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 Pepper Tree Estate.
Circa 1876 showcases some great Hunter Valley wines in an award-winning wine list. Or you can experience the eclectic charm of the Taittinger 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 Two Parts Duck (Seared Duck Breast, Slow Cooked Duck Egg, Fresh Black Truffle, Truffle Potato Foam, Asparagus and Jamón); Kangaroo Scotch Egg (Quail Egg, Pickled Garden Radish, Fennel Pollen Aioli, Mandarin Gel, Fresh Garden Greens, Madeira); Wagyu 5+ MB rib eye on the bone for two; and a Deconstructed Lemon Tart (Lemon Myrtle, Macadamia Nut Ice Cream, Vanilla Tuile, Lemon Syrup and Lime Jelly).
Circa 1876 quite literally brings the ‘paddock to plate’ ethos to life as guests overlook the paddock that their food came from just beyond their plate.
Open 12pm to late, 7 days
Reservations are recommended and the Reception staff will be happy to arrange it for you.
||7 days from 12pm - 3pm
||Every night from 6.30pm