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Pipeclay Pumphouse: Restaurant review

Pipeclay Pumphouse


1 Pipeclay La
Mudgee, NSW


Lunch Thu-Sun noon-3pm
Dinner Thu-Sat 6pm-9.30pm


2 courses $55
3 courses $65
7-course dégustation $85
10-course dégustation $125


There are admirable people who embrace farm-to-fork dining to reduce the emissions created by transporting foodstuffs. Chef Andy Crestani adopts farm-to-fork principles to ensure his dishes are fresher, more nutritious and infinitely more flavoursome. Conveniently, much of his produce comes from the Robert Stein vineyard estate on which the restaurant sits. Old World pigs attain a New World sensibility in dishes like roasted pork loin with pork and ham terrine, cauliflower, glazed shallot and roasted peach. A nearby chook shed contributes twice-cooked chicken with a truffled boudin blanc, corn and bacon crumbs. And there's the delicious playfulness of smoked duck breast with duck liver parfait, figs, pear and candied walnut. The interior is as locavore as the produce, with recycled materials from the farm featuring prominently. Wines are pretty much all from the Stein portfolio - and that's no bad thing.

(02) 6373 3998

Bookings essential


  • Licensed
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Outdoor dining

Accepted card types:

  • Eftpos
  • MasterCard
  • Visa

Andy Crestani

This review was made independently for the Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide. The guide's reviewers visit unannounced and pay their way.