Restaurants With Vegetarian Options

No longer does being "vego" mean you are offered a bowl of steamed veg or a stir fry. In the Hunter Valley, we have a selection of restaurants offering vegetarians a choice of dishes. There is so much yummy local produce, why wouldn't we do vego really well! May we suggest you call the restaurant or cafe you have chosen to confirm if you are lacto ovo or vegan, or if you have any other dietary requirements.

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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

The Verandah Restaurant

In 2015 The Verandah Restaurant will also be hosting Paella Classes, dates and more information can be found our our website.

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Locality Pokolbin/rothbury

Twine Restaurant

Twine Restaurant at Wynwood Estate is the ultimate for those who enjoy modern Australian food with a twist. Enjoy our signature half dozen oysters done six different ways or for something sweet, try our Rocky road parfait. 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. In 2015 Twine is also hosting Trout, Salmon and Chocolate classes, see our website for more...

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Locality Pokolbin

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 Molines

Locality Mount view

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

Redsalt Restaurant

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

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

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

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

Elements

Showcasing cuisine de terrior

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Locality Pokolbin

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

San Martino Bites, Pizza & Pasta

San Martino (St Martin) is the patron Saint of Churchgoers, Innkeepers, Vignerons, Winemakers, and the protector of all drinkers. An authentic Italian dish always starts with the best flour, garden fresh tomatoes, and the best quality local produce. Then of course matched to a great wine. Sounds simple … We make all our own pasta and sauces from scratch, in the traditional Italian way. Come in and enjoy our Bites, Pizza and Pasta. So a visit to Wine Country is not complete without a visit to S...

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Locality Pokolbin/rothbury

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 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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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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