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Shakey Tables Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
Australian, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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1476 Wine Country Drive | North Rothbury, Pokolbin, New South Wales, Australia
+61 2 4938 1744
18:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 18:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 15:00
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Newcastle, Australia
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 18 February 2017

Went here for a desgustation night with wine matching. This was part of a viticulture course I was doing to give us more of an insight on relationship between wine and food and variation between wine from differing countries. I must say this was a great night out and to this day I have retained the menu so I can... More 

Thank gadabout451
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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112 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017

We never did work out how this restaurant got its name, as none of the tables did shake. The greeting upon our arrival was very warm and the service always excellent. The menu offered an original selection of dishes, many of which were based on produce from the owners' farm. I opted for "Ballontine of Pigeon" with prune and black... More 

Thank John G
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45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 December 2016

I have been dining & staying here for over 10 years and its always been great. The overnight package with dinner & breakfast is a bargain and saves the taxi home. Menu changes fairly regularly with the exception of a couple of famous deserts.

Thank Phil V
Brisbane, Australia
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19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016

A local winery recommended it to us and we were not disappointed. The setting was beautiful in the bush away from the road. The food and wine was excellent. They grow and bottle their own wine as well as raise the pigs that end up on the menu . I would highly recommend Shakey Tables if you are looking to... More 

Thank Peter S
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Great food and personable service. The homegrown pork was excellent and well worth eating. Even being served the wrong main (which I didn't notice until the dessert menu came out, it was the that good) it was a great evening. Enjoy the experience before it closes at the end of the year.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Newcastle, Australia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

My husband and I had dinner at Shakey Tables on Friday night and we are both extremely disappointed that we've only just been there and the restaurant is closing in December. The food was absolutely amazing. I'm always impressed when the food comes out hot as we've had many luke warm meals, but at Shakey tables everything was perfect. The... More 

Thank Tangro
Beverley, United Kingdom
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145 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016

We ate here on consecutive nights as we were staying at the Hunter Country Lodge on a midweek, two night package. The welcome and service throughout both evenings was excellent. Night 1 Sage & Onion Dumpling w/cauliflower puree Pork Belly w/braised octopus Apple & Chestnut stuffed suckling pig Char Grilled Waygu Steak w/parsnip Crushed & roasted baby potatoes Steamed seasonal... More 

Thank AHWBeverley
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 September 2016

had dinner at Shakey tables last night. Great food. So very innovative. Great flavours and well presented. A treasure so make sure you visit this restaurant.

Thank Yvonne P
Sydney Australia
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374 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 521 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2016

Shakey Tables is very expensive and therefore you would expect the food to be way above the ordinary. We don't mind paying big dollars but then we must have high expectations. Unfortunately our expectations were not met. I love bouillabouse and have been fortunate to savour bouillabouse in Southern France where the dish is considered the masterpiece of Provence cooking.... More 

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39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

We visited Shakeu Tables for the weekend dinner. Every single dish was incredible and made with love. Beef carpaccio with the wild mushrooms for the entre sooo yummy and fresh. Our favourite was the pig... For sure little pig had a happy and loved life because it was so tender and flavour was unforgettable. We ordered all desserts and all... More 

Thank Weronika T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Australian, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1476 Wine Country Drive | North Rothbury, Pokolbin, New South Wales, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Newcastle  >  Pokolbin
  • Phone Number: +61 2 4938 1744

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?