Restaurant review: Pins On Lurline
If you want the best of both worlds, that is good food and Mother Nature at Her best, then a visit to Pins On Lurline is definitely a must do on your next visit to the Blue Mountains.The restaurant is set in a huge corner block, inside a historical house in Katoomba and the awe-inspiring English style gardens along with serene beauty that surrounds this property makes it a perfect destination for the romantic in all of us.
We started our dinner a little late with an 8PM booking due to an activity packed day. As we walked in the door, we were greeted by the lovely and friendly staff, and taken to our awaiting table. Once seated, we were able to take in the warmth and cosiness of the interior, with soft lighting, crisp white table linen, everything you would expect from a wonderful old house.
The menu consisted of a number of options, the Taster Menu – $80 PP, Degustation Menu- $120 PP and A la-carte. We opted to order from the main menu starting with the Homemade Bread – $5, served with organic olive oil and butter, the bread was soft, moist with a pleasing crust.
Then followed a share plate of Scallops (GF) – $18 served with celeriac puree, cucumber citrus foam, confit of leek, and dehydrated lemon. The scallops retaining all their sweetness and translucent texture, the celeriac puree was smooth whilst the cucumber and citrus foam was light and airy, vivid in colour, and complementing the dish perfectly.
For mains, we ordered the Crispy Skin Salmon – $29.50, served with pickled daikon, wakami and a citrus paw paw and orange salad and Kangaroo steak – $26, serve rare, marinated in native bush spices, with beetroot salad, and rosella sauce.
The salmon was perfectly cooked, the middle was a gorgeous pink and very delicate to the fork. The Asian twist of daikon and wakame added harmony to the dish, with the paw paw and orange cleansing the palate.
I can’t remember the last time that I had a kangaroo steak this good. I must say this must be the best kangaroo steak that I’ve eaten to this date. The meat was exceptionally tender, just seared slightly above being blue. The combination of beetroot was a marriage made in heaven, its unique flavours working wonders with the meat, along with the the native bush spices, I wanted to lick the plate. Coupled with a side of seasonal greens, it was indeed a wonderful meal.
Although more than satisfied, we couldn’t help but peruse the desert menu, deciding to share a chosen plate. So the finale of this sumptuous supper was the Sticky Date Pudding – $12, served with caramel sauce and home made vanilla bean ice cream. The pudding and caramel sauce were served warm and were not overly sweet, and tasted divine. The vanilla bean ice cream was smooth, full of flavour and was a standout in its own right.
We chose a bottle of the The Impressionist Pinot Noir 2015 Eden Valley SA – $28, which went down very well.
We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Pins on Lurline, it provided us with a unique dining experience in the Blue Mountains, it’s well worth a visit, and we look forward to returning on our next visit.
Pins On Lurline
132 Lurline St. Katoomba NSW 2780
02 4782 2281