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Roberts Circa 1876 - CLOSED

64 Halls Rd, Pokolbin, New South Wales 2320, Australia
+61 49984998
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Overview
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good18%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
Jan 13, 2017
“Artistry on a plate”
Jan 3, 2017
“Fabulous 2 course lunch”
Restaurant Hours Closed
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$$ - $$$
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64 Halls Rd, Pokolbin, New South Wales 2320, Australia
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Reviewed January 18, 2014

Roberts is a MUST for any trip to the Hunter Valley. The atmosphere, decor and ambience are unlike anywhere else.. and together with the amazing food and faultless service, Roberts is a food experience not to be missed. Check out the farm gate where they...More

1  Thank Amandakh
HillsideV, Owner at Roberts Circa 1876, responded to this reviewResponded February 16, 2014

Thank you for your review of Circa 1876. I am so pleased you enjoyed your time with us. The farm gate is pretty special and I am very proud of the team and their input to supplying the freshest produce available. I hope to see...More

Reviewed January 18, 2014

I have eaten at Roberts nearly every time I've visited the Hunter and I've yet to have a disappointing meal there - especially since the new chef (George) took charge and transformed the food. The food has always been fresh and high quality and cooked...More

Thank charleeeeee
HillsideV, Owner at Roberts Circa 1876, responded to this reviewResponded February 16, 2014

Thank you for your review of Circa 1876. I am pleased you had a fantastic time and I am also pleased that Circa 1876 is your number one choice when you visit the Hunter Valley. Myself and the team at Circa 1876 look forward to...More

Reviewed January 18, 2014

From the get go, Robert's was more than I could've ever imagined or expected. The building is such a quaint and time-altering space, giving the feel that you're in an English countryside cottage. We had a drink before sitting at our table, where we sat...More

Thank lanaisadora
HillsideV, Owner at Roberts Circa 1876, responded to this reviewResponded February 16, 2014

Such a beautiful review of Circa 1876. The team thanks you for your continued support. We are very proud of the changes we have made and especially the fresh produce garden that is now doubled in size. We have also added a farm gate as...More

Reviewed January 17, 2014

We visited and had a good meal whilst in the Hunter Valley. The staff were excellent, the starters very nice and imaginative but I thought the main dishes lacked the "wow" factor when taking cost into account. It's probably just the "Hunter premium" but compared...More

Thank TucksBath
HillsideV, Owner at Roberts Circa 1876, responded to this reviewResponded February 16, 2014

Thank you for your feedback on Roberts Circa 1876. We do strive to do our best and we are pleased you enjoyed your time with us. We will look into a "wow" factor on the main meal at your suggestion. We are in the process...More

Reviewed January 14, 2014

Nice setting and the room feels friendly and warming. Amuse bouche was a beetroot 'drink'; tasty. For starters we had the warm olives and the char-grilled foie gras with cumin. Olives were nice; foie gras was exceptional - charred yet soft and moist inside with...More

1  Thank AMRFamily
HillsideV, Owner at Roberts Circa 1876, responded to this reviewResponded February 16, 2014

Thank you for your review on Roberts Circa 1876. We am pleased that you enjoyed most of your experience, but we are sorry to hear that the service was not up to your satisfaction. We take pride it what we deliver and I am disappointed...More

Reviewed January 10, 2014

For an expensive restaurant, one expects premium service and excellent presentation. Service was average with one waiter unaware of the entitlement to complimentary wine if a guest at nearby peppers Convent. Seriously overcooked fish for my wife did not help. My steak was reasonable but...More

1  Thank JohnR63
HillsideV, Owner at Roberts Circa 1876, responded to this reviewResponded February 16, 2014

Thank you for your feedback regarding Roberts Circa 1876. I am sorry that we did not live up to your expectations and I apologise for this. Please feel free to PM me and I will personally address your concerns regarding service and presentation at Roberts....More

Reviewed January 8, 2014

a very traitional houe is this roberts restaurant, linked to a vinyard and a former convent (today a hotel). the house itself is historic and well maintained, transformed into a well formed restaurant with a little separee room for a tete-a-tete lunch/dinner. main dining room...More

1  Thank nonatop
HillsideV, Owner at Roberts Circa 1876, responded to this reviewResponded February 16, 2014

Thank you for your review on Circa 1876. I am please your enjoyed your visit to the restaurant and also that you enjoyed the vegetarian options. Our Chef George Francisco's prides himself on the amazing fresh produce garden we have at the doorstep of the...More

Reviewed January 5, 2014

Roberts has a very long established reputation so while were in Hunters Valley we gave it a try. We were not disappointed. The dishes were tasty and innovative. Apparently in 2013 they got one pint to few to get in the Michelin Guide. On the...More

Thank Tim J
HillsideV, Owner at Roberts Circa 1876, responded to this reviewResponded February 16, 2014

Thank you for your review of Roberts Circa 1876. We do aim to please and we are glad that you enjoyed your time with us. Also, thank you for your feedback on the prices and we always take this into consideration when setting a menu....More

Reviewed December 29, 2013

Arrived today at 12.30. I stayed in the car with our 2 kids whilst my wife popped in to see if they had a table. Place was empty. My wife asked if there was a table free for lunch. Was told yes no problem and...More

1  Thank clifft0p
HillsideV, Owner at Roberts Circa 1876, responded to this reviewResponded February 16, 2014

Our sincere apologies for your experience at Robert Circa 1876. We are children friendly and I am personally looking into why you would not have been given the first available table. The location is perfect for kids as we have the vast gardens and lawn...More

Reviewed December 29, 2013

My husband and I ate at Roberts on Saturday night. What a great menu to try and select from and the nicest thing is that all the staff are mentioned at the back of the menu. What a team. The food/atmosphere/wine is something that I...More

Thank Carole2073
HillsideV, Owner at Roberts Circa 1876, responded to this reviewResponded February 16, 2014

Thank you for your review of Circa 1876 (Roberts). Chef George Francisco has been working tirelessly on our massive produce garden to bring the freshest ingredients possible to the table, and I hope this shone through with your meal with us. Thanks again and I...More

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Restaurant Details

Average prices
$40
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
9:30 PM - 12:00 AM
Monday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:30 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 64 Halls Rd, Pokolbin, New South Wales 2320, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Newcastle  >  Pokolbin
  • Phone Number: +61 49984998
  • E-mail
Description
Circa 1876 (Roberts) is one of the best loved restaurants in the Hunter Valley. It has its own huge produce garden where much of the ingredients for your meal are gathered from daily. You can even go on a garden tour with Executive Chef George Francisco. All ingredients are sourced locally and are organic. Circa 1876 is perfect for all occasions and children are welcome. Bookings advised.
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