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 Tue, 22 Jan 2019

(10)
The staff went above and beyond and the food was amazing

dined on Sat, 12 Jan 2019

(7)
Nice meal and friendly service

dined on Mon, 7 Jan 2019

(9)
One of our favourites! Beautiful food thank you

dined on Wed, 2 Jan 2019

(1)
Unfortunately for us the kitchen clearly was not on their game when we came for lunch My Sri Lankan Devil prawns entree consisted of ONE prawn that had not been deveined Not appetizing and clearly not as written on the menu The other entrees oysters and scallops were fine My main course of lamb was raw tough and not rendered The polenta was grainy and dry The fish main was over cooked the skin was soggy and the salad non existent We did not order dessert! A huge disappointment as on our previous visit we had really enjoyed our experience We will not be back

dined on Sat, 29 Dec 2018

(5)
We had the 5 course set menu with matching wine. The food was average /dry in most cases. And the “servings” for the matching wines were very conservative! More like tastings. Wouldn’t come again.

dined on Sat, 29 Dec 2018

(10)
Always a pleasure to go there and experience fine dining in a relaxed beautiful atmosphere. Menu was amazing again, wines awesome and the dessert was a work of art!

dined on Fri, 28 Dec 2018

(9)
Very good and I will be able to check in with the feedback
Andrew Desouza

dined on Fri, 28 Dec 2018

(5)
We have been going to Esca for around 15 years and it always has been consistent with good food and service. This time it appears the management and chef have changed . The food had plenty of faults and the service was provided by mainly trainee staff- all up a not so good experience. It was certainly not value for money .

dined on Thu, 27 Dec 2018

(9)
Superb setting with superb food & wine.
John OConnell

dined on Sun, 23 Dec 2018

(4)
Came back to give it another try and while the waitress was polite on arrival that’s where it finished. Not sure what to make of the menu as it was a bit all over the place. Please note have one item on the menu that’s Vegan does not constitute a vegan menu when asked. Never got asked if we wanted dessert or coffee and host was a little miffed when no tip was left. Maybe I just keep coming at the wrong time.
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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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