Crooked River dining serves to celebrate its extraordinary surroundings by offering an inspiring menu that showcases our chefs’ creativity.  A spectacular setting with views overlooking the vineyard, Crooked River Restaurant is the perfect location for your upcoming occasion. Freshly opened with a new menu and chef to help continue providing excellent food and service on the South Coast!

Dinner with live music

The Venue

A spectacular setting with views overlooking the vineyard, Crooked River Restaurant is the perfect location for your upcoming occasion.

The food

Crooked River dining serves to celebrate its extraordinary surroundings by offering an inspiring menu that showcases our chefs’ creativity.


Berry sourdough bread, cultured butter $6 per person


Shucked Local Oysters df/gf

Natural with cucumber granita $32 half dozen/$49 dozen

Optional upgrade: Black Sturgeon Iranian caviar (+$30 half dozen + $58 dozen

Suggested wine pairing: CRW Sparkling Chardonnay Pinot Noir



Scallops Roasted in its Shell gf

Seaweed from Seven Mile Beach butter, yuzu, watercress

Suggested wine pairing: CRW 2019 Premium Chardonnay

Kingfish Tartare gfo/dfo

Local seaweeds, sesame, ponzu, crisp potato scallops

Suggested wine pairing: CRW 2020 Sauvignon Blanc 

Grilled Local Calamari gf/df
Celeriac Remoulade, pomelo, sorrel
Suggested wine pairing: CRW 2020 Classic White

Spencer Gulf Large King Prawns gf/df
Cooked over our wood grill, tahini yoghurt, lime from our tree
Suggested wine pairing: CRW 2020 Semillon

Roasted Heritage Beetroot gf/dfo
Hazelnuts, olive, rocket, merlot vinaigrette
Suggested wine pairing: CRW 2020 Chambourcin


– MAIN –

200g Grass Fed Beef Fillet (Served Medium Rare) gf/dfo
Pine mushrooms from Belanglo State Forest, Jerusalem artichoke puree
Suggested wine pairing: CRW 2021 Cabernet Sauvignon BT

Pan Roasted Fish of the Day gf/dfo
Local mussels, clams, parsley emulsion, sea blight, samphire
Suggested wine pairing: CRW 2020 Savagnin

Wood Roasted Spatchcock gf/dfo
Parsnip custard, witlof, pine nuts, jus gras
Suggested wine pairing: CRW 2021 Arneis

Risotto of Cacio e Pepe gf/vo
Local Jerusalem artichoke crisp, pecorino, aged reggiano
Suggested wine pairing: CRW 2021 Cabernet Shiraz


Two Courses $69 per person

Three Courses $87 per person



1.4kg approx. BBQ Lamb Shoulder for two
And your choice of 2 sides $120

600g approx. Hot Smoked Ocean Trout gf/dfo
Whipped horseradish crème fraiche, pickled cucumber, squash, fennel, soft herbs $70

Seafood Platter for two
Poached tiger prawns, Marie rose, sauce, coffin bay oysters (6),
1/2 Balmain bug, mini trout sliders, crudo scallop (4) with apple radish, fries $85
Optional addition: Iranian caviar 10g tin + $65

Fromage $45
King River gold washed rind, Millawa blue, Maffra aged cloth cheddar,
Chef’s selection of cured meats, house relish, pickles, crisp bread




Fries df
Rosemary, rock salt

Wood Grilled Sugar Loaf Cabbage gf/df

Pear & Fennel Salad gf/df
Walnuts, Chardonnay dressing

Roasted Dutch Carrots gf/dfo
Smoked hay butter, local honey

Wood Roasted Butternut Pumpkin gf/dfo
Sage, beurre noisette




Apple & Rhubarb Crumble
Oats, almonds, walnuts, vanilla bean ice cream

Roasted White Chocolate Mille-feuille
Autumnal spiced quince

Crème Caramel gf
Local jersey milk, almond crunch

Ask our waiter staff about our CRW Fortified Wines 





Crumbed Snapper Goujons
Fries, tartare sauce

Pesto Pasta
Pecorino cheese

Please advise our waitstaff of any dietary requirements or food allergies.

