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Candlelight Lodge

4.5
4.5
42 Reviews
$41 to $100
European

Candlelight Lodge’s licensed a la carte restaurant and bar has been part of Thredbo folklore for several decades.
We feature both Australian and international cuisine, however, a favourite with our patrons and specialty of the house is our fondue which is available nightly.
The bar is open for afternoon drinks from 4.30pm pm with bar snacks and our restaurant opens from 5:00pm for dinner.

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  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    European

  • Hours of Operation

    Bar
    Mon, Sun 4:30 pm–10:00 pm
    Wed–Sat 4:30 pm–12:00 am
    Dinner
    Mon, Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–8:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (02) 6457 6318

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Mat Harvey

  • Area

    Thredbo

  • Public Transit

    Route 1 Bela's Corner stopNo parking available at the Lodge/Restaurant

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wine

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Contact tracing information collected

Menu

Entree

  • Sourdough$9.00

    w/ house butter

    • Garlic Hummus$15.00

      w/ roasted fennel, zucchini & lemon served w/ toasted pita bread

      • Roasted Pumpkin$16.00

        w/ ricotta salata, candied cashews & sumac

        • White Wine Braised Leek Tarte Tatin$18.00

          w/ lemon crème fraiche

          • Pan Seared Sardines$17.00

            w/ saffron escabeche & gremolata

            • Slow Cooked Beef Cheek Croquettes$19.00

              w/ celeriac rémoulade & onion purée

              Main

              • Harissa Spiced Cauliflower Steak$29.00

                w/ salsa verde & house made cumin labna

                • Market Fish Served$32.00

                  w/ asparagus, snow pea, lemon & zucchini

                  • Cowra Lamb Rump$38.00

                    w/ Mediterranean vegetable Ragu & pine nuts

                    • Jägerschnitzel Mit Spätzle$39.00

                      pan fried veal fillet with creamy mushroom & white wine sauce with German style home-made egg noodles

                      • 1kg Slow Cooked Pork Knuckle

                        w/ house made sauerkraut, jus & mash

                        • Serves 2$79.00
                      • Swiss Cheese Fondue

                        w/ potato, bread, pickles, ham & apple - (minimum 2 people)

                        • per person$44.00

                      Sides

                      • Broccolini$11.00

                        w/ sesame & mint

                        • House Mixed Leaf Salad$9.00

                          • House Fries$9.00

                            Dessert

                            • Ginger Crème Caramel$15.00

                              w/ almond tuile

                              • Baked Fig Puff Served$19.00

                                w/ candied pecan & honey ice cream

                                • Cheese Board

                                  w/ house pickles, preserves & rye crackers

                                  • Serves 2$28.00
                                • Chocolate Fondue

                                  w/ seasonal fruit (minimum 2 people)

                                  • per person$16.00

                                Kids Menu

                                • Schwäbische Käsespätzle$18.00

                                  fried German style egg noodles w/ ham & cheese

                                  • Chicken Schnitzel$18.00

                                    w/ salad or chips

                                    Last updated: 3 November 2021

                                    What 42 people are saying

                                    Overall ratings and reviews

                                    Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                    4.5
                                    4.5 based on recent ratings
                                    • 4.5Food
                                    • 4.4Service
                                    • 4.5Ambience
                                    • 4.1Value

                                    NoiseModerate

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                                    1. BD

                                      BrentonD

                                      Sydney

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined 2 days ago

                                      overall5food5service4ambience4

                                      Absolutely delicious food with an amazing beer and schnapps selection to accompany. We will be visiting again.

                                    2. KC

                                      KateC

                                      Berlin

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 19 November 2021

                                      overall5food4service5ambience4

                                      Very helpful staff and chef. Friendly and good atmosphere. I don’t eat garlic and the chef sent out a small dish with a sample of the sauce for me to see if it contained too much garlic. Very considerate. We’ll definitely be back.

                                    3. G

                                      Grant

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 14 November 2021

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      The picture window where we dined had that breathtaking view of the fabulous Thredbo mountainside which added to the magic of the evening. Our meals, particularly our entree of the Garlic Homus was sensational and our main courses were equally very tasty. However, we felt the choice of music (a mix of ‘70s hits) was a little bit too loud and didn’t quite suit the ambience of the restaurant. We will return again though next time we’re down here in the Snowy Mountains.

                                    4. CW

                                      ChristineW

                                      1 review

                                      4.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 13 November 2021

                                      overall4food4service4ambience4

                                      We had contacted the restaurant ahead of time about food intolerances, and were greeted with a subset of the menu that was free of the ingredients to be avoided, which made ordering very easy. The two of us ordered the spiced hot cider and the cheese fondue. Both were very good. We shared a ginger cream caramel dessert. The restaurant featured excellent views of the ski slopes and was a very pleasant place to watch the sunset. If I find myself in Thredbo again in future, I would revisit this restaurant.

