New Dinning Destination – Saddles Mount White

After buying the Mount White wholesale nursery, Princeton Nurseries for a reported $1.72 million in June 2016, adman and Mount White resident, John Singleton has spent considerably more building a new restaurant and carrying out improvements to the very large dam and irrigation system that will allow the well-known nursery to expand.
In redeveloping the property a new dining destination for the Central Coast has emerged on the edge of the dam, Saddles Restaurant as not an ordinary roadhouse café but a very classy eatery in a bushland setting that takes its name from the saddle chairs that line the bar, hand made by artisan saddler Heath Harris another Mount White resident and supplier of saddles to Mr Singleton’s Strawberry Hills Stud.
The 120 seat restaurant overlooks a prominent waterfall feature at the front of the property, and features a large deck space situated over the dam for waterside dining.
Mr Singleton has handed the operation of Saddles to Cameron and Hayley Cansdell the highly successful pair who operate bombini at Avoca and fish dining on the Gosford waterfront.
Since opening in late May Saddles has become an instant dining destination with Mrs Cansdell commenting, “We have been very lucky with the immediate response to Saddles through our social networks. We are seeing day-trippers, business meetings, cyclists, road bikes and an incredible response from those locals living in the mountain.