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“Took me back to France!”

Mount Ashby Estate Vineyard & 'La Palette' Cafe
Ranked #6 of 33 Restaurants in Moss Vale
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$26 - US$53
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: You might think visiting one winery will likely be the same as the next; not so. Pick wisely, and you might find an experience a little more unique than the usual. Mount Ashby Estate is one such charming find. Nestled into the north face of the mountain, it is the perfect setting to enjoy the fine wines and French-inspired modern Australian cuisine on offer at the cellar door and Café ‘La Palette’. You will delight in the rustic ambience of what was, originally, a dairy; the surrounding fields still graze Holsteins. Your red or white, or culinary, delights arrive at grand tables, locally handcrafted from imported French timbers, and available custom made. Step across from the cellar door to the historic Produce Store, and you’ll find displayed more remarkable French Farmhouse tables, and the wonderful Sally Beresford collection of antiques and objet d’art.
Sydney Australia
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107 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Took me back to France!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2014

What a wonderful night we had at the Bastille dinner function. The atmosphere was wonderful and took me right back to France.. The service was very good and the food terrific .I had the lobster and leek terrine in truffle oil which was truly magnificent. A really delicious combination of
flavours and was quite mouth-watering. Also my citrus tart dessert was so memorable. I won't forget it in a hurry.
The atmosphere of this place is really lovely and a perfect place for a function in the country.
We will definitely be back!

  • Visited July 2014
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Bowral, Australia
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“Bastille Day Dinner was a triumph!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2014

Mount Ashby Estate produced a very memorable night, Chris and Sally are the perfect hosts! The food, the wine, the service was simply "as good as it gets"!

Canapés were served amongst exquisite French Farmhouse Antiques. We didn't know any of the guests, our host Sally quickly ushered us into the heart of the throng and introduced us to other locals. Quite apart from the food being absolutely wonderful, the wine and hosts were superb!

I would encourage locals to make this venue a regular dining experience and visitors should make the journey from Bong Bong Street to something a little more "special" in the Southern Highlands.

  • Visited July 2014
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1 Thank Narelle B
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“A touch of France in Southern Highlands”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2014

What a little gem this location is. Delightful friendly people, delicious food (Thu-Sunday lunch)
amidst French inspired tables and a beautiful cosy fireplace. Only small so please book ahead - if it hasn't all gone then try their delightful Botrytis. We have no complaints about the service.

  • Visited July 2014
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1 Thank fergphill
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Moss Vale, Australia
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Just wonderful !”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2014

This place is very romantic, and just great all round. I feel I have escaped to the french country side here. I was on the net booking a table for my wife and myself, when I saw the last poor review, I could not understand the negativity, we have been to Mt Ashbury Estate a couple times and going again today. The pace is wonderful, really great food, good service, wonderful atmosphere, not cheap but not too expensive either.

  • Visited July 2014
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1 Thank Anthony A
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“South of France Transported to NSW”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2014

The only thing nicer that the food is the setting at Mount Ashby. Can't recommend it enough for anyone staying in the Southern Highlands. You can purchase you wine from the cellar door to enjoy with lunch or to take away (we did both) and the Pinot Noir was perfect with the Beef Bourguignon Pie. The cozy setting is completed with a roaring fire to keep you warm even in the winter months.

The two owners, Chris and Sally, make it such a great story and bring the whole place to life.

  • Visited April 2014
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