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Emerson’s Cafe & Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Contemporary, Australian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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492 Lovedale Rd, Lovedale, Cessnock, New South Wales 2325, Australia
+61 2 4930 7029
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Sydney, Australia
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23 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Came here for a girls dinner during a trip to the Hunter. restaurant has a more casual feel which was more relaxing. The food was out of this world! The wine menu was extensive and the wait staff were really helpful. Would definitely come back!

Thank PaigeAdams
London, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'd go again but only for pudding and that's what this rating is for! Lacked ambience in the restaurant and also lacked excitement in the menu - so much so, that the tasting menu didn't feel like it was worth indulging in. The starters and mains were just ok (nothing memorable apart from the wonderful crispy chicken skin and there... More 

Thank Travelsloads
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Thanks so much to the incredible crew at Emersons for reminding my partner and I of the good things in life! Amazing food and beautiful service. Highly highly recommend to all.

Thank camanthony
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We called and booked half hour ahead and it was no trouble getting a table. The waitress was lovely and the chef who delivered our food was super polite and knowledgeable. Our meals were amazing especially the peas and carrots entree 😊

Thank Kimberly W
Hunter Valley, Australia
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220 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

We have been to emersons several times and it has always been very good. So what went wrong today? We had family staying in the vineyards and recommended emersons for lunch. Turned out to be an embarassing mistake. The young lady running the restaurant was brusque and unfriendly, very noisey stacking coffee cups and cutlery but we were there for... More 

Thank Michael D
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

As part of Divine Tours this was our lunch pitt stop and boy was the food delicious! Decent sized portions - definitely recommend the lamb shoulder pasta and honey caramel peach salad! If you pop in next door you can even pick up some Dukka, olive oil and caramelised balsamic vinegar and make your own dipping platter for home!

Thank Samantha L
Sydney, Australia
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

Have been here before for breakfast but lunch was a new surprise. Decided on light lunch mixing a few items. Loved the homemade tomato chutney and pork rillettes. Great coffee too!!

Thank Paul R
Melbourne, Australia
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

We went there for my parent's marriage anniversary and I've never left a place more satisfied. At the time of making our booking, I spoke with Emerson about some dietary requirements and nothing was a problem. The actual experience was even better; Jennifer and her team were awesome hosts & the food was superb with perfectly balanced flavours. One of... More 

Thank RhApCh14
Macksville, Australia
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19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed a lovely lunch with the best long black coffee I have ever had! Wonderful house made bread, dip and the tastiest dukka. Corn fritters tasty with a generous serving. Hand crafted pottery complemented the meal and the setting. Wonderful serviced finished off a lovely package.

Thank Lissa A
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

Excelent food, service and drinks! Have an amazing view of the wineries better if isnt rainning! Table service!

Thank pauladcstf

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
Contemporary, Australian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, View, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 492 Lovedale Rd, Lovedale, Cessnock, New South Wales 2325, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Newcastle  >  Cessnock  >  Lovedale
  • Phone Number: +61 2 4930 7029
After 3 years in Pokolbin, Owner/Head Chef Emerson Rodriguez and his wife Samantha are excited to announce the re-location of their multi-award winning restaurant 'Emerson's at Pokolbin' to Adina Vineyard.Now appropriately renamed Emerson's Cafe & Restaurant, Emerson's is located within Adina Vineyard. Adina Vineyard is set in the heart of the Hunter Wine Region on Lovedale Road in Lovedale, surrounded by acres of established vineyards & an impressive olive grove. With newly renovated Cellar door on-site, Providore, Reflections Spa & Accommodation.

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