Restaurants

Top Choice European in Hunter Valley

Muse Kitchen

For a fabulous lunch, head to this relaxed incarnation of the Hunter's top restaurant, Muse. Dine outside on a seasonal menu of European bistro food inspired by the vegetables, fruit and herbs grown up the road. Sav…
Top Choice Modern Australian in Hunter Valley

Muse Restaurant

Inside the dramatic Hungerford Hill winery complex is the area's highest-rated restaurant, offering sensational contemporary fare and stellar service in an attractive modern space. Presentation is exquisite, especia…
Modern Australian in Hunter Valley

Hunters Quarter

With a lovely outlook over the vines from the array of floor-to-ceiling windows, this place is bustling but intimate. Flavoursome dishes are produced from high-quality ingredients; the house-smoked salmon is a taste…
Modern Australian in Hunter Valley

Margan

There's a tempting array of dishes at this rammed-earth restaurant, where much of the produce is sourced from the kitchen garden and farm; the rest comes from local providores whenever possible. The luscious food is…
French in Hunter Valley

Bistro Molines

Set in the Tallavera Grove winery, this French restaurant run by the Hunter Valley's most storied chef has a carefully crafted, seasonally driven menu that is nearly as impressive as the vineyard views. There's love…
Modern Australian in Hunter Valley

EXP.

Local lad Frank Fawkner had an impressive restaurant career in the region and elsewhere before opening his own place in Oakvale winery. His subtle, fresh, texture-rich degustation menus are wowing the Sydney food ma…
Cafe in Hunter Valley

Enzo

Claim a table by the fireside in winter or in the garden in summer to enjoy the rustic dishes served at this popular Italian-inflected cafe in a lovely setting. The food is reliably excellent, and David Hook winery …
Modern Australian in Hunter Valley

Emerson's Cafe & Restaurant

Set in Adina winery, this is run by a chef who has had a notable Hunter trajectory and offers hearty weekend breakfast choices to set you up for a day of tasting, and exquisitely presented lunch and dinner options s…
Deli in Hunter Valley

Hunter Valley Smelly Cheese Shop

Along with the great range of stinky desirables filling the cheese counter, there are deli platters, pizzas, burgers and baguettes to go, as well as a freezer of superb gelato. There are good daily specials and a ch…
Modern Australian in Hunter Valley

Restaurant Botanica

Enjoy a meal in fine country comfort overlooking the paddocks and gum trees in this inviting dining room at Spicers resort. The food is sumptuously presented, with glorious colours and textures making it almost too …