The Blue Fox Bar and Kitchen celebrated its second birthday on Friday night, March 8.
From canapes to grazing boards and live music, the restaurant was packed with party guests including Lithgow City Council mayor Ray Thompson, several business people and loyal customers.
Business owner Kat Alexander said the night was a token of thanks to those who regularly visited the Blue Fox.
"It wasn't really a formal event but it was more about the people from Councillors to locals getting a chance to mingle and have a good time," she said.
She also said the last two years at the Blue Fox had seen localised events held, supporting Ironfest and Halloween, as well as lots of private events for people.
"We try to support things in town if we can, you know a two way street and we will most likely theme again this year for Ironfest and also do something for Easter," Ms Alexander said.
She also said there was something for everyone whether it was booking out the entire venue, using the courtyard or having a private bar out the back.
Looking back over the last couple of years at the Blue Fox, Ms Alexander said, the restaurant had been crazy busy.
"It's been great, we never anticipated we'd be as busy as it is and we're very lucky that everyone in the community has embraced Blue Fox and hopefully that will continue," she said.
She said initially they were worried bringing something completely new to the town, but there had been such positive response.
"I think it was definitely a positive move especially with my ex-business partner at the time being from Lithgow that gave us a feeling of security," she said.
Ms Alexander said the business had just kept growing and it had been an amazing journey with plenty of support so far.
"I think the community's full of really lovely people and they're very proactive in supporting things, and I'm sure there is going to be lots and lots of places popping up in the town as time goes on but you just gotta keep doing what you do," she said.
Ms Alexander also said the Blue Fox journey had been a huge roller coaster, and she couldn't have done it without her staff.
"There's been lots of times where you sort of go 'Oh my god, what am I doing?', but at the same time we love what we do and I think I am very lucky to have my two daughters working in the business and also my staff, my core team," she said.
"If you can get your team going that's the biggest thing, you're only as good as everyone that's working with you," she said.
Ms Alexander also said there was some exciting things happening for her business in the next few weeks.
"We've had a great two years and we've got something very exciting about to happen which is a bit of a secret, so keep posted," she said.
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