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Leaves & Fishes Lovedale Restaurant

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Australian, Seafood, Contemporary, Fusion, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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737 Lovedale Road, Lovedale, Cessnock, New South Wales 2325, Australia
+61 2 4930 7400
12:00 - 16:00
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Wed - Sun 12:00 - 16:00
Fri - Sat 18:30 - 22:00
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2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had our daughters wedding & reception there the outdoor setting was fantastic the canapes & food were delicious & the service was great would highly recommend

Thank Keith A
Newcastle, Australia
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53 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 17 March 2017

Went here for my partners birthday, She had been waiting to go here for quite some time, The staff welcomed us and were great throughout our visit. It was a bit wet this day but the over the water deck dining experience was very nice with the option for bistro blinds to keep weather out. Meals: Started with a shared... More 

Thank Foggo123
Sydney, Australia
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

The food was delicious and the service was attentive and friendly. Every meal was well cooked and everyone in our table was happy with their meals. The menu was quite Asian influenced and they use lots of home made pickles which I loved personally. Great view and ambience. Would I come back again? - definitely!

Thank Matthew K
Singleton, Australia
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5 reviews
Reviewed 6 March 2017

This is a definite must. Restaurant staff are all excellent, polite and friendly. Atmosphere is just awesome and the food is always amazing. I have been here 6 times and it is my favourite restaurant in the Hunter Valley. Children can feed the goldfish from the restaurant balcony overlooking the huge dam. Cannot beat the sun setting over the water... More 

Thank Mary C
Sydney, Australia
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23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

We visited Leaves & Fishes on the back of a recommendation from the local Burncroft Guesthouse. Three adults and 1 baby made the short trip for lunch and simply loved the experience. We first spotted the sign for Leaves & Fishes earlier in the day and were intrigued so decided to ask our hosts at the local guesthouse "Burncroft" where... More 

Thank Poohstaes
Sydney, Australia
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1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

It's a must if visiting the hunter valley, never have we eaten such awesome food, each dish from start to finish really satisfies the palates, the staff are so warm and welcoming, nothing is a hassle. The atmosphere is relaxing and very enjoyable, best restaurant been to in a long time, being from Sydney everything is a rush rush all... More 

2 Thank QSE001
Cronulla Beach, New South Wales, Australia
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59 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

We heard wonderful things about this restaurant so we're quite excited to visit . Great venue , quirky , eclectic , rustic atmosphere , beautiful setting . Clearly very busy and inexperienced wait staff . Served our meals without cutlery and had to ask , requested another bottle of wine 3 times to 3 different people before we received it... More 

Thank Louise M
2 reviews
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

This restaurant never fails to impress. From the outstanding service to the faultless food all in a lovely atmosphere. Cant wait for next visit.

Thank Julie L
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

We have been coming to this amazing restaurant for about the last 10 years and whenever we visit the Hunter Valley we make sure to get a table there for a leisurely Friday or Saturday lunch. Our hostess, Sharon, always makes us feel like personal friends coming to lunch... she stops to chat and is always so relaxed! Shelley, our... More 

Thank Marilyn D
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 5 February 2017

Being a local in the Hunter Valley, I have made a hobby of sampling many of the lunch-time food options available in the area. There is a cornucopia full of worthy contenders but this restaurant is one of my favourites. It describes itself as being a seafood specialist but there are many dishes on their menu that do not fall... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Australian, Seafood, Contemporary, Fusion, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, View, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 16:00
12:00 - 16:00
12:00 - 16:00
12:00 - 16:00
18:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 16:00
18:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 737 Lovedale Road, Lovedale, Cessnock, New South Wales 2325, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Newcastle  >  Cessnock  >  Lovedale
  • Phone Number: +61 2 4930 7400
Leaves & Fishes Lovedale Restaurant offers fresh, smart and simple dining to its guests within its inviting boathouse atmosphere perched over the water with views of the Brokenback ranges. A range of Asian-fusion and Australian meals are complimented by a Hunter-focused wine list to reward guests with a great Hunter dining experience. With more than 10 years experience, Leaves & Fishes Lovedale Restaurant is a favourite with locals and tourists alike - a must-see!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?