Circa 1876 at The Convent Hunter Valley
Circa 1876 Group BookingA$28.50 per personPrepaid
Multiple dates availableBookings of 6 or more people will require a non-refundable deposit of 30%. This will be processed on the credit card supplied at the time of booking. The initial non-refundable deposit is forfeit for cancellations at any time up to and including 7 days prior to your reservation. Any cancellation within 7 days, will attract the full Cancellation Charge of $95pp. For any changes please contact us firstname.lastname@example.org
Circa 1876 Group Booking PolicyA$34.50 per personPrepaid
Multiple dates availableBookings of 6 or more people will require a non-refundable deposit of $34.50 pp. This will be processed on the credit card supplied at the time of booking. The initial non-refundable deposit is forfeit for cancellations at any time up to and including 7 days prior to your reservation. Any cancellation within 7 days, will attract the full Cancellation Charge of $115pp. For any changes please contact us email@example.com
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Tempura Soft Shell Crab**
Celeriac Remoulade, Chilli Jam, Lime, Wakame
Duck Liver Pate**
House Duck Ham, Chestnuts, Pickled & Fresh Grape, Sourdough Croutons
Carrot & Confit Garlic Puree, Charred Pencil Leek, Asparagus, Heirloom Carrot, Port Jus
Beautiful ambiance and amazing food. A very special place to dine when visiting the Hunter Valley!
Very attentive staff. Delicious food, beautifully presented.
Very enjoyable and beautifully presented and flavoured 3-course lunch with 3 tasty treats added. Congrats to Trent Barrett and team at Circa 1876.
Wonderful experience - would recommend to anyone for a special occasion
Wow Wow and Wow. If you are going to the Hunter Valley, be sure to book Circa 1876 at The Convent Hunter Valley into your itinerary. This is an experience from the moment you drive into the property!
I had mothers day lunch, and it was the best meal I've had in a long time. The Circa Strawberries and Cream was amazing!
Awesome food, beautiful location.
Staff very helpful
Food was absolutely divine and the service exceptional. Each dish was better than the next. Circa 1867 will be our one and only choice when visiting the Hunter.
The menu had enough choice to satisfy most. Dishes were of good size & well executed. Would thoroughly recommend as it is just simply a lovely venue.
Great venue. Brilliant food. Outstanding service. One improvement would be extra lighting in the car park
Amazingly delicious food. Chefs can cater to gluten free and it’s so tasty. 10/10 recommend this restaurant.
Our waiter Brent was a wealth of knowledge not just about the food and wine, but the history of the building and surrounds.
A perfect Saturday lunch:
Wagu beef was cooked just right ! Caters well for people with coeliac disease - lots of choices
The building itself was like a piece of colonial Australian art. The food was excellent, although there were not a lot of choices. The staff were outstanding and really helped to make it a very pleasant evening.
The service was exceptional. Surprisingly the entree was bigger than main. The complimentary appetiser at the start set a great start to the night.
I can see how this would be good as a wedding venue but I would never go back for a meal. Unnecessarily huge servings of average quality food, forced to have a three course meal, would expect a lot better for the price.
One of a kind fine dining experience, Brad made it more comfortable and a pleasure! Will definitely be back to Circa when we’re at the Hunter again!
Celebrated an anniversary here recently and it was really beautiful. We had the 3 course vegetarian menus and the food was amazing, and they organised a special ‘Happy Anniversary’ chocolate plate for us. Definitely would recommend.
We expected more from Circa. The food was good, but nothing to write home about, unfortunately. I had asparagus salad for a start and it wasn't made fresh, for main I had duck, which was quiet tender but was missing an acidic note. It was hard to enjoy it without a glass of wine. Likewise for choice of non alcoholic beverages there wasn't much on offer. Desert was lovely though.
As for the ambience it felt more like a big dining room rather than a cosy old cottage. Portions were small, as we expected, so be prepared to get extra sides and drinks. All in all we expected much more for 110$ per head.
Great atmosphere, great service and excellent food
The food was amazing - so tasty and presentation was great. The waitstaff were friendly and knowledgeable. The spacing between courses was perfect.
Fantastic food, good night and service lead to a great night/ anniversary.
Normally Circa 1876 is brilliant - we are always confident making a booking there as the food is wonderful and everything is 5 star. This time it wasn't so unfortunately. Our entree was very overcooked and tough and we didn't feel like we got that normal 5 star experience, and one of the mains was very bland. Disappointed, but fingers crossed the next time is back to normal.
Absolutely a must if you are looking for a special occasion dining experience. Everything was perfect & the service was second to none. I cannot wait to go back. 10/10
Good service, average food for the price. The restaurant needs a good makeover.
We had the most incredible experience! The food was exquisite, the best we have ever eaten! The wine was also delicious!
We will definitely be back!!
Our waitress was fantastic! So lovely and helpful and had extensive knowledge of everything. Can’t wait to come back!
It was an amazing experience. The salted caramel butter served with the sourdough was astonishingly good as a starter and the surprise appetizer really brought my expectation to the next level. The cod with eggplant and bok choy had an Asian twist with suit our tastes pretty good. The deserts are so well presented. In the strawberry ice cream served with both dry and fresh strawberries, which is a nice surprise. The portion is very generous as well. Will definitely come back.
Entree was pretty average, minimal options and not a fan of the dessert.
Food was plentiful and delicious. The service team friendly and helpful. 1876 is a dining experience which I highly recommend.
Food was nice, but some entrees lacked of seasoning
Service very good and friendly
My partner and I were served by very helpful servers and the food was great. They even replaced my entree because I preferred another one. Absolutely 100% recommend this restaurant if you are in the area!! Excellent service and food!!
We had a beautiful dinner for my husbands birthday and our meal was perfect and the restaurant had a great atmosphere. All the staff were very nice and welcoming and very attentive when needed.
Beautiful dining room space.
Service was attentive
Food was sumptuous
Tonight was low level wedding food. Very disappointing given reputation. I understand the business has changed hands in the last 12 months. Steak and Quail both dry and chewy. Impression was that it was all about the beautiful setting and someone forgot to focus on the menu and execution.
A great experience, fantastic food with great service. A really good experience overall!
The food was exceptional and we thoroughly enjoyed it. The service was great too.
Staff were very lovely and kinda, food was delicious
We had a lovely experience. The service was wonderful. I'm not a 3 course person. We would have preferred the option to select 2 course or 3 course.
Food was on the whole really lovely and well presented. The waitress was a lovely lady but clearly overrun, so staffing was an issue, which you just can't do at a restaurant with this price point. We poured our own wine and food was brought out without knowing which table it belonged to. Not exactly a huge issue but disappointing for an anniversary dinner and when you are paying $300 for two.
Circa 1876 at The Convent Hunter Valley is rated 4.6 stars by 563 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.