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Emerson’s Cafe & Restaurant

492 Lovedale Rd, Lovedale, Cessnock, New South Wales 2325, Australia
+61 2 4930 7029
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good20%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“snapper” (16 reviews)
“french toast” (8 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Contemporary, Australian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
492 Lovedale Rd, Lovedale, Cessnock, New South Wales 2325, Australia
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Reviewed 3 days ago

5 of us ladies came last Friday for lunch. The food was beautiful ... especially recommend the lamb in the pasta. Wines were $40+, entrees under $20 and mains $25 to $35. We shared all our dishes. Service was excellent. Didn't even ask us to...More

Thank Monstar1702
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was just simply fantastic, the food was superb and the wines that matched them were beautiful. The staff were fantastic and able to help us with selections

Thank Paul A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here for a late breakfast with family and friends. Was awesome food but very expensive and took for ever to come. Not average family friendly but okay.

Thank Xie79
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Celebrated my sons 21st at Emersons for breakfast, it was his choice but it was unbelievable. From the service at the entry, the food, the service. I had Nasi goring and it was full of flavour and more than generous in size. The wait staff,...More

Thank 2802shaza
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not only was the food here brilliant but the two ladies serving the dining room were attentive without hovering. They also treated our kids the same as us which was a great experience for them. We ordered a variety from the menu and it was...More

Thank David B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

by far the best snapper in NSW!! The restaurant is in an industrial barn like setting. the staff are wonderful and the chef caters to most dietary requirements. Every course was balanced in terms of flavours and textures. Perfect for that extra special hunter evening...More

1  Thank tadiba
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Came here for a girls dinner during a trip to the Hunter. restaurant has a more casual feel which was more relaxing. The food was out of this world! The wine menu was extensive and the wait staff were really helpful. Would definitely come back!

1  Thank PaigeAdams
Reviewed April 16, 2017 via mobile

I'd go again but only for pudding and that's what this rating is for! Lacked ambience in the restaurant and also lacked excitement in the menu - so much so, that the tasting menu didn't feel like it was worth indulging in. The starters and...More

1  Thank Travelsloads
Reviewed April 13, 2017 via mobile

Thanks so much to the incredible crew at Emersons for reminding my partner and I of the good things in life! Amazing food and beautiful service. Highly highly recommend to all.

Thank camanthony
Reviewed April 13, 2017 via mobile

We called and booked half hour ahead and it was no trouble getting a table. The waitress was lovely and the chef who delivered our food was super polite and knowledgeable. Our meals were amazing especially the peas and carrots entree 😊

Thank Kimberly W
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Julie H
I am organising a group of 22 people to Hunter Valley for a Wine Tour by bus- I have eaten at your restaurant and would love to take our Coomba Wine and Dine group here for lunch on the tour. Is there a particular bus tour company that you know goes to your place or is this flexible. The date would be 8 th September for lunch. Look forward to hearing back. Julie Henry - 0407539946.
July 31, 2015|
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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
is there a good selection for vegetarian
May 3, 2015|
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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.
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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, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Kids, Large groups, Families with children
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
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After 3 years in Pokolbin, Owner/Head Chef Emerson Rodriguez and his wife Samantha are 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.