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Dining

It's not all about the wine... The Hunter Valley is also well know for its delicious array of dining options and for good reason. With world class chefs, a wealth of local produce and the backdrop of the Hunter Valley vineyards, you really are spoilt for choice.
Whether you're celebrating a special occasion or just don't want the hassle of cooking yourself, at Unwind Hunter Valley, we can arrange a private chef experience with our very own in house chef. Catering for groups of 8 or more, we have a selection of services to make your stay with us just that little bit special. Packages are available for smaller groups as requested.

Unwind Hunter Valley can also help with catering for your wedding or large event.  As our staff have an extensive knowledge of all the Unwind properties, we can help you with how best to organise your special day suited to your specific needs.
If you would like to know more about our catering options, please contact Monkey Place Catering on 0412 397 691, or click away at www.monkeyplace.com.au.
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Monkey Place Catering

Monkey Place Catering is a boutique personal chef and catering service. We take pride in offering our guests a personalized dining experience and outstanding catering, bringing a combined 18 years experience of top quality cooking from some of Australia’s leading Hotels and Restaurants. 

www.monkeyplace.com.au   |   Phone: +61 412 397 691   |   Email:   list-email-icon.jpg

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Motty's Farm Cuisine

Motty's Farm Cuisine is a catering concept as fresh as their garden ingredients. Melissa brings home style cooking to you designed around the very best local seasonal produce, much of which comes from her own vegie garden!  Relax and enjoy the pleasures of true country-style cuisine in the comfort of your accommodation.

www.mottys.com.au   |   Phone: +61 408 400 651   |   Email:   list-email-icon.jpg

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The Arty Tart

Owner and chef of the ever-popular Shakey Tables, Paula with 20 years experience running a sustainable kitchen is now offering an in-house catering service for those wishing to truly relax and enjoy their Hunter Valley escape. All meals are pre-prepared and delivered to your door, ready to heat and serve. With a delicious menu and most produce including the wine originating from Paula and partner Simon's farm and vineyard, the meals are both innovative and fresh.

www.theartytart.com.au   |   Phone: +61 487 304 693   |   Email:   list-email-icon.jpg

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Amanda's on the Edge

Magnificent Views from every table. 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. Open for dinner 7 nights Lunch Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Monday. Location: Windsor's Edge Vineyard, McDonalds Rd Pokolbin.

www.amandas.com.au   |   Phone: +61 2 4998 7900   |   Email:   list-email-icon.jpg

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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.

www.bistromolines.com.au   |   Phone: +61 2 4990 9553   |   Email:   list-email-icon.jpg

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Blaxlands Inn

Blaxlands Estate is a 28 acre property on Broke Road in Pokolbin, the heart of the Hunter Valley wine region. It includes Blaxlands Inn restaurant which is family owned and operated by the Clarke family. The restaurant is known for its hearty meals friendly staff and country comfort atmosphere.

www.blaxlandsinn.com.au   |   Phone: +61 2 4998 7550   |   Email:   list-email-icon.jpg

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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.

www.convent.com.au/dining/circa-1876   |   Phone: +61 2 4998 4998   |   Email:   list-email-icon.jpg

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Emersons

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, while showcasing some of the Hunter Valley's finest local products. 492 Lovedale Road, Lovedale.

www.emersonsrestaurant.com.au   |   Phone: +612 49307029   |   Email:   list-email-icon.jpg

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Esca

Esca 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. Bimbadgen Estate, 790 McDonalds Rd, Pokolbin.

www.bimbadgen.com.au/esca   |   Phone: +61 2 4998 4666   |   Email:   list-email-icon.jpg

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EXP. Restaurant

EXP. restaurant is a hidden gem located in Pokolbin, the heart of the Hunter Valley. The dining room is chic and intimate with hand crafted local furniture. Guests can sit along the bar and peer directly into the kitchen while interacting with Chef Frank Fawkner and his team. The restaurant garden sits just beyond the confines of the dining room.

www.exprestaurant.com.au/   |   Phone: +61 2 4998 7264   |   Email:   list-email-icon.jpg

