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“Disappointing 🙁”
Review of Kawul

Kawul
Ranked #14 of 57 Restaurants in Pokolbin
Price range: US$12 - US$37
Description: With respect and gratitude to the Hunter Valley’s first people of the Wanaruah Nation, whose land we eat on today, We present Kawul. A local Indigenous based restaurant in the heart of the Hunter Valley. “ The spirit of Kawul is embodied in the wedge tailed eagle. The Wanaruah see the eagle and know Kawul is looking over them. Protecting them. ” Our focus at Kawul is to look back to the local and native produce used by our ancestors. Jayden and his team focus on creating dishes that complement the land and the region. The use of native bush spices and organic local produce on the mostly vegan menu connects us to our roots.
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Description: With respect and gratitude to the Hunter Valley’s first people of the Wanaruah Nation, whose land we eat on today, We present Kawul. A local Indigenous based restaurant in the heart of the Hunter Valley. “ The spirit of Kawul is embodied in the wedge tailed eagle. The Wanaruah see the eagle and know Kawul is looking over them. Protecting them. ” Our focus at Kawul is to look back to the local and native produce used by our ancestors. Jayden and his team focus on creating dishes that complement the land and the region. The use of native bush spices and organic local produce on the mostly vegan menu connects us to our roots.
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We waited half an hour just to get a menu. We needed to ask. We were told that they didn’t print enough for everyone and there were 2 table groups ahead of us. After finally getting a menu we waited a further half hour to have our order taken. No offer of ordering a drink or explanation. We booked for midday on Thursday in the hope of good service.
We had a hectic trip already with the M1 closed and finding detours. We managed to get some bread and a small glass of wine within 20 minutes of ordering. It was an hour and a half before our main arrived. The food was disappointing - pleasant enough but no promised bush flavours and quite bland.
We had been to Kawul many times before in the old location - going back to days when it was Nanna Kerrs. We have always loved it and booked this adventure for a special occasion. So disappointing!

Date of visit: April 2021
Thank 746ballfamily746
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You'll find this gem situated on a verandah overlooking a vineyard, a great view on a sunny morning. The verandah was a little chilly and the wait for the food was longer than you would expect. However, the bae roll was divine! The brioche and the rosti were nice additions that elevated this humble bacon and egg roll to new heights. It was also reasonably priced, so would definitely recommend this to someone looking for a nice breakfast spot a little off the beaten path.

Date of visit: May 2021
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Thank emwhitnall
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Reviewed 27 March 2021

I'm going to dream about this Barramundi tonight. It was that good that I had to leave my first trip advisor review. .

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 29 January 2021 via mobile

A lovely place with an amazing menu with a focus on native ingredients. Lots of vegan options. Friendly and helpful staff. I had the gnocchi with macadamia cream, warrigal greens and oyster mushrooms and it was divine.

Date of visit: January 2021
Thank sn00by
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Reviewed 28 December 2020 via mobile

What a great find! With most venues closed following Boxing Day, it was such a pleasant surprise to find this excellent dining experience. The staff were friendly, pleasant and super helpful and the food...fantastic! Being used to ‘std’ thin bacon, the thick slice of bacon topped with spicy BBQ basting, was an absolute treat. The rest of the party’s meals were as good, based on their reaction. Definitely be back!

Date of visit: December 2020
Thank 198dennisc
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