Restaurant Reviews

The Zin House: Restaurant review


329 Tinja La
Mudgee, NSW


Lunch Mon noon-1.30pm, Fri-Sun noon-2.30pm;
Dinner Fri-Sat 6pm-9.30pm


Mon & Fri 5-course lunch $75
Sat & Sun 6-course lunch $85
Fri & Sat 5-course dinner $75


If, once in a while, someone doesn't get the ethos of The Zin House, it's a reaffirmation that Kim Currie's food is so intimate, so personal, so original and so ego-free that it's almost Zen-like in its pleasure. There's no roller-coaster ride of unfamiliar flavours and techniques; just dishes that tie together the produce, seasons and spirit of the district. In its elegant vineyard setting, produce rules the day. Salmon cured with lemon myrtle liqueur, with smoked-trout pâté, heirloom beetroot and cucumber with a little fresh horseradish cream, say, or ravioli of saffron pasta with three cheeses, garlic, chilli, mushrooms and zucchini. Or a juicy lamb cutlet with an intense tomato and basil sauce, new-season potatoes, and a tomato, rocket and rye corn salad. This is food that zings with a lovely astringency, the sour never far from the sweet. The Zin House is an oasis of passion that illuminates everything from the garden produce to the engaging service.
(02) 6372 1660
Bookings essential
  • Licensed
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Outdoor dining
  • Private room
Accepted card types:
  • Eftpos
  • MasterCard
  • Visa
Kim Currie
This review was made independently for the Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide. The guide's reviewers visit unannounced and pay their way.