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

Circa 1876

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A short stroll down the tree-lined driveway is Circa 1876, one of the Hunter Valley's most iconic restaurants. Located in a historic cottage on the picturesque grounds of Roscrea Estate, surrounded by our rich produce-filled kitchen gardens and chicken coop. 

Circa 1876 is a tranquil culinary treat for lovers of both food and wine. Experience the eclectic charm and delicate Modern Australian menu that brings the 'farm-to-fork' ethos to life. 

Our head gardener carefully curates the rows of crisp vegetables and delicate eggs that feature on the menu. Our entire team brings their passion and experience for organic produce and 'paddock to plate' dining to our restaurant and our guest's plates, every day.

Opening Hours

Open 5 days a week

Lunch: 12:00pm - 4:00pm (Friday & Saturday)

Dinner: 5:30pm - 10:00pm (Tuesday - Saturday)

Please call 02 4998 4999 or book online to make your reservation today.


  • 2024 Australian Good Food Guide Chefs Hat – 12 points

Contact & Location

Located within The Convent Hunter Valley

Address: 64 Halls Rd, Pokolbin NSW 2320

Phone: +61 2 4998 4999

Email:[email protected]

Terms and Conditions:

A set price for 3-course minimum applies per person to all lunch and dinner bookings, excluding Special Events.

Booking of 5 and under: A 48-hours cancellation policy applies to your booking. Any cancellation within 48 hours will attract the Cancellation Charges of $115 per person for dinner and $85 per person for lunch.

Please note: A Credit Card guarantee will be required for all bookings. Please advise us of any special dietary requirements when booking or contact us at [email protected]. Payment by credit card will incur a surcharge. A public holiday surcharge of 15% applies.

Group bookings: Group bookings: For bookings of 6 or more people we will require a non-refundable deposit of 30% of the expected bill total. This will be processed on the credit card supplied at the time of booking. The initial non-refundable deposit is forfeited for cancellations at any time up to and including 7 days prior to your reservation. Any cancellation within 7 days, will attract the full Cancellation Charge of $115 per person for dinner and $85 per person for lunch.

All changes and/or cancellations 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 of $115 per person for dinner and $85 per person for lunch will apply. 

Special events: Full prepayment is required for all Special Events including Christmas Day, New Year's Eve, Valentine's Day, Yulefest, Long Weekends and Ticketed events. These bookings are non-cancellable and non-refundable. Please refer to your event ticket, invoice or confirmation letter for further details. 

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