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Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, After-hours
French, European, Australian, International
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you enjoy fine dining this is the place for you when visiting the Hunter Valley. The food is divine, service efficient and friendly and views amazing.

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Forget travel, you can’t get on a plane. Get in a car and go to Bistro Molines. We had the most magical lunch today. Food superb, service wonderful and setting, sublime. Every taste, every moment, everything was just fantastic. Once you go, you will be...smitten. Do yourself a favour, enjoy the joy of Bistro MolinesMore

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were a party of five celebrating a family birthday. The wait staff were friendly and efficient and the food excellent.

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We found the staff to be very diligent ad professional. We were given good advice as to how we should order for the 5 of us with shared plates for entres. The charcuterie was very well presented with a selection to suit all. Our mains...were delicious, the beef and veal extremely tender and flavoursome. Dessert was beautifully presented, elegant and pretty. Wine advice was well given and we enjoyed the choices. Just to top it off they added another plate with elegant meringues and "Happy Birthday" inscribed in chocolate and a sparkler in one of the meringues. What a great team. Well done! Truly a memorable occasion for all the best reasons.More

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

Couldn’t fault anything. From the location and it’s view, the staff and their attention to detail was flawless. Still can’t find the words to express how good the taste journey was. Excited to see what they’ll do for our wedding in April.

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 25 January 2021

Restaurant is in a great location with some sweeping views over the rolling hillside if you are lucky enough to secure one of the tables outside. The road to the restaurant though is unsealed for the last few kilometres, As we were travelling up from...Sydney on a Thursday we booked for lunch at the last advertised time being 1.45pm and arrived a little bit early. On arrival we were met by Sally who apologised that the only table that she had available at that time was a table poked behind the front doors but that several people currently seated out on the terrace were close to finishing up and that she would move us out onto the terrace shortly - certainly if not before our entrees then before the main course. We had not asked to be seated outside but were very happy to move from our pokey corner when the time came. Obviously we were out of sight and out of mind as people arriving well after us without reservations, as we were sitting right at the front door we heard the conversations, were shown to the recently vacated tables on the terrace. Entrees came and went as did the main courses and more people without reservations including a couple at 2.4 5pm who were shown to an outside table. Eventually we were moved for our dessert and coffee but the moment had passed. Maybe if Sally had not said anything at all about moving us our experience may have been better as our expectations would not have been built up. Service other than that was not great as the location behind the front door was out of the way. On a brighter note the menu (two courses for $78 and three courses for $95) listed some French inspired mouthwatering dishes which certainly delivered. We started with an amuse bouche which we followed up with entrees of a salad of oxheart tomatoes, burrata and rocket as well as the Charcuterie of Robert's pate, Parma ham, terrine, salami, rillettes, mortadella, pickled vegetables, radish and cumquat jam. The Charcuterie dish was superb and really was so large that it would have been more than enough for two people. Luckily the service was slow so we were able to take our time but did not finish it. As mains we had the roast rack of lamb with broccolini, zucchini and roast macadamia puree and the twice cooked duck with red cabbage, speck and peas. We also had a salad of mixed leaves ($9) extra. Both of these dishes were delicious. Sometime later, seated out on the terrace, we shared a vanilla bean creme brulee with strawberry sorbet and fresh berries while watching the rain fall on the hillside. Quite delightful. There is quite a deal of free parking available on site.More

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 7 December 2020

Great food but worst service ever. Literally the worst experience I’ve ever had. I booked table at 1:30pm on a Wednesday, got to restaurant at 1:10pm. Scanned QR and checked in, waited for someone to attend to us. 10 minutes later the Maître D came...out walk straight past us, didn’t even acknowledge my presence, to attended to an older couple with children that just happened to walk in without booking. after what felt like a lifetime long of waiting out side, we finally got seated, in a corner. no one came to ask us for drink, no one came to tell us what the special of the day is, I was very frustrated by now, especially seeing the people that came after us already started drinking. And about another 20 minutes later, our waitress came straight up asking, “are you ready to order”..... well 🤷🏻‍♀️ Speechless hmmm you can guess how unattentive the rest of my lunching experience was..... I waited for at least another 20 minutes to get someone’s attention to be able to order dessert. Then dessert came, coffee never came, finished dessert and we had to go up to the waitress to ask for our coffee, and it was only a long black,,, not sure what’s taking so long? We ordered coffee long before ordering dessert. Will not return and do not recommend. (Unless if you are older and white, then disregard my review) There are way too many good restaurants here in hunter with much better services.More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 23 November 2020

if you are lucky enough to get in and sample the exquisite food and wine this place has to offer you'll know what I mean and Sally the host just makes your day with her smile.

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 22 November 2020

Arriving here allows you to imagine that the pandemic was a bad dream and that you are in France after all. A beautiful, low-key retreat from life's madness, with skilled and attentive wait staff and a brilliant kitchen. We came twice for lunch, a month...apart, and both meals were superb.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 16 November 2020

What an amazing restaurant. All 5 of us raved about the food. My husband had the lamb rack and the meat was beautiful - it comes from Milly Hill in Armidale, so good. We've ordered meat from there now for home. The staff at the...restaurant were so attentive and the view is so beautiful. All in all a very very pleasant experience.More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Liz K
17 May 2017|
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Response from Jeni L | Reviewed this property |
Hi Liz, I would suggest you call them as I don't remember seeing a specific choice of vegan dishes. Sally is very helpful and I am sure she would arrange something for you.
10 April 2016|
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Response from Pink085 | Reviewed this property |
It was open for dinner when I went a few weeks ago :)
14 May 2015|
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Response from John B | Reviewed this property |
$23 to $29, for large well-prepared dishes. Mains somewhat dearer. Including wine, we usually expect just over $100 per head, which is close to the taxi fare there and home again from where we live.
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