We're all about mixing exercise and leisure, which is easy with Sydney's extensive activity offering, like sunrise yoga at the Opera House and the wine fun run in the Hunter Valley. The latest addition to that list is The Potager at Mount Tomah, a kitchen built into the Blue Mountains, where after a long hike in the hot sun you can treat yourself to lunch with a view.
Refreshed by local interior designer Joanne Wilbow of Black Pebble Design, the open space has been given a fresh look of soft pink hues and delicate furnishings. Providing a relaxed connection between the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden and the manmade cafe, The Potager pays homage to its stunning surrounds.
It may have a to-die-for view, but the menu has been given a lot of thought. For breakfast, dine outside on the terrace and enjoy honey ricotta with spiced poached pear on sourdough drizzled with locally sourced honey, or something more simple like eggs Benedict ($15.90). If you've arrived in time for lunch, enjoy The Potager Pie ($18.50), which changes daily (and is paired with a local Hillbilly cider), or the grilled baby barramundi ($25.90), which is served with crisp fennel, cabbage and Bilpin apple slaw.
So head out of the city and into the mountains for a hike and and a feed this weekend.