Casual Dining & Alfresco Cafes

For relaxed casual dining and a spot for a great coffee or light snack, our cafes are the perfect spot to relax and unwind.

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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

Restaurant Botanica

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

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Locality Pokolbin/rothbury

Elizabeth's Restaurant

Elizabeth's offers quality, regional cuisine expertly matched with Mount Pleasant Wines in a relaxed setting.   Elizabeth's restaurant is an absolute delight, boasting an inviting menu and the wonderful Mt. Pleasant wines.   Mount Pleasant was named Hunter Valley Cellar Door of the Year 2008.   Elizabeth's was named as a finalist in the 2008 Hunter Valley Restaurant and Catering Awards.    

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Locality Pokolbin

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

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

Muse Kitchen

  Located at Keith Tulloch Winery, this European inspired bistro is the little sister to Muse Restaurant at Hungerford Hill Wines. Inspired by seasonal produce and quality controlled cooking, Muse Kitchen offers an award-winning casual dining experience for you to enjoy, relax and share.  

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Locality Pokolbin

Sabor in the Hunter - Lovedale

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

Elements

Showcasing cuisine de terrior

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Locality Pokolbin

Australia Hotel

Come & experience the friendly hospitality the Australia Hotel has to offer. Situated in the town of Cessnock, the gateway to the Hunter Valley vineyards & surrounded by a number of quality golf courses, the Aussie offers the perfect affordable alternative for your next Hunter Valley stay. Comfortable pub style accommodation, welcoming bars, a great tab, undercover outdoor area & the award winning Aussie bistro awaits you at the Aussie. Let us arrange your next Hunter Valley getaway ...

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Locality Cessnock & districts

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Matilda Bay Brewhouse & Dining

Pokolbin’s first and only boutique brewhouse. This is where the amazing Bluetongue Brewery story began back in 2001. Now known as the Matilda Bay Brewhouse  Hunter Valley, only a glass wall separates you from the original brewhouse. Winemakers often say “It takes a lot of beer to make a quality wine…” So what better way to finish a hard day of wine tasting in the Hunter Valley Wine Country than with a cleansing beer… Experience the unique Beer Tasting Paddle with a...

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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

Bistro Molines

Locality Mount view

The Lovedale

The Lovedale is our popular and versatile dining space with wide appeal. It’s a bar. A restaurant. And it has the Lovedale Brewery and Distillery right next door. It’s a place where tantalising meals are made, where the drinks run cold and where conversations just flow.   Located on the ground floor and enjoying beautiful resort views, just stepping into The Lovedale will put a smile on your face. Relax on our outdoor deck or on the comfy chairs indoors and enjoy our friendly se...

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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

Leaves & Fishes

Leaves & Fishes' approach is fresh, smart and simple. Extensive seasonal menu, the freshest fish & handcut chips, buckets of prawns, freshly shucked oysters,antipasti to smooth rich coffee. Relaxed, stylish boathouse dining with attention to detail. Leaves & Fishes - a balance of what's good!

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Locality Lovedale

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

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

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

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

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

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.   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.

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Locality Pokolbin

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

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 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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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

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