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“Best in the Hunter Valley”

Verandah Restaurant
Ranked #12 of 73 Restaurants in Pokolbin
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Australian, Spanish
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Good for: Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Scenic view, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Best in the Hunter Valley”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2014

Before posting this review I read some of the other ones, and in particular the "terrible" reviews, because I am completely surprised anyone could say this restaurant deserves anything less than 5 stars.

The food is absolutely stunning, and whilst the decor is a tad tired, you really are there for the food and I would say this is more of a lunch / wine tasting place than a candle lit dinner joint. The tapas are by far the best I've eaten and we travel to wine regions and food based locations at least 4 times a year. Although originally from Australia, I have lived in Europe for 7 years and I have yet to find better food up here in the continent.

Australians and more specifically Sydney siders are very lucky to have the Hunter Valley and The Verandah on their door step...the Calias Estate Reserve Shiraz is absolutely stunning!

  • Visited December 2013
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English first
Kirrawee
1 review
“Very overrated”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2014 via mobile

Not impressed with the older waitress who was quite rude. The food was very average and way overpriced. We would not go back.

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Sydney Olympic Park, Australia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Shiraz”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2014

I'm not really a wine drinker but appreciated the shiraz I was offered to taste. We bought more when we went to the restaurant upstairs.

Visited July 2014
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Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Verandah”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2014

Love this restaurant-sitting outside with beautiful views, great Tapas menus and a bottle of Calais Estate Sparkling burgundy

Visited July 2014
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Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Disappointing night”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2014 via mobile

Firstly we rang and were told there was only a table for 7 o'clock so rushed to get there only to find only one other table there!This restaurant had absolutely no atmosphere. The decoration consisted of paintings of semi clad women in wine/cocktail glasses. Tacky. The waitstaff were amateurish with no warmth at all. The tapas was good but we left and went elsewhere for dessert and coffee.

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