The home of Australia's Chef Hat Awards and Readers Choice Awards
02 4998 49...02 4998 499802 4998 4998
64 Halls Road,Pokolbin NSW
Food 3/4 StarsSetting 4/4 StarsService 3/4 StarsValue 3/4 Stars
An iconic destination restaurant in Pokolbin, Circa 1876 captures the wonder and essence of the Hunter Valley. Housed within Peppers Convent and surrounded by lush greenery, this popular establishment is complemented by a spectacular 1.5 acre organic kitchen garden and a cosy modern fit-out, to provide an idyllic backdrop for diners to enjoy a paddock-to-plate philosophy, showcased in two, three, five and seven-course menus. With a custom made miniature beehive alongside a team curing their own bacon and baking bread, Executive Chef Trent Barrett focuses on timeless ingredients with dishes that showcase diverse flavour profiles, as seen in such choices as cherry glazed duck breast, caramelised celeriac, foie gras, baby leeks, raspberries, madeira glaze, balsamic cherries and port jus.
Dine under the whimsical luxury of classical chandeliers in the grounds of our Hatted Restaurant and one of Australia's most picturesque hinterlands. A short stroll down the tree-lined driveway is Circa 1876, the Hunter Valley's most iconic restaurant, located in an historic cottage on the picturesque grounds of Roscrea Estate. Circa 1876 showcases some great Hunter Valley wines in an award-winning wine list. Or you can experience the eclectic charm of the Champagne Lounge, with its open fire.Under Trent's direction, the restaurant has now moved away from a la carte and instead created two-course, three-course, and a five-course chef's tasting menu options. Highlight dishes include Sesame Crusted Yellow Fin Tuna (Soft Cooked Pullet Egg, Olive Cheeks, Chipotle Aioli, Wasabi Roe, Fresh Garden Greens and Lime); Two Parts Duck (Seared Duck Breast, Slow Cooked Duck Egg, Fresh Black Truffle, Truffle Potato Foam, Asparagus and Jamón); Wagyu 5+ MB rib eye on the bone for two; and a Truffle Crème Brulee Foam (Truffle Honeycomb, Rhubarb, Crème Fraiche Ice cream and House-made Truffle Honey).Circa 1876 quite literally brings the ‘farm to fork' ethos to life as guests overlook the organic kitchen garden that their food came from just beyond their plate. The delicate fresh quail eggs are also gathered from our onsite Japanese quails.Reservations are recommended. You can book online or reservations will be happy to arrange it for you. Opening Hours; Open 5 days a week (Friday - Tuesday)Lunch: 12.00pm to 2.30pmDinner: 5.30pm to 9.00pm Restaurant Bookings;As Circa 1876 is one of Hunter Valley's most popular fine dining restaurants, bookings are essential. Please book online or call +61 2 4998 4999 to make your booking today.
Curry myrtle smoked emu fillet, with peach gastrique, macadamia paste, asparagus, Warragal greens, and caramelised peach potato tuile.
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