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671 Verified Diner Reviews

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Total Dimmi Score

9
671 reviews
Recommended
(9.2)
Food
(9.1)
Service
(9.3)
Value for money
(8.6)
Atmosphere
(8.6)

dined on Sat, 11 Aug 2018

(10)
We have been to EXP. Restaurant a few times and each time we have loved it. Food is exceptional, so fresh and tasty and the staff are very friendly.

dined on Fri, 18 May 2018

(6)
Been here before. Very disappointed this time. The creativity and deliciousness have disappeared. A pity!
Emily

dined on Sun, 6 May 2018

(10)
Amazing! Always love coming her the food is fantastic and the wine is great and so reasonable

dined on Sat, 28 Apr 2018

(10)
The service was absolutely faultless. Food was amazing and plenary of it. We sat at the bar and got to watch the chefs in action. It’s a well oiled machine.

dined on Wed, 18 Apr 2018

(10)
Awesome job by Emma on the wine pairing and non-alcoholic pairing that complement the menu really well.

dined on Sun, 1 Apr 2018

(10)
The dishes were all presented by the chef and made me of beautiful, fresh local ingredients with a clever twist. Service was attentive and we can't recommend it highly enough for a Hunter Valley dining experience!

dined on Sat, 31 Mar 2018

(9)
If you're in the Hunter, this is a great experience with delish food. We left totally satisfied!

dined on Fri, 30 Mar 2018

(10)
EXP was stunning. Great, inventive food that combines inventiveness with local ingredients, served with elegance and personality. The full menu is an epic journey through texture and flavour. An absolute must-visit if you're in the region and want a dining experience that challenges your view of great food, and opens your eyes to the world around you.

dined on Fri, 30 Mar 2018

(5)
We were excited to try Exp., having visited other great places in the Hunter Valley. While I could feel what I chef was going for, it wasn't anything "amazing"...and for $95 a head, I expected more. The kangaroo was the best I have had, and probably ever will, but the other dishes were just average, with some interesting ingredient choices. Not wonderful, not bad, but middle of the road.

dined on Fri, 30 Mar 2018

(9)
Great use of local produce. Interesting array of tasting appetisers.
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About EXP. Restaurant

At EXP. our focus is to create a dining EXP.erience that is delicious, entertaining and interactive. Food is at the heart of EXP. and the menu is driven by the seasons and produce. The team sources local produce as much as possible, with quality always being the key. With these ingredients the kitchen creates dishes that are an EXP.ression of Australian cuisine. The restaurant is located in Pokolbin, the heart of the Hunter Valley. The dining room is chic and intimate with hand crafted furniture. Guests can sit along the bar and peer directly into the kitchen while interacting with Chef Frank Fawkner and his team. The restaurant garden sits just beyond the confines of the dining room. Best dish: Warm Blue Cheese, brioche, honey.

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