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Circa 1876 Restaurant

$$$$, , Vegetarian Friendly
64 Halls Rd, Pokolbin, Cessnock, New South Wales 2320, Australia
+61 49984998
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good18%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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Contemporary, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
64 Halls Rd, Pokolbin, Cessnock, New South Wales 2320, Australia
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Reviewed today via mobile

Absolutely amazing and Jayde was incredible ! Such a good waitress made our night! Cant wait to go again x

Thank caherisson
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My partner and I often dine at “fancy” restaurants and this was our favourite by far! The service from a Andre and Karen were nothing short of perfect, classy yet social. We decided to have the 7 course tasting menu paired with wines. It was...More

Thank Jeri W
Reviewed 2 days ago

Our family of three adults and two children visited “Circa 1876” last Saturday for lunch. There is no a-la-carte menu for this restaurant; instead patrons are offered 2-course, 3-course or 5-course chef’s tasting menu options. Each of the adults in our party opted for the...More

Thank Sandra S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We dined tonight at your restaurant and I would say we were pretty Dissapointed!!! We had such a fabulous day wine tasting and were so excited to go for dinner, when we arrived we noticed how Noisy your restaurant was. The service was a real...More

Thank KatharinaSoll
Reviewed 1 week ago

Special lunch celebration 2,3 or 5 or 7 course set menu to choose from. A little bit more expensive than average cafe. Service was excellent, it was the dinning experience to be there for. We enjoyed for the experience.

Thank Adele D
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here as a group and overall enjoyed the experience. The setting is lovely and the historic building filled with character. The food was good, especially the mains. The desserts were a little disappointing especially the coffee brulee (a dessert I always order if...More

Thank Cheezel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We attended a wedding here recently the venue was fantastic such a gem and lots of history regarding the building. Food was great really tasty and gardens beautiful, nice to see them growing some of their own produce.

Thank Steven H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What more is there to say about this restaurant? The food, the service, the wine, the ambiance of the entire restaurant... Safe to say, we will be back! Thanks George! =)

Thank HenryJaniceAdams
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a booking for dinner and from the moment you park the car and walk towards the entrance you can already feel the magic around. Beautiful garden, lights, and decor and once you step on the restaurant are greeted with a lovely smile. Menu is...More

Thank Fabiola P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food here was delicious. The service was on-point and the decor and feel was both pleasant and romantic. We had a great time. I'd definitely go back again.

Thank Natasha W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
$11 - $40
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children, Large groups, Romantic, Scenic view, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 64 Halls Rd, Pokolbin, Cessnock, New South Wales 2320, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Newcastle  >  Cessnock  >  Pokolbin
  • Phone Number: +61 49984998
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Dine under the whimsical luxury of classical chandeliers in the grounds of our Hatted Restaurant and one of Australia’s most picturesque hinterlands. short stroll down the tree-lined driveway is Circa 1876, the Hunter Valley's most iconic restaurant, located in an historic cottage on the picturesque grounds of Roscrea Estate. Circa 1876 showcases some great Hunter Valley wines in an award-winning wine list. Or you can experience the eclectic charm of the Champagne Lounge, with its open fire. Under Trent’s direction, the restaurant has now moved away from a la carte and instead created two-course, three-course, and a five-course chef’s tasting menu options. Highlight dishes include Sesame Crusted Yellow Fin Tuna (Soft Cooked Pullet Egg, Olive Cheeks, Chipotle Aioli, Wasabi Roe, Fresh Garden Greens and Lime); Two Parts Duck (Seared Duck Breast, Slow Cooked Duck Egg, Fresh Black Truffle, Truffle Potato Foam, Asparagus and Jamón); Wagyu 5+ MB rib eye on the bone for two; and a Truffle Crème Brulee Foam (Truffle Honeycomb, Rhubarb, Crème Fraiche Ice cream and House-made Truffle Honey). Circa 1876 quite literally brings the ‘farm to fork’ ethos to life as guests overlook the organic kitchen garden that their food came from just beyond their plate. The delicate fresh quail eggs are also gathered from our onsite Japanese quails. Reservations are recommended. You can book online or reservations will be happy to arrange it for you. Opening Hours; Open 5 days a week (Friday - Tuesday) Lunch: 12.00pm to 2.30pm Dinner: 5.30pm to 9.00pm
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