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Bistro Vinden

17 Gillards Road, Pokolbin, New South Wales 2320, Australia
+61 2 4998 7410
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good34%
  • Average5%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible8%
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“lunch” (12 reviews)
“lamb rack” (5 reviews)
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Australian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
17 Gillards Road, Pokolbin, New South Wales 2320, Australia
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Reviewed June 12, 2017 via mobile

What a crying shame, because the food here (when it arrived) was actually very good and the setting is beautiful. Several rather important things relegated our experience of Bistro Vinden to an unenjoyable experience and I list them here so that the management can decide...More

3  Thank Ian G
Reviewed May 28, 2017 via mobile

We had a relaxing Sunday lunch at Bistro Vinden which was very enjoyable. The restaurant is a real family affair with Mum our waitress her son the winemaker and sommelier and her daughter the chef. The food was well made with a homely hearty style....More

Thank Melbourneboy
Reviewed April 25, 2017 via mobile

My partner and I had a fantastic lunch here last weekend after a wine tasting inside. The food was lovely, I had the zucchini salad and my partner had the antipasto plate which was lovely. Would recommend to anyone.

1  Thank james10vino
Reviewed April 23, 2017 via mobile

Arrived at 1.20pm beautiful location like a scene from a postcard unfortunately this was good as it got we ordered at 1.30pm our entrees arrived about an hour later our drinks never came we had to go to the wine tasting area to get our...More

Thank Dikefalos
Reviewed February 20, 2017 via mobile

Lovely romantic setting. We found this place thanks to Villa Provence. Nice friendly service and everyone was very accommodating with our requirements. Food was very impressive and exceeded our expectations in all regards. Lovely spot with great food and service - it was a shame...More

Thank Mark L
Reviewed November 6, 2016 via mobile

A cellar door with a restaurant, really nice wines, the bistro has indoor/ outdoor dining, food is superb, hospitality of host Sandra is just delightful, so accomodating you feel like family, highly recommend this place for a visit, especially for a long lunch

Thank GarryFischer
Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

Four of us, undertook wine tasting, followed by a 3 course meal over lunch. It was a wonderful location, overlooking the estate. The wine tasting was methodological, and knowledgeable without being passionate. However the depth of wine to taste is very extensive. The food was...More

Thank Andrew M
Reviewed October 15, 2016 via mobile

A wonderful annual event. The food this year was to die for! Wonderful mini blinis with smoked salmon, caviar and creme fraiche for canapés, along with home made pate looking just like mini squares of chocolate fondant. Entree was prawn bisque ( with a beautiful...More

Thank AstroSeekers
Reviewed October 9, 2016

We had lunch here on the recommendation of the proprietor of Lucy's Run winery and it couldn't have been better from being able to choose wine with lunch by tasting several to the imaginative and attractive menu. A really great end to our visit to...More

Thank FJHH24
Reviewed September 24, 2016 via mobile

Would love to review the meal however after nearly an hour, I am still waiting to eat. Very poor service and would not recommend unkess you have half a day spare

Thank Dougsworld
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$16 - $28
Australian, Vegetarian Friendly
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Scenic view, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 Gillards Road, Pokolbin, New South Wales 2320, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Newcastle  >  Pokolbin
  • Phone Number: +61 2 4998 7410
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Bistro Vinden opened in September 2010 for lunch at our Pokolbin, Hunter Valley vineyard on Saturdays and Sundays, giving diners the opportunity to enjoy an alfresco lunch on the terrace overlooking our Hunter Valley vineyard. We have a seasonally changing menu using fresh Hunter Valley produce, where possible, sourced from our organic garden on-site at our Pokolbin vineyard. The menu is an eclectic compilation of foods, with a distinct focus on high quality meals with depth of flavour. Bistro Vinden specialties include Vinden Seafood, Beef with Asian Mushrooms, Lamp Rack and Prawn and Chorizo. Food is matched with Hunter Valley wines from the extensive and highly awarded Vinden Estate Wines portfolio, available for tasting at the Pokolbin cellar door. Cheese plates, Pate and Gelato are available for purchase throughout the weekend with tastings. Degustation lunches available. Reservations Recommended. Open for Lunch Saturday & Sunday 12:00-3:00pm Dinner Parties available on Saturday nights.
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