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Restaurant Eighty Eight

88 Halls Rd, Pokolbin, New South Wales 2320, Australia
+61 2 4998 4999
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good22%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
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Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
88 Halls Rd, Pokolbin, New South Wales 2320, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a wonderful stay at the Convent. We ended the trip with high tea at Eighty Eight. The food looked amazing and delicious. OMG those scones - flakey and perfect 👍🏼 Country charms ambience and the staff were wonderful. The best!! Thanks Hahn and...More

Thank Hangie N
Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

In addition to our recent very positive review of our recent 4-day stay at The Convent Hunter Valley hotel, their in-house restaurant ('88'), only available to hotel guests, and only on Wednesday and Thursday nights, was simply superb! The Chef (also the Sous Chef at...More

Thank hoopertravel
Reviewed 3 March 2018

We visited here as part of a Day Tour of the Hunter Valley Vineyards. The staff were able to expertly discuss the wines which accompanied our lunch which interested us very much. Food was also good and the view through long glass windows very pleasant.

Thank ldonne
Reviewed 12 February 2018

The poached eggs were lovely, there was no butter for the toast, no jam or vegemite the rest was "same as"

Thank jrpproperties
Reviewed 2 January 2018

The house is set at the end of a long drive and surrounded by lovely gardens. It feels peaceful as well as majestic. But as soon as you open the door, you step not into a colonial past, but into a kitsch, gaudy interior that...More

Thank CCG2012
Reviewed 20 November 2017 via mobile

Attended restaurant eighty eight on 19/11/17 for a belated Birthday celebration. . Sampled their High tea. . Wow !!!. They say some times you get what you pay for and this was definately the case. More for the decerning palate and appreciator of High Teas...More

Thank kramer1962
Reviewed 31 October 2017

One of the benefits of staying in-house at the Convent is access to Restaurant Eighty Eight. I would happily drive back to the Convent on a weekend just to enjoy the quality of the breakfast served up by the kitchen staff at the Convent. A...More

Thank Matthew W
Reviewed 11 September 2017

Circa had a function so we ended up in the 88. The restaurant is located in the beautiful main building (Convent) and has its charme. When we were there on a Saturday evening 5 tables were occupied, it still felt a bit empty and cold....More

1  Thank Manfred B. H
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

Partly disappointed as Circa closed for a wedding and 88 is where we had breakfast so it still looks like a breakfast room with cereals etc so def missing ambience of a restaurant to start with ! Service however very sweet and young staff did...More

1  Thank Travelqueen241
Reviewed 24 April 2017

My friends and I had a meal here recently, excellent service and decor. A surprising serve of amuse bouches for us started the night well. The tasting platter was an ideal and tasty entree. The beef cheeks were superb and were well complemented by some...More

Thank Petesays
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$34
Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Seating, Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 88 Halls Rd, Pokolbin, New South Wales 2320, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Newcastle  >  Pokolbin
  • Phone Number: +61 2 4998 4999
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Overlooking the Wisteria Courtyard at The Convent, Restaurant Eighty Eight serving Breakfast and High Tea in a more relaxed dining experience than Circa 1876, it strongly focuses on using organic produce that is ethical and sustainable with the vast majority sourced from the Estate’s nearby organic kitchen garden, chicken coop, bee hive and quail eggs from our onsite Japanese quails. Executive Chef Trent and Eighty Eight Head Chef Christopher Dzidic have collaborated to create a menu that brings to life the flavours of the kitchen garden’s food and injects hints of quirkiness, influenced by Christopher’s own personality. Ingredients are ethically sourced and either organically grown on the property, gathered or acquired locally or sustainably farmed. RESTAURANT EIGHTY EIGHT BREAKFAST: Open 7 days Costs: $35.00 (per adult) $10.00 (per child) AFTERNOON HIGH TEA: Open Sat-Sun
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