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Verandah Restaurant

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Palmers Lane, Pokolbin, New South Wales NSW 2320, Australia
+61 2 4998 7231
12:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Wed 12:00 - 15:00
Thu - Sun 12:00 - 22:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2015 via mobile

Incredible food - we had four dishes between 2 people and that was more than enough- very generous portions! My pick were the zucchini flowers stuffed with house made ricotta, crumbed with quinoa and served with pesto and chick pea salad. We also had a trio of oysters, morchilla crusted scallops with almond purée and baby apples, and duck with... More 

2 Thank Xavier E
Maitland, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

We had a relaxing Sunday Lunch for two. We had not tried Tapas before, we ordered 3 dishes which was plenty for lunch time plus dessert. The food was delicious, the staff were brilliant and the view from the verandah was most pleasant. This is a restaurant we will absolutely come back to.

3 Thank MelindaM1350
Sydney, Australia
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2015 via mobile

Got a table for four on the veranda with an amazing view!! Great atmosphere and wonderful food - ordered 5 dishes which were all delicious and full of delicate flavours... really friendly and attentive service. Will most definitely be back!!

2 Thank traveller_steph7
Newcastle, Australia
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2015

We had lunch here on a sunday with family, seated on the verandah and it was just beautiful. Such a relaxing way to spend the afternoon, service is always good as is the food. We have been a few times and it is one of our favourite restaurants in the Hunter.

2 Thank Danbelsofh
Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2015

I agree with the other folks who have suggested that the tapas tower is not really "tapas" as the Spanish know it, but apart from that we enjoyed the food and the view and the selection of local wines. The service was attentive but I rather resented the waitress telling me to say "please" and "thank you". She did it... More 

Thank Mark M
Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2015 via mobile

Went for dinner on a Saturday night. Place wasn't too busy but I would recommend making a booking. Food was amazing and came out in a reasonable time. Staff were very helpful and friendly. Had the arancini balls, scallops, zucchini flowers, pork belly, beef cheeks, and croquettes. All dishes were delicious - definitely recommend a visit.

1 Thank blighni
Brisbane, Australia
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2015 via mobile

We decided to do the tapas tower after we missed the lunch cut off of 3pm. We figured that it mustn't be too bad if it was $80 per tower (suit 2 people) Staff were very friendly so no complaints there. However, the tower arrived which resembled a deep fried meat lovers delight. I'm not a Veg by any stretch... More 

1 Thank Kelly L
Southern Highlands, Australia
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2015 via mobile

Tapas are a Spanish bar snack- this version does not come close to it. Highly overpriced food and wine, served in daggy outdated surroundings, this restaurant is best avoided. Staff was condescending.

Thank Nick B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2015 via mobile

I was very much looking forward to our visit to the verandah restaurant having heard such great things about it... But the food was not great. The meats were all dry and temperature variation within each meal quite strange. The staff were all lovely but it was hard to justify quite high prices for food that wasn't anything special.

1 Thank Rcicala
Sydney, Australia
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2015 via mobile

A very disappointing dining experience. Despite a pleasant setting on the verandah the food was unrefined and way overpriced. There are many more much better options for dinner in the area,

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, Australian, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Palmers Lane, Pokolbin, New South Wales NSW 2320, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Newcastle  >  Pokolbin
  • Phone Number: +61 2 4998 7231

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?