A new era in dining out in Canowindra begins in mid-October with the opening of Montrose House @ Riverbank in Gaskill Street, formerly the Riverbank Gallery. The building turns 100 years old this month and was recently purchased by well-known local identity Tommy Jeffs, who also owns and runs the Deli Lama.
Tommy has been busy for the last five weeks with renovations inside and out and anyone who lives in and around Canowindra may have noticed the big changes and improvements. “I have always loved this building, back to when it was the Bank of NSW in the 60’s, so when the chance came along to purchase the building, I jumped for it,” said Tommy. “I’ve always loved Canowindra and to live here is a bonus.” “It’s a beautiful, grand dame of a building and it has fallen into a bit of disrepair. All it needed was a lick of paint, new carpets and
lighting and voila!
Tommy calls it a fabulous attraction to the main street, improving on the street’s heritage, old-fashioned theme. With plans to hire rooms out for special
occasions, the first event at the new-look premises was held on Saturday; a dinner party attended by 34 people for a family reunion. “It was just wonderful,” said Tommy. “I have an outdoor veranda, lawn area for Sunday
lunches or Friday and Saturday Tapas, a gorgeous ‘Southampton’ white wicker room, and the main Grand Saloon for formal dinners.”
“It meets all types of tastes with different menus to suit everyone.” Montrose House @ Riverbank is only open for bookings which can be made by calling
the Deli Lama. There are also two luxury bedrooms for bed & breakfast accommodation, staying in the historic house. Choose a menu, a room and a theme to suit the party with fine china, glassware and linen supplied.