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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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  • Excellent84%
  • Very good12%
  • 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 6 days ago

What a treat this place was. I always love dining at the chef's table, as I find it a great way to interact with the people whose art is on show on your plate. Great dishes served up, well priced for the quality and friendly...More

Thank TravellingCarlito
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 3 weeks ago

A little restaurant with friendly and professional staff. Food was excellent, especially the quail and kingfish entree. Highly recommend people who do not like to have 'formal fine dine' to try this restaurant!!

1  Thank Martin T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we visited the place with high hopes, a bit regret for it, food quality was average, not with fresh and nice ingredients nor creative making / cooking. 2 pax footed a bill of $160. not worth it, honestly. it's definitely not a location you would...More

Thank dhui
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went with friends who had had a wonderful experience before. They booked several weeks in advance. We were given a table right by the door, which on a cold night with the vast number of smokers going out to smoke in the non smoking...More

1  Thank ExSwissMIss
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food and service were excellent. The restaurant is small which made it feel cosy and warm on a cold winter night. The blue cheese and honeycomb brioche was out of this world, worth a visit in itself!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Frank and his crew deliver a staircase of flavours to ever-ever land. Never before have we all enjoyed a meal together that has satisfied the entire group. Faultless. Ever tasty. Perfection. 10/10

1  Thank Stephan G
Reviewed 8 July 2018

Lunch time deliciousness. We were so surprised at this innovative and stylish restaurant. Wish we had discovered it at the start of our stay so we could have eaten here more often, a very special place.

Thank llrich53
Reviewed 7 July 2018

Best restaurant in the Hunter! Worth travelling for and Josh (Sous chef) is a real talent. Every course was tasty and the Goat's Cheese ice cream desert wow...

1  Thank Sagittarii68
Reviewed 6 July 2018 via mobile

We chose to sit at the chefs table which is for 2 or 3 people. It’s a small restaurant but this was a great way to watch how meals are cooked and organised. Chef was very friendly and we learnt about our dishes. Good value...More

1  Thank jonathanblackburn
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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
Romantic, View, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
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
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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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