Circa 1876 at The Convent Hunter Valley
Hands down the best meal I’ve had. Everything was perfectly cooked and flavoured! Such a beautiful place as well. I can not fault anything
Amazing food ! The quality of the produce & all the beautiful flavors , freshly baked sour dough & rye & the little fine details & extras such as infused butters , tiny garden vegetables, to the complimentary starters, the explosion of flavors in every bite of every dish wow so impressed by everything thanks to the staff & chef Trent & Karen
Perfect for special occasions.
The food was delicate where needed and robust where appropriate
Specific food allergies meet with creativity and flavour. Meal was art and delicious.
This was one of the best meals my partner and I have had in a long time. Everything was impeccable and the service on top of it made for a fantastic evening.
I cannot wait for an opportunity to visit this restaurant again and try everything on the menu. The only thing I regret is not getting the 7 course tasting menu!
One of our All time favs! Love this place. Great food, great location.
Absolutely amazing place, second time visited, will definitely coming back! Our special occasions have been made very memorable, thank you CIRCA 1876 😊
We were served by Jordan and she was absolutely amazing. Great knowledge of the history of the place. Will definitely return
Fantastic food and service.
We weren’t overly hungry so the 2-course option was great along with complementary bread, sample plate and pre dessert, was all beautiful.
Much of the food is grown on the property and presented with flair and pride.
Lovely meal with attentive and friendly staff. Highly recommended
It was the best meal we have had for a very long time absolutely beautiful will be telling friends to book when in the area
Will definitely return
Absolutely wonderful meal. The tasters provided by the chef were mouth watering, all the food courses were delicious and presentation immaculate. The staff were friendly and helpful. The aspect out the windows was beautiful and ambience in the room with the exposed beams was warm and cosy. Highly recommend
Great Friday afternoon lunch with quality food and service. Will definitely go there again.
Excellent food and atmosphere.
Thoroughly enjoyed my experience.
The food and service was seconded to none.
Unique venue where the food and service live up to its reputation
Amazing food, great location with real character. The staff were fantastic and we will certainly come back again on our next trip to the Hunter Valley. A not to be missed restaurant in that area.
My family and I loved the dinner experience. Lovely service and delicious food paired with great wine.
One of the best dinners I’ve ever had and I’ve been to a lot of top restaurants. Well done guys
This was our second visit and this restaurant never ceases to impress. Staff are helpful and friendly. Food is amazing and is better then many fine food restaurant in other parts of the world
Flavours were yum. Not cheap but I expect the quality of the produce to be great and it was. Steak was expensive and could have been better cooked. The lamb was undercooked and I could only eat 2 of the 3 pieces as it was barely cooked.
Beautiful old building. Good wine list. Poor beer list. Very noisy as there was a table of about 20 people that also held our food up but that wasn’t a problem for us
Food was spectacular, service excellent and attentive. Thoroughly enjoyed the chefs tasting menu in a beautiful setting.
My boyfriend and I came here for lunch tk celebrate our anniversary. Everything was amazing!! The ambience, staff, food and service was beyond incredible!! Would come again in a heartbeat!
Took some friends from the U.S. They were blown away by the quality and presentation of the food. We already knew. Thanks for a great afternoon.
A few of my overseas friends and I decided for a dinner here on Sunday night. We originally forgot it was a Sunday and showed up on Saturday night to find a wedding party in full swing. Came back on the Sunday night, while not full (only a few tables left).. the high pitched roof still kept the noise to a good level. The food was fantastic, as were the wines. Some of my friends it over the Muse restaurant which we had on the previous Saturday night..
Amazing!!!! We celebrated our wedding anniversary and it was perfect.
Beautiful ambiance, we went recently for our wedding anniversary with my husband, the service was attentive and very nice, the food was good, love how the plates were presented. We were spoil with delicious bread and a plate of deliciousness before our 3 courses. Before our dessert we were surprise with a happy Anniversary Chocolate written plate with sweet treats. It was a pleasant experience.
The food and venue were both beautiful. The staff were knowledgeable and were well versed to recommend paired wines
Have re-booked for January with a larger group. We absolutely loved it!
Dining at Circa 1876 was a very memorable experience. The location is picturesque, romantic and the restaurant was elegantly designed and decorated, creating a truly unique environment.
The waitstaff were very friendly, knowledgable and professional. The preparation and presentation of the food was world class, the flavours were intense and extremely well balanced. Dish after dish my partner and I were more impressed, would absolutely recommend.
We were sat in the corner near the windows, food and service was great but unfortunately it was also the flies final resting place. ( Last count about 6 to flies)
Good was fabulous. Great place to mark a special event. Warm professional staff
I have travelled the world and visited some of the best restaurants but nothing could compare to the Circa, the food was AMAZING. Words don’t do it justice, you have to put this place down as a bucket list item. It’s UNFORGETTABLE !!!!!!!
On our first visit to NSW recommended by my daughter, who had heard good reviews. We were so lucky to have found this venue. The staff were excellent, they did not rush us and gave detailed explanations of the food and wines.
Looking forward to our next trip to Australia, to revisIt this top rate restaurant, for its imaginative quality food.
Chris and Karen Scott
Service was impeccable (Thanks Karen). Food was faultless.
Just a great experience
We visited on my birthday. My partner asked a staff a bday plate she friendly prepared.
All staff did nice service and the food was great.
Wagyu streak was best. We will definitely come back.
We had the 7 course menu and it was absolutely incredible, we were completely blown away by the quality and service. They were very accomodating when we wanted to eat our dessert in the lounge area.
The food was absolutely amazing. We had the 7 course degustation to try a bit of everything, it was however, very slow! The first 4 entree courses took about 30mins between each and then suddenly the mains came out all at once. We were there for just over 3 hours and were so hungry for the first 2, and then sickly full at the finish because we had the heaviest part all at once
Wonderful evening of exceptional food. Jade was a stand-out staff member. Only (if I am being extremely picky) slight negative was constant topping up of wine felt a little pressured to get to the next bottle quicker. Could not fault anything we had to eat and what a delight to not have our meal disturbed by someone else's rugrats. An "adults only" dining experience, what a joy!!
I hadn't been to Circa for a while and I was thrilled that the food was as good or better than ever. We had a lovely evening with perfect food and attentive and thoughtful service.
The only criticism I have is that the local Hunter Valley wine on their list is priced at an incredibly steep mark up. We visited several of the wineries whose wine they stock and marks ups on cellar door retail were at least 300%. They would obviously be paying wholesale so that percentage would be higher. It would be nice to see local wine at a more reasonable price to encourage and promote the local industry.