Hordern’s Restaurant is part of Milton Park Country House Hotel, a lovely homestead dating back to the 1900s. The estate boasts one of the most beautiful gardens in Australia, at one time considered the eighth most outstanding in the world. Milton Park opens the gardens to the general public for just two weeks in spring; during the rest of the year the gardens belong to guests. A huge picture window invites diners to gaze out at the gardens from the comfort of the European dining room, complete with high-backed chairs. The modern Australian menu with French highlights is a delight, matched only perhaps by a walk through the gardens after dining.
Milton Park Country House Hotel, Horderns Rd; (02) 4861 1522; open daily for lunch and dinner