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.


Warm home-made sourdough, cultured butter, rosemary thyme oil $14
With marinated olives + $5
With beetroot hummus + $5



Shucked Local Oysters df/gf
Natural with mignonette & lemon $32 half dozen/$49 dozen


Two Courses $69 per person

Three Courses $87 per person



South Coast Mussels gf
White wine, garlic, radish

Suggested wine pairing: CRW 2018 Premium Chardonnay


Kingfish Sashimi gf
Pickled cucumber, puffed quinoa, confetti coriander,
radish, wasabi crème fraiche, soy mirin dressing

Suggested wine pairing: CRW 2020 Classic White


Duck Two Ways gfo
Truffle mash, caramelised onion, char siu glaze

Suggested wine pairing: CRW 2021 Cabernet Shiraz


Charred Smoked Aubergine gf/df
Stuffed with roasted capsicum, tomatoes, tahini tarator

Suggested wine pairing: CRW 2020 Chambourcin



– MAIN –

200g Grass Fed Sirloin (Served Medium) gf
Smoked cauliflower puree, king oyster mushrooms, burnt butter, bone marrow

Suggested wine pairing: CRW 2018 Illawarra Flame


Crispy Barramundi gf/df
Wilted fennel, seafood and sake reduced broth

Suggested wine pairing: CRW 2020 Verdelho


Blue Swimmer Linguine df
Garlic, chilli, tomato confit, pangrattato

Suggested wine pairing: CRW 2020 Semillon


Beetroot Risotto gfo/dfo
Pecorino cream, celery leaf

Suggested wine pairing: CRW 2021 Saddleback Mountain Red






Mango & Coconut Pavlova gf
Textures of mango, coconut & crème fraiche

Suggested wine pairing: CRW Fortified Chocolate


Crooked River Wines Black Forrest Gateau
Kirsch-soaked chocolate sponge, cherry vanilla jam, cherry cocoa mousse

Suggested wine pairing: CRW Fortified Copper






Shoestring Fries
Rosemary, rock salt


Sauteed Broccolini gf
Almonds, pecorino


Pear & Walnut Salad gf
Rocket, pecorino, balsamic


Truffle Mash Potato gf









Pan Fried Barramundi
Fries, tartare sauce


Pesto Pasta
Pecorino cheese




Option 1) 1.2kg approx. Grass Fed Tomahawk Steak for two,
And your choice of 2 sides $149
Allow 1 hour


Option 2) Choice of 2 entrees,
1.2kg approx. Grass Fed Tomahawk Steak for two, & fries $189



Fromage $45
Tarago River triple cream brie, Maffra cloth aged cheddar, Heysen Blue
prosciutto, truffled salami, house relish, pickles, crisp bread




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

Please contact us for bookings

Wine & Drinks List



Magpie Pinot Grigio

glass $16 | bottle $59


Magpie Chardonnay

glass $16 | bottle $59


Foxground Classic White (CRW)

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


Foxground Rose

glass $17 | bottle $65


Magpie Rose Pinot Noir

glass $18 | bottle $69




Ruby Red

glass $18 | bottle $69


Chambourcin 2018

glass $18 | bottle $69


Saddleback Mountain Red 2021

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 


Riesling 2020 glass $20 | bottle $85


Arneis 2021 glass $20 | bottle $85


Premium Chardonnay 2018 glass $20 | bottle $85


Illawarra Flame 2018 glass $20 | bottle $85

(Cabernet Sauvignon/Shiraz/Chambourcin)


Shiraz BT 2018 glass $20 | bottle $85


BT Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 glass $20 | bottle $85


Chambourcin 2016 $95


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


Premium Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 $119




Chardonnay Pinot Noir  glass $18 | bottle $69




Chocolate glass $15 | 500 ml bottle $70

Copper glass $15 | 500ml bottle $70



– 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

Espresso Martini $22





Smirnoff Vodka

Johnny Walker Red Label

Jack Daniels Bourbon
Jameson Whiskey
Bacardi Rum
Gordons Gin


Opening Hours 


Open Wednesday to Sunday from 11.30am until 3pm.

Last Lunch booking, 2pm

The Restaurant is located in the 1st Building.

Closed on Monday and Tuesday.



Opening on the following Dates: 

Saturday 15th January 2022

Saturday 22nd January 2022


Open from 6pm – 8:30pm

Last Dinner booking, 7:30pm


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

february 2022

12feb(feb 12)11:00 am13(feb 13)8:00 pmStomping of the Grapes 202211:00 am - 8:00 pm (13)

april 2022

16apr(apr 16)11:00 am17(apr 17)10:00 pmUnwind in the Vines Festival11:00 am - 10:00 pm (17)

june 2022

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


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