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Circa 1876

9/10
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64 Halls Road, 2320 Pokolbin (NSW)See map

Average price $110

Menu 3 Course $110

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Restaurant menu

  • Average price $110
Wagyu Striploin (GF)
Carrot &Confit Garlic Puree, Charred Pencil Leek, Asparagus, Heirloom Carrot, Port Jus
Pan Seared Duck Supreme (GF*)
Pressed Duck Leg, Five Spiced Celeriac Puree, Zucchini Flower, Liver Mousse, Mandarin Jus
Wild Caught Snapper (GF)
Quinoa “Risotto”, Witlof, Blush Turnip, Kale, Crispy Leeks, Roasted Pepper Coulis, Garden Herbs Oil
Menu 3 Course $110
This preset menu includes: 1 Starter + 1 Main + 1 Dessert

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Ratings & Reviews

Excellent

9/10
based on 264 reviews
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Quality of food :8.7/10
Service :9.1/10
Setting :9.2/10
  1. Yvette M.
    Yvette M.
    • 5 reviews
    10/10

    Absolutely the most atmospheric and beautiful restaurant! The food is divine, with many in-between courses to add that little extra. Most gorgeous setting amongst home style garden farmland. We cannot fault Circa - that’s why we always return.

  2. Katerina T.
    Katerina T.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    One of the best restaurants in the Hunter Valley

  3. Diane H.
    Diane H.
    • 3 reviews
    10/10

    Venue is absolutely beautiful, exposed wooden beams, magnificent chandeliers, large windows to view the gardens. Staff attentive and knew their menus well. Every dish we tried was delightful, fresh and as described. Great wine list with local, interstate and international labels. Perfect evening in an exceptional restaurant.

  4. Daniel P.
    Daniel P.
    • one review
    8/10

    The restaurant location and decor were first class and staff were always friendly and attentive. There were a couple meals that missed the mark, most notably the tough and dry quail.

  5. Pearly W.
    Pearly W.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    Charming and quaint ambience. The 3 course meal exceeded our expectations and the friendly staff made our evening even more special. A great dining experience for us.

  6. Alana D.
    Alana D.
    • one review
    10/10

    Amazing!!! Excellent quality of food, attention to detail, service and wine list was out of this world!!! The extra chefs specials between courses was a lovely touch and made it really special.

  7. Barbara H.
    Barbara H.
    • 137 reviews
    10/10

    The whole dining experience was excellent from the complimentary bread to the decedent dessert. The staff were friendly and attentive and the venue charming. Would highly recommend!

  8. Alice C.
    Alice C.
    • 3 reviews
    10/10

    Everything is lovely and we really enjoyed our lunch :)

  9. Leona S.
    Leona S.
    • 2 reviews
    7/10

    The pate was very runny and I asked for my tenderloin medium it was very well cooked. My desert was 10/10 flawless. Just perfection after two disappointing dishes. The service was absolutely amazing and the wine list is fantastic. I still recommend it.

  10. Alena J.
    Alena J.
    • 6 reviews
    10/10

    Fantastic food and ambience, highly recommend it.

  11. Jody  W.
    Jody W.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Fabulous food, fabulous service, cannot recommend this restaurant enough. It’s a must to dine at if you are out Pokolbin way...... most enjoyable & we will be back.

  12. Nicole D.
    Nicole D.
    • 3 reviews
    10/10

    Had a lovely lunch here with my sister and nephew. The food was superb and service top notch! They also cater well to young children.

  13. Lynette S.
    Lynette S.
    • one review
    9/10

    The staff really were wonderful and the little delicacies between courses were superb! The setting is idyllic!! Good wine list and nice food. A lovely afternoon.

  14. Sharon B.
    Sharon B.
    • 3 reviews
    7/10

    Lovely location, great desserts.

  15. Tharani D.
    Tharani D.
    • 4 reviews
    9/10

    A great meal as usual! A favourite at the Hunter!

  16. Jarrod V.
    Jarrod V.
    • one review
    10/10

    Absolutely outstanding beautiful food great service and a wonderful venue

  17. Ian C.
    Ian C.
    • 2 reviews
    9.5/10

    Excellent three course Father’s Day lunch.

  18. John O.
    John O.
    • 29 reviews
    4/10

    After reading the reviews we decided to give Circa another try after a couple of years and boy were we disappointed. This is a new record for us for three courses 50mins even after asking staff to slow the kitchen down. The food was good enough but when you’re not given the choice to digest it it becomes more of a stomach ache which was a pity. I’m sure if you arrive for the first sitting you might be ok but don’t go after 2pm as staff seemed to be in a rush to empty the restaurant. As a local there are a lot of better restaurants in the Hunter for this kind of charge.

  19. Nichole C.
    Nichole C.
    • one review
    10/10

    Omg that was the best meal we've had for a long time. From the welcome, the atmosphere, the staff, the food I couldn't fault any thing. Absolutely amazing we will definitely be back

  20. Maria C.
    Maria C.
    • 4 reviews
    10/10

    Celebrating a belated 50th birthday dinner...an absolutely wonderful night. Food was delicious. Staff were very friendly and helpful and the dessert was delicious... with a wonderful lavender honey surprise.

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Opening time

Lunch: 12.00pm to 3.30pm Open 4 days a week . Tuesday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday Dinner: 5.30pm to 9.30pm Open 5 days a week. Friday-Tuesday

How to get to the restaurant

64 Halls Road, 2320, Pokolbin (NSW), Australia

Directions to get there

Onsite Parking available

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.

Features

Good wine list, , Christmas and New Year, , , Mother's Day,

Services

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, BYO

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