AN UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCE
The cafe provides a diverse and delightful menu complimented by Gartelmann wines and a generous range of beverages and Premium Vittoria Coffee.
Situated on the deck over the dam in young forest bushland, it is an experience to remember with experienced chef and staff cooking some cafe favourites with a Hunter Valley fine-dining twist.
Matt Dillow opened the cafe in July 2013 as his third hospitality venture in the Hunter Valley. The Deck Cafe is open 7 days a week for breakfast and lunch and is also available for groups, weddings and private functions. Matt also hosts food wine and produce tours; Tasmania, Margaret River, New Zealand and also Tuscany Italy.
It's the perfect place to start the day, have a break from a morning of wine tasting or to chill out with family and friends. Think breakfasts with house-made fluffy pancakes with a choice of toppings that include caramelised banana, passionfruit butter and fresh strawberries or Belgium chocolate hazelnut sauce and vanilla ice cream; ham and Persian feta and asparagus omelette with semi-dried tomato tapenade and sourdough; eggs benedict with herb-roasted field mushrooms or beetroot and gin cured salmon gravlax and one of Matt’s favourites - grilled sourdough, smashed avocado, roasted wild mushrooms, grilled halloumi and heirloom pesto tomatoes.
The lunch menu is just as delicious and includes The Deck's mezze plate(s), a choice charcuterie plates, wood roast salmon, beer-battered snapper with potato chips, braised lamb shoulder, Spanish pulled pork and bean cassoulet pie, house-made beef lasagne, a range of salads and a selection of delicious The Deck Burgers.
Because the Hunter is so rich in agriculture, wine and fresh food products, Matt Dillow has always used the finest fresh local produce in his menus. Now those magnificent chef-only flavours are coming into your kitchen in the form of gourmet produce.
In every case, attention to quality is paramount so that the produce is worthy of fine diners and food and wine connoisseurs; the kind of folk who are so attracted to the Hunter Valley.So if you want to create meals that leave a lasting impression, or you love to serve tapas with a twist to your own guests, Matt's Produce is the place to start.
READ ABOUT THE DECK CAFE LOVEDALE IN YOUR HUNTER VALLEY MAGAZINE:
THE DECK CAFE
LOCATED AT GARTELMANN WINES - 701 LOVEDALE RD, ROTHBURY
+61 2 4930-9007