Black Gold Motel

Embraced by both the local community and travelers, the Crib Room Restaurant has earned the coveted #1 ranking on Trip Advisor, a testament to the exceptional talents of our chefs and the warm hospitality of our staff.

Step inside the Crib Room Restaurant and acquaint yourself with “Bob” Miller, our resident coal miner statue. Bob stands as a tribute to the industrious coal miners from our region, as well as those from across the globe, both past and present.

At the Crib Room, we present an elevated take on classic Australian casual dining, serving a diverse range of mouthwatering and wholesome dishes complemented by personalized and consistent service.

For those in search of the perfect spot for pre-dinner or post-dinner drinks, the Lamp Room Lounge & Bar next door awaits. Indulge in our well-stocked bar featuring local wines, craft beers, and spirits, all while enjoying panoramic views of the old school grounds through the expansive windows, ensuring a relaxing atmosphere no matter the season.


Whether you are staying at our motel, or travelling through the Central Tablelands, our Crib Room Restaurant offers something for every taste. We cater for your dietary requirements, with gluten free and vegan options available. We also have a great menu for the kids, so that the whole family can enjoy a meal out together. Our seniors’ menu features smaller portions of your favourite meals. 

If you are searching for a nearby restaurant while staying in Lithgow, Wolgan Valley, Portland, Rydal, Hartley, Little Hartley, Hampton or Capertee, then wander down to our restaurant in Wallerawang and say hello. 

We have been rated as one of the best restaurants near Lithgow by our guests on Trip Advisor, and we strive to live up to this reputation with every meal that we serve.

Indulge in a legendary breakfast experience in the Lamp Room Lounge, renowned among travelers, corporate guests, and the local community. Our paramount focus is to provide exceptional food, outstanding service, and a delectable culinary journey utilizing locally sourced ingredients whenever possible.

Whether you’re a guest at our motel or passing through the Central Tablelands, our Crib Room Restaurant guarantees a delightful dining experience to suit every palate.

We are dedicated to accommodating your dietary needs, offering gluten-free and vegan options. Our extensive menu caters to the entire family, with a special selection for kids and seniors featuring smaller portions of beloved dishes.

If you’re seeking a nearby restaurant while staying in Lithgow, Wolgan Valley, Portland, Rydal, Hartley, Little Hartley, Hampton, or Capertee, make your way to our Wallerawang establishment and extend a warm greeting.

Our guests on TripAdvisor have consistently rated us as the highest rated restaurant in Lithgow & Blue Mountains, and we strive to uphold this esteemed reputation with every dish we serve.

5:30AM - 9:30AM Tuesday - Friday
8AM - 11AM Weekends
Closed on Monday
Service from 5:30pm - 8:30PM

The Crib Room Restaurant is the heart of Black Gold Motel with an emphasis on delivering excellent produce and a precise and attentive service style. Our talented and dedicated Chefs and kitchen staff prepare appetizing meals carefully plated and presented for your enjoyment.

From your entrée through to the delicious desserts your dining experience with our attentive staff will make for a lasting impression leaving you wanting to return time & time again.

Our customer service along with the satisfying, hearty meals are what we take the utmost pride in. The dining experience is the best in the central west and beyond.

Open 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm (Mon-Sat), all are welcome – our place is your place.

Buying gifts can be tricky, but with a Crib Room Restaurant Gift Card you’re giving your friends and family the opportunity to get something they’ll truly enjoy.

The Lamp Room Lounge is the perfect spot to enjoy your drink of choice while relaxing in our most sophisticated space.

We offer 2x craft style tap beers, Kosciusko & Little Creatures Rogers, our glasses are frozen cold to further please even the fussiest of beer connoisseur. We carry an impressive range of bottled beer, despite your taste – we have you covered.

The Wines on our menu have been handpicked to suit our menu & temperate, where possible locally sourced. Our bar & wait staff are well educated in our wine list and can help you decide on which wine will pair with your meal.

Our Spirit collection covers all the favourites and more, our bar staff are always experimenting with new techniques and would be only happy to mix you up something new or go for the old favourite.


Indulge in our captivating seasonal cocktail collection, infused with the unique Black Gold twist, perfect for the discerning cocktail aficionado.

Additionally, don’t miss out on our exclusive Cocktail of the Month, a tantalizing creation that changes regularly. Stay informed by consulting our knowledgeable bar staff for the latest libation sensation.

Ensuring a delightful experience for all, we offer a refreshing array of Mocktails designed to cater to diverse palates, ensuring there’s something for everyone to relish.