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Top10 Top 10 Restaurants in the Hunter Valley

The Hunter Valley is not just home to some fantastic wineries they also have a vast number of award-winning restaurants to choose from showcasing local produce and world-class wines.
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Located in the heart of the Hunter Valley Wine Country, Bimbadgen is a striking winery and vineyard encompassing an expansive cellar door, award-winning Esca Bimbadgen Restaurant, cafe, outdoor amphitheatre, modern tasting rooms and accommodation - all in the one stunning location. Esca's Modern Australian cuisine, fresh, local and home grown produce and spectacular views make for a truly memorable dining experience.
Set among the vines at family-run Keith Tulloch Winery, Muse Kitchen offers contemporary European-inspired dishes served in elegant surrounds. Views of the nearby mountain ranges are the perfect complement to the almost all-white, provincial-inspired interior. Owners Troy and Megan Rhoades-Brown also run Muse at Hungerford Hill. Seating up to 70, the restaurant is also available for private dinner functions by request.
Looking for experience, experimentation and expression in a restaurant? EXP offers all three and more. The eatery offers a reasonably priced gourmet dining experience that's very Hunter Valley; fresh, aesthetically pleasing and incredible quality. Diners choose between a five or eight-course tasting menu that can be matched with wine. The open kitchen allows you to watch the chefs at work on the artful and inventive dishes presented on handmade ceramic crockery.
Regular visitors to the Hunter Valley don't just come for the vineyards, those in the know visit the little slice of paradise carved out by Bistro Molines. The restaurant is set among the picturesque surrounds of Tallavera Grove Vineyard, with indoor and outdoor dining overlooking a valley of terraced vineyards. Bistro Molines combines the finest food with relaxed, friendly service and an ever-changing menu of French Provincial dishes.
With an amazing team at Margan who strive for excellence, the restaurant is best known for providing a unique food and wine experience in the peaceful rural setting of Broke in the Hunter Valley. Set against the backdrop of vineyards and the Brokenback Range, this restaurant is perfect for al fresco lunches and an ideal venue for weddings and private functions.
Circa 1876 is an iconic Hunter Valley restaurant with a focus on fine food and a paddock to plate ethos. Located near boutique hotel, Peppers Convent, the restaurant is set at the end of an aisle of trees, a cottage built in 1876 forming its entrance. Circa has a delicate Modern Australian menu and a serious organic kitchen garden that supplies it. The restaurant also offers the Circa 187 Bar, which has a list of over 300 wines.
Tuscany Wine Estate is like a one-stop-shop for your wining, dining and sleeping needs in the Hunter Valley. Guests staying in the property's four star rooms and those just visiting for the day can indulge in wine tasting at Arrowfield Cellar Door, have a drink and some down-to-earth tapas at Brokenback Bar or opt for something a little more refined at the fine dining establishment, The Mill Restaurant.
The Wood Restaurant opened its doors in December 2018 at Brokenwood Wines state of the art new cellar door facility. With a seafood slant, the contemporary menu features quality ingredients cooked simply with flair. With various dining spaces including the modern restaurant, outside on the shaded deck, or for Brokenwood members the Private Dining Room, the choices suit most occasions.
Situated within a family owned and operated vineyard, RidgeView Restaurant near Pokolbin in the Hunter Valley, uses the best in fresh local produce for the Mediterranean and Middle Eastern inspired menu. The fare draws inspiration from cultures where family and friends come together and feast on shared dishes. Overlooking the picturesque vineyards, RidgeView is also the perfect setting for a small or large function, with seating available for up to 110. Al fresco dining is also available on the veranda.
A romantic spot for gourmet travellers, Restaurant Botanica is set within the Spicers Vineyard Estate in Pokolbin wine country. The stunning dining room looks out across the vineyard to the Brokenback Mountain Range and the menu offers Modern Australian dishes inspired by the kitchen garden. If you think you'll be too content too leave, choose a dine and stay package that includes overnight accommodation in a luxurious spa suite with views over the vines.