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Esca Bimbadgen Restaurant

790 McDonalds Rd | Pokolbin, Pokolbin, New South Wales 2320, Australia
+61 2 4998 4666
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Overview
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“tasting plate” (45 reviews)
“short ribs” (7 reviews)
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CUISINES
Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€€€
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LOCATION
790 McDonalds Rd | Pokolbin, Pokolbin, New South Wales 2320, Australia
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1 - 10 of 522 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Had the Moreton Bay Bug starter and my goodness it was incredible. I thought I was on the set of Masterchef! Unfortunately I then had the Lamb main dish and ended up leaving more than half of it- too fatty and inedible. Overall for $75...More

Thank alexmartinez2602
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had a beautiful lunch today. Beautiful setting, great service. The food and wine was 5 stars. All four of us will return. Thank you Esca for a memorable day.

Thank DiannaGleeso
Reviewed 4 days ago

We dined as a family of three on a Friday night. We took advantage of the Bimbadgen Estate Cellar door being open until 7pm to taste some wines before dining. The food was of an exceptional standard with some very interesting food combinations to choose...More

Thank SchultzWamberal
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Liked it very much , a little more variety of dishes on the menu would of been preferable, food was very nice, warm Bread & Warm olives starters, were so delicious, Chicken confit was beautiful, & lemon panacotta was amazing , the only thing that...More

Thank Maria K
BimbadgenManager, Guest Relations Manager at Esca Bimbadgen Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi. Thank you for your review. We are glad you had such a great time, and we will pass this feedback onto our Chefs, looking forward to welcoming you back!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We dined at Esca on Saturday evening. We chose the 2 course A-la Carte menu for $60pp and I was a little dubious about it being worth the $60 but the dishes were just lovely. I had the vegetarian option of the mushroom gnocchi and...More

Thank Jenni W
BimbadgenManager, Guest Relations Manager at Esca Bimbadgen Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi. Thank you for your review. We are glad you had such a great time, looking forward to welcoming you back!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have always enjoyed ESCA, but todays meal was extremely diappointing. We were looking for a delicious fine dining lunch . The menu was small with heavy flavours. Nothing fresh. The Bugtail entree was limp and soapy and the flavour was sabotaged by a chargrilled...More

Thank Lynn R
BimbadgenManager, Guest Relations Manager at Esca Bimbadgen Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi. Thank you for your review. We are sorry to hear this was your experience. We would appreciate the opportunity to speak with you directly. Are you please able to contact me via email marketing@bimbadgen.com.au so we can follow up with you regarding your review?

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What can I say? A great experience right from the start! We were two couples with 2 little kids with us- two kids sick of being dragged about while their parents went from one fancy restaurant to the next! This was the last restaurant visit...More

Thank neighp
BimbadgenManager, Guest Relations Manager at Esca Bimbadgen Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi. Thank you for your lovely review. We are glad you had such a great time, looking forward to welcoming you back!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An experience that you should have. A group of ten friends! A private room ! The Bunker Your own personal table staff! And wonderful food!!! All for about $100 a head!

Thank Ken H
BimbadgenManager, Guest Relations Manager at Esca Bimbadgen Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi. Thank you for your review. We are glad you had a good time hopefully we will see you again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Four of had lunch Friday 7th July. What a delightful experience! Having eaten here before we had expectations of a good occasion. Good expectations were transformed into excellent reality. On arrival we were made to feel comfortable with attentive, caring service as we were seated....More

Thank jtfwb
BimbadgenManager, Guest Relations Manager at Esca Bimbadgen Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi. Thank you for your review and your kind words, we are glad you had such a great time. Looking forward to seeing you again!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had lunch there today with my wife. The cheese platter, braised beef , lamb belly , and chocolate desert were just awesome $60 pp for 2 course meal good value for the quality of the food. Highly recommend

Thank Charlie R
BimbadgenManager, Guest Relations Manager at Esca Bimbadgen Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi. Thank you for your review. We are glad you had a good time, and you have enjoyed your meal. Hopefully, we will see you again soon.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$31 - US$39
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 15:00
Monday
12:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
Saturday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 790 McDonalds Rd | Pokolbin, Pokolbin, New South Wales 2320, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Newcastle  >  Pokolbin
  • Phone Number: +61 2 4998 4666
  • E-mail
Description
Esca Bimbadgen is situated high on a hill in the heart of Hunter Valley Wine Country. Dedicated to the art of food & wine matching, Esca's modern Australian cuisine, fresh local and home grown produce and spectacular views make for a truly memorable dining experience. Esca's contemporary restaurant design features large glass windows and an open balcony allowing guests stunning wine country views over the Bimbadgen vineyards to the Brokenback ranges. Esca Bimbadgen is a regional restaurant, that uses produce sourced locally or grown on the Estate including lemons, figs and fresh herbs.
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