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ASTRA - RESTAURANT, LODGE & BAR | A Must Visit in Falls Creek

ASTRA - RESTAURANT, LODGE & BAR | A Must Visit in Falls Creek

THE UPSIDE: great ambience, large open fire, beautiful room and great food. If you want to feel like you're truly on a ski holiday, go here!

THE DOWNSIDE: the only not-so-great thing, was a slight inconsistency in the squid ink pasta on our second visit.

My partner and I had a week in Falls Creek and ate here twice. The bar/lounge is by far one of the best on the mountain - I'd say it's a must visit - and the restaurant was also one of our favourites.

Someone with good taste is obviously in charge here! A beautiful, true alpine-inspired lounge area with a gorgeous, big open fire. The min room is essentially one large open space that houses an excellent bar and dining room. Lovely feel, great cocktails and staff, and beautiful food. It's both bustling and intimate.

I particularly loved the squid ink pasta (unfortunately when my partner ordered it on the second visit he didn't love it as much - not sure if it was done the same, or just came down to our differing tastes). My partner enjoyed the oxtail ragu and I thought the lamb was beautifully done. Very impressive overall.

Live music on a Saturday provides a fun vibe, too.

Fantastic food and atmosphere! Would look at accommodation here also if we head back to Falls.

Read more in my Falls Creek "Destinations" post.

Visited: August 2016 // TripAdvisor link here

Apres Ski activities on the mountain and finding a good bar after dark are all part of the charm.

Apres Ski activities on the mountain and finding a good bar after dark are all part of the charm.

FALLS CREEK | Beautiful alpine region with real Ski-in Ski-out.

FALLS CREEK | Beautiful alpine region with real Ski-in Ski-out.

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