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 setting complements the excellent standards of the kitchen, with pendant ceiling lights and luxurious décor. In the restaurant its a real fine dining experience where every effort has been made to showcase the amazing local produce. Outside on the terrace and on the lounges we take a more casual approach.

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. Open from 6pm daily, we recommend booking to avoid disappointment.

Katers Larder

In essence the Larder menu is the food we like to eat when relaxing on sunny Sunday afternoon in our courtyard garden. Fresh, vibrant flavours, featuring the best of our local produce. No gels, foams or dehydrating here – this food is a more simple approach to the much more technical food in Katers. We invite you to join us from midday daily, bookings are recommended.

Christmas Day

Christmas Day at Peppers Manor House

Celebrate Christmas in style at the newly transformed Peppers Manor House. Renowned for fine food the team at Katers restaurant and Peppers Manor House close their usual lunch service for a gastronomic delight. This annual family event showcases the best of our kitchen team’s talents, our fantastic heritage spaces for the hot, cold and dessert elements of the Christmas buffet and of course the beautiful grounds of the estate. With no expense spared, this event sells out every year so book now to avoid disappointment. More »

Opening hours

Breakfast: 7am - 10am
Katers Larder: 12pm - 9pm
Katers: 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.

Chef Hat Award, 2011-2015 AGFG Chef Hat Awards
Katers Restaurant
Glass Award, 2014 and 2015 Australian Wine List of the Year Awards
"A collection that proudly reflects their Southern Highlands locale and one which will introduce diners to some exciting new wines from the region. This is all well supported by some fine mature wines and much loved heavy hitters. excellent beer/spirit offerings as well. a credit to the Highlands.” Review - Winelist of the Year 2015 "