Welcome to The Cellar Restaurant, Hunter Valley

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About Us

Centrally located in the heart of Pokolbin, just a short stroll from the world class Hunter Valley Gardens and within easy access to wineries and golf clubs, The Cellar Restaurant offers rustic Mediterranean inspired cuisine in elegant yet relaxed surroundings.

Our wisteria surrounded courtyard is perfect for an alfresco lunch with large umbrellas for shade on the hotter days.

Our sandstone and glass building features lush indoor gardens intermingled with white clothed tables and a huge welcoming fireplace in the centre.  The ambience is sophisticated yet relaxed with welcoming staff and country-friendly service.  The restaurant is fully air conditioned during the warmer months and in winter, the cosy open fire and flickering candles impart warmth and elegance.

Breads

  • Sourdough
    3
    with beetroot relish and dukkah
  • Garlic Sourdough
    6

Oysters

  • 1/2 dozen Holberts Sydney Rock Oysters
    20
    with eschallot and sherry vinaigrette or natural
  • 1 doz Holberts Sydney rock oysters
    38
    with eschallot and sherry vinaigrette or natural

Smallgoods Platter

  • Smallgoods Platters 55 for 2 people then 25 per additional person

    Pork, veal and pistachio terrine with pickles

    Spanish cured meats served with pimentos

    Pickled beets and sourdough, Serrano jamon

    Fennel and pistachio salami,

    BBQ chistorra (chorizo)

    Saucisson sec salami

    Lamb pithiviers with tzatziki

Entrees

  • Bass Strait scallops,
    27
    roast chorizo, white beans, crispy white anchovy and beets
  • Indian spiced kangaroo
    27

    with sweet potato and onion bhajis, pickled carrots, lentil dhal and coriander yoghurt GF

  • Chargrilled quail,
    28
    Scotch egg, green tomato relish and fig balsamic
  • Queensland prawns,
    27
    salt cod fritters and slow roasted tomato with caper and tarragon mayo SS
  • Crispy zucchini flowers
    27
    with basil, olive, feta, tomato and cucumber   V

Mains

  • Roast pumpkin,
    36
    raisin and pine nut raviolis, smoked eggplant, sage, feta and pomegranate   V
  • Pan fried Daintree barramundi,
    39
    with asparagus, peas, broad beans, scallop tortellinis, serrano jamon and beurre blanc sauce
  • Duck confit
    39
    shallot tarte tatin, chestnut puree and cavolo nero
  • Pan fried lambs liver,
    36
    bacon, mash, spinach and onion gravy GF
  • Corn fed chicken
    39
    with saute wild mushrooms, truffle pecorino, shaved Brazil nuts and pommes boulangere GF
  • 8 hour braised grass fed short rib,
    39
    Yorkshire pudding, horseradish creme fraiche and roast carrots

Chargrill

  • Quality meats and fish cooked to your liking on our chargrill

    served with parmesan slaw, a wedge of lemon and your choice of a sauce, butter or relish ALL GF, DF

  • 300g Great Southern lamb rump
    36
  • 300g Grass fed scotch steak
    37
  • 300g free range Berkshire pork chop and crackling
    36
  • Whole snapper
    35
    SS
  • Chargrilled Aussie split king prawns with preserved lemon butter and capers
    36
    SS

Sauce, butter, relish

  • Rosemary jus GF, DF

    Mushroom jus GF

    Horseradish crème fraiche GF, V

    Green peppercorn sauce GF

    Café de Paris butter GF

    Roast garlic aioli GF, V

    Fig and apple relish GF, DF, V

    Saffron rouille V

    Anchovy and parsley butter GF

    Onion gravy GF, DF

    Dijon, grain or hot English mustard GF, DF, V

    Smoky BBQ sauce GF, DF, V

Sides / Salads

  • Garlic mash
    9
    GF, V
  • Pommes frites
    9
    DF, V
  • Cauliflower cheese with jamon crumbs
    9
    GF, DF, V
  • Broccolini with chilli and lemon
    9
    GF, DF, V
  • Roast heirloom carrots with labna and dukkah
    9
    GF, V
  • Heirloom tomatoes, Binnorie fetta, shallots and olives
    9
    GF, V
  • Chargrilled leek, truffle pecorino and almonds
    9
    GF, V
  • Mixed leaves with red onion and verjuice dressing
    9
    GF, DF, V
  • Spinach, rocket, roast sweet potato, avocado and pine nut salad
    15

    with a raspberry and parmesan vinaigrette GF, V

Desserts

  • Chocolate tasting plate of opera cake, white chocolate mousse, strawberry and hazelnut cremeau
    19

    Glass Mr. T’s Very Rare Fortified Verdelho   10

  • Lemon curd and pistachio gateau with burnt honey ice cream
    18
    GF

    Glass Cellar Restaurant Muscat 8

  • Vanilla bean creme brulee with rhubarb jam and ginger bread ice cream
    17
    Glass Scarborough Late Harvest Semillon 10
  • Grand Marnier and chocolate cheesecake with honeycomb
    17
    Glass Cellar Restaurant Muscat   8
  • Seasonal sorbets
    15
    GF

Cheese

(served with lavosh and muscatels)

  • One Cheese
    16
  • Two Cheeses
    21
  • Three Cheeses
    26
  • Four Cheeses
    31
  • From Binnorie Dairy (Hunter Valley):

    Bouche de Chevre (goat’s)

    Brie

    Black wax cheddar

    From Gippsland, Vic:

    Tarwin Blue

    From Italy:

    Truffled Pecorino

    Taleggio

Whole Suckling Pig Roast

48 hours’ notice required

  • Whole suckling pig roast
    95pp

    This treat starts with bread and Hunter olives followed by a selection of shared entrees served down the middle of your table, then whole roast suckling pig carved in front of you by our chef and served with roast kipflers, seasonal salad or roast vegetables and house made relish, followed by cheese and muscatels and bite size desserts.  95 per person, minimum 8 people.

Sunday and Public Holiday surcharge $5.50 per person

GF = gluten free, DF = dairy free, V = vegetarian
SS = sustainable seafood

Some dishes can be adjusted to suit dietary requirements, please ask our wait staff

Minimum one main course per person please

Functions and Catering

Functions

We welcome groups of all sizes up to 120 people and have a wide range of options to suit including limited choice menus, banquets and even a whole suckling pig (min. 8 people).  We also have a range of extras including pre-dinner drinks and canapés in our courtyard, drink packages and more.  See our Group Booking Options for details and book your function with us.

Off-site Catering

We have extensive offsite catering experience and annually we take part in the following events:-

Lovedale Long Lunch, The Upper Hunter Wine & Food Affair, Hope Estate concerts, Roche Estate concerts, Bimbadgen Estate’s A Day on the Green concerts and more.

We can also cater offsite at large private functions such as corporate and weddings, with all menus tailored to suit.  Enquire about offsite catering with us.

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Call us to book a table on  +61-2-4998 7584

Opening hours:
Mon – Sat
Lunch from 12pm
Dinner from 6pm

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