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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
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good26%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“tasting plate” (40 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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As always service is superb. Staff are there when you want them and not in yopur face. Sometmes can be a little slow - but hey if you want fast food those options are available elsewhwere. The view over the vinyard is world class. The...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank JAandRJ
BimbadgenManager, Guest Relations Manager at Esca Bimbadgen Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi. Thank you for your review. We are glad you had such a great time and you have enjoyed your meal. Looking forward to welcoming you back!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant is attached to the Bimbadgen winery, and it has the same high standards as their beautiful wines. Speaking of which we had not seen a “Fiano” wine before, but tasted a glass with our excellent lunch, and then purchased three bottles. The menu...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Chris15570
BimbadgenManager, Guest Relations Manager at Esca Bimbadgen Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi, thank you for your lovely review, we are glad you had a good time, and you have enjoyed your meal. We will pass this feedback onto our Chefs, looking forward to welcoming you back!

Reviewed 9 December 2018 via mobile

Excellent menu with a choice of 3 courses $75 or 2 courses $60. Had the eye fillet which was so tender and well cooked. And daughter had the fish of the day. Lamb roast looked amazing and we cooked well Jason our waiter was excellent...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank I8066QJhelenr
BimbadgenManager, Guest Relations Manager at Esca Bimbadgen Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 10 December 2018

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

Reviewed 3 December 2018

We had a fabulous day at Day On The Green at Esca. We bought the package to dine at Esca and we were not disappointed. Special call puts to Kate on security who was absolute fun and Traci for looking after us. All of the...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank margobelle
BimbadgenManager, Guest Relations Manager at Esca Bimbadgen Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 December 2018

Hi. Thank you for your lovely review. We will pass this feedback onto our staff. Looking forward to seeing you again!

Reviewed 27 November 2018 via mobile

I had worst beef eye steak here . and beef was over cooked to well done as I asked for medium. and the Jus has no favour and the beef meat odor flavor was way too strong. and the Hoi sin. duck was only ok....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank shengx2015
BimbadgenManager, Guest Relations Manager at Esca Bimbadgen Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 28 November 2018

Hi. Thank you for your review. We are sorry to hear your experience wasn't 100% satisfying. We will pass this feedback onto our chefs to make sure the issues you have mentioned don't happen again. Hopefully, you could give us another opportunity in the future.

Reviewed 21 November 2018

We had a long day and after having such a lovely experience at Bimbadgen's cellar, we decided to eat at Esca upstairs as well. The menu is a minimum of 2 courses ($60++). My spouse had the watermelon and slipper lobster ceviche to start, and...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank shopaholickk
BimbadgenManager, Guest Relations Manager at Esca Bimbadgen Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 26 November 2018

Thank you for taking the time to post a review of your recent experience. We are sorry to hear that you didn’t enjoyed all the dishes. Your comments and feedback regarding the meal have been shared with the team. Hopefully, you could give us another...More

Reviewed 20 November 2018

Top notch food, great location and super friendly & attentive staff. The chargrilled halloumi is to die for and I could've happily eaten 5 courses of it.. haha

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Cassabian
BimbadgenManager, Guest Relations Manager at Esca Bimbadgen Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 21 November 2018

Hi Cassabian, thank you for your lovely review, we are glad you enjoyed the halloumi, it is one of our favourites too! We are looking forward to welcoming you back!

Reviewed 19 November 2018 via mobile

Visited the cellar door with my family to be politely greeted by Amy. It was busy and she made a space for us to go up to the counter explaining how things worked. We had a family member visiting from the U.S. for the first...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Barry H
BimbadgenManager, Guest Relations Manager at Esca Bimbadgen Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 21 November 2018

Hi Barry, thank you for your lovely review, we are glad that you had a great time and that you enjoyed the wines and meal. We will pass this feedback onto our staff, looking forward to welcoming you back!

Reviewed 19 November 2018

What an excellent area to explore,this restaurant is no exception,wonderful waitress,excellent wine,fantastic food. It should be a must to visit this location,set in a nice quiet location,and such friendly people,

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Shane A
BimbadgenManager, Guest Relations Manager at Esca Bimbadgen Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 19 November 2018

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

Reviewed 14 November 2018 via mobile

During a visit to Hunter Valley we had lunch at Esca Bimbadgen restaurant. You sit on a covered patio with a wonderful view. The service was a bit slow but we finally got some ice water. The day was quite warm. For lunch we had...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Marty911
BimbadgenManager, Guest Relations Manager at Esca Bimbadgen Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 15 November 2018

Hi. Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed the venue and your meal, we also appreciate your comments about the service to keep improving. We will pass this feedback onto our staff. Hopefully, we will see you again soon.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 29 - USD 43
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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, View, Business meetings
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
  • E-mail
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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