About

Steeped in history, Darleys Restaurant is set in the heritage listed, original homestead of Sir Frederick Darley, the sixth Chief Justice of NSW and is a tribute to a bygone era.

 

Darley’s Restaurant is situated in the original Lilianfels House, which was built over 100 years ago. The restaurant has recently undergone a fresh refurbishment and still resides at Lilianfels Resort and Spa. Its soaring mountain views and lush manicured gardens have lured guests from around the world, who come to experience a culinary journey and immerse in the timeless beauty that abounds at Lilianfels.

 

Darleys History 

In August 1888 Sir Frederick Darley bought a little more than 11 acres at Echo Point, Katoomba and built a retreat house for the family to access the mountains air for their daughter Lilian who may have contracted and died from tuberculosis. It is assumed the house was named Lilianfels is in honour of Lilian, coupled with the German fels for high land.

Darleys Restaurant

 

The main dining room of Darley’s restaurant seats up to 50 people and features two open ornate fireplaces, stunning leadlight windows, crystal chandeliers, luxurious designer wall prints, evocative artworks and plush furnishings that speak of style and grace.

 

Darleys is a multi-award winning Hatted restaurant inducted in the Hall of Fame for best Regional Restaurant in 2011.

With its magnificent décor, Darleys sparkles with newly revived old world charm accentuated by a spectacular setting and unrivalled destination - The World Heritage Listed Blue Mountains.

Our Surrounds.

Iconic Location

5 minutes walk from the famous 3 Sisters Lookout.

Aerial View

Stunning garden set against a backdrop of bush and sweeping views of the Jamison Valley. 

English Garden

Take a stroll through our dreamy English garden and appreciate whimsical rose bush and botanicals.

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AWARDS

Latest
AWARDS

2019 : THREE CHEF'S HAT
2019: ONE CHEF'S HAT

  


  • 2019 awarded "Three Chef's Hat" by Gault & Millau
  • 2019 awarded “One Chef's Hat” in the Australia's Good Food Guide
2018: WINNER - READERS CHOICE 

 

2018 awarded “WINNER - READERS CHOICE 2018” in the Sydney Morning Herald good food guide

2017: ONE CHEF'S HAT

 

2017 awarded “one chef’s hat” in the Sydney Morning Herald good food guide 

2016: ONE CHEF'S HAT

2016 awarded “one chef’s hat” in the Sydney Morning Herald good food guide 

2015: MULTI-AWARDS
  • 2015 “one chef’s hat” in the Sydney Morning Herald good food guide
  • 2015 TAA Awards - Regional Restaurant of the Year
  • 2015 TAA Awards - Chef of the Year (Lee Kwiez Darleys Restaurant) in Regional Hotels
  • 2015 AHA Awards - Best Restaurant Accommodation Division
  • 2015 AHA Awards - Chef of the Year (Lee Kwiez Darleys Restaurant)
2014:ONE CHEF'S HAT

2014 Darley's Restaurant awarded “one chef’s hat” in the Sydney Morning Herald good food guide