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There are a number of cafes and restaurants in and around Leura to keep you well fed and happy! If you are attending Everglades' Leura Shakespeare Festival, ask about a hamper to make the theatre experience even more special. We suggest you call ahead for booking the hamper, so telephone numbers are included below.
The Alexandra (The Alex Bistro)
62 Great Western Highway, Leura
02 4782 4422
Hours: Open daily from 12noon, Music on Sunday 1pm–4pm
We love the ambience of ‘The Alex’ and its newly restored look. Under new management, the old gal has been given an interior facelift – a remodel that provides the Blue Mountains with a classy bistro. A pizza oven for that perfect pub-food option was installed adjacent to a newly furnished and family-oriented game room. A petite library in front of the fireplace for relaxing with friends over a glass of wine is a charming surprise of the new reconfiguration. Finally, the ‘Carriages’ function room, an extension to the historic Redfern Bistro opens out to the Beer Garden (terrace)and is perfect for 40 or more guests. The terrace is an incredible setting; you can see the whole of Leura below with the added bonus of watching passengers debark on the Blue Mountains trains. Trains, coming and going entrance our little ones. This is the new Alex. We suggest bookings for weekends -- The Alex does get busy!
Bon Ton Bistro & Wine Bar
The Rooster Restaurant
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Unique, unusual, out-of-the-ordinary -- this is the range of Christmas shopping found in our charming village. One long street, The Mall and Megalong Street offer some very great shopping opportunities for your gift giving. So focus on your shopping this week and next week, we will highlight our cafes and bistros where you can rest your weary (and tired) feet and enjoy a cuppa and a sweet or a tasty dinner. The gift wrapping can wait!
The Toy Shop may be incomparable with gifts for kids and Megalong Books will open doors to a wider world for kids and adults alike through picture books, travel books and novels!. If there is a gardner in your family, you need look no further than Birches of Leura -- smashing pots and plaques, beautiful plants and trees -- and inside, some charming and unusual gifts for the house.
Today, we will highlight two spectular shopping experiences. Shop 175 and next door, Teddy Sinclair. Each is a delight to browse, talk with staff and purchase that very different gift.We begin with Teddy -- the shops where you must lock your purse or wallets or leave your credit cards at home. . . we cannot resist the many temptations: leathers, scarves, jewellery -- there is such a range on offer! So be forwarned!
Address: 177-179 The Mall
One brief look in this petite Shop 175 and the options are amazing. The staff will help you locate gifts to excite most any recipient. Plan on browsing!
Address: 175 The Mall
This is our Leura -- a shopper's dream come true!