Fodor's Expert Review Ashcrofts

$$$ Blackheath Australian

Amid the antiques and vintage shops of Blackheath village, this acclaimed restaurant looks a little like a Parisian bistro, although the black-and-white photographs on the wall are of prominent Australians. Sydneysiders and locals turn up for Sunday lunch or dinner to feast on the six-course (A$90) tasting menu, although you can also order à la carte. You might start with a spring salad of honey-baked beetroot, house-made labneh, candied walnuts with tea-soaked muscats, and hibiscus vinaigrette, or the Egyptian-spice quail on Cape Malay carrot remoulade with sticky-eggplant jam. Mains include fish pie with wild sea scallops, tiger prawns, and fennel-infused snapper velouté, and slow-roasted crispy-skin duck with Persian aromatics and citrus flavors.

Australian Modern Australian Service Lively Lunch Dinner $$$

Quick Facts

18 Govetts Leap Rd.
Blackheath, New South Wales  2785, Australia

02-4787–8297

www.ashcrofts.com

Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed Mon.–Wed. No lunch Wed.–Sat.

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