OPENING HOURS: The Dish Cafe is open from 8.30am to 4.15pm, except Christmas and Boxing Days.
DISH CATERING CO: Specializing in catering on-site at your event. Our go anywhere transport can supply all your culinary, table service & waitress staff needs.
Elvis at the Dish© - live show and dinner package.
Wednesday 10th January 2018, from 6pm, show at 7pm.
Dinner bookings essential. Dish Cafe menu, show tickets and brochure information is here.
MOBILE PHONES: Don't forget to switch mobile phones to flight mode a kilometre from the telescope. A Mobile Phone emits powerful radio bursts, even when not in use!!! These signals are collected by the dish and enter one of the most sensitive receivers in the world. This contaminates the data from the receiver that is listening to objects many light years away.
The Dish cafe is at an exceptional location at the base of the world famous Parkes DISH. It features a 2-storey glass outlook allowing for uninterrupted views of the Radio Telescope as it tunes into the universe.
The Dish cafe provides a welcome retreat for travellers on the Newell Highway between Dubbo and Parkes or travelling between the central and far west of NSW. Only 20kms north of Parkes and just off the Newell Highway in the NSW Central West, you can experience freshly prepared meals and sample locally made produce in the tranquil surrounds.
The modern cafe ambiance combined with the mesmorising view of the radio telescope and tranquil surrounds provides a completely unique experience.
Our all-day menu offers a selection of freshly prepared meals including our signature dishes which are baked daily, beef and red wine pies and scones with blackberry jam. There is also a selection of burgers, wraps, melts, soups, salads and thickly cut sandwiches.
Relax with a cappuccino as the Dish scans the skies or perhaps try a glass of wine from the local region in our fully licensed restaurant. Why not join our mailing list for the next restaurant evening?
* Winner of the 2008, 2009 and 2010 Inland NSW Tourism Award for Restaurant/Catering
* Finalist in the 2008, 2009 and 2010 NSW Tourism Awards
* Winner Parkes Henry's Award 2008 for Hospitality Business
* Central West Regional Business Award 2008