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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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12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Thu - Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 205
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    Very good
  • 24
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  • 16
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  • 11
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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
Great place for lunch & tapas

We visited recently for lunch and what a pleasant surprise - I don't usually enjoy Tapas but this was well worth the visit - great selection of dishes to try, varied wine menu, very attentive staff - who showed good knowledge of both the menu and the wine list. Great seating outside on the deck... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
DebbieASydney
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Sydney
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Sydney
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

We visited recently for lunch and what a pleasant surprise - I don't usually enjoy Tapas but this was well worth the visit - great selection of dishes to try, varied wine menu, very attentive staff - who showed good knowledge of both the menu and the wine list. Great seating outside on the deck - and it warm and... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We had a family weekend getaway in the hunter valley. We chose this restaurant for a birthday dinner. The staff were so rude and struggled to comprehend some of our tables dietary requirements (celiac and vegetarians) even though they have specific menus for these dietary requirements. I won't be returning

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

This is great place for tapas, we got an assortment of tapas and they were delicious. Had a great atmosphere too

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Sydney, Australia
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23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Had lunch here on a wine tour with friends. We had a number of choices and decided on Verandah for the Tapas Tower. We certainly weren't disappointed. It's a great choice for 2 people and just big enough. Make sure you drink water as well so you don't overpower the palette for the wines you should be tasting. I think... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Liked the staff and out-look from the verandah's position.Good choice of menu to select from when ordering from lunch or dinner.

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Newcastle, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We had the chefs tapas plate with matching wines. Amazing! The food was exquisite and the matching wines delicious! We saw a number of tables with the 'tapas tower' which looks fantastic and amazing value also.

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Took my partner here last year for his birthday dinner, and it was just a delightful experience. They seated us next to the fireplace (which was incredibly toasty, so make sure you wear layers you can take off). Everything we ordered was delicious and the wait staff are just lovely. It is a great restaurant to visit, and we will... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Highly recommend the tapas tower. Situated on the Calais vineyard estate with lovely wines, view and cellar door.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Not only was Verandah restaurant quite close to our hotel, but it was also open on Sunday night - and tapas or similar shared plate offerings usually have the potential to explore a stimulating range of tastes. With a bit of luck and a bit of thought, this turned out to be a very good choice. On a dark night... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015 via mobile

I want to say this was a great meal but it was such a let down. The staff were amazing and we were told it was a new menu but that food was such a let down. For the money we spent we should have been eating at a hatted restaurant. Food was blanned and uninteresting.

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Additional Information about Verandah Restaurant

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

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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?