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EXP. restaurant

€€€€, , Vegetarian Friendly
1596 Broke Rd, Pokolbin, New South Wales 2320, Australia
+61 2 4998 7264
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  • Excellent85%
  • Very good11%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Australian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
1596 Broke Rd, Pokolbin, New South Wales 2320, Australia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

AMAZING AMAZING EXPERIENCE. I visited here last year with a friend and had to take my family on our recent visit to the hunter. We had the experience (6course menu). My family are not big foodies nor are into fine dining however after our experience...More

Thank Cleo I
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 4 April 2018

EXP was stunning. Great, inventive food that combines inventiveness with local ingredients, served with elegance and personality. The full menu is an epic journey through texture and flavour. An absolute must-visit if you're in the region and want a dining experience that challenges your view...More

Thank Jared W
Reviewed 14 April 2018

As the name suggest, this is an EXPerience which we greatly enjoyed. We cycled from our hotel the five km to the restaurant so were appreciative of the water we were immediately offered. There is plenty of choice on the menu and you can have...More

Thank Simon C
Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

After a big week at work I just felt like and beer and a schnitzel at the pub but my wife convinced me to have a nice night out. Boy was she right! These guys did an awesome job. Every dish sounded fancy with its...More

Thank Brodskyj
Reviewed 5 April 2018

The best restaurant experience I have had would be at EXP restaurant. We booked for a group of 8, and when we arrived we were all greeted happily by most of the staff and made to feel welcome. We were shown to our table, right...More

1  Thank Josh D
Reviewed 3 April 2018

We contemplated the tasting menu but in the end went a la carte. Everything as described sounded delicious but I eventually opted for the sea trout (succulent with crispy skin & yummy foams), the kangaroo (so lean & juicy) & the milk pudding (not sure...More

Thank Sarah C
Reviewed 2 April 2018

Small and not pretentious it had an intimate feel. We decided to go with the larger degustation menu. Probably not for the unadventurous but could not fault the taste sensations of this wonderful menu. Locally sourced foods with native inflections, everything from Emu to Wattle...More

Thank Kathryn R
Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

10/10 Great food great service A must to visit A truly fine food EXPerience Be sure to try the food tasting menu

1  Thank jattardchef
Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

We are regular visitors of this restaurant and our visit Saturday 24th March was not a disappointment. The food has always been good but I believe this was Franks best since opening. We had the EXPerience menu of 6 plus courses. The small bites are...More

Thank Bryan S
Reviewed 15 March 2018

We dined with friends from Melbourne who are avid foodies. We therefore decided to try EXP after a friend had told us of his wonderful experience. All four of us thought our dinner was faultless. Dish after dish arrived with each one full of different...More

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19 November 2017|
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Response from craig b | Reviewed this property |
Hi fantilil, You will find closer accom, but personally, I’d go for Belford Block Eight in the north end of the Hunter...0 Best accom I’ve stayed at in the hunter.. Ask the boys for a private tasting in your room, stroll... More
19 November 2017|
Response from Sixdown | Reviewed this property |
We stayed in Hunter Valley at the Kirkton Park Hotel Hunter Valley. We used Hunter Hopper (hop on/off tour) and David (he was terrific) also drove us to dinner that night, for a bit less than other taxi companies were... More
Roger A
25 May 2017|
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Response from Amitav05 | Reviewed this property |
No. I don't remember clearly but think it's Wednesday to Sunday lunches and Friday & Saturday dinner.you Can check their website.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
View, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1596 Broke Rd, Pokolbin, New South Wales 2320, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Newcastle  >  Pokolbin
  • Phone Number: +61 2 4998 7264
  • E-mail
At EXP. our focus is to create a dining EXP.erience that is delicious, entertaining and interactive. Food is at the heart of EXP. and the menu is driven by the seasons and produce. The team sources local produce as much as possible, with quality always being the key. With these ingredients the kitchen create dishes that are our EXP.ression of Australian cuisine.
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