We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Degustation Heaven!”
Review of Hunters Quarter

Hunters Quarter
Ranked #1 of 59 Restaurants in Pokolbin
Price range: USD 13 - USD 29
Description: Hunters Quarter, known as HQ to locals and regulars, offers an elegant dining experience with modern Australian cuisine, driven by high quality seasonal local produce, and relaxed and attentive service. Head chef, Brian Duncan brings a wealth of global and local experience in fine dining to HQ, having worked at the Dorchester Hotel and Claridges Hotel in the upmarket area of Mayfair in London, and also at Level 41 and The Establishment, two of Sydney’s premier restaurants. Brian’s breadth of experience and exposure to a variety of world cuisines bring a unique and refined quality to his product, and his philosophy on food is based on simple, fresh, local and seasonal produce. The HQ wine list mainly focuses on local wines, and also offers some interstate and international wines.
Restaurant details
Description: Hunters Quarter, known as HQ to locals and regulars, offers an elegant dining experience with modern Australian cuisine, driven by high quality seasonal local produce, and relaxed and attentive service. Head chef, Brian Duncan brings a wealth of global and local experience in fine dining to HQ, having worked at the Dorchester Hotel and Claridges Hotel in the upmarket area of Mayfair in London, and also at Level 41 and The Establishment, two of Sydney’s premier restaurants. Brian’s breadth of experience and exposure to a variety of world cuisines bring a unique and refined quality to his product, and his philosophy on food is based on simple, fresh, local and seasonal produce. The HQ wine list mainly focuses on local wines, and also offers some interstate and international wines.
Reviewed 15 September 2019 via mobile

We have been visiting the Hunter for some 26 years but had not been since 2015, our biggest break in that time, so when we decided to stop in on our trip back from Ballina last week we thought we really should try somewhere “different” for a long lunch and given the passage of time we had a plethora of choice even though many of the favourites are still thriving there.
That “different” spot was to be Hunters Quarter visited last Thursday 12/9, and we were not disappointed. We opted for the degustation lunch with matching wines, “heaven on a plate” would be an understatement, every plate served up was sensational from the oyster starter right to the final dessert offering (pictured below)
The service from Elsie, and Casey, one of the chef’s who actually prepared our meal, was delightfully informative, friendly, accommodating and relaxed, it’s not every day you get served by a chef!
This place has got it right: great ambience, excellent service, delicious food, it ticks all the boxes!
And as everyone we spoke to said “don’t wait another 4 years to visit”, with the kind of experience we had at HQ we sure won’t be waiting too long to re-visit!

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank 720hillaryg
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Sophia T, Manager at Hunters Quarter, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2019

Thank you for leaving your recent dining experience at Hunters Quarter here on TripAdvisor. We are very pleased you so thoroughly enjoyed your experience with us. We are certainly lucky to have such wonderful staff, to whom I will pass on your lovely review. We would certainly love to welcome you back to Hunters Quarter on your next visit to the Hunter Valley.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a reviewReviews (752)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages

272 - 276 of 752 reviews

Reviewed 13 September 2019 via mobile

Can’t praise Hunter’s quarter highly enough...great atmosphere, friendly and very professional service and food so delicious it is an experience instead of a meal. Thank you.

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank LBStew67
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Sophia T, Manager at Hunters Quarter, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2019

Thank you for leaving your recent dining experience at Hunters Quarter here on TripAdvisor. We only aim to provide the best experience for every customer so we are very pleased you enjoyed your time with us. We would look forward to welcoming you back to Hunters Quarter in the future.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 10 September 2019

This was our first visit for everyone in a party of 6. No problems booking, and a wonderful welcome and meal. The food is fabulous, as is the wine list. For two of our party, it was their first time in the Hunter - so this evening did not disappoint. We will be back!!!!

Date of visit: September 2019
    • Value
    • Service
    • Food
Thank RodCumming
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Sophia T, Manager at Hunters Quarter, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2019

Thank you Rod for leaving your recent dining experience at Hunters Quarter here on TripAdvisor. We are so pleased you enjoyed your experience and are grateful that we were able to welcome two guests to the Hunter Valley for the first time as good food and wine is what the Hunter is all about. We would love to welcome you back to Hunters Quarter in the future.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 7 September 2019

Spent dinner here for a 40th birthday. The food is absolutely spectacular! Everyone loved the food, 12/10!! Service was amazing, and really friendly. Cannot reccomend highly enough. Book it, you will NOT be dissapointed.

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank sylviam008
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Sophia T, Public Relations Manager at Hunters Quarter, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2019

Thanks Sylvia for posting your recent dining experience with us for the special celebration dinner. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your night and I will certainly pass your comments on to all the staff. We look forward to seeing you again when next in the Hunter.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 5 September 2019 via mobile

Scored a great table outside overlooking the vineyard and dam. Service was great with the just the right amount of attention. Food was delicious, we had the pork belly and the dumpling dishes.

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank MuddyW_12
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Sophia T, General Manager at Hunters Quarter, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2019

Thank you for taking the time to leave your recent dining experience at Hunters Quarter here on TripAdvisor. We are so pleased you enjoyed the experience, we have certainly been blessed with beautiful weather recently allowing for such a lovely dining spot. We would look forward to welcoming you back to Hunters Quarter next time you are in the Hunter Valley.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Hunters Quarter also viewed

Pokolbin, Cessnock
Pokolbin, Cessnock
 

Been to Hunters Quarter? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Revenue impacts the experiences featured on this page, learn more.
© 2022 TripAdvisor LLC All rights reserved.

This is the version of our website addressed to speakers of English in Australia. If you are a resident of another country or region, please select the appropriate version of Tripadvisor for your country or region in the drop-down menu.