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Leaves & Fishes

$$$$, Seafood,
737 Lovedale Road, Lovedale, Cessnock, New South Wales 2320, Australia
+61 2 4930 7400
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Overview
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good21%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“soft shell crab” (17 reviews)
“seafood” (15 reviews)
“ocean trout” (10 reviews)
Closed
All hours
CUISINES
Australian, Seafood, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
737 Lovedale Road, Lovedale, Cessnock, New South Wales 2320, Australia
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1 - 10 of 258 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was amazing soft shell crab is the best I've ever had. Atmosphere and location was great a must to visit in the hunter valley

Thank joanne979
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food great ,fresh all locally produced,the atmosphere they have created was cool specially for summer ,creative restaurant situated on top of a small dam,attentive staff and lovely owner .

Thank robandjanegreen
LeavesnFishes, Public Relations Manager at Leaves & Fishes, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for visiting Rob & Jane and leaving such great feedback! Hope to see you on your next visit!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were very fortunate to get a booking late Saturday afternoon for the evening, so glad we did! The food & service was first class, if you like Soft Shell Crab you MUST try it! Just delicious, couldn't eat dessert after such a generous helping;...More

Thank David P
LeavesnFishes, Public Relations Manager at Leaves & Fishes, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much David! So fantastic to hear this. We agree, the SSC is a must-try!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went for without a reservation lunch during the week. We were seated immediately and served without a wait. The menu is on the web, it is not very extensive but has choices for everyone. The soft-shell crab was a highlight, the whole snapper excellent...More

Thank j1p
LeavesnFishes, Public Relations Manager at Leaves & Fishes, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

So fantastic to hear you enjoyed your visit! Thanks so much for the feedback. Look forward to seeing you again!

Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Everything here is top notch and attended to with heart. The food is amazing, service by the owner is hands on and friendly and the decoration always makes you feel like your someplace truly special. A recurring favourite!

Thank Jacielee
LeavesnFishes, Public Relations Manager at Leaves & Fishes, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for the fantastic feedback! So lovely to hear you enjoyed your time with us!

Reviewed 7 November 2017

Leaves and fishes is a hidden away oasis of rustic charm. Has such lovely food and great hospitality.

Thank MareeChristine
LeavesnFishes, Public Relations Manager at Leaves & Fishes, responded to this reviewResponded 10 November 2017

Thank you so much Maree! So lovely to hear!

Reviewed 17 October 2017

We had lunch here on the weekend and it was so amazing. The location, the outlook, the pond, the fish, the property, the food, the staff. It was all fantastic, a really nice spot for lunch, we cant wait to return on our next visit...More

Thank Kysss
LeavesnFishes, Public Relations Manager at Leaves & Fishes, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2017

So fantastic to hear! We hope you enjoyed the rest of your weekend in the Hunter and to see you again soon!

Reviewed 3 October 2017

We have been here many times before but we found our latest visit less than amazing. The wine list was much smaller than usual and the food was not as fantastic as we remembered. We were chastised quite soundly for not telling the waitress that...More

Thank Kirssten
LeavesnFishes, Public Relations Manager at Leaves & Fishes, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2017

Hi Kirsten, so sorry to hear that we didn't live up to your expectations! Sharon, the owner that served you that evening, like all of our staff, take food intolerances and allergies quite seriously as we have a lot of diners that join us that...More

Reviewed 3 October 2017

Loved our lunch here. Service was friendly and impeccable. Kids loved looking at fishes in the lake as we dined. Food and wine was very good quality and tasted beautiful. Will definitely come for a return visit when we are in the Hunter next.

Thank kavith
LeavesnFishes, Public Relations Manager at Leaves & Fishes, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2017

Thank you so much for visiting and great to hear you enjoyed your time with us! Looking forward to seeing you again, we'll keep the fish fed until next time!

Reviewed 25 September 2017

We had lunch at Leaves and Fishes on a hot Sunday. The location and, restaurant generally are great. The staff are very friendly and, efficient.The service was good. The menu is varied to cater for all tastes .The dishes we had were very tasty. But...More

Thank Ray L
LeavesnFishes, Public Relations Manager at Leaves & Fishes, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2017

Thanks so much for your feedback Ray! The Pork Belly is currently one of our bite menu options that are more of an entree or lighter lunch serving so it is smaller definitely. We do have quite generous serves in our main catches that we'd...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
USD 69
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
View, Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 737 Lovedale Road, Lovedale, Cessnock, New South Wales 2320, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Newcastle  >  Cessnock  >  Lovedale
  • Phone Number: +61 2 4930 7400
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Description
Leaves & Fishes offers a fresh, smart and simple approach to dining in the Hunter Valley. A range of Asian-fusion and Australian meals are complimented by a Hunter-focused wine list. A Lovedale favourite for more than 14 years, Leaves & Fishes is a must-visit on your next trip!
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