Full List of Local Restaurants

Fabulous wines, spectacular locations, an abundance of fresh local produce has attracted some of Australia's most talented chefs and restauranteurs to the Hunter Valley. The Hunter Valley offers a list of choices from world-class fine dining through to casual dining. Wherever you choose, your will be sure to be immersed in memories that will last a lifetime.

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Twine Restaurant

Twine Restaurant at Wynwood Estate is the ultimate for those who enjoy modern Australian food with a twist. Enjoy our signature dish "Twine style Chilli mud crab", our half dozen oysters done six different ways or for something sweet, try our Raspberry semifreddo. Overlooking the picturesque vineyards, Twine Restaurant spills out onto a rose-trimmed courtyard, perfect for lunch in the sunshine, or evening cocktails under the stars.

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Locality Pokolbin

Potters Hotel Brewery Resort

In the heart of Wine Country, with the distinctive Heritage Brick Beehive Kilns, Potters provides the perfect setting for your Hunter Valley experience. Potters is home to the Hunters only Micro-Brewery - the Hunter Beer Co. Join a tour, talk to our Brewers, or sit back in our relaxing beer garden whilst enjoying one of our several award-winning beers and a tasty snack, or recharge with a hearty meal in our famous Brasserie. For a truly memorable Hunter Valley experience stay the night in our we...

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Locality Pokolbin

Redsalt at Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley

Redsalt is renowned for its premium grill selection and features the best quality produce prepared to highlight its natural flavours. This is matched by an extensive wine list showcasing the very best premium Hunter Valley, Australian and international wines offering something to suit all palates. The design of Redsalt’s open kitchen adds a little theatre to the evening as the chefs prepare their culinary delights for you to enjoy.

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Locality Lovedale

Swill n' Grill Bistro

A must visit on the Pub food trail! Great food, great service & oodles of character.

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Robyn Drayton Wines

Come share our piece of paradise and experience one of the most beautiful outlooks set amongst the vines in the valley.

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Locality Pokolbin

Bluetongue Brewery Cafe

Quality wine and boutique beer are most compatible and what better way to finish a hard day of tasting in the Hunter Valley Wine Country than with a cleansing beer.. Sample the six different brews, maybe play a game of pool, or just relax under the enormous sail.

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Locality Pokolbin/rothbury

Indian @ Hunter Restaurant

Who says Indian food has to be hot? Indian@Hunter creates Indian fusion cuisine for every palate with an extensive á la carte menu, special banquets for groups, and caters for diners requiring gluten-free and nut-free dishes. New experienced management took over in 2013.  

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Locality Cessnock

The Old Brickworks Brasserie

Come and join us at Brickworks Brasserie at Potters Hotel and Brewery for a great relaxed meal with family and friends.    With the extensive menu there is something to cater for every taste, from the signature Beer 'n' Beef Pie, to a light Salad or mouth watering dessert.    Match your meal with a Beer brewed right onsite in the Hunter Valley's only Brewery - the Hunter Beer Co.  With both indoor and outside seating and a children's playground, Potters is a perfect&nb...

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Locality Nulkaba

Harvest Restaurant

Set atop Hope Estate winery and in the heart of Hunter Valley Wine Country, Harvest Restaurant overlooks 420 acres of rolling vineyards and picturesque lakes. The stunning view from the enormous deck is the perfect accompaniment to great wine & food. The restaurant’s food style is of light, fresh flavours that are in pure harmony with the fabulous wines of Hope Estate. Enjoy a walk through the inspiring Great Cask Hall and sample the wines of Hope Estate at the cellar door before lunc...

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Locality Pokolbin

Esca Bimbadgen

Esca Bimbadgen is situated high on a hill in the heart of Hunter Valley Wine Country, within the Bimbadgen Winery. Dedicated to the art of food & wine matching and education, Esca’s modern Australian cuisine, fresh local and home grown produce and spectacular views make for a truly memorable dining experience. Esca's contemporary design features large glass windows and an open balcony allowing guests stunning wine country views over the Bimbadgen vineyards. A pioneer of fine dining in ...

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Locality Pokolbin

Wandin Wine Bar & Diner

Delectable share plate style dining with an American twist.

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Locality Lovedale

The Mill Restaurant

Tuscany Wine Estate’s Restaurant “The Mill”, has had rave reviews regarding the incredible diversity with modern Hunter cuisine. Named after the windmill on the corner of our property, the Mill has it all, good wine, good food and good times.

