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Suggestion Restaurants in Thredbo Village 2019

Discussion in 'Thredbo' started by sastrugi, Jul 18, 2018.

  1. sastrugi

    sastrugi At the centre of it all Ski Pass: Gold

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    Which one, that inn had two women who fitted that description ;)
     
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    Ozgirl A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    I did wonder after seeing the earlier post!

    We can still do a dinner elsewhere.

    This winter is all about the experiences for me!!
     
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    Knock yourself out.
     
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    DPS Driver One of Us

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    Which do you think?
     
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    sastrugi At the centre of it all Ski Pass: Gold

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    The one who would have been the less drunk and more fun of the two ;)
     
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    Ha ha great answer, no comment.
     
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    There's a 60th anniversary dinner for Kareela on Saturday, 24 August. That one sold out in about five minutes flat.

    I understand they're planning another 'thing' in early September for the regulars who missed out. I can't find that one on the web site, so it may currently be a solid idea that's yet to fully bloom.
     
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    sastrugi At the centre of it all Ski Pass: Gold

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    Kareela was the original lodge built by the Australian Alpine Club for accom in Thredbo after Kunama was smashed. Lendlease pretty quickly decided they didn't want accom on the ski hill and it's been a restaurant ever since. AAC built the original Roslyn at the site that is now High Noon ski club and then moved over the road in 1975.
     
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    Lifes2good One of Us

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    I'm sure I'm very entertaining pirouetting my way down the hill after lunch at Kareela.
     
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    Lifes2good One of Us

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    I do recommend you give it a try one time - our usual approach is ski until 1.00-1.30pm (book a table of course) then call it a day and spend the rest of the afternoon at Kareela eating and making our way through the schnapps menu, then carefully making our way down the hill. It can tak a while to get the skis on with all the giggling.
     
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    Lifes2good One of Us

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    When are you there LMB? Maybe we can get our act together and catch up this year! We will be there from 19-26 Aug, staying in Woodridge.
     
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    skull One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    I have had a lemonade there with the kid, but no meal. I don't think I would risk a wine and ski down affair, but a groomer down well I might give that a go
     
  13. LMB

    LMB Old but definitely not Crusty! Ski Pass: Gold

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    Whole school hols but may be driving up and back from Cooma.
     
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    Ozgirl A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    except for one night at least!
     
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    I tend to drop in to Kareela, say hi to friends, have a beer, reapply my sunblock, stand in everyone's way for a bit, have a chat, maybe score a schnapps (not necessarily in that order) then leave for a few more laps. Then I drop back in towards the end of the day and maybe I'll get a seat at a table, which is almost essential after a long day on the slopes.

    I've done my time escorting people down the hill, staying twenty yards back to sweep for stray skis and poles. That's always an adventure. It's conveniently almost straight downhill to the bottom ... at least to Bunny Walk. If you lose a snowboard it tends to head for Bunny Walk, with a touch of left in it. I've watched it happen.
     
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    Maybe on a shitty weather day but if there's skiing to be done then, I don't find blowing an afternoon that appealing. Plus my wifes a non drinker, so no wingman/woman.
     
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    Hahaha yep, I know them well, as a chili fiend (though a skier) I have been known to order one or two myself and an unsuspecting friend :cheers:ROFL
     
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  18. sastrugi

    sastrugi At the centre of it all Ski Pass: Gold

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    Flare run after the flare run dinner in Kareela was interesting... I think I somersaulted a whole turn and joined back in the line on the next straight LOL Fortunately it was spring and they hadn't groomed, I just rolled in the slush.
     
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    I did the whole Mumm Champagne Breakfast at Kareela to watch the top2bottom with a big group of us last year which was a laugh. Skiing over from slow gums in the dark with some rookies was hilarious, and watching the sun rise from up there was amazing. We drank enough to be feeling warm and fuzzy, so the ski down after (straight after the races, before lifts opened) to watch the presentations on perfect cord was pretty unforgettable. Highly recommended.

    I'm never organised enough to book Kareela when I'm there with friends and when we have just dropped in there's been no tables, have to book it this year, it's not the same stopping in when you're skiing on your own.
     
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    I thought they'd stopped taking bookings, for the most part. Too many people were either not turning up at all, not turning up on time, or arriving with ten people for their six person booking. Arriving with four people for a six person booking is no drama - there's always someone looking to occupy the extra space.

    The way to do it is turn up, tell the staff you're a group of four (or whatever) and that you're doing two more laps on the Supertrail before coming in. They'll earmark a table for you where the group is looking to finish up in 30 mins, and then try their best to keep random walk-ins from gazumping their plans.

    Of course, if you're a trustworthy long-time local and/or a VVIP you can request a table (nicely) and they'll do their best. And certain functions get booked in for sure - Rossignol Ladies Day lunches for example.

