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Margan Restaurant & Winery

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Margan Restaurant is now in its thirteenth year and Margan Wines celebrates 23 years as a leading Hunter Valley winery. As the pioneers of agri-dining in the Hunter Valley we are committed more than ever to our ‘estate grown, estate made’ ethos. We craft our menus around what we harvest from our one-acre kitchen garden and orchard to maintain a truly seasonal focus. In addition, we have our own olive trees, free range chickens, beehives and raise our own lambs, all of which is incorporated into our menu. As farmers, we are committed to looking after the land and as such are certified with Green Table Australia and Sustainable Winegrowing Australia for our environmental stewardship (first and
Special Diets
Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Contemporary
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Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Gift Cards Available, Reservations, Private Dining, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Food was well balanced and the flavours flowed well across the meal. Stunning wine and great service

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food, wine, staff and vista! All possible produce grown or reared on site. A must visit when in the Hunter.

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have visited Margan a few times now and every time we have been blown away at how amazing this place is! So much so we decided that was where we would get married! The views are breathtaking, the wine is top quality, the food...is delicious and the staff are exceptional. They have their own veggie garden which the chef uses to create such amazing dishes so it is definitely worth sticking around for a meal during your tasting! I can’t recommend them enough so make sure you visit during your stay at the Hunter!More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came for lunch with my partner last Friday after being recommended by a few family members We were served by Maddie for most of the day and had immaculate service.. was very quiet but Maddie made us feel like VIPs. The food was good aswell,...the gnocchi & bread being the highlight!! A special shout-out to Brittany aswell who was absolutely lovely Will be recommending to all of our friendsMore

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 15 December 2020 via mobile

Our degustation lunch with matching wines was absolutely fantastic and one of the best meals I have had in 2020. Beautiful setting, food excellent, service professional and friendly. We did wine tasting at cellar door followed by 2pm sitting for lunch - later time much...better. Costly but special experience and well worth it. Enjoy!More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 15 December 2020

We had a magnificent evening with a tour of the gardens and winery then this all topped off with great food, great wine and great service by Brittany and Zara in the restaurant. A truly great evening to top off a great few days in...The Hunter Valley.More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 14 December 2020

Highly recommend this amazing winery and restaurant. The staff are so professional with so much compassion and attentiveness. Restaurant serves the most delicious food with immaculate presentation and so fresh, expectations are exceeded of a Hatted Restaraunt . Wines are the best we’ve had and...hard to pick a favourite with so many award winning wines. Margan really is a WOW FACTOR.More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 14 December 2020

A wonderful experience for us. Our meal was sensational and we also added on the wine match which was a lovely way to experience the wine and food together. Our waiter was pleasant, personal and knowledgeable. We even got to go out to their garden...and see where the produce for our meal was grown. Picked up a few bottles of wine to enjoy at Christmas time. A great experience overall!More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 14 December 2020

As a constant diner in the Hunter Valley, Margan Wines has been one of our favorite restaurants by far. We enjoyed a tour of the garden and winery, followed by a complimentary wine tasting and sat in their restaurant for a 5 course degustation which...they call their "Twilight Experience". You can tell there is heart in the food and every element is thought about, including vegetarian options from their kitchen garden. The wait staff were friendly and created a special wine pairing for my partner who was after vegan wines. We'll definitely be back! Thanks Margan!More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 13 December 2020

My wife and I had Sunday lunch at Margan Restaurant, and came away with rather mixed experience. First of all, the restaurant was not ready to receive guests at the standard booking time of 11.45am, so everyone had to wait, and getting all the guests...seated was a somewhat chaotic exercise. The food was reasonably good, but nothing that the hype surrounding this aspect of the restaurant suggested. The steamed bass grouper was exquisite, but the rest of the dishes were pedestrian at best. However, the wine pairing was the strangest experience of them all. We had many degustation lunches and dinners over the years at some of the best restaurants in the world, and the golden rule of fresh glasses for every change of wine was always religiously adhered to. However, here at Margan, we found the waitress pouring our second wine into glasses that we had used for the first wine, so we enquired later when she tried to pour the third wine into the same glasses. The explanation was that the wines were quite similar, which came as an utter surprise. Of the five wines served, why on earth would they serve three which were "similar"? Perhaps they were handicapped due to the Margan Winery not producing sufficient varieties? But in that case, surely it would not be a crime to bring in some other wine from outside. On the other hand, given that it was their own wine that was served, using already used glasses suggested that they did not even bother to pay due respect to their own products. To her credit, the waitress did replace our glasses after our query. Of all the staff members, Pierre stood out by a country mile. His enthusiasm in sharing his knowledge of wine as well as what was available in the local area was a breath of fresh air, compared to the somewhat robotic though still efficient service of his colleagues.More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Margan W, Owner at Margan Restaurant & Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 14 December 2020

Hi William, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback. We’re glad you enjoyed the bass grouper and that Pierre was a standout in taking care of you. Our wine match for the degustation begins with lighter styles and aromatics, and the...More

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RozE887
27 April 2019|
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Response from Margan W | Property representative |
Hi RozE887, Thank you for your question, we are normally not open on the festive days. We will be trading on our normal trading hours during this time of year. Since all the big ones fall on our normal days off. I hope... More
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Greg K
2 June 2016|
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Response from Margan W | Property representative |
Hi Greg, We can do coffee from 10am with seating in our courtyard, cellardoor or take away.
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