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.

*Due to COVID-19 we have closed our doors indefinitely. We appreciate everyone’s patience during this time.* 


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.

Two Courses $65 | Three Courses $79

To Begin, Side Dishes, Seafood, Share Plates, Fromage and Children’s Meals priced separately




Crooked River Breads

cold pressed extra virgin olive oil and local olives $12.50


South Coast Sydney Rock Oysters (Tuross Head) df/gf

natural OR sauce mignonette $25 half dozen/$36 dozen




Stracciatella, Summer veg, citrus dressing v


Figs, Jamon, pecorino, extra virgin olive oil gf


Tuna Tartare, crème fraiche, crisp potato gf


Salt baked beet, candied walnuts, blue cheese gf







Tasmanian Salmon, scampi, surf clams, scallops, saffron broth gf/df


Sous Vide Cornfed Chicken, soft polenta, salsa verde, radicchio gf


Black Angus Sirloin, shoe string fries, Café de Paris butter gf


Pesto Genovese, green bean, potato, ricotta v




Vanilla Bean Cheesecake

Strawberry gel, spice crumb, Milton Honey & lavender gelato 


Compressed Cardamom Mango gf

yogurt meringue, saffron crème


Handmade Coriander Seed Chocolate

mousse, crumble, coconut parfait


Chef’s Choice Artisanal Cheese Plate

pickled apricot jam, housemade lavosh




Wok Fried Rapini df/gf

chilli, garlic, soy, sesame oil, edamame beans $9.50


Heirloom Tomatoes gf/dfo

buffalo curd, cold pressed extra virgin olive oil $9.50


Chermoula Spiced Roasted Chats gf/df

lemon thyme and fennel salt $9.50


Shoestring Fries gf

aioli $9.50




Small $28 | Large $45


fine local and international farmhouse and artisan cheeses,

served with Crooked River bread, pickled apricots, olives





Chicken Schnitzel

Grilled Market Fish gf

served with shoestring fries and garden salad $25


Potato Gnocchi

napoli sauce, shaved parmesan $25


Please advise our waitstaff of any dietary requirements or food allergies. Sorry, no split bills


Please contact us for bookings

Function Menu








Thai coriander and lemongrass wontons

Spicy fried okra, lemon salt

Japanese crumbed fish croquettes

Salt and pepper calamari, nam jim

Native pepper beef crostini, sumac aioli

Pork and fennel meatballs, sour cherry sauce

Panko fried camembert, chilli cranberry compote

Harissa prawns, preserved lime yogurt, mint leaves

Parmesan baked polenta, creme fraiche, volcanic sea salt

Orange and star anise braised black angus beef ragu on mille feuille



Native bush spiced, gin cured salmon crostini, beetroot relish

Smoked beetroot tartlets, aubergine puree, goats curd

Juniper berry eye fillet beef, carrot puree, pickled walnuts

Barbeque jerk chicken, charred pineapple salsa

Vanilla bean poached king prawns, chineese omlette, mustard

Frittata, charred peppers, basil, courgettes, olive tepenade



Salt and pepper squid, cucumber, lychee, cashews, nam jim

South African peri peri king prawns, saffron and almond currant rice

Chicken korma, saffron, cardamom, lemon rice, raita, roti

Indonesian beef satay skewers, tomato, cilantro, pickles

Fritto misto (selection of tempura local seafood), lemon, tartar

Harissa lamb cutlets, zucchini, peppers, pommegranites, rose water yogurt

House smoked pulled pork sliders, confit garlic aioli, apple, korabi pear



Iranian sticky date and banana pudding, butterscotch and vanilla bean gelato

Pecan nut maple tartlets, bourbon pears, raw honey, lemon myrtle gelato

Passionfruit curd tartlets, sweet bittels mulberry compote

Chocolate hazelnut brownies, dehydrated mandarines, clotted cream

White chocolate lemon baked cheesecakes and forest berries

Mango and coconut tea cakes, blood orange syrup

Apple and rhubarb crumble, cardamom custard



Wine & Drinks List




Foxground Rose

glass $14.50 | bottle $45


Foxground Classic White

glass $14.50 | bottle $45



glass $14.50  | bottle $55


Estate White 2018

glass $14.50  | bottle $55


Semillon 2018

glass $15 | bottle $55


Savagnin 2018

glass $18.50 | bottle $85




Shiraz BT 2015

glass $18.50 | bottle $85


Cabernet Sauvignon BT 2015

glass $16.50 | bottle $55


Saddleback Mountain Blend 2015

(Cabernet Sauvignon/Sangiovese/Chambourcin)

glass $16.50 | bottle $55


Chambourcin 2018

glass $16.50 | bottle $55


Foxground Cabernet Shiraz 2015

glass $18.50 | bottle $65


Black Label Shiraz 2015

glass $16.50 | bottle $65


Black Label Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

glass $16.50 | bottle $65


Ruby Red

glass $16.50 / bottle $55



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


Black Top Romance Red 2015 (sweet red)

bottle $65


Premium Chardonnay 2018

bottle $85


Illawarra Flame Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

(Cabernet Sauvignon/Chambourcin/Shiraz)

bottle $65


Premium Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

bottle $65




Chardonnay Pinot Noir

bottle $65


Sparkling Rose

bottle $55




Annie’s Lane Shiraz 2013 (Clare Valley)

bottle $58


Jim Barry Watervale Riesling 2016 (Clare Valley)

bottle $48


Franklyn Tate Shiraz (Margaret River)

bottle $58


Ninth Island Pinot Noir 2015 (Tasmania)

bottle $48


Cat Amongst the Pigeons Pinot Grigio 2016 (Eden Valley)

bottle $40


– BEER –


Uncle Joe’s Craft Beer



James Boags Light Premium






Crown Lager



Cider – Apple











Opening Hours



Wednesday to Sunday

from 11:30am

Closed Monday & Tuesday


Saturday evenings

Make a booking / enquiry


Get in touch for more details on our wedding packages.

(02) 4234 0975 or [email protected]


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

june 2020

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