Circa 1876

64 Halls Road 2320 Pokolbin Australia Map
Average price AU$125.00
9,1 /10
194 reviews
775 reviews

About the restaurant Circa 1876

Aussie royalty

Circa 1876 is a spectacular regional restaurant that is serving premier cuisine in a five-star contemporary environment. If you’re a lover of fine food and wine then this is the venue for your. Dine under the whimsical luxury of old-world chandeliers in one of Australia’s most picturesque hinterlands, The Hunter Valley, and feast on adventurous dishes that have been sourced locally and organically. The magnificent mix of highly skilled chefs, under the watchful eye of executive chef Trent Barrett, each bring their own unique style and passion to the fore, creating incredibly intricate dishes that look almost too pretty to eat. The menu is rich and bold, and don’t be afraid by going all out by ordering entree, main and dessert. Take a Saturday drive, or go on a mini getaway and treat yourself to a meal at Circa 1876 - you won’t regret it.

Best dish: blue eye cod - scallop and prawn stuffed zucchini flower, watercress puree, sauteed zucchini and bearnaise sauce.

Restaurant prices

Average à la carte price
AU$125.00
(average à la carte price based on a two-course meal excluding drinks)
Prices and menu can change. Those prices don't take into account any promotion and are VAT included.

How to get to the restaurant Circa 1876

How to get there?

  • Car park Onsite Parking available

Opening time

Lunch: 12.00pm to 3.30pm Open 4 days a week . Tuesday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday Dinner: 5.30pm to 9.30pm Open 5 days a week. Friday-Tuesday

Services

  • American Express , Diners Club Card , Mastercard , Visa
  • Air-conditioning , Bar , Wifi
Excellent
9,1 /10
Only clients who have dined at the restaurant, after booking on TheFork, can leave their opinion.
  • 10
    58
  • 9
    59
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    38
  • 7
    19
  • < 7
    20
Food
9
Service
9,1
Setting
9,2
Value for price
Interesting
Noise level
Quiet
Waiting time
Fast
186/194 reviews
Brad M.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
6 /10
Food
6
Service
6
Setting
6
  • Meal date : 16 Feb 2020
- Review being moderated -
Peter L.
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 12 Jan 2020
Quality ambiance, service and food at a reasonable price reflecting the food and service.
Preeti D.
Adventurer
(2 reviews)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 24 Dec 2019
Beautiful ambience, friendly & pleasant staff who were knoedgable about what they were serving. Top quality gourmet dining - great value for money. Old world charm. Well maintained building. Quality service. Will come back again!
Jim S.
Foodie
(13 reviews)
Average Rating
9 /10
Food
10
Service
6
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 24 Dec 2019
Set menus, either 2, 3 or more elaborate 5 or 7 courses but no matter what you choose, the kitchen is turning out amazing dishes, usually with some items grown in the garden outside. Surprisingly for such a fine dining restaurant, some families had their very bored children, a few with headphones from the start. Why come here if that's the case? But for the rest of us, those whose parental IQ might be higher than single digit, it's an amazing meal. The front-of-house is not up to the kitchen's standards but it is the cuisine and presentation that wins the night.
A A.
Foodie
(276 reviews)
Average Rating
9,5 /10
Food
10
Service
9
Setting
9
  • Meal date : 30 Sep 2019
Amazing food, amazing atmosphere, amazing service. Everything you are looking for in fine dining.
Craig D.
Explorer
(4 reviews)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 22 Sep 2019
Atmosphere, service and food were fantastic. A great lunch.
Helen M.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 3 Sep 2019
Our experience at Circa 1876 was awesome! Such a unique experience in a restaurant with so much history! A must to do when visiting the Hunter! Service and food was 5 star!! Thankyou to Karen and the Chef for their attention and warmth! It was appreciated!! A very special experience!!
Ariel L.
Conqueror
(7 reviews)
Average Rating
9 /10
Food
10
Service
9
Setting
7
  • Meal date : 25 Aug 2019
My boyfriend and I booked lunch on Sunday for our very first weekend getaway trip. The food is absolutely delicious at Circa 1876. My boyfriend and I enjoyed very much especially the Smoked Venison Fillet! The only downside from our lunch is the waiting time during the 3 courses. However, we understand and appreciate the delicious and creative food. Also, the big table next to us , the kids were jumping around us were a little unpleasant but again we were carried away by the delicious food. Overall, i must say I'll revisit again:)
Jody W.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 16 Aug 2019
Could not fault the service or the exceptional food, our waiter Brent was fabulous and an absolute asset to the restaurant. Would highly recommend, this was my third visit to the restaurant and I will be dining here every time I visit the Hunter Valley.
Eric L.
Foodie
(14 reviews)
Average Rating
9,3 /10
Food
9
Service
10
Setting
9
  • Meal date : 26 Jul 2019
Great place for a degustation menu
A A.
Foodie
(264 reviews)
Average Rating
6,5 /10
Food
8
Service
3
Setting
7
  • Meal date : 20 Jul 2019
- Review being moderated -
A A.
Foodie
(283 reviews)
Average Rating
6,8 /10
Food
5
Service
9
Setting
8
  • Meal date : 5 Jul 2019
The food and service was lovely however the portions of the food was tiny so when you spend $75 for a two course meal you shouldn’t expect to be hungry afterwards
Paul H.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
7 /10
Food
6
Service
8
Setting
8
  • Meal date : 2 Jul 2019
Great meal, wonderful service and whoever is making desert needs a gold medal ??
Jasper M.
Conqueror
(5 reviews)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 30 Jun 2019
Excellent evening, food was impeccable!
A A.
Foodie
(281 reviews)
Average Rating
4,8 /10
Food
4
Service
3
Setting
8
  • Meal date : 29 Jun 2019
Very disappointing dining experience considering the favorable reviews. Overpriced and food was very very disappointing. Service was mediocre !
Helen H.
Explorer
(2 reviews)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 22 Jun 2019
Food was delicious, well presented, staff were attentive and knowledgeable
Rachel M.
Explorer
(4 reviews)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 22 Jun 2019
Amazing location
Amazing decor
Great food and wine

Overall my partner and I had a great night. We done the chefs 5 course tasting menu. The staff were very attentive and made sure to have a chat with us which we appreciate.

Will return on my next trip to the hunter.
A A.
Foodie
(270 reviews)
Average Rating
9,3 /10
Food
9
Service
9
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 15 Jun 2019
Amazing food service and atmosphere
A A.
Foodie
(274 reviews)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 14 Jun 2019
A great place to celebrate a special occasion.
A A.
Foodie
(262 reviews)
Average Rating
9,3 /10
Food
9
Service
10
Setting
9
  • Meal date : 10 Jun 2019
Excellent food and service
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