Hunter Valley Restaurants and Cafes
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. The Wollombi Tavern as it is today, sits on the site of an earlier public house, originally built around the time of early European settlement during the 1840s. Known then as the Wollombi Wine Saloon, it remained a popular stopping point for travellers up until it was destroyed by fire in 1959. That event was a major turning point in the history of the tavern and for Wollombi itself. But, more of that in the section devoted to the illustrious Dr. Jurd.
Leaves and Fishes
Leaves & Fishes is the unique dining alternative and one of the finest restaurants in the Hunter Valley. With our proven fresh, smart and simple approach .... stylish, inside/outside, relaxed surroundings and seriously fabulous food. Leaves and Fishes....a balance of what's good.
Cafe Wollombi is a lovely spot to gather with friends or family and has hosted a number of Functions from Birthdays to intimate weddings. We also offer catering services for your Big Day at the venue of your choice and have worked with many local wineries and guest houses on weddings and special events. We can create personalised menus to suit you and provide all the help you need to plan your special day whether large or small.
Motty's Farm Cuisine
Full Service multi-course meal in your accommodation! We cook, serve and clean up in your Self Contained Accommodation. Our waiter / waitress ensures glasses are topped up and the courses are served graciously, before leaving you to enjoy a final coffee. Self-service meals at your convenience Whether it's a late night supper of soup and fresh bread or a full 3-course meal, we prepare and deliver it, ready to serve. It's the perfect conclusion to a beautiful day's wine-tasting in our fantastic region. Motty's Farm Cuisine is a catering concept as fresh as our garden ingredients, with our country menus designed around the very best local seasonal produce. Every one of Melissa O'Toole’s menus promises excellence in in-home catering, prepared and served with true country hospitality. Where ever possible you'll enjoy seasonal vegetables and herbs picked fresh from her enormous kitchen garden Meat including beef, lamb and chickens selected from local suppliers and top quality condiments including oils and chutney’s from our local suppliers We grow it, cook it and serve it with flair
Hidden in the tranquil nook of Mount View at Tallavera Grove, Bistro Molines is privately owned by Robert and Sally Molines. It has been lovingly created to offer travellers and followers of legendary chef, Robert Molines a destination of beautiful views, wonderful food and friendly, professional staff. To sample the magic of the experience, diners can lunch in the alfresco wisteria covered courtyard or dine on the terrace for open air mountain views. For an evening experience, enjoy candlelit dinners in the moonlight. The jewel in the crown of this restaurant is it’s ability to allow a romantic rendezvous for two, accommodate larger groups for special occasions, or transform for the perfect wedding venue. Open for lunch Thursday to Monday and dinner Friday and Saturday. September 2010, 2011, 2012 - Bistro Molines awarded a Chefs Hat - SMH Good Good Guide October - Robert Molines - JK Walker Culinary Hall of Fame
Briar Grillade at Briar Ridge Vineyard offers a light & casual alternative to lunch time dining in the Hunter Valley. A venue for all visitors and a locals retreat. In a relaxed courtyard environment, enjoy a coffee or Briar Ridge wine, amongst our lovely gardens, surrounded by the beauty of the Brokenback range. Order from the changing al fresco menu which features seafood, our signature grill dishes, and according to seasonality and produce available, a variety of salads, hearty soups, dips and fresh pastries. Take home some local produce and condiments made on the premises. Open Wednesday - Sunday from 9:30am for brunch, lunch, morning & afternoon tea. For special occasions, weddings, functions, conferences, we can tailor a package to suit your preference. Please contact us to arrange everything for you.
Esca Bimbadgen Restaurant
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. Esca's contemporary restaurant design features large glass windows and an open balcony allowing guests stunning wine country views over the Bimbadgen vineyards to the Brokenback ranges. Esca Bimbadgen is a regional restaurant, that uses produce sourced locally or grown on the Estate including lemons, figs and fresh herbs. A feature of the menu are the Esca Tasting Plates, like a “mini-degustation”, where guests can enjoy three ‘tastes’ from the menu each matched with a Bimbadgen wine. Esca Bimbadgen, was also named Restaurant and Catering Association NSW’s Best Tourism Restaurant in Northern NSW as well as being awarded the highly acclaimed Gold award for Tourism Restaurants and Catering Services at the QantasLink Hunter & Central Coast Tourism Awards 2013. A pioneer of fine dining in the Hunter Valley, Esca exemplifies the unique nature of a winery restaurant, rather than simply a restaurant in a winery.