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Goldfish

Goldfish Hunter Valley is many things: it’s an award-winning small bar, an acclaimed dining destination and a welcoming social hub. Whatever the occasion, you’ll feel at home at Goldfish. Come in for your favourite cocktail next time you're in the Valley. Located in the Tempus Two complex, Pokolbin.

www.thegoldfish.com.au   |   Phone: +61 2 4998 7688   |   Email:   list-email-icon.jpg

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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.

www.hermitagelodge.com.au   |   Phone: +61 2 4998 7639   |   Email:   list-email-icon.jpg

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Leaves and Fishes

Serving a variety of seafood dishes as well as catering for non-seafood lovers the restaurant aims to keep things fresh, smart and simple. 737 Lovedale Rd, Lovedale.

www.leavesandfishes.com.au   |   Phone: +61 2 4930 7400   |   Email:   list-email-icon.jpg

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Majors Lane

Located on the picturesque Majors Lane Vineyard Estate in the heart of Lovedale, we are now home to Majors Lane Restaurant, Lovedale Smokehouse Gourmet Pantry, Lovedale Smokehouse Café, Majors Lane Cooking School, Majors Lane Wines Cellar Door and a Gallery of Local Art. 64 Majors Lane, Lovedale.

www.majorslane.com   |   Phone: +61 2 4930 7832   |   Email:   list-email-icon.jpg

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Margan Restaurant

Multi Award winning 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.

www.margan.com.au/restaurant/   |   Phone: +61 2 6579 1372   |   Email:   list-email-icon.jpg

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Muse

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. Hungerford Hill Wines, 2450 Broke Rd, Pokolbin.

www.musedining.com.au   |   Phone: +61 2 4998 6777   |   Email:   list-email-icon.jpg

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Muse Kitchen

Muse Kitchen Is located at Keith Tulloch winery and boasts a more personal approach to food, wine and service delivering European inspired food that is both season and produce driven. Cnr. Hermitage and Deasys Roads, Pokolbin.

www.keithtullochwine.com.au   |   Phone: +61 2 4998 7899   |   Email:   list-email-icon.jpg

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Oishii

Located at the Tempus Two winery, Oishii 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 is a “must-do dining experience”. The fast take away options are delicious.

www.oishii.com.au   |   Phone: +61 2 4998 7051   |   Email:   list-email-icon.jpg

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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. Charming, regional and rustic, Restaurant Botanica specialises in modern Australian cuisine. 555 Hermitage Rd, Pokolbin.

www.spicersgroup.com.au   |   Phone: 1300 192 868   |   Email:   list-email-icon.jpg

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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. Cnr Broke Road & Wine Country Drive Pokolbin.

www.petersonhouse.com.au/restaurant.htm   |   Phone: +61 2 4998 7881   |   Email:   list-email-icon.jpg

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Villa du Pays

At Villa du Pays, all items on the al la carte menu are made with top quality produce and are stunningly presented and served in fine dining style by our friendly and professional staff. With both inside and alfresco dining options Villa du Pays is a great place to enjoy a meal with friends or a romantic dinner for two.

www.leogate.com.au/villa-du-pays/   |   Phone: +61 2 4998 7499   |   Email:   list-email-icon.jpg

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Café Enzo

Fusing innovative menus, beautiful presentation and an environment that is second to none, small or large groups can savour some of the valley’s finest alfresco dining. Open 7 days 9am - 5pm. Corner of Broke Rd and Ekerts Rd Pokolbin

www.pepperscreek.com.au/?page=cafe-enzo   |   Phone: +61 2 4998 7233   |   Email:   list-email-icon.jpg

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Epicure Cafe

Epicure Cafe open 7 days a week, 9am- 5pm for breakfast & lunch & anything in between! Great food and friendly service in one of the best settings in heart of Pokolbin.

www.facebook.com/Epicure-864541003620706/?fref=ts   |   Phone: +61 2 4998 6665   |   Email:   list-email-icon.jpg

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The Winner is Oscars!

