Matilda Bay Brewhouse Hunter Valley

3.6
326 reviews
$41 to $100
Modern Australian
• Breakfast: 7.30am – 10.30am daily
• Brewhouse bar opens from 11am
• Lunch: 12noon – 3pm daily
• Dinner bookings: 6pm – 8pm daily
Great music, cocktails, wines or experience the unique Beer Tasting Paddle with accompanying tasting notes for each for our 12 craft brews including our famous Alcoholic Ginger Beer, Lagers, Ales, Stout and Cider.
"Pokolbin’s first boutique Brewhouse” - This is where the Bluetongue Brewery story started in 2001. Now known as the Matilda Bay Brewhouse Hunter Valley, only a glass wall separates you from the original brewhouse.
So come and laze away the afternoon listening to great music, or choose something delicious off the menu.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 326 People Are Saying
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3.6based on recent ratings
3.7
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3.7
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3.5
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3.4
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73% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Lisad
1 review
Dined on 28 March 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

We should have checked the menu before booking. Nothing we really liked in regards to choosing an Entree or Main dish.
Lunch Menu the same as Dinner so we couldn’t have lunch either.
Disappointing as we would have liked to have lunch and dinner at the resort rather than driving anywhere.
The desserts were amazing.
This of course is our personal opinion based on what we prefer to each.

MB
MazzaB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience1

This evening we had again booked to be in the restaurant, but as there was a wedding in the main restaurant, we were seated in the area outside the restaurant. My friend saw a pizza coming out of the kitchen and asked if she could have pizza for dinner, even though it wasn't on the restaurant menu. We were advised that, if we wanted pizza, we had to move to the bar area, where we were required to sit on high stools at long communal tables. So we moved to the bar area, only to discover that, if we sat there, I was unable to have the restaurant menu. I am coeliac, but they told me they had gluten free pizza bases. So I had to have pizza as there was nothing else on the menu in the bar. It was another disappointing evening

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Trakka
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The team was fantastic and went out of their way to help
Food was great and the bar staff informative
The winery team helped us and great commentary on the wines
The venue easy to get to and grounds clean neat and well designed
Thankyou

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Middo
1 review
Dined on 26 March 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Dinner, breakfast and drinkies were all super dooper

MB
MazzaB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 26 March 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

We had booked dinner using a package that included a three course dinner. However the choices were limited and there were only 2 gluten free items on the main course menu. The waiters themselves were lovely, but there was a great deal of confusion about the dinner voucher and the main courses were very short on vegetables and there were no side dishes of extra vegetables you could order.

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Shelby
1 review
Dined on 26 March 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience2

The service was OK. All the waiters were male and young, still in training.
The food was dreadful. We were forced to buy a two course meal, which we never do.
For dinner I had lamb - my partner tried some and my said it was tough like it was three weeks' old. The whole meal tasted bitter so I my partner shared some of his meal.
The sticky date pudding with vanilla bean ice cream and caramel syrup was delicious. I NEVER eat dessert, but I had room for some after not eating much of the main meal. I don't think their chef made any of the dessert.
I purchased two $15 vouchers online for breakfast, which I expected to be a continental breakfast. Instead, it was food off a menu, most of which cost more than the $15 voucher, so we had to pay extra for the difference.
We both had bacon, which was also dry and seriously overcooked and leathery, like it was left to sit out on a windowsill for the day.

Overall, we both agreed we were not interested to ever eat there again and would not recommend it to anyone.

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Nicola
1 review
Dined on 26 March 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

The service was very poor, orders got forgotten and staff didn’t necessarily know what they were doing

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Disappointed
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Like the rest of our Hunter Valley resort experience, deeply disappointing. No food allergies, yet we had difficulty finding anything we liked in the menu. Average bottle of red was charged as if premium.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 22 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Birthday dinner

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AmberT
1 review
Dined on 21 March 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

The food was really nice, but unfortunately the atmosphere and décor was a bit disappointing. We ordered the braised beef cheeks and the Lamb as mains, and they were delicious! Our children had a bowl of chips and the sticky chilli & cola glazed chicken, these were also really good! The food came out very quickly too. What lets this place down is the dated and run down décor in the rear of the building (they don't show this part in any of the photos) brown, lumpy carpets, white table cloths thrown over plastic fold-up tables, white canvas/tarp sagging from the ceiling between the rafters - really doesn't make for an enjoyable dining experience. It was raining so perhaps sitting outside on a nice sunny day might be nicer! Unfortunately the service also wasn't great, we waited for so long to be seated that my husband had to ask someone working behind the bar. However it may have been a case of being short staffed, I'm not sure. And perhaps ditch the weird plastic food containers with the red & white gingham paper that the food comes out in? Not a great look. For a tad more class I would suggest perhaps going to K-Mart and getting some nice white plates or something to serve the food on.

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LisaH
1 review
Dined on 21 March 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Waited 45 min, for our drinks another 15 on top for food. No table cloth. Omelette was amazing but we asked for extra mushrooms and bacon, mushrooms were inedible and bacon was cardboard. And they weren’t even flat out.

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Emma
1 review
Dined on 21 March 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was decent, average price. Staff were friendly. Overall pleasant experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 21 March 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience1

The entree’s were like main meals in size which made us feel really bloated by the time we had our second course. Our main meals had a very overpowering olive flavor which dominated the dish and after waiting a really long time for a glass of wine which I ordered when the main meal was served to the point where I stopped eating to wait for the wine to accompany my meal, eventually realizing that the glass of wine had been forgotten & was never going to come, my husband had to get up & go to the bar to remind them of the wine hat had been ordered. Not great!

