We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Love love love this restaurant!”
Review of Leaves & Fishes

Leaves & Fishes
Ranked #2 of 15 Restaurants in Lovedale
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$0 - US$69
Cuisines: Seafood, Australian, Contemporary
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Description: Leaves & Fishes offers a fresh, smart and simple approach to dining in the Hunter Valley. A range of Asian-fusion and Australian meals are complimented by a Hunter-focused wine list. A Lovedale favourite for more than 14 years, Leaves & Fishes is a must-visit on your next trip!
Reviewed 4 May 2014

We drive from Byron Bay on regular bases to eat at Leaves & Fishes!
What an amazing Restaurant!
The head chef Mitch Beswick is a culinary genius. Just when you think the food can't get any better , it does !
Lunch last Wednesday was epic. We ordered everything on the menu and ate every morsel.
The gorgeous and very knowledgable manager of the restaurant, Jacob, pared the wines brilliantly and was an absolutely gracious host as usual.
Thank you so much !
Can't wait for our next visit to the ever superb Leaves & Fishes.


Thank Victoria W
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
LeavesandFishes, Manager at Leaves & Fishes, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2014

Thank-you for your review of Leaves & Fishes Lovedale Restaurant and your ongoing custom. We were delighted to host this lunch for you and your guests and are grateful for the feedback that you gave during that time. Our menu focuses on Asian fusion and seafood and we are lucky to have wonderful wines just on our doorstep to pair with these great dishes. Our staff are happy to receive your feedback and we all look forward to seeing you again at Leaves & Fishes soon.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a ReviewReviews (259)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

154 - 158 of 259 reviews

Reviewed 30 April 2014

Today 30th Arpril 2014 we had lunch again LEAVES &FISHES. WOW!! Delicious as usual. We had a cheese platter as a starter. Then I had Soft Shell Crab and my husband had Popcorn Calamari which were both delicious. Our mains were Special Fish & Chips and Crispy Skin Trout with a delicious salad, While waiting for our mains the chef sent out a complimentary prawn toast and a YUMMY soup sample with a delicious Satay flavour. The setting is SOOOO peaceful. We were given bread to feed to the fish in the large pond around the restaurant. We come back here every time we visit the Hunter Valley. The staff at LEAVES & FISHES are so lovely and friendly. Lovedale is a beautiful peaceful part of the Hunter.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank Regina D
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
LeavesandFishes, Manager at Leaves & Fishes, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2014

Thank-you for visiting Leaves & Fishes recently and for keeping our fish company. The soft-shelled crab and ocean trout continue to be favourite dishes for people dining at lunch. We work hard to maintain a casual and relaxing dining atmosphere and we are delighted that we were able to achieve this during your last visit. Thank-you for your on-going patronage of Leaves & Fishes Lovedale Restaurant - we hope to deliver the same great experience on your next return.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 28 April 2014

Have been going to this restaurant for a few years now on special occasions and also for a bite to eat. Everything is exceptional. Attentive service, relaxed atmosphere, lovely outlook. Intimate and friendly.
The food is fine dining. From entree to desert. Yum yum yum. Beautifully presented with a great wine list to match the food.
It's so nice that the consistency at this restaurant remains the same. We have never walked away disappointed.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank Norelle B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
LeavesandFishes, Manager at Leaves & Fishes, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2014

Thank-you for your review and your on-going custom - we are honoured that you continue to choose Leaves & Fishes to celebrate these special occasions. Our staff are delighted to receive your feedback and work hard to deliver the consistency that you have come to expect from Leaves & Fishes. Our menu and dining options will be developed to ensure our guests dining in Winter are comfortable and we hope that you will have the opportunity to experience this refined option from Leaves & Fishes. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 24 April 2014

Nothing is too much trouble, just ask. We've been visiting Leaves & Fishes for 5 or so years now & it has never disappointed, Sharon the owner & staff are attentive, friendly & welcoming, again a lovely lunch in a relaxed, happy atmosphere, go there, you'll enjoy yourself. Deb & Peter E, Sydney NSW

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank AussieEyesAreSmiling
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
LeavesandFishes, Owner at Leaves & Fishes, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2014

Thank-you for your warm review of Leaves & Fishes Lovedale Restaurant and your ongoing patronage over the many years. Leaves & Fishes Lovedale Restaurant celebrates it's 10th year of trading this year and it is with the kind support of guests like yourselves that have seen us through. The Fish 'n' Chips have been with us since the very beginning and take pride-of-place on our specials menu. Many guests enjoy the Fish 'n' Chips every Sunday lunch over-looking the water after a busy weekend. We hope that you both enjoy your ANZAC Day this weekend and look forward to seeing you at Leaves & Fishes again soon.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 23 April 2014

This restaurant was recommended to us by the owner of the accommodation we stayed in. What a hidden gem. Set in beautiful surrounds this place just surpasses your expectations. The interior is welcoming combined with the friendly staff and most importantly five star food at a affordable price.

Thank NAllan10
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
LeavesandFishes, Owner at Leaves & Fishes, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2014

Thank-you to your accommodation provider for the referral and to yourselves for joining us through the week. Thank-you for your kind words about our ambience - the staff responsible work tirelessly to improve it for all our guests. Our chefs are delighted to receive your praise of their menu that combines Australian favourites with an Asian twist. We are developing a new winter menu for our service in Leaves & Fishes Lovedale House so we hope that you'll find something new to love on your next visit. We look forward to seeing you at Leaves & Fishes again soon.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Leaves & Fishes also viewed

Pokolbin, Greater Newcastle
Pokolbin, Greater Newcastle
 
Pokolbin, Greater Newcastle
Pokolbin, Greater Newcastle
 
Pokolbin, Greater Newcastle
 

Been to Leaves & Fishes? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing