On this relaxing sunday with sunshine, we enjoyed beautifully plump scallops that are seared to perfection. The shimeji mushroom is slightly acidic and goes well with the slightly sweet carrot puree. When our mains arrived, so did an army of flies. They must have been attracted by the aroma from the chilli mud crab. The crabs are masterfully cooked, absolutely succulent and juicy. There’s no time to worry about getting our fingers smudged as we barely had time to eat while trying to keep the flies away. The duck breast is also delightful. The parfait is incredibly smooth and rich. I’d hate to think about how much damage we’ve done to our cholesterol levels, but hopefully nothing some Q10 can’t mend :P
|Arriving in style|
L Loves... Seared scallops with braised shimeji mushroom,
saffron carrot puree & crunchy spec
Twine style chilli mud crab served on a high tea stand
Twine style chilli mud crab with coconut rice
Hickory wood smoked duck breast and
parfait with blackberry puree and cauliflower three ways
I would definitely recommend Twine Restaurant if you are in the Hunter region. The charm of this restaurant comes from its beautiful setting, luring food and friendly staff.
· Taste: 8/10
· Ambience: 4/5 (1 score deducted for the annoying flies, though not the restaurant’s fault, maybe they could do something about it?)
· Value: 3/5
· Service: 4.5/5
· Creativity and other WOW factors: 4/5
Overall rating: 23.5/30
310 Oakey Creek Rd,
Ph: (02) 4998 7449
Open 7 days for lunch
Friday and Saturday for Dinner "a la carte"
Every Sunday evening for "Fireside Dining Menu" from 5:30pm to 7:30pm.
Visited March 2013
Friendly advice: They are holding a “Game on” outdoor progressive dinner on Saturday 23 March 2013. It is 8 hours of entertainment (including live magician show, music and dancing) and 12 courses with matched wine served from 2pm to 10pm. Check it out if you are serious about fantastic food, wine and view!