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“Shakeys always a winner” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Shakey Tables Restaurant

Shakey Tables Restaurant
1476 Wine Country Drive | North Rothbury, Pokolbin, New South Wales, Australia
+61 2 4938 1744
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Ranked #14 of 52 Restaurants in Pokolbin
Cuisines: Australian, Contemporary
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Reservations
Newcastle, Australia
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“Shakeys always a winner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2012

Took by husband here for valentines day this year and was blown away - Simon treated us as if we were his only guests - his 2004 Shiraz gone before the meal it was sooo lovely.

Entree was the haggis which is awesome and the for main we had the wagyu - cooked perfectly. Dessert was their signature rose and lycee terrine and I had the raspberry one which both were 5 star. The atmosphere is lovely and you can see that they enjoy what they do - other waitstaff were just as friendly as Simon who ended up treating us newlyweds with a glass of dessert wine. Will be back for sure!!

Visited June 2012
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English first
Sydney, Australia
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176 reviews 176 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 85 cities Reviews in 85 cities
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
“Lovely aspect, lovely food.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2012

Lunch was had on the covered deck that sits over the lake, which was pleasant, but did get a little chilly in winter (even with the plastic 'walls' in place in an attempt to keep out the drafts).

The menu provided interesting and tasty options for carnivores, seafood fans and vegetarians, and the desserts were particularly enticing (although I was torn between the cheese selection and the desserts, but the sweet tooth won!).

They also offered a decent selection of wines to suit all tastes. I would definitely visit again.

Visited July 2011
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Sydney, Australia
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21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
“Quite nice but nothing to rave about”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2012

We had quite a nice dinner at Shakey tables. At night you can't really appreciate the view so the atmosphere is not as special and I'm sure a lunch experience would be better. But the menu really wasn't that interesting, the food was nice but nothing particularly inventive or memorable. The wine list wasn't bad (we are in the Hunter) but was not mindblowing. All in all, quite good but not good enough for the price.

  • Visited April 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Delightful Dining Experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2012

The setting, the service & the food offer an exceptional fine dining experience. We had a beautiful dinner for 2. The quality of the service & food was equally good. The artistry of the chefs makes each dish a visual feast! With a Scottish twist on offer this was woth every cent. The decor is... unusual.

  • Visited January 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Sydney, Australia
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Yes, Yes, Yes!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2012

This restaurant isn't only the best I've been to in the Hunter Valley it would kick the [--] of any Sydney restaurant and would take on the rest of the world, too! The wine list is extensive and suitable for all needs and budgets. They have their own local varieties as well as others found in bottle shops and restaurants countrywide. The food is inventive, innovative and original mixed in with traditional and staples. The haggis was amazing and draws from chef's scottish roots. The Pork 4-ways was fantastic and the traditional scottish cranchan was a sweet surprise. It's intimate without being sickly, it's brightly decorated without being crass and the service is second to none - worldwide! We were looked after with a jovial smile, good recommendations and a knowledge far beyond Charlotte's seemingly youthful experience. When in the Hunter Valley, make a date of eating here, you will love this place!

  • Visited January 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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