Darley’s is one of the jewels in the Lilianfels crown, a country manor and five-star Orient Express hotel surrounded by perfectly groomed gardens set high in the mountains. Not content to trade on the spectacular views of the Jamieson Valley or the majesty of the homestead with its stained-glass windows and crystal chandeliers, Darley’s attracts serious foodies to its tables. After all, this venue has been awarded the coveted Regional Restaurant of the Year (2008), delighting visitors with mouth-watering seasonal produce and a menu that’s worth its hefty price tag. If you are looking for a special fine-dining experience, you’ve just found it.
Lilianfels Blue Mountains Resort & Spa, Lilianfels Ave; (02) 4780 1200; open Mon–Fri for dinner