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Locality Pokolbin/rothbury

Bistro Vinden

Enjoy an alfresco lunch on the terrace overlooking the vineyard.  The seasonal menu is an eclectic compilation of foods with a distinct focus on high quality meals with incredible depth and flavour.   Food is matched with Vinden Estate Wines which are available for tasting at the cellar door. Reservations Recommended. Ph: (02) 49987410 Open for Lunch Saturday & Sunday 12:00-3:00pm

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Locality Pokolbin/rothbury

Majors Lane Restaurant

‘If you care about the provenance of what’s on your plate, you’ve come to the right place. This is food you’ll want to talk about’. SMH Good Food Guide. ‘A landmark regional dining experience’ Gourmet Traveller Open for dinner Thursday to Monday 

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Locality Lovedale

Hunter Valley Steakhouse

Showcasing Hunter Valley Beef.

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Locality Pokolbin

Cafe Enzo

Enzo is set in a Tuscan inspired village, among eclectic sandstone buildings in the heart of the Hunter Valley. Enzo is praised for its unique ambiance and enchanting court yard. Come and unwind and let the world drift away at the sacred oasis, known to locals as Enzo. Listen to chic tunes whilst feasting on Italian delicacies with homemade and locally grown produce.

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Locality Pokolbin

Elizabeths @ McWilliam's Mt Pleasant

  Elizabeth's offers quality, regional cuisine expertly matched with McWilliam's wines in a relaxed indoor and courtyard setting.   Popular with groups and international tourists is Elizabeth's unique tasting plate. This features a range of bite-sized food items specially matched with wines. The lunch menu also offers a range of dishes and wine recommendations, daily specials and all current release wines by the glass or bottle.   Patrons also have access to wines from the&...

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Locality Pokolbin

Amanda's on the Edge

Amanda's On The Edge Restaurant is located on the beautiful Windsor's Edge Vineyard. Enjoy stunning sweeping views looking out over the vineyard and surrounding country land.

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Locality Pokolbin/rothbury

Emmas of Lovedale

Modern European cuisine with the freshest products and unpretentious pricing. Healthy authentic Swiss Bircher Muesli or a decadent Eggs Benedict. The Lunches are light and exciting. The traditional Bavarian Pan will certainly fill the heartiest of appetites with a Crepe Suzette flambéed at your table. 

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Locality Lovedale

The Cellar Restaurant

With its long-standing reputation for excellence, the multi award-winning Cellar Restaurant is a must-visit.  Specialising in rustic Mediterranean cuisine with a focus on quality steaks as well as a range of other meats, poultry and fish, all cooked to your liking on the char-grill.  Start your meal with a selection of tasty morsels and don't miss the delightful desserts.  There's a great Hunter focused wine list too! Open for lunch and dinner, Monday to Saturday.  Bookings ...

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Locality Pokolbin/rothbury

Bread Basket

Bakery/Cafe specialising in sourdough, ciabatta, pide and other variety breads. Full range of hand made pies, cakes, sandwiches and great coffee.

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Locality Kurri kurri

Briar Ridge Vineyard

Briar Ridge Vineyard offers a light alternative to dining in the Hunter Valley.  You can enjoy a locally sourced antipasto or cheese plate whilst enjoying the wonderful surrounds of Briar Ridge.

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Locality Mount view

Olive Mill Cafe

The Olive Mill Cafe offers house prepared contemporary Italian meals. Mouth-watering gnocchi, saltimbocca and even rabbit. Award winning wines. The cafe hosts some of Australia's finest jazz musicians on the last Sunday of each month. Past artists include George Washing Machine + Monica Trapaga & many more to pass through. Cuisine: Contemporary Italian

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Locality Lovedale

Sabor in the Hunter

The Hunter’s new sweet spot with classical & seasonal desserts paired with wines & dessert wines from the Hunter region. Enjoy our desserts on our alfresco patio with some coffee & tea or take them away. Light meals and a gluten free range also available.

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Locality Lovedale

Infuzion Restaurant

  The Conservatory is catered to informal dining with daily sumptuous breakfast or light lunch, perfect for  alfresco dining for summer and winter. The Guest Lounge is a perfect place to unwind and relax pre and post conference or after a leisurely day out. Warm fireplace in the winter months makes it an ideal place to relax with colleagues and friends.

