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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.  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!

Open for dinner On Saturday
midweek 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

 

– STARTER –

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

 

– 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 $80

 

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

 

 

– SIDES –

$15.00

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

 

– DESSERT –

$18.00

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

 

 

– CHILDREN’S MEALS –

$23.00

 

Cheeseburger

Fries

 

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

 

 

– WHITE WINES / ROSE-

 

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     

 


– 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 $20  Bottle $75

 

Saddleback 2021                                     

Glass $20  Bottle $75

 

– CELLARED WINES –

 

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

 

– 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

– ANTIPASTI –

Our focaccia, Sardinian flat bread and olives. Tuscan olive oil.

 

– PRIMI –

Spanner crab, our gnocchi, sauce of guanciale, prosecco, tarragon and basil

Rigatoni Alla vodka

 

– SECONDI –

Beef cheek, handmade agnolotti, cavlo nero, globe artichoke.

 

– DOLCI –

Limoncello and a sorbet made from the limes off our tree.

Ricotta doughnuts, chocolate zabaglione

 

– TICKETS –

6 Courses, $99 per person

Please advise our team of any dietary requirements or food allergies in advance.

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 Saturday 6pm until 10pm.

Last Dinner booking, 8pm.

 

Special Italian Night – Friday 1st July 2022 

Check out our Event 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

august 2022

05aug6:00 pm10:00 pmItaliano Night!6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

october 2022

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

 

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