August 26th 2012 07:57
Restaurant Tomah is a cafť/restaurant that serves modern Australian cuisine and is set in the Mount Tomah botanic garden grounds. The restaurant has indoor and outdoor seating, all with stunning views. This restaurant is the only one in the garden so if you want to eat, or drink for that matter, itíll be here or bringing your own for a picnic. The garden has free electric barbecues, if youíre wondering.
On my first visit, on that lovely foggy day, I could see the thick fog stealing in from the blanketed veranda through the low, open louvres. I had the Tomah Club Sandwich ($18.50) and shared the House Made Potato Wedges ($9.50) from the lunch menu. The toasted sandwich had smoked chicken breast, pancetta, a fried egg, tomato, mesclun leaves and mustard mayonnaise. It was a pretty good sandwich, though I didnít think it matched the price tag. It was only after Iíd left that I realised I didnít get the garden salad that was supposed to have come with the sandwich. Just as well, I had the wedges to make up my vegetable quota . The wedges were hot and cooked perfectly. Perhaps the restaurant used a different kind of potato, or more likely used fresh rather than frozen produce; whatever it was, I approve!
It was a sunny day when I next visited. I donít remember what Iíd ordered, only that thereíd been a salad, because I didnít make notes or take pictures of the food as I did the first time. Also, the setting was engrossing. I sat on the veranda under the wisteria where I enjoyed spectacular views of the garden and the Blue Mountains beyond. What ever it was that I ate that day, Iím sure the views made it tastier.
For more information, including menus and opening hours, please see www.restauranttomah.com.au
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