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Circa  Interior - Circa 1876 at The Convent Hunter Valley, Pokolbin, AU-NSW

Circa 1876 at The Convent Hunter Valley

4.7
4.7
808 Reviews
$41 to $100
Modern Australian
Please note for Wednesday & Thursday or any other dates when Circa 1876 is not available, Restaurant 88 may be open for booking. Click here to check availability and reserve your table at Restaurant 88 today. 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. 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.

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 12 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Modern Australian, Farm-to-table

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–3:30 pm Dinner Wed–Sat 5:30 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (02) 4998 4999

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Diners Club, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Area

    Hunter Valley

  • Cross Street

    Broke Road

  • Parking Details

    Onsite Parking available

  • Public Transit

    Located at the beautiful Convent Hunter Valley hotel, Broke Road, Pokolbin.

  • Entertainment

    The Hunter Valley occasionally plays host to special outdoor concerts in nearby locations Hope Estate, featuring both local and internationally renowned artists such as Bruce Springsteen, Barry Gibb, John Farnham and many more. At The Convent Hunter Valley we have a variety accomodation packages throughout the year to ensure you can experience the best from the Hunter Valley Please visit our website http://www.convent.com.au to view special offers throughout the year.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Circa 1876 Group Booking (30%-Prepaid Deposit)

    $34.50 per person

    Prepaid

    Multiple dates available
    Bookings 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 reservations@convent.com.au
  • Christmas Lunch @ Circa 1876

    $269.00 per person

    Prepaid

    25 Dec 2022 only
    Feel the magic of Christmas with an intimate culinary experience this Christmas Day at the Chef Hatted Circa 1876. Our team of chefs have prepared a special 5 course festive Christmas degustation lunch menu featuring traditional Christmas mains with trimmings, seafood and delectable dessert all designed to delight and surprise your senses whilst complimented by a glass of sparkling wine on arrival! Please contact our Reservations Team reservations@convent.com.au to book or add children or call 02 4998 4999. Adults: $269 per person includes glass of sparkling Teenagers: (13-17 years) $229 per person includes soft drink Children: (4-12 years) 3 course menu $89 per child includes soft drink
  • Christmas Eve Dinner @ Circa 1876

    $199.00 per person

    24 Dec 2022 only
    Enjoy the excitement of Christmas Eve with an intimate culinary experience at the Chef Hatted Circa 1876. Our team of chefs have prepared a special 4 course Taste of Christmas dinner menu featuring traditional Christmas mains with trimmings, seafood and delectable dessert all designed to delight and surprise your senses whilst complimented by a glass of sparkling wine on arrival! Please contact our Reservations Team reservations@convent.com.au to book or add children or call 02 4998 4999. Adults: $199 per person includes glass of sparkling Teenagers: (13-17 years) $179 per person includes soft drink Children: (4-12 years) 3 course menu $79 per child includes soft drink

What 808 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New South Wales

    Best Ambience

  • New South Wales

    Healthy

  • New South Wales

    Romance

  • New South Wales

    Special Occasions

  • New South Wales

    Modern Australian

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  1. KS

    KylieS

    London

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Highly recommend, everything was superb! I will be back.
  2. K

    Keels

    New South Wales

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 August 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience3
    Really poor, I had the kangaroo which tasted how I imagine a myrtle diffuser would. For mains I ordered the pesto risotto which tasted like the Mutti jar pesto from the supermarket. Didn’t even opt to have it as takeaway-and my date didn’t want it either. He ordered the lamb for mains which had been dusted in that orange long life jar Parmesan. He ate most of it. Neither of us ate our desert, I had the chocolate option and he the raspberry concoction. Both were gelatinous and highly processed tasting. Entrees and meals were cold (plates weren’t heated). Food was not at all presented like it was on the website. Palate cleanser was tasty. This was really unfortunate, as I thought it was going to be a real treat.
  3. JO

    JohnO

    New South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was fantasic. We had our 6yo doughter with us the the staff were great with her.
  4. DP

    DavidP

    Tropical North Queensland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    An absolute delight, the food was of an exceptional quality and we will definitely be returning. Be aware that the menu is a set menu though the food will not disappoint!!
  5. KD

    KarynD

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing the special touch of happy birthday in chocolate on a special dessert plate was a nice touch. Staff friendly and attentive would highly recommend you won’t be disappointed.
  6. HS

    HannahS

    New South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible food, service and ambience. Chef provided complimentary tasters along the way. 10/10.
  7. KG

    KateG

    New South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thank you for a really lovely evening, food and service were both exceptional. Since we weren’t staying would be nice to have an area for a pre dinner drink, other than this everything was perfect
  8. NP

    NataliaP

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated my daughter's 21 birthday at Circa 1876. Everything was perfect. Food was delicious and sophisticated. Waters were friendly and attentive. Great ambiance. Highly recommend this venue for special occasions.
  9. DD

    DavidD

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding dining experience all round. 100% Recommend!
  10. JP

    JasonP

    New South Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 July 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    SERVICE AND FOOD WERE VERY GOOD. HAVE EATEN AT OTHER FINE DINING ESTABLISHMENTS AND THERE ARE SOME AREAS THAT COULD BE IMPROVED ON. STAFFING WAS INADEQUATE AND DRINK ORDERS WERE FORGOTTEN. WAITRESS WAS APOLOGETIC, BUT A LITTLE FRAZZLED WITH HER WORKLOAD. FOR THESE PRICES EVERYTHING SHOULD BE SPOT ON.
  11. BW

    BrookeW

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous lunch in a gorgeous, rustic old cottage. The staff were so friendly and couldn’t do enough to assist-made the experience even more enjoyable. The location is also lovely to explore Peppertree wines next door and the beautiful gardens surrounding
  12. DT

