Fresh air, exercise, taking in our spectacular World Heritage-listed views – it all builds up a healthy appetite and an unquenchable thirst!

Here in the Blue Mountains, we have your gourmet requirements covered, with a slew of great restaurants, casual cafes, charming tea rooms, hip bars and surprising cellar doors creating mouth-watering culinary delights that will have you coming back for seconds … and thirds …

In fact, it’s true to say that the Blue Mountains is fast becoming a true foodie destination. According to research from Destination NSW, ‘dining at a restaurant or café’ is the most popular activity for visitors to the Blue Mountains – even more so than bushwalking or rainforest walks!

And it’s not just the air that makes our food taste better and the wine and cider sweeter. Our distinctive ‘Mountain cuisine’ is synonymous with fresh and regional, with a legion of top chefs creating innovative, exciting menus using seasonal, local produce from nearby farms, orchards, rivers and forests.

As far back as 1904, ‘paddock to plate’ has been an essential part of the Blue Mountains dining ethos, when entrepreneur Mark Foy installed a flying fox to ferry farm-fresh products from his property in the Megalong Valley to the Hydro Majestic Hotel. Talk about ahead of his time!

From multi award-winning Hatted restaurants, to innovative casual bistros and bakeries stuffed with sweet delights, the Blue Mountains has a dining option for every mood and craving. Linger over brunch and excellent coffee at one of our cool cafes; or take in the views over a cheese platter at one of stunning secret wineries. And don't forget out most iconic dining experience - a traditional High Tea!

So pack your appetite and head to the Mountains for a memorable dining experience.

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