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“Great views and delicious” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Esca Bimbadgen Restaurant
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Ranked #12 of 73 Restaurants in Pokolbin
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$31 - US$39
Cuisines: Australian
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Good for: View, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: 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 wine.
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“Great views and delicious”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2014

We enjoyed an absolotuely delicious menu part of the food and wine festival. The views is great making the venue perfect for a romantical gastronomical lunch! It was my husband's birthday and they made a special dessert for him, such a lovely attention!

Visited June 2014
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Port Macquarie
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48 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Incredible!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2014 via mobile

Over a weekend at the Hunter & eating out at every meal I could easily say that this was our best meal!! The service was wonderful & the food delicious. The fondant was perfect!!

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Most amazing dining experience ever!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2014

Was recently here on the June long weekend, was not sure about this place when I book, so had no expectation. When my partner and I arrived we were greeted with friendly faces and taken to our table. The wait staff were very helpful and gave us great advice with the menu and wine. We both ordered entrée, main and dessert and were not disappointed with any. Perfect presentation, the food was absolutely amazing. Service was perfect, did not feel rushed, I can not stop raving about this dining experience. Would even come up from Sydney for a day trip for lunch.

  • Visited June 2014
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Sydney
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141 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Stunning location and great views”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2014

Stopped here for lunch on the June long weekend. The location of the restaurant is great and the outlook over the hunter valley was fabulous. The service whilst friendly was a little awkward and it took quite a long a time for drinks and food service to complete - although we were a large group of 11 people. The food was hit and miss and the menu options were more than a little confusing. Most of the party tried to order things slightly different from the menu which was a challenge. If they simplified the menu a bit and sorted the service a bit this restaurant would be great.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Singapore
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Unexpected Great Food and Best Chardonnay !”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2014

I have recently visited Esca Bimbadgen on 31 May, 2014 and have truly enjoyed the amazing food and best Chardonnay ever tasted.
The Bimbadgen Chardonnay is highly recommended and all the food we have ordered tasted so amazing that all 4 of us left the restaurant feeling very satisfied!

  • Visited May 2014
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