Circa 1876

Average price $125
182 reviews

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Scores & Reviews

based on 182 reviews
Only customers who have dined at the restaurant after booking on TheFork can leave a review.
Food :8.6/10
Service :8.7/10
Setting :9/10
  1. A A.
    • 271 reviews

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

  2. Craig D.
    • 4 reviews

    Atmosphere, service and food were fantastic. A great lunch.

  3. Helen M.
    • one review

    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!!

  4. Ariel L.
    • 7 reviews

    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:)

  5. Jody W.
    • one review

    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.

  6. Eric L.
    • 14 reviews

    Great place for a degustation menu

  7. A A.
    • 279 reviews

    The food and service was lovely however the portions of the food was tiny so when you spend $75 for a two course meal you shouldn’t expect to be hungry afterwards

  8. Paul H.
    • one review

    Great meal, wonderful service and whoever is making desert needs a gold medal ??

  9. Jasper M.
    • 5 reviews

    Excellent evening, food was impeccable!

  10. A A.
    • 274 reviews

    Very disappointing dining experience considering the favorable reviews. Overpriced and food was very very disappointing. Service was mediocre !

  11. Rachel M.
    • 4 reviews

    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.

  12. Helen H.
    • 2 reviews

    Food was delicious, well presented, staff were attentive and knowledgeable

  13. A A.
    • 266 reviews

    Amazing food service and atmosphere

  14. A A.
    • 268 reviews

    A great place to celebrate a special occasion.

  15. A A.
    • 260 reviews

    Excellent food and service

  16. Ralph R.
    • 6 reviews

    Sensational food, absolutely world class... thoroughly recommended!!

  17. Natasha S.
    • 4 reviews

    Great food! The beef tenderloin was exceptional.

  18. A A.
    • 253 reviews

    Amazing food and service. Will definitely return

  19. Benjamin H.
    • one review

    The waiting staff and kitchen made everyone in our party feel welcome, incoluding our two children under 10. Menu was amazing and sourced from the gardens where possible. Recommend the venison and the berry dessert. Thank you

  20. A A.
    • 253 reviews

    Fabulous venue - old 1876 home incorporated into the restaurant building which you can walk into on your way in (also can have own room dinners there) and interior of the restaurant how the 'wow' factor.

More information

How to get to the restaurant

64 Halls Road, 2320, Pokolbin, Australia

Directions to get there

Hunter Valley

About the restaurant

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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