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The Cellar Restaurant

Broke Road | Hunter Valley Gardens Village, Pokolbin, New South Wales 2320, Australia
+61 2 4998 7584
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Overview
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (44 reviews)
“duck confit” (11 reviews)
“prawns” (14 reviews)
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CUISINES
Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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Value
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LOCATION
Broke Road | Hunter Valley Gardens Village, Pokolbin, New South Wales 2320, Australia
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1 - 10 of 469 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

Great food and fantastic service. Had agreat meal and some wonderful wines on a cold night. Walked into a warm and inviting atmosphere, with open fireplace and friendly service. Will be be back to try what my wife had! It all looked fantastic.

Thank mark b
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we came for dessert and it was lovely. This restuarant is in the heart of Hunter Valley Gardens with a cosy fire burning in the middle of the sandstone restaurant. A lovely atmosphere

Thank Moorey73
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped here for lunch. The restaurant was nice & warm inside. I had a steak for lunch which I enjoyed immensely. The staff were very friendly & informative. A great place to stop off for lunch during a visit to the Hunter Valley.

Thank Joe V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband chose this restaurant from Trip Advisor reviews and it did not disapoint. The duck deserves its reputation and my lamb rump was red and delicious. Was very surprised to receive dessert with a candle and "happy birthday" in chocolate display across the plate

1  Thank Judy H
Reviewed 12 June 2018

We were staying up the Valley for a few days and we had to go back to one of our old favourite restaurants in the Cellar. Again we were not disappointed although the have taken the Lamb off the main menu but the Chicken was...More

Thank Marcus R
Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

Went there with the family for a birthday. Food and atmosphere were great. I had the lambs liver, done very nicely. Definitely go again.

Thank FoodComa2020
Reviewed 26 May 2018 via mobile

We were celebrating a new job with friends and although the restaurant wasn’t overly busy, we were able to chat and laugh as loud as we wanted. We were looked after by this one English waiter who was very accommodating and offered excellent food and...More

Thank Emma L
Reviewed 22 May 2018 via mobile

I had dinner by myself on a quiet autumn midweek evening. The food was fine and well cooked, the service attentive and friendly. And there it ends. At $39 for the main plus $9 for greens I expected better, a bit of special somehow. The...More

1  Thank billabong859
Reviewed 16 May 2018

A delightful lunch in the outdoors courtyard. Really loved the melt-in-your-mouth lambs fry and bacon, the broccolini with chili and the luscious Scarborough late picked semillon matched with the lemon curd gateau dessert. Always a high standard and excellent service..

Thank Firsttimecruiser52
Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile

Had a lovely lunch here. The ravioli was devine, lambs liver was also great. Beautiful surroundings. Will definitely be back.

Thank Pauline B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$23 - US$33
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 20:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 20:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 20:30
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 20:30
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 20:30
Saturday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Broke Road | Hunter Valley Gardens Village, Pokolbin, New South Wales 2320, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Newcastle  >  Pokolbin
  • Phone Number: +61 2 4998 7584
  • E-mail
Description
This ultra-popular restaurant (especially with locals who love a long lunch here) serves appetising Mediterranean meals in a relaxed, inviting space. It has a great outdoor courtyard, surrounded by wisteria, with tables shaded by large umbrellas and inside there’s a huge open fireplace in the centre of the room, surrounded by crisp, white-clothed tables and indoor gardens. Owner/chef Andy Wright offers a seasonal menu using the best Australian produce with regulars returning for popular á la carte dishes like pan-fried barramundi and eight-hour slow-braised Milly Hill lamb or the signature dish – whole suckling pig roast (48 hours’ notice required).
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