Serving tasty gourmet picnics, fish, sandwiches, famous gourmet pies, pizza and pasta, there is truly something for all tastes at Oscars.The coffee is pretty good too! Monday to Friday: 9am-4pm, Saturday and Sunday: 8am-4pm

www.thewinnerisoscars.com.au   |   Phone: +61 2 4998 7355   |   Email:   list-email-icon.jpg

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Two Fat Blokes Kitchen

Two Fat Blokes Gourmet Kitchen & Euro-deli Café overlooks the beautiful lush grounds at De Iuliis Winery in Pokolbin. Open daily for breakfast and lunch this little gem in the heart of the Valley offers delicious food plus the gourmet deli offers more treats to take home with you!

twofatblokes.com.au/kitchen/   |   Phone: +61 2 4998 6699   |   Email:   list-email-icon.jpg

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Binnorie Dairy

Set right in the middle of the Hunter Valley's fabulous Pokolbin vineyard district, Binnorie Dairy produces a range of cheeses with distinctive characters unavailable outside the region. Located at Tuscany Wine Estate corner of Hermitage Rd. and Mistletoe Lane, Pokolbin

www.binnorie.com.au/   |   Phone: +61 2 4998 6660   |   Email:   list-email-icon.jpg

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Hunter Valley Cheese Company

The Hunter Valley Cheese range is preservative free and manufactured on site to traditional cheese making recipes. Open 7 days, 9am to 5:30pm and located in the McGuigans Complex on McDonalds Road, Pokolbin

www.huntervalleycheese.com.au   |   Phone: +61 2 4998 7744   |   Email:   list-email-icon.jpg

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Hunter Valley Chocolate Company

Established in the Valley more than ten years ago the ORIGINAL Hunter Valley Chocolate Company & Fudge Factory is one of the premier attractions in the area. There are 4 locations in the Hunter Valley to choose from including the boutique factory and chocolate making facility at 820 Lovedale Road, Lovedale.

www.hvchocolate.com.au   |   Phone: +61 2 4930 7388   |   Email:   list-email-icon.jpg

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Lovedale Smokehouse

Check out the Lovedale Smokehouse Gourmet Pantry and Cafe its a true food lover’s delight! Come and taste our range of artisanal charcuterie items. Open Thursday to Monday 10am-5pm. 64 Major's Lane, Lovedale.

www.majorslane.com   |   Phone: +61 2 49307832   |   Email:   list-email-icon.jpg

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Pickled and Pitted

Pickled and Pitted specialise in olives, oils and home made preserves. Located in the village of Broke on Wollombi St, this little shop will tempt your taste buds.

www.riverflatsestate.com.au   |   Phone: +61 2 6579 1063   |   Email:   list-email-icon.jpg

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Smelly Cheese Shop

At the Hunter Valley Smelly Cheese Shop, we have the most impressive selection of delicatessen products offering the finest produce from Australia and overseas. We are also home to the famous Hunter Valley Gelato Company, featuring traditional Italian Gelato made with imported Italian ingredients and made using 200 year old recipes. Located at the Tempus Two complex and also Pokolbin Village at 2188 Broke Road, Pokolbin.

smellycheese.net.au   |   Phone: +61 2 4998 6713   |   Email:   list-email-icon.jpg

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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. Located at 2090 Broke Rd, Pokolbin

www.harrigansirishpub.com.au   |   Phone: 1800 800 522   |   Email:   list-email-icon.jpg

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Royal Federal Hotel

Situated in the town of Branxton on the edge of Maitland, Singleton & Pokolbin. The Royal Federal offers the perfect place to have a few beers, catch up with friends over a meal at the award winning Swill n Grill, or just relax in one of the Hunter’s best Country Hotels.

www.royalfederal.com.au/   |   Phone: +61 2 4938 1335   |   Email:   list-email-icon.jpg

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Wollombi Tavern

Good old fashioned hospitality in the historic colonial village of Wollombi. Gateway to Australia's famous Hunter Valley Wine Country and, more importantly, the home of the infamous Dr. Jurd's Jungle Juice

www.wollombitavern.com.au   |   Phone: +61 2 4998 3261   |   Email:   list-email-icon.jpg

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