Peppers Manor House

- Sutton Forest, Southern Highlands

Kater Road, Sutton Forest NSW
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Wander down to the estate’s own vegetable, herb and edible flower garden, it’s a pleasant stroll. Here you will get some idea of the level of passion for Southern Highlands ingredients that has earned Katers Restaurant an Australian Good Food Guide Chef Hat five years in a row. The Katers Restaurant setting complements the excellent standards of the kitchen, with pendant ceiling lights and luxurious décor. It’s a real fine dining experience. All day dining is available, with traditional High Tea on the terrace a speciality.

Katers Restaurant

Executive Chef Daniel James tempts guests with modern Australian cuisine designed to highlight the freshest produce from the NSW Southern Highlands region. Peppers Manor House grows its own garden vegetables, herbs and edible flowers onsite, giving you a taste of the freshest local produce direct from the source.

Experience timeless decadence and elegance in Katers Restaurant.

Chef Hat Award, 2011-2015 AGFG Chef Hat Awards
Glass Award, 2014 and 2015 Australian Wine List of the Year Awards


Southern Highlands Producers Long Lunch

In the Southern Highlands we are a friendly bunch. Our chef and the suppliers that provide us with the amazing food we use are wanting to invite you to lunch! We are putting on a fantastic spread which will start by allowing you to meet with the people that make our cheese, raise the animals that provide our meat and talk with the gardener that tend our kitchen gardens. Alpacas will be about, though we have had to promise not to tell them what is on for lunch! Local winemakers, beer makers and cider makers will be around.

After a couple drinks and a chat we will sit down for a long lunch in the beautiful grounds here at Katers Restaurant for a three course meal and drinks showcasing the abundance we have locally and culinary talents of our kitchen team. We hope you join us!

Date Saturday 31st October 2015, from 12pm
Cost $79* per person
RSVP To book, call (02) 4860 3111

Opening hours

Breakfast: 7am - 10am
Lunch: 12pm - 2:30pm
Dinner Seatings: 6pm - 9pm
High Tea Seatings: 12pm - 3pm (24hrs notice and reservations necessary)


For bookings, please call (02) 4860 3102

High Tea

Classic finger sandwiches, dainty pastries, sweets and homemade scones, locally made preserves and a selection of fine teas and coffees take centre stage in a traditional High Tea Indulgence, served in the manicured gardens, leafy courtyard, intimate guest lounge or around the open fire in the baronial Great Hall. From $35 per person.

Katers Hens High Tea

When the soon to be Mrs Kater became engaged, she arranged a final ladies celebration prior to the wedding, in the form of a traditional High Tea. What was to be a mild mannered gathering of ladies became synonymous with scandal in the Southern Highlands in the late 1800's. In the spirit of this colourful history, Peppers Manor House invites brides-to-be to celebrate this joyous occasion with their closest friends and family over tea and cocktails, served in the manicured gardens, leafy courtyard, intimate guest lounge or around the open fire in the baronial Great Hall. From $42 per person.

Chef profile - Daniel James

Executive Chef Daniel James is an award-winning chef who has worked in the hospitality industry for over 15 years. Starting as a Pastry Chef, Daniel gained experience in Sydney’s hotels and restaurants before joining Sheraton on the Park and moving with them to Fiji for the re-opening of a $20 million refurbishment. It was there he fell in love with fresh local produce and working closely with local producers and suppliers.

Daniel worked for Sheraton for 11 years and for three years as the Executive Chef of Westin Melbourne.

Bringing his wealth of experience and his personal touch to the Peppers team, Executive Chef Daniel James is passionate about showcasing the best local produce, often bringing the farm to the plate using the Manor House's own produce from its two onsite market gardens.

Daniel's High Teas have been featured in Melbourne's Epicure and High Tea Society, in addition to cooking demonstrations at the Melbourne Food & Wine festival.