Lochiel House in Kurrajong Heights is a beautiful colonial cottage in a boutique country setting. The food served here is Modern Australian with Asian influences inspired by the owners' travels abroad. The dishes are all elegantly presented with sophisticated flavours. The food at Lochiel house is not just delicious, it’s a work of art. This is the perfect destination for a weekend food escape.

 Lochiel House Kurrajong Heights

We dined at Lochiel House on a perfect spring day soaking up the sunshine in the relaxed atmosphere of the restaurant's open courtyard. The setting is pretty with blossom trees, wooden tables, and potted succulents blending in beautifully with the heritage homestead surrounds.

Lochiel House Kurrajong Heights . Lochiel House Kurrajong Heights

Inside the restaurant an open fireplace offers warmth for diners, perfect if there is still a chill in the morning air. Out on the long shaded front verandah, you can lounge in vintage chairs quietly enjoying the day over coffee. Wherever you choose to dine at Lochiel House, the scene is picture perfect.

Lochiel House Kurrajong Heights  Lochiel House Kurrajong Heights

For entrée we tried the Pan Fried Ricotta Gnocchi, which has a wonderful contrast of flavours between the sweet caramelised pumpkin and the thick, salty pieces of guanciale, which is similar to pancetta. With some sage, parmesan style cheese, brown butter and the gnocchi thrown into the mix, you simply can’t go wrong.

Lochiel House Kurrajong Heights

Additionally for entrée, we also had the Miso-Yaki Cauliflower. This is a vegetarian dish that can hold its own thanks to the tender cauli in a miso glaze, topped with earthy and crunchy shredded nori.

Lochiel House Kurrajong Heights

On to the mains, first up was the Market Fish, which was Blue Eyed Cod. This is served with a silky, sake butter sauce and complimented by an addictive parmesan crumb.

Lochiel House Kurrajong Heights

Next was the Roasted Lamb Rack. This dish takes the humble roast lamb dinner to a whole new level of wow, from the superbly cooked lamb to the creamy pea puree to the carrots which still had some bite to them. The parmesan crumb also features on this dish which was much to our delight.

Lochiel House Kurrajong Heights

We also tried the Crispy Skin Duck Breast which features thin and delicate slices of spice-rubbed duck, served with a creamy celeriac puree and lightly spiced eggplant. To pair these vegetables with duck is something we never would have imagined, but we are glad we have been enlightened because the contrasting creamy textures with the crispy duck, brought together with the Szechuan and five spice flavours makes a truly unique and delicious dish.

Lochiel House Kurrajong Heights

For the finale, dessert, we had the show stopping Raw Sugar and Matcha Meringue. This meringue is covered in tiles of bright green, wafer thin slices of kiwi fruit, which is hiding a scoop of a jasmine ice cream underneath. The flavours are subtly sweet, light and refreshing, the perfect way to top off a brilliant meal in the gorgeous Hawkesbury region. Simply put, Lochiel House is a must visit.  

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 Lochiel House

Location: 1259 Bells Line of Road Kurrajong Heights

Hours: Wednesday - Friday 12pm - 4pm & 6pm - Late

             Saturday -  8am - 4pm & 6pm - Late

             Sunday - 8am - 4pm

Menu:  https://www.lochielhouse.com.au

The Western Sydney Food Blog dined as guests of Lochiel House, opinions expressed in this post are our own.