Content: Al Fresco and Casual Dining

Al Fresco and Casual Dining

Planning a meal but seeking nothing too formal? These dining options are perfect!

AL-OI Thai

Flavoursome Thai cuisine in the heart of Cessnock.

OPENING Hours: Daily from 11:00am-3:00pm & 5:00pm - 9.30pm

17 Vincent Street, Cessnock

Amanda's On The Edge

Amanda's On The Edge Restaurant was established 15 years ago, offering alfresco dining on the edge of a vineyard.

OPENING HOURS: LUNCH Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday, DINNER 7 Nights

1039 McDonalds Road, Pokolbin

Bistro Vinden & Vinden Estate Wines

Bistro Vinden is located at Vinden Estate Wines within the heart of Pokolbin.

OPENING HOURS: Saturday & Sunday 12:00pm - 3:00pm

17 Gillards Road, Pokolbin

Blaxlands Inn

Looking for a great watering hole in the Hunter Valley? Come to Blaxlands Inn. We are famous for our country hospitality.

OPENING HOURS: Wednesday to Sunday for lunch and dinner

2198 Broke Road, Pokolbin

Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley

Ideally located in the heart of the Hunter Valley, just over two hours north of Sydney, Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley offers premier resort accommodation with a scenic golf course, breathtaking vineyard views and great leisure facilities right on our doorstep.

Guests: 1100

430 Wine Country Drive, Lovedale

Drayton's Family Wines

Drayton's Family Wines is one of the premier wine producing companies in the Hunter Valley with over 150 years of winemaking expertise to produce wines of outstanding quality and standing.

OPENING HOURS: Monday to Friday 8.00am to 5.00pm, Saturday, Sundays and Public Holidays 10.00am - 5.00pm (Drayton's Family Wines) OPENING HOURS: Monday to Friday 9.00am to 4.00pm, Weekends 8.00am to 4.00pm. (Log Press Cafe)

555 Oakey Creek Road, Pokolbin


East Cessnock Bowling club

Set in the historic mining and vineyard region of Hunter Valley, East Cessnock Bowling Club is the Club of Community Choice and one of the premier sporting clubs in NSW.

Neath Street, Cessnock

Estate Tuscany

Estate Tuscany is a small hotel located at the foothills of the Brokenback ranges, offering Hunter Valley holiday accommodation in Pokolbin. Only two hours drive from Sydney, the resort is set amongst 26 acres of beautiful Hunter Valley countryside and is at the heart of Australia’s premium wine country.

Guests: 1 - 131

28 Mistletoe Lane, Pokolbin

Goldfish Bar & Kitchen

Goldfish Hunter Valley Bar & Kitchen is an exciting venue located on one of the Hunter’s most iconic wineries “Roche Estate”. The venue blends the glamour and sophistication of a Sydney cocktail lounge, infuses it with the hunter’s natural beauty and delivers an indulgence of the senses you will find hard to resist.

OPENING HOURS: Friday to Thursday 12am - 12pm

2144 Broke Road, Pokolbin

Hermitage Lodge

Hermitage Lodge is a boutique accommodation property set on 25 acres surrounded by vineyard and bushland. Il Cacciatore is an award winning restaurant of Italian Cuisine.

RESTAURANT OPENING HOURS: 7 days from 6.00pm

609 McDonalds Road, Pokolbin

Hunter Valley Gardens Shopping Village

Hunter Valley Gardens Shopping Village features a variety of boutique specialty shops, restaurants and cafes, General Store, Chemist plus many attractions such as Aqua Golf, a pristine wedding chapel and so much more.

2090 Broke Road, Pokolbin

Hunter Valley Resort

Located in the very heart of the Hunter Valley Wine Country, the Hunter Valley Resort is an easy 2 hours motorway drive north of Sydney. Alternatively, come by train and we will pick you up from the local Singleton railway station.We are not one of those 'big' international chain resorts, rather a family owned and operated country inn or lodge with 35 rooms and cottages, nestled within our own ...

Hermitage Road & Mistletoe Lane, Pokolbin

Hunters Quarter

Hunters Quarter is a relaxed and elegant dining destination, located in the Cockfighters Ghost Vineyard, in the heart of the picturesque Hunter Valley.

Open: Lunch Thursday - Sunday 12pm - 3.30pm, Dinner Thursday - Monday 6pm - late (except Sunday)

576 De Beyers Road, Pokolbin

Nanna Kerr's Kitchen

Nanna Kerr's Kitchen is your home away from home in the Hunter Valley. Serving delicious organic home-style food with recipes that have been passed down the Kerr family line for generations.

OPENING HOURS: Thursday - Monday 8:00am - 9:00pm

Corner of McDonalds Road & Pokolbin Mountain Road

Oishii Japanese & Thai Restaurant

JAPANESE & THAI CUISINE. Serving locals and tourists for more than a decade.

