Restaurant Eighty Eight at The Convent Hunter Valley
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.
Our team has collaborated to create a menu that brings to life the flavours of the kitchen garden’s food and injects hints of country quirkiness!
Group Book Restaurant 88 High TeaA$14.40 per personPrepaid
Multiple dates availableRestaurant 88 bookings of 6 or more people we will require a non-refundable deposit of 30% paid at time of booking. The deposit is forfeit for cancellations at any time up to 7 days prior to your reservations. Any cancellation inside 7 days may attract the Cancellation fee of $48 pp (Fri/Sat/Sun). All changes to bookings need to be communicated in writing to email@example.com
Took my girls for high tea experience. Thought there was a kids option but was the same menu for everyone. We wasted most of the sandwiches and dessert. Sandwiches were made in advance and when we received them the bread was stale. I have been to a few high teas and this was disappointing. This is only catered to adult's only. There was no hot savoury as well. Alittle annoyed about the food but loved the restaurant set up, the staff was lovely but would of been nice to explain what we receive and made sure on the phone that the kids get an adult's serving. Will not be back for high tea but try other menu as this place was beautiful.
This was the best high tea experience! The staff were very friendly and the entire place was absolutely beautiful! Would highly recommend! The food level was a lot for the price and delicious!
Simply wonderful like always.
I booked for the day before Mother’s Day (to avoid the crowds). For my mother and my parents mother.
We were given a private dinning room which was simply amazing.
The Mother’s were so impressed.
Thank you for helping make this a Mother’s Day to remember.
Went for a girls weekend to the Hunter Valley. Booked in for High tea at Restaurant eighty eight. It was absolutely beautiful! The location was lovely, and the service was friendly and accomodating. The food was tasty and generous. Would love to come back soon!
Lovely food, great atmosphere & the staff were brilliant. Highly recommended
Gorgeous setting with wonderful food and outstanding service.
Lovely afternoon and high tea, gorgeous spot and would definitely recommend
Beautiful food, amazing service and quiet, clean and comfortable at atmosphere.
My wife and I went to high tea here I would highly recommend.
This place was fantastic, service was great as was the food. Would highly recommended.
The place was beautiful and the food was delicious. Service was top notch so I would give it five stars.
Lovely intimate restaurant with gorgeous food. Staff were friendly and helpful
Great food & fantastic service. Will definitely dine there again.
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.
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.
Fantastic service, great food, beautiful setting.
Enjoyed a fantastic 3 course dinner to celebrate out 15th wedding anniversary and 88 didn't disapoint.
Our host was so lovely and cheerful and food was amazing! Thank for a wonderful experience
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.
Anniversary dinner, romantic and beautiful. Food was excellent as was the service. Will definately go back.
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.
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.
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.
Amazing service and view. Have already recommended it to many of my friends. Cannot rate highly enough
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.
Stunning venue, beautiful food and excellent service from the staff. Couldn’t fault it.
Beautiful venue with friendly staff. Excellent food and good value for money.
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.
Great location, beautiful estate but poor and overpriced food.
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!
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.
Excellent evening with great hospitality and food, didn't see the ghost though
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.
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 .
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
Restaurant Eighty Eight at The Convent Hunter Valley is rated 4.7 stars by 34 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.