Darley’s at Lilianfels Resort and Spa, Blue Moutains

Darley’s is a very schmancy, old school restaurant at a beautiful and historic hotel. It costs a mint to eat here, but the food and atmosphere doesn’t disappoint.

We arrived at the property and walked into a warm and welcoming dining room with big fire places, high ceilings, and dark wooden moldings. Dating back to when the property was the private residence of Frederick Darley, this place has had a legacy for hospitality and they do not disappoint today. The service and overall experience is first class.

Our pictures do not do the food justice, but we loved everything we had. Outstanding positives were the smoked ocean trout, the sirloin, the partridge, and the passionfruit souffle.  If I had one criticism, it would be that the “chocolate indulgence” plate wasn’t indulgent enough. But the souffle was an incredible dessert to finish off the night.

This is a hatted restaurant and for good reason. Although it’s pricey ($500+ for 2 people) I would definitely recommend it, especially for a special occasion. And if I were really looking to splurge, I would to stay at the Lilianfels Hotel as well.

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We were the first to arrive, hence why the dining room is empty. But it quickly filled up.


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Potato gnocchi.
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Smoked Tasmanian ocean trout.
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Partridge, yummy meat ball, and other yummy things.
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Wagyu sirloin, ox tongue & marrow dumpling, and other delicious bits.
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Chocolate Indulgence
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Passionfruit Souffle with sour apple ice.