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Total Dimmi Score

9.2
588 reviews
Recommended
(9.5)
Food
(9.3)
Service
(9.4)
Value for money
(8.8)
Atmosphere
(8.7)

dined on Sat, 6 Jan 2018

(10)
Superb menu complemented by fine wines. Always a pleasure to dine here.
Justina

dined on Wed, 27 Dec 2017

(10)
Absolutely loved it

dined on Sat, 16 Dec 2017

(10)
Amazing service, great food, a very nice experience in the Hunter!

dined on Thu, 9 Nov 2017

(8)
We sat at the Bar overlooking the kitchen. It was a fun experience watching the Chefs cooking and easily access to ask the Chefs about the dishes. The staff are friendly, accommodating and attentive.

dined on Sat, 4 Nov 2017

(10)
This was my second time at EXP. The menu had been updated; we had a fantastic time and particularly enjoyed the snacks. We were seated at the bar area where we could watch and listen to all the intricacies of running a fine dining restaurant that offers an experimental degustation experience. Very cosy setting and friendly staff.

dined on Sat, 7 Oct 2017

(10)
Fantastic as usual. The only restaurant to go to when in the Hunter Valley. Great staff and service is always number one.

dined on Fri, 29 Sep 2017

(9)
Food was delicious, staff were very friendly. Frank the owner/chef was a delight to talk to, very friendly:)

dined on Sun, 24 Sep 2017

(9)
EXP is an incredible dining experience. It provides the perfect opportunity for a long romantic dinner, with exceptional and unexpected food. It is one of very few restaurants where I have absolutely no hesitation in ordering a dégustation without even looking at the menu — the surprise makes each course even better.

dined on Sun, 24 Sep 2017

(9)
Very creative and delicious dishes. Fine dining at its inventive best. Brilliant! Excellent service, I particularly enjoyed the way all staff were involved bringing food to table and providing descriptions of food and wine...sommelier outstanding. Well done all, a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon.
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Specials

Collaboration Dinner-EXP. Restaurant & The Gantry

Frank Fawkner of EXP. restaurant and Joel Bickford, Executive Chef at The Gantry in Sydney are teaming up for their second collaboration of the year. The menu will showcase local produce and include snacks, followed by a five course tasting menu for $110pp. Please advise of all dietary requirements and allergies when making a reservation as last minute menu changes will not be catered for.
When
01 Mar 2018
Thu 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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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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