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Muse Restaurant

Travellers' Choice award winner
Contemporary, Australian
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2450 Broke Rd, Pokolbin, New South Wales 2320, Australia (Formerly Muse Restaurant & Cafe)
+61 2 4998 6777
Sun 12:00 - 15:30
Wed - Sat 18:30 - 22:00
Sat 12:00 - 15:00
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39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2016

The whole experience here is fantastic. We arrived on a Sunday afternoon half an hour before closing so we had most of the staff to ourselves. It was a fun meal with friendly service and plenty of information about the menu and wines. Delightful setting with the enormous glass windows. Well worthwhile as a special treat.

Thank GoMet75
Sydney, Australia
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43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016

My husband and I had dinner on Saturday night. The food was amzing. It was a degustation dinner. We had the 4 course which was more than enough. The dish of the day would have to be the Muse coconut dessert. The service was also great!

Thank Ritakliro
Hong Kong, China
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016 via mobile

Muse is not your typical Aussie cuisine where they are still experiencing with east meets west fusion. Muse serves one of the best dishes across Australia. The great food starts from chef's amuse boche to dessert. The decor is also amazing. Even if Muse didn't have the decor and view I would still rank it as best Australian restaurant.

Thank S C
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2016 via mobile

Came here for pre Valentines Day, restaurant was fully booked at the time we wanted but staff called to provide us with an earlier time due to a cancellation. The air conditioning was a bit cold but the waiter promptly attended to it and adjusted the temperature which we were very grateful for. We opted for the degustation every dish... More 

Thank KCvelo
Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016

Had the two course option on Sunday night, I had the duck starter followed by the wagyu, and my husband had the sashimi starter then the lamb. Exceptional from start to finish, it was perfection - absolutely faultless dishes.. The extra touches like the amuse bouche, palate cleanser and chocolates to finish made us feel really pampered. The sommelier recommended... More 

Thank Chrissy P
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

My husband and I celebrated our wedding anniversary at Muse. Our expectations were high after reading reviews and Muse definitely lived up to the hype. The service is first class and what you would expect from a fine dining restaurant - very attentive and nothing was too much trouble. Definitely get the tasting menu to get the most out of... More 

Thank Shel35
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

Everything about Muse was lovely. Fabulous food, great service, the most comfortable chairs of any restaurant, great wines, and very generous servings.

Thank David L
Sydney, Australia
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016

Great food. First time there so couldn't go past the tasting plate. We were just like kids in a lolly shop. Quite a few of the dishes are as theatrical as they are tasty! Wait staff were also very well trained, very friendly and efficient. Cannot fault this place! Even the signature dessert was excellent, even though I am not... More 

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Maitland, Australia
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116 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016 via mobile

We visited 'Muse Restaurant' for our 1 year Anniversary dinner. I would rate the whole dining experience to be one of the best in the Hunter Valley. The service, food, and location was exquisite! The Muse Coconut desert is a must.

Thank Tripinator146
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89 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016 via mobile

This is one of the top restaurants in Australia. The cuisine is well thought out and the ingredients used are superb from the Wagyu beef, seafood offerings through to the desserts. The amuse bouche and petite fours offered between courses were also a great addition to the a la carte menu. Each dish presented was complete and just about flawless.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$57 - US$166
Contemporary, Australian
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
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:30
18:30 - 22:00
18:30 - 22:00
18:30 - 22:00
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
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?