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Emerson’s Cafe & Restaurant

$$ - $$$, , Vegetarian Friendly
492 Lovedale Rd, Lovedale, Cessnock, New South Wales 2325, Australia
+61 2 4930 7029
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good21%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“snapper” (18 reviews)
“french toast” (8 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Contemporary, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
492 Lovedale Rd, Lovedale, Cessnock, New South Wales 2325, Australia
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Reviewed 3 days ago 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 1 week ago 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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Restaurant is absolutely brilliant . Food is as good as we have ever had. The wine list was also excellent . Service very friendly and restaurant was very clean and has great views. If in t e areas don’t miss this opportunity.

Thank Bill C
Reviewed November 6, 2017

My wife and I plus two of our friends recently stayed at Adina Vineyard and dined at Emerson's for dinner. The wives had the snapper and my mate and I both chose the Dorset slow cooked lamb, after finishing our mains we all agreed that...More

Thank Dave S
Reviewed October 28, 2017 via mobile

Beautiful food well presented. Entrees were prawn ravioli (2) and octopus (2). Mains were also delicious being porcheta, snapper, lamb and another entree of quail ( me trying to keep my weight down). All meals were a good size, beautifully presented and very tasty. Only...More

1  Thank Bryan S
Reviewed October 27, 2017 via mobile

We have dined at Emerson's on two past occasions and although the two past experiences were not great we decided to try the restaurant once more. It's a Saturday lunch, restaurant had half a dozen customers when we arrived. Definitely not busy. We were greeted...More

2  Thank Bali1961
Reviewed October 24, 2017 via mobile

This place was brilliant The food and service was first class We booked this last minute on an extremely busy weekend, as we couldn't get into the choice restaurant, I'm very grateful that we found Emerson's The dishes were exceptional, perfect servings with punchy flavours....More

Thank Whiskawaytours
Reviewed October 15, 2017

We went here for lunch as part of a wine tour. Beautiful food, innovative, plentiful, fresh and delicious. I had an olive tart which was just a Mediterranean taste sensation. My wife had a lamb ragout linguine which she hasn't stopped talking about.

Thank Phillip C
Reviewed October 3, 2017

The food here is tasty & well presented with a good value for money. We often eat our post-balloon-flight breakfasts here during the Hunter Valley Fiesta. The staff put up with a mob of us descending on them and rearranging their tables on the veranda...More

Thank GrantMcHerron
Reviewed September 19, 2017 via mobile

Lovely restaurant. Beautiful views and a very relaxing atmosphere. The staff are wonderful and very helpful . We are sure to return.

Thank MrsCollins1963
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Julie H
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
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, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, 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 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.
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