Eat & Drink

Circa 1876

Classic meets luxe at this 1800's build slab cottage in the heart of the Hunter Valley

Before you even enter Circa 1876 you get the feeling you’re in for something a little bit special. The beautifully manicured lawns that surround the gorgeous original trust slab cottage that, as the name suggests, dates back to 1876 sets the scene for what is about to be an unforgettable dining experience.

Before heading inside take a stroll around the estate's vineyard, organic market garden and beautifully restored Welsh Baptist Chapel. Enter Circa 1876 and you’ll become more familiar with this whimsical playground for grownups. The Taittinger Lounge is perfect for a quiet conversation and delighting in some of the Hunter Valley’s finest wines before making your way to the main dining space.

Executive Chef George Francisco takes the lead in the kitchen crafting a menu that focuses on modern Australian cuisine with distinctive French flavours. Better described as ‘Soul Food’ George’s preference for foraging and growing has seen his market garden grow to a three acre lot that’s now home to a lively bunch of chickens who help to fertilise and entertain guests.

The garden has also inspired some a select range of grocery items for guests to take home and enjoy, such as the honey toasted museli, jams, dukkah and pickled jalapenos to name a few.

Ideal for that romantic night out with that special someone, there is so much to love about this little gem that you really need to experience for yourself. Circa 1876 is a Hunter Valley must-do foodie destination.

Circa 1876

64 Halls Road, Pokolbin NSW 2320

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