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“…if you only have one meal in the Hunter make it at Margan. Almost everything is grown onsite… wonderful, contemporary food. It’s “wow” stuff.”

– John Lethlean

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Margan RESTAURANT

Margan Wines was established in 1996 and Margan Restaurant opened its doors a decade later. As the pioneers of Agri-Dining in the Hunter Valley we are committed to our ‘estate grown, estate made’ ethos.

We craft our menus around the harvest from our one-hectare kitchen garden & orchard to maintain a hyper-local focus. In addition, we have our own olive trees, free range chickens, beehives and raise our own lambs, all of which is incorporated into our menus.

We love to champion the quality produce of the region and collaborate with our neighbours and farm gate producers for olive oil, poultry, milk and sustainably reared animals. The Hunter Valley used to be an ancient seabed millions of years ago but now is an inland region. So for seafood we source from the coast of Newcastle and Port Stephens and only use sustainable species.

As farmers, we are committed to looking after the land and are certified with Sustainable Winegrowing Australia (first and only HV restaurant and winery). Our accreditation benchmarks us internationally to ISO 14000 for best practice in environmental stewardship. Additionally, we are headed towards carbon neutrality.

With delicious food, goes great wine so we offer a large selection of Margan wines (of course) along with some regional favourites and Australian and International heroes. We align with smaller estate and single vineyard producers and those who, like us also champion Sustainable Farming, Organic and Biodynamic Viticulture.  We look forward to welcoming you soon.

Lisa Margan

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Recent Awards & Accolades:

National Good Food Guide – One Chef Hat 2018, 2019, 2020

Top 10 Regional NSW Restaurants – Gourmet Traveller 2015, 2017, 2018

Winner – Excellence in Food Tourism, Australian Tourism Awards, 2014, 2016, 2017

Winner – Excellence in Food Tourism, NSW & Hunter Tourism Awards – Hall of Fame

 

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We are proud of our achievements over the years and humbled by the accolades and feedback we have received. We sincerely thank each one of our Team Margan for their dedication and passion and every guest for their patronage.

Andrew and Lisa

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  • 5 star ratingAwesome experience, awesome staff, quality food - a must do in the Hunter My partner finished dry July and we decided to celebrate with "the Ultimate Margan Experience". We arrived early which was no issue, served bubbles on arrival. Next we ventured with Jess to complete a vineyard tour. Her knowledge, friendly personality and enthusiasm for the industry was refreshing and she gave us a great tour through the garden, barrell hall and winery facilities. The 5 course meal that followed was awesome and all staff were professional and knowledgeable.

    Following lunch we had a wine tasting to try the rest of the wines that we hadn't already tried. The staff member who served us was super friendly and gave great background to all the wines.

    Overall everything was impressive, if you do one thing in Broke do this!!

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    5 star ratingAwesome experience, awesome staff, quality food - a must do in the Hunter My partner finished dry July and we decided to celebrate with "the Ultimate Margan Experience". We arrived early which was no issue, served bubbles on arrival. Next we ventured with Jess to complete a vineyard tour. Her knowledge, friendly personality and enthusiasm for the industry was refreshing and she gave us a great tour through the garden, barrell hall and winery facilities. The 5 course meal that followed was awesome and all staff were professional and knowledgeable.

    Following lunch we had a wine tasting to try the rest of the wines that we hadn't already tried. The staff member who served us was super friendly and gave great background to all the wines.

    Overall everything was impressive, if you do one thing in Broke do this!!

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    5 star ratingMost amazing food experience We had the pleasure of having the truffle degustation! The food, wine,location & service were divine!
    One of the best meals I’ve ever had!
    We can’t wait to go back!

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  • 5 star ratingReally was an 'ultimate experience' What a wonderful ‘ultimate’ experience we had on Sunday. The Margan vision, the genuinely sustainable action, the quality of food and wine, and the staff were all brilliant. Highly recommend. Five stars!

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    4 star ratingGreat country dining location Clean, modern design. Fire adds comfort on cold days. Outdoor dining possible on warm days although sadly, given COVID, this was not available on a sunny 19 degree day. Most tables were spaced more than 2m apart. Although some waiters wore masks, including ours, the waiter pulled the mask down to talk to us - really why bother wearing one! Some waiters wore masks some of the time but took them off at times, even when talking at close quarters to customers.
    I had lamb as a main course (lunch menu was limited to this or fish as mains). There was some gristle which had to be cut off and discarded from the small serving. I liked the taste. Entree and desserts were enjoyable (gnocchi/citrus based respectively - choice of entree but not dessert). Payment was by credit card in full at the time of booking.
    Very good wines produced there and available for both dining and cellar door purchase.

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    5 star ratingDelicious all round Amazingly fresh food, great wine with friendly service and a lovely atmosphere! Perfect night out with friends and family 🙂

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  • 5 star ratingAmazing cellar door! I had an amazing cellar door experience! Jess was super knowledgeable and she went onto great detail about each wine.

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    5 star ratingAmazing Food & Service We dined at Margan’s restaurant this past Friday for dinner and everything was exceptional.

    The food as always was delicious and the server was a fountain knowledge about each dish served and every wine from the Sommelier’s Selection. I really enjoyed listening and talking to her about the wines.

    I can’t wait for my next visit!

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    5 star ratingTerrific lunch at a winery for the future We recently spent five days in the Hunter Valley for a friend's big birthday (luckily NOT our usual destination, Sydney, on this occasion). On our last day we went for lunch at Margan and it was one of the highlights of our visit. The food was tremendous and knowing that most of it came from just outside the doors of the restaurant was a major plus. The well-priced matching wines were a great pleasure and both food and wine were placed in front of us by charming, helpful and knowledgeable staff. The view over the rows of vines to the mountains behind were a highly suitable backdrop and the rammed earth walls complemented the view. Don't forget to check out the large function space next to the restaurant, well worth the look.

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  • 5 star ratingLunch We calledwererel in for lunch on a trip out from Camelford, we were greeted at the door by a very friendly lady. All Covid rules were adered to.
    I ordered chicken n bacon pasta, my partner had chilli concarni, Both.meals were absolutely delicious 10/10

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    5 star ratingAbsolutely Delicious 5 Courses and Wines - Absolutely Delicious
    We organised a 5 course dinner with matching wines, and they definitely didn’t disappoint!
    From the beginning of the night when we walked in and was greeted by the friendly team (Brittany and Maddie) we had the best experience ever!
    Our experience started with the Cocktails with Brittany and She is a Customer Service Managers Dream! Couldn’t have asked a more fabulous way to spend our birthdays celebrating!
    The Head Chef briefed the team on my allergic reactions (which I overheard) and was very pleased about their policies of washing hands between every service.
    Then our between waitress Maddie made the night even more special by making us laugh and being a delight.
    The food was fabulous, and it was made even better with the paired wines.
    The food was amazing, the service was even better! And the atmosphere was beautiful. The fireplace was nice and warm and it was lovely being able to have a drink by the fireplace before and after dinner.
    Thank you to the team for making us feel so special.
    We will be back for Sure!

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    5 star ratingFantastic Lunch! When you first arrive at Margan Winery, there is an immediate friendly, warm atmosphere that welcomes you. When seated at your table the experience begins and you think “there is no other place I would rather be”. The friendliness of the staff and the amazing food which is created by Chef Joey is sheer bliss and you know the next couple of hours tasting the delicious food with accompanying wines was well worth wait.

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  • 5 star ratingSuperb lunch experience at the far end of the Hunter Valley Five out of five for food, service and experience .
    I booked a package containing a winery tour, wine tasting and degustation menu.
    Could not be happier.
    The tour of vineyards, their organic kitchen gardens and wine-making facilities was fun and informative without being pompous pompous (which too often is the case with winery tours). The tour was just long enough (with tasting of 3 wines, straight from the barrels) and ended with a generous tasting of further 4 or 5 wines.
    This was followed by a 5-course degustation lunch which was outstanding. Everything you get to eat or drink comes from their own farm or the immediate vicinity.
    Service by Victoria was superb. Friendly, professional and (wine wise) informative. Again, very generous pours at the (optional extra) wine matching.
    Definately one of the best meals and hospitality experiences of late.
    I will be back and bring appreciative friends.
    Good value for money and no pushing to but from their cellar door!

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    5 star ratingAnniversary gift What an amazing experience at Margan Wines Friday lunch. Superb food - a degustation with perfect portions and beautiful wines to match. Will be back with friends

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    5 star rating''Absolutely Amazing Experience - Best Food and Wine in the Hunter Valley" This is a gem. From the moment we putted up we knew we were in for a memorable experience. If you're looking for the 'wow' factor, we highly recommend a wine tasting followed by the 5 course degustation lunch. A simply beautiful location, cosy and inviting cellar door, great people and great wine. The wonderful Jess who looked after us, was friendly and knowledgeable. The wines are diverse in flavour, exciting blends and many varieties. So much so, we bought 34 bottles!
    The restaurant service was outstanding and the food was exceptional. Fresh produce picked from the garden. Each course was innovative, perfectly presented and absolutely mouth watering. Can't wait to go back!

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Gourmet Traveller

On your next visit to the Hunter Valley, devote some time to exploring the subregion of Broke Fordwich, home to a community of wineries with an infectious passion for their little slice of paradise. Margan Wines is one of these...

John Lethlean – The Australian

…if you only have one meal in the Hunter make it at Margan. Almost everything is grown onsite… wonderful, contemporary food. It’s “wow” stuff.

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