                                    5. M

                                      Melsie

                                      Exclusive

                                      6 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      6 reviews

                                      Dined on 5 November 2021

                                      overall5food4service5ambience5

                                      Friendly and accommodating staff. Great atmosphere. Food is ok but not amazing.

                                    6. ED

                                      EmmaD

                                      London

                                      2 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      2 reviews

                                      Dined on 30 July 2021

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Fantastic experience - Great food, lovely mountain decor and terrific service. Our kids just loved the fondueathon. We will be back.

                                    7. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      New South Wales

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 19 July 2021

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Ordered the pork knuckle, best dish I have ever eaten, perfectly cooked. my son ordered the kids German noodles, was an amazing dish

                                    8. BB

                                      BBBB

                                      New South Wales

                                      1 review

                                      3.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 17 July 2021

                                      overall3food3service3ambience3

                                      Goooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooood enough

                                    9. C

                                      Cheryl

                                      Brisbane

                                      2 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      2 reviews

                                      Dined on 14 July 2021

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      We had a wonderful experience at Candlelight restaurant. The service was friendly and knowledgeable and the food was delicious. I had read a few bad reviews about the schnitzel, but was happy I ordered it and it was delicious! A little salty, but overall nothing like the reviews had described. The mushroom strudel, wurst board , swordfish and gluwein pear were all tops in our book! Thank you!

                                    10. MR

                                      MarinaR

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 7 July 2021

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Such a delicious meal at candlelight. Such a varied menu. The veal was perfectly cooked and the children’s meals were enjoyed. Service was spot on, friendly and efficient. We will definitely be back.

                                    11. C

                                      Caro

                                      Hawaii

                                      1 review

                                      4.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 24 June 2021

                                      overall4food4service1ambience5

                                      Staff were not really very friendly in the restaurant

                                    12. ED

                                      EmmaD

                                      London

                                      3 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      3 reviews

                                      Dined on 23 June 2021

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Fantastic ambience, food and service. We loved it.

                                    13. i

                                      ilkan

                                      Sydney

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 13 June 2021

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      New favourite restaurant in thredbo, have already booked our next visit :)

                                    14. CT

                                      ClaireT

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 12 June 2021

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Fantastic, delicious food. Cosy, friendly ambience and wonderful, attentive, friendly staff. Perfect place to eat after a day on the slopes.

                                    15. TB

                                      TrentB

                                      Sydney

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 11 June 2021

                                      overall5food5service4ambience5

                                      Always a favourite! Pork knuckle is their classic.

                                    16. E

                                      Emma

                                      Brisbane

                                      1 review

                                      1.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 4 April 2021

                                      overall1food1service1ambience5

                                      Unfortunately I think they were understaffed the night we went. It was Easter long weekend. When we finally got to order we were told they had run out of what we wanted and their menu is already very minimalist. We ended up going elsewhere. Great vibe in the place though and live music too. Would like to return in a less busy period.

                                    17. J

                                      Justin

                                      Sydney

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 2 April 2021

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Great service and some of the best food in Thredbo!

                                    18. NB

                                      NeilB

                                      London

                                      2 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      2 reviews

                                      Dined on 18 March 2021

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      A very very good chef, german style cuisine, great service with a lovely view of the mountain. Highly recommend.

                                    19. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      Melbourne

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 13 March 2021

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Highly recommended, all round beautiful experience. We will be back!

                                    20. MB

                                      MichelleB

                                      1 review

                                      2.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 24 January 2021

                                      overall2food4service1ambience1

                                      Service was lousy it was exceptionally noisy With one particular table who were obviously friends of the staff being serviced while we remained ignored. The food however was tasty although the main attractions of the menu were sold out.

                                    21. IM

                                      IanM

                                      Sydney

                                      8 reviews

                                      4.0

                                      8 reviews

                                      Dined on 23 January 2021

                                      overall4food4service5ambience4

                                      Service was very attentive and it was a perfect evening to be seated outdoors. Food was generally good with nice touches

                                    22. DH

                                      DavidH

                                      Sydney

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 15 January 2021

                                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                                      Real quality food! we are semi-vegetarian & shared four entrees. they were each an outstanding balance of contemporary Australian and classic European flavours and ingredients, and left us totally satisfied. We Had to try the dessert menu which delivered too... The service worked hard to make sure we got looked after despite being beside a large noisy table (only negative combined with being in front of music speaker). Highly recommend

                                    23. PE

                                      PetaE

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 15 January 2021

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Great menu with some quite modern/innovative touches (the salmon tartare and duck Rillettes were a real highlight). Service was quick yet personal and the views are lovely. The space has loads of character as does the bar and balcony. Overall we were very impressed - our best meal in Thredbo. Also, very child friendly.

