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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, Vegan Options
PRICE
€€€€
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LOCATION
790 McDonalds Rd | Pokolbin, Pokolbin, New South Wales 2320, Australia
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Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

Had dinner on the Queen's birthday weekend with staff and families at Esca. Thoroughly enjoyed the meal, great service and ambience of the restaurant. Recommend this place if your looking for a enjoyable experience.

Thank Louise A
Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

Visited recently with friends for lunch , what a perfect afternoon, cold outside but warm and cosy inside. The service is absolutely outstanding , friendly and courteous . Good selection and plenty of choice on their Menu, we chose 2 courses for $60 and were...More

Thank Melinda F
Carlie G, Manager at Esca Bimbadgen Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2016

Hi Melinda, Thank you so much for your review. It is great to hear you had such a fabulous time at Esca Bimbadgen Restaurant. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind regards, Bruno Food & Beverage Manager, Esca Bimbadgen Restaurant

Reviewed 3 July 2016

By far the nicest fine dining ive eaten at, the staff were very pleasant from the moment we walked in, service was amazing and the food was great

Thank Charbel N
Carlie G, Owner at Esca Bimbadgen Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2016

Hi Charbel, Thank you so much for your review. It is great to hear you had such a fabulous birthday dinner at Esca Bimbadgen Restaurant. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind regards, Bruno Food & Beverage Manager, Esca Bimbadgen Restaurant

Reviewed 28 June 2016

Booking a table for dinner at Esca is a breeze using Dimmi and you get a reminder of your booking. The two-course dinner on Friday night was very tasty, duck breast for entree and foraged mushroom risotto for the main. Both were well-prepared and delicate....More

Thank Robert S
Reviewed 28 June 2016

The food was incredible and the experience of being there was just perfect. Our waiter, Luke, was like The Mentalist - he always seemed to know what we wanted before we knew we wanted it. He was very impressive. We had little kids with us...More

Thank Bobby P
Carlie G, Manager at Esca Bimbadgen Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2016

Hi Bobby, Thank you so much for your review. It is great to hear you had such a fabulous time at Esca Bimbadgen Restaurant. I will be sure to pass your comments onto Luke, and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind regards,...More

Reviewed 26 June 2016

Our lunch at Esca was a great experience. The restaurant is elegant, with floor to ceiling windows providing diners with lovely views of the valley - we even had a family of kangaroos grazing outside the windows. The professional staff were friendly, helpful and very...More

Thank Lynne R
Carlie G, Manager at Esca Bimbadgen Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2016

Hi Lynne, Thank you so much for your review. It is great to hear you had such a fabulous time at Esca Bimbadgen Restaurant. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind regards, Bruno Food & Beverage Manager, Esca Bimbadgen Restaurant

Reviewed 25 June 2016

We returned to have the Beef olution degustation menu with matching wine. We had this last year during food and wine month and were looking forward to it again. It was great that the dishes differed from the previous year - had some variety. We...More

Thank Jaxxxm
Carlie G, Manager at Esca Bimbadgen Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2016

Hi Jaxxxm, Thank you so much for your review. It is great to hear you had such a fabulous time at Esca Bimbadgen Restaurant. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind regards, Bruno Food & Beverage Manager, Esca Bimbadgen Restaurant

Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

Visiting from Adelaide for a weekend of special birthday celebrations, we had the best lunch here on the Saturday. With a table on the balcony we absorbed the beautiful view while wine and dining away the afternoon. The staff were impeccable and so knowledgable and...More

Thank Pauline0570
Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

Decided to give esca a go since our previous hotel Spicers (we couldn't stay there this time as they were fully booked but they still graciously provided some recommendations) highly recommended it. A new chef apparently and seems he is settling in well Favourite dish...More

Thank Anne-Belle68
Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

Had a rare couples night the food was fantastic and the staff were brillant. My only complaint was the matched wines in particulare the tasmanian Pinot maybe there should be a taste of such an intersting wine first. We will deffinatly be back hopefully for...More

Thank Luke A
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$31 - US$39
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, View, Child-friendly, Romantic
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
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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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