Please contact us for bookings

Wine & Drinks List




Magpie Chardonnay

glass $16 | bottle $59


Classic White

glass $17 | bottle $65



glass $17 | bottle $65


Estate White 2018

glass $17 | bottle $65


Semillon 2020 

glass $17 | bottle $65


Savagnin 2020 

glass $18 | bottle $69


Sauvignon Blanc 2020

glass $18 | bottle $69


Chardonnay 2021

glass $18 | bottle $69




Ruby Red

glass $18 | bottle $69


Shiraz Cabernet 2019

glass $18 | bottle $69


Chambourcin 2020

glass $18 | bottle $69


Cabernet Shiraz 2021

glass $18 | bottle $69




We have kept a limited supply of our premium wines in the cellar for your enjoyment 


Arneis 2021 glass $20 | bottle $85

Premium Chardonnay 2018 glass $20 | bottle $85

Riesling 2020 glass $20 | bottle $85

Cabernet Sauvignon BT 2021 glass $20 | bottle $85

Shiraz BT 2018 glass $20 | bottle $85

Chambourcin 2016 $95

Illawarra Flame Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 $95
(Cabernet Sauvignon/Chambourcin/Shiraz)

Premium Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 $114



Chardonnay Pinot Noir  glass $18 | bottle $69


– BEER –

Uncle Joe’s Craft Beer $12 – $15

Coopers Mid Strength $9

Coopers Green Pale Ale $11

Balter XPA $14



Aperol Spritz $18

Mojito $20

Margarita $20

Cosmopolitan $22

Espresso Martini $22



Smirnoff Vodka

Johnny Walker Red Label

Jack Daniels Bourbon
Jameson Whiskey
Bacardi Rum
Gordons Gin

Opening Hours 


Wednesday to Friday 12pm until 5pm.

Saturday 11:30am until 5pm.

Sunday 11.30am until 6pm.

Last Lunch booking, 2pm.

The Restaurant is located in the 1st Building.

Closed on Monday and Tuesday.



Every Saturday 6pm until 10pm.

Last Dinner booking, 8pm.

Be sure to make a reservation to avoid missing out!

Make a booking

Call (02) 4234 0975 or book online below.


Rabbit terrine and arancini balls for entrees were divine. The steak was the best I have had that I can remember. The jus was so punchy and I just wanted to pick my plate up and lick it. The confit duck was beautiful as well. Dessert… yum yum yum sticky toffee pudding and the soufflé were so so good. I can’t rave enough about the food and service. Try it – you wont be disappointed!

– Kerry

Great food, great service, great views. Had a family party here with 15 people. The services and quality of food were exceptional. Highly recommend.

– Melanie

Fabulous location. Mountains, sea and winery scenario. Felt like I was in Tuscany.

– Mario

I came here with my parents that are from Tasmania! Wine capital of Australia! It was fantastic! Definitely didn’t disappoint.

– Lisa

I pass this place nearly every day whilst at work and don’t take much notice of it sat there on the hill. What a mistake, it has got a magnificent view from the restaurant over the vineyards that places in the Hunter could only dream of, with top quality food to match. What I like most about it though is that the pricing is so easy. Two courses for one price or three courses for another which makes it so much easier if you’re in a group. The food was amazing and the service great by very friendly staff. Definitely worth getting off the highway for.

– Richard

What an incredible evening we had. The menu was well planned and the wines perfectly matched. It was a classic degustation of sampling which meant that we were then able to purchase wine for the table which we had enjoyed. Even though I have frequented the Cellar Door many times and am a fan of the wines it was wonderful to be able to experience them with food which best compliments them. Well done Crooked River Winery for keeping it classy. Very much looking forward to the next degustation evening.

– Maree

Good food, great views and impeccable service are what I normally look for when dining at a beautiful vineyard like this. I am not one to gloat and rave on about how good my experience was, but I truly feel that the team here at this excellent winery deserves nothing but a true and honest review. Compliments to the chef and helpful staff behind the bar.

– Abby

Greeted by friendly and attentive staff at the restaurant. Pork belly and lamb shanks – yum. Excellent chardonnay and cab sav. The cellar door offered tastings of the wine we wanted and we had a good discussion with the owner. A very good find and would go back there again.

– John

This is a fabulous winery offering the most beautiful view of rolling vineyards of the Crooked River Winery Estate. There is a great restaurant on site and live bands are a regular here. Wines are great and Uncle Joe’s beers are fantastic too.

– Jenny

What an amazing place – incredible views of the mountains and vines with lovely large glass windows in the restaurant. The food was cooked beautifully had the duck and enjoyed a nice bottle of Crooked River Sauv Blanc. Service was fantastic, would highly recommend. A bit noisy when there are lots of people but still definitely worth visiting.

– Pauline

may 2022

21may10:30 am12:00 pmRevel through the Vines10:30 am - 12:00 pm

21may12:30 pm2:00 pmRevel through the Vines12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

21may2:30 pm4:00 pmRevel through the Vines2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

june 2022

11jun(jun 11)11:00 am12(jun 12)8:00 pmWinter Wine Festival 202211:00 am - 8:00 pm (12)

october 2022

01oct11:00 am02(oct 2)8:00 pmUnwind in the Vines 202211:00 am - 8:00 pm (2)


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