Restaurant Eighty Eight at The Convent Hunter Valley

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$41 to $100
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Modern Australian
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Overlooking the Wisteria Courtyard at The Convent, Restaurant Eighty Eight at The Convent - Pokolbin serving Breakfast and High Tea in a more relaxed dining experience than Circa 1876, it strongly focuses on using organic produce that is ethical and sustainable with the vast majority sourced from the Estate’s nearby organic kitchen garden, chicken coop, bee hive and quail eggs from our onsite Japanese quails.

Head Chef Christopher Dzidic have collaborated to create a menu that brings to life the flavours of the kitchen garden’s food and injects hints of quirkiness, influenced by Christopher’s own personality.
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JE
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a great place.
Beautifully quiet and serene.
Service tasteful and polite and never in your face.
The food was delicious and beautifully presented on the outside veranda.
The day was brilliant, only surpassed by the great atmosphere and company.

NL
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience2

Our waiter was very nice, but the food overall wasn’t good. The flavours were confused. The Salmon was well cooked but the accompanying purple potato was hard as a rock and tasteless. The dessert was bright red, I don’t even remember what it was, and the scattered walnuts were rancid.

J
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic service, great food, beautiful setting.
Enjoyed a fantastic 3 course dinner to celebrate out 15th wedding anniversary and 88 didn't disapoint.

OT
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Our host was so lovely and cheerful and food was amazing! Thank for a wonderful experience

S
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

A small menu that is executed perfectly. Delightful service that provides the right balance of attention and space. An intimate restaurant in a beautiful setting.

HR
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Anniversary dinner, romantic and beautiful. Food was excellent as was the service. Will definately go back.

CK
London
32 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2019
Overall2Food3Service3Ambience1

Unfortunately we were 2 of only 4 people in the restaurant which meant zero atmosphere. A shame as some of the food was good but sadly the overall experience was not. It was a Thursday so maybe the weekend would be better.

SP
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

A very relaxing environment perfect for a delicious High Tea experience. Service was excellent, staff were all very friendly. Would definitely recommend to friends and family.

k
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great service and atmosphere for couples to visit. The food is well presented and is delicious. Perhaps offering a few more variety of deserts would be good.

KT
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service and view. Have already recommended it to many of my friends. Cannot rate highly enough

TY
Brisbane / QLD
3 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2018
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Excellent venue in Convent Hotel. limited menu choices and wine list. Food quality was very good and service also good. Due to limited menu you need to review menu before reserving a table.

MD
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2018
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Stunning venue, beautiful food and excellent service from the staff. Couldn’t fault it.

RV
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful venue with friendly staff. Excellent food and good value for money.

s
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2018
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience5

Lovely place however our breakfast reservation was forgotten and the chef had left for the day. The Lady at reception helped us although she wasn't prepared/expecting us for breakfast.

J
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 25 December 2017
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience2

Great location, beautiful estate but poor and overpriced food.

LD
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2017
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

The venue itself is absolutely stunning, and worth visiting for that alone. The service was very good, however the restaurant was virtually empty so not a good gauge of service. The food was a little disappointing. the Lamb in the main course was overcooked, and the Beef Cheeks were dry. The wine was good without being excellent which was also disappointing given you're dining in a supposedly "top" restaurant within one of Australia's best known wine regions!

OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2017
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Great ambience and service. The food was good too. The only thing that hindered our lovely experience was the terrible stench that engulfed the place towards the end of High Tea. The stench was most likely due to the waste disposal unit (truck) that was operational at the time.

OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent evening with great hospitality and food, didn't see the ghost though

RG
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful high tea experience out on the verandah of the restaurant. The Convent is beautiful and well worth a visit. The staff went out of their way to make it a lovely experience, the high tea food was delicious and all made on site.

OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2017
Overall4Food2Service4Ambience3

The restaurant was lovely and staff were pleasant and welcoming, We thought the High tea was very over priced for what you got. The tiny pastries were not the freshest and the tapioca pudding did not make sense with the rest of the food. The sandwiches were nice and it would've been great to have some more savoury food .

OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2017
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

I was a bit disappointed, the food was OK but not great for cost. Also staff not trained I don't think to see outside the square or wait on tables. If a guest doesn't order an entree then you take away the knife/fork. I left my entree knife/fork on the edge of the table near my water glass so they would take it away. I had my water refilled a few times and still my knife/fork sat there. I actually asked them to remove them when dessert was delivered. The menu is very limited which is fine but you would think they would nail the meals but my ribs were dry and so was the beef cheek. We ate at quite a few fantastic restaurants during our time in Hunter Valley and this night was my fiance's birthday and it was our lest favourite to be honest