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Meet the Chef

Troy began his career in Newcastle, working for a family owned Italian Restaurant. He then moved to the Hunter Valley to work for Robert’s Restaurant. Troy was awarded the 2005 Brett Graham Scholarship, granting him a trip and work experience at The Ledbury in the UK. 2009 saw the opening of Muse Restaurant. Troy has a dedicated love and attention for running a restaurant that delivers a complete dining experience through a passionate, professional team that are proud to champion local produce.

Restaurant menu

Average price $145 Special request

Chef Troy Rhoades-Brown recommends…

Berkshire pork, roasted drumhead cabbage, fermented red wombok, cabbage gravy
Barbequed Murray gold cod, kohlrabi, XO butter, nasturtium seeds, leaves and flowers
Slow cooked lamb breast, black garlic glaze, salt baked beetroot, pomegranate, garlic chive

Ratings & Reviews

Excellent
9.1/10
based on 760 reviews
Only customers who have dined at the restaurant after making a booking on TheFork can leave a review.
Quality of food :9.1/10
Service :9.3/10
Setting :9/10
  1. Sarah M.
    Sarah M.
    • one review
    10/10

    Great food and service - would definitely recommend and would visit Muse again for a special occasion. The service was efficient, friendly and attentive.

  2. Zoe E.
    Zoe E.
    • one review
    7/10

    Calm, attentive service. Food was consistently good, if not mind-blowing. Presentation was first-class. Interesting wine list by the glass, even if the price of some of them made my eyes water.

  3. mengxue z.
    mengxue z.
    • one review
    2.5/10

    really disappoint. we have ordered 4 courses 75*4 plus one kids fries,but they charged $350(after we leave, we know them charge more)the food coming was slow and slow.

  4. Jerry D.
    Jerry D.
    • one review
    10/10

    Amazing restaurant in the hunter valley, a must if your ever visiting. Excellent food, great service. One of the best places in Newcastle

  5. John O.
    John O.
    • 28 reviews
    10/10

    Well in lay mans terms today, well I went to culinary heaven. Guys that was amazing the food, service and attention to detail shows why you are the Hunters best.

  6. Russell R.
    Russell R.
    • one review
    9/10

    Very enjoyable. Excellent food and service. Catered for the needs of my elderly mother. Will definitely return in the future. Recommend early booking!

  7. Mark M.
    Mark M.
    • 6 reviews
    10/10

    Amazing food and atmosphere, we love this place, our third visit and every time has been amazing. A special thank you to Troy for dropping us home.

  8. Emily C.
    Emily C.
    • one review
    10/10

    What a beautiful restaurant! Food, wine and service was all exceptional! A huge thanks to the whole team for really looking after us making our anniversary dinner so memorable and special!

  9. Kirsty G.
    Kirsty G.
    • one review
    10/10

    Muse has excellent reviews from a very reputable magazine. The restaurant exceeded my expectations on all levels. The welcome, ambience, service, food and even matching wines (for the 2 of our party that had them) were excellent. The service was warm and friendly and highly professional. All staff were highly knowledgeable about the food being served. A really wonderful night. Thank you Muse.

  10. Kotomi H.
    Kotomi H.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    The tastes of their dishes are just heavenly!

  11. A A.
    A A.
    • 259 reviews
    9.5/10

    The cheddar cheese with the bread wasn't up to standards as the rest of the meal.

  12. Kathy W.
    Kathy W.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Went to Muse for my wedding anniversary. The meal and service were fantastic. Couldn't have asked for better. Thankyouso much Muse, we will be back.

  13. Kathy W.
    Kathy W.
    • 2 reviews
    9.5/10

    Beautiful restaurant, perfect for our wedding anniversary celebration. Hard to fault it. Food and service was amazing.

  14. Adam M.
    Adam M.
    • one review
    10/10

    Service and food stunning, great wine menu.

  15. A A.
    A A.
    • 278 reviews
    10/10

    Amazing Meal. Staff friendly and helpful

  16. Chris G.
    Chris G.
    • 6 reviews
    8.75/10

    Wonderful adventurous food,well presented, a classy establishment.

  17. Sarah L.
    Sarah L.
    • one review
    9.75/10

    Another amazing experience thanks muse

  18. Kim P.
    Kim P.
    • one review
    8.5/10

    Love the Muse Coconut dessert!

  19. Bridget S.
    Bridget S.
    • one review
    9.75/10

    Amazing dinner.

  20. A A.
    A A.
    • 290 reviews
    9.5/10

    We thought the food and the presentation was exceptional, however I ordered the king fish for 2nd course and instead of receiving that the waiter arrived with a plate with ocean trout on it and said, we have run out of kingfish so this is the ocean trout . I was alittle taken back as I wouldn’t have ordered that and would have expected to be given a choice.

More information

How to get to the restaurant

Hungerford Hill Wines / 1 Broke Road, 2320, Pokolbin, Australia

Directions to get there

Hunter Valley

About the restaurant

It's not about dinner - it's about dining.

In 2009, Megan and Troy Rhoades-Brown opened Muse Restaurant with the aim of establishing themselves as one of Australia's finest regional restaurants - and they've succeeded. This restaurant in the beautiful Hunter region is a spectacular eatery that prides itself in providing superior Modern-Australian cuisine in a world class setting. The dining room with its towering glass ceilings and gleaming central kitchen, made cosy with the crackle of an open fire is a true spectacle and the ultra rich menu is belt-tighteningly good.

Best Dish: Muse Coconut

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