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Restaurant

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.

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.

For groups exceeding 12 people a pre-ordered alternate drop menu

OR

pre-ordered share platter menu selection is required

 

Sourdough bread, cultured butter $6 per person

 

Shucked Local Oysters $27 half dozen/$49 dozen

Natural with house ponzu

OR

 Kilpatrick, pancetta, Worcestershire

Suggested wine pairing: CRW Sparkling Chardonnay Pinot Noir

 

– STARTER –

Burrata gfo

Fattoush style salad of ox heart tomatoes, sumac, basil, sourdough, vincotto dressing

Suggested wine pairing: CRW 2021Chardonnay

 

Local Snapper Ceviche gf/df

Kohlrabi, bottarga, finger lime dressing

Suggested wine pairing: CRW 2020 Savignin

 

Summer Salad gfo/dfo

Asparagus, zucchini, soft boiled hens egg, pancetta, pine nuts

Suggested wine pairing: CRW 2021 Sauvignon Blanc

 

Spencer Gulf Large King Prawns gf

Grilled with black garlic butter, lime from our tree

Suggested wine pairing: CRW 2020 Semillon

 

– MAIN –

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

Local King brown mushrooms, Jerusalem artichoke puree, nasturtium

Suggested wine pairing: CRW 2021 Cabernet Sauvignon BT

 

Pan Roasted Fish of the Day gf/dfo

Fraser isle spanner crab, fried cauliflower, brown butter

Suggested wine pairing: CRW 2020 Savagnin

 

Confit Local Duck Leg gf/dfo

Lemon myrtle, fermented onions, du puy lentils, parsnip puree, sprouts, jus

Suggested wine pairing: CRW Ruby Red

 

Grilled Local Lamb Rump gf/df

Spring peas, shallot oil, jus

Suggested wine pairing: CRW 2018 Shiraz BT

 

Potato Gnocchi

Mélange of local mushrooms, tempura enoki, Reggiano

Suggested wine pairing: CRW 2020 Riesling

 

 

– SHARE PLATES –

 

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

 

– SIDES –

$15.00

Fries df

 

Crooked River Green Salad gf/df

Leaves from our garden, chives, avocado, torn herbs, chardonnay vinaigrette

 

Roasted Dutch Carrots gf/dfo

Smoked hay butter, local honey, almonds

 

Wood Roasted Butternut Pumpkin gf/dfo

Sage, beurre noisette

 

Crispy Chat Potatoes gf/df

St David dairy crème fraiche, chives

 

– DESSERT –

$18.00

Shortcrust Chocolate Tart

Blood orange, vanilla bean ice cream

 

Mille-feuille of Passionfruit

Custard, brick pastry tuille, sorbet

 

Crème Caramel gf

Local jersey milk, almond crunch

 

CRW Grazing Platter $45

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

Chef’s selection of cured meats, house relish, pickles, lavosh

 

– CHILDREN’S MEALS –

$23.00

 

Cheeseburger

Fries

 

Crumbed Snapper Goujons

Fries, tartare sauce

 

Sugo Pasta

Pecorino cheese

 

2 Course $75 per person

Please advise our waitstaff of any dietary requirements or food allergies

Menu Subject to Change|1.5% Card Transaction Fee Applies | Sunday Surcharge Applies

Please be advised that we are a cashless business and no longer accept cash.

Please contact us for bookings

Wine & Drinks List

 

– WHITE WINES / ROSÉ –

 

Chardonnay 2021

Glass $18 Bottle $75

 

Classic White 2020

Glass $17  Bottle $65

 

Semillon 2020

Glass $17  Bottle $69

 

Savagnin 2020

Glass $18  Bottle $75

 

Sauvignon Blanc 2020

Glass $18 Bottle $69

 

Riesling 2020

Glass $20  Bottle $85

 

Kirk Pengilly Rosé

Glass $18 Bottle $69

 


– RED WINES –

 

Shiraz Cabernet 2019

Glass $18  Bottle $69

 

Chambourcin 2020

Glass $18  Bottle $75

 

Ruby Red

Glass $18  Bottle $75

 

Cabernet Shiraz 2021

Glass $18 Bottle $75

 

Saddleback 2021

Glass $18  Bottle $75

 

Shiraz 2021

Glass $18 Bottle $69

 

– CELLARED WINES –

 

Arneis 2021

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

 

– SPARKLING WINES –

Chardonnay Pinot Noir $18 / $69

Sparkling Rose $18 / $69

 

– CRW HAND CRAFTED DRAUGHT BEER –

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

 

– CRAFT BEER –

Coopers Mid Strength $9

Coopers Green Pale Ale $11

Balter XPA $14

 

– COCKTAILS –

Aperol Spritz $20

Cosmopolitan $22

Mojito $23

Margarita $23

Espresso Martini $24

 

– STANDARD SPIRITS –

$14

Smirnoff Vodka

Johnny Walker Red Label

Jack Daniels Bourbon

Jameson Whiskey

Bacardi Rum

Gordons Gin

 

Please be advised that we are a cashless business and no longer accept cash.

Opening Hours 

~ LUNCH ~

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.

~ DINNER ~

Every Friday and Saturday 6pm until 10pm.

Last Dinner booking, 8pm.

5 Course Degustation Dinner – Friday the 25th of November 2022

Crooked River Wines Christmas Dinner Celebrations – Friday the 9th of December and Friday the 23rd of December 2022

27th of December open for lunch

12pm until 5pm.

Last Lunch booking, 2pm.

3rd of January open for lunch

12pm until 5pm.

Last Lunch booking, 2pm.

New Years Day 2023 – 3 Course Lunch + DJ

Check out our What’s On page for details. Be sure to make a reservation to avoid missing out!

Make a booking

Call (02) 4234 0975 or book online below.

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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