Eat your way around The Hunter Valley

Whether you’re a seasoned professional or a novice to the art of wine-tasting, the beautiful Hunter Valley never fails to surprise visitors with its delights.

Located just an hour drive away from Newcastle, the area offers more than wine tours and cheese tasting; the Hunter Valley is filled with world class restaurants to provide its diners an unforgettable experience. Using local fresh produce by passionate chefs, the remarkable flavours must be tasted to believe.

You cannot call yourself an Instagram foodie until you’ve experienced, firsthand, the wonders of the Hunter Valley’s eateries.

Keep reading to see our favourite restaurants, tried and approved by Aabode!

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Cafe Enzo

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Open: 7 days a week

Location: Cnr Broke & Ekerts Rd, Pokolbin NSW

Cafe Enzo, set in the heart of the Hunter Valley, is a Tuscan inspired villa with an enchanting courtyard, providing diners a relaxing break. The menu offers coffee and Modern Australian cuisine with an Italian fusion.

Muse Restaurant

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Open: Wednesday – Sunday

Location: 2450 Broke Rd, Pokolbin NSW

Muse Restaurant, located in the Hungerford Hill winery, has won multiple awards for its impressive, seasonal menu. Offering contemporary Australian cuisine with professional service, Muse Restaurant remains one of Australia’s finest restaurants as it continues to delight all diners.

Circa 1876

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Open: Friday – Tuesday

Location: 64 Halls Rd, Pokolbin NSW

Circa 1876, located in a cottage built in 1876 with a tree-lined driveway, brings to life the ‘farm to fork’ ethos. Guests are seated to overlook the organic kitchen garden that supplies the produce for the Modern Australian menu. Bookings are recommended!

Restaurant Botanica

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Open: Wednesday – Sunday

Location: 555 Hermitage Rd, Pokolbin NSW

Restaurant Botanica, situated in the picturesque Spicers Vineyards Estate, allows guests to dine with stunning views of its beautiful surrounding vineyard. The Mediterranean menu delivers an exquisite and fresh approach to the dining experience, along with wines matched to each dish.

EXP. Restaurant


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Open: Wednesday – Sunday

Location: 1596 Broke Rd, Pokolbin NSW

At EXP. Restaurant, diners can choose to be seated in an intimate room or along the bar where they can interact with Chef Frank Fawkner and his team. The unique dining experience with the Australian menu comes with hand selected plates by Frank, locally crafted furniture and stunning wall artworks.

Hunters Quarter

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Open: Thursday – Monday

Location: 576 De Beyers Rd, Pokolbin NSW

Hunters Quarter offers diners an elegant and relaxed experience, with sweeping views of its vineyard. The contemporary menu, coupled with a private terrace in the vineyard, is the perfect location to escape to with family and friends.


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Open: 7 days a week

Location: 119 Mcdonalds Rd, Pokolbin NSW

Baume, pronounced as bow-may, is the go-to restaurant for a casual, family-friendly dining experience. The Mediterranean inspired menu sources the best of local ingredients at the correct time to create the perfect dishes to be shared around the table.


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