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Bluetongue Cafe

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Corner Hermitage Road & Mistletoe Lane, Pokolbin, New South Wales 2320, Australia
+61 2 4998 7777
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 22:00
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Brisbane, Australia
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166 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2013 via mobile

Was really looking forward to visiting blue tongue brewery but was so disappointed. The staff were so unfriendly that they were bordering on rude. Drinks were expensive. We quickly left without staying to lunch as planned.

Thank suespurry
Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2013

Innovative Menu, Pool Table, Beer Paddle with six different beers.including Bluetongue Beer, of course. Cocktails, Outside seating with piped music.

Thank Roaming-Free55
Martinborough, Wellington, New Zealand
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59 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2012

Loved the beer paddles, but the food was a bit industrial. Having said that it was exactly what we needed to soak up the beer. There were kangaroos there too! We loved the beers, but the pilsner and the light beers were probably my favourites.

Thank Frank C
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35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2012

This was our first port of call on our Hunter Valley. We had a light lunch with a cold beer to wash it down. Unfortunately the place was overun with day trippers from Sydney so we were glad to get out of there.

Thank Ditu-Wonga
Canberra, Australia
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2012

My wife and i were really looking forward to visiting this brewery but the experience fell short. Compared to other we had visited in Tasmania, WA and NZ this brewery was lacking. No proper gift shop, the outside eating area was tired and need new furniture. The beer platter was ok nothing special. Stick to the wineries.

Thank Gareth G
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155 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2012

You can eat, you can drink, you can sample. Personally, like like coming here around lunch time. Good time to take a break from the wineries, have a bit to eat, and try a Blue Tongue sampler paddle.

Thank Travellersforever
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107 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2012

Well worn outdoor area, not a bad offer for the $15 paddle of beer with the free middie. The food was decent for pub fare. Overall a place to bring kids but don't expect top notch food.

Thank sydneybubbles82
Sydney, Australia
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2012

My brother and I were keen to taste the Semillons The Hunter is famous for and Nathan was superb. He was intuitive and obliging and as such, was a great ambassador for the company.

Thank JohnEffCee
Sydney, Australia
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2012

Went in for a quick lunch but the prices were over the top in my humble opinion. We were too mingy to buy two pies at $14 each so shared one. Was enjoyable but its only chicken in sauce with a square of pastry on top. Bottles of soft drink were not of the standard size but half the size... More 

Thank Sue F
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2012

Rubbish decor and underwhelming service. Enjoyed my beer tasting paddle, and had a pleasant enough afternoon sitting outside in the spring-time sun.

Thank lehoodooguru

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 16
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Corner Hermitage Road & Mistletoe Lane, Pokolbin, New South Wales 2320, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Newcastle  >  Pokolbin
  • Phone Number: +61 2 4998 7777
An authentic Italian dish always starts with the best flour, garden fresh tomatoes, and the best quality local produce. Then of course matched to a great wine. Sound simple ... We make all our own pasta and sauces from scratch , in the traditional Italian way. Our restaurant also features a glass fronted air-conditioned wine cellar where we have wines from all over the world including some rare vintage wines from local private cellars.

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