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Tomah Gardens
Modern Australian
Tomah Gardens

Under a canopy of vine, the restaurant at the botanic gardens at Mount Tomah is one of the few Blue Mountains venues that holds as much appeal in summer as it does in the mists of winter. Attached as it is to a visitor centre, its vibe is café-casual and the pace sedate, but the food is a cut above. That's due in no small part to Sean Moran, chef-patron of Sean's Panaroma in Bondi, who now runs the show. A long-time resident of the region, he makes the most of local produce - Murray cod is gently steamed and paired with sugarloaf cabbage, and the apple juice, unsurprisingly, is a must. Beef and mushroom pot pie is a glorious mess of gooey brisket under a fine pastry dome, while roast chicken finds perfect partners in carrots, spring greens and excellent chips with pan juices. Desserts double as the morning- and afternoon-tea menu: blueberry scones with honey butter, say, or chocolate and walnut mousse cake. Make the detour.

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At a glance

  • Price:
  • E $16-$23

    M $25-$36

    D $14

  • Feature:
  • Licensed
    Wheelchair Access
    Outdoor dining
  • Cards:
  • Eftpos
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings recommended
  • Chef:
  • Sean Moran



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