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Russell Chinn

Russell Chinn born and bred in Yorkshire in the UK, discovered his passion for food at an early age. Being the son of a Gamekeeper shows his love for all things game and traditional cooking. Russell Chinn has been the Head Chef at Cupitt’s Kitchen since 2010. Classically trained in French cooking, He describes his style as ‘elegantly rustic’, focusing on fresh, local and seasonal produce to create full flavours with French/English influence.

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dined on Sat, 28 Sep 2019

Love this restaurant. Local gem
Thank you for your lovely feedback and great rating. We are pleased you enjoyed your visit and hope to welcome you back to Cupitt's soon.
Restaurant Cupitt's Kitchen responded on Sun, 29 Sep 2019
Helen Britton

dined on Sat, 7 Sep 2019

The hostess on the night went out of her way to accommodate us, was friendly and very observant. Great night had by all
Thank you for this review, we really value being acknowledged for having attentive service.
Restaurant Cupitt's Kitchen responded on Thu, 12 Sep 2019
Peter Nash

dined on Sat, 17 Aug 2019

I tried the Marsanne Viognier Rhone look alike with the fish. It was from Cupitt’s winery itself . I was quite impressed , as well as with the Dory fillets !!
Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear that you were impressed with the quality of the food and wine in our restaurant. We hope that you can return again soon to enjoy it again.
Restaurant Cupitt's Kitchen responded on Mon, 19 Aug 2019

dined on Sun, 19 May 2019

Cupitts has lost its charm as it’s now too noisy too busy too many people. First thing you see is 200 cars so you are immediately wondering what is going on. Food was great, drinks well priced and the staff friendly and did a great job. We had a fantastic meal but we would pick out time to go and try and avoid the crowd.
Hi Dave, Thank you for your positive review of our food and service. I am sorry that you did not enjoy the crowded atmosphere. We are grateful to have become quite busy and agree it can be offputting for those who are looking for a quiet lunch. As a suggestion to others reading this review, if you would like to phone or message us ahead of your visit, we are more than happy to make a recommendation about the times that are not busy so that you can have a quiet lunch- just get in touch.
Restaurant Cupitt's Kitchen responded on Thu, 23 May 2019

dined on Sat, 12 Oct 2019

Delightful evening. The attention by staff was great without being intrusive
Thank you for this wonderful review. We are happy to hear that you found the service attentive, and hope that you can visit us again soon.
Restaurant Cupitt's Kitchen responded on Mon, 14 Oct 2019

dined on Thu, 10 Oct 2019

Our experience on the day was relaxing the service was very friendly and professional , the entrées and main meals were exceptional although my partners slice of sourdough bread was not cooked through and was doughy, the deserts could need a little more attention to taste and detail as it seams they are an afterthought.
Thank you for your feedback. I will ensure your experience is discussed with our kitchen team. I am sorry to hear that your bread was under-cooked and that you you felt the desserts needed improvement. It is wonderful to hear that you felt the quality of the entree and main meals and our service was excellent.
Restaurant Cupitt's Kitchen responded on Mon, 14 Oct 2019

dined on Tue, 8 Oct 2019

We went there for lunch and is was excellent. Great food, excellent wines ( we even bought a few bottles) , the staff was amazing. We took our dog and the staff organised a special place for us outside. Would definately go back.

dined on Sun, 6 Oct 2019

The food and service was outstanding, could not ask for better. The only negative was the lack of toilet facilities, with only the inside toilets available to cater for both the Restaurant customers and the outside casual customers and caused a long queue line for the ladies

dined on Wed, 2 Oct 2019

We love dining here but the lunch format had changed from: select 2 courses for $XX or 3 courses for $XX. Also, we had to pay for bread which was also a new thing and not a plus.
Hi, thank you for dining with us again and your feedback. The weekend menu format is still the 2 and 3 course format but the mid-week menu is priced to make it more appealing to customers who do not want more than one course. This is the reason we have charged for bread during the weekdays, as there is a lot of work that goes into our house-baked sourdough but on the weekend it is included in the menu pricing. We do hope we see you again soon. Thank you again for visiting and your review.
Restaurant Cupitt's Kitchen responded on Fri, 18 Oct 2019
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About Cupitt's Kitchen

Shot by Cupitt's arrow! With sweeping views over vineyards and green fields of grazing cattle, Cupitt’s location is pretty hard to beat. What began as a small addition to a budding winery has turned into a full fledged restaurant that is serving incredible food in a truly stunning location. Head Chef Russell Chinn has created a contemporary menu that has been inspired by local produce and the restaurant has become one of the “must do” foodie experiences of the region. Visit and taste the award winning wines, enjoy a special dining experience and view beautiful country surrounds. Yep, Cupitt ticks every box. Best dish: pan fried king fish, braised beans, lemon and laurel pickle.



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