It can be tricky heading to a new holiday destination. You don?t know where to eat, how to book a table and what the general ?lay of the land? is. Check out these three great Thredbo restaurants and drool in anticipation.
Located halfway down the mountain on the Diggings Terrace (road) is a very European-inspired Thredbo dining institution. You may have eaten here years ago and remembered it to be quite old school but be surprised. It has been recently renovated and painted with a nice fresh facelift.
The meals are absolutely delicious. If you like duck, try it here at Black Bear. The steak is great too. Kids fish and chips are nice and generously sized. Bookings are essential, the evening we dined there the restaurant was absolutely packed out.
[caption id="attachment_8815" align="alignnone" width="500"] Dig into delicious meals at Black Bear[/caption]
If you?re dining with your children and they?re of school age, grab a sheet of puzzles, they are challenging enough to have the whole family involved in between bites of our dinner. With the snow falling outside the setting is absolutely perfect. The view looks out to the snowy mountain straight across the valley, if you dine early enough to see the daylight. Or enjoy the fireworks if you arrive during the Saturday evening fireworks display.
Staff members are young and tireless. They are knowledgeable about the meals and responsive to a multi-child dining situation in terms of meals, dessert, mess and drinks. Call 02-6457 6216 for a booking. Restaurant is open 6pm until 9pm. Address is 30 Diggings Terrace, Thredbo.
The Knickerbocker Restaurant
The Knickerbocker is next to the Thredbo River near the base of the Valley and welcomes noisy families. The food is beautiful, and French inspired and you can tell each meal is thoughtfully prepared. It is a great place to sit and look at the Snowy Mountain natural environment outside and inevitably plan your next visit.
The Good Food Guide for 2015 writes ?Chef Jean-Michel Gerst matches (decor) with classic French dishes, such as hearty chicken, preserved lemon and basil terrine, or buttery and bloody-as-hell steak in garlic butter. Counterbalancing more traditional fare is an onion creme brulee, sweet and soft?.
[caption id="attachment_8817" align="alignnone" width="500"] French inspired Knickerbocker. Source: Thredbo - Photo by Steve Cuff[/caption]
Phone 02 6457 6844 for bookings as it gets busy. It is open for lunch 12-2pm Saturdays and Sundays and open for dinner from 6pm Tuesdays to Sundays. It is located at 1 The Diggings, Thredbo Village.
Central Road Cafe
Central Road Cafe is located in the Village Plaza in the middle of Thredbo Village. It is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner during the winter. It has a street food night on Saturday nights (6.30 pm-8 pm) with satay meals, scotch fillet, pad thai and more and is fully licenced for alcohol.
Lunches are generous sized meals served with either fries or bread. I shared my beautiful chorizo baguette with sauerkraut with my daughter, and even then I could only eat half and took the rest home for the boys to devour.
[caption id="attachment_8816" align="alignnone" width="500"] Chorizo baguette with sauerkraut[/caption]
The Braised Duck and Slaw looked amazing, so did the steak baguette with spinach as did the spiced lamb with spinach. There is a box of toys in the corner which is quite good if you have a little one who needs amusing. The lunch menu starts from midday. They also have high chairs. You can sit outside in the open air if you prefer. It is a popular spot to grab a coffee at all times of the day. Call 02 6457 7271.
Don?t forget Thredbo?s extensive range of self-contained apartments at the Lantern Thredbo Apartments. It is just a 2-3 minute stroll down to all of these dining establishments from your accommodation. There is a free shuttle bus between the June long weekend and the Long Weekend that goes all around the village transporting guests between accommodation and dining and activity spots. All apartments have washing and cooking facilities so it is super convenient for your whole family. Call Jill and Ian today and ask them which apartment is most appropriate for your particular situation.
These three Thredbo restaurant options are open all year round but menus vary slightly so be sure to call ahead to check availability if planning a lovely holiday later in the year. Once the snow has melted and the skiers and snowboarders have long shuffled off, many holidaymakers like to?enjoy the beauty of Thredbo?s summer.