Restaurant Eighty Eight at The Convent - Pokolbin

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Modern Australian
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Overlooking the Wisteria Courtyard at The Convent, Restaurant Eighty Eight at The Convent - Pokolbin serving Breakfast and High Tea in a more relaxed dining experience than Circa 1876, it strongly focuses on using organic produce that is ethical and sustainable with the vast majority sourced from the Estate’s nearby organic kitchen garden, chicken coop, bee hive and quail eggs from our onsite Japanese quails.

Head Chef Christopher Dzidic have collaborated to create a menu that brings to life the flavours of the kitchen garden’s food and injects hints of quirkiness, influenced by Christopher’s own personality.
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JE
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great place.
Beautifully quiet and serene.
Service tasteful and polite and never in your face.
The food was delicious and beautifully presented on the outside veranda.
The day was brilliant, only surpassed by the great atmosphere and company.

NL
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Our waiter was very nice, but the food overall wasn’t good. The flavours were confused. The Salmon was well cooked but the accompanying purple potato was hard as a rock and tasteless. The dessert was bright red, I don’t even remember what it was, and the scattered walnuts were rancid.

J
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service, great food, beautiful setting.
Enjoyed a fantastic 3 course dinner to celebrate out 15th wedding anniversary and 88 didn't disapoint.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Our host was so lovely and cheerful and food was amazing! Thank for a wonderful experience

S
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

A small menu that is executed perfectly. Delightful service that provides the right balance of attention and space. An intimate restaurant in a beautiful setting.

HR
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary dinner, romantic and beautiful. Food was excellent as was the service. Will definately go back.

CK
London
32 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 1

Unfortunately we were 2 of only 4 people in the restaurant which meant zero atmosphere. A shame as some of the food was good but sadly the overall experience was not. It was a Thursday so maybe the weekend would be better.

SP
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

A very relaxing environment perfect for a delicious High Tea experience. Service was excellent, staff were all very friendly. Would definitely recommend to friends and family.

k
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service and atmosphere for couples to visit. The food is well presented and is delicious. Perhaps offering a few more variety of deserts would be good.

KT
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service and view. Have already recommended it to many of my friends. Cannot rate highly enough

TY
Brisbane / QLD
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Excellent venue in Convent Hotel. limited menu choices and wine list. Food quality was very good and service also good. Due to limited menu you need to review menu before reserving a table.

MD
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Stunning venue, beautiful food and excellent service from the staff. Couldn’t fault it.

RV
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful venue with friendly staff. Excellent food and good value for money.

s
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Lovely place however our breakfast reservation was forgotten and the chef had left for the day. The Lady at reception helped us although she wasn't prepared/expecting us for breakfast.

J
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2017
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 2

Great location, beautiful estate but poor and overpriced food.

LD
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2017
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The venue itself is absolutely stunning, and worth visiting for that alone. The service was very good, however the restaurant was virtually empty so not a good gauge of service. The food was a little disappointing. the Lamb in the main course was overcooked, and the Beef Cheeks were dry. The wine was good without being excellent which was also disappointing given you're dining in a supposedly "top" restaurant within one of Australia's best known wine regions!

OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great ambience and service. The food was good too. The only thing that hindered our lovely experience was the terrible stench that engulfed the place towards the end of High Tea. The stench was most likely due to the waste disposal unit (truck) that was operational at the time.

OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent evening with great hospitality and food, didn't see the ghost though

RG
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful high tea experience out on the verandah of the restaurant. The Convent is beautiful and well worth a visit. The staff went out of their way to make it a lovely experience, the high tea food was delicious and all made on site.

OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2017
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 3

The restaurant was lovely and staff were pleasant and welcoming, We thought the High tea was very over priced for what you got. The tiny pastries were not the freshest and the tapioca pudding did not make sense with the rest of the food. The sandwiches were nice and it would've been great to have some more savoury food .

OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

I was a bit disappointed, the food was OK but not great for cost. Also staff not trained I don't think to see outside the square or wait on tables. If a guest doesn't order an entree then you take away the knife/fork. I left my entree knife/fork on the edge of the table near my water glass so they would take it away. I had my water refilled a few times and still my knife/fork sat there. I actually asked them to remove them when dessert was delivered. The menu is very limited which is fine but you would think they would nail the meals but my ribs were dry and so was the beef cheek. We ate at quite a few fantastic restaurants during our time in Hunter Valley and this night was my fiance's birthday and it was our lest favourite to be honest