    DionT

    New South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely amazing food with service to match. Highly recommend
  13. J

    Jackson

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food with a great setting to go with it. Highly recommend it to anyone.
  14. J

    Julia

    New South Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Meals were fantastic as always. Would recommend a try at least once.
  15. RT

    RobT

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    been here for 25 yrs visiting this menu was too limited and teh quality was not up to standards
  16. LY

    LauraY

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 July 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    We were a group of 7 pax and were told we have to order a fixed 3-course menu. The first course of scallop was good. But we were very disappointed with the Angus beef main course. All the beef came out overcooked. We returned 2 of them and it was done correctly but by then, the mood was no longer there.
  17. K

    Katya

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service second to none ,food was outstanding , ambience amazing! 10/10 Thank you for a wonderful evening out 💕
  18. DG

    DesmondG

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 July 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Menu looks very enticing and promises a lot. Presentation was good and flavours were plenty. However the number of different flavours resulted in a disappointing result. Perhaps less would have been better. ie Too many different flavours in the protein versus the accompanying vegetables. Service was excellent and friendly
  19. S

    Suze

    Adelaide

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a must to add to your itinerary when planning on a trip to The Hunter Valley. Great value for money. You will not leave hungry. The service was delightful and the added treats from the chef were delicious. Food was both visually and culinarily beautiful. Allow yourself time to explore the venue and the picturesque grounds. 10/10
  20. PW

    PeterW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Yet another excellent night at Circa. Food and service were awesome, and everyone had a great night.
  21. JO

    JessicaO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated our wedding anniversary, staff where friendly and attentive, food was amazing and decorative. We loved the ambiance of the restaurant
  22. RG

    RuthG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every morsel from start to finish was mouth watering! Absolutely gorgeous experience.
  23. KB

    KirstyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service was amazing as always! We love the high quality of produce and flavours, along with the on point service which is friendly yet not obtrusive. Such a special place to enjoy delicious food!
  24. CB

    CodyB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 July 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    Definitely not what it used to be, fish over cooked veggies under cook flavours not cohesive, really disappointing
  25. E

    Emma

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every mouthful was absolutely fantastic, highly recommend.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Alsome experience!!.Highly recommended.
  27. J

    Jennyf

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely dining experience at Circa 1876. Food and wine awesome. Wonderful table service. Some extra treats being our wedding anniversary Highly recommend Circa 1876.
  28. JB

    JanetB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, beautifully presented with great service and atmosphere and extras to help celebrate a special occasion. Really appreciated the wide range of gluten free options.
  29. BF

    BradleyF

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful food, great service and great atmosphere
  30. JC

    JustinaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 July 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The food was amazing with a wide variety of dishes to choose from, very complex flavours and wonderfully executed. The recommended wine pairings complemented these dishes nicely. Lovely atmosphere with lots to take in and enjoy - particularly the lounge room.
  31. EF

    ElizaF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing atmosphere, very friendly and knowledgeable staff, and great food - highly recommend
  32. J

    Jason

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Booked Circa 1876 for a 50th birthday celebration and it lived up to all expectations, still dreaming of the food. Even with torrential rain over the weekend, our long lunch with great service, good company, awesome wines and the most outstanding food options made our weekend memorable. We will be back!
  33. W

    Walter

    Denver

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 July 2022

    overall2food5service1ambience1
    The food was excellent but the service was poor. They started packing up the tables and setting up for a wedding within minutes of serving us dessert. If they booked a wedding at 2:30pm, they should have served us dessert earlier. Instead, we had people with ladders and decorations walking around us as we finished off. It spoiled the experience.
  34. TJ

    TarynJ

    New South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful restaurant, food and service both spectacular. Only negative was that the beautiful fire place wasn’t lit and it was pretty cold inside. Will definitely be back!
  35. A

    Anon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, beautiful atmosphere. service was quick. well worth the price
  36. RK

    RichardK

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Modern, fine dining food prepared with a deft touch, delivered in lovely surroundings by pleasant people. Loved it.
  37. ME

    MeaganE

    New South Wales

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything came together for a lovely atmosphere, amazing food and wine choices and great personal attention from staff.
  38. MT

    MazzyT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 June 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    A decadent dinner with good service. The food was delicious, though only one vegetarian option for those who do not eat meat at all. A beautiful restaurant and surprisingly the noise level was quite low considering how busy it was the night we were there.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely delicious food, would definitely keep you wanting more. I’m already excited for the time I get to come back with friends and family. The ambience and the food was a delight.
  40. J

    Jono

    New England

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing fine dining experience. Everything was fantastic and it was a memorable evening. Some of the dishes had fun theatre, e.g. the smoked pork belly came in a glass cloche full of smoke that was impressive when released.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Circa 1876 at The Convent Hunter Valley is rated 4.7 stars by 808 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 12 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Circa 1876 at The Convent Hunter Valley

64 Halls Road, Pokolbin, AU-NSW 2320

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Broke Road

  • Area

    Hunter Valley

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–3:30 pm Dinner Wed–Sat 5:30 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Modern Australian, Farm-to-table

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    Onsite Parking available

  • Public Transit

    Located at the beautiful Convent Hunter Valley hotel, Broke Road, Pokolbin.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Diners Club, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Entertainment

    The Hunter Valley occasionally plays host to special outdoor concerts in nearby locations Hope Estate, featuring both local and internationally renowned artists such as Bruce Springsteen, Barry Gibb, John Farnham and many more. At The Convent Hunter Valley we have a variety accomodation packages throughout the year to ensure you can experience the best from the Hunter Valley Please visit our website http://www.convent.com.au to view special offers throughout the year.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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