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The Dance Hall

The Audley Dance Hall was built in 1949 as a gesture of goodwill from the Australian Defense Force  who had been training in the park the previous two wars. According to the 1901 Census, Audley was home to 2,000 residents at that time. 

Audley has long been a hub for the community: it was established as ‘pleasure grounds’ in the mid-1800s when a day in the Royal National Park was about picnics, rowing boats, playing lawn bowls, cricket and tennis and engaging with the surrounding nature. 

When Audley Dance Hall was restored in 2010 it paid homage to that heritage with the addition of modern amenities. Audley is located near the village of Otford and the headwaters of the Hacking River in Royal National Park, which comprises 16,000 ha of rugged wilderness.

Audley was developed as a small village in a pleasant garden setting in 1879 and has remained an area of relaxation and recreation ever since. Its location opposite the Audley boatshed and proximity to wonderful walking tracks makes it a great place to escape the hustle of the city.

Audley Dance Hall has been designed to accommodate flexible seating plans and a dance floor, including a veranda overlooking the park. And while the well-thought-out space has been refurbished, it still echoes with stories from the past, having been designed for dancing 70 years ago.  

Audley Dance Hall is fully equipped with an audio-visual system for speeches and a projector and drop-down screen for presentations or a video link-up. There is also full reverse cycle air conditioning and access for wheelchairs and bathroom facilities within the Dance Hall.

Please call 02 9542 6066 for all cafe enquiries. We are currently operating as a takeaway cafe. We have some seating for you to use or you can bring a picnic rug and explore the Royal National Park. We are open 7 days 8:30am - 3:30pm.

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Audley Dance Hall Menu

Cabinet items served from 8:30am – 3:30pm (8am on weekends)

 

Caramel slice $4.5

Beetroot chocolate brownie $4.5

Almond jam slice $4.5

Muffins $5.5

Carrot cake $6.5

Banana bread $6.5

Freshly made sandwiches $9.5 – $11.5

Vegan wrap $11.5

Quiche $11

Frittata $11

Moroccan lamb sausage roll $8

Pie $9

 

Kitchen items from 8:30am – 3:00pm            (8am on weekends)

 

Muffins & Cakes made in house daily. Ask for today’s selection.

Chargrilled Toast Sourdough or fruit toast with jam $7.5 (Gluten free bread +$2.5)

Bacon & Egg Roll Crispy bacon, fried egg, house barbecue sauce, aioli on a soft milk bun $12

Pistachio & Almond Granola House made granola, seasonal berries, blackberry wanna cotta $18

Free Range Eggs Poached, fried or scrambled (+1), buttered, chargrilled sourdough $12 (Add avocado or bacon +$5)

Buttermilk Pancakes Banana cream, blueberry compote, pecan crumb, maple syrup $20 

Smashed Avo Macadamia feta, fermented chilli, hazelnut dukkah, thick cut sourdough $20 (vg)

Vegan Bowl Chargrilled pumpkin wedge, sautéed kale, mushrooms, broccolini, macadamia feta, avocado and sourdough $25 (vg, gf)

Prosciutto Salad Blood orange, goat’s cheese, peach, almond, purple kale, basil $20

Spinach & Ricotta Gnocchi Roast pumpkin, herb pangritata, burnt butter, parmesan $25 

Audley Beef Burger Bacon jam, American cheese, lettuce, tomato, house pickles, aioli, house made BBQ sauce on a soft milk bun served with chips $22 (gf option)

Southern Fried Chicken Burger American cheese, lettuce & chipotle aioli on a soft milk bun with fries $22

Fish ’n’ Chips House beer battered fish, radish & fennel salad, chips, tartare $25

Soup of the Day with buttered sourdough $12

Fish of the Day Citrus, herb & cucumber salad, sweet potato fries, dill butter MP $28-$32

Sides Fries with tomato sauce $8

Sweet Potato Fries with house made vegan chipotle, lime and garlic aioli $9.5

Extras
Avocado | bacon | smoked salmon +$5

Macadamia feta | mushroom | poached or fried egg | house baked beans +$3.5

Swap gluten free bread +$2.5 (vg option) 

For The Little Ones
One Egg Poached, fried or scrambled, toast with bacon or avo $9.5

Kid’s Pancake Strawberries and maple sauce $8

Fish ’n’ Chips $10

Cheese Burger Patty, cheese, ketchup & chips $10  

Open 7 days 8:30am-4:00pm (8am-4:30pm on weekends)

We have now re opened the dine in area of the cafe.

Due to COVID and government restrictions we are required to keep a record of all our customers who dine inside. Please assist the staff in completing the form given to you. The details collected are stored confidentially and securely and for a period of 28 day.

Please maintain social distance and utilise the hand sanitisers supplied. If you are ill or show ANY symptoms such as coughing, running nose, fever or diarrhea please choose another time to visit the cafe.

Takeaway will still be available for those wanting to explore the Royal National Park.