Lunch in the Hunter Valley

Long leisurely lunches are a must-do in Broke Fordwich. Margan, Mount Broke and Nightingale offer views over the vines and options to dine inside or out.

Love the fresh air? Grab a picnic and find a spot amongst the vines; order a Stomp Wines picnic and challenge family and friends to a game of giant jenga or bocce; cook your own BBQ in the Orchard at Ascella Organic Wines; grab a takeaway from the local store ; enjoy a country pub meal at the Cockfighter's Tavern in Bulga.

Looking for something light that pairs perfectly with your wines? Relax with a cheese platter at Krinklewood Biodynamic Vineyard, Ascella Organic Wines, Stomp Wines or a range of platters at Whispering Brook.

4 Wollombi Street Broke NSW 2330 Phone: 02 6579 1056
Photo of Broke Village Store

At the crossroads of the main Wollombi to Singleton and Pokolbin to Milbrodale Roads in the centre of Broke Village is the Broke Village Store. Open 7 days until late, this is the centre of the village with a general store for the essentials, a take-away and cafe, licensed bar, petrol and diesel, post office and bottle shop! Tourist information is available in the Willows Cafe.

2038 Putty Road Bulga NSW 2330 Phone: 02 6574 5493
Photo of Cockfighter Creek Tavern

Come down to Cockfighter Creek Tavern in Bulga and enjoy a meal and drink by the open log fire in winter, or under the shady vines on the verandah in summer.

Enjoy the music, great food and old fashioned service. With a drink and meal, enjoy the view of the river and Historic Bulga Bridge. This makes it the perfect place to come to either to relax and wind down or start point for a night out.

We offer a great pub atmosphere with live music every Saturday and free camping across from the pub, even play a game of pool with family and mates!

We are open every day of the week in the bar the opening hours are;

  • Monday – Tuesday 3pm – 8pm
  • Wednesday – Sunday 11am – Late

The Cockfighter Restaurant and take away meals are available hours are currently;

  • Wednesday – Sunday
  • Lunch served from 12pm – 2pm and in the evening we serve dinner from 6pm – 9pm.

These hours do tend to change seasonally.

Big Red Barn 350 Wollombi Road Broke NSW 2330 Phone: 02 6579 1175 Mobile: 0418 164 382 Visit Website
Photo of Greenway Wines

You will find Greenway Wines Cellar Door – just around the corner –  3.5kms south of Broke, within an ‘old world’ Red Barn.  A charming wine tasting experience set against the dramatic backdrop of Wollombi Brook and the Brokenback Ranges.

This small family run vineyard, GREENWAY grows great Fiano, Rosé, Traminer, Pinot, Merlot and a little Shiraz.  Greenway Wines are made from 100% estate grown fruit, nurtured using sustainable farming practices.  Passionate and dedicated to the making of great wine, only bottling only when the vintage is at its best, producing limited releases – approximately 500 cases per year.  Let us share our passion with you!

Accept this invitation, order a cheese platter, join us wine tasting, and in doing so become part of the magic that is Greenway Wines.

Cellar Door opens weekends 10am till 5pm. 

1238 Milbrodale Road Broke NSW 2330 Phone: 02 6579 1317 Visit Website
Photo of Margan Restaurant

Margan wines are all Estate Grown and Estate Made in the Broke Fordwich region of the Hunter Valley. The business was established in 1997 and is owned and operated by Lisa and Andrew Margan who are proud to have over 100 hectares of quality vineyards, a state of the art winery and striking cellar door and Margan restaurant as part of their onsite wine tourism operations.

Margan Restaurant is regarded as ‘acclaimed agri-dining at its finest’. It pioneered the Kitchen Garden concept in the region and is committed to the business ethos of estate grown- estate made. Menus are constructed around what is harvested from the one acre kitchen garden and orchard to maintain a truly season focus. In addition, the estate produces olives, free range eggs, honey and lambs and chooses to source quality produce from local farm gate growers.

OPEN for Lunch Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and Dinner Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

1239 Milbrodale Road Broke NSW 2330 Phone: 02 6579 1499 Mobile: 0407 658 488 Visit Website
Photo of Nightingale Restaurant

Nightingale Wines under the view of Yellow Rock is one of the prettiest award-winning vineyards in The Broke Fordwich area of the Hunter Valley. With Luxury Spa Villa accommodation for couples. A family friendly restaurant and quality wines available for tasting at our cellar door.

Rodd Street Broke NSW 2330 Phone: 02 6579 1386 Phone: 02 9818 4126 Visit Website
Photo of Whispering Brook

Venture beyond the cellar door for a memorable experience. Visit Whispering Brook for an experience that goes beyond the cellar door. 

A visitor highlight is the opportunity to experience a day in the life of a viticulturist, winemaker and olive producer.  Join us for a tutored walking tour of the vineyard, olive grove and winery and uncover what happens behind the scenes.  A relaxed and educational tasting in the cellar door reveals the secrets of the vineyard, winery and the makers.  Visitors can linger with a glass of artisan wine and olives on the verandah or in front of the fire with a light lunch – needs to be pre-booked.

Whispering Brook is renowned for its welcoming ambience, relaxed Australian architecture, intimate cellar door with artisan wines and olives, boutique winery and natural beauty.

Cellar door open 10.30am to 5pm, Friday to Sunday, and by appointment at other times. Get in touch with us to organise an educational wine and olive experience and tour.

203 Thompsons Road Milbrodale NSW 2330 Phone: 02 6574 5275 Mobile: 0431 357 105 Visit Website
Photo of Jack’s Barbecue in the Orchard

Enjoy a leisurely lunch in the Orchard at Ascella Estate Wine. Home of Jack and the Vine Stalk and Jack’s Barbecue in the Orchard , Ascella offers an experience like no other.

Experience the tranquil Thompsons valley, with a panoramic view down the valley. Have lunch under the Marquees among the fruit trees or bring a blanket and picnic on the grass.

Open weekends and public holidays from 12-3pm. Download our menu!