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Darley’s
Modern Australian
Darley’s
-33.731514,150.311924

Perched on a ledge near Echo Point, and looking down the valley to Lake Burragorang, this heritage-listed former homestead is the epitome of hushed, special-occasion dining. The service is friendly, respectful and attentive; the wine list is regionally faithful, with some global gems. And chef Lee Kwiez's food continues to mature. The Moreton Bay bug, poached in vanilla and anise butter, with lime crème fraîche, dried tomato and ruby grapefruit is an impressive display of sophistication. On the other hand, the slow-cooked pork jowl, with maltose crackling, scallop, cauliflower and shellfish sauce, is an intense umami-laden journey through sweet, salt and crunch. Finish the soirée with a regression to multiple sugary childhood treats in the chocolate mousse with salted caramel fudge, popcorn ice-cream and chocolate-chip cookie crumb. This is a meal worth every metre of the climb.

 


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At a glance

  • Wine:
  • One glass
  • Price:
  • 2 courses $95, 3 courses $125, dégustation $160

  • Feature:
  • Licensed
    Bar
    Private room
  • Cards:
  • American Express
    Diners Club
    Eftpos
    MasterCard
    Visa
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings essential
  • Chef:
  • Lee Kwiez

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