Blue Wren - Mudgee

4.8
57 reviews
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Join us at Blue Wren as we showcase the region's newest dining experience. Let us take your senses on a discovery through our degustation tasting menu, showcasing the very best local produce on offer.

Guests are invited to dine either at an intimate table in our restaurant, or positioned at an exclusive place at the kitchen work bench. Here you are open to engage and discuss every part of your culinary journey with our chef.
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EW
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Loved our night out at Blue Wren! Everything was delicious apart from the sticky rice ice cream, just not our taste. Courses could probably be spread out a little more to give you time to digest and finish your wine but utterly enjoyed the food and our night! Great customer service by both waiters and chefs. Loved seeing the Chefs whip up our next course. Highly recommend! We chose to match the wines with our course!

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TV
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Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food at Blue Wren was simply outstanding. All the dishes were really creative, thoughtful and absolutely delicious. We were lucky enough to be seated at Chef’s table and had a great laugh chatting with Chef Nathan as he prepared our food. We would strongly recommend Blue Wren, it’s a must visit in Mudgee.

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RS
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best meals and experiences I’ve ever had at a restaurant. Sat at the chef’s table chatting to Nathan about the amazing dishes he creates was a very special experience. The food was incredible. Highly recommmend. One to remember, for sure. Big thanks to Nathan and Paul for such an incredible and very special evening.

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JA
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Extremely friendly welcoming, outstanding attention to detail with the food, good advice with wine. All round a satisfying night out.

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TR
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Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Highly recommend, the meals were impeccable and outstanding service in a relaxed atmosphere.

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A
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the best food I have ever eaten was delicious

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AM
London
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Flavoursome and unique. Beautiful flavours. Everyone complimented the chef whos new to the restaurant. Lovely setting inside the restaurant and personable staff. Definitely recommend

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R
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent innovative degustation menu. Great personalised service. Interesting and thoughtful touches. Expected something good, but we were blown away.

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JR
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a lovely dinner to celebrate by daughter’s birthday. A warm friendly greeting. The food was freshly prepared and delicious and we watched the chefs preparing the food in the open kitchen area. The accompanying wines were lovely with the different courses.
It’s a small restaurant with limited seating, but this made it more personal.
It is expensive, but great for a special occasion.

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PC
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Could not fault the experience at Blue Wren.
Great venue, great staff and most importantly great food.
Looking forward to the next visit to Mudgee and the Blue Wren.

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AS
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We couldn’t be happier with our experience. Paul took such good care of us and had great knowledge of the food, wine and region. Chef Nathan prepared a degustation menu that was delicious and interesting. We had a beautiful evening!

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JC
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Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were visiting Mudgee to celebrate our 18th wedding anniversary and were very fortunate to get a table at Blue Wren and lucky enough to enjoy their new menu beautifully cooked and presented by 2 new chefs. Our whole dining experience was 10/10

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CS
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated our wedding anniversary with a beautiful 5 course degustation. The service we received has 5 star and we thoroughly enjoyed our visit. We look forward to returning!

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MC
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

1st visit was for Mothers day dinner, service excellent & food outstanding with the duck ice cream and coco steak standouts (it was all standout).

I've since taken my wife for our anniversary and she was delighted with the experience and memorable food quality, we booked a little early at 6pm as we also took our 3yo Son who was also very welcomed

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KB
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Food was special but very rich and servings are large and filling.

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GW
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Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service from Paul was very attentive through the night and Steve in the kitchen cooked up a storm
Excellent food paired with a good mixture of local and Blue Wren wines

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r
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Had a very enjoyable Sunday lunch. good food. fixed menu.. but hey.. worth trying a something different. Friendly staff and Chef, who shared stories with us while we dined at Chefs table - close to the action. We found their #915 Shiraz very enjoyable and not over priced, ( food also good value ) which is sometimes the case when dining out at cellar door venues.

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NI
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We’d like me to thank Paul and Steve for a wonderful evening. Both personable and professional. The space is wonderful and our experience was one of the best in a long time.
Thanks Blu Wren
Nick

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r
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I have been living in Mudgee for a while and never heard of this restaurant before. Decided to give it a try with my wife and we were both very pleasantly surprised.
They keep quite small seating and small staff numbers, but give an excellent quality of meal for a good price.
It does not have the profile of the other high level restaurants in Mudgee - but the food is just as good.

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ST
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My mother, sister, girlfriends and I went to Blue Wren for a lunch to kick off my hens weekend in Mudgee. The location is so beautiful and rustic while still maintaining that luxe feel. Myself and my mum are vegetarian and chef Steve whipped us up our own specialty meals which were amazing! Affordable...flexible...gourmet...it was a wonderful experience watching Steve cook from our table in the open kitchen. Cant wait to go back on my next visit to mudgee

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LD
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Fantastic and highly recommended. A truly beautiful evening of amazing food and wine. Impeccable service. Would love to go again.

