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“HUNTERS QUARTERS POKOLBIN - HUNTER VALLEY”
Review of Hunters Quarter

Hunters Quarter
Ranked #2 of 67 Restaurants in Pokolbin
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: AU$19 - AU$42
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.
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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 2 April 2024

Wow!! What an experience. With the wonderful ambience of the north facing dining room accompanied by the set menu for Easter Sunday, we really enjoyed the lunch together with an exquisite wine list. We really thought it was world class.

Date of visit: March 2024
Thank grahamesharon
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Jen O'Brien, Marketing at Hunters Quarter, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2024

Thank you for your glowing review. We're thrilled you enjoyed our Easter Sunday lunch and found our dining room ambience and set menu to be world-class. We appreciate your kind words and hope to welcome you back soon.

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Reviewed 1 April 2024

Service, presentation, atmosphere and quality of food were on point!! My family and I had the 3 course a la carte menu and loved it. Highly recommend!!

Date of visit: March 2024
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Thank Debrah S
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Jen O'Brien, Marketing at Hunters Quarter, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2024

We're thrilled to hear you and your family enjoyed our 3-course à la carte menu. Thank you for your kind words about our service, presentation, atmosphere, and food quality. We appreciate your recommendation and hope to welcome you back soon

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Reviewed 30 March 2024

Wow this restaurant is amazing from beginning to end. We were greeted with curtesy and a smile and even though it was fully booked, we were able to get a table inside on the window. We could not believe our luck. The service was exceptional and we thank Boris for explaining the menu and the wine list so perfectly. He is a credit to the restaurant as are all the other staff who served us. We have found that the best food is always cooked with love and clearly Brian Duncan loves cooking. The flavour was to die for. The food was a masterpiece on a plate and the menu extensive. We enjoyed the afternoon sitting looking over the vineyard and experiencing the exquisite flavours. Boris’s suggestion of wine to complement the meal was spot on.
Thank you to all at Hunters Quarter for making our trip memorable.

Date of visit: March 2024
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1  Thank rtriley
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Jen O'Brien, Marketing at Hunters Quarter, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2024


Thank you for your wonderful review. We're delighted to hear that your experience exceeded expectations. Your praise for our warm welcome, exceptional service, and Chef Brian Duncan's culinary expertise is truly appreciated. We can't wait to have you dine with us again soon.

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Reviewed 18 March 2024

Fine dining at Hunters Quarter was on the bucket list so what better way to celebrate our wedding anniversary, being locals I also arranged a transfer to and fro so a few wines could be consumed. We were the first to arrive for lunch, dont you hate it when you are the only ones sitting there, immediately thinking staff will serve you too promptly then time to go. Well staff did attend to us immediately making sure we were comfortably seated with menu and wine list at hand and water poured. There was no rush to order, just take your time and enjoy. The restaurant began to fill, boy this is a popular lunch spot. We enjoyed a beautiful A La Carte lunch, the food served impeccable, our wait staff Moe and Boris plus a lovely young lady, did not get her name, were so attentive and helpful with everything, our meals and the wine just superb, Mrs Retiredwino also enjoyed her cocktail to start. The whole experience was amazing, food choices, wine list, flavours in the meals, i could go on and on. If you have not tried Hunters Quarter yet, you need to do so, enjoy Hunters best.

Date of visit: March 2024
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1  Thank Retiredwino
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Sophia Thomas, General Manager at Hunters Quarter, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2024

Thank you retiredwino for your most detailed review, allowing all our future patrons reason to pay us a visit. We are delighted to hear you thoroughly enjoyed your dining experience with HQ. We value all feed back and pleased to share this with all our staff, as we have a very tight team who all work well together. As a local we look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Reviewed 6 March 2024

Great food and vibe. Real quality.
The wine choice was great, and each course was special and delicious. The outlook was delightfully rural.

Date of visit: November 2023
Thank ALFA_luv
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Sophia Thomas, General Manager at Hunters Quarter, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2024

Thank you for taking the time to write a lovely review. We are so glad you enjoyed your dining experience. Your support is greatly appreciated. We very much look forward to welcoming you back to HQ again in the future.

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