    It's a zoo in there, and keeping everyone happy is hard work.
     
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  21. sastrugi

    sastrugi At the centre of it all Ski Pass: Gold

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    You can always have a drink, a dance and a singalong for half an hour while waiting for a table if the mood takes you. The waiting area can be a lot of fun on the right day :D
     
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    lets do this!!! is it happening this year? @chicski keen??
     
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    Ozgirl A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Dammit - in NZ....
     
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    Boooo!

    Talk is it's happening, but there's nothing on the Thredbo site where they usually post booking/ticket details/prices...
     
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    chicski A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Nope. I don’t drink much at all and never while skiing. Only have 2 day tickets to Thredbo too.
     
  26. LMB

    LMB Old but definitely not Crusty! Ski Pass: Gold

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    Oh yep... holy crap... the undertaker...
    What were they thinking?!
     
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    It would have to be better than Glacier Ice schnapps. That stuff is like alcoholic Windex.
     
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    When it comes to Gletschereis
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  29. sastrugi

    sastrugi At the centre of it all Ski Pass: Gold

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    I've seen someone have a very serious medical meltdown on that stuff, he should have actually been hospitalised but we were all young and stupid (and drunk) and just put him to bed. Very lucky he didn't die :eek:
     
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    Seems to be a lack of Chef’s this year which is going to make things interesting! Sante, Ullr and berntii’s have all advertised for a chef in the last couple of weeks.
     
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    sastrugi At the centre of it all Ski Pass: Gold

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    I was wondering why the thread title wasn't updated to this year... then I realised I was the one who actually started the thread in the first place :whistle: LOL

    Updated now.
     
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    I’m a fan of the liqueur hot chocolates Black Sallee’s too - the Jaffa one with Cointreau is a top way to warm up on a snowy day :emoji_snowman2:
     
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    By all reports Central Road is no longer doing brekkies. And the lunch / dinner menus are now more heavily focused on Asian cuisine. It's all yummy.
     
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    Crackenback Farm now open for lunch and dinner 7 days a week. Well worth the drive from either Jindy or Thredbo directions.
     
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    The blue one? Nasty.
     
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    Don't forget Wild Brumby distillery has a nice cafe too. And the schnapps and gin tasting is the main event. I looooove the pink raspberry-infused gin.
     
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    Sage Oya Like the herb, lover of Pabst, cup ramen devotee Ski Pass: Gold

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    Kareela running a reduced menu today. Had the jagerachnitzel which was good. The hamburger was so so. Looking forward to a full menu soon hopefully for a champagne fondue and pork knuck *drool

     
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    It would want to be outstanding for $40 a burger!

    haha, had a $55 steak somewhere the other year, it was surprisingly only maybe $15-20 overpriced. IMO they need to get out more, and see what other places are serving.
     
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    F*(k me. It's Thredbo not Aspen or Zermatt.
    I load up at the breaky buffet at the Banjo Patterson and 'fast' until dinner. It's good for my weight (and wallet).:)
     
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    Kareela Hutte has limited seating, so consider the pricing their way of managing crowds. If it was cheap they'd have no hope.
     
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    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    its not so much the price IMO. I have eaten out and had it cost $400pp, but it was worth it. Equally I have eaten out and had it cost less than $100pp, and not been worth it.

    That burger sounds awesome, and it should be.
     
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    Point is, it doesn't have to be. People will still flock there due to the limited options for wining and dining on the mountain. Sad but true. I've never had a bad meal there personally.
     
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    Sage Oya Like the herb, lover of Pabst, cup ramen devotee Ski Pass: Gold

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    There are better options normally, the knuck and cheese fondue are excellent value as is the wine list imo. Sadly thought the Brokenwood graveyard has gone off the list this year. When it was $260 a bottle is was a bargain
     
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    True enough I guess. I think Jindy has started to lift its game a bit. be good to see the area catch up with the rest of the world in terms of offering. Much of the accommodation has moved on with the times. Though some would argue that timber lined, tiny squeezy lodges are better.
     
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    Wont be eating there this year.
     
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    Sage Oya Like the herb, lover of Pabst, cup ramen devotee Ski Pass: Gold

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    New favorite, ‘La Potence’ at Candlelight Lodge. Apart from being theatrical it was super delicious. More than enough for two people, going to roll back down the hill the the car:p


     
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    Nooooo they do the best breakie on the mountain and was I counting on a long one there in a few weeks when I have a couple of hours after check out, before departure (and not enough time to bother with a lift pass for the day - and a big one the night before ha)...
     
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    Woah that’s for 2 or 4 people?
     
  49. Sage Oya

    Sage Oya Like the herb, lover of Pabst, cup ramen devotee Ski Pass: Gold

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    For two lol
     
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    Or maybe five / six? We'd split that between more than four peeps with a side salad / chips.
     
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