Circa 1876

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, five-course and seven course chef’s tasting menu options. Highlight dishes include Crispy Skin Jumbo Quail (Smoked Beetroots, Goats Cheese, Beetroot Puree, Garam Masala, Beetroot Chips, Fresh Garden Greens); Curry Myrtle Smoked Emu Fillet (Peach Gastrique, Macadamia Paste, Asparagus, Warragul Greens, Caramelised Peach Potato Tuile); Jacks Creek Beef Tenderloin Or Jacks Creek Wagyu 9+MBS Striploin (Cauliflower Puree, King Brown Mushrooms, Foie Gras, Summer Beans, Port Jus); and a Chai Panna Cotta (Chai Panna Cotta, Dehydrated Pumpkin, Cardamom Jelly, Pumpkin & Cinnamon Puree, Pecan, Pistachio & Almond Crumb.

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.

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Terms and Conditions:

A set price for 2 course minimum on weekdays (Sun-Thu) & 3 course minimum on Saturday nights per person applies to all Lunch and Dinner bookings, excludes Special Events.

Booking of 5 and under: A 48-hours cancellation policy applies to your booking on Friday ( dinner), and Saturday ( Lunch & Dinner).

Group bookings: For bookings of 5 or more people we will require Credit Card number to secure 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 $75pp (weekday) & $95pp (Saturday) 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.




  • Open 5 days a week. Fri to Tue
  • (Closed Wed & Thu)
  • Lunch: 12.00pm to 2.30pm
  • (Closed Lunch Mon & Tue)
  • Dinner: 5.30pm to 9.00pm
  • 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