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Dining Out

From casual to fine dining, the Hunter Valley is ready to serve. The Hunter Valley has world class restaurants, passionate acclaimed chefs, and premium local produce. Start your day with a bubbly breakfast, enjoy a long lunch, or sample the many cuisines: Japanese, Mexican, Italian, French and Mediterranean, Thai, Indian, Modern Australian or Tapas styled dining right through to the familiar alfresco, and casual dining. local bakeries provide good old fashioned service and great coffee in the towns and villages.

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


Best Western Gateway Hotel

The Best Western Hunter Gateway Hotel offers a large selection of attractive spacious guest rooms.
The high star rating ensures a comfortable stay along with excellent facilities.


Guests: 1 - 140 Bathrooms: 62

11 Denton Park Drive, Rutherford


Bistro Molines

Awarded a Sydney Morning Herald Good Guide Chefs Hat in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 , Bistro Molines combines the finest food with relaxed friendly service and European influenced serenity.
Robert creates sophisticated yet rustic French Provincal dishes for his ever-changing menu and continues to amaze with his culinary genious that attracts people from the world over to his li...


OPENING HOURS: Lunch, Thursday - Monday 12:00PM -3:00PM. Dinner, Friday & Saturday 7:00pm - 9:00pm

749 Mount View Road, Mount View


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


Cessnock Leagues Club

Cessnock Leagues Club is one of the largest entertainment venues in the Wine Country offering bars, live entertainment, restaurant, conference facilities, and much much more.


CLUB TRADING HOURS MONDAY 9am – 10pm TUESDAY 9am – 10.30pm WEDNESDAY 9am – 11.30pm THURSDAY 9am – 11.30pm FRIDAY 9am – 12.30am SATURDAY 9am – 12.30am SUNDAY 9am – 10pm ENTICE BISTRO & CAFE TRADING HOURS MONDAY 9am – 8.30pm TUESDAY 9am – 8.30pm WEDNESDAY 9am – 8.30pm THURSDAY 9am – 9pm FRIDAY 9am – 9pm SATURDAY 9am – 9pm SUNDAY 9am – 8.30pm

1 Darwin Street, Cessnock


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


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


Harrigans Irish Pub and Accommodation

Escape to Harrigan's Irish Pub and Accommodation where you will be immersed in the authentic decor and be surrounded by beautiful gardens, vineyards and moutains.


OPENING HOURS: Breakfast- 7.00am to 10.30am Lunch- 12.00pm to 3.00pm Dinner- 6.00pm to 9.30pm Guests: 1 - 150

2090 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


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


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


Leogate Estate Wines

Our opulent cellar door is the perfect place to enjoy that unique taste which only the Hunter Valley and our award winning wines can provide: smooth, rich chardonnays from wide rimmed glasses, crisp and clear semillons of international renown, peppery earth shiraz with a touch of leather and magnificently fruitful verdelho.


OPENING HOURS: Cellar Door: Daily 10:00am -5:00pm Villa Du Pays: Lunch Daily 12:00pm - 3:00pm

1693 Broke Road, Pokolbin

JAMES HALLIDAY rating


Lillino's

Located on the grounds of St Clements Estate, Lillino's offers traditional food with a Sardinian/Mediterranean influence, complimented by award winning estate grown wines.


OPENING HOURS: Thurs - Mons 12:00pm - 3:00pm & 6:00pm - 9.30pm

136 Talga Road, Lovedale


Mercure Resort Hunter Valley Gardens

Situated in the heart of Hunter Valley Wine Country and surrounded by beautifully landscaped gardens, the Mercure Resort Hunter Valley Gardens is ideally located for you to explore our region.


Guests: 1 - 200

2090 Broke Road. Pokolbin


Nightingale Wines

Located in the beautiful hamlet of Broke, Nightingale Wines offers a fantastic cellar door experience, luxury spa villa accommodation and restaurant.


OPENING HOURS: Daily 10:00am - 5:00pm Accommodation Guests: 16

1239 Milbrodale Road, Broke


Oaks Cypress Lakes Resorts

An iconic resort, beautifully renovated to reach new heights. Apartment style travel paired with arguably the best golf course in the region, world class dining and Oak's impeccable service.


Guests: 400 - 450

Corner McDonalds and Thompsons Road, Pokolbin


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


Pedens Hotel

Peden's Hotel is so much more than your average Cessnock Hotel. At Peden’s you and the family can enjoy our fabulous restaurant and for those looking to extend their welcome, we offer some of the best Cessnock accommodation and entertainment around.

196 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


Roche Estate

Located in the heart of Hunter Valley wine country, Roche Estate (formerly known as Tempus Two) is the premier concert venue attracting international and national artists alike. Experience the exceptional fine dining, award winning wines, signature cocktails, local gourmet produce and a sophisticated function room all located in one exclusive venue.


OPENING HOURS: Daily 10:00am - 5:00pm (Closed Good Friday & Christmas Day)

Corner of Broke & McDonalds Roads,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 Table Guesthouse

Quietly located a short drive from the awarded Pokolbin wineries, The Table Guesthouse is perfect for anyone wanting a weekend away and looking for something unique and warming.


Guests : 1 - 6 Bathrooms: 3

3 Water Street, Greta


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 Vintage Chateau Elan

The award winning Chateau Elan at The Vintage Hunter Valley is Australia’s finest luxury golf, spa and conference resort. It is located in the heart of the Hunter Valley and offers luxury hotel style accommodation plus 6 conference and event venues all in the heart of wine country. Offering a luxury escape for up to 200 guests, the resort comprises a spa with 17 treatment rooms, a hair and be...


Guests: 1 - 200

Vintage Drive, Pokolbin


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


Wandin Valley Estate

Picturesque Wandin Valley Estate is situated in Lovedale area of the lower Hunter Valley on the slopes of the Molly Morgan Mountains with views Pokolbin towards the Brokenback range.


OPENING HOURS: Cellar Door : Daily 10:00am - 5:00pm Restaurant: Breakfast & Lunch Wednesday - Sunday 8:00am- 4:00pm

12 Wilderness Road, Rothbury

JAMES HALLIDAY rating


Wine Country Motor Inn

Four Star Rated, 50 room CBD Accommodation Hotel conveniently located in the centre of Cessnock City. Modern contemporary designed, excellent quality accommodation, 5-10 minutes from renowned Hunter Valley Vineyards and Hunter Valley Gardens.


Guests: 100 -110

5 Darwin Street, Cessnock


AL-OI Thai

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

CESSNOCK CHINESE BUFFET RESTAURANT

201 Vincent Street, Cessnock. PH: 02 4990 3888.

Emmas of Lovedale

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

Indian@Hunter

13 Vincent Street, Cessnock. PH: 02 4991 1773.

Lovedale Smokehouse & Majors Lane Cooking School

64 Majors Lane, Lovedale. PH: 02 4930 7832.

Polina's Cafe

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

Royal Oak Restaurant

221 Vincent Street, Cessnock. PH: 02 4991 3700.

Wollombi Tavern

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