From its earliest days, Broken Hill has been a melting pot of cultural influences as travellers came from far and wide to make their fortune. It is no surprise then, that this city packs a culinary punch that rivals the likes of Australia’s recognised food capitals.
Whether it’s a quick morning tea or a full fine dining experience, you’ll find exactly what your tastebuds are looking for in Broken Hill!
Who said Melbourne had a monopoly on great coffee? The Silly Goat is Broken Hill’s slice of big-city café culture here in the middle of the outback. Enjoy a masterfully crafted espresso coffee from The Silly Goat’s immensely talented baristas, or sit down for a light breakfast, brunch or lunch in the quirky atmosphere of the dining space. You won’t be disappointed!
Broken Hill is spoiled for choice when it comes to fantastic pubs, but none are more quintessentially Broken Hill than The Palace Hotel, located on the city’s main street. Built in the 1880’s, The Palace has become an icon of the city’s outback quirkiness thanks to its multitude of murals covering almost every surface inside this grand Victorian hotel. Wander through the halls and take in this incredible artistic achievement before sitting down for some of the best pub food you’ll find anywhere in Australia.
If fine dining is more your speed, look no further than The Old Salt Bush, a first-class dining experience serving an incredible Modern Australian menu. Located in the heart of Broken Hill, you’ll find a menu here that celebrates fresh local and native produce. Expertly crafted dishes by talented, dedicated chefs, a trip to the Old Salt Bush is sure to get your tastebuds tingling!
It doesn’t take a DeLorean to get back to the 1950’s, just a trip to Bell’s Milk Bar! This Broken Hill icon is an ode to yesteryear, serving up the same delicious malted milks, milkshakes and soda spiders as they did when Elvis topped the charts. Enjoy the red pleather and chrome of the original 1950’s décor, bop along to the ‘latest hits’ on the jukebox and sample the wide range of drink flavours on offer, all made by hand in small batches on the premises. While you’re here, be sure to check out the adjacent museum featuring a fantastic collection of milk bar memorabilia.
A trip to Broken Hill is all about stepping outside of your comfort zone and discovering something new. Why not make that something new, something thousands of years old?
Just north of Broken Hill lies Mutawintji National Park, a ruggedly beautiful area teeming with Indigenous history. The land here has been in use by Indigenous people for thousands of years, whose deep connection to the area has given them unequalled knowledge of local ‘bush tucker’.
Jump aboard a 1-day Bush Tucker Tour with 100% Aboriginal owned & operated Mutawintji Heritage Tours to get a taste of this ancient cuisine for yourself. In addition to taking you through the incredible rock stencils and petroglyphs found in the park, your tour guide will introduce you to the world of bush tucker, finding sustenance (and flavour!) in places you may never have thought to look.