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“Beautiful meal, delicious & innovative combination of ingredients”
Review of Palette Dining

Palette Dining
Ranked #2 of 103 Restaurants in Katoomba
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$9 - US$22
Cuisines: Australian
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Description: When we created Palette Dining, our ambition was to produce a menu that was not limited by geography or defined by a single culinary style. Modern Australian cuisine is an amalgam of cultures and styles and our food reflects & embraces that vast breadth of influence. Our menu whilst global in inspiration is local in provenance. Seasonal and balanced, our food reflect the bounty of the mountains and the best of what is available at any given time from our growers and suppliers.
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Magnificent food, great winelist & delightful service. Fine dining in a relaxed & comfortable atmosphere. Something very special but priced very reasonably.

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Reviewed 10 October 2018

Innovative offering two choices of dining in the a la carte restaurant downstairs or quality burgers and beers upstairs. The a la carte was fantastic and really creative - for all the right reasons - with a love of local produce, amazing flavours and a great collection of wines with tonnes of knowledge to share. Talk with the team, they know food and wine. Our six year old was offered the burger menu so were treated to the best of both floors. Thanks Palette team and keep up the innovation and contemporary dining choices in Katoomba.

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Petrina K, General Manager at Palette Dining, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2018

Thank you very much for such a detailed and positive review.
Our staff are what make Palette so special and we are grateful for them every day.

We do hope you can enjoy our hospitality sometime in the future.

All the best from the team at Palette Dining

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Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

We ate here a couple of years ago when called Niagara. I raved about it then but it’s obviously changed hands. 5 options for entree and main and 2 of them vegetarian. Had apparently run out of the lamb shoulder as it wasn’t in season (it’s spring!) and I had had steak the night before so tried a vegetarian bean curry. It was average at best.

It’s a pity as this used to be a great restaurant that serves hearty meals.

Thank Gregory D
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Petrina K, General Manager at Palette Dining, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2018

Hi Gregory,

It is an even greater restaurant. The best in Katoomba according to tripadvisor.
I am sorry you didn't enjoy your curry, however it would seem you were set to be disappointed no matter what you had chosen given we were not the restaurant you were looking for.
We pride ourselves at Palette on sourcing the best local, seasonal produce. So if you do happen to know a local lamb producer that could supply us please don't keep their details to yourself.

All the best from the team at Palette Dining

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Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

Food was very good. My partner had snapper fillet. It was excellent. I wanted the famous lamb shoulder but it's off the menu. Had the pork cutlet with a white bean couselet. It was good but just one small cutlet. Should serve two when small. The wine by glass very nice. All locals. But a standout us the huge regional beer selection. Great place for a romantic dinner. Or quiet night out.

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Petrina K, General Manager at Palette Dining, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2018

Very happy to hear your overall experience was positive.
Thank you for your feedback on the pork cutlet. We had reduced the portion size by a small amount as some other guests had said it was too big the previous week. However we would rather be generous with our portions so I have noted this feed back and will amend the portion size.

Hope to see you again sometime.
All the best from the team at Palette Dining

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Reviewed 1 October 2018

I guess we were lucky to get in without a booking on a holiday weekend Friday evening. At 6.30 we were the last people to get a table without a booking so my advice is book. Anyway we were very glad to get in as the food we had was very, very good. Went for the specials of seared scallops followed by baked snapper. Side of crispy Brussel sprouts, can't go wrong there. Interesting selection of beers and good wine by the glass selection. Service was great with very friendly and helpful staff. A very enjoyable meal.

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Petrina K, General Manager at Palette Dining, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2018

Thank you so much for your review. Happy we could accommodate you on this night. Hope you enjoyed the rest of the weekend :)
I would just like to reiterate what you have said.
To all future diners, please book. As a small business managing wage costs and stock control is tricky business when we don't know how many people we are going to serve. We want you all to enjoy your experience with us and it makes it so much better if we know you are coming :)

All the best from the team at Palette Dining

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