What To Do In Jindabyne


Our Favourite Eats!

Whilst visiting the snowy mountains we recommend having a bite to eat in one or several of our favourite food venues.


Birchwood Cafe:
Open for breakfast and lunch 7 days a week.
They have a seasonal, fresh wholesome menu with gluten-free and vegan options. Everything is made from scratch, no fast food found here. Great coffee and sweet treats- their Persian love cake is simply divine.


Wild Brumby Distillery – A destination unto itself
Breakfast 10am -11am
Lunch 11:30am -4:30pm
10 minutes away along the Alpine way you will find award-winning schnapps and gin tastings and a cafe with an eclectic interior full of contemporary art with hearty Austrian inspired fare or sit outside and soak up the stunning scenery.


Bacco Italian Restaurant and Pizzeria
Open 7 days
Lunch 12pm
Dinner 5:30pm
Alacarte dining, pizzeria and takeaway pizza & pasta. 

Bacco’s food has been consistently good for the last 30 years and has been rewarded by being added to trip advisors hall of fame. It has casual pizza or a lovely alacarte option, it is cosy, family friendly and a menu that caters to everyone.

Don’t forget to book they are always busy.
We can’t get past their pizza with homemade bases. They don’t deliver do order your takeaway early.


Cafe Darya
Open for dinner on select days
This is a wonderful restaurant however booking is a must the entire restaurant seats only 20 people, it is BYO & cash only.

For over 20 years, Cafe Darya has provided a unique eating experience serving traditional Persian dishes that come from an ancient and rich cuisine, full of beautiful spices and flavours. It is a husband and wife team where everything is cooked from scratch.

Good hearty stews, warm olives and goat’s cheese & our favourite to finish homemade Turkish delight, pash mac & strong Turkish coffee. Don’t forget to bring along your bottle of full-bodied red it will perfectly complement the food.


Opening Hours – Nightly from 6 pm
Summer – Closed Sunday and Monday
Phone: 6456 1133

Traditional Japanese pub food, casual relaxed atmosphere with lots of share plates, Japanese beer on tap and seriously good cocktails.

We love the JFC chicken, Yama balls & ramen & did we mention cocktails!!!!


Cocina Mexican Grill & Cantina
Thursday- Sunday from 5:30pm

Fantastic Mexican tapas and all your regular Mexican food you love and know. This restaurant ticks all the boxes, it has a great outdoor seating area for the summer months, a cosy warm burning log fire and atmosphere in the cooler months. Perfect for families with heaps of easy options for the littlies. But the best kept secret is there Agave cocktail bar tucked away in a little lofted area at the back of the restaurant.


Crackenback Farm Restaurant 
Open Thursday, Friday and Saturday for dinner (winter usually 7 days check website)
Open Saturdays and Sundays for lunch
Lunch – 12 Midday till 3pm
Dinner – 6pm till 10pm
Bookings are appreciated and recommended in peak season – (02) 6456 2601.

Fully Licenced, no BYO.

A simply stunning restaurant with a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere to complement our stunning surroundings. The food is generous, French farmhouse style cuisine, cooked with love.

They use fresh, seasonal produce, incorporating home-grown herbs and garden vegetables in summer. An open fire welcomes you in Winter, and during the warmer months you can enjoy the beautiful surroundings with alfresco dining on the sun-filled terrace. 

This is our go to place for that special meal – https://www.crackenback.com/restaurant/


Rydges Horizons Snowy Mountains
Squires bar/bistro or Embers Restaurant 

This is a lovely option in summer for a quiet outdoor beer garden or an indoor quiet wine over happy hour relaxing on the lounge. 

The food in the restaurant is decent, the bar & bistro often have event nights on during winter, good family venue.


PUB GRUB & late night ventures- 


Jindabyne Bowling Club
The food is good, the venue is large, they have Jindabyne’s only indoor playground (it’s huge) They have a courtesy bus. What more could a family want??

Trivia night, raffles & the cheapest beer in town. Check out what’s on through the link below.


Banjo Paterson
Two restaurants & 3 bars, The overflow – pizza & burgers & Clancy’s your usual pub grub. 

The go to venue for live music and dj’s. 

Open 10 am 7 days


Jindabyne Brewery
Open Wednesday- Sunday from 3 pm -9pm

We love the story, we love the view, we love the beer & best of all we love that it’s 5 mins from our doorstep.

Local boy brews really great beer, has a dream, fulfills his dream to open a brewery, becomes the go to place in Jindabyne.

Introducing Jindabyne Brewing in the Snowy Mountains Australia- 

Really yummy pub grub with large portions, menu is small, probably not an option for kids


Holly Golightly
This is a tucked away bar with a good atmosphere, and a nice outdoor area on a summer’s evening, it has a good selection of burgers. Not really a kid sort of place!!

Open 3pm Wednesday to Sunday


Pinots Wine Bar
A quiet relaxed wine bar, with an extensive wine list, local acoustic artists playing most weekends. 

They have great share plates that are huge

Open Tuesday-Saturday from 4pm – Child free venue.


Jindabyne Emporium
The view is amazing, you can’t beat the deck on a warm sunny day.
Burgers, taco, wings & poutine are the main fare. They do takeaway & deliver (so hard to get in Jindy)

Good afternoon bar to drop in for a beer. 

Open 7 days 12 – 9pm – Delivery available after 5 pm

The Brumby Bar
Classic pub food with a great atmosphere. A large variety of drinks and cocktails 
Regular music and entertainment each week.

Brumby Bar and Grill is a family owned and operated pub that has been a local favorite for decades. Established in 1982, we recently welcomed new management that has added a fresh perspective to the pub. We offer classic pub style food, a wide selection of beverages and a vibrant atmosphere. The extensive cocktail and beer selections are guaranteed to please, no matter your drink preference.

Come visit us to catch the footy on the big screen, enjoy one of our freshly crafted meals and sip on a cold beer. We look forward to welcoming you at Brumby Bar and Grill.

There are many other food and beverage outlets that we haven’t mentioned that are also great options, Thai, Chinese & Indian to name a few, google Jindabyne food for more.

We hope you enjoy the food delivered by the local businesses in Jindabyne & the alpine way.

Activities to be enjoyed both Summer & Winter

Lake Crackenback Resort
We recommend making a day of it in the summer months, the entire resort is surrounded by sensational walking tracks, encompassing the lake, Thredbo river and historic Bullocks Hut.

Mountain Bike Mecca – Try the 19 km Thredbo valley track all the way to Thredbo – bike hire is available. 

The resort is also a good option in spring & winter if you are looking for beautiful alpine walks & lunch. They also provide archery, trampolines, canoes, 9 hole disc golf, low ropes course and provide Segway and river sled tours. (Seasonal) 


Sip the Snowies Tours
Small group tours for the ultimate snowies experience and a really fun day out. 

Jindabyne Escape Room
Do you love solving puzzles? This is such a great small business, an Awsome way to fill a bad weather day, a day off skiing or just a avo of bonding with family & friends. 

Jindabyne Movie Theatre 

Cheers Jason & Emma Frost