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16 Mar 2018

Introducing The Potager Mount Tomah

We recently opened the doors to the Blue Mountain Botanic Garden Mount Tomah’s new restaurant, The Potager Mount Tomah, and it is awesome! Open for both breakfast and lunch from Wednesday through to Sunday, The Potager Mount Tomah boasts an extensive menu, created by the groups Head Chef Alex Paterson with the assistance of venue Head Chef Justin Ristevsky.

The Potager Mount Tomah, alongside the new hole in the wall Ugly Mug Express Kiosk (also located within the Garden) is operated by Joe Lee – director of the Ugly Mug Cafes and Kurrajong’s Archibald Hotel.

With years of experience within the hospitality industry, Joe Lee saw the opportunity to utilise the unique space located on Bells Line of Road and only 90 minutes from Sydney, to establish a restaurant for locals and visitors that offered an inviting and delicious menu using locally sourced and bountiful produce.

What’s on the menu?

How does Eggs Benny, a delicious Breakfast Hot Pot, loaded Banana Bread with mascarpone cream, seasonal berries and toasted coconut as well as the Honey Ricotta with spiced poached pear, ricotta and sourdough drizzled with locally sourced honey sound?? Delicious! The new menu caters for all with various classics and signature dishes.

For lunch, The Potager Pie, changing daily, is a must, perfectly paired with a Hillbilly Cider as well as lighter options including Grilled Baby Barramundi with a crisp fennel, cabbage and Bilpin apple slaw.

There is also a tasting board for two designed to be shared and perfect for long lazy afternoons on the terrace overlooking Australia’s highest Botanic Garden with a McLaren Vale Rose in hand. To finish, the house Apple Pie features tender Bilpin apples encased in a flaky pastry and topped with a sweet oat crumb and double cream. It is a must to try!

The Potager Mount Tomah also caters for little ones with an entire breakfast and lunch menu dedicated to kids including Mini Hot Cakes, Bacon and Egg Rolls or a classic kids Cheeseburger and Chips.

The Potager, Mount Tomah
The amazing new menus are designed by Chefs Alex Paterson and Justin Ristevsky


Turn The Potager, Mount Tomah into your dream wedding location

Besides the beautiful dining offering, the venue is fully licensed and available to hire for all events, including weddings, boasting a stunning terrace with overhanging wisteria and picturesque views of the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area.

Refreshed by local Interior Designer, Joanne Wilbow of Black Pebble Design, the all-encompassing space provides a harmonious balance using natural and soft colour tones together with understated furnishings and delicate and subtle decorative items. Providing a synergy between the natural surrounds of the gardens and the pre-existing interior, The Potager Mount Tomah pays homage to the bountiful surrounds through both the décor and the kitchen offering.

You also have The Ugly Mug

A little more restricted on time or looking for something a little lighter? Check out the recently opened Ugly Mug Kiosk, another Joe Lee business venture, within the Garden. Currently operating four days a week from Saturday-Tuesday, it’s your one-stop-shop for barista made coffees, cold drinks and light but wholesome snacks.

The Potager Mount Tomah is open for breakfast and lunch from Wednesday-Sunday, from 9.00 am-4.30 pm on weekdays and 9.30 am-3.30 pm on weekends. Find out more here.

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