WHERE THE FARM MEETS THE PLATE…

Restaurant

 

Crooked River dining serves to celebrate its extraordinary surroundings by offering an inspiring menu that showcases our chefs’ creativity. Our Head Chef Dane Tobias is incredibly talented and has a massive focus on sourcing all local produce. He has trained alongside celebrity chefs Jamie Oliver and Rick Stein in Britain and has catered a string of celebrity events through his career. A spectacular setting with views overlooking the vineyard, Crooked River Restaurant is the perfect location for your upcoming occasion.

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

 

 

– TO BEGIN –

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 kimchi dressing $25 half dozen/$36 dozen

 

– ENTREES –

 

Potato Gnocchi v

Gazpacho, goat’s camembert

 

Lamb Neck Nicoise gf/dfo

green goodness sauce, black olive crumb

 

Smoked Skirt of Beef gf

fermented mushroom crème sauce, house dill pickle

 

Australian Octopus gf/dfo

cooked over coals Seared scallop, fennel and citrus dressing

 

– MAINS –

 

Market Fish gfo/df

kimchi and olive pangritata, truffled celeriac remoulade

 

Sous Vide Cornfed Chicken gf/df 

rapini, kara boondi, coconut sauce

 

Chargrilled Peppered Eye Fillet gf

saffron milk mash, sauce verde, heirloom tomato

 

Sri Lankan Beetroot Curry gfo

baby target beets, saffron rice, coconut yogurt, chapattis

 

– DESSERTS –

 

Soft Apricot Nougat gf

hazelnut poached apricots, hazelnuts, pistachio nut crumble

 

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

 

 

– SIDES –

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

 

 

– SEAFOOD –

 

Fresh Egg Pasta, South Australian Clams, Tiger Prawns

garlic chilli white wine sauce, bottarga $38

 

– SHARE PLATE –

 

Seafood Platter for Two gf

charred Morton Bay bugs (4), chilli garlic tiger king prawns (4),  

coal charred Australian octopus, fresh clams, Sydney rock oysters (6),

Tasmanian smoked salmon, pimento salt and pepper squid, scallops in the shell with mandarin dressing,

wakame and pickled ginger, shoestring fries and aioli $170

 

 

– FROMAGE –

Small $28 | Large $45

 

fine local and international farmhouse and artisan cheeses,

served with Crooked River bread, pickled apricots, olives

 

– CHILDREN’S MEALS –

$25

 

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

 

 

ENTREES

Fennel crispy pork belly, onion soubise, cardamom manuka honey glaze, lotus root

Heirloom baby carrots, smoked aubergine, beetroot fluid gel, vinnocotto raisins, toasted grains, goats curd

Native bush spiced eden hot smoked salmon, beetroot relish, samphire, creme fraiche

Chicken involtini saltimbocco, parmesan polenta mash, cranberry and sage buerre noisette

Sumac lamb fillet, persian lime grilled vegetables, rose water yogurt

Szechuan crispy duck breast, fragrant Vietnamese salad, nam jim

 

MAINS

Black Angus beef fillet, braised calvernero, paris mash, pink peppercorn jus

Native pepperberry lamp rump, thyme bake polenta, lemon myrtle greens, pommegranite jus

Crispy skin barramundi, tuscan peppernata, crispy serrano ham, aged balsamic vinegar

Proscuitto wrapped spatchcock, carrot ginger puree, red quinoa, fried aubergine, pistachio nuts and cilantro

Gremolata portobello mushroom, wet polenta, burrata cheese, truffle oil

 

DESSERTS

Pecan nut maple tart, drunken bourbon pears, raw honey, lemon myrtle gelato

Iranian sticky date banana pudding, spiced caramel, vanilla bean ice cream

Brazillian creme caramel, coconut sugu, pistachio nut toille, hibiscus flower compote

Coconut and kaffa lime pearl pannacotta, blueberries, luchee, passionfruit, caramel, dehydrated mandarines

Flourless chocolate, hazelnut tortina, ganache, vanilla bean creme fraiche and wild berry sorbet

 

CANAPES

 

HOT CANAPES

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

 

COLD CANAPES

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

 

SUBSTANTIAL CANAPES

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

 

SWEET CANAPES

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

 

 

– ESTATE GROWN WHITE WINES –

Moscato 

glass $12 | bottle $45

 

Foxground Rose

glass $12 | bottle $45

 

Foxground Classic White

glass $12 | bottle $45

 

Verdelho

glass $12 | bottle $45

 

Premium Sauvignon Blanc

glass $15 | bottle $55

 

Estate White 2018

glass $15 | bottle $55

 

Semillon 2018

glass $15 | bottle $55

 

Savagnin 2018

glass $15 | bottle $55

 

 
– ESTATE GROWN RED WINES –

 

Shiraz BT 2015

glass $15 | bottle $55

 

Cabernet Sauvignon BT 2015

glass $15 | bottle $55

 

Saddleback Mountain Blend 2015

(Cabernet Sauvignon/Sangiovese/Chambourcin)

glass $15 | bottle $55

 

Chambourcin 2016

glass $15 | bottle $55

 

Foxground Cabernet Shiraz 2015

glass $15 | bottle $55

 

Black Label Shiraz 2015

glass $15 | bottle $65

 

Black Label Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

glass $15 | bottle $65

 

– OLDER ESTATE GROWN RED WINES –

 

Black Top Romance Red 2015 (sweet red)

bottle $65

 

Illawarra Flame Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

(Cabernet Sauvignon/Chambourcin/Shiraz)

bottle $65

 

Premium Shiraz 2014

bottle $65

 

Premium Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

bottle $65

 

– ESTATE GROWN SPARKLING WINE –

 

Chardonnay Pinot Noir

bottle $65

 

Sparkling Rose

bottle $55

 

– NON ESTATE WINES –

 

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

$9

 

James Boags Light Premium

$7

 

Corona

$8

 

Crown Lager

$8

 

Cider – Apple

$10

 

– STANDARD SPIRITS –

$12

  

 

 

– TOP SHELF SPIRITS –

$20

 

Opening Hours

 

~ LUNCH ~

Wednesday to Sunday

from 11:30am

Closed Monday & Tuesday

~ DINNER ~

Saturday evenings

Make a booking / enquiry

 

Get in touch for more details on our wedding packages.

(02) 4234 0975 or [email protected]

Reviews

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

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