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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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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“tasting plate” (45 reviews)
“short ribs” (7 reviews)
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Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
790 McDonalds Rd | Pokolbin, Pokolbin, New South Wales 2320, Australia
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Reviewed 5 May 2016

I'm a little shocked to read some of the negative reviews below - as we dined at Esca for lunch last Saturday and we found the food and service to be spectacular. We had a group of 17 and we had pre-selected our meals in...More

Thank Jane F
Reviewed 2 May 2016 via mobile

I am a big fan of the Bimbadgen range of wines. Unfortunately this is the first review I have ever wrote without actually experiencing the location. We booked the restaurant on the 23rd of April and we arrived promptly looking forward to an enjoyable afternoon....More

Thank David107Grafton
Reviewed 19 April 2016 via mobile

Another new favorite in the Hunter. Gorgeous views. Can sit inside or out. Do some wine tasting downstairs. Then upstairs for lunch. Staff were great knew their wines. Food was up there with the best. Will back soon.

Thank Pauline B
Reviewed 12 April 2016

I go to this restaurant every time I'm in the Hubter valley because the food is amazing every single time. This was the first time I had visited for lunch. I went with a girlfriend of mine and our two young babies (4 months and...More

Thank MESpinks_SYD
Reviewed 2 April 2016 via mobile

Food was nice. Service was very lacking. I was looking forward to an amazing experience since this place came highly recommended. I've received better service at a McDonalds then I had here.

Thank Maria B
Reviewed 31 March 2016

I was recently at Esca with some friends. Some ordered fish, some meat dishes. I tried the tasting plate but without the wine served with it as I was the designated driver. It was delicious and the price was adjusted because I was not drinking...More

Thank Carol D
Reviewed 29 March 2016 via mobile

Food was only average. The entrees are very very small in size (bite size) but the mains are ok. The fish of the day was quite nice, not a fan of the beef cheeks and the risotto though. The fish and chips for the kids...More

Thank Foodie_Zoom
Reviewed 28 March 2016

This is a special occasion restaurant for us due to the price but I think worth it. Was very impressed with the kids menu - they even presented it beautifully. The whipped brie was fantastic as was my pork neck. Everyone at our table of...More

Thank Janalish
Reviewed 27 March 2016

Food was enjoyable. Outdoor setting was pleasant. Service was not quite on par. The helicopters were a real delight for the kids!

Thank LongPointVineyard
Reviewed 26 March 2016 via mobile

I got the white tasting plate and my husband got the red tasting plate with a side of potatoes. The wines were paired flawlessly with the dishes, except for one out of the six. The red tasting plate was delicious and were all meat dishes....More

Thank Linda L
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 31 - USD 39
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, 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
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
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
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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.