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Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley delivers a world-class culinary experience of uniquely Australian cuisine enhanced by a seasonal, regional and organic food philosophy.

The culinary experiences offered by Executive Chef Dwane Goodman are refined but unpretentious, and the food celebrates the unique range of local produce, with each meal featuring simple flavour combinations and high quality ingredients handled with great technique.


Quality ingredients and fresh produce that compete on a global scale are sourced daily, courtesy of the resort’s unparalleled location in regional New South Wales, surrounded by award-winning vineyards in Orange, Mudgee and the Hunter Valley; boutique meat and dairy producers in the Blue Mountains; and a wide range of orchards and herb farms in Windsor and the Hawkesbury River – a region which has historically played a key role as Sydney's 'Food Bowl'.

This unique location also makes it possible for the Chef to create new and exciting dishes out of niche local produce that most larger hotels and restaurants will not have access to, making the guest experience special.

Exploring natural and local produce has enabled Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley to establish sound farm-to-fork practices. Wherever possible, the resort aims to source the majority of its produce and ingredients within a hundred miles, providing the finest in culinary dining experience whilst supporting local producers such as Mandagery Creek farmed venison in Orange, Lakelands organic olive oils and Ormiston free range pork in Mudgee, Whisk & Pin gourmet mueslis in the Blue Mountains and Malfroy’s Gold honey in the Central Tablelands of New South Wales. And of the 300 Australian and international wines on the resort’s wine list, close to 30 percent hail from the Orange, Mudgee and Hunter Valley regions.

This approach not only assists the growth of the local economy, but it also significantly reduces the resort’s food miles and carbon footprint.

In line with the resort’s environment and conservation commitment, the food supply chain has also been streamlined. Orders from different producers are consolidated into one single daily delivery to the resort, keeping traffic down in the Wolgan Valley.

The tariff at Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley includes gourmet breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, non alcoholic beverages including house-roasted coffee, and a range of selected regional wines and beer with lunch and dinner daily.  The dinner menu changes daily, and the a la carte lunch menu is supplemented by daily seasonal specials.

Lodge dining room
A major focus of the guest experience at the Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley is the quality of the food and wine enhanced by the resort’s regional, seasonal and organic produce philosophy. Calling on local food producers and the talented regional vintners of New South Wales, Executive Chef Dwane Goodman sources as much produce as possible from within a 100 mile radius. The main lodge dining room is the stage for this part of the Wolgan Valley experience. Find out more »

Country Kitchen
At any time of the day, the Country Kitchen is a relaxed eatery; perfumed with the rich aromas of freshly-baked bread and house-roasted coffee; and it's from here that guests can order a gourmet picnic hamper to take out into the reserve. Find out more »


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