Hunter Valley Restaurants

Renowned for its plentiful vineyards and flavoursome produce, it comes as no surprise that the Hunter Valley is also rich in dining options. Spanning from fine dining experiences to cozy country cafes, there are eateries located throughout the area suited to most palates and budgets.

Enjoy a gourmet meal overlooking the region’s famed vineyards, indulge within the grounds of a luxurious resort or head to one of the Hunter Valley’s villages to dine in rustic taverns, historic hotels and heritage buildings. Settle in for a hearty meal of classic pub fare or treat the kids to lunch or dinner at a family-friendly eatery. Head to one of the Hunter’s vineyards and breweries to sample locally-produced beverages paired with meals designed to compliment and accentuate their flavours.

While many of the Hunter Valley’s menus feature Modern Australian cuisine, there are also plenty of opportunities to delight your taste buds with flavours and concepts inspired by countries across Europe, Asia and beyond. Enjoy an evening of homely Italian dishes, fine French fare and tantalising Thai cuisine, or savour the complex balance of Japanese delicacies.

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  1. Sabor in the Hunter

    Sabor in the Hunter

    An unforgettable culinary experience – it's the Valley's newest sweet spot with an abundance of classic and seasonal desserts paired with wines from the region. The bar also offers gluten free and an assortment of...

  2. San Martino Italian Bites

    San Martino Italian Bites

    Located within the picturesque Hunter Valley Resort, San Martino is an Italian restaurant featuring traditional cuisine and a family-friendly, welcoming atmosphere. Perch alfresco under the trees and tuck into pasta...

  3. Shakey Tables Restaurant

    Shakey Tables Restaurant

    Expect innovative modern Australian cuisine at Shakey Tables in the Hunter Valley and you won't be disappointed. This restaurant offers truly adventurous food and presentation in the atmosphere of an old country...

  4. Tamburlaine Vineyard Cellar Door

    Tamburlaine Vineyard Cellar Door

    Australia's largest producer of organic wines, Tamburlaine is rightly situated in the renowned Hunter Valley. Tours and even private tastings can be arranged if you speak to the right people. Jan the Cellar Door...

  5. Tapeo on Belmore

    Tapeo on Belmore

    Located in riverside suburb of Lorn, in Maitland, is Tapas on Belmore. The intimate space features an outdoor courtyard, lending a truly Mediterranean atmosphere. The tapas menu is delicate and innovative, with dishes...

  6. Tatler Wines Vineyard

    Tatler Wines Vineyard

    Owned and operated by the Isakidis family for over a decade, Tatler is a boutique winery located in the heart of Lovedale. With the Brokenback Ranges as a backdrop, Tatler makes a picturesque location for both private...

  7. Amanda's on the Edge

    Amanda's on the Edge

    Located on a hill overlooking the picturesque vineyard and surrounding countryside, Amanda's Restaurant offers magnificent views from every table. Guests can choose to dine alfresco in the warmer months from the...

  8. Billabong's Family Restaurant

    Billabong's Family Restaurant

    The buffet at Billabong's Family Restaurant in the East Maitland Bowling Club is brimming with Modern Australian favourites to satiate the most ravenous diner. You'll want to keep refilling your plate with all the...

  9. Bistro Molines

    Bistro Molines

    Regular visitors to the Hunter Valley don't just come for the vineyards, those in the know visit the little slice of paradise carved out by Bistro Molines. The restaurant is set among the picturesque surrounds of...

  10. Bistro Vinden

    Bistro Vinden

    Dine on Modern Australian dishes al fresco in the Hunter Valley at Vinden Estate's Bistro Vinden. Dishes are matched with Vinden Estate's wine portfolio. This magnificent Hunter Valley residence overlooks 10 acres of...

  11. Black Creek Farm

    Black Creek Farm

    At the centre of Rothbury's Black Creek Farm sits a quirky old farmhouse that's been lovingly converted into a tasteful restaurant. Its menu has been built around the motto that food is meant for sharing and the...

  12. Blaxlands Inn

    Blaxlands Inn

    Found in the heart of the Hunter Valley vineyard, Blaxlands Inn is a rustic brasserie loved for its family friendly atmosphere and country-style fare. Housed within a heritage homestead, Blaxlands serves the kind of...

