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Esca Bimbadgen Restaurant

790 McDonalds Rd | Pokolbin, Pokolbin, Cessnock, New South Wales 2320, Australia
+61 2 4998 4666
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Overview
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good26%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“tasting plate” (40 reviews)
“duck” (40 reviews)
“scampi” (11 reviews)
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CUISINES
Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
790 McDonalds Rd | Pokolbin, Pokolbin, Cessnock, New South Wales 2320, Australia
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1 - 10 of 616 reviews

Reviewed today via mobile

This restaurant has a great atmosphere. Good menu friendly staff and not to far from cessnock ten minute drive. It’s about 5 minutes from hunter valley gardens

Thank alex2856
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Beautiful lunch place. The view was stunning. Staff were attentive. The meals were filling and reasonably priced. We had the seared tuna, lamb backstrap, lobster and duck. Everything was delicious and mouth watering. The duck was unfortunately a let down. But definitely a place we...More

Thank Annie V
BimbadgenManager, Guest Relations Manager at Esca Bimbadgen Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi, thank you for your review. We are glad you had a good time, we will pass this feedback onto our Chefs. Looking forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This review is in relation to the ESCA Cellar Door experience we had today. We were greeted by an enthusiastic young woman who went out of her way to provide exceptional customer service. She allowed us to have a sample tasting of the Bimbadgen red,white...More

Thank Reecha G
BimbadgenManager, Guest Relations Manager at Esca Bimbadgen Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi, thank you for your lovely review, we are glad you had such a great time, and you have enjoyed the wines. We are looking forward to welcoming you as part of the Bimbadgen family and to seeing you soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A minimum of 2 courses is allowed to be ordered here for $60 so despite only wanting a main I settled for the stuffed zucchini flowers which were good. Next was the duck which was tough as and hard to cut and chew, with very...More

Thank sydneygordon
BimbadgenManager, Guest Relations Manager at Esca Bimbadgen Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi. Thank you for your review. We are sorry to hear your experience wasn't 100% satisfying. Hopefully, you could give us another opportunity in the future.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were brought here as part of a private wine tour during our weekend visit. Having been described as one of the better local restaurants we were looking forward to it. Overall we were underwhelmed with the food and didn’t find it to be good...More

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BimbadgenManager, Guest Relations Manager at Esca Bimbadgen Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi. Thank you for taking the time to post a review of your recent experience, we are sorry to hear your experience wasn't 100% satisfying. Your comments regarding the meal have been shared with the team. Hopefully, you could give us another opportunity in the...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ate lunch here yesterday for the first time as part of a group of six (3 couples). The restaurant has good natural light and a lovely outlook. The food was very enjoyable. I had the quail for entree, which was a little on the...More

Thank Stephen P
BimbadgenManager, Guest Relations Manager at Esca Bimbadgen Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Stephen. Thank you for your lovely review. We are glad you had a great time and that you had enjoyed your meal, looking forward to welcoming you back!

Reviewed 7 August 2018

Lovely restaurant overlooking the Vintage Golf Course and Valley. The restaurant has a lovely light atmosphere. When we went the other week I was a bit disappointed in the menu selection.. nothing much really appealed... so ended up just having the beef eye fillet and...More

Thank SuzieLock
BimbadgenManager, Guest Relations Manager at Esca Bimbadgen Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2018

Hi. Thank you for taking the time to post a review of your recent experience. Your feedback regarding the meal has been shared with the team. We are sorry to hear that you didn’t enjoy the Smoked Chocolate Mousse, this dessert is in essence not...More

Reviewed 7 August 2018

We are so lucky to have so many excellent restaurants in the vineyards. Esca, Bimbagen is another excellent one. Pleasant atmosphere over looking the estate with good views. Dined here for family celebration and everyone complimented on their food from entrees to desserts. We opted...More

Thank William P
BimbadgenManager, Guest Relations Manager at Esca Bimbadgen Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2018

Hi. Thank you for your review. We are glad you had such a great time and that you enjoyed your meal. We will pass this feedback onto our Chefs, looking forward to welcoming you back!

Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

We had a nice meal with interesting flavours but not delicious. Good wine and friendly service. Prefer venue in the day as it’s light and bright. Prefer a warmer feel for dining on a winter night. Draft coming under door.

Thank Sunlight21
BimbadgenManager, Guest Relations Manager at Esca Bimbadgen Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2018

Hi. Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed the wines and the service. Hopefully, we will see you again soon.

Reviewed 23 July 2018

Before even ordering they brought a delicate duck pate and 2 slices of onion bread. A la carte menu with gorgeous Rosemary crusted kangaroo entire, Seared venison, Lavender duck breast and many more. Walnut whisky tart was a standout. View amazing. Serving staff casual, friendly...More

Thank Pauline W
BimbadgenManager, Guest Relations Manager at Esca Bimbadgen Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2018

Hi. Thank you for your lovely review, we are glad to hear that you had a great time and that you enjoy our menu. Looking forward to welcoming you back soon.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 31 - USD 39
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 790 McDonalds Rd | Pokolbin, Pokolbin, Cessnock, New South Wales 2320, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Newcastle  >  Cessnock  >  Pokolbin
  • Phone Number: +61 2 4998 4666
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Description
Esca Bimbadgen is situated high on a hill in the heart of Hunter Valley Wine Country. Dedicated to the art of food & wine matching, Esca's modern Australian cuisine, fresh local and home grown produce and spectacular views make for a truly memorable dining experience. Esca's contemporary restaurant design features large glass windows and an open balcony allowing guests stunning wine country views over the Bimbadgen vineyards to the Brokenback ranges. Esca Bimbadgen is a regional restaurant, that uses produce sourced locally or grown on the Estate including lemons, figs and fresh herbs.
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