Open Wednesday to Sunday
This pleasant and homely restaurant with friendly staff and a log fire serves reasonably priced comfort food next to the Tower Estate Wines and was a recommendation by my hosts at the Hunter Valley Cooperage Bed & Breakfast. The restaurant seems to attract a more local and mature crowd which is a welcome change from the noisier and similar priced Harrigan's Irish Pub and Potters Hotel & Brewery. The prawns were a decent size and quite tasty, the chips crunchy and the steak flavoursome. There was a good variety of steamed vegetables to be had in the side dish too.
For the dessert I would have preferred more crumbling to seal and encase the sweet rhubarb rather than the light sprinkling that came on top but it still satisfied the sugar hit. My medium-rare steak had a slightly charcoal taste in parts on the underside so this was a little disappointing to the taste buds but besides that I'd be happy to revisit as a Hunter Valley dining option in the future.
Camp Oven Prawns - sizzling in garlic & chilli butter and chives $15.50
Angus Rump Steak - 90 day grain fed with chunky chips $19.50
Steamed Greens with toasted almonds $6 (should maybe be called Steamed Vegetables on menu though)
Rhubarb & Apple Crumble with cream anglaise $8.50