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Verandah Restaurant

Palmers Lane, Pokolbin, Cessnock, New South Wales, Australia
02 4998 7231
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Ranked #12 of 50 restaurants in Pokolbin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Australian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Sydney, Australia
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Firstly we rang and were told there was only a table for 7 o'clock so rushed to get there only to find only one other table there!This restaurant had absolutely no atmosphere. The decoration consisted of paintings of semi clad women in wine/cocktail glasses. Tacky. The waitstaff were amateurish with no warmth at all. The tapas was good but we... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

In general, food is very average. The tapas tower is definitely a major let down: it tasted like not just-freshly-cooked, some bits and pieces are already cold when it was served -- imagine what a piece cold chewy pork belly tastes like. Serves is awkward and pretentious. Doesn't have a nice welcoming atmosphere. You can just sense the waiting staff... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We were very disappointed with our lunch. As a group we just felt that the waitstaff were dismissive and made no effort to look after us at all. Service was so slow and disjointed we left feeling unloved and unappreciated.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 via mobile

This place is amazing , we go there at least once a month , we tell all our friends and also bring them along . The food is amazing , the staff are amazing , just every detail of this place is amazing.I am yet to find a restraunt in Australia that comes close to the Verandah . The staff... More

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Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Wow again Hunter Valley you continue to amaze and delight. We ventured to a place that was recommended and we are so grateful to our friends. We had the Tapas Tower - AAA Really amazing place a must see

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Brussels, Belgium
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51 reviews 51 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

We recently visited the wineries by bicycle and while tasting the wines in the Calais winery in the same building, we were caught by a severe rainstorm. We sought shelter in the Verandah Restaurant and were not disappointed. The Tapas Tower is a good selection of various foods from different countries, cold and warm bites. Nicely presented and good tasting.... More

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Kanwal, Australia
1 review
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

We ate here as we do every Mothers Day for the past 4 years and I believe in this time it has gone down. Although the service is still wonderful the fact that we now cannot bring our wines or champagne from the cellar door anymore is enough to not make me want to come back. For a bottle of... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

YUM! Can't fault the service or the food. You must visit this restaurant for an afternoon of tapas and wine when you're in the Hunter. Love Love!

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Singleton, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

Sensational lunch to celebrate my husband's 75th Birthday. The tapas menu was delicious, it really topped off our day in the vineyards. All the dishes from the wild mushroom bruschetta, arancini, baby calamari, wagyu beef tarts, pulled and pressed lamb to the dessert of a yummy rhubarb were amazing. If you have never experienced the delights of this restaurant, then... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

We have only been twice but are already addicted! We simply can not fault the food- world class food without pretension ! We love it and are looking forward to booking in for a paella class soon.

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