  13. Bushrangers Bar & Brasserie

    Bushrangers Bar & Brasserie

    An important meeting point for the local community, Bushrangers Bar & Brasserie is minutes from Maitland in the lower Hunter Valley. The restaurant has a relaxed atmosphere, dishing out classic pub fare. The venue can...

  14. Café Enzo

    Café Enzo

    Set in Pokolbin, in the heart of the Hunter Valley, Enzo Restaurant is a comforting retreat for locals and tourists alike. The property has been styled like a Tuscan villa, with sandstone buildings, landscaped gardens...

  15. Circa 1876

    Circa 1876

    Circa 1876 is an iconic Hunter Valley restaurant with a focus on fine food and a paddock to plate ethos. Located near boutique hotel, Peppers Convent, the restaurant is set at the end of an aisle of trees, a cottage...

  16. Cooking School - Majors Lane

    Cooking School - Majors Lane

    Majors Lane Restaurant is a well-known Hunter Valley institution, which really makes the best use of fresh, locally sourced produce thanks to devoted locavore, chef Ben Sales. Their hands-on weekend cooking school is...

  17. Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley

    Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley

    This award winning hotel in the heart of the Hunter Valley is an ideal destination for an intimate getaway. The accommodation is complete with a scenic golf course, breathtaking vineyard views and great leisure...

  18. Denmar Estate Cafe

    Denmar Estate Cafe

    DenMar Estate wines are gaining a big reputation. If your Hunter Valley trip takes you to the DenMar cellar door to see what the fuss is about, drop into the affordable Cafe Denmar. Guests are served their light meals...

  19. Drayton's Log Press Cafe

    Drayton's Log Press Cafe

    Drayton's Log Cafe is the perfect location for a casual, healthy breakfast or lunch when visiting the Drayton's Winery or when just passing through the Pokolbin region. Meals are wholesome and generous, with the likes...

  20. Emerson's Cafe Restaurant

    Emerson's Cafe Restaurant

    Having been relocated to Adina Vineyard, the multi-award winning Emerson's Café and Restaurant offers a relaxed breakfast and lunch menu along and an intimate Modern Australian cuisine during the evenings as well as...

  21. Emma's of Lovedale

    Emma's of Lovedale

    Tucked away in the gorgeous gardens of Emma's Cottage Vineyard is Emma's of Lovedale. With a modern European menu and refined wine list, Emma's of Lovedale offers a unique style of dining in the heart of the Hunter...

  22. Esca Bimbadgen @ Bimbadgen Winery

    Esca Bimbadgen @ Bimbadgen Winery

    Located in the heart of the Hunter Valley Wine Country, Bimbadgen is a striking winery and vineyard encompassing an expansive cellar door, award-winning Esca Bimbadgen Restaurant, cafe, outdoor amphitheatre, modern...

  23. EXP. Restaurant

    EXP. Restaurant

    Looking for experience, experimentation and expression in a restaurant? EXP offers all three and more. The eatery offers a reasonably priced gourmet dining experience that's very Hunter Valley; fresh, aesthetically...

  24. Fox Bar Maitland

    Fox Bar Maitland

    The award-winning restaurant The Old George and Dragon and hospitality King Will Creedon come together to create Maitland's Fox Bar. Specialising in Hunter Valley wines, classic cocktails and boutique and craft beers,...

  25. Fratelli Roma

    Fratelli Roma

    Just a two hour drive north of Sydney, Maitland's Fratelli Roma offers an elegant Italian dining experience. Fratelli, meaning brothers in Italian, has been chosen as a symbol of the bind between this restaurant's...

  26. Goldfish Hunter Valley

    Goldfish Hunter Valley

    Goldfish is proving its versatility as a venue by bringing the social elements of a pub to a sophisticated restaurant setting, hosting now-iconic Oktoberfest and Melbourne Cup celebrations. Located at the Tempus Two...

  27. Harrigans Irish Pub

    Harrigans Irish Pub

    Revel in the traditional ambience of an Irish Pub at Harrigan's in the Hunter Valley. The tranquil setting is ideal for a casual lunch with a classic country bistro fare. Unwind on the terrace or at the sports bar...

  28. Harvest at Hope Estate Winery

    Harvest at Hope Estate Winery

    Hope Estate Winery, in Pokolbin, at the heart of the Hunter Valley, is home to the Modern Australian restaurant, Harvest. The dining room and deck overlook 420 acres of vineyards and lakes, a picturesque accompaniment...

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