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Dine in Hunter

The Hunter Valley has a huge selection of dining options to tempt your tastebuds. Enjoy some of the best fine-dining restaurants and cafês in Australia and taste the local produce, or, enjoy the delights of our large range of catering options.

Hunter Valley Stays offer  in-house chefs for special dinner parites or luncheons.  We can organise home delivered meals and platters,  gourmet BBQ platters, or choose from our tapas or cocktail menus. We can organise a full range of casual and fine dining experiences, High Teas with freshly cut sandwiches and beautifully baked delights and we can take care of that special occasion cake.  Trend-setting cuisine and expert service for events and dinner parties of all sizes and themes.  Venue research and selection is also part of our all service.  Call our Concierge office on 0422 019 923 for details  or  CLICK HERE  for bookings


Hunter Concierge

Hunter Valley Stays, through our concierge service, can offer any catering needs you may want. We offer a selection of the best chefs and caterers the Hunter Vally has to offer. In-house chefs for dinner parities or luncheons, home delivered meals and platters, gourmet BBQ platters, or choose from our tapas or cocktail menus. We can organise a full range of casual and fine dining experiences, High Teas with freshly cut sandwiches and beautifully baked delights, gourmet picnic packs and we can even take care of that special occasion cake. Trend-setting cuisine and expert service for events and dinner parties of all sizes and themes. Venue research and selection is also part of our all service. Call our Concierge office on 0422 019 923 for details and bookings.   |   Phone: 0422 019 923   |   Email:   list-email-icon.jpg


Circa 1876

Set in one of Australia's prime wine regions, Circa 1876 is the perfect choice when seeking out the best that the Hunter Valley has to offer in fine food and wine.   |   Phone: +61 2 4998 7330   |   Email:   list-email-icon.jpg


And the Winner is Oscars Cafe !

And the winner is Oscars, is a family run cafe located within the Hunter Valley Gardens Village. We serve honest food in a causal environment. We have a delicious breakfast menu, morning tea, gourmet lunch options and Glee coffee, all available to dine in or takeaway. Want to go to your favourite lookout, why not try our picnic hampers. We welcome families and large groups.   |   Phone: +61 2 4998 7355   |   Email:   list-email-icon.jpg


Bistro Vinden

Enjoy an alfresco lunch on the terrace overlooking the vineyard. The menu is an eclectic compilation of foods with special emphasis placed on fresh seasonal produce, local seafood and aged hunter beef.


Blaxlands Inn

Blaxlands serves wholesome and hearty, well priced food. Try the deep dish pies or Certified Angus Steaks.Dine outside under the stars or by the open fire pit out the front of the venue.   |   Phone: +61 2 4998 7550   |   Email:   list-email-icon.jpg


Café Enzo

Unwind and let the world drift away at the sacred oasis in the heart of the Hunter Valley known to locals as Enzo. Praised for its unique ambience with Tuscan inspired buildings and world famous alfresco dining, Enzo is a must do when visiting the Hunter Valley. Ferast on Italian delicacies and sip Di Lorenzo coffee around their famous fountain. With their antique open fireplace makiig you warm in winter and total air-conditioned comfort for those hot summer day. Open for breakfast and lunch only.

Drayton's Log Press Cafe

Drayton's Log Press Cafe at Drayton's Family Wines offers morning and afternoon tea, lunch and a range of handmade gifts and produce.   |   Phone: + 61 2 4998 7513   |   Email:   list-email-icon.jpg


Eighty Eight

Eighty Eight is a restaurant for lovers. Those passionate about sustainability and fresh food will be enraptured with this experience. Ethically sourced ingredients with minimal environmental impact and blended perfectly with a focus on non –allergenic comfort food.


Esca Bimbadgen

Esca Bimbadgen is situated high on a hill in the heart of Hunter Valley Wine Country. Dedicated to the art of food & wine matching, Esca’s modern Australian cuisine, fresh local and home grown produce and spectacular views make for a truly memorable dining experience.   |   Phone: +61 2 4998 4666   |   Email:   list-email-icon.jpg


EXP. Restaurant

The EXP team source fresh local produce as much as possible with quality always being the key. Food is the heart of the EXP Restaurant and the dishes created express their love of food and complete the dining experience.   |   Phone: +61 2 4998 7264   |   Email:   list-email-icon.jpg


