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“Delicious food, friendly service and cosy atmosphere” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Petalura

Petalura
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Cafe, Australian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Description: Please note: Breakfast is served till 10.45am, no cooked breakfast on Wed but we have a selection of breakfast items such as croissants, breakfast muffins, scones, etc Lunch is served from 11.30am - 2pm; however on occasion we may extend this.
Woodford, Australia
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70 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Delicious food, friendly service and cosy atmosphere”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2014

We made a trip up to Mt Vic on a really cold day and chose Petalura for lunch thanks to the reviews. It lived up to expectations. The place has about 3 fireplaces and we chose a table in front of one, with comfy chairs. It was difficult to choose from the daily specials but the Roasted Vegetable Salad with Lentils and Barley was A1. My friend thoroughly enjoyed the Beef and Burgundy Pie on Parmesan Mash. Service was super friendly. The place very comfortable. We bought a red at the pub across the road and sat back enjoying the afternoon.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank 553KFP
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English first
Sydney, Australia
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great food in the beautiful Blue Mountains”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2014

If staying in other parts of the Blue Mountains - e.g. Leura or Katoomba to list but two, it is worth while driving the extra kms to Mt Victoria to experience the great cooking at Petalura. We attended a private function there last week and everyone loved the delicious entrees and the wholesome and really tasty main courses. The desserts were also delicious - although after the first two substantial courses, we really did not need them!! Our thanks to all at Petalura for making out dining experience very special indeed.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank 323dawnee
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Bathurst, Australia
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104 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“A great find in the Mountains”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2014

For homely, beautifully cooked fare, in a delightful setting, it's hard to go past Petalura. There seems to be a scarcity of this type of establishment in this area of the Mountains, so Petalura is a welcome addition. Louise and her staff looked after our party of four extremely well - nothing was too much trouble, and the food was delicious, as usual. You must try the rhubarb and raspberry sponge for dessert - it was to die for! We will be back.

Visited June 2014
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sydney
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Good hearty food, and really good value!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2014

Today was the second time we've eaten here, and I'm confident enough to give it a strong tick.
Understand it's not fine dining, but good hearty food and excellent value. My wife and I both had slow-cooked beef cheeks in a red wine sauce, with excellent creamy mash and veg. I'd love to have tried the dessert special which sounded great, but I honestly didn't have room. The cook came out to chat - she is so enthusiastic about her dishes and simply too normal to be called a chef - lovely lady who obviously just loves cooking.

Two excellent mains and two good coffees for $51 has to be really good value - what else to say?

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank BobCairnsSydney
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Blackheath, Australia
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Amazing Again!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2014

It's high time I wrote a review about Petaleura. My partner and I have been going there ever since it opened last year and we just love it. For our money it's the best cafe/restaurant in the Blue Mountains. I don't think I've ever had a meal there that I haven't really, really enjoyed. We love Vanessa's enthusiasm and absolute passion for her business and her menu offers us a really wide range of food styles. If we just feel like a coffee and a scone we can have it, if we want to go a step further and have a meal there's a great variety and usually a couple of very intriguing specials.
We've know Front of House Guru Louise for quite some time now and she always makes us feel like we're the most special guests in the cafe. Thanks for your warmth and friendliness guys. We love you to bits. Oh, and thanks for the special treatment today, it was much appreciated. PS - The Braised Pork Belly was the best pork dish I've ever eaten, hands down.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Barb W
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