Our Crooked River Award Winning Restaurant is truly the perfect location for your upcoming occasion filled with great service, spectacular views overlooking the vineyard and our delicious new menu from our Head Chef, Cameron Bailey. Chef Bailey has worked amongst some of the most influential chefs in Australia & Europe. Including chefs like Peter Doyle, Robert Marchetti & Anthony Demetre just to name a few. Chef Baileys talented experience will ensure that your time at the winery is memorable for all.

Open for dinner On Saturday & Friday 9th Sept
Mid week special

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.

On Arrival

Berry sourdough bread, cultured butter $6 per person


Shucked Local Oysters $27 half dozen/$49 dozen

Natural with cucumber granita – OR – Kilpatrick

Optional upgrade: Black Sturgeon Iranian caviar 10g tin $65

Suggested wine pairing: CRW Sparkling Chardonnay Pinot Noir


2 courses $75 per person

3 courses $93 per person



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, Meredith goats fetta

Suggested wine pairing: CRW 2020 Chambourcin


– MAIN –

200g Grass Fed Beef Fillet (Served Medium Rare) gf/dfo

Local King brown mushrooms, Jerusalem artichoke puree, kalettes

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 puree, witlof, pine nuts, jus gras

Suggested wine pairing: CRW 2021 Arneis


Braised Lamb Neck Potato Gnocchi

Guanciale, mushroom ragout, peas, marjoram

Suggested wine pairing: CRW 2021 Saddleback Mountain Red


Risotto of Cacio e Pepe gf/vo

Local Jerusalem artichoke crisp, pecorino, aged Reggiano

Optional upgrade: Misty Mountain Black Truffle $15

Suggested wine pairing: CRW 2021 Cabernet Shiraz




1.2kg approx. BBQ Lamb Shoulder for two

And your choice of 2 sides $130


600g approx. Hot Smoked Ocean Trout gf/dfo

Whipped horseradish crème fraiche, pickled cucumber, squash, fennel, soft herbs $99


Seafood Platter for two (available weekends only)

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





Fries 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


Crispy Chat Potatoes gf/df

Smoked chicken fat




Apple & Rhubarb Crumble

Oats, almonds, macadamia nuts, vanilla bean ice cream


Roasted White Chocolate Mille-feuille

Spiced quince, brittle pastry


Crème Caramel gf

Local jersey milk, almond crunch


Tarte Tatin of Beurre Bosc Pears

Crème anglaise


Fromage $45

King River gold washed rind, Millawa blue, Maffra aged cloth cheddar,

Chef’s selection of cured meats, house relish, pickles, crisp bread









Crumbed Snapper Goujons

Fries, tartare sauce


Sugo 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 $65


Classic White 2020                               

Glass $17  Bottle $65


Verdelho 2020                                       

Glass $17  Bottle $69


Estate White 2018                               

Glass $17  Bottle $69


Semillon 2020                                       

Glass $17  Bottle $69


Savagnin 2020                                     

Glass $18  Bottle $75


Sauvignon Blanc 2020                           

Glass $18  Bottle $75


Chardonnay 2021                                 

Glass $18  Bottle $75


Rose Pinot Noir                                     

Glass $18  Bottle $69     




Shiraz Cabernet 2019                           

Glass $18  Bottle $69


Chambourcin 2020                               

Glass $18  Bottle $75


Ruby Red                                                   

Glass $18  Bottle $75


Cabernet Shiraz 2021                             

Glass $20  Bottle $75


Saddleback 2021                                     

Glass $20  Bottle $75




Arneis 2021                                                 

Glass $20  Bottle $85


Riesling 2020                                               

Glass $20  Bottle $85


Premium Chardonnay 2018                     

Glass $20  Bottle $89


Cabernet Sauvignon BT 2021                 

Glass $20  Bottle $89


Shiraz BT 2018                                             

Glass $20   Bottle $89


Chambourcin 2016                                                     

Bottle $105


Illawarra Flame Cabernet Sauvignon 2015           

Bottle $110


Premium Cabernet Sauvignon 2014                         

Bottle  $114



Chardonnay Pinot Noir $18 / $69

Sparkling Rose $18 / $69



Our Crooked River Wines preservative free beers

Uncle Joe’s Lager 4.5% ABV $12

Uncle Joe’s Pale Ale 4.8% ABV $12

Uncle Joe’s Ginger Beer 5.9% ABV $15



Coopers Mid Strength $9

Coopers Green Pale Ale $11

Balter XPA $14



Aperol Spritz $20

Cosmopolitan $22

Mojito $23

Margarita $23

Espresso Martini $24




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.

Sunday surcharge may apply.


Every Saturday 6pm until 10pm.

Last Dinner booking, 8pm.

Christmas in July Night – Saturday 30th July 2022 

Special Italian Night – Friday 1st July 2022 

Check out our Event page for details.

Friday Dinners starting on 9th September 2022

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

august 2022

18aug10:00 am11:00 amYoga in the Vines10:00 am - 11:00 am

september 2022

01sep10:00 am11:00 amYoga in the Vines10:00 am - 11:00 am

15sep10:00 am11:00 amYoga in the Vines10:00 am - 11:00 am

29sep10:00 am11:00 amYoga in the Vines10:00 am - 11:00 am

october 2022

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

december 2022

10dec(dec 10)11:00 am11(dec 11)10:00 pmConcert in the Vines11:00 am - 10:00 pm (11)


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