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

In Katers you can expect to see the very best of amazing local Artisan produce, cooked with respect, using techniques old and new, dishes that showcase elegance and sophistication, refinement and true flavours of our region. We have the largest kitchen garden in the region growing our own garden vegetables, herbs and edible flowers onsite, truly giving you a taste of the freshest local produce direct from the source. Open from 6pm daily, we recommend booking ahead 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.

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.

Chef profile - John Shelly

Chef profile - John Shelly

Recently joining us to lead the team in the kitchen is Chef John Shelly. Originally from Ireland, John has worked around the UK, Spain and Australia in a number of fine dining restaurants and in the US Embassy. John is no stranger to our kitchen either; he was the Sous Chef here at Katers when the restaurant first earned a SMH Chef Hat in 2008 and 2009.

He has strong relationships with the local producers and is well respected in our region. When asked about his inspiration John will tell you this comes from being raised on a farm where you learn where your food comes from. Spring was birthing season, autumn was harvesting time of the year. Farmers and Growers face very challenging times, and being raised in this environment creates a great respect for our suppliers and for their produce as he knows from experience what they have to do to get food products to our kitchens.

Chef Hat Award, 2011-2017 AGFG Chef Hat Awards
Katers Restaurant
Gourmet Traveller Wine Winelist of the Year Awards 2016 – 2 Glasses
"With the restaurant located within the bucolic ‘Southern Highlands’ wine region of New South Wales, it’s fitting that there’s so much attention paid to the local vinous offering. The sommelier team has done well to showcase the highlights of the surrounding wine talent, with producers like Centennial, Tertini, Cuttaway Hill and Artemis amongst the showcase. The list reveals a strong showing of other New South Wales wine regions, which again shows thought and tenacity from the wine crew at Katers. Indeed, the selection is compelling for its overview of Australian wine, with best regions and styles decidedly prominent. For international wine fanciers there’s plenty of meat on the bone, with selections from significant regions dotted amongst the closer-to –home heroes. Back vintage wines aren’t forgotten either, and through there’s not a windswept depth of cellared rarities, many have been judiciously matured to good drinking windows. In essence, this is a tour de force of local and Australian wine. "