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Esca Bimbadgen Restaurant

790 McDonalds Rd | Pokolbin, Pokolbin, New South Wales 2320, Australia
+61 2 4998 4666
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Overview
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good27%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“tasting plate” (45 reviews)
“scampi” (10 reviews)
“duck” (33 reviews)
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CUISINES
Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$$$
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Food
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LOCATION
790 McDonalds Rd | Pokolbin, Pokolbin, New South Wales 2320, Australia
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1 - 10 of 547 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here for a business event and had a 3 course set menu which was excellent. The gnocchi and the pork entree were excellent, great size. We then had a duck main and my daughter had a beetroot main as she didn't eat the duck...More

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

Hi. Thank you for your review. We are glad you had a good time, and you have enjoyed your meal. Looking forward to seeing you again!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed the most amazing lunch today at this restaurant. It seemed that every morsel of food on our plates had the most exquisite flavours and textures, from our entrees through to desserts. The matching Bimbadgen wines were excellent along with the efficient, friendly and knowledgeable...More

Thank DeniseC767
BimbadgenManager, Guest Relations Manager at Esca Bimbadgen Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My sister made a reservation for us at this restaurant, which wasn't that crowded (although we came for a late lunch). It's pricey, but not that bad for the area and a wonderful way to spend lunch, overlooking the beautiful Hunter Valley.

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

Hi. Thank you for your review. Looking forward to seeing you again!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After high expectations we were really disappointed I failed to understand why choices were made regarding accompaniments as flavours did not enhance the taste of the scampi and the plating gave no indication to how the chef expected you to eat it With different flavours...More

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

Hi. Thank you for your review. We are sorry to hear this was your experience. The Poached Scampi is created with the flavours scattered around the plate because some flavours are quite intense so this gives the guest the option to pick and choose how...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Large group of us for a birthday/Father's Day. Told over phone it would be set menu- we assumed as it was Father's Day. We were wrong. They actually gave us their usual menu, with just 3 choices for each course rather than the 4. It...More

Thank katie2686
BimbadgenManager, Guest Relations Manager at Esca Bimbadgen Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi. Thank you for your review. We are sorry to hear this was your experience. We take all feedback on board seriously and strive to make sure everyone has an enjoyable visit. We would appreciate the opportunity to speak with you directly. Are you please...More

Reviewed 8 October 2017

went for dinner at 6:30 to catch the sunset. The bonus was a family of kangaroos on the grass out the front - we are from the inner city so that was exciting for us! The setting is spectacular and the building grand. The food...More

Thank Julie1958594
BimbadgenManager, Guest Relations Manager at Esca Bimbadgen Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2017

Hi. Thank you for your review. We are glad you had such a great time, thank you for your kind words about the venue, we are looking forward to welcoming you back!

Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

If I could go back to Esca every single day..... I would! My partner and I had an incredible 2 course meal with matching wines for a lunch as our final hurrah in the "Valley" before heading back to reality! Head Chef Daniel and sous...More

Thank ChamGibbs
BimbadgenManager, Guest Relations Manager at Esca Bimbadgen Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2017

Hi. Thank you for your review, we will pass this feedback onto our Chefs. Also, we are glad you had a good time, and you have enjoyed your meal. Thank you for your review and your kind words about the venue. Looking forward to seeing...More

Reviewed 5 October 2017

Incredible food, fantastic service by Dean, a beautiful and quiet venue with expansive views, great soft music well in the background and all the ambiance you could want. Thank you !

Thank TheDoc52
BimbadgenManager, Guest Relations Manager at Esca Bimbadgen Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2017

Hi. Thank you for your review. We are glad you had a good time, and you have enjoyed your meal. Hopefully, we will see you again soon.

Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

This restaurants has some delicious courses. We got the 2 course package and got 1 entree to share, a main each and a dessert to share. All the food was magnificent and we ate every bit of every plate. I only got a photo of...More

Thank Eliza D
BimbadgenManager, Guest Relations Manager at Esca Bimbadgen Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2017

Hi. Thank you for your review. We are glad you had such a great time, looking forward to welcoming you back!

Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

Flew in by helicopter for a 5 star meal with spectacular views, nice wine & very good service. A must in the Hunter.

Thank Brett Z
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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, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, 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, New South Wales 2320, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Newcastle  >  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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