Thredbo, in the Australian Snowy Mountains, is one of the most popular destinations for snow lovers in the country. Catering to families, business travelers, and the young as well as couples. Thredbo offers a complete and memorable vacation experience. Unlike other travel destinations that offer a handful of eatery choices, dining in Thredbo is robust and varying so that it may accommodate even the most discerning palettes. So after a long day riding, there is plenty of options, ranging from the cheap and cheerful, right through to world-class fine dining.
Cascades, at Thredbo Alpine Hotel
Cascades, at Thredbo Alpine Hotel – thredbo.com.au
Located in the Alpine Hotel in Thredbo village, Cascades is old enough to be called an institution, and that is certainly reflected in the décor. Don’t be fooled by the out of date design of the room though, Cascades offers a little more than your average hotel restaurant, with dishes prepared with fresh ingredients and a slight hint of French influence. The wine list is respectable and several imported beers are on offer. The restaurant also offers breakfast for the early birds, nothing too fancy just the old favourites tried and true.
Where: Alpine Hotel
When: Sun-Sat 7:00am-10:00am
Thredbo Burger Bar
Ahh the humble burger, ubiquitous but hard to get right. Thredbo Burger Bar is one of the places that get it right and with gusto. Large patties of aged Angus beef served on black buns, the burgers range from the Plain Jane (your standard cheeseburger) to the Heart Attack (double beef patties, bacon and BBq sauce). That’s just for the burger lovers, there is a wide variety of appetisers and fried options that show there is clearly something for everyone here. Being a bar, after all, TBB offers a modest wine list and a range of tap beers, one of which is the burgers bars own special brew.
Where: Knickerbocker, 1 Diggings Terrace
When: Sun-Sat 12:00pm-9: 00pm (closed Sundays from September to June)
When you’re snowboarding across Thredbo’s peaks and you feel your stomach rumbling or just need that quick caffeine hit, there is no better convenience than Black Sallee’s. Located at the top of Snowgums Chairlift just off the top of the Crackenback Supertrail, nestled amongst the beautiful gum trees. Black Sallee’s offers a hearty winter menu. It is a fast service Bistro style restaurant, so you can sit down for a quick bite to eat. Then back on the slopes in no time at all. Enjoy one of their famous hot chocolates, cappuccino or a cold beer on the sunny sun deck. Make sure to take in the magnificent valley views.
Where: Top of Snowgums chairlift
When: 9:00am- late afternoon (winter only)
Every once in awhile you get a craving for large slabs of barbecued meat. Sante Churrasco understands this and serves up what you crave with gusto. Sante Churrasco is an authentic Brazilian style BBQ house in the rodizio style. You pay a fixed price and waiters continue to offer a variety of food to you throughout the meal. You’ll need to signify that you have had enough. Most foods are served right off the cooking skewer. Then they are sliced or plated right at the table. If meat is not your treat then there are a few veggie options, but these are definitely not their forte.
Where: Shop 3/24 Mowamba Place, Thredbo Valley
When: 12:00pm-2:30pm 4:30pm-10:00pm
The Eagles Nest
The highest restaurant and bar in Australia, Eagles Nest has some of the best views in the country, to get there, take the Kosciuszko Express Chairlift to the top of the resort from Thredbo Village. You can stop for a delicious mountain breakfast, lunch, Devonshire tea or coffee. At night take in the amazing village lights whilst riding Australia’s only alpine gondola to the top of the mountain. After this incredible ride, head into the Eagles Nest to enjoy a four-course Meal. Try a schnapps from their huge range. Dine with a glass of wine selected from a comprehensive list or drink beer from a comically oversized German beer glass.