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What you can expect during your visit
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
  • Floors marked for social distancing
Updated 05/01/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 05/01/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
About
Hunters Quarter, known as HQ to locals and regulars, offers an elegant dining experience with modern Australian cuisine, driven by high quality seasonal local produce, and relaxed and attentive service. Head chef, Brian Duncan brings a wealth of global and local experience in fine dining to HQ, having worked at the Dorchester Hotel and Claridges Hotel in the upmarket area of Mayfair in London, and also at Level 41 and The Establishment, two of Sydney’s premier restaurants. Brian’s breadth of experience and exposure to a variety of world cuisines bring a unique and refined quality to his product, and his philosophy on food is based on simple, fresh, local and seasonal produce. The HQ wine list
PRICE RANGE
$13 - $29
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
CUISINES
International, Contemporary, Healthy, Australian
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Special birthday lunch that was all the more special for the fantastic service and food. The front of house team lead by Boris were outstanding and made for a memorable and most enjoyable afternoon. The food was superb with my 8 guests describing the whole...experience as one of their most memorable dining experiences of late. Special mention to the sommelier for recommending some excellent wines.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great food only outdone by the great service .My wife and we’re looking for somewhere to eat and we’re so glad we found this place.Taxis are the go in the Hunter and we pre booked both ways without a problem.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Sophia T, General Manager at Hunters Quarter, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave your review of Hunters Quarter here on TripAdvisor. Thank you for the wonderful feedback and we are so glad you enjoyed your dining experience with us. We very much look forward to welcoming you back to HQ...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The chef here is 10/10. The food was mouth watering, full of flavour and eveything was spectacular. We had the trufffle mushrooms, scallops, fish, pork belly and lamb. Great service and very friendly and professional staff. Highly recommend if you're in hunter valley! You won't...won't disappointed.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Sophia T, General Manager at Hunters Quarter, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you amanda for taking the time to write this lovely review. We are so glad you enjoyed your dining experience. Your detail and support is greatly appreciated. We very much look forward to welcoming you back to HQ again in the future.

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Cannot fault our experience here! Every bite was just wow full of so much flavour and service was great - one of our guests has coeliac and they were so attentive to her dietary requirements. Thank you for the amazing meal, miles better than some...upscale restaraunts I’ve been to in SydneyMore

Date of visit: July 2022
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Sophia T, General Manager at Hunters Quarter, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your wonderful feed back from your dining experience with us. We love to make sure everyone can enjoy their dining experience with us. We look forward to welcoming you back to HQ.

Reviewed July 3, 2022

We had lunch here for my birthday and the food and service was amazing this is our 2nd time here and we would definately recommend going here. Unfortually noone said happy birthday or nothing special was done. Our fav meal would be the squid and...the wagyu. The sides were really good too.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed June 30, 2022

Called in on a Saturday whim, Wonderful venue with some great tasting menus. The host was just perfect and knowledgeable with a good sense of humour and able to have a laugh.. Highly Recommended and being a local in Newcastle I’ll be back for a...mid week lazy lunch Ona day off.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Sophia T, General Manager at Hunters Quarter, responded to this reviewResponded July 1, 2022

Hi Tim, It is always a delight to have a local enjoy our venue. Thank you for taking the time to write this lovely review. We look forward to welcoming you back to HQ again.

Reviewed June 26, 2022 via mobile

An awesome experience from the second we entered the premises to the exit of the driveway. ALL staff were sensational, accurate, warm and accommodating. Boris was incredible.. a pure treat to add to the culinary masterpiece. The menu was exciting, something to analyse and difficult...to choose from as there was so much happening on there. Attention to detail was 100% no less. We were surprised with beautiful additions in between courses that came complimentary without our knowledge but with great joy. The wine list was something special whether or not you dared to take some of the exceptional reserve offerings Brian has provided and made available to you. The owners Brian (The Chef) and his wife Jenny (The Host) are something truly the Hunter deserves…incredible professionalism applied by a loving couple. This venue will not disappoint you.. even the views and decor are world class. It is the Bomb! Book your exceptional dining experience now.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Sophia T, Guest Relations Manager at Hunters Quarter, responded to this reviewResponded June 28, 2022

Hi Paul, WOW what a lovely review you have taken time to share. For the kitchen and the floor staff it is always lovely to have great feed back. They work hard as a team and endeavor to showcase the whole dining experience at HQ....More

Reviewed June 25, 2022 via mobile

Excellent lunch today at Hunters Quarter. Thanks to Boris for his wonderful service. Great place for any occasion

Date of visit: June 2022
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Sophia T, Guest Relations Manager at Hunters Quarter, responded to this reviewResponded June 28, 2022

Thank you for taking time to send through your review, which mean a lot to a family run business. I will certainly let Boris know of your comments of his service. We hope to see you when next visiting the Hunter.

Reviewed June 24, 2022 via mobile

We had dined at Hunters Quarter previously on Valentines Day and owners Jen and Brian suggested we book to have a long Sunday lunch sometime to enjoy the views and take time to relax. We Returned and spent an enjoyable Sunday afternoon lunch on the...19th of June to celebrate a friends 60th birthday. Meal was amazing, as expected coming from Brian's kitchen, and service was excellent, down to all the little things that are seen, but also the little things that go unnoticed usually, like correcting knife allocation and placement. Yes, we saw that, thank you. In no time, three hours had passed and no one wanted to leave, but we will all be back, and Hunters Quarter has made four new friends. Regards DavidMore

Date of visit: June 2022
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Sophia T, Guest Relations Manager at Hunters Quarter, responded to this reviewResponded June 28, 2022

Hi David, Thank you for your lovely words from your second dining experience with us at HQ. Always nice to note real 'foodie' people take in all the little points. I will certainly pass your comments over to Brian and Jen and we thank you...More

Reviewed June 23, 2022

nothing was left wanting here, great place, great relaxed atmosphere, GREAT STAFF, fantastic food. IT IS MY GO TO IN THE HUNTER, thank you

Date of visit: August 2021
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Sophia T, Guest Relations Manager at Hunters Quarter, responded to this reviewResponded June 28, 2022

Always a delight to hear when our guests enjoy the whole HQ experience, thank you. Hope to see you again when next visiting.

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Hunters Quarter is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5