Planning a meal but seeking nothing too formal? These dining options are perfect!
The Royal Oak Hotel in Cessnock is located at the gateway to the Hunter Valley Vineyards and is home to the multi-award winning 221 RESTAURANT & BAR - offering exceptional food at reasonable prices. We have a classic country Hotel, sympathetically updated, with an overall great atmosphere. An ideal place to stay overnight if attending a concert in the nearby vineyards, touring the Valley, or fo...
OPEN 7 DAYS: (Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day & New Year’s Day) DINING HOURS: • SIDE STREET CAFÉ - 7.30am to 3.30pm (Free WiFi) • 221 RESTAURANT & BAR - Lunch: 12 noon to 3pm, Dinner: From 6pm • HOTEL BAR & LOUNGE - 12 noon to Close
221 Vincent Street, Cessnock
Abermain Hotel has recently been purchased and is once again, a family owned and operated pub/hotel. The bar and bistro have all been recently renovated. We are located only a short drive to all the vineyards and we have regular events, trivia nights and live music to keep you entertained.
Guests: 1 - 34
27 Charles Street, Abermain
Amanda's On The Edge Restaurant was established 15 years ago, offering alfresco dining on the edge of a vineyard.
OPENING HOURS: LUNCH Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday, DINNER 7 Nights
1039 McDonalds Road, Pokolbin
The Australia Hotel Cessnock is home to the Aussie Bistro. We are located ten minutes drive to the center of the Hunter Valley Wineries and three Championship Golf Courses, Hunter Valley Zoo and the multi tourism award winner Hunter Valley Gardens.
OPENING HOURS: Daily for Lunch and Dinner 12 – 2 pm / 6 - 9 pm Monday – Thursday & Sunday 12 – 2 pm / 6-10 pm Friday & Saturday
136 Wollombi Road, Cessnock
It is with much delight that we are able to announce the new ownership of Ben Ean, Lindeman’s Estate, to the McGuigan and Peterson families, returning the property to its historical roots of the Hunter Valley.
OPENING HOURS: Monday - Saturday 09:00am - 5:00pm, Sunday 10:00am - 5:00pm
119 McDonalds Road, Pokolbin
Looking for a great watering hole in the Hunter Valley? Come to Blaxland Inn. We are famous for our country hospitality.
OPENING HOURS: Daily, lunch and dinner.
2198 Broke Road, Pokolbin
Ideally located in the heart of the Hunter Valley, just over two hours north of Sydney, Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley offers premier resort accommodation with a scenic golf course, breathtaking vineyard views and great leisure facilities right on our doorstep.
430 Wine Country Drive, Lovedale
Established on the beautiful Hunter River in 1828, Dalwood Estate is regarded as the birthplace of Hunter Valley wine.
OPENING HOURS: Saturday & Sunday 10:00am - 4:00pm
700 Dalwood Road, Dalwood
Drayton's Family Wines is one of the premier wine producing companies in the Hunter Valley with over 150 years of winemaking expertise to produce wines of outstanding quality and standing.
OPENING HOURS: Monday to Friday 8.00am to 5.00pm, Saturday, Sundays and Public Holidays 10.00am - 5.00pm (Drayton's Family Wines) OPENING HOURS: Monday to Friday 9.00am to 4.00pm, Weekends 8.00am to 4.00pm. (Log Press Cafe)
555 Oakey Creek Road, Pokolbin
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Situated in the hub of Hunter Valley wine country at Mercure Resort, éléments is open seven days for breakfast, cafe lunch and a-la-carte dinner.The name éléments is derived from the natural elements of fire, water and soil, components that resonate with the Hunter Valley region and are reflected in the entire restaurant experience.
OPENING HOURS: Breakfast, Mon- Fri 7:00am - 10:00 am, Lunch, Mon - Fri 12:00pm- 5:00pm Dinner, Mon- Sun 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Cnr Broke & McDonalds Road, Pokolbin
Estate Tuscany is a small hotel located at the foothills of the Brokenback ranges, offering Hunter Valley holiday accommodation in Pokolbin. Only two hours drive from Sydney, the resort is set amongst 26 acres of beautiful Hunter Valley countryside and is at the heart of Australia’s premium wine country.
Guests: 1 - 131
28 Mistletoe Lane, Pokolbin
The Goldfish Bar & Kitchen is an award winning cocktail bar and renowned restaurant located next to Tempus Two at Roche Estate. The venue blends the glamour and sophistication of a Sydney cocktail lounge, infuses it with the hunter’s natural beauty and delivers an indulgence of the senses you will find hard to resist.
