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Emerson’s Cafe & Restaurant

) #1 of 11 Restaurants in Lovedale $$ - $$$ , , Vegetarian Friendly
492 Lovedale Rd, Lovedale, Cessnock, New South Wales 2325, Australia
+61 2 4930 7029
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good20%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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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 1 week ago via mobile

Today we decided to celebrate our Daughter and Son in-laws birthday. On arrival we were greeted with a smile and seated at our table. It was so cold in this place jackets were not taken off. I ordered a glass of wine for my partner...More

2  Thank Debbie D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had eaten at Emerson's on a previous visit to the region and thoroughly enjoyed it, but this time, it missed the mark in a couple of ways: firstly, the bottle of white wine we ordered was served at room temperature - a pity because...More

1  Thank Bobby182
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I went here for breakfast on a Saturday morning of the long weekend. He had Banana Pancakes with Chantilly Cream and oodles of maple of syrup. I went for the savory option of bacon, eggs and mushrooms with a potato rosti, because...More

Thank Emily M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a very tasty lunch on a Sunday. It was quiet but we were well looked after. The food came promptly and the bread and olive oil was superb, with their balsamic oil. Three of us shared two main dishes and a peach salad....More

Thank hatwilltravel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked out Emersons for 40 people for my husband's birthday. We had organised the shared 6 course banquet lunch menu. The food was just fantastic - plentiful, flavourful & well presented. Staff were professional, efficient & helpful with any requests. All of our guests...More

Thank Cag02
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Emerson's hosted our corporate group of 20 people recently. The chefs provided an outstanding degustation, bordering on too generous. Wonderful variety of flavours and textures. Price was very reasonable. Only thing that could have been better was the wine list - Adina was well represented...More

Thank Peter C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful dining experience. Stopped in for dinner after arriving in the hunter valley for the weekend. Waitress was welcoming. Food was amazing. Would definitely recommend.

Thank Lauren V
Reviewed May 22, 2017

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 May 13, 2017 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 May 13, 2017 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
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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
Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Scenic view
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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