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Goldfish Bar & Restaurant is located at one of the Hunter's most iconic winery complexes - Roche Estate. Goldfish Bar & Restaurant Hunter Valley, provides an international pizza & food menu coupled with an exclusive beverage offering, including an award-winning cocktail list and new and old world wines.
PRICE RANGE
AU$18 - AU$34
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
Bar, Pizza, Australian, Wine Bar
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 22 January 2024 via mobile

The moment you walk in you know that this experience is going to be a great one. We had cocktails here and the staff were very knowledgeable on so many cocktails that they made and catered for us. We stayed a few hours and then...had dinner which was also great food. The ambience and setting of this restaurant is fantastic Well doneMore

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 28 November 2023 via mobile

The vibes, the cocktails, the food, the service… I can’t fault the place. Absolutely LOVED the jazz band. Will definitely be back

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 3 November 2023

We are relatively local and have been going to Goldfish Bar for the last 6 years. Sadly on our last two visits the food was disappointing. On our last visit we found the staff manager to be unfriendly. Overall the staff were difficult to get...hold of. Seemed like they were not interested in service. I hope they can improve on this because we really like the venue and would like to return.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 2 September 2023

The food in my humble experience was not fresh! The sauce was too thick. The lime on the plate was dry and the skin was old and wrinkly. The prawns were almost certainly frozen before cooked and had no flavour and not seasoned. The waitress...was abominable, rude and did not provide the level of service you would expect particularly for a table of 11. I think this restaurant needs Gordon to come in and sort them out! I was going to go there with my husband but not now.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Kerry Harman, Owner at Goldfish Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2023

Hey, Thank you for your review. Could I please get you to send me an email on functions@thegoldfish.com.au to discuss further. Thank you

Reviewed 20 August 2023

This is the best place I have been to for ages! Great location, really cool restaurant with a massive bar. The food was AMAZING yum yum yum. Fairly priced and if you like beef you won’t be disappointed. We had Cassie wait on our table...and she was lovely and the service was quick. The night we went they had live entertainment and he was good. Great atmosphere - what a great night. Thank you Goldfish for a refreshing change!More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Goldfish Bar and Restaurant , Owner at Goldfish Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2023

Thank you so much for the 5*!

Reviewed 20 August 2023

Amazing service incredible ambiance. We had a a lovely evening and the staff were wonderful. Live music adds to the atmosphere. Qudos to the chef for creating beautiful food and the signature cocktails are amazing. We will definitely be back.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Goldfish Bar and Restaurant , Owner at Goldfish Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2023

Thank you so much, we are glad you enjoyed your dining experience!

Reviewed 20 August 2023 via mobile

A wonderful place to eat & drink in the Hunter Valley. Eat inside or outside. Love the decor inside the restaurant and a bonus to have live music. Food and the cocktails are fabulous. A must to go on next trip to Hunter Valley

Date of visit: August 2023
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Goldfish Bar and Restaurant , Owner at Goldfish Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2023

Thank you for the lovely review :)

Reviewed 20 August 2023 via mobile

Fabulous food, service and live entertainment. A brilliant night out in an eclectic setting. The cocktail menu is extensive as well as a great wine list. Highly recommend visiting this cocktail bar for a drink and or a meal

Date of visit: August 2023
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Goldfish Bar and Restaurant , Owner at Goldfish Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2023

Thank you so much!

Reviewed 19 August 2023

Great night,good music,great food Service was amazing ,Cassie our waitress was amazing Will definitely be back

Date of visit: August 2023
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Goldfish Bar and Restaurant , Owner at Goldfish Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2023

Thank you for the 5* :)

Reviewed 19 August 2023 via mobile

Wow, what an awesome venue. The food was the best, beef was so tender, beautiful presentation. We shared so many platters as we were a large group. Dancing to the music, great musician. We will definitely be back.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Goldfish Bar and Restaurant , Owner at Goldfish Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2023

Thank you for the 5*!

Reviewed 19 August 2023

5* service and delicious food! Great space for kids to play on the grass in front and recommended Lovely cocktails too

Date of visit: August 2023
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Goldfish Bar and Restaurant , Owner at Goldfish Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2023

Thank you :)

Reviewed 15 May 2023

Ate here on a private wine tour. It was fast, the food was very good but not fine dining if that is what you are looking for. Our waitress was excellent, friendly and accommodating and we noticed she was professional and helpful to all customers.

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 27 April 2023 via mobile

The food was good without being great. The green papaya salad was really quite nice. The rest was less memorable. A large tear in the seat upholstery lowered the tone so we sat on the chairs under the strong draft of a fan on what...was a fairly chilly night. That was eventually turned off after a request and a significant delay. Service could charitably be called perfunctory. All in all, not an experience we would relish repeating.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 14 April 2023 via mobile

Stopped for a pre dinner cocktail and was pleasantly surprised by the feel of the place, nostalgic posters and moody lighting mixed in with some old style furnishings. The barmen was friendly & service was quick. Cocktails were quite good. Quite a big food menu...so came back the next night for dinner. Tried four small plates for the two of us but they were generous serves, huge calamari dish, couldn’t eat it all. The restaurant was not busy so not sure why but overall the service was good and the food was tasty so I would recommend this place.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 30 March 2023 via mobile

3 of us, 2 had the prawn ravioli, our 3rd had the tempura cauliflower which was the only decent thing we had. The ravioli dish was quite sparse in terms of quantity, which ultimate was irrelevant because the dish was barely edible. I don't know...how to describe it except it was very unappealing to the palate, and the "lobster bisque" in which it was bathed tasted well past its prime, i.e. foul tasting. With a modest drink along side, at $126, it has been our worst and relatively most expensive dining experience on a 2 week tour of eastern Australia. Giving 2 stars only because the cauliflower dish was surprisingly good--at least by comparison. Avoid!More

Date of visit: March 2023
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The complex had great music playing when we visited... not live though, but it was not Friday night. Great atmosphere though regardless.
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Smart casual , or dress up if that's your thing !
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Hi there, it's best to book for a Saturday. If you just turn up on the night, we will still be able to find a table for you but you may have to wait for a while - there is usually space at the bar to have a drink whilst... More
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Goldfish Bar & Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4