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MB
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

My husband and I were in Mudgee for the weekend and booked Blue Wren on recommendation from a local. The restaurant is well set up and styled industrial chic but is still warm and cozy. The fire was very welcoming on a cold winters night.
The service is great and the personal stories along with each course are a nice touch so are the menu cards which are so elegantly done.
The food is all delicious, the pea and ham soup to die for and the wine was paired very well.

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SG
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The five course degustation was just brilliant! The food was creative and delicious, and the wines were paired perfectly. A very memorable evening of dining and will return again most definitely!

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S
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The degustation along with service was excellent. Will highly recommend a visit to our friends. Loved the nutella mousse!

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J
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The tasting menu was outstanding. Steve, the chef and creator of the degustation menu
was knowledgeable, very experienced and entertaining. Best of all he was happy to share some of his culinary secrets and carefully explained how he had put each of the delicious courses together. Highly recommended for a special culinary experience.

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LH
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dined at Blue Wren on Saturday and it was a delight! From the car service that picked us up at the hotel to the food and staff the whole night was a standout. The food was delectable and thought through and the matching wines fabulous!

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EA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Wonderful experience and scenery. We didn’t realise the lunch menu has no choice (only what’s served for the day) thus had different expectation, no fault of the chef of course. We’re seated at the chef table and he was happy to chat about the technique. The service is very friendly and efficient. It’s doesn’t normally cater for kids, but the chef was happy to cook something simple for my daughter (she’s 7).

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H
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Lovely ambience and setting and fantastic service however I would have liked to have had the option to choose how well done my beef medallion was. Also while the duck dish was very interesting and the duck liver ice cream tasty, it did seem a slightly odd combination. Overall though, good food and wine and a really lovely spot for a special occasion.

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D
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal, great wine, outstanding service and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves

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DM
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had read the Blue Wren was' the place to go' near Mudgee; so we booked a lunch at the Chef's Table on the Saturday. All the staff were friendly and helpful. Steve, the chef, seem to 'warm' to us as he let us into the secrets of his dishes. The food was special and crafted in presentation with a delicious 815 red. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit and left with recommendations of where else to visit over the weekend. The Blue Wren is a gem!

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TN
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

5 courses of outstanding textures, colours and flavours that we have not experienced elsewhere. The 1st course of pea mint ham asparagus egg ham hock broth was a delight visually and with it's silky palate it was hard not to lick the bowl. The 2nd course included perfectly cooked (rare) duck breast with a truly unforgettable duck liver ice cream brulee. What a treat! Please sir could we have more? But by the time we completed our gastronomic feast we were well and truly stuffed!!
Congratulations to both Paul and Steve for providing us with a gastronomic experience to remember our trip to Mudgee.

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CO
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall it was a great experience and we really enjoyed every aspect of our Mothers' Day lunch. Thanks to the staff for that!

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G
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had dinner there last Saturday and had absolutely amazing night. The ambience and the set up is stunning! Had the matching wines with the 5 courses meal, which we both really liked.
As to the food - great quality, great combination of flavours. The portions were quite big for a tasting menu though - by the 4th course I was too full, but that is because i was eating all of the other courses as I really loved them!

One thing i could change in the experience is the use of sharper knifes for some of the meals - found it a little hard to cut the duck/pork/beef with a normal table knife, even though they were quite tender.

Would totally recommend for a special occasion or even if you just want to treat yourselves to an amazing fine dining night.

They also offer a convenient well priced car service which comes in handy when you want to enjoy the beautiful wines on offer.

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WR
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a fantastic evening we had. The service fron staff was Second to none. The food was incredible. Have already told friends to put the Blue Wren on their to do list when visiting Mudgee.

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LE
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

we went with friends for dinner and found it just perfect! Food was great, atmosphere lovely and we got picked up from our front door in Mudgee. Will defiantly be visiting again.

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CB
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you for a wonderful evening. The food and restaurant was sensational! Was a lovely dining experience and would highly recommend it. Make sure you arrive at the restaurant hungry - there was so much food we couldn't eat it all! Really was an outstanding experience. They also offer a chaffeur service, wish we had of thought to use it.

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SH
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Great food and service. We felt well looked after and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Would definitely return.

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AV
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a beautiful and elegant fine dining experience. Karen & Steve were lovely and made everything perfect. Great way to enjoy Mudgee! Will definitely be back.

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KK
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We absolutely loved our meal at Blue Wren - exciting, interesting and delicious food with fantastic, personal service and all at a reasonable price for fine dining. Would highly recommend!

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CB
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazingly delicious, culinary adventure! Such a lovely spot, lovely people and a very personal touch. Great food and great wine!

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