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“do not miss”
Review of Muse Restaurant

Muse Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 74 Restaurants in Pokolbin
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $59 - $174
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
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.
Klosterneuburg, Austria
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“do not miss”
Reviewed March 23, 2013

we decided to stop for a light lunch at the Muse cafe. from the first moment on we felt comfortable nice staff wounderful relaxing suroundings, great place if you want to breag your wine tasting tour. i decided to go for the Pumpkin Risotto for the first time in Australia the risotto was cooked to its perfection lovely taste should have taken it as main . the only thing we regretted is that we didn't have the time for tasting more. highlight on ou trip through Australia.

  • Visited March 2013
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Cleveland, Ohio
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great meal and service”
Reviewed March 23, 2013

Great meal. Best of the restos we visited during our stay. Stellar service, real knowledgeable waiter (thanks Boris!). A must while in Hunter Valley.

Visited March 2013
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Thank dickstone
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Sydney
Level 6 Contributor
126 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Best in the Valley”
Reviewed March 23, 2013

We had a wonderful experience at this gem of a restaurant in Pokolbin. The service was attentive and friendly without being intrusive and the food was excellent. The beetroot and goats cheese salad and the scallops with squid ink gnocchi were creative as well as beautifully presented. Amongst the main courses, the slow cooked lamb and the ocean trout were rated best but the Nulkaba Chicken with liver parfait gave them a run for it. Good wine list showing some of the best of the region.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank Pat M
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Sydney, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“when only the best will do”
Reviewed March 21, 2013

If you want a restaurant to remember , one that you will tell all your friends and that will set the bar for the future then Muse is the place,
From the moment you are greeted at the door then ushered to you seat through the modern classy decor to your table the WoW factor is everywhere.
Around you all there is are empty plates and smiling faces said it all. Of course expectations were high and we were not disappointed.
Our waitperson Boris introduced himself and then proceeded to provide impeccable service, his knowledge of wine and wine matching was impressive
We ordered for first course
Nukalba quail and pumpkin risotto - wife
Confit Milly hill lamb - myself

Second course
Nukalba chicken breast - wife
Mandagery creek venison - myself

Dessert

Nitro tiramisu - wife
Aerated dark chocolate - myself

The brilliant presentation of all the dishes, balance of flavours, cooked to perfection, all delicious , 5 star all in the one place "Muse". You will not be disappointed.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank DavidHenry1423
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Best dining experience we have had in a long time.”
Reviewed March 21, 2013

As soon as you walk up to the front door you are greeted by the friendly staff. The inside of the restaurant is nicely decorated and the candles at the tables and dim lighting adds to the ambience.

We decided to have 3 courses and were not disappointed. I had the scallops which were cooked perfectly while my partner had the beetroot which was tasty, just be aware that the wasabi can be quiet hot if your not used to that type of thing .

Next course I had the venison which was cooked med rare and was so tender. my only complaint would be it was served with 3 types of cabbage, the pickled cabbage was a bit too much for me. My partner had the chicken which was delicious .

Lastly we had desert. Which we didn't really need. The creme brûlée was a bit too rich it looked amazing but the fondant was to die for . Firm on the outside and the inside just oozed out once I took the first bite.

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Thank Jahtoy
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