1145 Verified Diner Reviews

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Total Score

7.6
1145 reviews
Recommended
(7.5)
Food
(7.5)
Service
(8.1)
Value for money
(7.1)
Atmosphere
(8.1)

dined on Sun, 3 Feb 2019

(10)
This is the fourth time visiting and it’s my favorite restaurant in hunter valley. Love the food, wine and the view. Didn’t realise you can join as social club member and get 10% off food and purchase at cellar door and get a free bottle of sparkling wine. Food and service never disappoint us. Highlight is the duck which is very juicy. Will come back again.

dined on Fri, 1 Feb 2019

(3)
I found the overall degustation with dishes with items that lacked a sense of purpose and also some that either lacked flavour or too much going on. The staff were very friendly and attentive and great for recommending wines to complement the menu. Overall my wife and I were left underwelmed and unsatisfied for a fine dining restaurant that reviews so well.

dined on Thu, 27 Dec 2018

(8)
Very enjoyable lunch, great service and good value for money - child's food was free! Would recommend this restaurant and will be back in the future.

dined on Wed, 5 Dec 2018

(9)
Service was the weak spot this time
Hi David, Thank you for taking the time to post this review. We are pleased to see you enjoyed your meal, however I will be sure to discuss the service with our team to ensure we are continually improving. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards, Carlie
Carlie Keith, Esca Bimbadgen responded on Mon, 10 Dec 2018

dined on Fri, 30 Nov 2018

(5)
We attended the day prior to a Day on the Green at the same venue. All the noise of setting up the stage etc really took away from the dining experience. I would check for events before booking. I expected a lot from the food and left disappointed. Three people dined and out of all of the dishes we had the tuna was by far the best. I had the quail-it was dry and the accompaniments just acted as colour on the plate. Shame as I was really looking forward to dining here.

dined on Sat, 10 Nov 2018

(9)
We had a great meal here - the tasting menu with matching wines was delicious. Great views from the verandah and wait staff were really great - good banter and knowledge. My friend and I had wonderful evening with great wine and food
Hi Katie, great to hear you had a wonderful night, and enjoyed the food and service. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Kind Regards,
Restaurant Esca Bimbadgen responded on Tue, 13 Nov 2018
Sue Lowe

dined on Sat, 10 Nov 2018

(10)
The food was absolutely beautiful. The service was exceptional. We will be back very soon!
Hi Sue, Thank you for taking the time to share a review. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your experience with us. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards, Carlie
Carlie Keith, Esca Bimbadgen responded on Mon, 10 Dec 2018
Naomi Holmes

dined on Fri, 26 Oct 2018

(6)
Second time here - was disappointed. Food did not live up to expectations.
Hi Naomi, we are sorry to hear that we didn't live up to expectation on this occasion. Your feedback has been passed along to our Kitchen Team. We hope you stop by again next time you are in the area. Kind Regards,
Restaurant Esca Bimbadgen responded on Wed, 7 Nov 2018
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About Esca Bimbadgen

Esca Bimbadgen is situated high on a hill in the heart of Hunter Valley Wine Country. Dedicated to the art of food & wine matching, Esca’s modern Australian cuisine, fresh local and home grown produce and spectacular views make for a truly memorable dining experience. Esca's contemporary restaurant design features large glass windows and an open balcony allowing guests stunning wine country views over the Bimbadgen vineyards to the Brokenback ranges. Esca Bimbadgen is a regional restaurant, that uses produce sourced locally or grown on the Estate including lemons, figs and fresh herbs. A feature of the menu are the Esca Tasting Plates, like a “mini-degustation”, where guests can enjoy three ‘tastes’ from the menu each matched with a Bimbadgen Estate wine. The wine list offers not only wines from Bimbadgen, but a selection of wines from other Hunter Valley producers and classic wines from regional areas throughout Australia and the world. Esca also has a private dining room for serious wine and food tastings and occasions. Recipient of one Wine Glass in the Gourmet Traveller Wine 2011 Wine List of the Year Awards. A pioneer of fine dining in the Hunter Valley, Esca exemplifies the unique nature of a winery restaurant, rather than simply a restaurant in a winery.

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