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Winter Warmers Dining Guide

The weather has become chilly so it's time to warm the soul with our top picks for warm winter dining.


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 winter menu; slow cooked lamb neck, pearl cous cous, fetta, pomegranate molasses & toasted pistachios, is sure to warm you up this winter! Mercure Resort HVG, Cnr Broke & McDonalds Rd, Pokolbin | Ph 4998 2000 | OPEN 7 nights from 5:30pm


Locavore Restaurant and Epoche Bar

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 Epoche Lounge Bar – 7 Days Lunch & Dinner Locavore – Dinner Thurs–Sat E



The Cellar Restaurant A winter favourite, The Cellar Restaurant delivers modern contemporary Australian cuisine, utilising local and seasonal quality ingredients. On those cooler evenings, dine in the 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 E



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. Enjoy the seasonal Winter menu and visit the cellar door to stay warm by the fireplace. Pooles Rock/Cockfighters Ghost Vineyard, 576 De Beyers Rd, Pokolbin PH 4998 7776 | OPEN Lunch Fri, Sat & Sun, Dinner Fri & Sat E



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



Wandin Kitchen

Warm yourself inside and out while dining at Wandin Kitchen as you unwind and take in the views of this charming property. The focus is on creating a menu from locally sourced produce which best showcases those cooler seasons, created by the talented local team led by Chef Tim Richardson. Book online via the website.

12 Wilderness Road, Lovedale

PH 4930 9888 | OPEN Sunday Brunch,

Lunch Wed–Sun, Dinner Fri–Sat





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