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Locality Pokolbin

The Deck Cafe Lovedale

The Deck Cafe Lovedale provides a diverse menu of cafe style food and is situated at Gartelmann Wines vineyard. Serving breakfast and lunch, diners can enjoy their meal al fresco on the spacious deck overlooking the picturesque dam. 

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Lillino's Bar & Trattoria

Located at the St Clements Estate, Lillino's Bar & Trattoria offers traditional Italian food with Sardinian/Mediterranean influence, complemented by award winning estate grown wines. Our cellar door and restaurant boasts one of the best views of the Hunter Valley and Broken Back Range. Come and join us for the Sardinian experience.

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Locality Rothbury

Cafe Pokolbin Hill

  Located on the grounds of Leisure Inn Pokolbin Hill - corner of Broke & McDonalds Rd. Café Pokolbin Hill offers a serene outlook onto the property and the heart of the Hunter Valley. Relax and enjoy a bite to eat before exploring the surrounding wineries or wind down afterwards with some simple homemade dishes to cleanse your palate.

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Locality Pokolbin

The Legends Grill at The Vintage

The Legends Grill restaurant is a dining experience to remember. Delivering the simple pleasures in life, the seasonal menu features contemporary Australian cuisine incorporating the star attraction - the distinctive and unique Grill.

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Locality Pokolbin/rothbury

Oishii Pokolbin - Japanese & Thai Restaurant & Take Away

Oishii has something to please every kind of palate.Whether dining inside in the Thai-themed dining room or outside overlooking the architecturally designed amphitheatre and vines, Oishii is a must for the gourmet traveller.

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Locality Pokolbin/rothbury

The Brokenback Bar

Located at Tuscany Wine Estate Resort, the Brokenback Bar offers that relaxed feeling whilst overlooking the local vineyards & Brokenback Ranges. Offering Beer on tap, variety of local wines, tapas meals, pizza's & pasta. Open from 12noon until late, 7 days.

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Locality Pokolbin/rothbury

Beltree

This Italian style Trattoria property is run by young couple Jess and Guy, Hunter Valley Locals of over 10 years. Guy utilises produce from his own vegetable and herb gardens, making pastas, stocks, sauces, sweets and artisan meats from scratch inhouse.

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Locality Pokolbin

SSS BBQ Barns

Visitors to the sSs BBQ Barns Steakhouse expect to get a little country magic. It's a phenomenon that has captured the hearts of city and country folk alike. There's no single element that sets the sSs apart. It's a combination of country smiles and country hospitality. It is unique, popular and it is "quintessential" country. sSs BBQ Barn…not just a steakhouse.

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Locality Cessnock & districts

Chez Pok

Dining on the terrace at Chez Pok is a truly magical experience, overlooking the estate gardens and lake and vineyards beyond.

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Locality Pokolbin/rothbury

Il Cacciatore

Award winning ‘Il Cacciatore’, located in the heart of the vineyards, is one of the more popular restaurants in the valley for both locals and visitors.

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Locality Pokolbin

Shakey Tables at Hunter Country Lodge

Situated in the centre of the Hunter Country Lodge is our award winning restaurant, Shakey Tables. Chef Paula Rengger's menu is classically inspired contemporary Australian, creatively interpreted, influenced by her Scottish heritage and cooked with honesty and passion.

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Locality Pokolbin/rothbury

Emerson's Cafe & Restaurant

Emerson is the first in the Hunter Valley to offer a Chef’s Table. Presenting dinners a unique opportunity to eat dinner in the kitchen while watching the Chef’s at work. So close you can almost touch them.  

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Locality Lovedale

The Olive Tree Restaurant

A unique combination of rustic Mediterrenean cuisine served on beautiful antique crockery in a spectacular country setting

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Locality Branxton

Tatler Tapas Cafe

Child friendly atmosphere. On site cellar door available for tastings during lunch. All wines made locally with the loving care of winemaker Daniel Binet. Icy cold beer on tap.

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Locality Lovedale

Casa Margarita Restaurant

The only Mexican in the Hunter Valley. Cocktails to die for. Genuine Authentice family recepie Mexican food.

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Locality Pokolbin

Roberts Circa 1876 Restaurant

This is Australian food and wine at its best! Roberts Restaurant is the perfect choice when seeking out the best that the Hunter Valley has to offer in fine food and wine. Robert Restaurant at Tower Estate is the Hunter Valley’s most celebrated restaurant with both rave reviews from the press as well as many prestigious awards.

