Cobblestone Lane
Modern Australian
Cobblestone Lane

Despite the name, no one comes away from Cobblestone Lane thinking "quaint". The food here is masterful and mature - the work of the skilled Heath Smith. The historic emporium in which the restaurant resides has become a temple to both expansive vision and local pride. Bathurst's high-lifers come here to be wowed, and wowed they are with lustrous, exuberant cooking that sidesteps that familiar regional understatement. Spinach and ricotta ravioli tossed with ham hock, Dijon and tarragon ragù is fresh both in perspective and taste. And grilled local trout with squid-ink quinoa, baby squid, preserved lemon and dill and broad bean salad is a seafood dish worth travelling 200 clicks inland for. A tip: if you're restraining yourself to two courses, make sure one is the dessert tasting plate, labelled by a dining partner as "an orchestra of delectable". A thoughtful wine list and attentive floor staff tick the boxes.

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At a glance

  • Price:
  • Lunch 2 courses $40, 3 courses $45;

    Dinner 2 courses $63, 3 courses $81


  • Feature:
  • Licensed
    Wheelchair Access
  • Cards:
  • American Express
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings recommended
  • Chef:
  • Heath Smith


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