OPENING HOURS: Daily 11.30AM - 3:00 PM & 5:00 PM - 9:00PM

Corner of Broke Road & Mcdonalds Road, Pokolbin

Peter Drayton Wines

Peter Drayton Wines located at Ironbark Hill Vineyard is a stylish vineyard located in the heart of Hunter Valley.

OPENING HOURS: Monday to Saturday 10.00am - 5.00pm Sunday 11.00am - 4.00pm

694 Hermitage Road, Pokolbin


Peterson House

Peterson House was born from the vision of Ian Peterson, who, in his early years felt it necessary to celebrate each grand child's birth with a special wine. Our cellar door offers an unforgettable experience, with our bubbly staff there to help you choose your favourite sparkling wine.

OPENING HOURS: CELLAR DOOR, Daily, 9:00am- 5:00pm (Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day & New Years Day). RESTAURANT CUVEE: Daily, 8:30am - 11am breakfast, 12:00pm - 3:00pm lunch. OYSTER BAR: Weekends from 10:00am

Corner of Broke Road & Wine Country Drive

Pokolbin Picnic Company

Pokolbin Picnic Co. provide perfectly wonderful picnics whereby we serve simply delicious food for hungry and sophisticated adventurers. We cater for couple, friends, families and special group celebrations.

OPENING HOURS: Thursday - Sunday

Polina's Cafe

Polina's Cafe and Restaurant is the creation of Hunter Valley Russian emigrant and maitre'd Polina Karuso and her husband, Australian designer Ilmar Karuso. We aim, with local Hunter chef Sophie, to bring of the taste and feel of Europe to the heart of Cessnock.

OPENING HOURS: Breakfast & Lunch 7:00am-3:00pm weekdays 8;00am-3:00pm weekends Dinner 6:00pm-10:00pm Friday and Saturday evenings

49 Vincent Street, Cessnock

Pop Up @ Harkham

Enjoy a taste of whats to come at the Pop Up Restaurant @ Harkhams. Sit back and relax and enjoy some exciting Latino street food, live music and be mesmerized by the amazing views and sunsets!

OPENING HOURS: 12:00pm - 4:00pm Saturday & Sunday, Friday & Saturday 5:30pm - late

266 De Beyers Road, Pokolbin

Potters Hotel Brewery Resort

Potters Hotel Brewery Resort is set in the Wine Country offering a unique Hunter Valley experience. Having accommodation, bar with state of the art TAB and gaming facilities, large brasserie, beer garden and lounge bar as well as a Function Centre. All set on 11 acres of spacious grounds.

Guests: 1 - 200

Wine Country Drive, Nulkaba


Sabor in the Hunter is a dessert bar, we specialise in individual desserts, pastries, ice creams and all things sweet. We also pair all of our desserts with local wines, dessert wines, ports etc.

OPENING HOURS: Thursday & Friday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm, Saturday 10:00 am - 9:30 pm Sunday & Monday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

2342 Broke Road, Pokolbin

The Deck Cafe Lovedale

The Deck Cafe Lovedale located at Gartelmann Wines is a stylish restaurant-style cafe open 7 days for breakfast and lunch. The cafe is set amongst young forest bushland, overlooking a picturesque dam providing a calm, relaxing atmosphere.

OPENING HOURS: Monday - Friday 08:30am - 3:30pm, Saturday & Sunday 08:00am - 3:30pm

701 Lovedale Road, Lovedale

The Hunter Valley Coffee Roaster

The Hunter Valley Coffee Roaster offers a Cellar Door coffee experience specialising in coffee tastings onsite at the Roastery Door. The Roastery is open to the Public on Weekends. Come in
and meet the Roaster for an educational coffee experience or just sit back and relax with a Freshly roasted cup of Coffee made your favourite way!

OPENING HOURS: Saturday & Sunday 10:00am - 5:00pm (weekdays by appointment)

Worthingtons Vineyard, 409 Palmers Lane, Pokolbin

The Verandah Restaurant

We are an Australian Tapas restaurant offering a distinctive and diverse country style menu with inspiration from around the world.

OPENING HOURS:Dinner 6-9 pm Thursday - Sunday . Lunch , Daily 12 -3 pm

151 Palmers Lane, Pokolbin

Cafe Enzo

Corner of Broke & Ekerts Road, Pokolbin. PH: 02 4998 7233.

Emmas of Lovedale

438 Wilderness Road, Rothbury. PH: 02 4998 7333.

Two Fat Blokes Cafe & Deli

1616 Broke Road, Pokolbin. PH: 02 4998 6699.

Wollombi Tavern

2994 Great North Road, Wollombi. PH: 02 4998 3261.