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Restaurant Reviews

A VegeTARAian dining experience

DINNER AT MARGAN, HUNTER VALLEY 8 July, 2015 By Tara Mathews On a winter getaway to the Hunter Valley with some gal pals last month, one of the things we made sure to fit in was a fancy meal. After throwing around a few ideas we all agreed on dinner at Margan Restaurant in Broke as […]

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Wine country lures city folk

Newcastle Herald By SAM McKEITH June 9, 2015, 6:30 p.m. …Down the road near the town of Broke, at the 100-hectare Margan Wines and Restaurant, owner Lisa Margan stresses sustainability and home-grown produce. “We were the first in the Hunter to do a kitchen garden and we’ve got one of the largest ones anywhere,” said Margan, […]

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Eat, drink and be merry at the Hunter Valley Food and Wine Festival

The Daily Telegraph – May 18, 2015 By Roderick Eime PAT Hansson strains at the stalk of the curious plant, but the stubborn tuber won’t yield. She stabs at the earth around the base a few more times and with a final, triumphant yank the prize is revealed. “What the deuce is that?” I ask, […]

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Carla Grossetti writes about the Margan 100 Metre Meal

The Original 100-Metre Meal @ Margan Restaurant The Hunter Valley’s ascension to culinary stardom was cemented with the arrival of Margan 10 years ago. While wine was at the forefront of Andrew and Lisa Margan’s early form in the region – they have been making wine in the district for about two decades – the […]

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Our White Label Lunch in The Herald

Vintage Talk in Superb Setting -Jim Keller Newcastle Herald, May, 2015 THERE is something to be said for a lunch where the main topic of conversation is wine. The 10th annual Margan’s White Label Lunch in the winery’s barrel room is such an event. The event is so popular (sold out at $135 per head) […]

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Liz Love reviews Margan Restaurant

RESTAURANT REVIEW: Margan Restaurant By LIZ LOVE Jan. 23, 2015, 9:30 p.m. SINCE the recent good rains, the Broke-Fordwich sub-region of the Hunter Valley is revelling in a new, green lease of life. Healthy cattle and sheep graze on lush pastures, dams are refreshed and vines are putting on a flush of growth in preparation […]

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Cooking Schools from Garden to Plate

Fabulous Garden to Plate Cooking Schools with Margan Chef Michael Robinson. Start your adventure with a tour of the beautiful Margan Kitchen Garden led by our horticulturist Pat Hansson.  Return to the kitchen with garden produce for a cooking school with renowned chef Michael Robinson.  Afterwards, kick back and enjoy the rewards of your labour with […]

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Margan Recipe on The Bread & Butter Chef

Carrot, date and pistachio cake By : Kylie | September 7, 2014 | Category : Cake, Celebration, Dessert Ingredients 125 g self raising flour 1/2 teaspoon powdered ginger ½ teaspoon of mixed spice 1/2 cup brown sugar, firmly packed 2/3 cup light olive oil 2 free range eggs 2 cups grated carrot 1/2 cup chopped dates ½ cup chopped pistachio nuts Method Preheat […]

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Margan Recipe at Australian Women Online

Carpaccio of Kingfish with Picalilli, Capers and White Balsamic Dressing September 2, 2014 by Australian Women Online This free recipe is by Head Chef Michael Robinson of Margan Restaurant based in the beautiful Broke Fordwich wine sub-region of the Hunter Valley in New South Wales. Known as ‘the tranquil side of the Hunter Valley’, the region offers an […]

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Acclaimed agri-dining at its best

Elle Living Magazine August 2014 – Stacey Anne Rodrigues If there’s one thing we appreciate about heading out to the country, it’s that you can easily find out precisely where your food came from, like the 100m meal at Margan Restaurant & Winery. It’s been called “acclaimed agri-dining at its best”, as the kitchen acquires […]

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Cooking Workshop & Garden Tour review

Lovely review from Misty Valley Farm… In between pruning, fixing netting and building a mega new veggie patch, we occasionally get some time off! Recently, we managed to take a Friday out to visit Margan Estate in Broke. We went for a cooking workshop and lunch hosted by chef Michael Robinson, but the highlight was touring the […]

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Margan Restaurant and Wines – Not To Be Missed

Sydney, Kids, Food and Travel – MARCH 12, 2014 By Seana Smith Visit Margan Restaurant and Wines – Not To Be Missed! You really must visit Margan Wines and try the restaurant too. It’s a very special place. There’s a working farm which produces most of the food cooked in the kitchen. The menu is based […]

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Flawless!

HI Jacqui, Thankyou so much for all the time and effort you and all your staff, put in on the weekend. I really could not have asked for anything more! It is a hard task for all to kept so many diverse people within one group happy, and I take my hat off to you […]

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The Highest Calibre

Hi Jacqui, I was just so impressed with the lunch. Food, drinks and service were of the highest calibre. I had a fantastic experience, as did every other person I have spoken to. I am sure all those who enjoyed the excellent event will be full of praise  for Margan and the talents of yourself, the chef. […]

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Hunter Valley Destination Hot Spot = Margan

Australia for the vinitourist September 17, 2013 Jeni Port Wine writer Click for more photos   In the 1990s and noughties, a new Australian wine producer was born every 61 hours. It was a heady time and for every wine maker setting up vines there was an olive grove popping up nearby or a cheese factory, […]

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