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by Faye (subscribe)
I love travelling and writing, meeting people and experiencing foodie places.
Published January 14th 2015
Fabulous restaurant with superb food and amazing desserts
In a beautiful garden setting is a cute cottage that contains a fabulous restaurant with superb food.

Pins restaurant
Pins On Lurline

The four of us arrived at Pins on Lurline (formerly known as Pins and Noodles) with expectations of a good meal. We were not disappointed. We began our dinner sharing two starters - garlic pide, and tomato, basil pesto and bocconcini bruschetta - a lovely beginning.

bruschetta
Tasty bruschetta

For the mains, two of us had spicy lamb meatballs with spaghetti in a tomato cheese sauce. This dish was superb.

meatballs
Spicy lamb meatballs

The third main was a Mediterranean risotto with chicken, chorizo sausage, tomatoes, parmesan and pesto. It was hard to restrain myself from digging into this dish while also devouring my own main course. My husband ordered the chargrilled scotch fillet with roast potatoes and salad which he enjoyed a lot.

risotto
Mediterranean risotto

When I arrive at restaurants, the dessert menu is the first course I examine before considering starters and mains. I'm curious if other readers are also like this – let me know. As a notorious dessert fiend, I had my heart set on the meringue tower. It looked delicious when staff passed my table to serve it to customers nearby. It was literally a tower of meringue with ice cream and chantilly cream on a bed of berry sauce. Alas, I left my dessert order too late and the meringue tower had disappeared from the menu, all of it gobbled by fellow dessert fiends. How disappointing. I consoled myself with the bread and butter pudding with custard and ice cream. This dessert was delectable and very moist. It was like a post-Christmas pudding.

bread and butter pudding
Bread and butter pudding

My daughter had the other pudding, a Sticky Date with Butterscotch Sauce and icecream. Lovely flavours. She couldn't stop saying 'mm'.
sticky date pudding
Sticky date pudding with butterscotch sauce

My son had the most interesting Bombe Alaska I've seen. The tinged meringue sat atop nougat ice cream with orange caramel and cream. Not having tasted nougat ice cream before, the flavours were tasty and interesting.

Bombe Alaska
Bombe Alaska

My husband had the velvety white chocolate crème brulee infused with lime and ginger with honeycomb ice cream. I love more traditional crème brulees so the combined lime and ginger was a surprisingly subtle yet delicious flavour. This was indeed one of the highlights of eating at Pins.

Creme brulee
Creme brulee infused with lime and ginger

When I am next in Leura, Pins will be at the top of my list to do a return visit. Pins On Lurline is a restaurant you don't want to make a late booking for.

Pins restaurant
Blackboard Menu

Get there early and you may be the lucky one to taste that sensational meringue tower. If you do, let me know what the flavour is like.

Pins on Lurline
Cute cottage

After our fantastic meal, it was time to return to the wonderful Waldorf Leura Gardens Resort which was our Blue Mountains escape for two nights.

See links to my other Leura articles below.
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Why? Fabulous restaurant with superb food
When: Open for dinner only Tuesday - Saturday, from 5.30 pm till last orders at 9.00 pm
Phone: 4782 2281
Where: 132 Lurline Street, Katoomba NSW
Cost: Varies
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