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Locality Pokolbin/rothbury

Bodega Restaurant & Bar

Our recently renovated restaurant Bodega Restaurant and Bar, enjoy relaxed all day dining for guests and visitors with spectacular views overlooking the lake and golf course. Select a bottle of your favourite Hunter Valley wine from our extensive wine cellar whilst enjoying the alfresco dining, and for those looking for something to enjoy in the evening, Bodega's dance floor, laser lights and great selection of song hits will have everyone up on the dance floor!

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The Verandah Restaurant

Located at "Calais Estate" The Verandah Restaurant offers awesome modern Australian food served "Tapas Style" with amazing views over the vineyards, mountains, dam and surroundings.

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Locality Pokolbin/rothbury

Pokolbin Wild Brumby - Restaurant

Pokolbin Wild Brumby offers a variety of dining options for visitors to the Hunter Valley including a cafe for delicious cakes and coffee, and a restaurant with outdoor area for light snacks, salads and meals. With a relaxed feel and excellent value for money, Pokolbin Wild Brumby is a great place to enjoy yourself and unwind. There is also a karaoke room, pool table, schnapps bar, wine tasting, and themed suites for accommodation on the property overlooking the vineyards. Come and have some fun...

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Al-Oi Thai Restaurant

Al-oi Thai has been serving customers for over 15 years in Newcastle & now has a restaurant in Cessnock. Al-oi Thai is a family business & the food is authentic Thai food that is a 'must try' when you are in the Hunter Valley.

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Locality Cessnock & districts

Bistro Molines

Locality Mount view

Restaurant Botanica

Situated at the picturesque vineyard guesthouse retreat, The Vineyards Estate, Restaurant Botanica reflects its' beautiful vineyard surrounds and provides guests with a special, fresh approach to Hunter Valley dining.

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Locality Pokolbin/rothbury

Restaurant Cuvee at Peterson House

Restaurant Cuvee is open for Breakfast & Lunch 7 days a week. Our breakfast specialty is our Bubbly Breakfast which includes a superbly cooked breakfast, chocolates and Peterson House Sparkling Wine so why not indulge for breakfast when next in the Hunter Valley. Our Head Chef Chad Pridue has just realsed his new menu which is a treat for the senses. Enjoy a quick bite between wine tastings or sit back with friends and enjoy a long lunch.

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Locality Pokolbin/rothbury

San Martino Restaurant

San Martino (St Martin) is the patron Saint of Churchgoers, Innkeepers, Vignerons, Winemakers, and the protector of all drinkers. So a visit to Wine Country is not complete without a visit to San Martino... All are most welcome at San Martino Restaurant. Open 7 nights for dinner.

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Locality Pokolbin/rothbury

Margan Restaurant

Best Tourism Restaurant in both NSW and Hunter 2010, 2011, 2012, offering complete food and wine experience.  Honoured to have been judged Best Restaurant in Australia at Qantas Australian Tourism Awards 2013. Seasonally inspired food, sourced from local mostly organic producers as well as what is grown with love from the extensive one-acre Margan Kitchen Garden.

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Locality Broke fordwich

RidgeView Restaurant & Cafe

Alfresco dining

Casual dining, overlooking our vineyards. Our signature 'Cypriot Meze' is a four course feast inspired by Mediterranean and Middle East cuisine. Take as long or as little as you like for a true Hunter Valley experience. Lighter options also available. "Kopiaste...come, eat, enjoy!!"

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Locality Pokolbin/rothbury

Draytons Log Press Cafe

Looking for a great place to have a relaxed Breakfast or Lunch? Drayton's Log Press Cafe at Drayton's Family Wines offers morning teas, lunch and afternoon teas as well as a range of handmade and natural gifts and produce. All day Breakfast also available Sundays. Catering for all functions - we can arrange packages to cater for that next special event to suit most prices and tastes. Bus groups are welcome. Cuisine: Family Restaurant   Payment Options: Cash, EFTPOS, Visa, Ma...

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Locality Pokolbin

Lovedale Smokehouse Gourmet Pantry & Cafe

We produce a large range of smoked and cured fish, meats, cheese and accompaniments on site and also stock a fantastic selection of hand-made local produce, deli items and artworks.   For lunch, create your own share style banquet of salami, smoked sausages, cured meats, terrine, pate, breads, salads and hand made chutneys and relishes and sit back and relax with a glass of estate grown wine and enjoy the best lunch the Hunter Valley has to offer!  Open Thursday to Monday  

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Locality Lovedale
 

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