OPENING HOURS: Friday to Thursday 12am - 12pm
2144 Broke Road, Pokolbin
Hotel Cessnock offers a modern B&B style accommodation with shared bathroom facilities. All rooms have air conditioning and TV's . Our restaurant provides above average meals at competitive prices and is open for lunch and dinner 7 days a week.
234 Wollombi Road, Cessnock
Hunter Valley Gardens Shopping Village features a variety of boutique specialty shops, restaurants and cafes, General Store, Chemist plus many attractions such as Aqua Golf, a pristine wedding chapel and so much more.
2090 Broke Road, Pokolbin
Hunter Valley Smelly Cheese Shop provides the finest local, Australian and imported Artisan cheese gourmet delights, cured meats and accompaniments, including its own “Smelly” product range.
OPENING HOURS: Hall of Food: Sun - Thurs 10:00am – 5:00pm, Fri - Sat 10:00am - 5:30pm (Closed Christmas Day) Pokolbin Village: Mon - Fri 10:00am – 5:00pm, Sat: 10:00am - 5:30pm, Sun 10:00am - 4:00pm (Closed Christmas Day)
Roche Estate, 2144 Broke Road, Pokolbin
Hunters Quarter is a relaxed and elegant dining destination, located in the Cockfighters Ghost Vineyard, in the heart of the picturesque Hunter Valley.
Open: Lunch Thursday - Sunday 12pm - 3.30pm, Dinner Thursday - Monday 6pm - late (except Sunday)
576 De Beyers Road, Pokolbin
Love Kitchen is your home away from home in the Hunter Valley. Serving delicious organic home-style food with recipes that have been passed down the Kerr family line for generations.
OPENING HOURS: Daily 9:00am - 4:00pm and evenings for special events
Corner of McDonalds Road & Pokolbin Mountain Road
Lovedale Smokehouse is an owner operated artisan smokehouse with a gourmet pantry and café famous for their large range of charcuterie and low and slow smoked meats. Also located on site is Majors Lane Cooking School which offers fun outdoor cooking classes on their beautiful vineyard. A variety of Chef-lead classes are available such as Thai Street Food, Low and Slow Smoked Meats, Vietnamese, ...
OPENING HOURS: Gourmet Pantry, 10:00am - 5:00pm Thursday - Monday, Cafe 10:30am - 4:00pm Thursday - Monday
64 Majors Lane, Lovedale
Mango Duck Master Chef Restaurant offers modern Chinese cuisine in the heart of Cessnock CBD.
OPENING HOURS: Wednesday - Mondays 11:00am - 2:30pm & 4:30pm - 9:00pm. Closed Tuesdays.
46 Vincent Street, Cessnock
An iconic resort, beautifully renovated to reach new heights. Apartment style travel paired with arguably the best golf course in the region, world class dining and Oak's impeccable service.
Guests: 400 - 450
Corner McDonalds and Thompsons Road, Pokolbin
JAPANESE & THAI CUISINE. Serving locals and tourists for more than a decade.
OPENING HOURS: Daily 11.30AM - 3:00 PM & 5:00 PM - 9:00PM
Corner of Broke Road & Mcdonalds Road, Pokolbin
Peter Drayton Wines located at Ironbark Hill Vineyard is a stylish vineyard located in the heart of Hunter Valley.
OPENING HOURS: Monday to Thursday 10.00am - 5.00pm Friday 10.00 to 9.00pm (food till 8pm) Saturday 10.00am to 5.00pm Sunday 11.00am - 4.00pm
694 Hermitage Road, Pokolbin
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Peterson House was born from the vision of Ian Peterson, who, in his early years felt it necessary to celebrate each grand child's birth with a special wine. Our cellar door offers an unforgettable experience, with our bubbly staff there to help you choose your favourite sparkling wine.
OPENING HOURS: CELLAR DOOR, Daily, 9:00am- 5:00pm (Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day & New Years Day). RESTAURANT CUVEE: Daily, 8:30am - 11am breakfast, 12:00pm - 3:00pm lunch. OYSTER BAR: Weekends from 10:00am
Corner of Broke Road & Wine Country Drive
Imagine a place where you gaze over rolling vineyards as the sun sets over the mountains. Where comfort and style meet five-star luxury. Where award-winning wine is paired with fresh local produce. Where good old-fashioned hospitality makes you feel like you’re at home. Welcome to Red Door Collective.
OPENING HOURS: Saturday - Monday 9:00am -3:00pm
479 Hermitage Road, Pokolbin
A modern Australian restaurant set in the heart of the Hunter Valley. With a view overlooking the vineyard, you couldn't find a prettier place on your Hunter Valley visit. With fresh local produce prepared by award winning chefs, you will definitely find something to please.
