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The Switchback Restaurant

70 Chifley Road | Zig Zag Motel, Lithgow, New South Wales NSW 2790, Australia
+61 2 6352 2477
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Overview
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“pavlova” (3 reviews)
“pork belly” (4 reviews)
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CUISINES
Australian, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
70 Chifley Road | Zig Zag Motel, Lithgow, New South Wales NSW 2790, Australia
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It was an extremely busy night, however, the staff were very thorough when it came to service; they were friendly and very polite. The food was incredible (the whole table finished of their meals). I can particularly recommend the salmon! The prices were reasonable. Overall,...More

Thank Louise B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the first people to arrive at the restaurant spot on 6.00 pm, caught no staff to welcome customers. A quick wave to the Office Manager bought staff rushing to see us. I was shown to a nice table by the window and I...More

Thank MWandAW
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My partner and I went for dinner tonight. The bruschetta and scallop entrees were fantastic, but then came the mains. Wow, just beautiful. My steak surf and turf was just divine and my partner said his pork belly was the best he had ever had....More

Thank Den V
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

Stayed at the Zig Zag Motel and we decided to try the restaurant. No booking but they accommodate us on a busy Saturday evening. We tried and salmon and fillet coupled with a few beverages. Meals cooked to perfection. Service from wait staff was also...More

1  Thank Daboy64
INZGROUP, Manager at The Switchback Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2017

Dear Daboy64, Thank you for choosing to dine at the Switchback Restaurant and for your TripAdvisor review. We're thrilled you enjoyed your dining experience at the Switchback Restaurant. Our team strives to deliver innovative and tasty meals, great service and a relaxed dining experience. The...More

Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Great food great service went with friends had a wonderful meal service was prompt meals were fantastic highly recommendMore

Thank Todd N
INZGROUP, Manager at The Switchback Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2017

Dear Todd N, Thank you for dining at the Switchback Restaurant and for your review. Our team is very pleased with your positive review. We provide an excellent offering, with great service and tasty and creative meals; it is great to be recognised for that....More

Reviewed 29 September 2017

We were staying at the Zig Zag Motel and had room service from Switchback for dinner and breakfast. Both meals were of a generous size and very tasty. For dinner we had the homemade pappardelle, one with boscaiola sauce & the other a beef ragu...More

Thank will0w2
INZGROUP, Manager at The Switchback Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2017

Dear will0w2, Thank you for choosing to have room service from the Switchback Restaurant. We’re very pleased you liked our menu offering, there are plenty of options to suit all taste buds. Our signature pasta dishes are very popular! Thank you once again. Genna Inzitari

Reviewed 17 September 2017

We ate here two night in a row while staying at the motel. The first night we had Veal Involtini and Crumbed Lamb Cutlets. They cater for large groups and so it felt like the mash potatoes and vegetables were prepared earlier and not quite...More

Thank TrevorMP
INZGROUP, Manager at The Switchback Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2017

Dear TrevorMP, Thank you for dining at the Switchback Restaurant and for your review. We're sorry to hear the veal dish didn't live up to your expectation. I have taken your comments to our chef about serving the sauce on the side. Nevertheless, I'm glad...More

Reviewed 21 July 2017

The staff are very friendly and offer excellent service. The food was exceptional and very generous in the portion size. Indulge yourself it is worth it.More

Thank Lionel S
INZGROUP, Manager at The Switchback Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2017

Dear Lionel S, Thank you for dining at the Switchback Restaurant and for your review. We're thrilled you enjoyed your dining experience at the Switchback Restaurant. We’re very pleased you liked our menu offering, the serves are very generous. Our menu offers plenty of options...More

Reviewed 20 July 2017

Really good food, friendly service. Always happy to help with a smile. The staff were happy to open up for two of us for lunch, provide lunch packs and breakfast bundle. thanks from Peter & BenMore

Thank journeypartner
INZGROUP, Manager at The Switchback Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2017

Dear Peter and Ben, Thank you for dining at the Switchback Restaurant and for your review, it was a pleasure having you. Thank you for commenting on our great restaurant offering. We consider ourselves to have optimum customer service skills, best of all, great food...More

Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

Went out with with family and friends. As always the food was great and service excellent. I had the beef cheeks which were tender enough to pull apart with your fork.

Thank Paul G
INZGROUP, Manager at The Switchback Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2017

Dear Paul G, Thank you for dining at the Switchback Restaurant and for your review. Thank you for commenting on our great restaurant offering. The braised beef cheeks are divine - melt in your mouth! YUM. Thank you once again. Genna Inzitari

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Hi It wasn't running when we were there but I believe part of it still is. Try zigzagrailway dot c-om dot au (sorry you can't add a link!) find out more about when it will be back up and running. Have a great trip! Cathy
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Australian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 70 Chifley Road | Zig Zag Motel, Lithgow, New South Wales NSW 2790, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Blue Mountains  >  Lithgow
  • Phone Number: +61 2 6352 2477
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  • This restaurant is at Zig Zag Motel
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