Some of the new restaurants have sought to combine some of the lovely landscape as part of the features for their restaurant. The latest one (2004) to do so is Elysia, part of the Cypress Lakes complex. It's decidedly up-market but has a well staffed kitchen and simple but quality layout of the restaurant that doesn't detract from the view.
The scene is of Broken Back Range which can be seen from most places around Pokolbin but this is certainly one of the best angles.
Elysia is actually the name of the whole accommodation and health resort complex, the type that if you have to ask "How much" then you can't afford it, but, having said that, the facilities are excellent, with tennis courts, gym, masseurs etc. on tap for the guests.
What a load of old cobblers
Actually, they're new cobbles, laid by Rosemarie's son-in-law. So, driving on these has a special meaning for us when we go to dine at Anne-Marie's wonderful restaurant.
It is upmarket but then it tries to be with the lovely views over the Greg Norman designed golf course and constantly manicured gardens and surrounds.
The Hunter Resort
This is where we stayed, the Hunter Resort in the upper Hunter. It was in a good spot to visit the wineries. The accommodation was quite comfortable and reasonably proced. We booked it because they were having a mid season special that included a hot breakfast every morning yum yum.
The Hunter Resort was a winery with wine tasting not far from our cabin :o).
"Here is Jesse outside the cabin"
"Heading over for a hot breakfast."
"San Martino Cafe"
San Martino Cafe is where breakfast was served..
"The Mill Restaurant"
The opposition restaurant across the road.
The food here was lovely.
I recommend it!!!.
Just out the back of our cabin on the other side of the sliding doors was a lovely view. We loved to sit on the chairs and watch dusk with a glass of chilled white.
We did wine school where we learnt about how the wine is cultured, made and how to taste and appreciate good wines.