Best Restaurants in Hunter Valley

Hunter Valley is one of Australia’s oldest wine growing regions so there should be no difficulty choosing world class wine from one of their 150 wineries. But where should you get your steak or lobster? Whether you’re visiting for the wine, a quick getaway, or to explore nature you need to eat. Let’s explore Hunter Valley’s large array of dining possibilities from fine dining to “this will do just fine” in our list of the top 10 favorite restaurants in the Valley. 

10. Punjabeez
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We’re going to hop right into flavor with our 1st selection! Based in Moriesset with its traditional but modern Indian décor Punjabeez is known for its delicious Indian food and excellent service that won’t break your pockets. You can chose from veggies, chicken, or seafood cooked to your preferred spice level. Make sure you call ahead for your reservation because this favorite is always jam packed!

2-3 Short Street, Morisset, Lake Macquarie, New South Wales 2264, Australia- (612) 497 04100

9. The Olde Bakehouse Restaurant
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This is Italian Food at its best! Located in an old bake house dating back to the early 1800’s the sandstone building greets its guest with old time charm. The food is freshly made and captivatingly presented. Customers rave about their dining experience with Olde Bakehouse from the relaxing atmosphere to the fantastic service. The Olde Bakehouse Restaurant is great for any occasion when visiting the Valley.

Bakehouse Lane (Front Entrance) | 6 Yambo Street (Back Entrance), Morisset, Lake Macquarie, New South Wales NSW 2264, Australia 02 4973 5153  

8. Restaurant Botanica
IMG_6804Right next door to the BrokenBack Mountain Range on the Spicers Vinyard Estate Restaurant Botanica is hailed for its remarkable views and award winning wine list. But our favorite element about this restaurant is that they use their very own garden as a source for their herbs and vegetables taking healthy eating to another level! You can top that with moderate prices and an extensive menu and you’ve got yourself a Valley favorite. So grab your significant other and enjoy this relaxing & romantic experience.

555 Hermitage Road | Spicers Vineyards Estate, Pokolbin, New South Wales 2320, Australia- +61 2 6574 7229
7. Paymasters
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Paycasters historic old Convict Lumber Yard location is overlooking the striking Newcastle Harbour making it one of Hunter Valley’s most lovely dining choices. Known for its tasty breakfast and lunch suitable for the whole family it’s a great stop while in the Valley. You will not be disappointed!

Bond St, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia- +61 2 4925 2600

6. Little House on King
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We love this cozy modern French option in the Valley, it’s our hidden treasure! You can go to Little House on King for a quick sandwich for lunch or stay for dinner and try their Lamb Fillet. Whatever you do, watch out for their Seafood Chowder, it’s to die for!

27 King Street, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia- +61 2 4929 3706

5. Little Beach Boathouse
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Seafood, seafood, and more SEAFOOD! As the name suggest this restaurant is located right on the water with great views and greater food. It has the perfect atmosphere for a pleasant casual lunch with reasonable prices and fresh seafood.

4 Victoria Parade, Nelson Bay, Port Stephens, New South Wales, Australia- 0249849420

4. Subo
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This contemporary bistro serves high quality food with a menu that changes with the seasons! As a result every visit can be a different experience. Every course is served to perfection with an amazing ambiance to match. Don’t miss this fine dining option when visiting Hunter Valley!

551D Hunter St, Newcastle, New South Wales 2302, Australia- +61 2 4023 4048

3. Circa 1876
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One of the fresh culinary highpoints in Hunter Valley Circa 1876 is located in the historic Robert’s Restaurant at Pepper’s Convent. Renowned Chef George Francisco uses seasonal produce from the on-site garden to create an outstanding menu of modern Australian cuisine with French flair.

64 Halls Rd, Pokolbin, New South Wales, Australia- +61 49984998

2.. Muse Restaurant
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Muse Restaurant is known to offer their guest the complete dining experience with its contemporary Australian menu that is focused on seasonal and regional food. It is recognized as one of the best fine dining destinations in Hunter located at the opening to the vineyards inside the smooth architecture lines of Hungerford Hill winery. Patrons’ appreciate immaculate selections such as the butter-poached scampi tails, slow-cooked lamb and Chef’s Troy’s signature Muse Coconut dessert.

2450 Broke Road, Pokolbin, New South Wales 2320, Australia (Formerly Muse Restaurant & Cafe)61249986777

1. EXP. Restaurant
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You can’t spell Exp.erience without EXP! Located in the heart of Hunter Valley EXP. Restaurant is stealing the hearts of anyone who steps foot into this chic restaurant. Visitors are able to watch the staff work in the kitchen as they create their edible masterpieces which creates the intimacy of this quint establishment. The uniqueness of the menu keeps the guest intrigued and is followed up by quality ingredients and great taste. Don’t miss out on the Exp.ertise of Head Chef Frank Fawkner. EXP Restaurant is absolutely unforgettable!

1596 Broke Road, Pokolbin, New South Wales 2320, Australia- +(61)2 49987264

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