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Esca Bimbadgen Restaurant

790 McDonalds Rd | Pokolbin, Pokolbin, New South Wales 2320, Australia
+61 2 4998 4666
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“tasting plate” (45 reviews)
“short ribs” (7 reviews)
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12:00 - 15:00All hours
Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
790 McDonalds Rd | Pokolbin, Pokolbin, New South Wales 2320, Australia
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Reviews (513)
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111 - 120 of 513 reviews

Reviewed 27 May 2016

My wife and I and some great friends attended a wine tour with the senior winemaker which was followed by a 3 course meal with matching wines. The food was excellent as was the service and cant rate it highly enough

Thank Kendall H
Reviewed 23 May 2016

We first discovered Esca Bimbadgen by accident while visiting wineries in the Hunter. It must have been fate that our appetite and a visit this winery coincided. The decision to have lunch resulted in finding heaven on a several plates. We made a decision then...More

Thank Sea8ch
Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

Staying at the H Boutique, this restaurant was too hard to go past...we could walk, there was a view, there was degustation, there was wine...say no more. We went for Sunday lunch. We went for the 8 course degustation with matching wines, we were impressed....More

Thank melissah_douglas
Reviewed 10 May 2016

I ventured to Esca on a Monday afternoon for a late lunch with my mother, and that was where the amazing experience started, We were seated on the outside overlooking the winery and greeted by friendly wait staff who happily and informatively answered all my...More

Thank Archer-720
Reviewed 9 May 2016

Arrived with a group of 31 seniors for a 3 course gourmet dinner experience, Indeed it was. Food was served on an alternative basis. I would not have picked the rare lamb loin if I had a choice. What a taste experience. One often hears...More

Thank Headframe
Reviewed 5 May 2016

I'm a little shocked to read some of the negative reviews below - as we dined at Esca for lunch last Saturday and we found the food and service to be spectacular. We had a group of 17 and we had pre-selected our meals in...More

Thank Jane F
Reviewed 2 May 2016 via mobile

I am a big fan of the Bimbadgen range of wines. Unfortunately this is the first review I have ever wrote without actually experiencing the location. We booked the restaurant on the 23rd of April and we arrived promptly looking forward to an enjoyable afternoon....More

Thank David107Grafton
Reviewed 19 April 2016 via mobile

Another new favorite in the Hunter. Gorgeous views. Can sit inside or out. Do some wine tasting downstairs. Then upstairs for lunch. Staff were great knew their wines. Food was up there with the best. Will back soon.

Thank Pauline B
Reviewed 12 April 2016

I go to this restaurant every time I'm in the Hubter valley because the food is amazing every single time. This was the first time I had visited for lunch. I went with a girlfriend of mine and our two young babies (4 months and...More

Thank MESpinks_SYD
Reviewed 2 April 2016 via mobile

Food was nice. Service was very lacking. I was looking forward to an amazing experience since this place came highly recommended. I've received better service at a McDonalds then I had here.

Thank Maria B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 31 - US$ 39
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, View, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 790 McDonalds Rd | Pokolbin, Pokolbin, New South Wales 2320, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Newcastle  >  Pokolbin
  • Phone Number: +61 2 4998 4666
  • E-mail
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.
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