We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Emerson’s Cafe & Restaurant

$$ - $$$, , Vegetarian Friendly
492 Lovedale Rd, Lovedale, Cessnock, New South Wales 2325, Australia
+61 2 4930 7029
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good20%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“snapper” (18 reviews)
“french toast” (8 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
Contemporary, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
492 Lovedale Rd, Lovedale, Cessnock, New South Wales 2325, Australia
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (446)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 444 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Food was great! We started with house baked bread, which came with olive oil and balsamic and hommus. We enjoyed possibly too much of it. We then shared the roast suckling pork main for two and it was melt in the mouth yummy. The sides...More

Thank Jemell
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our family visited this restaurant for breakfast to celebrate my sister's 70th birthday. The food was served very quickly, was excellent and staff were very friendly.

Thank Janet B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So glad I finally got to try this place, it has been on my list for years! We had the Degustation Menu which was amazing! Pics included of all courses..... It was a quite Friday night which was nice, service was good. Stand out dishes...More

Thank Shaylee D
Reviewed January 5, 2018 via mobile

This restaurant is outstanding. The menu choices were outstanding so much so that we elected to go with the 'let Emerson decide' menu and we were not disappointed. Eve and Margo were our hosts and they were amazing, sociable and very keen to work with...More

Thank LindaF288
Reviewed January 1, 2018

We were very excited to dine at Emerson's for lunch, but left feeling let down and disappointed! Being chilli lovers we were really looking forward to the fresh squid and linguine pasta with garlic, basil, chilli and tomato but "oh my lordy!" - so much...More

Thank Bega1508
Reviewed December 28, 2017 via mobile

We made a booking for 8 and came with high expectations, because this restaurant was recommended as 5 stars by our accommodation. Firstly, we were told that the table we booked on the phone was given to someone else. The staff were not apologetic but...More

2  Thank Nicole T
Reviewed December 27, 2017 via mobile

Hands down the most amazing pork we’ve ever tasted, so much passion goes into creating this dish, absolutely devine, textures and flavours balanced perfectly. Beautiful staff and friendly service!

Thank Rebecca M
Reviewed December 24, 2017 via mobile

We had an absolutely lovely meal and experience in this restaurant, friendly knowledgeable staff served generous portions of expertly cooked, delicious meals...all 5 of us left extremely happy and satisfied.

Thank RobCol78
Reviewed December 15, 2017 via mobile

We’ve been to Emerson’s half a dozen times and it’s consistently good. My mother, daughter and I celebrated our Christmas here today and thoroughly enjoyed it. Mum and I had the roast suckling pig with fried Brussels sprouts, roast potatoes, apple chutney and gravy. One...More

Thank Tlb1974
Reviewed December 8, 2017 via mobile

Went as part of a wine tour package. The warm bread and olive oil superb. The chicken supreme out of this world. Unbelievably well cooked and tasty. The food so good barely noticed the service but I'm sure it was fine!!

Thank AndyP1998
Nearby HotelsSee all Lovedale Hotels
Blackwattle Luxury Retreats
71 reviews
1.70 miles away
Tonic Hotel
151 reviews
1.70 miles away
Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley
1,719 reviews
2.34 miles away
Grand Mercure The Vintage Hunter Valley
277 reviews
2.87 miles away
Nearby Restaurants
290 reviews
2.08 miles away
Leaves & Fishes
260 reviews
1.21 miles away
Muse Restaurant
1,080 reviews
2.68 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Wine Country Ballooning
132 reviews
.91 miles away
Gartelmann Wines
67 reviews
.42 miles away
Tatler Wines
77 reviews
.19 miles away
Domaine de Binet
17 reviews
.33 miles away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Julie H
July 31, 2015|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
Response from Judy L | Reviewed this property |
For some reason, your request came to me (I posted a review on Trip Advisor). The phone number of the restaurant is +61 2 4930 7029. They should be able to help you with a bus company that can transport your group.
Adele D
May 3, 2015|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from Sandra B | Reviewed this property |
Some, but not a huge variety. Not being vegetarian myself I did not take much notice, but I am pretty sure there was only one in the entrees and one in mains.
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$20 - $25
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Scenic view, Business meetings, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 492 Lovedale Rd, Lovedale, Cessnock, New South Wales 2325, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Newcastle  >  Cessnock  >  Lovedale
  • Phone Number: +61 2 4930 7029
  • E-mail
After 3 years in Pokolbin, Owner/Head Chef Emerson Rodriguez is excited to announce the re-location of their multi-award winning restaurant 'Emerson's at Pokolbin' to Adina Vineyard.Now appropriately renamed Emerson's Cafe & Restaurant, Emerson's is located within Adina Vineyard. Adina Vineyard is set in the heart of the Hunter Wine Region on Lovedale Road in Lovedale, surrounded by acres of established vineyards & an impressive olive grove. With newly renovated Cellar door on-site, Providore, Reflections Spa & Accommodation.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing