Emerson’s, Hunter Valley

Over the Anzac Day long weekend, we went off to the Hunter Valley region just north of the Sydney metro area. It was a bit of an gloomy start with dark clouds looming in the horizon and drizzling rain as we passed through Cessnock and towards the area of Lovedale.

We’d pre-booked our brunch via Dimmi at 10.30am Sunday at:

Emerson’s

Emerson’s is located on the Adina Vineyard, which has a cellar door, spa and accommodation. A Modern Australian restaurant, Emerson’s has a nice contemporary decor with seating inside, at the bar, as well as outside on a porch that overlooks the vineyard and accommodations.

Interior
Interior

Despite the cold weather, we braved the outside. A few other tables were also outside, but ended up moving in because of the cold.

Outside table
Outside table

I have to say, I really like their glasses, which have a tinge of green. And each table features fresh little flowers.

But you can see that grey sky threatening to pour…

Flat white
Flat white $4

D2D orders his usual flat white to warm up the day.

You can view the menu online here. Breakfast ranges from $15-18, and boasts a FIVE egg omelette. The breakfast menu is only available from 8-11am on the weekends.

They also offer degustation and course banquet menus.

Our food arrives!

ESTATE GROWN VEGETABLE FRITTATA WITH BINNORIE LABNA CHEESE
ESTATE GROWN VEGETABLE FRITTATA WITH BINNORIE LABNA CHEESE – $17

This is D2D’s estate grown vegetable frittata ($17), which was a fairly big size (8″ diameter) and came with a piece of sourdough. It was tasty, but a bit too oily for our tastes.

HOUSE COOKED MIX BEAN RAGOUT, CHORIZO SAUSAGE, FRIED EGG & TOASTED BREAD  - $15
HOUSE COOKED MIX BEAN RAGOUT, CHORIZO SAUSAGE, FRIED EGG & TOASTED BREAD – $15

I ordered the bean and chorizo ragout with fried egg and toasted bread. The ragout came in a cute little red pot and it was super rich. I struggled to finish it despite it being a small pot.

Bar seats
Bar seats

Here are the bar seats inside the restaurant. Cool yellow chairs.

Vineyards
Vineyards

I’m not sure if this picture is from the vineyards at Adina Vineyards, as the sky looks rather blue. Maybe it’s at one of the others…

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