Goldfish Bar & Kitchen

Goldfish offers an international food menu ranging from bite-size nibbles to snack on while you enjoy a glass of wine, through to graze and filling size portions if you are after a more substantial meal. The menu is designed to share so you can order an array of different dishes that will be delivered progressively and served in the middle of the table for everyone to enjoy.   |   Phone: +61 2 4998 7688   |   Email:   list-email-icon.jpg


Harrigans Irish Pub

Order from the a-la-carte Irish/Australian menu or enjoy your choice of succulent meat cooked by our chefs on the char-grill Daily chalkboard specials go quickly, with the Beef and Guinness Pie, wood-fired pizzas and tender, char-grilled steaks heading the list.   |   Phone: 1800 800 522   |   Email:   list-email-icon.jpg


Hunter's Quarter

Hunter’s Quarter is known for it’s high quality, fresh local produce as well as a passion and imagination to deliver a balance of pure flavours and textures to every dish. Elegant, honest food that let you experience new, inspired dishes.   |   Phone: +61 2 4998 7776   |   Email:   list-email-icon.jpg


Il Cacciatore

Il Cacciatore has long been a favourite with visitors and locals alike. The ambience is relaxed and casual and the service is professional and friendly.   |   Phone: +61 2 4998 7639   |   Email:   list-email-icon.jpg



Muse prides itself in providing superior contemporary Australian cuisine and professional and friendly service in a world class setting.  At Muse, it's not about dinner - it's about dining.   |   Phone: +61 2 4998 6777   |   Email:   list-email-icon.jpg


Muse Kitchen

Muse Kitchen Is located at Keith Tullochs winery and boasts a more personal approach to food, wine and service delivering European inspired food that is season and produce driven.   |   Phone: +61 2 49 987899   |   Email:   list-email-icon.jpg


Nanna Kerr's Kitchen

Nanna Kerr’s is a ‘mostly organic’ food and wine experience delivering wholesome, affordable and homemade deliciousness.



Nine is a unique, intimate and luxurious dining experience. The private dining space is surrounded by earthy, rich and warm sandstone and wood surfaces providing an inviting dining experience.   |   Phone: +61 2 4998 7022   |   Email:   list-email-icon.jpg



Located at the Tempus Two winery, it has become a favourite for locals and visitors alike. Whether dining inside the minimalist Asian themed dining hall or on the outside undercover terrace, Oishii has become a “must dining experience”. The fast take away options are delicious.   |   Phone: +61 2 4998 7051   |   Email:   list-email-icon.jpg


Peter Drayton Microbrewery & Dining

Come along to sample award winning wines, premium craft beers and delicious food.   |   Phone: 61 2 4964 4028   |   Email:   list-email-icon.jpg


Restaurant Botanica

Nestled amidst the vineyards, Restaurant Botanica at Spicers Vineyards Estate is well-known for its delicious food, extensive wine list and superb service, making it a huge Hunter Valley drawcard in its own right.  Charming, regional and rustic, Restaurant Botanica specialises in modern Australian cuisine, expertly produced by chef Mark Stapleton   |   Phone: 1300 192 868   |   Email:   list-email-icon.jpg


Restaurant Cuvee

Restaurant Cuvee is located within the beautiful sandstone building of Peterson House featuring beautiful exposed aged timber beams and iron work throughout. A breakfast specialty at Restaurant Cuvee is their Bubbly Breakfast. So why not start your day with a superbly cooked breakfast, chocolates and Sparkling Peterson House Wines. 


Sabor in the Hunter Dessert Bar

Sabor has 50 different desserts, each one created individually as nothing is served by the slice. Indulge in multi-award winning Portuguese Chocolate Mousse, decadent cakes, pastries, hand-made chocolates, Portuguese tarts and gourmet ice-cream. Gluten free also available.   |   Phone: 1300 958 850   |   Email:   list-email-icon.jpg


The Cellar Restaurant

Centrally located in the heart of Pokolbin, just a short stroll from the world class Hunter Valley Gardens, and within easy access to wineries and golf clubs, The Cellar Restaurant promises European Influenced Modern Australian cuisine in elegant yet relaxed surroundings.   |   Phone: +61 2 4998 7584   |   Email:   list-email-icon.jpg


The Little Red Pantry

Country dining in the vines...We aim to keep things simple and deliver food and wine experience that is honest, flavoursome and authentic in a relaxed setting.   |   Phone: +61 2 6574 7292   |   Email:   list-email-icon.jpg


