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NOT JUST A TOWN STEEPED IN HISTORY --
BERRIMA IS THE HUB OF GOOD FOOD AND
BERRIMA WAS established in the 1830s during a time of
great exploration and expansion in NSW.
In 1829 surveyor general Major Thomas Mitchell camped
near the site of the present bridge over the Wingecarribee
River while surveying the route for the Great South Road.
He advised Governor Bourke that here was an ideal town
site and surveyor Robert Hoddle submitted a plan for the
village which was approved in 1831.
While all these names can still be found in street and
park names around Berrima, the town is not only filled with
memories and history of a time gone by, but with delightful
shops, restaurants, fireside dining and pubs that bring the
crowds to this region time and time again.
Eschalot Restaurant is the quintessential regional restaurant.
In an historic building, the relaxed service combines with
fine dining to produce the ultimate eating experience.
Owner Richard Kemp grows his own produce and prides
himself on supporting local wines and food growers. The
Lolly Swagman is filled with sweets and treats from around
the world that will be remembered by mums, dads and
Open weekends, most
10.30am to 4.00pm.
Other times by
Hire for functions
events, weddings and
office garden parties.
Historic 1834 National Trust colonial Georgian house,
lovely strolling garden and unique maze.
National Trust shop.
Wilkinson St, Berrima
For information (02) 4877 1508 or visit
www.harpersmansion.com.au e: firstname.lastname@example.org
Names like white knights, toffee apple bars and
jawbreakers. Overseas visitors can find lemon sherbets and
a horde of sugar coated treats such lemon sherbets to remind
them of home.
The Surveyor General Pub is the ideal place to stop for a
cold beer and a good plate of food for the whole family.
This is the oldest continuously licensed inn in Australia. The
Bushrangers Bistro seats up to 160 people, has a traditional
barbecue area, an extensive a la carte menu, and facilities
for families and children. Enter the bistro through the old
Photo: Visitors Guide Library
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