Muse Restaurant and Cafe
In March 2009, Megan and Troy Rhoades-Brown opened Muse Restaurant and cafe with the aim of evolving their establishment into one of Australias finest regional restaurants. 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.
2013 Goldfish Hunter Valley has opened a brand NEW kitchen allowing the venue to deliver food faster & fresher. Goldfish has the ability to cater for any occasion any time. HEAD CHEF Michael Blank (Bathers Pavilion and Hugo’s Manly) brings an abundance of passion, attention to detail, focus and a fresh,locally sourced menu. Goldfish welcomes everyone and anyone, children are welcome all day every day. Open 7 days a week, 12pm till late with food available till closing.
Enjoy dishes from around the world with an infusion of classic and modern contemporary fare in our fully licenced establishment. Experience service second to none provided by our Restaurant Manager and his Team. Partnering of good food and fine wine is a delight we all desire. This is achieved with our new philosophy of changing menus to accentuate seasonal vegetables, meat, game and poultry along with a selection of trophy and medal-winning wines.Open: for lunch Wednesday to Sunday. Open for dinner Wednesday to Saturday evenings from 6pm
Best Restaurant -Australia, NSW & Hunter Tourism MARGAN RESTAURANT Winner – Best Restaurant Australian Tourism Awards 2012 MARGAN RESTAURANT Winner & Hall of Fame - Best Restaurant NSW Tourism Awards 2010, 2011, 2012 MARGAN RESTAURANT Winner & Hall of Fame - Best Restaurant Hunter Tourism Awards 2010, 2011, 2012 Margan Restaurant is based in the beautiful Broke Fordwich wine sub-region of the Hunter Valley and offers guests a sophisticated dining experience in a charming rural setting. The Restaurant’s food style is inspired by the seasons. The one acre Kitchen Garden and orchard produces up to 90% of vegetables and fruit for the seasonally inspired menus. In addition, Margan have free range chickens, Black Suffolk lambs, bee hives for fresh, unfiltered honey and olive groves for table olives. The Margan Restaurant continues with the business tag line of ‘Estate Grown and Estate Made’. As such, all menu items are freshly prepared on site, including pasta, gelati, soft cheeses, butter, small goods and bread. Additional to this, Margan chooses to source ingredients from local producers as much as possible.
Take the driveway opposite the General Store on Wollombi Rd and you'll find yourself at Cafe Wollombi. Open seven days a week for coffee, brekky, brunch or a gorgeous leisurely lunch. 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. Parking is available by the restaurant or pull up out the front on your bike.
Panino's Restaurant in Wollombi The Restaurant – Delicious Italian style food in the heart of the village. Licensed and BYO. Gourmet Deli-Caffe’ – Fresh coffee; 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.
Great Northern Trading Post
General Store, Bar, Café and Live Music Venue. The Great Northern Trading Post retains the laid-back atmosphere and rustic charm of 1870 when it all began as “Ye Olde Horse Wagon Trading Post”. Originally a watering hole for the bullock teams lugging development into the Hunter Valley, Full range of Beer, Wine & Spirits. Home cooked meals for Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 7 days a week. Live Music and Dinner from 6.00pm on Friday Nights. Allpress Coffee and light snacks. ULP/Diesel, Swap & Go Gas. OPENING HOURS: Monday to Thursday – 7.00am to 8.00pm Friday – 7.00am to Midnight Saturday & Sunday – 8.00am to 10.00pm
The meals are huge and will not disappoint even the biggest eaters in the family. Juicy steaks and the biggest burgers are the most popular choice by all the hungry travelers. All meals can be enjoyed either on the verandah, which overlooks the Wollombi Brook Creek and the stunning Tavern grounds, or in front of the fireplace in the bar. You may even like to choose the dining room, which has reverse cycle air conditioning for those hot or cold days. The choice is yours, but if you feel like cooking your own meal, free BBQ facilities are available all year round. If you have a small or large group please call us. We will happy to cater for your special needs. Morning tea and cake can be arranged for touring coaches who may be on a budget.