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Verandah Restaurant

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Palmers Lane, Pokolbin, New South Wales NSW 2320, Australia
02 4998 7231
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Hours:
Thu - Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • 190
    Excellent
  • 66
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Beautiful Lunch

we decided to go to the Verandah for lunch. What an amazing lunch. We had the Tappas Tower just beautiful

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
Kelly Troy H
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Albion Park Rail
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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303 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Albion Park Rail
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

we decided to go to the Verandah for lunch. What an amazing lunch. We had the Tappas Tower just beautiful

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Sydney, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Went to this lovely restaurant for lunch on the advice of friends who live in the Hunter Valley. It was everything they said it would be. We were spoilt for choice with the selection of tapas to try on the menu. The selection was different to anywhere we had been before. The tapas serves are of a generous size and... More 

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Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We tried nearly everything and couldn't find a bad one, service was great, a bit hot on the verandah but otherwise a good experience and lunch.

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Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
98 reviews 98 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We have visited this establishment previously however, this time we were disappointed. The service was very slow and the food offered of average quality. It would seem that the Chef/owners have taken their eye off the ball and the restaurant is now on the downward slippery slope.

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sydney
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46 reviews 46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015 via mobile

We arrived at a moments notice on a beautiful Hunter day, on the same day the Eagles soared. The place was very busy but they offered us a table under a beautiful jacaranda tree in the forecourt. What a place! The tapas for two was generous and delicious. Everything from the dips to the croquettes was fantastic. Paired with a... More 

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Sydney
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30 reviews 30 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Don't get me wrong the food is quality and although it is called tapas it is actually small tasty meals that are split in 2 or 4 as required. We had a few service issues as the place was packed for a big concert on that day. Firstly our waitress was a trainee that didn't seem to have been trained... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Discovered this gem on advice from a friend - we attended their regular $50 locals night - tonights theme was seafood . On arrival we were greeted by a massive storm - the staff opened early to let the waiting crowd in from the rain . 100 people attended this set menu tapas style degustation known as locals night ,... More 

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Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Very late sharing this review, we went in January 2014 for one of my many birthday celebrations. The food was amazing, its a Australian twist on tapas. Doing Tapas is one of our favourite things so we get to try a little of everything. We were not disappointed at all. Cocktails were amazing, the wines of course were excellent, sunset... More 

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Sydney
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is a follow up to my review Sept. 2014. We returned with 2 friends and shared the tapas stack (usually served for 2, but no problem for the staff this way), figs and blue cheese, and notably, the spatchcock. It was another glorious summer's day, humid and hot, but the restaurant's aspect and elevation was cooling and comfortable. It... More 

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Sydney, Australia
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

This was out fourth visit to The Veranda and once again it ticks all the boxes. The location, siuated on top of Calais Estate in Pokolbin, with stunning views of the vineyard; the service, never fails to be not overlly attentive, helpful and friendly; the wine, great winelist showcasing some Hunter stunners; and the Food. Beautifully presented, absolutely delicious tapas.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Palmers Lane, Pokolbin, New South Wales NSW 2320, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Newcastle  >  Pokolbin
  • Phone Number: 02 4998 7231

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Australian
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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