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dined on Sun, 12 May 2019

Fantastic and quick service! Food was amazing! Customer relations was awesome! Beautiful view while you dine!
Kristie Duggan

dined on Mon, 25 Mar 2019

This place is completely underrated. It is quite possibly the best restaurant in the Hunter, the food and wine is always delicious and they always seem to get it right with their creativity and flavours. We’ve been to 3 of the top rated restaurants over the past week and this was definitely the best. The kingfish and sirloin were to die for. The sparkling rose was also fantastic.

dined on Sun, 3 Feb 2019

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

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

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

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

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 Sun, 12 May 2019

Mother’s Day lunch. We had the five course and no course disappointed. Great flavours, presentation & the service was on point.
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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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