OPENING HOURS: Breakfast, daily, 08:00am - 11:00am. Lunch, daily, 12:00pm - 03:00pm
2457 Broke Road, Pokolbin
Set at the end of Sweetwater Road, in the heart of the Hunter Valley Wine Country, RidgeView boasts the best of everything. Award winning wines, a superb location, a state-of-the-art Restaurant and Cellar Door and private self contained cottages to top it off. For those looking for a complete wine country experience in one restful location, you can’t go past RidgeView.
OPENING HOURS: Cellar Door, Wednesday – Sunday 10:00am – 5:00pm. Restaurant, Thursday, lunch and dinner, midday – 8:00pm, Friday & Saturday, breakfast, lunch and dinner 9:00am – 9:00pm, Sunday, breakfast, lunch and dinner 9:00am – 8:00pm
273 Sweetwater Road, Pokolbin
Sabor Dessert Bar, specialises in individual desserts, pastries, ice creams and all things sweet. We also pair all of our desserts with local wines, dessert wines, ports etc.
OPENING HOURS: Thursday & Friday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm, Saturday 10:00 am - 9:30 pm Sunday & Monday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
2342 Broke Road, Pokolbin
Conveniently located in Cessnock Plaza, Sushi Chat offers first class Japanese cuisine that is guaranteed to suit all tastes.
OPENING HOURS: Daily 08:00am - 08:00pm
Shop 19, Cessnock Plaza, Keane Street, Cessnock
The Deck Cafe Lovedale located at Gartelmann Wines is a stylish restaurant-style cafe open 7 days for breakfast and lunch. The cafe is set amongst young forest bushland, overlooking a picturesque dam providing a calm, relaxing atmosphere.
OPENING HOURS: Monday - Friday 08:30am - 3:30pm, Saturday & Sunday 08:00am - 3:30pm
701 Lovedale Road, Lovedale
Located at Drayton's Family Wines, The Log Press Cafe is the perfect location for a relaxed breakfast or lunch when visiting the Pokolbin region.
OPENING HOURS: Daily 09:00AM - 3:00PM
555 Oakey Creek Road, Pokolbin
The Mine Shaft is a family owned and run Restaurant located in Cessnock, in the heart of the N.S.W Hunter Valley.
OPENING HOURS; Wednesday to Saturday, Dinner: 5:30pm - Late
109 Wollombi Road, Cessnock
Located on the award winning Calais Estate and situated in the heart of wine country, The Verandah Restaurant has something for everyone.
OPENING HOURS:Dinner 6-9 pm Friday - Sunday . Lunch , Thursday to Monday 12 -3 pm
151 Palmers Lane, Pokolbin
Vines Restaurant is more than just a place to eat.The Vines dedicated friendly staff present a modern dynamic edge to the dining experience – an inviting environment with a relaxed atmosphere, a delicious seasonal menu, great wine, craft beer and one cracker of a view, this is a dining destination to be shared & enjoyed with family and friends.
OPENING HOURS: Lunch: Daily 11:30am - 3:00pm. Breakfast : Sat & Sun 9:00am - 11:00am . Dinner: Fri & Sat 6:00pm - 9:00pm
3483 Golden Highway, Jerrys Plains
Two Fat Blokes Kitchen is perfect for a casual breakfast or lunch serving an amazing fresh range of local, Australian and International gourmet food.
Kitchen : Open 7 days Mon to Fri – 10:00am to 4:30pm Sat & Sun – 9:00am to 5:00pm Fri & Sat Nights – 6:00pm to 9:00pm.
1616 Broke Road, Pokolbin
Step through the doors at Vincent Street Kitchen and Bar and relax in a space that is fresh, beautiful and just a little bit quirky. We offer casual dining with a sprinkle of flair and a dash of style, fantastic food made with local produce and a great place to sip a craft beer or a custom cocktail at our bar. Enjoy an all-round ah-mazing dining experience..
Venue OPENING HOURS: Daily 10:30am – Late Daily, Lunch : 12:00am - 2.30pm Dinner 5.30pm - 8.30pm
201 Vincent Street, Cessnock
17 Vincent Street, Cessnock. PH: 02 4990 8666.
Around Hermitage Wine & Food Trail
Around Hermitage . PH: 02 4998 7781.
East Cessnock Bowling Club
Cnr Neath and Victoria Street, Cessnock. PH: 02 4990 1444.
Hunter Valley Resort
Hermitage Road & Mistletoe Lane, Pokolbin. PH: 02 4998 7777.
3174 Great North Road, Wollombi. PH: 02 4998 3338.