The Verandah Restaurant

Located on the award winning Calais Estate and situated in the heart of wine country, The Verandah Restaurant has something for everyone. Sweeping views over the vineyards, Brokenback range and manicured Estate. With all weather dining on the Verandah or inside by the fire place on those cold winter nights,. A modern Tapas style menu showcasing the best local produce ensures your time at The Verandah Restaurant will be one to remember.   |   Phone: +61 2 4998 7231   |   Email:   list-email-icon.jpg


Twine Restaurant

Overlooking the picturesque vineyards, Twine spills out onto a rose-trimmed courtyard fit for lunch in the sunshine, or evening cocktails under the stars. This stunning location ensures Twine Restaurant at Wynwood Estate will make a special occasion destination for visitors and locals alike.   |   Phone: +61 2 4998 7449   |   Email:   list-email-icon.jpg


Two Fat Blokes Gourmet Kitchen

Lunch is nice and casual – a menu offering many choices of snacks or more formal dishes at very reasonable prices. Two Fat Blokes’ European style menu offers up the likes of prosciutto wrapped chicken and leek terrine, as well as a selection of tasting plates and themed lunches.   |   Phone: +61 2 4998 6699   |   Email:   list-email-icon.jpg


Margan Restaurant

Margan Restaurant (Best Restaurant, Tourism NSW and Hunter) is located in the peaceful rural village of Broke, where diners are provided with a unique and complete food and wine experience. Enjoy a relaxed, stylish breakfast, lunch or dinner in the award winning Margan Restaurant, with a focus on simple Mediterranean inspired cuisine. Much of the food is sourced locally from the one acre Margan Kitchen Garden.   |   Phone: +61 2 6579 1372   |   Email:   list-email-icon.jpg


Mount Broke Restaurant & Bar

Mount Broke Restaurant & Bar offers stunning views from the cellar door, accompanied by delicious blackboard lunch menu options. Enjoy the beauty of the Brokenback Ranges whilst relaxing with a drink from our European beer list, a Gin and Tonic or a Vodka. Open from noon until 3pm on Saturday and Sunday.


Myrtle House Cafe, Bar and Books

Myrtle House Wollombi focuses on friendly, prompt service with fresh, healthy and tasty food so you can experience our country hospitality while you relax to the sound of great music.   |   Phone: +61 2 4998 3220   |   Email:   list-email-icon.jpg



Nightingales at Broke has an exciting menu that fuses flavours from around the world for you to enjoy. Come and enjoy the combination of tasty food and award winning trophy wines at one of the prettiest vineyards in the Hunter.   |   Phone: 61 2 65791499   |   Email:   list-email-icon.jpg


Singleton - Worn out Wares

Dine in the rustic European inspired courtyard.  There is a fabulous selection of goodies to tempt your palate for breakfast of lunch. There is also a delicious selection of morning and afternoon tea or High Teas are available using all their handmade specialties.   |   Phone: +61 2 6572 1866   |   Email:   list-email-icon.jpg


Wollombi - Cafe Wollombi

Choose a sunny spot on the elevated balcony or an inside table surrounded by the artwork of local artists. Enjoy the relaxed atmosphere and super friendly staff.   |   Phone: +61 2 4998 3220   |   Email:   list-email-icon.jpg


Wollombi - Panino Deli

The best coffee in the district; luscious fresh cakes, pastries and biscuits; freshly baked organic sourdough breads; gourmet sausages, salami, prosciutto etc; smoked salmon; cheeses; meat pies; gourmet frozen meals; home made soup of the day eat in or take away; and many other delicacies.

Wollombi Tavern

Situated in the historic village of Wollombi, on the convict built Great North Road, the Tavern remains a favoured spot for travellers to and from the tourist destinations in the Hunter Valley's wine districts, and is especially popular with those wishing to take the Sunday bike ride or drive into the country around Sydney.   |   Phone: +61 2 4998 3261   |   Email:   list-email-icon.jpg


Amanda's on the Edge - Pokolbin

Magnificent Views from every table. The restaurant is located on a hill overlooking our picturesque vineyard and surrounding country land.  Dine Alfresco in the warmer months or in winter get cosy by the fire. Fully licensed or BYO, with a selection of the best wines the Hunter has to offer.   |   Phone: +61 2 4998 7900   |   Email:   list-email-icon.jpg



