Restaurant Amara

Intimate and innovative - Blue Mountains, New South Wales Australia

Fresh, organic and seasonal produce sourced from the historic Hawkesbury region.

View our menus: Tasting menu | 5 courses, Tasting menu | 7 courses, Breakfast

With the creative re-invention of seasonal vegetables taking centre stage, Amara provides a unique, rewarding experience that reconnects guests with the very best of the land, and surprises with its sheer originality. The intimate, personalised degustation takes diners on a journey of pure discovery, and delights with every course. 

At Amara, only the freshest of local organic and sustainable produce is sourced from within a one-hour drive radius. Known as the ‘chef’s harvest experience’, the best of the region is always at hand, thanks to strong personal relationships with local producers. Indigenous ingredients make a welcome appearance, and traditional cooking techniques of charcoal and fire are preferred. 

Awards and accolades

2023 – Good Food Guide – One Hat

2022 – Australian Good Food Guide – Reader’s Choice – Modern Australian

About Will Houia

Chef Will Houia’s kitchen is filled with character and courage. By his playful design, ingredients compete, but not conquer. On one hand, restraint is applied – rarely more than 3 to 4 ingredients appear on any plate – yet modern creativity lights up the plate with techniques such as dehydration, foams and smoking. Days are spent carefully crafting many of his creations, and Houia challenges the diner with a touch of artistic mystery, leaving you to wonder how exactly your dish was created. 




1300 352 190


70 Grandview Lane Bowen Mountain NSW Australia

Opening Hours

Lunch: 7 days, 12.30pm - 2.00pm - Bookings essential

Dinner: 7 days, 6.00pm-8.30pm - Bookings essential

A food philosophy that embodies a simple, organic, sustainable and ultimately natural approach to cooking

Chef Will Houia has honed a fierce respect for local, organic and sustainable produce through a 14-year career that has led him into some of the world’s best kitchens.

Read more about Will Houia.

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