What type of food does Avalon serve?
Avalon offers a diverse menu of hearty meals, combining influences from around the globe, from Europe to Asia and Modern Australia.
Our core menu is well established, and is so popular with our regular diners that we've hardly changed it in 30 years… we wouldn't dare! But, we do like to keep things interesting, so our team of chefs are continually coming up with new dishes to try, which feature on our daily specials menu.
Our carefully curated drinks list is a mix of classics and cool, featuring an extensive selection of wines, craft beers, cocktails and spirits.
We have a team of five chefs who come from a diverse range of backgrounds, each bringing their own skills, interests and experience to the kitchen. Rather than operating in a typical hierarchy, our team of Chefs - Roda Cruz, Nino Atienza, Brendon Burke, Richard Escosora and Wayan Attok - collaborate with Restaurateurs Dylan Brookes and David Cartwright to set the culinary direction for menus and events.
Who is the Chef at Avalon?
Can you cater for dietary restrictions and allergies?
Yes. We will do our best to accommodate food allergies and dietary requirements. When making a reservation, please add your food allergies / restrictions to your reservation notes.
Our menu contains allergens and is prepared in a kitchen that handles nuts, shellfish, sesame and gluten. Whilst all reasonable efforts are taken to accommodate guest dietary needs, we cannot guarantee that our food will be allergen free.
Is Avalon wheelchair accessible?
Avalon is set in the dress circle of the historic Savoy Picture Theatre in main street Katoomba, built in 1926.
Access to the dining room and cocktail bar is via a flight of approx. 20 steps (pictured here). The steps are approx. 1.8m wide with handrails provided on both sides. There are also 3 steps from the street level at the foyer entrance.
Due to the age and design of the building, unfortunately there is no elevator or ramps.
Do you take reservations? Do you allow walk-ins?
Yes. Avalon is a very popular and busy Blue Mountains venue. We’re fully booked most Friday and Saturday nights, so bookings are always recommended.
We take reservations through our website or you can give us a call on +61 2 4782 5532. Reservations are available up to 12 months in advance.
We do accept walk-ins based on availability or in the case of a cancellation.
Avalon is fully licensed. We love supporting local producers and our ever-changing drinks list showcases more than 80 Australian wines, spirits and craft beers to try, with a focus on wines of the Central Ranges, just west of the Blue Mountains. You can view our drinks list here.
You can also BYO wine, with a corkage charge of $10 per bottle.
Can I bring my own wine?
Can I bring my own cake?
Yes. You are welcome to bring your own cake, with a cake charge of $2 per person. We will provide a cake stand, cake knife and plates, or we can cut and serve the cake for you. We can also serve ice-cream or cream with your cake for an additional $1 per serve.
Unfortunately we’re not able to provide birthday cakes, but we will happily put a candle in desserts ordered for the birthday person. Please ask your waiter at the time of visit.
Can I have a private event or wedding at Avalon?
Yes. Avalon is the perfect Blue Mountains venue for a unique occasion to remember - big or small. We can accommodate smaller groups of 12+ to large events, with a dining room capacity of 110 guests, seated at large tables of 10 to 20.
Avalon can be hired exclusively for weddings, corporate functions, private lunches, afternoon engagement parties and all other events, subject to minimum spend requirements.
Do you do take-out orders or delivery?
No. Our menu is designed to be served in house.
Do you sell gift certificates?
Yes. Avalon Gift Certificates are an ideal gift for birthdays, Christmas, engagements or weddings, and also a great way to thank a colleague or employee.
Gift Certificates are available for any given amount and can be purchased on our website here.
Do you accept gift cards?
Yes, we accept all major gift cards including Good Food Gift Card, Gourmet Traveller and Best Restaurants Gift Cards.