Multi-award winning Owner/Head Chef Emerson Rodriguez and his wife Samantha have given the restaurant a new lease of life, making it easy to relax and enjoy your dining experience. Emerson has a passion for flavour and this is strongly demonstrated throughout his seasonal menu. Emerson has extreme gratitude for being able to do what he loves and is highly committed to producing consistently delicious food. Emerson showcases some of the Hunter Valley's finest local products.   |   Phone: +612 49307029   |   Email:   list-email-icon.jpg


Leaves and Fishes

Leaves & Fishes has been open for 6 years and have a group of regulars both locally and from a distance. Serving a variety of seafood dishes as well as catering for non-seafood lovers the restaurant aims to keep things fresh, smart and simple.   |   Phone: +61 2 4930 7400   |   Email:   list-email-icon.jpg


Lovedale Smokehouse & Cafe

The smokehouse menu features platters to share and individual dishes showcasing their smokehouse produce.   |   Phone: + 61 2 49307832   |   Email:   list-email-icon.jpg


Majors Lane

Majors Lane Restaurant takes the term “regional cuisine” to a new level. Their dedicated team of chefs are passionate about sourcing the finest local produce to create innovative dishes with inspired flavours, integrity and flair in presentation.   |   Phone: +61 2 4930 7832   |   Email:   list-email-icon.jpg


Ridgeview Restaurant

RidgeView Restaurant utilizes fresh seasonal produce from the on-site kitchen garden and local growers to produce our signature Meze, a Mediterranean and Middle Eastern inspired feast comprising up to 15 dishes over 4 courses. Both visitors and locals can enjoy a slow grazing feast alfresco or by the fireplace whilst overlooking our picturesque vineyards.   |   Phone: +61 2 6574 7332   |   Email:   list-email-icon.jpg


Royal Federal Hotel

The Royal Federal offers the perfect place to have a few beers and catch up with friends over a meal at the award winning Swill n Grill.   |   Phone: + 61 2 49381335   |   Email:   list-email-icon.jpg


Sabor in the Hunter Dessert Bar

Sabor has 50 different desserts, each one created individually as nothing is served by the slice. Indulge in multi-award winning Portuguese Chocolate Mousse, decadent cakes, pastries, hand-made chocolates, Portuguese tarts and gourmet ice-cream. Gluten free also available.   |   Phone: 1300 958 850   |   Email:   list-email-icon.jpg


Tatler Tapas Cafe

Enjoy delectable Mediterranean Tapas at the Tatler Café, or quench your thirst with draught beer whilst you take in the ambience of the surrounds.   |   Phone: +61 2 4930 9139   |   Email:   list-email-icon.jpg


The Brickworks Brasserie

The Brickworks Brasserie is famous for great food, great beer, and a great atmosphere. With both indoor and outdoor dining areas, a Lounge Bar with a roaring winter-warming fire, and a range of delicious menu options.   |   Phone: +61 2 4991 7922   |   Email:   list-email-icon.jpg


The Deck Cafe

The cafe provides a diverse and delightful menu complimented by Gartelmann wines and a generous range of beverages and Piazza D'oro coffee.   |   Phone: +61 2 4930 ­ 9007   |   Email:   list-email-icon.jpg


Wandin Wine Bar and Diner

The Wandin Wine Bar & Diner is open for lunch daily from 12pm, and dinner Thursday, Friday & Saturday evenings offering a delectable array of ‘divvy dishes’, a share plate style of dining, the menu offers both local favourites & American influenced cuisine.   |   Phone: +61 2 4930 9888   |   Email:   list-email-icon.jpg


Bistro Molines

As young Pioneers, Robert and Sally Molines arrived in the Hunter in 1973. Bistro Molines is testament to their dedication to providing the best "experience" in the region as they continue to offer outstanding French cuisine.   |   Phone: +61 2 4990 9553   |   Email:   list-email-icon.jpg


Royal Oak Hotel 221 Restaurant & Bar

221 RESTAURANT & BAR, the Hotel’s multi-award winning restaurant, offers one of the best dining experiences in the Hunter Valley. Only the highest quality and freshest ingredients are used, with locally sourced produce a priority. We also offer Complimentary Bus Transfers with Restaurant Reservations. The Hotel's Mercedes Benz air-conditioned bus can accommodate up to 11 guests at one time. Please call in advance for bookings - (02) 4991 3700