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Reviewed 3 days ago

We had lunch here and the food was absolutely amazing. Entrees, mains and desserts were the best we have had. Service was out of this world - John & Steph went out of their way to make our experience amazing! If you are visiting the...Hunter Valley, dining here is a must!More

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a lovely Thursday lunch at the Gates. The menu whilst not extensive was beautiful and I could have chosen anything as all choices looked wonderful. I had the lamb rack which was cooked beautifully. Our waitress Kristen was attentive and helpful with choices....The venue was very pleasant. I would definitely eat here again as it met all out expectations.More

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent restaurant, service great, food amazing, wines excellent! , nice looking restaurant!!Totally recommended 100%!!

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 9 July 2021 via mobile

I’ve always wanted to try this place and it did not disappoint. The staff were great, food was amazing and the matching wines topped it all off. The Caramel Bomb Alaska was simply divine, the perfect way to finish off the night. Will definitely be...going back.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 27 June 2021

After searching for our favourite local restaurant it's absolutely unanimous The Gates wins hands down. As long time locals of Pokolbin we are always blown away by the hospitality and quality of food and service.We have recommended The Gates to our friend and many guests...who have all loved their experience. They are simply the best. The Gates is our go to restaurant for a beautiful dining experience.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 21 June 2021

Absolutely loved the experience, great food, wonderful service, all staff were well informed and the atmosphere was excellent

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 21 June 2021 via mobile

At first I was told they couldn’t accommodate dietary requirements even though it says online and on the menu they will. After some discussion we were able to agree on adaptions for me for the 7 course degustation (without my husband having to eat the...same even though he doesn’t need adaptions - and in reality the adaptions were very small). We were told that there might be some delay due to this which we were happy to live with but the longest wait was for food that didn’t need cooking (close to 30 mins). The wine was amazing, the food was ok (we’ve had better). The bill came out for 1 person and we had to ask them to charge for the two of us. We were given a free glass of wine at the end which I think was meant as some form of amendment (which was appreciated). We went to the cellar door afterwards as we wanted to purchase many of the matching wines we’d tasted and ended up with a free bottle of wine after purchasing 8 bottles. If you eat at the restaurant, you get free transport within 25km. We didn’t know this but was great when we’d waited 40 mins for a cab with no sign so took advantage of this great service.More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 4 June 2021

We enjoyed a delicious dinner with wonderful friendly attentive staff. Couldn’t recommend this restaurant more. The food was so good and of excellent quality.

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 1 June 2021 via mobile

We turned up at 2:30pm and asked for a snack. It was not a problem. Nothing was too much trouble considering the kitchen was closing in 30 minutes. We ordered a variety of sides and had an enjoyable late lunch and so made a dinner...reservation. For dinner the highlight was the dry aged Châteaubriand and the roast pumpkin. The truffle mash was good but lacked butter, the frites, excellent ! The Hospitality Manager is Lachlan, his service was exceptional. He picked us up and organised transport back to our accommodation. Highly recommended if you're doing the Hunter. The Gates turned on a spectacular meal, I could not fault the service and of course the choice of wine was terrific. The only negative was no Armagnac available but I can live with that and it in noway detracted from a wonderful meal, served by great attentive, but not pretentious wait staff. Very highly recommend 19/20.More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 22 May 2021 via mobile

From start to finish this experience was perfection. Celebrating my 50th birthday we were picked up from our accommodation by David in the courtesy bus. Seated in a lush corner near the open wood fire. Welcomed by Lachlan, fantastic service from all the staff. Every...one of our meals was spectacular- highly recommend aged beef tartare, pork belly entrees, blue eye cod, duck breast and aged sirloin mains. The pumpkin side dish was THE BEST! I want the recipe! Sipping on Leogate Semillon and Merlot and surprised by a lovely birthday dessert.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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11 January 2021|
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Response from javery67 | Reviewed this property |
No they don't.
Jacqui M
7 April 2016|
Response from Megan L | Reviewed this property |
yes they do vegetarian. check online at under the Leogate Winery
Margaret H
13 October 2015|
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Response from WellTravelledAussie2 | Reviewed this property |
We were there only a few weeks ago and had a wonderful evening of fine dining.
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The Gates Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5