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.
Website: https://www.birchwoodcafe.com.au/
Phone: (02) 6456 1880
They have a seasonal, fresh wholesome menu with gluten free and vegan options. Everything 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
Phone:  (02) 6457 1447
Breakfast: 10:00am – 11:00am
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 eclectic interior full of contemporary art with hearty Austrian inspired fare or sit outside and soak up the stunning scenery.

Our favourites- the distillers plate or should we say platter
Farmers pfandl- if you like German sausage and sauerkraut
Finish with their famous – schnappy chino.


Alpine Larder– Lake Crackenback Resort
Phone: (02) 6451 3000
Situated 15-20 min drive along the alpine way
Brunch: 10:00 – 11:30am
Lunch: 11:30 – 3.00pm
Dinner: 5.00pm – 9:00pm
Cosy rustic cafe with a huge fireplace. They serve wood fired pizza, hearty pasta, tapas and gourmet salads. They also serve coffee.

We recommend making a day of it- 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 (TVT) all the way to Thredbo, bike hire available.

They also provide archery, trampolines, canoes, 9 hole disc golf, low ropes course and provide Segway and river sled tours.


Bacco Italian Restaurant and Pizzeria
Phone: (02) 6456 1420
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 25 years and have been rewarded by recently 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 there pizza with home made base’s. Citrus salt calamari, pear & crispy prosciutto salad. Ohh they also have crazy good deserts- try them all, my ultimate is the lumberjack cake.


Cafe Darya
Phone: (02) 6457 1867
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 17 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 goats cheese & our favourite to finish home made 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.


Ela Messa
Phone: (02) 6457 2028
Open for dinner 7 days
Authentic Mediterranean food right in the heart of Jindabyne.

The restaurant has a lovely feel and a huge open fire. It’s also a large venue which can accommodate large groups. A fully licensed bar also makes it a nice spot to have a quiet glass and a nibble around the fire.

We love the ambiance in this restaurant and there good seasonal menu.


Takayama Japanese Restaurant and Bar
Phone: (02) 6456 1133
Opening Hours- nightly from 6 pm
Summer- Closed Sunday and Monday

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!!!!


La Famiglia
Open for dinner 7 days – takeaway available
Phone: (02) 6456 1565

Traditional Italian, including Home made pasta, 48 hr proved brick oven pizza, fine Italian wines and the local draught beer.

We love simply walking by and smelling the waft of garlic, really yummy home made ravioli with butter sage sauce, and fresh seasonal specials such as kingfish cerviche.


Cocina Mexican Grill & Cantina

Phone: (02) 6457 2888
Open 7 days

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 littlie’s. But the best kept secret is there Agave cocktail bar tucked away in a little lofted area at the back of the restaurant. Cocktails upon cocktails of home made, home designed goodness, the owner Con prides himself on his tequila knowledge.


For something a little more special we recommend

Cuisine Restaurant & Bar at Lake Crackenback Resort.
Phone: (02) 6451 3000
Perched over Lake Crackenback, Cuisine Restaurant & Bar boasts stunning views over Lake Crackenback and the Snowy Mountains, a team of dedicated chefs delivering menus incorporating local region produce.

Bookings are essential
Dinner: Thursday – Saturday from 5:30pm*


Crackenback Farm Restaurant
Phone: (02) 6456 2601
Open Thursday, Friday and Saturday for dinner
Open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays for lunch
Lunch – 12 Midday till 3pm
Dinner – 6pm till 10pm

Bookings are appreciated, and recommended in peak season.

Fully licensed, 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.


The new kid on the block

Jindabyne Brewery
Phone: 0412 224 103
Open Wednesday- Sunday from 3 pm

We love the story, we love the view, we love the beer & we love the hearty taste platters and best of all we love that it’s 5 mins from our door step.

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- “the lovers of the hops & malt were flocking to the town. For the sound of glasses clinking full of beer. Enjoy a pilsner, a lager, or even a pale ale. All brewed from the fresh local water”

There are many other food and beverage outlets that we haven’t mentioned that are also great options. We hope you enjoy the food delivered by the local businesses in Jindabyne & the alpine way.


Cheers Jason & Emma Frost