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A Winter Culinary Journey By The Fireside

Nestled amidst the picturesque Hunter Valley Gardens Shopping Village and vineyards of Pokolbin, The Cellar Restaurant beckons visitors with its warm ambience, crackling fireplace, and a new winter menu that will delight discerning palates. With its commitment to culinary excellence, The Cellar has established itself as a premier dining destination, offering a combination of delectable dishes and a cosy setting that perfectly complements our cold winter months.


As you step into The Cellar Restaurant, the inviting glow of the centrally located fireplace welcomes you, creating the perfect backdrop for an unforgettable dining experience.

The Cellar's new winter menu is a testament to the culinary creativity and commitment to seasonal flavours of Chefs Gary Schofield and Vanessa Blake. Carefully crafted by their talented team, the menu showcases an array of dishes that celebrate the season’s bounties.

Start your meal with Ramen Noodle with beef short rib, rendang broth and crispy egg yolk. The rich flavours and velvety texture will instantly warm you from the inside out. For the main course, the Lamb Shoulder on the Bone (for two) is a speciality. The melt-in-your-mouth lamb is served with potato puree, dutch carrots, and brussel sprouts and topped with a Shiraz jus—a true winter comfort classic. To round off your meal, indulge in a dessert that will warm both your heart and palate. The Cellar's Bread and Butter Pudding served with a generous scoop of rum and raisin ice cream and mandarin anglaise, is a sweet treat that embodies winter indulgence.

In addition to its enticing winter menu, The Cellar Restaurant offers a special treat for curry enthusiasts with their Friday Night Curry Nights, celebrating the diverse culinary traditions of regions known for their aromatic curries. As the tantalising scents waft through the air, guests can indulge in an array of curry dishes, from fragrant Massaman lamb curry to creamy Indian butter chicken and flavourful Indonesian rendang.

For those seeking an exceptional dining experience in the Hunter Valley, The Cellar Restaurant is a must-visit destination. From the inviting fireplace to the carefully curated winter menu, every aspect of this charming establishment is designed to add warmth and comfort to your stay.



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