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AngelinaS
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, the service was great. We really enjoyed our dinner here and the servers were lovely.

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KatyM
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall2food4service3ambience1

Lacked atmosphere that I've experienced at other breweries. Food was good as were the cocktails. Bathrooms were in a terrible state, they looked like they hadn't been serviced for a while, bins were overflowing, paper towels all over the floor, empty toilet paper, dirty toilets, gross!

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KatherineB
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Lovely day and atmosphere very noisy service was great

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Mary
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience1

Initially, our booked table was given to someone else so we had to wait outside while they found us a new table.
Very crowded in bar area, people very close together.
Lots of young wine tour groups, the group near us were breaking glasses on purpose.

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RobynT
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Friendly service , need a better variety of breakfast selection maybe add in hash browns and pancakes

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Charlie
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time to dine at Mathilda Bay Brewhouse and the first impression really last. Friendly staff, great food and great place. Highly recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was amazing, food was beautiful and the decor was interesting.

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Paul
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Good food, good location, outstanding service, nice atmosphere. Unfortunately, the sight of a small field mouse ruined our night as it was a special occasion.

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MarkW
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Did not end up eating at this place as they had a power outage in the late afternoon and power back on at 7.30pm. They rang me at 5.30pm to say they were only doing pizzas and asked if ok, which i said it was. I arrived at 7.00pm and basically got turned away. They really didnt know what they were doing and should have closed the restaurant. We ended up driving to Harrigans pub and had a great meal. Must say very unorganized and a poor experience.

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CarmelS
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Not a great experience...
A blackout meant that the place was in darkness and the only thing on offer was pizzas, which were not enjoyable. Beer was unable to be served due to the blackout, but the glass of wine I had was also poor, as if the bottle had been opened for a long time.
It was shame that young inexperienced staff were left to deal with a difficult circumstance on a Friday night, before the Midnight Oil concert.

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NerinaP
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Very friendly and helpful staff, delicious food, reasonably priced.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service
Especially from
Victor

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JohnL
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

My wife and I enjoyed the Matilda Bay Brewhouse and the 3 course dinner. It’s quite a nice restaurant and the staff are very friendly. The food was excellent and the value for money was great. When back in the Hunter Valley, I’m sure we will dine here again.

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DavidD
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The food was delicious but a few more choices would be a smart move. The waiter Vincent was very professional,

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LindaF
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had a beautiful day and friendly staff. Ordering at the bar was a little disorganised. Seemed like a few staff members all doing something but not really organised or working together. Food was delicious and served before expected. Grounds were nice with tables cleaned and empty glasses being collected regularly.

JM
JorgeM
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The meals were quite substancial and of exellent quality

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JohnH
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed dining at Matilda Bay Brewhouse. The menu wasn't big but we were happy with our selection and the servings were quite large. Our dinner meals were nicely cooked and served in good time. Breakfasts were also good. Service was good and the wait staff were friendly. The restaurant is a little dated but clean and tidy.

KM
KathyM
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Our meals were amazing,staff were very attentive. Great place

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CordeliaD
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The staff were all lovely and accommodating.
The food was delicious and generous (though the mousse for dessert was too sweet for our tastes!).
The beer tasting was fun and enjoyable.
Ambience was a little lacking (may have been because it was a Sunday night) and the style of the venue was a little more dated than I was anticipating, but it didn’t retract from the quality of service provided.

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Adam
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2021
Overall1food2service3ambience1

Food was passable, but nothing more and was especially expensive for what it was, for example $30 for a big breakfast which felt like something anyone could cook at home from their kitchen. We attended for breakfast and were very disappointed. The ambiance was depressing (e.g. the restaurant is aging and old, the music was dull). We stayed at the Hunter Valley resort, so went there for breakfast as it was attached to the resort. Save yourself the disappointment and go somewhere else for breakfast.

HC
HelenC
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience2

food was excellent, service was a little lacking on attentiveness but staff were otherwise very nice. Victor in particular was very helpful and lovely!
Was only option of a two course meal rather than one which was a little odd but the food was worth it though! my partner and I split a starter and a dessert to get the best of everything!
ambience/setting was simple but noting bad per say.

MW
MaccWazz
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great people,great service, nice setting and the food was absolutely delicious. So much flavour in every meal we had. We'll be back.

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Telstar
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience1

No complaints from our table of 7 regarding the food we had for lunch - empty plates all round.

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FLAVIAP
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place, great food and staff. Definitely will recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing, we had the sticky chicken strips and pumpkin tart for starters which were just next level good, and then the gnocchi and pork sirloin for mains and they were really tasty. The service was quick efficient and super friendly ...all round good experience.

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Justin
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Beers were great, ordering system needs to be improved, especially since ordering using your phone without contact is still being well used here.
It's hard to customise your meal there is no alternative options my girlfriend could not remove mushrooms and capsicum from her meal so she didn't enjoy it but I enjoyed my meal.
Other than that it was great

JH
JodiH
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was perfect for our small family celebration. Seating outside us perfect t for a relaxed atmosphere

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Matilda Bay Brewhouse Hunter Valley is rated 3.6 stars by 326 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.