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Verandah Restaurant

151 Palmers Lane, Pokolbin, Cessnock, New South Wales NSW 2320, Australia
+61 2 4998 7231
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good23%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“tapas” (191 reviews)
“baby calamari” (11 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
151 Palmers Lane, Pokolbin, Cessnock, New South Wales NSW 2320, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a delightful place to while away a lazy afternoon. The tapas is wonderful, prices give value for money, service is good and the wine list varied.

Thank trishdenton
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was there because the menu somewhat looked interesting and also most restaurants weren’t open on Sunday night. Flavours of the foods are just average (not that it’s bad). I just don’t quite feel the same way as how the other diners would rave about the...More

Thank annax194
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great tapas lunch paired with wines. Great portion sizes. Great flavour. Very polite and efficient staff. We will be back.

Thank goingrey
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tapas menu is good value. Interesting that out of the four of us, I was the person most disappointed in the flavours. The other three raved about the food and thoroughly enjoyed the evening on the verandah!

Thank 271judyl
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a tapas style lunch which we had bought on an offer. Very good value. The food was delicious and it came with your choice of a glass of wine..

Thank jenbo60
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely beautiful view, lovely friendly and helpful staff. Meal was a good size and beautiful.a place you can go to in all types of weather

Thank alex2856
Reviewed October 12, 2018

Beautiful setting but the food was a bit hit and miss. The service was actually very good but being a rainy Sunday the restaurant wasn’t overly busy. The portions were very reasonable and overall the price was fine. The baked Camembert was our favourite dish....More

Thank JamesSingapore2014
Reviewed October 9, 2018 via mobile

Have been previously many times, my wife and I returned on 5 October 2018. The atmosphere is great and you can sit on the verandah with a great outlook over the vineyard. Food is excellent with a tapas style which we like, and gives you...More

Thank Colin M
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

First impressions were high for this beautiful historic cottage despite the confused mix-up of heritage housing and industrial sheds 🤔. Service was very good. Any complaints could be put down to only one waitress tending to at least 7 tables of 2+ people. She did...More

Thank SaellC
Reviewed October 1, 2018 via mobile

The waiters here were so welcoming and attentivite. Unfortunately, the food was a bit average for the price which would steer me toward trying other restaurants around the area before returning here.

Thank Jessica S
Verandah B, Manager at Verandah Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 2, 2018

Hi Jessica Thank you for your review. It is unfortunate you did not enjoy our style of dishes. Regards Verandah Management

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Selina C
September 5, 2016|
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Response from TrekCarrie | Reviewed this property |
I choose to stay on a no carb eating plan and I found heaps of veggie options - the veg was really amazing especially the pumpkin dish and also the innovatively prepared Brussel sprouts) and my husband really loved the... More
January 30, 2016|
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Response from chamboNsw | Reviewed this property |
Only guidedogs are allowed on the verandah. But they have grounds around where you could tie your dog to a tree
April 23, 2015|
Response from Travelwise49 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry can not answer. But nowhere can open before 1 pm. And with the recent weather in the area maybe they are not open.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Large groups, Scenic view, Families with children, Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 151 Palmers Lane, Pokolbin, Cessnock, New South Wales NSW 2320, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Newcastle  >  Cessnock  >  Pokolbin
  • Phone Number: +61 2 4998 7231
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