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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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Overview
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“tasting plate” (45 reviews)
“short ribs” (7 reviews)
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CUISINES
Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
790 McDonalds Rd | Pokolbin, Pokolbin, New South Wales 2320, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Dined at the restaurant in a group of 9. Menu is very good & we had a variety 2 course meals. The servings are average but end up being quite filling. The restaurant has a simple modern & very relaxing ambience which made us very...More

Thank BrisTravel1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food is as only average there was not much Flavor to the dishes the staff very friendly I will give Esca one more go maybe I have a cold so my taste buds are off pitch See you next time

Thank Dalla11
BimbadgenManager, Guest Relations Manager at Esca Bimbadgen Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi. Thank you for your review. We are sorry to hear your experience wasn't 100% satisfying. Hopefully, you could give us another opportunity in the future.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Today we had lunch for a family birthday, we were seated and given menus quickly while waiting for all guest to arrive. We ordered a glass of red and waited some time for it, the waitress never returned with it untill asking another where it...More

Thank Ajade987
BimbadgenManager, Guest Relations Manager at Esca Bimbadgen Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi. Thank you for your review. We are sorry to hear your experience wasn't 100% satisfying; we will be speaking to our staff about the issues you have mentioned. Hopefully, you could give us another opportunity in the future.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Esca has long been the destination of choice for many in the hunter, especially for lunch. I'm surprised its been over 4 years since my last visit. Our group were lucky enough to sample a lot of the menu. There wasn't a single thing yhat...More

Thank Marcus B
BimbadgenManager, Guest Relations Manager at Esca Bimbadgen Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi. Thank you for your lovely review. We are glad you had a good time, and you have enjoyed your meal, looking forward to welcoming you back!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My partner and I decided to drive to Hunter Valley for the day. As usual i decided to go for lunch Esca Bimbadgen. The restaurant lived true to its form and delivered a delicious meal. From the moment we arrived to the moment we left,...More

Thank WTC2092
BimbadgenManager, Guest Relations Manager at Esca Bimbadgen Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi. Thank you for your lovely review. We are glad you had such a great time, and we will pass this feedback onto our Chefs, looking forward to welcoming you back!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had the Moreton Bay Bug starter and my goodness it was incredible. I thought I was on the set of Masterchef! Unfortunately I then had the Lamb main dish and ended up leaving more than half of it- too fatty and inedible. Overall for $75...More

Thank alexmartinez2602
BimbadgenManager, Guest Relations Manager at Esca Bimbadgen Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi. Thank you for your review. We are sorry to hear this was your experience; we will be speaking to our Chefs about the issues you have mentioned. Hopefully, you could give us another opportunity in the future.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a beautiful lunch today. Beautiful setting, great service. The food and wine was 5 stars. All four of us will return. Thank you Esca for a memorable day.

Thank DiannaGleeso
BimbadgenManager, Guest Relations Manager at Esca Bimbadgen Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi. Thank you for your review. We are glad you had such a great time, looking forward to welcoming you back!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We dined as a family of three on a Friday night. We took advantage of the Bimbadgen Estate Cellar door being open until 7pm to taste some wines before dining. The food was of an exceptional standard with some very interesting food combinations to choose...More

Thank SchultzWamberal
BimbadgenManager, Guest Relations Manager at Esca Bimbadgen Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi. Thank you for your review. We are glad you had such a great time, and we will pass this feedback onto our Chefs, looking forward to welcoming you back!

Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

Liked it very much , a little more variety of dishes on the menu would of been preferable, food was very nice, warm Bread & Warm olives starters, were so delicious, Chicken confit was beautiful, & lemon panacotta was amazing , the only thing that...More

Thank Maria K
BimbadgenManager, Guest Relations Manager at Esca Bimbadgen Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hi. Thank you for your review. We are glad you had such a great time, and we will pass this feedback onto our Chefs, looking forward to welcoming you back!

Reviewed 11 July 2017

We dined at Esca on Saturday evening. We chose the 2 course A-la Carte menu for $60pp and I was a little dubious about it being worth the $60 but the dishes were just lovely. I had the vegetarian option of the mushroom gnocchi and...More

Thank Jenni W
BimbadgenManager, Guest Relations Manager at Esca Bimbadgen Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hi. Thank you for your review. We are glad you had such a great time, looking forward to welcoming you back!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$31 - US$39
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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
Business meetings, View, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 15:00
Monday
12:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
Saturday
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
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.
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