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“Exceptional food but poor service” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Leaves & Fishes Black Creek Farm - CLOSED

Leaves & Fishes Black Creek Farm
Price range: $34 - $42
Cuisines: Seafood, Australian, Wine Bar
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: Leaves & Fishes Black Creek Farm offers simple, smart, shared dining for groups of two or more. Offering a more gamey menu than its sister restaurant, Leaves & Fishes Lovedale Restaurant, Leaves & Fishes Black Creek Farm offers share plates for guests to enjoy a variety of tastes in one sitting. Coupled with the best of Hunter wine from neighbours and the on-site working winery, Leaves & Fishes Black Creek Farm is a must-do for any visit to the Hunter.
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Exceptional food but poor service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2013

The dishes that I would like to highlight are: rice with jambalaya and chorizo, which is slightly spicy and risotto-like, and lamb shanks, which comes in an aromatic dipping sauce. This place has an exceptional view of the Hunter vineyards from the balcony. We might have come at the wrong time, however, as there were barely any staff to take orders and food took a while to serve. Our lunch session ended up lasting 90 minutes, which is a pity considering how attractive the food had been.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Anggiarto R
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English first
Lake Macquarie, Australia
Level Contributor
3 reviews
“Great food, Great atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2013

We had this restaurant recommended by other tourists during a different shared experience.
They were right. The food, the service, the views... they were all wonderful.
The shared dishes would make this a great place for a larger group of friends (simply so you could try a larger variety from the menu) but we had a lovely lunch and really enjoyed our experience even if we couldn't possibly finish everything (although we still made room for a dessert!)

  • Visited January 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Eternlslady
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Newcastle, Australia
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Accidentally fabulous!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2013

We were delighted to have accidentally discovered this lovely hidden gem of a restaurant and private vineyard during a day trip to the Hunter Valley, NSW, on one of the hottest days of the year today-46C! Despite the heat, we found refuge at Black Creek Farm. The welcome was friendly, sincere & hospitable. All our shared dishes were of the highest quality, fabulous taste and creatively presented in a hearty and substantial yet modern individual setting. Apparently its not yet on the tourist info map which may be to your advantage, but we'll be definitely be back soon and recommending this place to our friends. Well done guys!!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank A C
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Mittagong, Australia
Level Contributor
3 reviews
“Sharing is caring.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2013

We booked into Black Creek Farm for dinner last night, a really memorable experience.with the most delicious food and relaxing atmosphere. As compared to other restaurants in the Hunter it is also definitely within the budget, especially with the shared menu, fantastic idea. Louis was a very attentive and friendly waiter who made the entire dining experience one of the best we have ever come across. Highly recommended.

  • Visited January 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank EmersonFamily
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Madrid, Spain
Level Contributor
4 reviews
“Top Notch Food and Service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2013

We had lunch at Black Creek Farm on Friday 4/Jan/2013 and it was absolutely a memorable experience. The ambiance (the restaurant is located amid a vineyard), the details of the gorgeous rustic decoration and the personal attention (specially by Louis) exceeded our expectations. We ordered the Jambalaya and it truly rivaled the New Orleans Jambalaya. For dessert we ordered the Banana Split...and it was just to die for. We will definitely come back when we visit Hunter Valley again.

  • Visited January 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank MontsePdeMaya
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