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Muse Restaurant

Travellers' Choice award winner
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2450 Broke Rd, Pokolbin, New South Wales 2320, Australia (Formerly Muse Restaurant & Cafe)
+61 2 4998 6777
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12:00 - 15:30
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 15:30
Wed - Sat 18:30 - 22:00
Sat 12:00 - 15:00
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

I'm trying to think about what to write and my mouth is watering remembering what we are that night. The food was beyond our expectations it was truly amazing that 70 hour slow cooked wagyu is unlike anything I've ever tasted it was perfect 10/10. I opted for the vegetarian entree and it had so much flavour and substance that... More 

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Thank Amanda N
Sydney
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39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

We had our luch there. The food was presented great. However the taste was ok for me. This is this kind of place where you need to visit to try but didn't catch my heart. Worth trying but I don't think I will be back. Tried and that's all. Wine was matched good.

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Thank Weronika T
Singapore, Singapore
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2016

We were lucky enough to snag a walk in on a Sunday lunchtime. The place was full but they were very professional and found us a table. Service and food was fantastic and the Muse Coconut dessert lives up to its reputation and is a MUST. Not sure about the garlic chocolate ice cream though, we were not fans but... More 

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Thank exctb
Sydney, Australia
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124 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

There is much acclaim for Muse from both critics and friends alike with good reason. Sitting next to the Hungerford Hill cellar door, the premises are wonderfully rustic and charming. Having a toddler can be tricky in any dining situation but for our Saturday lunch sitting we found many other families in the same predicament, and the ambience caters for... More 

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Thank Mark C
Gosford, Australia
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175 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2016

Lucky enough to have dined at Muse Restaurant recently, and what a delightful experience. It was a -2 degrees night outside but warm and inviting from the moment we walked through the front door. Met but friendly and equally warm staff and taken to our table close to a huge log fire. Not too much wrong with this picture. Then... More 

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Thank Susan T
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

We have been lucky enough to have dined at Muse 4 times in the last 8 months for particularly special occasions. The food and service have been outstanding each time. The sommelier, Stefan, is so welcoming and knowledgeable in his wine suggestions and makes you feel like you're a guest being entertained at his home. He introduced us to a... More 

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Thank Marilyn D
Sydney, Australia
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

What a beautiful dining experience with lovely staff a very homely open fire. Watching the chefs in the kitchen everyone had such easy manner and our waitress was Devine making you feel so welcome and then came the food omg & course degustation and each course in its own right was perfect with the crescendo being the coconut cream and... More 

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Thank ShellSteveK
Greater Sydney, Australia
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24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

We had visited this restaurant 6 years ago and were keen to go again - not disappointed as menu, overall service and presentation plus food still of good quality. The menu was well designed although not extensive. The cuttlefish was nicely done with black ink featured taro chips - followed by the lamb rump - nice use of favours without... More 

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Thank Phil R
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

This service at this restaurant was faultless. The food was exquisite. The setting sensational. I can't speak highly enough of the whole experience.

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Thank Shaylene W
Newcastle, Australia
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

Extraordinary We love to dine out .We have visited here and EXP .We know of the chief changes.But I have to say can't pick the best.My partner and I where split.Our taste buds had an amazing time at both.We spent a weekend up here and sampled both one night after each other.Both need to be added to your bucket list... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$56 - US$164
Cuisine
Contemporary, Australian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Private Dining, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 15:30
Wednesday
18:30 - 22:00
Thursday
18:30 - 22:00
Friday
18:30 - 22:00
Saturday
18:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2450 Broke Rd, Pokolbin, New South Wales 2320, Australia (Formerly Muse Restaurant & Cafe)
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Newcastle  >  Pokolbin
  • Phone Number: +61 2 4998 6777
Description
Muse has become renowned for not only its food but also for its professional and friendly service. Offering a season driven Contemporary Australian menu, the food is fresh and exciting without overcomplicating the ingredients. Using quality produce, sourcing locally whenever possible, the dishes show technique, restraint and respect.

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