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“Friendliest Staff, Great Food & Awesome wine list!”

The Cellar Restaurant
Ranked #13 of 76 Restaurants in Pokolbin
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: Australian
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Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed January 16, 2013

Ticks all the Boxes!! I took my dad out for dinner last night at the cellar restaurant- didn't have a booking and was a little worried when we turned up at 8:20pm and thought it was going to be a long shot to get a table since this is quite late to turn up without a booking.. We were welcomed by Alex a young girl with a stunning smile, she was more than happy to sit us down and gave us a lovely table next to the gardens inside.
The Wine list is endless, great options of mostly local hunter valley wines and some from overseas. The entrees we ordered were the Tasmanian salmon with verjuice and mandarin, which was fresh and mouth watering and my dad had the chargrilled asparagus with local feta and chestnuts- also delicious! Mains were just as lovely we had the barrumundi and snapper both well presented and matched the wine we chose for dinner..
I'd have to say the staff were the highlight of our evening, they were attentive without being intrusive, warm, friendly, helpful and professional. Thankyou so much Averil and Alex, you both made our night and we'll be recommending this lovely restaurant to our friends, collegues and family.

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Reviewed January 7, 2013

We went for lunch to "The Cellar Restaurant" and ordered the fixed price menue in three courses.
Starting with grilled octopus: it was tasty, although the medium warm, boiled slices of potato as foundation of the rocket salad, octopus and bacon were a bit too less inspiring.
The salad creme was not too much our favourite, but this is simply a personal issue.
Main course was a duck confit served on frisee salad and small cubes of potato.
The basement and also its dressing was really nice, the duck leg delicious. Only improvements might be in finishing the duck skin to be more brown and crispy.
The dessert was the best course! Chocolate marquis, yummi, and red wine poached pear with icecream. Really great!! Price is value for money.
Service was attentive and friendly.
This restaurant is to be recommended.

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Reviewed January 5, 2013

The restaurant is a tad bit on the expensive side, but the food is exquisite and well worth the visit if you have a chance. Service was excellent and the bathroom was cute, but really, the focus here is the food. Beautifully plated and delicately balanced with interesting combinations, the food is an experience.

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Thank Aryun
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Reviewed December 11, 2012

Cellar restaurant has been consistently the best restaurant in the Hunter- from the days of the Savage Family, Mark Hosie and now Andy, you always know it will be very good- you can count on it

Thank bruva3
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Reviewed November 24, 2012

Decent location, very friendly service but food a tad expensive for the price (good however). Wine list is interesting, consider trying their house pours ( whites) as very good. Lacking a bit of atmosphere (but we went on a Tuesday night).

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Thank Nadia P
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