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“Great and well worth the money”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Muse Restaurant

Muse Restaurant
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Ranked #2 of 73 Restaurants in Pokolbin
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $57 - $166
Cuisines: Contemporary, Australian
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Good for: Scenic view, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Muse has become renowned for not only its food but also for its professional and friendly service. Offering a season driven Contemporary Australian menu, the food is fresh and exciting without overcomplicating the ingredients. Using quality produce, sourcing locally whenever possible, the dishes show technique, restraint and respect.
Sydney, Australia
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“Great and well worth the money”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2011

Busy Saturday night. Close to full house. Roaring log fire. Attentive but not over attentive service and good food.

  • Visited October 2011
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“Outstanding”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2011

We ate at Muse last night. From the moment we were greeted at the entrance, the entire experience was outstanding. We especially liked the sommelier, who was knowledgeable but not obnoxious; the pork belly with artichoke puree and the chocolate mousse (which my boyfriend has put in his top three desserts of all time). The dining room has a lovely warm atmosphere (assisted no doubt by the open fire). We also thought that it was appropriately priced given the location and the quality of service and food. We would go back.

  • Visited October 2011
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Sydney, Australia
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“Fantastic food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2011

We went to Muse on a Thursday night after booking in advance, and it was a full house, so make sure you book in advance.

My husband and I enjoyed the tasting menu which is a 5 course degustation. It wasnt cheap but reasonably priced for the number and size of the courses.

The food was of the highest quality and the service was great, however sometimes we received a food and wine explanation, sometimes we didn't, but at the end of the day I'd rather just eat the food rather than receive a recital of the menu!

The only downside were the bathrooms which I aliken to the toilets in a community hall. The rest of the restaurant is nice, which comfortable high back white leather chairs and large fireplace.

A must for visitors to the hunter valley!

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1 Thank Mrs_R_84
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“Yet again, another magnificent dining experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2011

Only my second time eating at this restaurant, the first time being fabulous, this time, brilliant. From the moment you are welcomed at the front door and guided to your table, the service is seamless. Attention to detail in every way without being intrusive. Very subtle, efficient, professional and friendly people. The food? yum yum yum!! Definiately will be back for further meals. Must book though. Mike

  • Visited September 2011
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1 Thank Harryhockley
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“Magical service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2011

The food and the atmosphere/decor were fantastic, but it was the service that really set this restaurant apart for us. It really was faultless - without being over-present, the wait-staff pre-empted our every need. We had a degustation menu and loved every course. They explained to us the ingredients making up each course, and were obviously very proud of the food they served. The only drawback was the wines that came with the meals - we took the cheaper option of having all Hungerford Hill wines with our courses, which were fine but not great - but there is an option to have the more expensive 'premium' wines with the degustation menu instead.

  • Visited August 2011
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1 Thank ASelinaB
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