Chef Roy McVeigh (ex-The Bathers’ Pavilion and Berowra Waters Inn) took charge of the kitchen at Lilianfels Resort and Spa’s signature dining venue – Darley’s Restaurant – in mid-2018.
Darley’s is probably the most unique retro restaurant west of Sydney. The stand-alone house has been painstakingly renovated into the formal mansion that it was many years ago, with ornate fireplaces, colourful leadlight windows and crystal chandeliers. The service, atmosphere and food make Darley’s the perfect place for a special celebration.
The menu is inspired by local produce, and Chef McVeigh has created some unique dishes, such as the scallop silk, made into a smooth, light sheet that retains the gorgeous ocean flavours. Rabbit roulade is another special dish with plenty of taste and character, the bacon cover underpinning the umami taste of the rabbit perfectly. A tender duck breast served with a well-reduced and vibrant jus is a real culinary highlight, and worth the trip to the Blue Mountains.
PSST! The extensive wine list pays homage to the Western Sydney wine area. The selection includes some of the greats along with some unique drops.