The Mittagong Hotel has been in the area for years and popular amongst locals, and with its new renovations, we’re sure it will not only see the locals returning in droves, but also those out of area for a destination visit.
It’s approximately 1.5 hours drive from Sydney, close to Bowral and has central location in Mittagong near the lake and town shops. If you’re planning on being in the Southern Highlands for an event, tourism, or just passing through, we can recommend a night at the Mittagong Hotel, perfect for boutique stay.
The upstairs levels of accommodation provide you with an en suite and non en suite accommodation options. There’s also a King room with a kitchenette. We absolutely love their renovations and styling. An olive green and cream hue palette, the paint and bedding colouring are complementary.
They’ve kept the heritage artistic features, fireplaces, cornices on the roofs, but modernised the rooms. Rooms have Smart TV’s, POD coffee making facilities, a kettle, hairdryer and multiple charging ports. We found the beds and pillows are honestly the most comfortable we’ve experienced in a long time, and plush would be the best way to describe them.
There are multiple drinking and dining spaces; with tables and tvs near the bar, a spacious and light filled dining room and also open courtyard area out the back.
We shared a number of the menu items, from the specials board, as well as entrees, mains and pizza.
We began with two raw fish dishes; the Kingfish Sashimi, sitting atop yoghurt with sriracha, lime and avocado (gf) and also the cured salmon with Coconut, jalapeno and coriander (gf). Both dishes were beautifully flavoured and a good spice kick to them.
The pumpkin & ricotta rotolo is a dish encompassing 3 large pasta pieces, filled with pumpkin and ricotta, and drizzled with a mix of mushroom, burnt butter, balsamic, hazelnut and feta. A great option for vegetarians and also easy to divvy up and share.
For those that like pork, the roasted pork belly was amazing. Cooked perfectly, the soft pork topped with a crunchy skin and served with a light and refreshing fennel and pickled onion salad, and complemented with a fish sauce caramel (gf, df).
The burrata was lovely and creamy, and perfect to have with the chargrilled toast. We think all of these entrees work really well on their menu.
In addition we shared a few of the mains and they were all so good, it’s hard to pick a favourite.
The hand cut pappardelle was mixed with ocean caught prawns, broccolini, porcini mushroom, chilli, soybean and coconut and it’s like nothing we’ve had before; it was the texture and quality of an Italian pasta, but flavoured similar to a red curry. We just kept going back for more! Wow!
The two protein dishes were from their specials menu; the, served pink in the centre as it should, with a lovely mix of roasted vegetables including pumpkin, asparagus, peas, parsnip. The roasted lamb loin came with a super spicy eggplant and tomato fondue, potato gratin, romesco sauce, asparagus and peas and worked really well having this and a side of Broccolini which was chargrilled and seasoned with ponzu, fried garlic, chilli and coriander (gf,df).
Finishing off the spread, we just had to have a pizza and you MUST order the potato & truffle. A beautiful light truffle and garlic flavour and scent and made with a quality cheese that kept us wanting more!
The menu is also family friendly, with a few kiddie food options too.
We are glad there was a good group of us so we could share much of the menu and try as much as possible. The food at Mittagong Hotel is not what you’d expect from traditional pub fare; the chefs have elevated the food next level. Foodie aficionados, get there soon!
You can also pop in just for a drink with a menu features beers and wines, many from local wineries and brewers!
Check out their website and IG to see more of what’s on offer.
89 Main Street
Mittagong NSW 2575
(02) 4208 0143