Oriental Hotel (The Ori) – Springwood
Food is a little on the pricey side, but they have beer. Not the most relaxed pub in the mountains.
(02) 4751 7788 – 112 Macquarie Road
The Lapstone Hotel (The Lapo) – Blaxland
Recently renovated, can be pricey but good food. Never a comment about dress, except for when a 9-year-old in stinky thermals with crusty blood on his head from a leech attack turned up. And I’ve been told it has the cutest bar staff in the mountains.
(02) 4739 1266 – 15 Great Western Highway
Monte Pizzeria – Blaxland
Opposite the Lapo, and still serving after the bistro closes, reasonable food at a reasonable price. Avoid the garlic bread.
(02) 4739 6969 – 15 Great Western Highway
Subway – Blaxland
Slightly better option than the McDonalds on the other side of the road, and next to an IGA if you need supplies.
Good fish and chips.
(02) 4739 1837 – 31 Ross Street
Jazz Apple Cafe – Glenbrook
Relaxed chilled out atmosphere. Great food with friendly service. Often has live music and poetry nights.
(02) 4739 1364 – 6 Ross Street
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