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Emerson’s Cafe & Restaurant

€€ - €€€, , Vegetarian Friendly
492 Lovedale Rd, Lovedale, Cessnock, New South Wales 2325, Australia
+61 2 4930 7029
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good21%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“snapper” (16 reviews)
“french toast” (8 reviews)
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Contemporary, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
492 Lovedale Rd, Lovedale, Cessnock, New South Wales 2325, Australia
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We went here for lunch as part of a wine tour. Beautiful food, innovative, plentiful, fresh and delicious. I had an olive tart which was just a Mediterranean taste sensation. My wife had a lamb ragout linguine which she hasn't stopped talking about.

Thank Phillip C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food here is tasty & well presented with a good value for money. We often eat our post-balloon-flight breakfasts here during the Hunter Valley Fiesta. The staff put up with a mob of us descending on them and rearranging their tables on the veranda...More

Thank GrantMcHerron
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely restaurant. Beautiful views and a very relaxing atmosphere. The staff are wonderful and very helpful . We are sure to return.

Thank MrsCollins1963
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

Came here with a girlfriend to have a nice catch up and chat over a long lunch. Never disappointed with the food and service here so it's always a winner. Love the service here. Food is amazing as always. Only one criticism is the noise...More

Thank Sizzledrizzle
Reviewed 8 July 2017

We recently had dinner atvEmersons Restaurant. We had previously had lunch at this restaurant and were impressed with the quality and style. Dinner was a wonderful experience. Very professional staff, the meal outstanding and of a very high quality in both presentation and menu selection....More

1  Thank manyana2013
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

I had dinner with my wife here tonight and we were impressed. Wonderful friendly service and the food was top notch. My wife had the blue swimmer crab for entree, I had the duck confit and we both had the pork belly for main. They...More

Thank Grant C
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

Today we decided to celebrate our Daughter and Son in-laws birthday. On arrival we were greeted with a smile and seated at our table. It was so cold in this place jackets were not taken off. I ordered a glass of wine for my partner...More

4  Thank Debbie D
Reviewed 13 June 2017

I had eaten at Emerson's on a previous visit to the region and thoroughly enjoyed it, but this time, it missed the mark in a couple of ways: firstly, the bottle of white wine we ordered was served at room temperature - a pity because...More

1  Thank Bobby182
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

My partner and I went here for breakfast on a Saturday morning of the long weekend. He had Banana Pancakes with Chantilly Cream and oodles of maple of syrup. I went for the savory option of bacon, eggs and mushrooms with a potato rosti, because...More

Thank Emily M
Reviewed 4 June 2017

We had a very tasty lunch on a Sunday. It was quiet but we were well looked after. The food came promptly and the bread and olive oil was superb, with their balsamic oil. Three of us shared two main dishes and a peach salad....More

Thank hatwilltravel
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Julie H
31 July 2015|
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Response from Judy L | Reviewed this property |
For some reason, your request came to me (I posted a review on Trip Advisor). The phone number of the restaurant is +61 2 4930 7029. They should be able to help you with a bus company that can transport your group.
Adele D
3 May 2015|
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Response from Sandra B | Reviewed this property |
Some, but not a huge variety. Not being vegetarian myself I did not take much notice, but I am pretty sure there was only one in the entrees and one in mains.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 492 Lovedale Rd, Lovedale, Cessnock, New South Wales 2325, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Newcastle  >  Cessnock  >  Lovedale
  • Phone Number: +61 2 4930 7029
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After 3 years in Pokolbin, Owner/Head Chef Emerson Rodriguez is excited to announce the re-location of their multi-award winning restaurant 'Emerson's at Pokolbin' to Adina Vineyard.Now appropriately renamed Emerson's Cafe & Restaurant, Emerson's is located within Adina Vineyard. Adina Vineyard is set in the heart of the Hunter Wine Region on Lovedale Road in Lovedale, surrounded by acres of established vineyards & an impressive olive grove. With newly renovated Cellar door on-site, Providore, Reflections Spa & Accommodation.
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