Circa 1876

Congratulations to  Executive Chef - Trent Barrett and his team at Circa 1876 on their latest accolade as WINNERS 2017 NSW Regional 'FINE DINNING' award from Savour Australia.


Dine under the whimsical luxury of classical chandeliers in the grounds of our Hatted Restaurant and one of Australia’s most picturesque hinterlands. 

A short stroll down the tree-lined driveway is Circa 1876, the Hunter Valley's most iconic restaurant, located in an historic cottage on the picturesque grounds of Roscrea Estate. Circa 1876 showcases some great Hunter Valley wines in an award-winning wine list. Or you can experience the eclectic charm of the Champagne Lounge, with its open fire.

Under Trent’s direction, the restaurant has now moved away from a la carte and instead created two-course, three-course, and a five-course chef’s tasting menu options. Highlight dishes include Sesame Crusted Yellow Fin Tuna (Soft Cooked Pullet Egg, Olive Cheeks, Chipotle Aioli, Wasabi Roe, Fresh Garden Greens and Lime); Two Parts Duck (Seared Duck Breast, Slow Cooked Duck Egg, Fresh Black Truffle, Truffle Potato Foam, Asparagus and Jamón); Wagyu 5+ MB rib eye on the bone for two; and a Truffle Crème Brulee Foam (Truffle Honeycomb, Rhubarb, Crème Fraiche Ice cream and House-made Truffle Honey).

Circa 1876 quite literally brings the ‘farm to fork’ ethos to life as guests overlook the organic kitchen garden that their food came from just beyond their plate. The delicate fresh quail eggs are also gathered from our onsite Japanese quails.

Reservations are recommended. You can book online or reservations will be happy to arrange it for you.


Opening Hours

Open 5 days a week (Friday - Tuesday)

Lunch: 12.00pm to 2.30pm

Dinner: 5.30pm to 9.00pm 


Restaurant Bookings;
As Circa 1876 is one of Hunter Valley's most popular fine dining restaurants, bookings are essential. Please book online or call +61 2 4998 4999 to make your booking today.

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Terms and Conditions:

A set price for 2 course minimum per person applies to all Lunch and Dinner bookings, excludes Special Events.

Booking of 5 and under: A 24-hour cancellation policy applies to your booking.

Group bookings: For bookings of 6 or more people we will require a non-refundable deposit of 30% of $75 per person. This will be processed on the credit card supplied at the time of booking. A 7-day cancellation policy applies to your booking.

All changes and/or cancellation to bookings need to be communicated in writing. 

Cancellation charges: If you cancel for any reason inside the cancellation time, or do not arrive on your specified booking date then a full cancellation penalty $75 per person will apply.

Special events: Full prepayment is required for all ticketed Events (for example: Christmas Day, New Year's Eve, Valentine's Day, Yulefest). These tickets are non-cancellable and non-refundable. Please refer to your event ticket and invoice for further details. 

Please note we do not accept Entertainment Cards at Circa 1876.



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  • Open 5 days a week. Fri to Tue
  • (Closed Wed & Thu)
  • Lunch: 12.00pm to 3.30pm
  • Dinner: 5.30pm to 9.30pm
  • Minimum 3 course dinner applies for Saturday nights and public holidays
  • Note: Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Eve are special events with dedicated menus.



Please call +61 2 4998 4999 or book online to make your reservation today.
Terms & conditions apply