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“Disappointing, did not live up to expectations”
Review of Roberts Circa 1876 - CLOSED

Roberts Circa 1876
Price range: $0 - $42
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Private Dining, Reservations
Description: Circa 1876 (Roberts) is one of the best loved restaurants in the Hunter Valley. It has its own huge produce garden where much of the ingredients for your meal are gathered from daily. You can even go on a garden tour with Executive Chef George Francisco. All ingredients are sourced locally and are organic. Circa 1876 is perfect for all occasions and children are welcome. Bookings advised.
Reviewed September 27, 2013

We attended on a Wednesday night, (local night) which allows you to have 2 courses from the menu for $55 a head. However the staff did not make us aware of this option, nor were we advised that you could byo; the minimum price for a bottle of wine was around $55+++ expensive when you consider that you are surrounded by cellar door wineries.
Whilst the food was nice, we were rushed through our meals with the main course arriving as soon as entrée had been cleared. Expected better and we wouldn't rush back.

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2  Thank Frogoz
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HillsideV, Owner at Roberts Circa 1876, responded to this reviewResponded February 16, 2014

Thank you for your review of Roberts Circa 1876.

I am sorry that the restaurant did not live up to your expectations. We are constantly looking for improvement and I will take all your comments on board and iron these issues out. Regarding locals night, we only do advertise this locally and occasionally on social media, but you are correct that our phone operator should have made you aware of this at the time of booking.

Please PM me if you would like to discuss any of your issues further.

All the best

Matt

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Reviewed September 26, 2013

We ate at Roberts 24 September and the meals were fantastic, excellent. With only 3 nights in the Hunter Valley we went again 26 September. While one meal was still fabulous, my husband's meal of the braised beef was dreadful; dry and inedible. When the staff saw that my husband had not eaten much of his meal, they politely enquired and said that they would advise the manager/chef. Expensive for an inedible meal; no apology and it would appear, no care.

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Thank Ruth W
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Reviewed September 23, 2013

What a delicious meal we had the pleasure of eating at our last visit to Roberts. Outstanding menu, perfect wine list and faultless staff. A must for any trip to the Hunter, without a doubt. Would happily eat there every night, if only we lived closer!

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Thank MabelSmith
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Reviewed September 19, 2013

Food briliant ,Ambience spectactular , set next to a 1876 slab hut but wine too expensive except on locals night BYO

Thank haroldAustralia
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Reviewed September 15, 2013

We visited Roberts restaurant last Friday. The food was beautiful (although a little overpriced). The service was excellent - did like their log fire lounge room for pre-dinner drinks.

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Thank MAGISyd
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