                                    24. RB

                                      RetoB

                                      1 review

                                      4.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 14 January 2021

                                      overall4food4service5ambience5

                                      the missing fifth star is because they run out of Pork Knuckle which is inexcusable

                                    25. DP

                                      DanielP

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 25 December 2020

                                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                                      Excellent venue to have a great lunch or dinner. We certainly enjoyed our Christmas Dinner, very nice.

                                    26. K

                                      Kelly

                                      Melbourne

                                      2 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      2 reviews

                                      Dined on 17 December 2020

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      A cosy restaurant with delicious food and an awesome range at the bar. The staff were fantastic and the view down into the village was sweet. Could do with a healthier kids menu, but apart from that I’d definitely recommend!

                                    27. RD

                                      RosemaryD

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 27 November 2020

                                      overall5food5service4ambience5

                                      We were a group of 4 and each meal was delicious. The setting overlooking the mountain was beautiful. Friendly staff but could have used an extra on the floor. Service could have been better as it was quite full and only 2 staff for bar and restaurant. Would definitely recommend this restaurant.

                                    28. PV

                                      PeterV

                                      1 review

                                      4.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 14 September 2020

                                      overall4food4service4ambience4

                                      Friendly service and lovely food. The confit of duck was terrific. Making it ourselves this weekend.

                                    29. JJ

                                      JonJ

                                      Sydney

                                      14 reviews

                                      vip
                                      3.0

                                      14 reviews

                                      Dined on 11 September 2020

                                      overall3food3service3ambience4

                                      A nice night, but not the best of the resturants at Thredbo

                                    30. CM

                                      CarlaM

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 4 September 2020

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Excellent meal and service. Could not fault it 🙂🙂🙂🙂🙂🙂

                                    31. AN

                                      AN87

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 29 August 2020

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Wonderful venue, great staff, amazing food and a wonderful selection of wine and beer which comes with a suggestion of the pairing combinations. Would definitely visit again to try the other menu items.

                                    32. JD

                                      JeniD

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 13 August 2020

                                      overall5food5service4ambience4

                                      Amazing! Highly recommend the duck! A great spot right in middle of the village

                                    33. PL

                                      PatrickL

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 9 August 2020

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Great food and service, great all round experience

                                    34. LD

                                      LeeDee

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 3 August 2020

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Lovely restaurant with super friendly staff. Home style meals and rare beers that were out of this world. Lovely view if you can get a table next to it. It is one of our regular places in Thredbo. I would highly recommend Candlelight lodge to visitors to Thredbo.

                                    35. B

                                      Bruno

                                      Brisbane

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 20 July 2020

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Was my birthday and we really enjoy our experience! Food was outstanding and the staff were very friendly! We certainly will back many times!

                                    36. RM

                                      RoseM

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 19 July 2020

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      The food was exemplary on all occasions. We tried the Pea and Leak risotta with local truffles and it was divine! The service was attentive, and approachable and always willing to help. I would definitely recommend Candlelight

                                    37. KS

                                      KaryS

                                      New South Wales

                                      2 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      2 reviews

                                      Dined on 8 July 2020

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      A most enjoyable evening. Atmosphere was perfect cosy mountain dining with congenial service. Delicious Hungarian pasta and fantastic mushroom pie. Kids meals were great too.

                                    38. M

                                      Marq8

                                      Sydney

                                      1 review

                                      4.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 4 July 2020

                                      overall4food4service5ambience4

                                      Both servers working the dining room were friendly, professionals and attentive. The food was great and the beer selection extensive. I think some attention to the overly bright lighting in the dining room would improve the ambience.

                                    39. S

                                      Stacey

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 3 July 2020

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      A homely restaurant with a sensational view of the slopes! We enjoyed a beautiful cheese fondue and introduced the kids to chocolate fondue also! Amazing service too. A winner all round!!

                                    40. ED

                                      EmmaD

                                      London

                                      3 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      3 reviews

                                      Dined on 1 July 2020

                                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                                      Great place. Love the fondue. Classic Thredbo - we will be back

                                    FAQs

                                    Candlelight Lodge is rated 4.5 stars by 42 OpenTable diners

                                    Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.

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                                    Google Map for Candlelight Lodge

                                    32 Diggings Terrace Thredbo, AU-NSW 2625

                                    • Area

                                      Thredbo

                                    • Hours of Operation

                                      Bar
                                      Mon, Sun 4:30 pm–10:00 pm
                                      Wed–Sat 4:30 pm–12:00 am
                                      Dinner
                                      Mon, Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–8:30 pm

                                    • Cuisines

                                      European

                                    • Dining style

                                      Casual Dining

                                    • Dress Code

                                      Casual Dress

                                    • Public Transit

                                      Route 1 Bela's Corner stopNo parking available at the Lodge/Restaurant

                                    • Payment Options

                                      AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

                                    • Executive Chef

                                      Mat Harvey

                                    • Additional

                                      Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wine

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