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“An amazing night” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Verandah Restaurant

Verandah Restaurant
Ranked #10 of 71 Restaurants in Pokolbin
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Spanish, Australian, Mediterranean
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Restaurant details
Good for: View, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Melbourne, Australia
1 review
“An amazing night”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2012

I was treated to dinner at The Verandah for my birthday with my family and was blown away by everything! The place is so beautiful, and we got a cosy table right by the open fire. The food was AMAZING! We had 8 courses and everything was so delicious and exciting! The staff were all really friendly and professional and very knowledgeable which is fantastic for someone like me who had never had tapas before. I can't wait to go back!

  • Visited September 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank itsme87
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Date | Rating
  • English first
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English first
Newcastle, NSW
Level Contributor
21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Fabulous & Friendly”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2012

I have been to The Verandah several times with both my partner & friends.
The service is ALWAYS warm, attentive & non-intrusive.
The food is exotic and delicious (a number of comfortably different options for the mildly fussy eaters, and exciting avant garde dishes for the more adventurous).
The decor is great- Tanya Loviz paintings are gorgeous & cheeky and table settings simple & elegant.
The food comes out at a comfortable pace, so don't order TOO much, but in saying that, the dishes are entree size so try as much as you can - you won't regret it!
It is BYO ($9 corkage) but the wine list is great as you would expect for Wine Country NSW.
My partners favourite is the Original Chocolate Souffle for dessert & I love the Haloumi with cinnamon & rhubarb.
It's not a cheap night out, but it's a worthwhile indulgence if you're celebrating special occasions or want to step out somewhere fabulous.

  • Visited February 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank SwayAway
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Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Yum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2012

The verandah was a beautiful way to end a wonderful weeked in the Hunter Valley. The food was sensational, the oysters were amazing, our party only tried five of the tapas style dishes and they were all sensational.
The view from the verandah was beautiful, the night we were there we were treated to a beautiful sunset prior to raining.
A warning regarding the dessert menu, the souffle's are all chocolate based, the way the menu was worded we all misread.
I will return to the verandah any time without hesitation.

    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank PeterSjoberg
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Maidstone, Kent
Level Contributor
25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Innovative food, excellently presented”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2012

We very, very much enjoyed the tapas inspired menu at the Verandah, and after much discussion with the manageress, we opted for four dishes and a glass of superb local wine. Every item was excellent, with the kangeroo a highlight (sorry, Skippy), and although we were only one of three tables that evening, we felt very welcome and not at all rushed. If you enjoy food with imagination and flair, go without hesitation.

  • Visited December 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank TRNCvillaseekers
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London, United Kingdom
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176 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Delicious food! Lovely atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2012

We loved everything about Verandah. A beautiful evening meant we could make the most of what gives this restaurant it's name and had a nice table overlooking the surrounding Hunter Valley. A delicous glass of local bubbles (so good we sought out the vineyard the next day!) was a perfect start to the evening. We chose 4 tapas dishes- snapper and croquettes, calamari, scallops and squid. All of them were exceptional. The portions are more than adequate and we were quite disappointed not to make it to desert and the passionfruit creme brule or the souffles that are renowned at this restaurant. The wine list showcases a good selection of local wines as well as Austalian and International wines. A very enjoyable evening, with attentive service and delicious food. I wouldnt hesitate to recommend and we would love to return on our next visit.

  • Visited January 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank autumn1082
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