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Emerson’s Cafe & Restaurant

$$ - $$$, , Vegetarian Friendly
492 Lovedale Rd, Lovedale, Cessnock, New South Wales 2325, Australia
+61 2 4930 7029
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good20%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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Contemporary, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
492 Lovedale Rd, Lovedale, Cessnock, New South Wales 2325, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ate here as a group of 8 for dinner. Good selection of meals to choose from. No-one was disappointed with their choice - although those with the pork belly thought it was a bit too fatty. Nice little extra touches like the pork terrine between...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Kafeebee
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Possible the best pate I have ever had not to mention the amazing suckling pork. Truly wonderful food,service and view.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Sharron M M
Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

Party of 8 for dinner. All the food was great. Gnocchi great. Ocean trout salad fresh and a great mix of tastes. Quail was delicious. Then mains - cod was good, lamb and pork were outstanding- clearly a great land offering from Emerson - thanks....More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Ashanpo
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

My partner and I are at Emerson’s as part of an organised wine tour and were bitterly disappointed. I ordered the duck risotto and was possibly the worst risotto I’ve eaten. There was no flavour in the dish at all. The dish was as though...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank Scott B
Reviewed 27 September 2018

3 of us enjoyed a great lunch here on a quiet Saturday in September. The service was friendly and helpful, the food great and country setting, very relaxing. And its a short stroll to the wine tasting room (keep your meal receipt for a discount...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank L1015CBrogerb
Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile

A group of nine friends from Sydney had dinner here last night and the food was fantastic. Very tasty, well presented. Friendly service. A great experience. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: September 2018
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

Had the pleasure of trying some of the new menu tonight,it’s amazing what these guys can do with local produce 10/10 will be back

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank 529kanek
Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

We have been here a couple of times now. Once with my husband for our anniversary dinner, we did the degustation and again last month for lunch with a friend who was visiting from Tasmania. The service is fabulous, the surroundings are lovely and peaceful...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Rachel_jeant
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

Great food and service. Beautiful view. Clean area and great location for parties and wedding. Also a great place to have a nice night out.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Linda D
Reviewed 17 August 2018

Our first visit to Emerson's for a work luncheon did not disappoint. Complimentary comments all round by all our staff who attended.Many more visits to come from family and friends with food and wine this good!

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank llennard263
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Julie H
1 August 2015|
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Response from 271judyl | Reviewed this property |
For some reason, your request came to me (I posted a review on Trip Advisor). The phone number of the restaurant is +61 2 4930 7029. They should be able to help you with a bus company that can transport your group.
Adele D
3 May 2015|
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Response from Sandra B | Reviewed this property |
Some, but not a huge variety. Not being vegetarian myself I did not take much notice, but I am pretty sure there was only one in the entrees and one in mains.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 25
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 492 Lovedale Rd, Lovedale, Cessnock, New South Wales 2325, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Newcastle  >  Cessnock  >  Lovedale
  • Phone Number: +61 2 4930 7029
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After 3 years in Pokolbin, Owner/Head Chef Emerson Rodriguez is excited to announce the re-location of their multi-award winning restaurant 'Emerson's at Pokolbin' to Adina Vineyard.Now appropriately renamed Emerson's Cafe & Restaurant, Emerson's is located within Adina Vineyard. Adina Vineyard is set in the heart of the Hunter Wine Region on Lovedale Road in Lovedale, surrounded by acres of established vineyards & an impressive olive grove. With newly renovated Cellar door on-site, Providore, Reflections Spa & Accommodation.
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