The Hunter’s best restaurants in pictures | photos

Fairfax Media’s Weekender diners have put together a list of their top restaurants in the region this year. 

Click through the images above for the full list, or click on individual images below for a full review of most of the restaurants.

Those without published reviews will be covered in the coming weeks.  

The Galley at The Anchorage, Corlette

The Galley at The Anchorage, Corlette

Antojitos, Carrington

Antojitos, Carrington

Apothecary Kitchen, Hamilton

Apothecary Kitchen, Hamilton

Bank Corner, Newcastle West

Bank Corner, Newcastle West

Barrio

Barrio

Basement, Newcastle

Basement, Newcastle

Benjamas, Cooks Hill

Benjamas, Cooks Hill

Bolton Street Pantry, Newcastle East

Bolton Street Pantry, Newcastle East

Bonta Vera, Minmi

Bonta Vera, Minmi

Bronx Pizza, Cooks Hill

Bronx Pizza, Cooks Hill

The Burwood Inn, Merewether

The Burwood Inn, Merewether

Carrington Place, Carrington

Carrington Place, Carrington

Core Espresso, Cooks Hill

Core Espresso, Cooks Hill

Criterion Hotel, Carrington

Criterion Hotel, Carrington

Commonwealth Hotel, Cooks Hill

Commonwealth Hotel, Cooks Hill

Customs House, Newcastle East

Customs House, Newcastle East

Drift Food Coffee Catering, Merewether

Drift Food Coffee Catering, Merewether

Esca Bimbadgen, Pokolbin

Esca Bimbadgen, Pokolbin

EXP Restaurant, Pokolbin

EXP Restaurant, Pokolbin

Favourite Chair, Maitland

Favourite Chair, Maitland

Foghorn Brewhouse, Newcastle

Foghorn Brewhouse, Newcastle

Fortunate Son, Hamilton

Fortunate Son, Hamilton

Fratelli Roma, Maitland

Fratelli Roma, Maitland

Goldbergs, Cooks Hill

Goldbergs, Cooks Hill

The Grainery, Singleton

The Grainery, Singleton

Graze at Willow Tree Inn, Willow Tree

Graze at Willow Tree Inn, Willow Tree

The Greenroof, Hamilton

The Greenroof, Hamilton

Grain Store, Newcastle East

Grain Store, Newcastle East

Habesha, Newcastle

Habesha, Newcastle

Hunter's Quarter, Pokolbin

Hunter's Quarter, Pokolbin

Lakehouse Cafe, Murrays Beach

Lakehouse Cafe, Murrays Beach

The Landing Bar, Honeysuckle

The Landing Bar, Honeysuckle

Little House on King, Newcastle East

Little House on King, Newcastle East

Bistro Lowlands, Cooks Hill

Bistro Lowlands, Cooks Hill

The Lucky, Newcastle

The Lucky, Newcastle

Margan Restaurant, Broke

Margan Restaurant, Broke

Maryville Tavern, Maryville

Maryville Tavern, Maryville

Moor, Newcastle

Moor, Newcastle

MEET, Honeysuckle

MEET, Honeysuckle

Momo Wholefood Cafe, Newcastle

Momo Wholefood Cafe, Newcastle

Muse, Pokolbin

Muse, Pokolbin

Napoli Centrale, Newcastle

Napoli Centrale, Newcastle

The Old Vic, East Maitland

The Old Vic, East Maitland

Parry St Garage, Newcastle West

Parry St Garage, Newcastle West

Paymasters, Newcastle East

Paymasters, Newcastle East

The Persian Place, Newcastle

The Persian Place, Newcastle

Popup Restaurant, Pokolbin

Popup Restaurant, Pokolbin

Portafilter, Mayfield

Portafilter, Mayfield

The Poyer's, Lemon Tree Passage

The Poyer's, Lemon Tree Passage

Reserve Wine Bar, Newcastle

Reserve Wine Bar, Newcastle

Restaurant Botanica, Pokolbin

Restaurant Botanica, Pokolbin

Spice & Lime, Singleto

Spice & Lime, Singleto

SPROUT Dining, Newcastle

SPROUT Dining, Newcastle

Subo, Newcastle West

Subo, Newcastle West

Supper Lane, Newcastle East

Supper Lane, Newcastle East

The Tailor's Workshop, Islington.

The Tailor's Workshop, Islington.

Talulah Bar, The Junction

Talulah Bar, The Junction

Temple Bar, Maitland

Temple Bar, Maitland

Three Bears Kitchen, Newcastle

Three Bears Kitchen, Newcastle

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