Darley's Restaurant at Lilianfels Blue Mountains
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.
Darley's Group Dinner BookingA$40.50 per personPrepaid
Multiple dates availableDarley'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 email@example.com
- Limited number of seated diners
Wagyu Beef Tenderloin, Eggplant, Zucchini, Artichoke, Shiso
Lamb Rump, Haricot Beans, Raisin, Fermented Salsify, Piquillo Pepper
Coconut Gelato, Fennel, Basil, Preserved Lemon
Wonderful experience top class service and food in a beautiful setting.
Outstanding service, ambience and food. From the Maître D' to the service staff, exemplary standards, Exceptional Quality of Cuisine - worth a detour. The Maître D even took time at the end of the meal to show the house and provide an overview of its history. Well worth a trip and a visit for those special occasions. Appeared to have a good selection of wines.
Great ambiance, wonderful service. It’s a set 3 course menu designed to fill you with flavour not food (portions are not huge). A great place to celebrate an occasion!
Lovely dinner in a relaxed, intimate atmosphere. Service was exceptional and food was excellent.
The only issue was parking the car, itwas confusing and difficult to know what entrance to use and where to park. We had to park on the street because of this, perhaps if we were more familiar with the area we would have had less trouble. Other than that, everything else was outstanding.
Absolutely amazing night and will definitely be coming back . Could not fault a thing.
Great food and good service, very satisfying dinner
An amazing place to eat couldn’t fault anything lots of character
Exquisite food and wines accompanied by excellent, friendly service.
The Darley's Restaurant was quite beautiful. The atmosphere, the interior and the service was fantastic. The meals were a delightful. I would like to suggest if you could provide more vegan options on the menu as there was only one to choose from from the Entre, Main and Dessert.
Overall, a delightful experience. Thank you
Beautiful evening. Lovely atmosphere, fantastic food.
The food was amazing. The service by Pablo and other staff was friendly and professional. We loved the evening celebrating our sons 30th birthday and were placed in a private dining room and the decor was just stunning. It was a very special evening enjoyed by everyone. Definitely high price wise but for the special evening out it was everything that made for a memorable night. Thank you to the Chefs as the food was outstanding.
Two of the three courses were very enjoyable - my first course was carrot, harissa, hay, coriander, galangal & yogurt and it was delicious. My second course was lamb rump, haricot beans, fermented salsify and piquillo pepper and it was unexpectedly bland. My husband said his second course of Wagyu was bland as well. We enjoyed our desserts - coconut gelato and a poached pear dish.
Darleys is a beautiful venue and the service was faultless.
Very special restaurant with excellent food, unobtrusive but attentive service in a lovely area
We had a very yummy dinner at Darleys. The food was exquisite with flavours that blended well together and well presented.
Ambience was good and the wait staff were excellent.
Highly recommend this restaurant. Would like to have lunch there next time so we can look out at the beautiful gardens outside 👍👍👍
Spectacular food and service
Went to Darley’s for our 3 year anniversary and was very pleased with everything! One of the best set menus I’ve had in Sydney, each dish was better than the last. The pate and toothfish were impeccable. Also loved the ambiance and service :)
Dinner was delicious fine dining experience.
3 Course dinner and the wine was fantastic.
It was a special occasion for us and Darley's met our expection and much more.
Staff were very friendly and super helpful. The venue is gorgeous, an old house done up in style with interesting detail.
The food was excellent, the dishes being balanced by a number of tastes which resonated together. My dining companions all enjoyed the different dishes and were very happy we had chosen Darley's.
A truly memorable dining experience. Food was so different but just so enjoyable. Menu was explained really well. Coconut ice cream was divine.
Never disappoints - great service, amazing food. Lovely setting too.
Maddie was great and the food was amazing!!! I would like to get more Information about the dishes when they come out so I have a good understanding of what we are eating
Where do I start? We pre-booked a table for Easter and we were genuinely excited due to the reviews that we heard & recommendations to eat here. Really disappointed to say that we would never dine here again or recommend to others.
