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Busby's Cafe Restaurant

5557 Old Northern Rd | Shop 12, Wisemans Ferry, New South Wales 2775, Australia
+61 2 4566 4787
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible4%
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“brunch” (3 reviews)
“prawns” (5 reviews)
“blt” (2 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 - 16:00All hours
Cafe, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
5557 Old Northern Rd | Shop 12, Wisemans Ferry, New South Wales 2775, Australia
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We have had Mothers day lunch here several times the atmosphere and staff is great and the food it excellent. Recommend to anyone looking for lunch in the country.

Thank pamela_davies55
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Considering it presents itself as a fine dining restaurant, the meal was very bland, had no flavour and wasn't was as stated on the menu, very disappointed. Paid over $56 for 2 pasta dished. Would not recommend the food hereMore

Thank Julia B
busbysrestaurant, Manager at Busby's Cafe Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Julia, we are sorry you were so disappointed. However that meal is generally very popular with our vegetarian diners if you were looking for something similar with more flavour we would have been more than happy to accommodate as we often do for other...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food is acceptable. Location is great. However visitors don't feel welcomed as the service is pretty bad. Not a smile, not a nice word and we had to wait for 40 min for our chicken burger. Price wise, this place charges tourist prices.

Thank Anthony P
Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

We'd never been before just wanted a nice cheap cafe to have lunch near the river. Food was ordinary very bland, even the garlic bread was tasteless. There was not much of a selection on the menu, not even a salad which is what I...More

Thank Angela H
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

Had breakfast here this morning before tackling the old north road by mountain bike. The menu wasn't quite what I was looking for so I asked if they could do an egg and bacon roll - and they happily obliged. It was one of the...More

1  Thank DrAdamUK
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

Great location overlooking The river and really great is food at a reasonable price. Only downside was the limited craft beer range. Service was also good

Thank bdouble65
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Well the view is spectacular, the location great and the company was lovely. Even the drive here is pretty. On a different note, the staff were unhappy, the coffee ok at best, the prices are very high and this is the first place in the...More

Thank Stephen J
busbysrestaurant, Owner at Busby's Cafe Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2017

Hi Stephen, As previously mentioned on your other review we are sorry to hear you were not happy with your visit. Unfortunately we have to buy our water from a Sydney supplier at an exorbitant so therefore the charges have to be passed on to...More

Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Love this restaurant. We do a 3 hour round trip to come here. Worth the drive. Food is always spectacular.

1  Thank Jenny F
busbysrestaurant, Owner at Busby's Cafe Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2017

Hi Jenny, Thank you for your wonderful review, it is always delight to have you and your husband join us! We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your seafood platter and hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 1 April 2017

Great food! Had breakfast (had to wait a bit but it was a busy Sunday morning) and also had dinner the night before. Service was great on our table of 8. Will be going back and thoroughly recommend Busby's.

Thank cathyrichard444
busbysrestaurant, Owner at Busby's Cafe Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2017

Hi Cathy, It is lovely to hear your enjoyed your breakfast and dinner experiences with us! Thank you for your wonderful review and we hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for the afternoon for a snack whilst on a houseboat, the place was very clean and the food was quite nice however a little pricey ( Afagato $16.50) Not really anywhere else to go in this area so guess they can get away...More

Thank Zena S
busbysrestaurant, Owner at Busby's Cafe Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2017

Hi Zena, Thank you for your review. We have a variety of options available for afternoon tea with prices ranging from $2.50 for our yummy homemade cookies to $19.00 for our lavish King Island cheese plate for two. We hope to see you again in...More

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27 April 2015|
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Response from busbysrestaurant | Property representative |
Hi There I sent a message 2 days ago and I am sorry you did not receive it. Yes can visit our cafe for coffee and freshly made cakes or scones etc. The Shops will be open in our village. Also Fords Farm is open in Singleton... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Wine and Beer
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, View, Groups
Open Hours
08:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5557 Old Northern Rd | Shop 12, Wisemans Ferry, New South Wales 2775, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Blue Mountains  >  Hawkesbury Valley  >  Wisemans Ferry
  • Phone Number: +61 2 4566 4787
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Busby's Cafe Restaurant is located in the picturesque valley of Wisemans Ferry. Known as a popular tourist destination, positioned on the banks of the Hawkesbury River, our location serves as an idyllic setting for a relaxing lunch or evening out. Set back from the busy main street, we are still centrally located within the hub of Wisemans Ferry. Whilst dining at Busby's Cafe Restaurant you have the option to enjoy morning tea in front to the beautiful open fire, a scrumptious lunch outside on the lovely open balcony overlooking the escarpments or a relaxed exquisite A La Carte dinner indoor amongst the artwork of talented local artists. Pre-dinner drinks can also be served in front of the open fire in winter, our outdoor on the charming alfresco balcony. Out award winning chef, Jamie Busby, has a reputation for serving modern up market cuisine, developed over his 28 years of experience within the industry. He prides himself on utilizing fresh local and seasonal produce to enhance the fine food he presents to his loyal customers.
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