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Muse Kitchen

Hermitage Rd, Pokolbin, Cessnock, New South Wales, Australia
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Ranked #7 of 50 Restaurants in Pokolbin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Australian
Dining options: Reservations
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English first
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123 reviews 123 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

We visited the main Muse Restaurant a couple of times last year. So decided to try the Muse Kitchen, which is much smaller. The food was sensational. The service and everything about the joint is top shelf. Also, for me, one of the best wineries is located at the same place (well actually Muse Kitchen is located in the Keith... More

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Bondi, Australia
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46 reviews 46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Ate here twice on a long weekend trip, having both a dinner and a lunch. It's the same menu for both. In the evening we started by sharing two appetisers which were lovely and then had the salt baked pork belly which is a two person share dish. The sides with it (a fresh salad and roasted vegetables) were lovely... More

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Sydney, Australia
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Sensational food, wine and atmosphere for a superb lunch. Ellie and Lidia were very engaging and helpful and added to our whole experience. Muse Kitchen has rightfully earned its One Hat Award through the Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide. We will return.

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Sydney, Australia
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The food looked very ordinary - well below what I would expect from a hatted restaurant. Cooked properly, tasted fine, but awful presentation.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I love this restaurant with elegant service, fine wines and dining. Take your time and enjoy perfect meals done right. It's worth the cost, fabulous for a celebration with good friends. The modern setting is great and sitting outside once with blue sunny autumn skies was unforgettable. Probably the best barramundi ever, and a duck dish was astounding. The menu... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We stopped in here for lunch mid week. We were not particularly hungry so shared our dishes. We started with olives & bread (beautiful bread!), then roasted rump & braised neck of lamb - which was amazing! Although we had really eaten enough we decided to give dessert a go and went with chocolate mousse with milk sorbet - well... More

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Gosford, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

What a lovely restaurant we had what we would probably describe as one of the nicest desserts we've ever had ( and I have a sweet tooth). The new dessert to their menu with banana, chocolate, pecans and fudge is superb and a must try. Service is great, staff are all friendly and a beautiful atmosphere. Highly recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

The baby sister to the hatted restaurant at Hungerford Hill, this is an excellent lunch time venue. Beautiful surroundings, lovely atmosphere and excellent French leaning food. Offering excellent Keith Tulloch wines tasted earlier in the gorgeous KT tasting rooms. Not much else this good in the Valley

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21 reviews 21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

This is a local for me and we have been multiple times. However, the new chef is amazing and brought the restaurant to a new level. The rabbit gnocchi was amazing. All starters were delicioud(white bait, Brussels sprouts, prawn pimentos). The pasta is homemade and fantastic.

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Callala Bay, Australia
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9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We ate at this restaurant while on a wine tour. Being a one hat restaurant the food was really nice and tasty and the way the food was displayed on the plate was really gorgeous. After eating lunch we were still hungry so larger servings would provide a better rating.

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