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Verandah Restaurant

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Palmers Lane, Pokolbin, New South Wales NSW 2320, Australia
+61 2 4998 7231
12:00 - 15:00
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Mon - Wed 12:00 - 15:00
Thu - Sun 12:00 - 22:00
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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We popped in for a small lunch at the Verandah. It had been nearly 4 years since our last visit, but both times we were blessed with beautiful sunny days: perfect weather for lunching here overlooking the vines. Our favorite was the baby calamari. We also had the chicken (a tad disappointing) and the confit duck. Service was ok.

Thank Lomle
Bangkok, Thailand
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91 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were recommended and decided to try it there. It is tapas style but the food portion was quite big for the tapas. Thus you have to come at least two people together. My favorite was calamari and then duck. My friend likes lamb so we order lamb but it was not my favorite meat so I didn't eat it.... More 

Thank Supa-arpha
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Average food ,service good need to supply fresh plates for tapas food not ideal to use same plate for 6 shared dishes no heat on the verandah tables

Thank Peter O
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came here for dinner based on recommendations from people we met on the wine tour and briefly seeing the ratings but the food was average- not sure why people love this place - food was cold - food didn't taste fresh - service was really good/ friendly staff - felt like the food was pre-made and microwaved

Thank Doron B
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76 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow what a difference 3 years makes. Last time here would have put this in the top hunter valley restaurants. Tower platter was always great but has been relegated to the very ordinary list. Tapas is now quite small serves for your $15-20 and wine at 100% mark up on cellar door prices is a bit hard to understand with... More 

Thank Michael D
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were in the hunter valley for our mini honey moon... we weren't having the best time and had had a awful experience at another resturant the night we went to verandah (we walked out of the other resturant). I called verandah asking if they could seat us, and they said the kitchen was closing soon but to still come... More 

1 Thank ashlonich89
Perth, Australia
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186 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tapas for two ordered. Food came too fast initially requiring us to ask to slow the service down. Tapas was a mixed bag with crab and parfait spot on but the duck gnocchi was cold and the lamb chewy and also cold. Sittig on the balcony, it was also pretty noisy. Also an issue is the taxi service here so... More 

Thank Nick G
Brisbane, Australia
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286 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here as part of a tour and had 3 different types of entrees and it was amazing!!!! It is definitely worth eating here!

1 Thank KCrC2011
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely tapas style food....funny waitress with excellent sense of humour. Would definately go there a third time. The view is spectacular!

1 Thank Theo v
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34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Having foregone breakfast due to a pleasant sleep-in, we were I need of a fulsome lunch, so we settled on The Verandah Restaurant at Calais Estate. A solid selection of menu items served in the Tapas style greeted us, and with seafood off the agenda (allergies to my partner) we proceeded with the Aracini Balls, Duck Liver Pate, Chicken Saltumbucca,... More 

1 Thank Andrew M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, Australian, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Palmers Lane, Pokolbin, New South Wales NSW 2320, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Newcastle  >  Pokolbin
  • Phone Number: +61 2 4998 7231

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?