The main reason is due to the service being appalling, the food quality was extremely average and during our meal, we decided to get a nice bottle of wine ($165). We asked for this to be decanted and at this point, the server’s attitude immediately changed as she pointedly said that only wines over $500+ are to be decanted.
After asking again nicely, we finally got ours decanted but from this point onwards, the service was terrible. Our plates were slammed on the table, the wine glasses were also slammed against plates after being refilled and not a single apology was given. Server was huffing, visibly annoyed and was downright rude.
We feel that the way that we were treated from halfway through our meal was unjust as we simply asked for a bottle of wine to be decanted.
Sorry to say that we will never be back (and this is coming as a table of four who easily spent over $1000).
A truly excellent experience with a beautifully balanced degustation Easter dinner menu which is one of the best we have enjoyed!
Congratulations to the Chef.
Darley's staff acted like we were imposing on them.
Many of the staff did disappearing acts during the meal and it certainly did not feel like we were a priority. After an hour they must have gotten rid of a few tables and suddenly we started getting service.
The food was nice but the usual tiny portions that seem to plague high end restaurants.
I get the impression that they did not staff for the number of patrons attending which was a similar experience in lilianfels hotel.
Perhaps once the covid effects have abated, they might be a different restaurant
Service was terrible and when we asked one waitress if we could please get our water and wine filled we were given the reply of “yeah I will get it but this isn’t my area”, she was very rude and we had been trying to get someone’s attention for a while! It wasn’t that busy. Quite frankly for the price I have been to much better restaurants, food and service. Experience a couple of years ago was great hence why I returned with my sister, but I won’t be rushing back!
Excellent food and service. A must for a special occasion.
Beautiful romantic restaurant in spectacular setting the food was amazing everything was delicious and beautifully presented .The toothfish was especially delicious and the little duck liver mousse was divine would highly recommend especially for a romantic occaision
Amazing experience - can't wait to come back. Food, ambience and service were all perfect for celebrating an anniversary.
Overall very nice and an enjoyable evening of fine dining.
The food and service were impeccable. I simply cannot fault it.
The meal was a fixed price for 3 courses. We booked for 8 and when ordering our entrée and main were "told" we must order our desert then too as we had a "late" booking, which was a bit off putting for a high end restaurant, the message quite rudely delivered.
The 3 courses were exception. As good as any we have eaten but they were presented as if part of a degustation, small helpings beautifully presented. And that was it, small delicate entrée, very small main, no sides available. We arrived hungry, looking forward to a great meal and left hungry and could have ordered a pizza on the way home. Not worth what we paid for it. On leaving to pay the bill I was once again rudely directed to the bar a the back where "the manager will take care of that". We won't be back.
I cannot fault the food, the service and the location, all were excellent. I thought it was perhaps not the best value for money compared to other set menus we have experienced recently.
Beautiful food, presented exceptionally well
3-course menu for $135, it was overpriced for what we had. If we were paying for the ambience and view we got neither.
The asparagus entree was absolutely delicious. My husband, although not a vegetarian, had the vegetarian mains. He said it was the best food he has ever tasted. My steak was cooked perfectly. A perfect night of dining.
Food and location were stunning. Service was poor - our waitress seemed completely disinterested. Value was not there with the price definitely too expensive for what it was
Valentine menu executed beautifully, explosion of delicate flavours with every bite. Deserves its hat back, 2 hats at least! Warm and friendly service from Rachel, Pablo and Sriram. Exquisite setting. Overall a very enjoyable evening. Will be back. Highly recommend.
Excellent modern dining. Impressed us as tourists, many choices GF.
A beautiful setting, calm and quiet. The food surprised us, blending unusual flavours to create something unique ( and delicious). My 11 year old son was treat just as special as us It was expensive for us, but worth The splurge.
Darley's Restaurant at Lilianfels Blue Mountains is rated 4.4 stars by 376 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.