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Wandin Wine Bar and Diner

$$ - $$$
Australian, Spanish, Wine Bar
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12 Wilderness Rd, Lovedale, Cessnock, New South Wales 2320, Australia
+61 2 4930 9888
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Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2016

We've been here many times before and it never disappoints - great food and service, followed by an excellent cellar door experience. We'll be back again.

Thank Tracey S
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30 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2015 via mobile

Last time we were here was a couple of years ago. It was unbelievable then. NOW = terrible!! There's no freshness with thefood, there's no creativeness with the meals. Where's all the beautiful share plates went to?? It was always funky, and staff were so friendly but now it's the complete opposite. Such a loss for Lovedale

Thank EricaP56
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2015

Service was bang on the day we visited. Food came piping hot, well presented and most importantly all tasty. Loved the ability to order half portion of some of the 'divvy' dishes which made it easy to have a cheap, quick bite. We had the squid & the pork belly - both delicious!

Thank kylie_l_c
Hunter Valley, Australia
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2015

My husband and I both really enjoyed our 'Date Night' at Wadin. The service was very good, the food was tasty and I was pleased with the serving sizes. The wine was also very delicious and I look forward to our next visit

1 Thank Shniba
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38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2015

Lovely outdoor seating. Tapas delicious, we tried handmade chips and garlic aioli and stuffed mushrooms. Home made lemonade was very nice. The staff friendly.

Thank ElizaMaitland
Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2015

A group of five of us have been going to the Hunter Valley each June for the last five years. Wandin has always been our lunch stop on the Friday. Each year we have looked forward to our lunch however this year we were extremely disappointing. The waitress was disinterested, she did not want to turn the heater on even... More 

Thank Kathleen B
Medowie NSW
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2015 via mobile

This was my fourth visit to this restaurant with the last few years being amazing. This time I felt it lacked any ambience and the food was average. Lunch was quite pricey and we are usually happy to pay that for the quality we have gotten but this year it was sadly lacking. Such a shame after all these years... More 

Thank Binnies
Sydney, Australia
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2015

I've been to Wandin 3 times over the same amount of years and have loved it every time. If you're in the mood for tapas, this is the place to go. A great selection of food and the atmosphere is lovely, sitting out on a big deck overlooking their grounds. There are so many fine dining places to chose for... More 

Thank Lucy M
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39 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2015

We visited Wandin Valley 2 years ago and enjoyed the tapas lunch so we decided to go back again. Food didn't disappoint although some of my favourite choices were no longer on the menu. Enjoy some wine tasting beforehand so you can choose a bottle to go with lunch. Don't forget to book.

Thank suebip
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28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2015 via mobile

We took a casual drive through the vineyards and decided to give Wandin Valley a try. The Tapas menu looked very enticing however the fancy names on the menu didn't live up to expectation. The food was nothing more than what you'd get from a local cafe or pub meal. Chicken was just crumbed & deep fried with a very... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Australian, Spanish, Wine Bar
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 Wilderness Rd, Lovedale, Cessnock, New South Wales 2320, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Newcastle  >  Cessnock  >  Lovedale
  • Phone Number: +61 2 4930 9888

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?