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Casuarina Estate Restaurant & Cafe - CLOSED

1023 Hermitage Rd, Pokolbin, Cessnock, New South Wales 2320, Australia
+61 2 4998 7730
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“flambe” (5 reviews)
“beef” (2 reviews)
“chef michael” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
French, Asian, Australian
1023 Hermitage Rd, Pokolbin, Cessnock, New South Wales 2320, Australia
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Reviewed November 15, 2017

My wife and I attempted to go back to the Casuarina again but were concerned that no one was answering the phone. When we arrived at the restaurant, it was closed and no one was there. We subsequently were told that the owner had closed...More

Date of visit: October 2017
8  Thank Joel H
Reviewed October 8, 2017

We were pleased to see one of our favourite restaurants had re-opened after being closed for a few years. The flambes were back on the menu and we couldn't wait to try them again! we chose the steak tartare as an entree - prepared at...More

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank gemleo
Reviewed October 2, 2017 via mobile

My wife and I were so pleased to hear that Chef Michael is back, and brought the awesome flambé specials back to the Casuarina Restaurant. We had wonderful memories of eating the couples flambé back in the 90's. When we heard that Chef Michael was...More

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank Joel H
Reviewed August 31, 2017

I have had the privilege to travel and eat at many restaurants around the world and so i visited Casuarina on a recommendation and must say that the food is to die for. Chef Michael did the most amazing meal, lamb melts in your mouth...More

Date of visit: August 2017
1  Thank Kimble22
Reviewed August 9, 2017

I went with a group of friends and we had a fantastic night out. The food was delicious, well portioned and there was a bit of a show! I had the Hunter Beef Flambe which was seriously tasty, but even better we got to watch...More

Date of visit: June 2017
1  Thank Kristen G
Reviewed July 29, 2017

Casuarina Estate restaurant has undergone a fabulous make-over. We dined with friends and enjoyed excellent cuisine and service. Chef Michael Watson dishes were fabulous, can recommend the flambe beef cooked to perfection at the table, its great to be able to talk with the chef...More

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank Retiredwino
Management response:Responded August 9, 2017

Thank you so much for your kind words Retiredwino, hope to see you again soon! If you enjoyed the Hunter Beef Flambé, I would recommend the Chicken and Prawn Jambalaya Flambé - they are my two favourites.

Reviewed July 26, 2017

Been 15 years since I loved Casuarina restaurant and Chef Michael is back, at our dinner last night the restaurant is only a few weeks newly opened. With his wonderful at-table cooking experience- we shared a delicious steak tartare prepared before our eyes, then a...More

Date of visit: July 2017
1  Thank IslandAmber
Management response:Responded August 9, 2017

Thanks for visiting IslandAmber! We are so pleased that you have come back to visit us after all this time, I hope you enjoyed your meal. We are very lucky to have Chef Michael back at Casuarina.

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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$16 - US$110
French, Asian, Australian
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1023 Hermitage Rd, Pokolbin, Cessnock, New South Wales 2320, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Newcastle  >  Cessnock  >  Pokolbin
  • Phone Number: +61 2 4998 7730
  • E-mail
Casuarina Restaurant is a fine dining restaurant, originally made famous by master chef Peter Meier, and a dedicated team, for a menu that included flambé meals and desserts. Housed in a heritage dining room, the elegant space and spectacular food combine to something truly memorable. Our purpose is to offer our guests a dining experience that is synonymous with elegance. The newly renovated dining room and bar have been modernised with a nod to the building’s heritage, featuring dark vaulted ceilings and stunning modern chandeliers. Casuarina has a long history of exceptional food and wine service, and has been a multi award winning restaurant.
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