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Esca Bimbadgen Restaurant

790 McDonalds Rd | Pokolbin, Pokolbin, New South Wales 2320, Australia
+61 2 4998 4666
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Overview
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good27%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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CUISINES
Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
790 McDonalds Rd | Pokolbin, Pokolbin, New South Wales 2320, Australia
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Reviewed 3 August 2016

We were so looking forward to dining at Esca as our last two times were flawless and close to flawless. We've been in total five times previously and thought it was getting up to the level of Muse Dining and Exp. Their prices are right...More

1  Thank uninspiredbea
BimbadgenManager, Guest Relations Manager at Esca Bimbadgen Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2017

Hi. Thank you for your review. We are sorry to hear your experience wasn't 100% satisfying. Hopefully, you could give us another opportunity in the future.

Reviewed 1 August 2016

Came here with my partner for lunch and the views over the vineyard are outstanding. The food was good quality as well as the wine and we would definitely come back. I would suggest coming here in the day as opposed to night as you...More

Thank Sam F
BimbadgenManager, Guest Relations Manager at Esca Bimbadgen Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2017

Hi. Thank you for your review. We are glad you had a good time, and you have enjoyed your meal. Hopefully, we will see you again soon.

Reviewed 1 August 2016

Esca's decor has stood the test of time however the food seems to vary drastically from lunch to dinner. Not sure what is going on here but lunch is still worth a visit. Our last visit for dinner was very disappointing but it was a...More

Thank Papoon
BimbadgenManager, Guest Relations Manager at Esca Bimbadgen Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2017

Hi. Thank you for your review. We are glad you had a good time. Hopefully, you could give us another opportunity in the future.

Reviewed 31 July 2016

We visited Esca restaurant on the Bimbadgen vineyard for Sunday lunch. The restaurant looked out over the vineyard and the helicopter landing point! We came by car! The look was contemporary and clean. We were welcomed in a friendly way by the maitre d and...More

Thank madcatwoman
BimbadgenManager, Guest Relations Manager at Esca Bimbadgen Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2017

Hi. Thank you for your review. We are glad you had a good time, and you have enjoyed your meal. Hopefully, we will see you again soon.

Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

We had a beautiful lunch for two here, mid-week in July so it was quiet and lovely. The service in the restaurant was excellent. We were served by Luke who really knew the menu and the wines. And he was a friendly character too. We...More

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BimbadgenManager, Guest Relations Manager at Esca Bimbadgen Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2017

Hi. Thank you for your review. We are glad you had such a great time, and we will pass this feedback onto our staff, looking forward to welcoming you back!

Reviewed 30 July 2016

We were staying at the H Hotel next door to the winery, and decided to eat at Esca's so we could walk there and back. It turned out to be a great decision as the food and the service were excellent, accompanied by very good...More

Thank Karends1101
BimbadgenManager, Guest Relations Manager at Esca Bimbadgen Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2017

Hi. Thank you for your review. We are glad you had a good time, and you have enjoyed your meal. Hopefully, we will see you again soon.

Reviewed 28 July 2016

We visited Esca Bimbadgen at lunch time on a Thursday in July. Staff was great, very welcoming and professional. We've been sat at a nice table outside on the terrace upstairs. We had time to look at the menu but our order was quickly taken....More

Thank Thomas D
BimbadgenManager, Guest Relations Manager at Esca Bimbadgen Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2017

Hi. Thank you for your review. We are glad you had a good time, and you have enjoyed your meal. Looking forward to welcoming you back!

Reviewed 28 July 2016

Beautiful location. Amazing food and fabulous service. Would highly recommend lunch at this restaurant. I sat and watched several kangaroos enjoy their time in the sunshine

Thank Melissa P
BimbadgenManager, Guest Relations Manager at Esca Bimbadgen Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2017

Hi. Thank you for your review and your kind words about the venue. Looking forward to seeing you again!

Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Very nice meal & prices were good. Nice Size meals for me. Staff very nice & pleasent. Would definitely go again.

Thank Drew291
BimbadgenManager, Guest Relations Manager at Esca Bimbadgen Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2017

Hi. Thank you for your review. We are glad you had a good time hopefully we will see you again soon.

Reviewed 22 July 2016

After many fabulous lunches at Esca over the years, my last visit some months ago had been disappointing. Happily, a new chef is now weaving his magic with an interesting menu. There were eight of us on this occasion, celebrating a “milestone” birthday. We started...More

1  Thank Glynis031
BimbadgenManager, Guest Relations Manager at Esca Bimbadgen Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2017

Hi. Thank you for your review. We are glad you had a good time, and you have enjoyed your meal. Hopefully, we will see you again soon.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$31 - US$39
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 15:00
Monday
12:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
Saturday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 790 McDonalds Rd | Pokolbin, Pokolbin, New South Wales 2320, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Newcastle  >  Pokolbin
  • Phone Number: +61 2 4998 4666
  • E-mail
Description
Esca Bimbadgen is situated high on a hill in the heart of Hunter Valley Wine Country. Dedicated to the art of food & wine matching, Esca's modern Australian cuisine, fresh local and home grown produce and spectacular views make for a truly memorable dining experience. Esca's contemporary restaurant design features large glass windows and an open balcony allowing guests stunning wine country views over the Bimbadgen vineyards to the Brokenback ranges. Esca Bimbadgen is a regional restaurant, that uses produce sourced locally or grown on the Estate including lemons, figs and fresh herbs.
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