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“Robert's Restaurant & Bistro ,Polkolbin ,Hunter Valley.” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Roberts Circa 1876 - CLOSED

Roberts Circa 1876
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $41
Cuisines: Australian, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
Cessnock, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Robert's Restaurant & Bistro ,Polkolbin ,Hunter Valley.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2014

Pleasant telephone reception whilst booking for a party of 6, quiet retreat with plenty of parking.Entrance to the restaurant is thru the old colonial residence where you sit and have drink in pleasant rustic surroundings as your table is prepared. Waiting staff are helpful and obliging with pleasant manner and servance. Their advice on wine and food choice was personal and well accepted. Servings were well presented and comfortabley spaced with accompaning appetizers. Will dine again soon!

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Brian433
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English first
Newcastle, Australia
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36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Wedding reception”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2014

We had our sons wedding reception at Roberts . It was absolutely beautiful. The venue , food and service was fantastic.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 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 Esther P
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Circa1876, Owner at Roberts Circa 1876, responded to this review, July 16, 2014
Thank you for the review and we are so pleased you enjoyed your reception at Circa 1876. We love hosting weddings and their reception at our restaurant and we do more than any other venue in the valley. Each one however is completely different to the one before.

We hope you come back soon for a romantic dinner in the small private dining room with the open fire.

Best wishes

Matt
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Melbourne, Australia
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Great setting and great food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 24, 2014

The gardens are wonderful, herbs, vegetables, nestled amongst the vines and beside a beautiful old rustic building which houses the restaurant. The dining room was beautiful, high ceilings, huge wooden beams with well spaced white table clothed tables. The food was of exceptional quality and cooked perfectly. This is fine dining in the Hunter at its best.

Visited May 2014
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Circa1876, Owner at Roberts Circa 1876, responded to this review, July 16, 2014
Thank you very much for you kind words about Circa 1876. We love the garden too and Executive Chef George Francisco is enjoying creating new dishes daily from the fresh produce the garden supplies.
We look forward to you coming back soon to enjoy our food and wine.

Matt
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Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great food!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2014 via mobile

Was impressed by the entrees,scallops were yum! Main was beef tenderloin melted in your mouth,dessert was pineapple n passion fruit creme brûlée this too was delicious.great service,will visit again.

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Matt C, Owner at Roberts Circa 1876, responded to this review, May 19, 2014
Great review of Circa 1876 and thank you for your kind words. Chef George Francisco prides himself on the freshness and also the local produce he uses in all dishes. You would have seen our own produce garden outside the restaurant which we use daily.

We hope to see you again soon.

Matt
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Chichester, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Good food, great service, charming surroundings”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2014

Good quality food, well cooked and presented, pleasantly served, in delightful olde-world surroundings, and an atmosphere of calm enjoyment.We felt welcome and privileged from arrival to departure, and rated it as the highlight of an amazing trip to the Hunter Valley

  • Visited April 2014
    • 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 bob w
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Matt C, Owner at Roberts Circa 1876, responded to this review, May 19, 2014
We thank you for the review of Circa 1876. We are glad we were the highlight of your trip to the wonderful Hunter Valley. We pride ourselves on great fresh produce right from our own garden on sight and our own cattle farm only 45km's away. We hope to see you again soon.

Matt
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