363 Verified Diner Reviews

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Total Score

8.8
363 reviews
Recommended
(9.0)
Food
(8.8)
Service
(8.9)
Value for money
(8.0)
Atmosphere
(9.1)

dined on Fri, 16 Aug 2019

(10)
Could not fault the service or the exceptional food, our waiter Brent was fabulous and an absolute asset to the restaurant. Would highly recommend, this was my third visit to the restaurant and I will be dining here every time I visit the Hunter Valley.
Eric Lin

dined on Fri, 26 Jul 2019

(9)
Great place for a degustation menu
Jasper Medley

dined on Sun, 30 Jun 2019

(10)
Excellent evening, food was impeccable!
Rachel

dined on Sat, 22 Jun 2019

(10)
Amazing location Amazing decor Great food and wine Overall my partner and I had a great night. We done the chefs 5 course tasting menu. The staff were very attentive and made sure to have a chat with us which we appreciate. Will return on my next trip to the hunter.

dined on Fri, 18 Oct 2019

(8)
Expensive but not worth it, only try once no next time.

dined on Mon, 30 Sep 2019

(9)
Amazing food, amazing atmosphere, amazing service. Everything you are looking for in fine dining.

dined on Tue, 3 Sep 2019

(10)
Our experience at Circa 1876 was awesome! Such a unique experience in a restaurant with so much history! A must to do when visiting the Hunter! Service and food was 5 star!! Thankyou to Karen and the Chef for their attention and warmth! It was appreciated!! A very special experience!!

dined on Sun, 25 Aug 2019

(9)
My boyfriend and I booked lunch on Sunday for our very first weekend getaway trip. The food is absolutely delicious at Circa 1876. My boyfriend and I enjoyed very much especially the Smoked Venison Fillet! The only downside from our lunch is the waiting time during the 3 courses. However, we understand and appreciate the delicious and creative food. Also, the big table next to us , the kids were jumping around us were a little unpleasant but again we were carried away by the delicious food. Overall, i must say I'll revisit again:)
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Specials

Christmas Day Menu

Christmas Day(25thDEC 2019)Full pre-payment is required for all reservations on this day. Our reservation staff will contact you tocollect pre-payment for your table. Once confirmed, the reservation is non-transferable andnon-refundable. Lunch 5 course A La Carte $185/adult ($125/teen, $95/child) Amuse Bouche Cherry& Strawberry Sorbet Fresh Pomegranate, Mint Entrée King Prawn Cocktail - Baby Cos, Avocado, Chive Aioli, Salmon Roe(GF) Or Tempura Ricotta filled Zucchini Flowers - Pine nuts, Basil, Currants, Honey, Basil Pesto(V) Mains Cherry Glazed Confit of Pork - Celeriac Puree, Quinoa, Pickled Garden Radish, Port Jus(GF) Or Wild Salt Water Barramundi - Katsuobushi & Porcini Broth, Green Tea Soba Noodles, Enoki Mushroom, Broccolini, Nori, Crisp Garlic, Peas, Smoked Roe, Green Lip Mussels Or Wild Mushroom Risotto - Parmesan Wafer, Basil Oil, Truffle Foam(V) (GF) Dessert Traditional Christmas Pudding - Brandy Crème Anglaise Or Mini Pavlova Fresh Fruit, Chantilly Cream Petit Fours Christmas cookies & Vanilla Milk Tea Or Coffee
When
25 Dec 2019
Wed 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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Chefs 5 Course NYE Tasting Menu

5-course degustation menu $159pp With paired wines $219pp Full pre-payment is required for all reservations on this day. Our reservation staff will contact you to collect pre-payment for your table. Once confirmed, the reservation is non-transferable and non-refundable. Dinner 5 COURSE Set Menu $159/adult (125$/Teen, $65/Child) Chefs 5 Course NYE Tasting Menu 1st course Seared Sea Scallops - Smoked Pork Jowl, Caramelised Cauliflower & Black Garlic Puree,Bacon & Corn Pickle, Fresh Apple, Cider Glaze By The Glass: 2017 Gundog Estate ‘Wild’ Semillon 2nd course Crispy Skin Jumbo Quail - Smoked Garden Beetroots, Goats Cheese, Garam Masala, Beetroot Chips, Garden Greens By The Glass: 2016 ‘Mount Pleasant’B-side Rose 3rd course Butter Poached Moreton Bay Bug - House Cured & Smoked Bacon, Blackened Corn, Cauliflower, Confit Pork, Bonito Cream 2017 Mahi Sauvignon Blanc 4th course Master Stock Braised Beef Short Rib - Truffled Polenta, Foam of Chive & Parsley, Smoked Garlic, Onion, Edamame, Black Truffle 2017 Margan ‘Ground Breaking’ Barbera 5th course Left Over Sourdough & Natives Sourdough Ice Cream, Sweet Croutons, Wattle Seed Mousse, Passion Berry, Shiraz, Passionfruit, Macadamia, Thyme 2016 Pepper Tree ‘Sticky Pig’
When
31 Dec 2019
Tue 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
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About Circa 1876

Aussie royalty Circa 1876 is a spectacular regional restaurant that is serving premier cuisine in a five-star contemporary environment. If you’re a lover of fine food and wine then this is the venue for your. Dine under the whimsical luxury of old-world chandeliers in one of Australia’s most picturesque hinterlands, The Hunter Valley, and feast on adventurous dishes that have been sourced locally and organically. The magnificent mix of highly skilled chefs, under the watchful eye of executive chef Trent Barrett, each bring their own unique style and passion to the fore, creating incredibly intricate dishes that look almost too pretty to eat. The menu is rich and bold, and don’t be afraid by going all out by ordering entree, main and dessert. Take a Saturday drive, or go on a mini getaway and treat yourself to a meal at Circa 1876 - you won’t regret it. Best dish: blue eye cod - scallop and prawn stuffed zucchini flower, watercress puree, sauteed zucchini and bearnaise sauce.

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