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LEURA GARDEN FESTIVAL & LEURA VILLAGE FAIR: ON OUR HORIZON
Leura Gardens Festival 2017
30 September to 8 October (Fee),
9.30am to 4.30pm For nine days, blossoming and flowering gardens take centre stage. With the Leura Gardens Festival we can go beyond the garden gate and into these beautifully kept gardens. This is Leura's horticultural finery at its best where cottages hide amid a blaze of colour on every residential street. As in past years, the mini-nursery on Watkins Road will sell a wide range of cool climate and native plants. Marking the festival's 53rd year, as in the past, all funds raised will go towards purchasing equipment for the Blue Mountains District ANZAC Memorial Hospital and other Blue Mountains medical foundations.
Leura Village Fair 2017
Sat 7 October 9am–4.30pm
Sun 8 October 9am–3.30pm
Springtime is nature's amphitheatre on a broad scale in Leura. The flowering cherry trees in the centre divider put on a spectacular show in October. Visitors and locals flock to Leura. The Mall is closed to vehicles for the two-day event and the street is a carnival scene with more than 100 stalls. Artisans and artists show off their wares and fresh produce and plants are yours for the choosing. Musicians ply their skills waiting for gold coins and a smile of appreciation. The event is organised by the Leura Village Association, a hard-working group of Leura business women and men. Not to be missed!
MAKE YOUR ACCOMMODATION PLANS EARLY
The list is not too long, so book ahead: The Fairmont Blue Mountains Resort, Leura Gardens Resort, Broomelea B&B, The Greens of Leura (B&B) Jamison Guesthouse and The Alexandra Guesthouse give you a variety of choices. stay & play
SO MUCH FUN AHEAD!
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The weather may be playing us -- but The Alex is great, inside or out -- while mild and temperate weather is with us! The verandah beckons on these warmer days. The view is smashing!
Address: 62 Great Western Highway, Phone: 02 4782 4422
Hours: Open daily 12 Noon, Music on Sunday 1pm–4pm
'The Alex' [as it is fondly known] is a popular place with both locals and visitors, particularly on weekends, so we strongly recommend booking ahead for weekend dining.
We love the ambience of 'The Alex'. Out on the terrace, families occupy large picnic tables on a sunny school holiday – our weather has been unusual this autumn. The terrace is an incredible setting – you can see the whole of Leura below and the added bonus, you can watch passengers debark on the Blue Mountains trains. Railway travel entrances our little ones.
Recently we ventured away from our usual menu choice and ordered the slow roasted rosemary and mint lamb shanks – so tender, so delicious. The Redfern Bistro is casual yet the lovely bar, the white linens and the fire, when the weather is nippy give that touch of class to Leura dining.
If you want a light homemade lunch 'Alex-style', spring rolls and the soup of the day from the entrée listings are perfect. Or if there is a starving teenager in your family, a huge stacked gourmet burger with all the trimmings and a generous serving of chips is definitely a hit after a day of trekking. Friday and Sunday evenings can get crowded, so call for bookings to avoid a wait.
From TripAdvisor …
"A lovely place for lunch.
Te food was wonderful. The ambience was beautiful. Very reasonably priced and great service. I really enjoyed my meal and so did my husband. Would recommend to others."
"We decided to eat at the Alexandra Hotel as it was close to where we were staying, we ended up coming back for the three nights as the food was truly beautiful!! Big thumbs up to the chef!!! Also the staff. Mike Jackie and the team were polite, helpful and very accommodating".