Circa 1876
Modern Australian
  • 64 Halls Rd,
    Pokolbin, NSW
  • (02) 4998 4998,
  • Lunch daily noon-3pm;

    Dinner daily 6.30pm-10pm

Circa 1876

The heritage building is key to Circa's charm, and its tiny lounge is the place to sit and have dessert as you contemplate history - apple pie ice-cream with granola-style toffee crumb, say, with a Hunter Valley sticky to draw out the apple flavour. The food at Circa is diligently sourced from its kitchen garden, beehives and chicken coop, with a focus on greater Hunter Valley produce. This is showcased in entrées of local rabbit terrine, served warm with honey-glazed carrots, and crisp-skinned quail with smoked beetroot, goat's cheese and a lovely spice note of garam marsala. Beef tenderloin with cauliflower purée and king brown mushrooms has big flavour (good with a glass of Hunter shiraz) and the lamb rack comes pink, with pea purée, smoked yoghurt and kipfler-asparagus hash. The room is vast and countrified, and, come the weekend, the surrounding gardens become the site for wedding parties. A pretty picture.

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At a glance

  • Wine:
  • Three glasses
  • Price:
  • 2 courses $75

    3 courses $95

    5 courses $120


  • Feature:
  • Licensed
    Wheelchair Access
    Outdoor dining
    Private room
    Impressive Wine List
  • Cards:
  • American Express
    Diners Club
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings essential
  • Chef:
  • Trent Barrett


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