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".