The local cafes and restaurants offering takeaway and deliveries for your convenience
Hunter Valley, here’s how you can support local cafes and restaurants and at the same time, enjoy delicious Chef-made meals in the luxury of your own home. For your convenience and to enable you to stay up-to-date, menu and social media hyperlinks are included.
Amanda's on the Edge | Weekend takeaways
Feel like a restaurant quality meal at home? Amanda's have you covered. They've put together a special takeaway menu that's now available from Friday - Sunday 4.30-7pm.
Baumé Restaurant | Baumé Eats
One local restaurant moving with the times is Baumé. These guys have pulled together a takeaway menu of popular starters, salads and pastas. They’re also offering a choice of two main dishes and a daily selection of extra-large pizzas.
Where: Ben Ean, 119 McDonalds Road, Pokolbin
Ph: (02) 4993 3700
Bimbadgen Pizzeria | Pizza perfection
Good timing! Bimbadgen have recently launched a new range of pizzas which are all available for takeaway. And, if you’re keen to venture out, Bimbadgen are still offering Happy Hour drinks and live music on their Sundown Friday’s between 3-6pm.
Burgerfiend | Burger craving
The only place to satisfy the most persistent of burger cravings, Burgerfiend in Cessnock will be closing their diner from March 24, only offering lunch and dinner takeaways for a little while. Pop over and order at the front window or call ahead for a quick pick-up.
Cru Bar + Pantry | All day grazing
Whether you’re after a quick bite at the office or keen for a casual weekend lunch at home, Cru Bar + Pantry at Brokenwood Wines have you sorted. Their entire menu is available to takeaway. We’re talking all-day brunch items, toasties, salads, pies and pizzas from 10.30am-4pm.
Emerson’s Restaurant | A-la-carte at home
Lovedale favourite Emerson’s Restaurant have created a special take-away menu so you can enjoy Chef Emerson’s amazing cuisine in the luxury of your own home. The menu is quite extensive too, offering a variety of snacks, mains and sides.
Fawk Foods Kitchen & Bakery | All day breakfast…in bed
We love the tasty casual fare that Fawk Foods serves up, so the news that their whole dine-in menu has been made available for takeaway is very welcome. Yes, I can see myself enjoying their Spiced Chorizo & Chickpea Cassoulet or Pumpkin Soup at home. Don’t forget the bakery either, to pick up some fresh Sourdough and other sweet and savoury treats.
Goldfish Bar & Kitchen | Fish out of water
Fans of Goldfish’s delicious gourmet pizzas, tasty shares and salads will be pleased to learn that they’re offering delivery on Friday and Saturday nights between 5.30-8pm, if it’s within 15km of their kitchen at Roche Estate. If you’re a little further afield, you can always order for pick-up. A delivery fee of $20 applies.
The team have introduced a $30 takeaway package with fresh and healthy home-cooked style meals for your family that you can enjoy fresh or freeze.
Where: 576 De Beyers, Pokolbin
Ph: (02) 4998 7776
Em: [email protected]
Il Cacciatore Restaurant | Bellissimo! Pizza & pasta
In case you weren’t aware, local Italian restaurant, Il Cacciatore offers a selection of delicious pizza and pasta dishes available to take away from 12pm daily. Why not have an Italian feast at your place tonight and finish your meal with a Hunter red (of course) and a yummy Tiramisu for dessert.
Leaves & Fishes Restaurant | Fish & Chip Fridays
After a long week sometimes a good-old fashioned fish and chip takeaway is just what the doctor ordered. Leaves & Fishes Restaurant are offering just that, plus other small bites like their signature Szechuan Spiced Chicken Wings for an easy dinner option on Friday nights (between 6-8.30pm). Call or order online for pick-up.
Lovedale Smokehouse Café | Delicious BBQ fare
Debbie and Ben from the Lovedale Smokehouse Café are offering their full menu for takeaway, hooray! Pick-up some house-made smoked produce, including their small batch charcuterie, smoked seafood and tasty low/slow barbecue dishes. All meals are cooked to order so be sure to give the café a 30-minute heads up. Last orders are taken at 3.30pm (Thu- Mon).
Oishii Japanese & Thai Restaurant | Quality Asian cuisine
Another from Roche Estate is the Valley’s much-loved Japanese & Thai Restaurant, Oishii. These guys are offering free home delivery to Cessnock, Pokolbin and North Rothbury for orders of $50 or more. The restaurant is open seven days between 6-9pm.
Restaurant Trey | Pizza delivery & takeaways
New Lovedale establishment Restaurant Trey at Emma's Cottage Vineyard has put together a very tasty pizza and pasta menu. Orders can be picked-up (with zero contact) from the restaurant or delivered within a 10km radius.
Where: 438 Wilderness Road, Lovedale
Ph: (02) 8328 0503
The Vines Restaurant | Pub-style takeaways
Get your fill of rustic country fare with The Vines Restaurant at Hollydene Estate. Available for takeaway weekday lunches (11.30am-3pm) and Friday and Saturday evenings (6-8.30pm), The Vines takeaway menu has a range of burgers and other casual meals like fish and chips and toasties that should do the job nicely.
Hunter Valley Chocolate Company | Delivery or Click & Collect
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Pokolbin Picnic Co | A Posh Picnic
Whether you set your picnic up inside or out the Pokolbin Picnic Co. can deliver a delicious collection of regional gourmet produce. Find yourself a quiet corner in the Hunter Valley, take in some fresh air and take a break from all the chaos just for a little.
Ph: 0490 911 201
Sabor Dessert Bar | Dessert to go
Whether you don’t mind the occasional takeaway or prefer cooking up a storm at home, there’s always a place for dessert. The masters at Sabor can help with that. Their decadent desserts are available to takeaway when the shop opens from Thursday to Monday. Why not treat yourself or a loved one?
The Artisan Cheese Room | Cheese deliveries
While acknowledging that specialty cheeses are probably not topping your grocery list right now, Paul and Harrison from The Artisan Cheese Room at Mount Pleasant Estate are currently offering cheese deliveries to Pokolbin and surrounding areas. Why not have a picnic in your backyard over the weekend or enjoy some of The Artisans amazing cheese produce with a glass of wine and Netflix.
If you’re taking extra precautions, either self-isolating or social distancing, ordering from these restaurants is a great way to support the local Hunter Valley community and help keep hundreds of hospitality staff in jobs. Let us know if you hear of any other food venues we can include.