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“Superb experience from booking to dessert- an excellent Hunter Valley experience” 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: $58 - $170
Cuisines: Contemporary, Australian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups, Romantic, Scenic view
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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235 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 291 helpful votes
“Superb experience from booking to dessert- an excellent Hunter Valley experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2014

The staff and meals at Muse are exceptional and really need to be experienced by any visitor to the Hunter Valley
Having just returned from London and France I must say that the dining experience at Muse could really give any of the restaurants that we have dined in in both the UK and France a run for their money
The meals were exceptional with high quality fresh ingredients and presented in a most professional format Add a Hunter Valley Semillon and you are set.
One of the things that I and the rest of the family noticed was the extremely happy and people focussed team at Muse - well done guys well done

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Incredible food, impeccable service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2013

Just about everything about Muse was superb, from the friendly greeting and really genuinely outstanding service throughout (always friendly, helpful, informative), to the completely delicious food and wine. Great a la carte choices and extensive wine list. It really was one of the best dinners my girlfriend and I have had in two years in Australia.
The one tiny negative - being a special weekend for my gf I had been assured of a table by the window when booking, but we were then given one in the middle of the restaurant. Hate complaining so didn't say anything, but was a slight shame. Although the atmosphere was very good around us so didn't affect the experience too much!
We're still talking about the food a couple of weeks on so will hopefully be back sooner rather than later...

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Nick B
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Perth, Australia
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23 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Great food and amazing service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2013

What can say about Muse...great food and wines accompaning the food...Food starts with amuse bouce and then after every dish you get sorbet to clear your palate...the service of the staff was impaccable, very professional and very hard working....

Visited July 2013
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Thank Vishal D
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London, United Kingdom
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200 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
“Delicious food, great location, lovely wine and top class service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2013

You can't ask for much more than is on offer here. The service is everything you could hope for. We turned up a little under dressed, but were made to feel extremely welcome and not at all uncomfortable. Unfortunately the vineyard itself was closed, but we decided to stay for a meal. It was a great choice. The food was utterly delicious: course after amuse-bouche, after course, after amuse-bouche; none of them missed the mark. The courses weren't rushed and we weren't left waiting either. The servers were there when you needed them and not hovering around when you didn't. Always a difficult balance, but they nailed it. We were even walked to the door when we left. Wonderful evening.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank GeraintLT
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Sydney, Australia
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41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Fine Dining in a Fine Venue”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2013

We tasted some lovely wines at the adjoining Cellar Door before lunch. From the moment you walk into this restaurant, you realize that this is no ordinary eating place. The staff are most professional and very knowledgeable on the dishes and even on how they are prepared. The food is superb. The offer is that you have to have a minimum of two dishes per person. A starter and a main or a main and a desert. We chose to have one starter, which we shared before the mains. And then we shared a desert after mains. It was just perfect.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank DennisPolly
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