Matilda Bay Brewhouse Hunter Valley

3.6
263 reviews
$41 to $100
Modern Australian

Top tags:

Casual
• 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 263 People Are Saying
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3.6based on recent ratings
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3.7
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3.5
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73% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KathyM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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

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CordeliaD
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
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.

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HelenC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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.

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MaccWazz
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
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

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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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

It was our anniversary weekend & wS very disappointed in our accommodation & food

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Friendly staffs. Only thing that we didn’t like was our food was not cooked to our liking, the lamb and salmon was bit raw for us.

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LuMu
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Restaurant sat a couple next to three large groups, so we had to shout at each other to be heard, despite smaller tables away from the large groups. I ordered the pumpkin tart.. expecting a pumpkin tart. I got a seriously over-salted bed of crushed walnuts with some under-seasoned pieces of pumpkin sitting on top, smothered in lettuce leaves. The best part of the meal was the baked onion. Definitely won't be back.

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RachaelB
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff were amazing! Food was amazing. Service was quick. Was clean

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NoelleK
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience2

Food was good however waited a while and noticed other people who ordered after us were getting their meals before us which annoyed us.

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PamS
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Interesting but limited menu.
Would like to have seen more variety in entree & mains.

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Nikhil
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Very hospitable and great food! Absolute value for money :)

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JoAnna
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had our Valentines Day dinner with our dog and it was the best food we've ever had, so delicious, great service, awesome dessert cocktails, great staff, can't fault it!!

DD
DnDeats
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Awkward halting service, menu more exciting than its execution, was empty when just about everywhere else was booked solid.

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MicheleT
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, friendly staff, good food and beer.

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JasonS
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great pizzas- fresh & tasty! Lovely outdoor dining venue.

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Natalie
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

For such beautiful food, it would be nice to have cracked pepper available as opposed to standard black table pepper. However overall a lovely restaurant and great staff.

NN
NickieN
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely food and cocktails, fast service even though it was very busy. Fun happy staff

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JoshuaS
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Booked a table online, called to confirm it was out of the rain, arrived, told the table was in the rain and there was nothing they could do. Poor customer service. No attempt to explain the situation.

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RobertZ
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience4

Personally, I don’t like gnocchi, salmon, pork or Lamb but had to order something to make up the money I was spending. An entree and a desert would have been way over priced for our liking.

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StephenR
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Was told minimum order was 2 courses, take it or leave it, so we left. Ordered a cold pizza for pick up later. Service was non existent, until we went for breakfast, which was very good. Will never go back for dinner. Speaking on behalf of others in my group as well.

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LanaL
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Meals were quite basic for the price and the gnocchi tasted re heated instead of fresh. The cocktails were served in soda glasses and very over priced. The staff were really pleasant and helpful and the liquid dessert was delicious- a great idea too.

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GlennF
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Everyone and everything was lovely. The food and cocktails were good

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RichardH
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great venue, food was very good, service was great, we went at quite time of the year (February) highly recommend.

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margL
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Good food. Great service. Reasonable price. Good place to eat

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MaryG
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was top class. Well presented and luscious. Variety was limited though.

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MattS
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great place to relax, and casual eat and drink Will be back and bring kids for day out.

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FernandoF
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cocktails were the best I've had and the food was also great. Highly recommend it and will definitely be back.

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RahulC
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Each and every item was burnt. Worst breakfast I ever had. Even the bread was burnt.

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ClaudiaB
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Ordered a salad and asked for chicken to be added, but did not come with the meal. The server was really nice however, a went and got some chicken for me when I mentioned it. The bar area is nice, but the bistro was quite dated, empty and lacked any specifically atmosphere you find so often in the hunter valley. There wasn’t particularly anything wrong, it just wasn’t memorable at all. In future, would likely only come for the beer paddle and eat somewhere else.

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Nick
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

All started out well with the young man who showed us to the table then it went down hill. The food was nothing special. The wine glass was very dirty and I had to return it to get another. The bar man had to sift through about 5 glasses before he found a clean one. The restaurant is very dated and needs a freshen up. Wont be returning.

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JudithW
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Really poor experience, ended up walking out. No one came to offer drinks (other than water on arrival) no one came to talk through menu or take our order....so after waiting 45 mins we left and they were no busy. When we left, told the guy at the counter, just shrugged his shoulders...zero care, disappointing as have eaten there a few years ago and it was fine.

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DenisO
2 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

My wife asked for two entres, one as an entres and one as a main meal. Out came three entrees.
After I watched my wife eat her "main meal" they can and asked how we liked our entrees, we repeated that one was supposed to be a main meal so he the asked me if i would like my main meal.
I said since I had just watched my wife eat her main I may as well make her watch me. I then also asked for a beer with my main meal.
My beer turned up when i had one or two mouthfuls of my main meal left.
We then waited for a dessert for over 20minutes, finally telling them we didn't want it any more.
Then when we tried to pay they hadn't input the meals into the register and had to ask us to confirm what we ate.
Whoever owns this place should think about hiring some adults to look after the the teens who they have hired to work there.

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CarolynS
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place is covid safe and the staff are very helpful. Price is very reasonable

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BinoJ
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Lunch and Beer was really good. But was very disappointed with the breakfast. We ordered two Green egg and the mashed Avocado wasn't fresh at all. Tasted like it was in the refrigerator for few days. Very stale!!!.

FAQs

Matilda Bay Brewhouse Hunter Valley offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (02) 4998 7777 ext. 3.

Matilda Bay Brewhouse Hunter Valley is rated 3.6 stars by 263 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.