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AU$15 - AU$55
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Contemporary, Australian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I had an amazing anniversary dinner at Circa 1876. Restaurant manager Nitin and his team went above and beyond to make the occasion special. The food and wine combinations were spot on and the service first class. Nothing could be faulted and...I would highly recommend this restaurant for a special occasion.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 11 November 2023

Perfect Wedding Venue and the meal was fantastic. Management of this place for an afternoon Wedding please ensure there is plenty of protection from the Sun, water close to the ceremony and too many chairs not too few. Otherwise a great place.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 5 October 2023

WOW! Simply wow! From the moment you approach the old 19th century bush house it’s charm wraps it’s arms around you. Enter on old cobbled brick floors and back into the gorgeous barn setting and large fireplace. This hatred restaurant does not let you down....The food is exquisite, pretty to the eye and explosive on the palate. Every dish an amazement. Not being a dessert person, this place could coney me! The meringue fresh and smoking from its liquid nitrogen setting, to the sorbets and chocolate dish, each with a crunch somewhere and a hint of fresh herbs. Do not miss this opportunity if you’re in the Hunter. Highly recommended. XMore

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 30 September 2023 via mobile

Absolutely glorious food and service. We went there for a wedding function and I couldn’t fault the setting, the restaurant and the staff. The standard alternate meals but all were very good. A lot of attention to the finer detail in the preparation of the...food. Highly recommendMore

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 11 September 2023 via mobile

Perfect.Place.Area.Menu.Service.Selection of wines.Worth of money spent.Very nice garden outside.Could spot skippy as well.Strongly recommended.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 7 August 2023

Had I known this restaurant was part of The Escarpment Group, I would never have gone to booked lunch. To me this group is all about appearance not substance. The grounds and restaurant looked very nice, however appearances are deceptive when it come to the...content of this group. The menu looked good, however dont believe was authentic in description, eg: slow cooked OX cheek with slow cooked beef - reality was a little braised ox cheek meat and two slices of "roast" beef (which was not cooked to me liking), one little piece of onion and minimal sauce (gravy). The restaurant should have said slow cooked 'roast' beef . My husband had the lamb backstrap which was questionable whether a 'backstrap', it was certainly not nice, had pistachios just diced over the top. Both dishes presented well. The vegetarian entree was the only dish worthy of true praise, although the 'pavlova' desert was impressive in presentation...again the substance was not there: (very) chewy merignue with little to accompany it. Never say never but doubt if would return - so many other nice restaurants in the Hunter, eg: Leongate, Pescara, and the one attached to Tuscany Estate Vineyard.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 23 July 2023 via mobile

Excellent, Excellent Food sublime, entrees of scallops and spatchcock was so enjoyable Mains of lamb and duck were impressive Best dining experience in last 12 mths Must to experience Service was professional, attentive and helpful

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 13 June 2023

One of my favourite all time lunches. Great unique decor, good staff and a chef who is obviously on top of his game. Lots of little special things, but unlike some pretentious places not at the expense of a well-balanced and quality meal. Really good....Bad? maybe the beef main had a slightly strange dryish texture (but that is being really picky), and I paid $85 for a shiraz that I bought at their own cellar outside for $140 a dozen. Otherwise close to perfection.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 12 June 2023

Do not go to this restaurant - hugely disappointing. At $115 pp - it was a terrible experience. We were seated; asked immediately what we’d like to eat - just sat down. It was reiterated to choose all the options including dessert. This is before...we’d been offered a drink. I actually said to the waitress - are we in a hurry? She said no. One would then think to slow things down but no it came one after the other. We were seated in what felt like the side section - not the main restaurant. Honestly every other restaurant we went to in Pokolbin was exceptional. This was our last night and awful.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 20 May 2023

EXCELLENT DINING EXPERIENCE Celebrated a Birthday with 9 others on a busy Saturday night and all had a Fabulous Dining experience. The menu choices were varied, each course was presented beautifully and of generous proportions . We all couldn’t fault the 3 course menu from...start to finish. The small extra’s took the meals from a 10 - 11. Service was perfect- and worth every centMore

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 15 May 2023

Cannot fault this dining experience. Every meal was perfect, the service, excellent and the area in which we sat was comfortable. We dined here for a special occasion and recommend this restaurant for that special occasion or if you want to eat something special.

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 10 April 2023

A superb setting, attentive front of house staff, exceptional ambience and a degustation using local fare prepared by a highly skilled team in the kitchen, led by Chef Vanessa. Having a life threatening food allergy generally means that I chose to not eat out. After...reviewing the menu, speaking with the staff and feeling confident consuming what was placed in front of me, meant that I could truly relax and know that the food would be delicious and safe for me. Each course was paired with wine from the region or other leading wine regions. Nothing but praise for the experience and the food offered by this sophisticated and friendly establishment.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 23 October 2022 via mobile

Top notch service, delicious food, beautiful restaurant equates to an amazing experience. We received wonderful service from all the staff we encountered. We couldn’t fault anything - it was a perfect dining experience to celebrate a birthday, such a memorable night.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 23 September 2022 via mobile

My husband and I had the three course meal. I had the asparagus starter and was not impressed. I felt it lacked flavour and my sugar snap peas were stringy. My husband had the pork belly and that was better. We had to wait around...an hour for our main course, our waiter was very apologetic and offered us a free glass of white wine. My main of Snapper was very well cooked as was my husbands lamb blackstrap. However, it was disappointing that additional mashed potato had to be purchased, we felt that paying over $220 for the meal this should just be included. My strawberry cheesecake seemed to be more a blob of strawberry mouse with crumbled base and crumbled meringue on the side. Although it looked pretty I thought it lacked flavour. The restaurant itself is very pretty and staff were friendly however our overall experience of the food was very disappointing considering the cost of the meal.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 27 August 2022 via mobile

This was the best service with perfect cooked food. The service that made our night even more exceptional . The entree was beautiful and the main was perfect and dessert was beautifully sweet and complimented everything and made the night complete its best spot In...the hunter valley I’ve ate atMore

Date of visit: August 2022
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We enjoyed a wedding reception at CIRCA so did not see menu prices . It was exceptional in every way and we will go back for dinner .
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Circa 1876 Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5