Review: Saddles, Mount White

Finding it hard to get a booking at Saddles Mount White? Our review tells you why it is so popular!

We came across Saddles at Mount White a while ago but always found it was completely booked up! We finally got an 8am booking a few weeks ago and now we understand why it is so popular. Keep reading to see our full review!

1. The food

The most important topic is the food and we have one word to sum it up… amazing! There isn’t a huge amount to pick from but the items on the menu all sound and/or taste divine. For breakfast we dined on the Cured Ocean Trout, Saddle’s Beef Pie and the Sizzle Steak. All the meals came out in a reasonable time, were fresh and were full of flavour. The service was also very nice and accommodating.

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We couldn’t stop there, so we shared some sweets to finish off the morning. This included the Lamington, Cinnamon Brioche and the Almond Citrus Cake. All were the perfect amount of sweetness, fresh and complimented our main meals.

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2. The atmosphere

Another big aspect riding for Saddles, Mount White is the atmosphere. It is positioned away from everything else and situated on a small dam. It is quiet, peaceful and you can bring your dogs along as well. The decor and interiors are beautiful and you feel like you are situated in a rustic barn with old school charm.

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We would highly recommend Saddles, Mount White to anyone wanting a peaceful breakfast, brunch or lunch away from the hustle and bustle of Sydney. It is only about an hour away with mostly highway driving so it is still within easy reach. Of course, book well in advance so that you can get a decent time slot!

Let us know if you decide to go to Saddles, Mount White and what you decided to order!

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A morning in Berry NSW

Are you planning a trip to Berry? Here is a guide to how we would spend our morning there and what we would suggest.

We’ve recently went a mini road trip down to Berry NSW, about 2.5 hours from Sydney. The historic town is a hotspot for Sydney tourist and it so much to offer. If you’re going on the weekend, you may be overwhelmed by the amount of people you see there. So, we’ve put a quick guide together to help you avoid the crowds and make the best of your time.

Breakfast

The best time to arrive in Berry is breakfast time, we’d suggest you get there before 10am as this is when everyone seems to arrive. You should also do your research on your food options – as there are a few cafes that aren’t on the main strip and are delicious and less crowded. Our first stop was The Hungry Monkey, which is a 2 minute walk back from the main strip, you are also able to book a table here. The brunch here is tasty and nicely presented (see image below) and they also seem to have some great burgers for lunch and dinner. I got the corn fritters, and I must admit, they are some of the best fritters I have had.

Snack

You can’t go to Berry and not visit the famous Doughnut Van. This van has been around forever and an iconic spot on the main strip. We arrived here at about 11am and seemed to just miss the huge line that developed behind us. The doughnuts here are made fresh to order but you won’t have to wait to long either, 5 minutes tops once you order. Nothing beats the hot doughnuts from here – they also serve drinks as well!

Activities

You should be nice and full now. Next we would suggest, exploring the town. There are usually markets on the weekends and the shops in the area have some lovely items. Our last stop on the way back home was Kiama, only about 20 minutes back towards Sydney. You’ll be able to visit another south coast icon – the Kiama Blowhole. It doesn’t matter how many times you see it, it continues to amaze you – we were lucky the sea was rough the day we visited. We were still full from Berry but if you get peckish, there are plenty of cafes along the water for you to pick from in Kiama.

We hope you can enjoy your road trip down to Berry NSW. If you want to learn more about some good road trips in Australia, we’d suggest you look at the Ultimate Road Trips: Australia book for some awesome ideas!

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