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Spring Dining Guide

With the days getting longer and warmer, here are our top picks for a delightful spring dining experience.


éléments bar & dining

Located onsite at Mercure Resort Hunter Valley Gardens, éléments bar & dining is the perfect Wine Country dining experience.

The title éléments is derived from the natural elements of fire, water and soil. These elements and quality produce are transformed by Executive Chef Michael Watson who has created a menu influenced by the flavours of France and Italy. One of the favourite dishes on the new menu; pan-fried Atlantic salmon with pont neuf & caprice salad, a perfectly balanced dish to enjoy this spring.

Mercure Resort HVG, Cnr Broke & McDonalds Rd, Pokolbin

Ph 4998 2000 OPEN 7 nights from 5:30pm


Wandin Kitchen

Try our new spring and summer menu at Wandin Kitchen. Enjoy the choice of quality local beef and seafood or be tempted by something with more spice. Vineyard wine selection to suit your choices.

Bookings available Thursday through to Sunday. Online bookings are recommended.

12 Wilderness Road, Lovedale PH 4930 9888

OPEN Thurs Lunch, Fri-Sun Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner


Locavore Restaurant

Taste and celebrate the Hunter Valley’s incredible regional produce at Locavore Restaurant. Located inside voco™ Kirkton Park Hunter Valley, enjoy estate-to-plate fine dining with expertly paired local wines in a charming, relaxed ambience. Spend an evening enjoying a heartwarming sustainable menu featuring ingredients grown fresh from the voco™ kitchen garden.

voco™ Kirkton Park Hunter Valley, 336 Oakey Creek Rd, Pokolbin

PH 4998 7680 OPEN Dinner Fri & Sat


The Cellar Restaurant

A spring and summer favourite, The Cellar Restaurant delivers modern contemporary Australian cuisine, utilising local and seasonal quality ingredients. Dine in the intimate indoor garden setting with its centrally located fireplace or outside in the courtyard during the day. Try the new a la carte and tasting menu! Bookings recommended.

HVG Village, Broke Rd, Pokolbin PH 4998 7584

OPEN Lunch + Dinner Mon–Sat


Oishii Japanese Thai Restaurant

The name says it all... Delicious. Open daily, Oishii has become one of the most popular eateries in the epicentre of Hunter Valley wineries and concerts. The market fresh seafood Sushi and Sashimi followed by a heartwarming, rich Massaman Beef Curry and finished with fried ice cream – a house speciality, begs a return visit to taste their unique Prawn Tempura, Panang Duck Curry and Green Curry Chicken.

Roche Estate, Cnr Broke & McDonalds Rd’s Pokolbin

PH 4998 7051 OPEN 7 Days Lunch, Dinner + T/A


Hunters Quarter (HQ).

Located in Pooles Rock Vineyard of Pokolbin, Hunters Quarter (HQ) is a relaxed and elegant destination. The restaurant is a dining space with something for everyone – whatever the occasion, come and discover a contemporary dining experience with a private terrace in the vineyards. Perfect for family, friends and fantastic food. Two, three or five course degustation menu available on Friday lunch.

576 De Beyers Rd, Pokolbin PH 4998 7776

OPEN Lunch Fri, Sat & Sun, Dinner Fri & Sat