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Verandah Restaurant

Palmers Lane, Pokolbin, New South Wales NSW 2320, Australia
02 4998 7231
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Ranked #9 of 52 Restaurants in Pokolbin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Thu - Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Had dinner with friends in Verandah yesterday and the following is our overall rating: Food = 8/10 Ambiance = 6/10 (not much view where we are sitting) Cleanliness = 9/10 Staff Hospitality = 8/10 (approachable and friendly) Parking = 7/10 (uncemented car park) We had Tapas for $59/person, wine and drinks price are reasonable. We notice at night time in... More 

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Fairlight, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

My husband and I celebrated our 10 yr. anniversary and decided to have dinner at Verandah. We sat outside and the view was lovely. We watched the sunset as we ate our tapas meals. The service was impeccable.I didn't catch our waiters name but hats off to you. The meals were perfectly timed, and we were never rushed. I've been... More 

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Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

We were looking forward to a nice meal up the valley as we are yet to be disappointed with several other restaurants and tonight was our 20th wedding anniversary but feel we were let down. The meal started well with the pate' but the rest of the tapas felt like deep fried bar food. If you expect something memorable it... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Fabulous tapas menus and an amazing view. We had the share plate and followed this by wine tasting at the Calais vineyard. Don't miss the adjoining gift shop - we made a special trip back the following day to make additional purchasers and the owner really knows her products!

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We dined here for Lunch mine and my husbands birthday. The service was outstanding and very attentive. The food was beautifully prepared and the atmosphere of sitting on the verandah with beautiful views of the hunter valley was an added plus!

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Sydney
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We called in for a quick lunch on a Friday afternoon whilst on the Grapemobile wine tour. We hadn't booked so got a table inside, but there was a nice breeze coming through. It would be nice to sit out on the verandah and admire the views. We ordered three tapas dishes between us, a glass of wine each and... More 

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Dural, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

What a great restaurant, I booked with short notice but still managed a seat outside, beautiful location! The staff are young and are in need of a little more training but they are not the worst I've seen. The food was a stand out, the winner for the day was the pork belly! But the lamb and kangaroo ran a... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Lovely setting on this place and a nice idea for a tapas style dining in the Hunter region - However, all 3 dishes we tried were poorly executed. Huge, half cooked arancini. Sashimi that was actually some type of soy salt cured mix. Softshell crabs that were more deep-fried polenta than crab. Felt ill the rest of the day.

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2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

We try to visit the Verandah Restaurant at least once a month with our friends from the Kelman Vineyard. The food and wine are always good with plenty of hors d'oevre followed by a sit down meal. A recent locals night saw chef Matt Dillow prepare a delicious Paella with the help of local volunteers. It was an unforgettable evening.... More 

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Kings Langley
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The Verandah restaurant was lovely. It has a great selection of tapas. The sizes were good and the food was amazing. We recommend the Moroccan Lamb Sliders!

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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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