O
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Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

Although the online booking process was not perfect, it was a fantastic meal, with excellent service at a very reasonable price. My son even loved the Brussel sprouts! We will go back there.

Thank Tina H
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