The Verandah Restaurant
Hunter Valley
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July Locals Night - A French Affair

July Locals Night - A French Affair

Paella Cooking Class


Hi Sharron and staff,
I would just like to thank you for everything you did for us on Saturday night , I was absolutely over the moon .. The service you gave us and the food for our little party was absolutely amazing and the extra attention you gave us Sharron was also just as amazing .... I will highly recommend your restaurant and will visit again when we are in the hunter valley - I can't wipe the smile off my face.. You helped make my night the best night ever and the added touch of sending me photos of my reaction was priceless .. GOOD JOB all round :)
Thank you  again 
Amanda and Tommy  

We had a fabulous time and I was really excited to introduce my friends to one of my favourite places in the Hunter! To be able to give them an experience of amazing food and a great atmosphere is something that is really special – when most of them don’t haven’t taken the opportunity to dine at places like this. Hopefully I’ve created a few more regular customers for you! J

Thank you all for the wonderful way you helped Paul and my sister pull this together…. It is truly appreciated. And thank you for your lovely comments on my son Rylan… he really enjoyed being a "helper"… nothing like starting them young.

And yes! You will definitely see us again soon…. Most likely for another Looooong lunch like we did last time we were there… only this time we’ll try not to be the last to leave and keep you too long on a Sunday! ;)

Off-site catering testimonial

Can you please pass my thanks on to Matt and Tony for making my 40th birthday girls weekend at Carriages one to remember. The meal that was prepared for us by Tony on the Friday evening was amazing, every single person raved about how delicious it was and to top it off he was absolutely lovely!

I can't wait to return to the Hunter and visit the restaurant, and to plan another weekend away to have Verandah cater again : )

I appreciate your assistance with the booking also, thank you.

Warmest Regards,

Hi Matt,

I would just like to let you know that the guests I brought to The Verandah on Sunday the 11th of September had a really great time. They said the food was great, the staff were excellent and especially appreciated the staff that sang Happy Birthday to the birthday boy. Once again thanks for your great food and customer service that you give every time we visit.
Our Sincere Regards and Grattitude,
Jay Benson Senior Pilot - Hunter Wine Helicopters

Hi Matt,

Thank you again for having our group there on Saturday. It was a BIG hit!!!

Like I said after the meal, we were expecting good, but that was FANTASTIC! The service was cheerful and attentive and the food was AMAZING!

Everyone had a fantastic time and they were still talking about it the next day! There were also a lot of comments and appreciation about the flexibility you had with our dietary requirement menus! The variety was great, the planning and forethought was obvious and it was very much appreciated. For people who are usually sent an inadequate option, this was a real winner and we were all impressed at how seamlessly it was all presented.

We loved it and I hope to bring another group back again!

Kind regards,

Nichole Stringer
Business Manager
The Arts Emporium

Hi Matt,

I can't thank you, Tony for absolutely amazing job you did for our wedding - everything was so organised and perfect from start to finish. The food was delicious, we had so many guests very impressed and keen to get out to your restaurant.

From the moment we met you we were very impressed with your professionalism and planning and are so glad you were able to cater for our special day.
Thank you for all the extra things you were able to accommodate at the last minute - we really appreciate it.

Again, thank you very much,

Kind Regards

Jason and Trish :)


Just wanted to thank you for the excellent day we had yesterday at your restaurant - we were the Todd party of 12 for my 60th birthday.
Look forward to visiting again and would be grateful if you would add us to your newsletter list.
Many thanks

Bob and Val Todd

Hello Verandah Restaurant Staff,

Just like you to all know I came to your establishment and had a wonderful meal with my partner. The service was impeccable and the food was great. We were acknowledge as soon as we walked in the door and the staff were all trained to be polite and friendly (Job well done to you Verandah Restaurant). We enjoy a wonderful meal and you will see us return soon. It was a great experience us we have not had the best of service before at any other Pokolbin Restaurants. We have been before and will come again. 5 courses and a takeaway cheese platter (superb) We have and will recommend your restaurant to all our friends and family.

Paul Hansen

Hi Matt,

Wow, what a fantastic night last Sunday...just when we thought it couldn't get any better! Just amazing and everyone's still talking about the food and really just what a great night it was. You sure know how to put on a good party!! Compliments to yourself and your Chef, as always, top notch. Congratulations to your wonderful floor staff...we just wish some of the other restaurants in the Valley would take a page out of your book!!

Matt, Happy Birthday, and have a wonderful family holiday on the Gold Coast.
We'll look forward to hearing all about it on March 1st.

Would you please put us down for 8 diners for the Emerson/Vintage table for
Sunday 1st March...can't wait to get the menu!

And congratulations again on 2 years of Locals Night...we all consider
ourselves very lucky to have The Verandah Restaurant.

Very Best regards

Robyn and John Emerson

Dear Matt and team,

A group of us lunched with you on the 18th Oct - on the verandah of course. We were on our way to the Opera evening.

My Husband and I are from New Zealand. I have been a wine and food judge in NZ and my husband is the manager of an International Airline. We have travelled extensively and appreciate great food and wine. We both have had some amazing experiences at home and abroad. It is not often I am prompted to pen a note - but the experience at the Verandah was supreme.

Your staff have to be a huge part of the equation and they were all marvelous. Attentive and helpful.

You presentation of the food and the food itself - faultless. All fabulous tastes, each one a complete surprise. We appreciated the BYO as we had some wonderful wines with us. Unfortunately after many courses we could not taste the desserts. no time or room!

I congratulate you all and we are all aware that this is a team effort - so to all of those behind house too, well done - magnifique.

I hope that one day we will return, and again, be able to dine with you all.

Kindest regards.

Ali and Murray Wild

Hi Matt,

Just to say a huge thank you to you and all your staff for a fabulous dinner on Saturday night! Everyone really enjoyed the wonderful food and of course the stunning sunset.
The Tapas idea is a great one and executed perfectly. The service was impeccable and I will be sure to recommend the Verandah to anybody coming to the Hunter.

We look forward to returning!
Kind regards,

Jane Durham

Hi Matt,

Such an enjoyable Locals Night last Sunday....the (Belgian) food was
terrific, as always! Your wonderful chef just excels himself every
month. Hes a real treasure. Thanks also to your table staff...they are
just so helpful and friendly (also treasures).

What a day you must have had at Balmoral Beach, and yet you still got back to Calais looking relaxed and cheerful as always. how do you do it!!
Anyway, we were all very pleased to see you had survived the day and still
smiling when you finally arrived! Well done!

Please book us in for the Christmas Locals Night on Sunday 7th December,
for the usual 8 diners....cant wait to see the menu, everyones already
excited about about the night.

Thanks again Matt, and keep up the great work youre doing here the Valley.
Best regards

Robyn and John Emerson