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“Lovely restaurant and attentive staff” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Muse Restaurant

Muse Restaurant
2450 Broke Road, Pokolbin, New South Wales 2320, Australia (Formerly Muse Restaurant & Cafe)
02 4998 6777
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Ranked #1 of 52 Restaurants in Pokolbin
Price range: $61 - $89
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Muse prides itself in providing superior contemporary Australian cuisine and professional and friendly service in a world class setting.At Muse, it’s not about dinner – it’s about dining.
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Lovely restaurant and attentive staff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2012 via mobile

I would recommend Muse to anyone considering a romantic night out

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Maitland, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“At last...what we had hoped for all weekend”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2012

Our third and final restaurant for the weekend. We were attending a private function at Muse with 40 other guests.
Could not fault the service from the time we were met outside and ushered to our group by friendly attentive staff until we left via a door opened for us by the same attentive staff, and a sincere wish to "enjoy the rest of your night".
Food: from hors d'oeuvres (sic???...always get this spelling wrong) to entree to main to dessert and cheese to finish...all great and only positive comments from those around us.
Wine: well matched to our food and including Greek (for the perfect lamb) and French ( for the duck dish) reds, complemented with Hunter whites.
One minor downside. They apparently ran out of all of the mainstrem Aussie beers. Fortunately, still had some Pilsener Urquel which we struggled through!! LOL!
Overall; very classy, not cheap, a standout pick for food alone, but with the added bonus of great wine, service and atmosphere.

  • Visited April 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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sydney
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Amazing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2012

Muse ticks all the boxes, its ambience, service, food, wine list etc. Its certainly a romantic setting with an open fireplace. The open kitchen looks fantastic and the chefs work seamlessly with no stress. The food is out of this world and the service is so attentive.
We have been to many hat restaurants in Sydney and Melbourne and rate this as one of the best.

Would definately go back.

  • Visited April 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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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Best service of any regional restaurant & equal of any city restaurants”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2012 via mobile

Food was wonderful, service was fabulous, atmosphere great from the welcome upon entering and continued friendly efficient service by all wait staff. Would highly recommend this lovely restaurant.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Bowral, Australia
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52 restaurant reviews
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85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
“Superb!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2012

I have just returned from Muse for lunch which I flew into with Newcastle Helicopters - it was a spectacular way to arrive and it was just the beginning of a beautiful afternoon at a place I have been looking forward to going to for nearly a year..

We had a selection of meals from the menu, including two of the daily specials. Started with turkish bread and dips, followed by Scallops wkith corn puree and a Prawn Broth for entrees then a lamb burger, pork belly and a chicken and gnocci dish for mains. All were absolutely outstanding - I couldnt fault any of them. Dessert was epic and a wonderful way to finish the meal - chocolate mousse with gingerbread and gingerbread ice cream and also a strawberry and cream ice cream with meringues and chocolate brownie. Both were exquisite.

All was washed down with a beautiful rose from France (probably blasphemy given we were in the Hunter valley but hey!). Meals were of excellent sizes and really reasonably priced. I wouldnt hesitate to go again... and again... and again! Thanks for a wonderful experience!

  • Visited April 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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