Ward off the chill this winter with a meal by the fireplace
Getting away to the Hunter Valley this winter? The region is known for its abundance of wineries and quality restaurants – perfect for escaping the chill. Warm up fireside at these Hunter Valley restaurants and wineries with a fireplace.
A feature on the Hunter Valley dining scene for over 20 years, Amanda’s on the Edge feels like a cosy country home; ideal for a long Sunday lunch.
Where: 1039 McDonalds Rd, Pokolbin
Located in the picturesque town of Morpeth, Boydell’s Cellar Door & Restaurant offers award-winning Boydell’s wines paired with local, seasonal produce.
Where: 2 Green St, Morpeth
Blaxland Inn is famous for its steak range and hearty meals, making it a great spot to fill up with the whole family.
Where: 2198 Broke Rd, Pokolbin
If it’s too chilly to dine in Cafe Enzo’s outdoor area, head inside and warm up by the fire while you sip coffee and eat a fresh, homemade meal.
Where: Broke Rd & Ekerts Rd, Pokolbin
Located in a historic building with plenty of character, Duke's Restaurant and Bar is an ideal spot to cosy up this winter and enjoy dishes like Seared Scallops with romesco sauce and chorizo or Beef Short Rib with onion tart, carrot puree and buttered asparagus.
Where: 9 Day St, East Maitland
Epoche Lounge Bar at voco™ Kirkton Park Hunter Valley
Enjoy casual cocktails and food by the fireplace at Epoche Lounge Bar, located at voco™ Kirkton Park Hunter Valley. Think woodfired pizzas, share plates, and hearty mains.
Where: 336 Oakey Creek Rd, Pokolbin
With a massive wine list full of local wines and a food menu boasting modern Italian dishes, éRemo Restaurant is a place to sit back, soak in the views, and linger for a little while.
Where: 57 Ekerts Rd, Pokolbin
A staple of family-friendly dining in the Hunter Valley, Harrigan’s has plenty of spots to get cosy by the fire while you listen to live music, enjoy a meal, or sip a cocktail.
Where: 2090 Pokolbin Rd, Pokolbin
The menu at Kawul incorporates ingredients that are native to Australia, resulting in dishes like Cauliflower Bites with lemon myrtle and beetroot aioli and Bush Salt and Pepper Calamari.
Where: 151 Palmers Ln, Rothbury
Dining at Margan Restaurant is an experience to remember. This award-winning, hatted restaurant has an ‘estate grown, estate made’ ethos, meaning that most produce used in the kitchen is sourced from the onsite kitchen garden and farm.
Where: 1238 Milbrodale Rd, Broke
Mount Broke Wines Restaurant and Bar
If you still want to take in views of the valley with your meal, sit by the undercover outdoor fireplace at Mount Broke Wines Restaurant and Bar.
Where: 130 Adams Peak Rd, Broke
For a sophisticated, one-of-a-kind dining experience, book a table at Muse Restaurant. The menu changes with the seasons, but you can always be assured that your meal will impress.
Where: 2450 Broke Rd, Pokolbin
Myrtle and Stone
Located in the historic town of Wollombi, Myrtle and Stone is a cafe and tapas bar with an extensive all-day breakfast and lunch menu – best enjoyed by the fireplace.
Where: 2877 Wollombi Rd, Wollombi
While Restaurant Botanica is a stand-out dining experience for all guests, vegetarians and vegans will love the dedicated plant-based menus.
Where: 555 Hermitage Rd, Pokolbin
The Wood Restaurant at Brokenwood Wines serves contemporary Australian cuisine with a strong focus on seafood. Pair your meal with Brokenwood wines for a memorable dining experience.
Where: 401-427 McDonalds Rd, Pokolbin
Too cold to hang out on the lawns at Two Fat Blokes Gourmet Kitchen? Cosy up by the fire inside while you enjoy your meal and browse the deli.
Where: 691 Hermitage Rd, Pokolbin
Recently awarded One Chefs Hat in the Good Food Guide 2023 Awards, Yellow Billy Restaurant is based on the art of cooking over fire. Naturally, there’s a fire for you to sit by as you dine in the courtyard.
Where: 697 Hermitage Rd, Pokolbin
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