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Delicious Dining in Delights

Picture yourself relaxed and of good cheer, living the Hunter Valley good life to the full in accommodation that feels both like an escape as well as a home away from home. You wouldn’t want to leave, right? Sometimes the best way to unwind is spending time with your significant other, family or friends in the privacy of your own abode. Whether it’s basking in the sunshine around the pool or curling up by the fire and admiring the sweeping sunset views your vista boasts, sometimes you just want to dine in and save yourself the fuss of the leave. We’ve helped narrow down our top picks for tasty takeaways for both snacking and dining.

Sometimes it’s the simple things in life, like fresh sourdough dabbed in some of the finest olive oils and dukkha that hit that guilty afternoon craving. Pukara Estate’s extra virgin olive oils are made from the finest olives, sustainably grown at their grove located in the Hunter Valley. The olives are mechanically harvested at their best and pressed immediately to create fresh, flavoursome and well-balanced oils. From traditional olive oils to tempting truffle or chilli oils, Pukara’s produce is the perfect afternoon snack to pair with a cheeky glass of vino this Summer.

Another contester for the best Spring afternoon snack could be the dairy delights found at the Hunter Belle Cheese Room. The milk is sourced locally from Swiss cows in the Upper Hunter which is considered excellent for the production of artesian cheese. Indulge in creamy bries, flavoursome fetas or bold cheddars as well as their Ash Triple Cream Brie which recently won the best Cream of the Australian DIAA awards.

Mercedes and Pierre from Stay n’ Sip host fun, educational and interactive wine tasting experiences in the privacy of your Hunter Valley accommodation, home or office. They look after everything from glassware to table décor, all you have to do is stay n’ sip!

Simple but delicious, Bimbadgen woodfire pizzeria is a go-to takeaway favourite for many Pokolbin locals. Choose from a range of freshly made pizzas to take back to your accommodation paired with your new favourite Hunter Valley drops you discovered earlier in the day.

Bimbadgen Pizzeria

Hard to pronounce, but easy to eat, Oishii located at Roche Estate has become a favourite for both locals and visitors to take away given they are open for both lunch and dinner seven days a week. Choose from fresh sashimi paired with a zesty local Semillon to consume by your pool in the sunshine or opt in for a few traditional Thai dishes such as Pad Thai or a spicey curry.

Got a sweet tooth? Look no further than Sabor dessert bar. Choose from over fifty delectable delights to tickle to your tastebuds for a sweet treat at the end of your evening. From their dramatic flamed chocolate caramel brownie topped with green apple royal, to their multi-award-winning Portuguese Chocolate Mousse, you are guaranteed to be watering at the mouth whilst deciding which creation to indulge in! Oh, and they pair perfectly with many of the dessert wines that can found in the area. 


Located in the picturesque grounds of Briar Ridge, Osteria Café offer all things Italian with their seasonal menu. Handmade pastas, homemade style lasagnes and of course Italian inspired Pizzas as well as light and fresh salads and soups, Osteria is sure to fill your belly to the brim with their delicious offerings perfect to eat in or takeaway.


Gourmet Chicken Snitty or Turkey Wraps, cured meats and cheese boards, and more than thirty flavours of gelato can be found in the Hunter Valley Smelly Cheese shop at Roche Estate. A favourite takeaway option for many locals, the Hunter Valley Smelly Cheese shop invites you to step into a world of gourmet produce to be enjoyed on the greens of Roche Estate or back in your accommodation.


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