Roberts Circa 1876 is quite easily my favourite restaurant for fine dining in the Hunter Valley and it is not hard to figure out why the restaurant was packed. The interior décor of the restaurant instantly offers an old country-home feel, complete with candles, timber, and an old fireplace.
The food is generous and presented in a visually appealing style, as you would expect from a fine dining experience. The taste also does not fail to impress.
The Grilled Hunter Valley Grass Fed Beef Tenderloin was absolutely stunning and succulent and served with a yummy red wine jus. It came with a potato mash stack that contained duck liver layering throughout. The potato and the liver is an intriguing yet enjoyable complement. Duck butter was mixed throughout the artichoke, which also was a tasty combination.
The 'Death By Chocolate' dessert is a decadent seven layer chocolate cake with mocha rum sauce and cocoa nibs. It was equally as delicious as the main and is a cake that all chocolate lovers visiting the Hunter Valley should try. The serving is very generous and probably best shared among two diners as a post-dinner treat.