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Muse Restaurant aims to be a showcase of Hunter Valley produce with an emphasis on seasonality and quality. We wish to provide you with a complete dining experience, offering contemporary Australian cuisine presented with professional and friendly service.
PRICE RANGE
AU$155 - AU$300
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
CUISINES
Contemporary, Australian
FEATURES
Seating, Parking Available, Free off-street parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Private Dining, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Non-smoking restaurants, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Muse restaurant, in my opinion is the ultimate celebration restaurant. We were there on Wednesday night for our anniversary dinner and I honestly can't fault it. From the minute you walk in the door you are made to feel special. Each course was a work...of art, thoughtfully prepared, highlighting each component yet marrying them into a unique taste sensation. The wine list was well thought out and the sommeliers knowledge of each wine left nothing to chance. It was truly a dinner to remember.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 13 January 2024

Wonderful food and wine pairings. A couple of the wines paired I was a bit uncertain on first tasting, but when I had them with the food I was converted! The service is superb, the staff are all lovely. Definitely perfect for the special date...night.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 13 January 2024

We had an amazing degustation menu Friday 12th Dec. Lovely welcome at front door by a lovely lady, and gentleman who then took our orders was super nice. Food amazing, however all three of us found the Lamb ribs far to fatty and not rendered...so we all left it. Other than lamb dish the rest was perfect. Bread homemade was amazing but one piece and it was not offered again and they quickly took plates so we couldn't ask for more. Often felt rushed between courses.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 27 November 2023 via mobile

Troy Rhoades Brown Muse Dining delivers on every level! The food is so special, beautifully presented & simply delicious. This is next level dining, a polished & knowledgeable Team ensure every part of your dining experience is memorable. The service, the food, the wine unforgettable,...quite simply brilliant! Thoroughly recommend, treat yourself it’s so worth itMore

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 17 November 2023 via mobile

Muse is the undisputed King of Hunter Valley Restaurants. Troy Rhoades-Brown blends extra-ordinary flavours and produce, with beautiful presentation and impeccible friendly and attentive service, this time from Curtis and Mel. We have 10/10 expectations when we choose to dine here and they always seem...to find a way to make it 11/10. This is your special occasion restaurant. We arrived at 6pm and in a blink it was 1030pm and we were the last to leave. Time stands still here. Pete SMore

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 21 October 2023 via mobile

The five course menu was amazing. The flavours were subtle, and balanced. So delicious. We would highly recommend a visit to Muse. Equal to the quality of the food was the impeccable service. The staff were helpful , friendly and skilled. A shout out to...Curtis who was knowledgeable and charming. We will definitely return.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 18 September 2023

We attended the Muse Restaurant on a Saturday night. We were greeted enthusiastically, had a waiter introduce themselves and then had a gastronomic delight. Hard to fault when there are 5 perfect courses, an appetizer, a cleansing yoghurt all served by staff of the highest...order. The ambience was great with a log fire giving the restaurant a warm glow. Our waitress was simply sensational, informative, charismatic and engaging. Perfect nightMore

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 25 August 2023 via mobile

Fantastic space We are locals to the area so Muse had been on my radar for some time to check out. The experience started well, being greeted the door to being seated in what was a lovely atmosphere, with soft lighting and open fire. Our...first treat of the night was a tray of snacks (sadly I didn't get photo) this consisted of 2 pumpkin "donuts" with a cream cheese and chive topping, along with 2 well presented Meats. I opted for the Australian wine pairing, which was exquisitely matched to every course provided. All dishes were well presented and provided complex flavours, some were a hit, some not so much- this would be a testament to my uncultured taste buds, not that of the chef. A definite must for anyone who appreciates fine dining.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 16 August 2023

Service was disappointing. The food was good but served tepid. Time between courses was excessive. At one point Sarah our server was missing in action. We had to ask twice for our next course. Don’t bother to go to Muse go to EXP instead and...enjoy your meal and the service.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 8 August 2023 via mobile

Extremely bland food and inconsistent service for a premium price. Very disappointed. No outstanding dishes. EXP. Is far superior!

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 13 July 2023 via mobile

This is our fourth visit to the Muse and not disappointed Fabulous food ,staff very helpful,friendly and lovely ambiance highly recommend.

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 12 July 2023 via mobile

It’s like the Emperors new clothes. It’s a great story, a great money maker, but seriously? Are they all actors playing a role? The (minute) 2 “hot” dishes were luke at best. Probably cooked a while ago and transported to the restaurant as there was...definitely no heat or passion coming from the kitchen. The dishes were fine, albeit eerily similar in taste to each other. I honestly couldn’t recommend it as an experience in the hunter. There are many other better places where you could enjoy the real hunter valley. A little embarrassed actually, on their behalf. I imagine that is what it’s like in premium economy.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 12 June 2023

Booked based on reviews and cannot speak highly enough of our experience. From the arrival experience to the farewell - it was exemplary. Our wait staff were incredible - attentive and extremely helpful. It was our first night and both Michael and Mel wrote down...their personal recommendations. We had a lovely wine recommended and then visited the cellar door the next day to buy more. Just go - it is worth the $$.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 24 May 2023 via mobile

I had an incredible gluten free meal at Muse - one of the best restaurants I’ve ever been to and reasonable for the quality of the food masterpieces - highly recommend ✅✅✅✅

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 19 March 2023 via mobile

Wonderful service from start to finish. Beautiful surrounds and ambience. Degustation option only, great value. Has add ons, including the famous dessert. Word of warning - I added the oysters, scotch egg, and cheese course…then didn’t have enough space for the coconut!!! (Will just have...to go back…)More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Muse Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5