Where to Eat

If you have decided to stay in Hunter Valley wine region for a period of time, worry no more about where to eat. The place is simply the best when it comes to dining locations. Being a country of fabulous wines, Pokolbin is abundant with fine dining restaurants, as well as local food shops which will assure you that you will never go hungry during your stay here.

As a matter of fact, The Hunter Valley is home to some of Australia’s most talented restauranteurs and chefs. If you are looking for a simple, casual dining, or a fine dining experience, you will surely be immersed with a wonderful dining experience in this place.

Here are some of them:

Draytons Log Press Café

This café is located in Drayton’s Family Wines. They offer early morning teas, lunch menu, as well as afternoon teas. You can also pick from here a wide option on handmade gifts and produce.

RedSalt at Crowne Plaza

This dining location is famous for its grilled selection which highlights the best produce prepared to emphasize their natural flavours. Premium wines produced in the area are also offered here to compliment their food.

Oishii Pokolbin – Japanese & Thai Restaurant & Take Away

If you are looking for Japanese or Thai food, Oishii Pokolbin is certainly the place for you. Whether you want to eat inside the room or outside while overlooking the vineyards and amphitheatre, you are guaranteed of a good dining experience here.

Robyn Drayton Wines

Aside from the wines offered here, they also offer meals while enjoying the scenic view of a paradise outside, highlighting the valley vines in the distance.

Swill N’ Grill Bistro

If you are searching for grilled foods, Swill N’ Grill Bistro is a must visit. They offer great food and great service.


San Martino Restaurant

St. Martin is the patron saint and protector of all drinkers. Therefore, a visit to Hunter Valley wine region is not complete without paying a visit in San Martino Restaurant. They are open at dinnertime.

Amanda’s on the Edge

This restaurant is situated on the adorable Windsor’s Edge Vineyard. You will certainly enjoy its stunning views over the vineyard as well as the neighbouring country land.

Shakey Tables at Hunter Country Lodge

This food stop is located in the centre of the Hunter Country Lodge. This is an award winning restaurant because of its contemporary Australian food, creatively presented to diners.

Olive Mill Café

This café offers home prepared Italian meals. From mouth watering saltimbocca, gnoochi and other exotic food, like rabbit, you will certainly find all their food perfect to be paired with a glass of award winning wines. They are also home to the finest jazz musicians in the country, playing every last Sunday of the month.

Casa Margarita Restaurant

Searching for Mexican food? It is certainly good to know that Casa Margarita Restaurant is the one and only Mexican restaurant in the Hunter Valley. Cocktails here are to die for!

Indeed, Hunter Valley wine region is not just popular because of its wineries and vineyards. It is also home to the best dining destinations in the area. Therefore, you can take your time in exploring all these wonderful, palate friendly food stops, and definitely enjoy your evening, with of course, a glass of wine!

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