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Esca Bimbadgen Restaurant

790 McDonalds Rd | Pokolbin, Pokolbin, New South Wales 2320, Australia
+61 2 4998 4666
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
790 McDonalds Rd | Pokolbin, Pokolbin, New South Wales 2320, Australia
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Reviewed November 16, 2015

What can I say? This restaurant is to die for. Over looking the beautiful vineyards this is the perfect location to dine for lunch or dinner. I visited the restaurant with 15 girlfriends and we were taken care of from the moment we arrived. We...More

Thank Lizzime89
Reviewed November 16, 2015 via mobile

All smiles on arrival from the bubbly staff despite getting lost on our way in and arriving 30 mins late (def recommend a booking!) Full tables deep in conversation but nothing that didn't compliment the serene atmosphere and light drenched dining room. We were seated...More

Thank serenityequilibrium
Reviewed November 15, 2015

We recently enjoyed dinner at Esca with a group of friends. The food was very good and extremely tasty. The service was good although we did have to wait quite a while for everyone at the table to receive a menu and I did wonder...More

Thank ilab
Reviewed November 13, 2015

Esca was recommended to us by the hotel we were staying at and it did not disappoint. The winery itself (Bimbadgen) is lovely, the restaurant was well appointed and modern and had great views across the vines. The menu was broad enough and importantly for...More

Thank Greg C
Reviewed November 11, 2015 via mobile

Went with a group and had the degustation dinner which isnt cheap . Courses were tiny and too many strong salty flavours.Food came out luke warm and not a vegetable in sight the whole meal. Have had degustation before and was done so much better....More

Thank pyeclan
Reviewed October 22, 2015

What a place to dine great country views the services is excellent and the food . The tasting plates with matching wines the complimentary breads set the mood

1  Thank barwin2015
Reviewed October 19, 2015 via mobile

A very enjoyable afternoon over looking the beautiful hunter valley indulging in a wonderful selection of savouries and sweets. The food was very nice, although it was interesting trying to guess what we were eating as the wait staff didn't let us in on the...More

Thank BadMofoJoJo
Reviewed October 5, 2015 via mobile

We came here for lunch on a Tuesday and the restaurant was half full. We only ordered mains, a side and desserts and received complimentary home made bread and amuse bouche which was a pleasant surprise. Food was excellent and mains were huge! The staff...More

Thank MiffB
Reviewed October 4, 2015 via mobile

We came for lunch a few weeks ago & it was great. This time we had some friends join us for dinner on a busy Saturday night & it simply blew us away. We had the degustation menu with matching wines. Every dish was amazing...More

1  Thank wineguy690
Reviewed September 29, 2015

Esca has been my favourite restaurant in the Hunter Valley. A must to have is their tasting plates. You can choose white or red. For $39 you get three tasting glasses of wines with matching dishes. The dishes will change, so you can have a...More

Thank David L
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$31 - $39
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Scenic view, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 790 McDonalds Rd | Pokolbin, Pokolbin, New South Wales 2320, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Newcastle  >  Pokolbin
  • Phone Number: +61 2 4998 4666
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Esca Bimbadgen is situated high on a hill in the heart of Hunter Valley Wine Country. Dedicated to the art of food & wine matching, Esca's modern Australian cuisine, fresh local and home grown produce and spectacular views make for a truly memorable dining experience. Esca's contemporary restaurant design features large glass windows and an open balcony allowing guests stunning wine country views over the Bimbadgen vineyards to the Brokenback ranges. Esca Bimbadgen is a regional restaurant, that uses produce sourced locally or grown on the Estate including lemons, figs and fresh herbs.