Content: Al Fresco and Casual Dining

Al Fresco and Casual Dining

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

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


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: Daily, 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

JAMES HALLIDAY rating


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


James Estate

James Estate Wines are built on a foundation of quality, experience, and a sense of “place” that encapsulates the lifestyle and creative spirit of the Hunter Valley.


OPENING HOURS: Cellar Door: Sun 10:00am - 4:00pm, Mon -Sat 10:00am - 5:00pm. Bistro: Fri & Sat 10:00am - Late Sun 10:00am - 4:00pm

1142 - 1210 Hermitage Road, Pokolbin

JAMES HALLIDAY rating


Leaves and Fishes

With an ethos of fresh, smart and simple Leaves & Fishes has offered a unique dining alternative in the Hunter Valley since 2004. Fresh seafood with an Asian twist alongside must-try picks for the meat eaters make it the perfect choice for lunch or dinner in the valley.


OPENING HOURS: Lunch , Wed -Sun 12:00pm - 3:00pm. Dinner, Fri & Sat 6:00pm - 8:30pm

737 Lovedale Road, Lovedale


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 - 5:00pm

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

JAMES HALLIDAY rating


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


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


SABOR DESSERT BAR

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 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


The Vines Restaurant @ Hollydene

Vines Restaurant is more than just a place to eat.The Vines dedicated friendly staff present a modern dynamic edge to the dining experience – an inviting environment with a relaxed atmosphere, a delicious seasonal menu, great wine, craft beer and one cracker of a view, this is a dining destination to be shared & enjoyed with family and friends.


OPENING HOURS: Lunch: Daily 11:30am - 3:00pm. Breakfast : Sat & Sun 9:00am - 11:00am . Dinner: Fri & Sat 6:00pm - 9:00pm

3483 Golden Highway, Jerrys Plains


Two Fat Blokes Kitchen

Two Fat Blokes Kitchen is perfect for a casual breakfast or lunch serving an amazing fresh range of local, Australian and International gourmet food.


Kitchen : Open 7 days Mon to Fri – 10:00am to 4:30pm Sat & Sun – 9:00am to 5:00pm Fri & Sat Nights – 6:00pm to 9:00pm.

1616 Broke Road, Pokolbin


AL-OI Thai

17 Vincent Street, Cessnock. PH: 02 4990 8666.

Casuarina Restaurant & Cafe

1023 Hermitage Road, Pokolbin. PH: 02 4998 730.

East Cessnock Bowling Club

Cnr Neath and Victoria Street, Cessnock. PH: 02 4990 1444.

Emmas of Lovedale

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

Epicure Cafe

426 McDonalds Road, Pokolbin. PH: 02 4998 6665.

Epoche Lounge Bar

The Kirkton Park, 336 Oakey Creek Road, Pokolbin. PH: 02 4998 7680.

KFC Cessnock

226/228 Wollombi Road, Cessnock. PH: 02 4990 5835.

Polina's Cafe

49 Vincent Street, Cessnock. PH: 0481 041 081.

The Little Red Pantry

479 Hermitage Road, Pokolbin. PH: 02 6574 7292.

Wollombi Tavern

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