Planning your Hunter Valley getaway

Planning your Hunter Valley getaway

The Hunter Valley is reopening and we can’t wait to welcome you back! Whether you’re a Hunter Valley regular, or visiting for the first time, we’d love to recommend our favourite restaurants, they are the créme de la créme!

Staying at McCaffrey’s Estate you won’t have to travel far to experience award winning restaurants, unique experiences or to meet the local family owned and operated venues that make this region so special.

Hermitage Road is filled with hidden gems within just a few kilometres of our door. Let us help you plan your next adventure!

Restaurants listed by proximity to McCaffrey’s Estate:



Restaurant Botanica

This award-winning restaurant is located at Spicers Vineyards Estate, a short walk from our property. The ambience and food, most of which is grown in the kitchen garden, is seasonal and fresh modern Australian cuisine.

Open for lunch Friday-Sunday from 12.00pm and dinner seven days from 6.00pm (bookings essential)

Two Fat Blokes

Famous for their wine tours, the Two Fat Blokes Deli is open 9.00-3.00pm for all your cheese and antipasto goodies. You can pop in and gather your picnic items or call ahead and pre order. And if you are feeling hungry or need a coffee the Kitchen is open 7 days 9.00 – 3.00pm

Ironbark Hill Brewhouse

Beer, wine and lunch served daily overlooking the vines. This micro-brewery and cellar door is open 7 days 10.00-5.00pm & later on a Friday evening. Easy access via the Around Hermitage Cycleway and located less than one kilometre away, live music on weekends and the best pizza oven in town!

Yellow Billy

Food designed to be shared, cooked over a custom-built fire-pit, with mouth watering flavours.  A great place to enjoy with friends, whatever the weather with both indoor and outdoor seating. Located at Piggs Peake Winery, Yellow Billy is open Wednesday-Sunday for lunch only and dinner also available on Friday & Saturday evenings

Estate Tuscany

Stunning views over the Brokenback Mountains and neighbouring vineyards can be enjoyed from both the bar and the award-winning restaurant.

Dine in & takeaway café style menu available 7 days in the Brokenback Bar, where you can also enjoy the roaring open fireplace in the winter months. The Mill Restaurant is open 7 days for breakfast from 8.00-10.00am, dinner from 6.00pm and for lunch on Saturday & Sunday 12.00-3.00pm. With rustic charm and local produce, you will find this wonderful venue located within 3km of McCaffrey’s Estate along Hermitage Road.

Hunter Valley Resort

Takeaway dinner menu available 7 days from 5.00-7.00pm. Breakfast from 7.30-10.30am, lunch from 12.00-4.00pm, and dinner 6.00-8.00pm. Burgers, pizzas, salads and mains available along with a children’s menu. Microbrewery and horse riding all onsite.

Muse Kitchen

Award winning European Bistro style restaurant, located in the courtyard of Keith Tulloch’s winery, a stunning venue awaits. Outstanding experience for all occasions. Open for lunch from Wednesday-Sunday 12.00-5.00pm or dinner on Saturday evenings from 6.00-10.30pm. Alfresco dining available. You can also visit the cellar door of Keith Tulloch’s Wines and sample beautiful artisan chocolates downstairs at Coca Nib

The Gates at Leogate

If food and wine inspiration is what you’re after, you’ll find it in abundance at Leogate Estate’s fine dining restaurant, The Gates. The restaurant has both an a la carte offering as well as a premium degustation menu expertly curated with Leogate Estate award-winning wines to match each course. The Gates is renowned for their dry aged steaks.

Located a short drive away on Broke Road there is a courtesy bus available. Open for lunch Thursday-Monday 11.30-3.30pm and dinner Friday & Saturday 6.00-9.00pm.

Enzo Café

Best coffee and breakfast in the Hunter Valley! Located in a beautiful setting at the Peppers Creek complex on Broke Road, only a 10-minute drive. Lovely location for breakfast, lunch or something in between. Highly recommend making a reservation as this venue is not only popular with tourists, but a local favourite too. Breakfast 8.00-10.45am and lunch 12.00-3.00pm 7 days.

And while you are planning your adventure, don’t forget to book in a wine tasting at McCaffrey’s Estate, our family operated cellar door, Declan is looking forward to sharing our wines with you!

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