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Muse Restaurant

$$$$, , Vegetarian Friendly
2450 Broke Rd, Pokolbin, Cessnock, New South Wales 2320, Australia
+61 2 4998 6777
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  • Excellent81%
  • Very good13%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“coconut dessert” (48 reviews)
“tasting menu” (52 reviews)
“amuse bouche” (33 reviews)
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Contemporary, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
2450 Broke Rd, Pokolbin, Cessnock, New South Wales 2320, Australia
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We went to Muse for lunch, and the restaurant is great during the day as you can enjoy the beautiful surroundings! We ordered oysters to begin and then 3 courses from the A la Carte menu. These dishes tasted great, portion size was generous and...More

Thank Vishal S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Is only prix-fixe and very far from inexpensive. But the food was great, service impeccable, wine list really nice, a truly nice meal. By NYC standards not all that expensive, but local Oz standards a bit steep. To me well worth it.

Thank Nathaniel B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were super excited to eat here with Muse having a reputation as the best restaurant in the Hunter Valley. The staff on the whole were good, especially the wine lady who was superb. The service was relaxed, which is fine until you want to...More

Thank jenniferhelen92
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having heard of Muse's reputation, I decided to visit with my husband. We had a wonderful time to say the least. For one, we were well taken care of by the kind, hospitable staff. The ambience was great, nice crackling fire in the wintery night....More

1  Thank the_npear
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When I heard that Muse had a vegetarian/vegan menu, I had to try it out - and it didn't disappoint! I doubt that you could get a similar fine dining experience anywhere else in the Hunter Valley. Dishes were creative, interesting and tasty, and the...More

1  Thank rachel0398
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The most amazing restaurant experience in Hunter valley - I definitely recommend this place. The must coconut is a MUST TRY. I can’t wait to go back.

1  Thank TheSydneyFoodie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Muse stands out as the best restaurant in the whole of the Hunter Valley. Why I hear you ask? Well, food quality within an adventurous menu coupled with 1st class service. More than adequate wine selection and cellar door on the way out. Try the...More

Thank Ewebewty
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a wonderfully different experience! The food was innovative and well presented. Jerusalem artichokes - excellent. Poached Murray cod was heaven on a plate! Not a big fan of the Morpeth wombok, but that’s a personal thing. Side dish of charred brassica was not a...More

Thank Liz W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had the pleasure of celebrating a milestone birthday at Muse and it didn't let us down. The food was sensational, testing your pallet with different textures and tastes. We had two kids who dined with us and they were accommodated so well, apart from...More

Thank davidg777
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

From the moment we arrived, we felt like special guests. Great service that was attentive but not overbearing. The food was spectacular. This really was the perfect restaurant for our anniversary dinner. We would most definitely return.

1  Thank larabe6
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Response from Brian H | Reviewed this property |
Taz. Hi it all comes down to your budget> If you can afford the expense Chateau Elan/The Vintage is exceptional. so is Splicers or Peppers. Moderate accommodation there are some boutique estates like nearby on broke rd are... More
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22 October 2016|
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Muse Restaraunt is located at 2450 broke Rd pokolbin ( Hunter valley ) NSW
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$54 - US$157
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Private Dining, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2450 Broke Rd, Pokolbin, Cessnock, New South Wales 2320, Australia (Formerly Muse Restaurant & Cafe)
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Newcastle  >  Cessnock  >  Pokolbin
  • Phone Number: +61 2 4998 6777
  • E-mail
Muse has become renowned for not only its food but also for its professional and friendly service. Offering a season driven Contemporary Australian menu, the food is fresh and exciting without overcomplicating the ingredients. Using quality produce, sourcing locally whenever possible, the dishes show technique, restraint and respect.
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