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Circa 1876 at The Convent Hunter Valley

4.9
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318 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Modern Australian
Please note for Wednesday & Thursday or any other dates when Circa 1876 is not available, Restaurant 88 may be open for booking. Click here to check availability and reserve your table at Restaurant 88 today. 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. 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 318 People Are Saying
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4.9based on recent ratings
4.9
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4.8
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4.8
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4.6
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MichaelB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely deserving of the hat. Very relaxed and enjoyable, even in these Covid times.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a lovely dinner at Circa 1876 for my husband’s birthday. The zucchini flowers were delicious, along with the steak.
The staff were friendly and informative. The old building is beautiful. Overall a wonderful experience.

KS
KimberlyS
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing. Friendly service from Nathan, beautiful venue. Complimentary tasters were provided (sashimi and squid ink gnocchi). We were also surprised with a lovely plate of two macarons and "Happy honeymoon" written in chocolate. A very special dinner for two fairly ordinary diners. We felt fancy.

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Duxx
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An amazing space and experience to dine in. Service from Jayde was exceptional. A memorable evening with fantastic food and wine. Highly recommend.

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ElaineM
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Had nearly an hour wait for food which was a tad disappointing but overall food was amazing
Good to have some more lactose free options for dessert

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AandM
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just an absolutely beautiful environment to spend time with family and friends over a superb meal

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

I highly recommend a trip to this culinary experience.

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Happytummy
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My girlfriends and I went away to Circa 1876 post lifting of COVID-19 lockdown. We went to Circa and had their 3 course menu, the food was absolutely fantastic and at an amazing price. The service was incredible. We had a great time at Circa. I could see why we could only get a booking at 8pm

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic, ambience and service were great.

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Rachael
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious and cooked really well ,
The little extra food surprises made the price of our meal worth it !
They were very accommodating to my daughters allergies and food requirements.

If your a fussy eater and like on quality produce you will see the value in dining here.

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AmandaN
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and team who remembers us from our annual visits to circa. Thank you for a sensational lunch. We loved every course. Can’t wait to be back again next year

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AnnaR
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fine dining in a beautiful location. Excellent food and great service, a wonderful experience.

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RichardK
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This remains one of my favourite restaurants in Australia. Everything about it is top draw. Well done Circa 1876

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TaylaB
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautifully served and delicious food, lovely staff. All round great time!

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JesseD
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Circa never disappoints and Karen is by far the jewel. It’s our second experience and she goes above and beyond to make it one to remember. Feels like your at home the moment you walk in.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as usual!

JH
JoanneH
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food with home made produce and great friendly staff.

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Kata
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 22 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, very kind staff. One of the best fine dining places in Australia I’ve ever tried. Highly recommended.

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TaniaF
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was absolutely amazing
The best food ever, so much detail had gone into every dish.
Definitely go back

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EmilyV
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This dinner was the nicest dinner we had in the Hunter Valley! We had the scallops for entre, it was exceptionally cooked and the marinade was beautiful! For dinner i had the lamb and it was the most delicious lamb i think i have ever had! I loved it !! For dessert we ate a beautiful cheesecake! Usually cheesecake isnt my thing but i absolutely loved it!

It was also our 3 year anniversary and they served us a little anniversary dessert which was such a special consideration and made the dinner so much more special!

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CraigS
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great food, great service. The table we had next to the window, was full of flies, large flies and small fruit flies. Had 4 end up in wine glass. Even waitress said despite lots of spray unable to kill them.

Very hard enjoy food when so many flies around table and food.

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AliB
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing, and very filling. The table service was fantastic. I will definitely be back!

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DavidW
1 review
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great dining out experience, can thoroughly recommend it!

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RobertW
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great good and great service, they were happy to accommodate special food requirements with no notice

OT
OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as always!

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MelissaC
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down the best meal I’ve had. Everything was perfectly cooked and flavoured! Such a beautiful place as well. I can not fault anything

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food ! The quality of the produce & all the beautiful flavors , freshly baked sour dough & rye & the little fine details & extras such as infused butters , tiny garden vegetables, to the complimentary starters, the explosion of flavors in every bite of every dish wow so impressed by everything thanks to the staff & chef Trent & Karen

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NortonR
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Perfect for special occasions.
The food was delicate where needed and robust where appropriate

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Sofiah123
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Specific food allergies meet with creativity and flavour. Meal was art and delicious.
Thankyou

JG
JoannaG
1 review
Dined on 11 February 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Delicious, locally sourced food and wine. Beautiful restaurant. Our waitress' wine knowledge wasn't very confident which was a shame for the matched wine experience but great service and a special evening!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was one of the best meals my partner and I have had in a long time. Everything was impeccable and the service on top of it made for a fantastic evening.
I cannot wait for an opportunity to visit this restaurant again and try everything on the menu. The only thing I regret is not getting the 7 course tasting menu!

JA
JasonA
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our All time favs! Love this place. Great food, great location.

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Kandkanniversary20
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 4 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing place, second time visited, will definitely coming back! Our special occasions have been made very memorable, thank you CIRCA 1876 😊

KM
KristianaM
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were served by Jordan and she was absolutely amazing. Great knowledge of the history of the place. Will definitely return

DS
DavidS
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service.

We weren’t overly hungry so the 2-course option was great along with complementary bread, sample plate and pre dessert, was all beautiful.

Much of the food is grown on the property and presented with flair and pride.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal with attentive and friendly staff. Highly recommended

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NicoleD
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was the best meal we have had for a very long time absolutely beautiful will be telling friends to book when in the area

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jeanettem
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience
Service fantastic
Will definitely return

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LouiseR
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful meal. The tasters provided by the chef were mouth watering, all the food courses were delicious and presentation immaculate. The staff were friendly and helpful. The aspect out the windows was beautiful and ambience in the room with the exposed beams was warm and cosy. Highly recommend

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Friday afternoon lunch with quality food and service. Will definitely go there again.

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Circa 1876 at The Convent Hunter Valley is rated 4.9 stars by 318 OpenTable diners.

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