After nine years as one of the Hunter Valley’s favourite food destinations, Emerson’s Restaurant has re-launched within the stunning Adina Vineyard as a relaxed, a-la carte venue focusing on beautiful flavours, local produce and a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere. 

Chef Emerson Rodriguez goes back into the kitchen, bringing with him 25 years of culinary experience and dedication to re-invigorate this beloved space on Lovedale Road. With a focus on flavour, the new menu allows for sharing plates or individual meals, highlighting the stunning Hunter produce and links to local providores.  The dishes remain elegant and always fresh, with a great variety, served in a warm, friendly atmosphere. 

Pair Emerson's modern Australian cuisine with the finest wines in the world, straight from our Hunter Valley doorstep. Following recent renovations, diners can now make use of the enclosed deck all year round, enjoying beautiful food with a full view of the impressive olive grove and vineyard. Relax for a long lunch, sampling the Adina wines as you look out over the hills of the Hunter Valley, or enjoy a rich Emerson’s breakfast and coffee, alfresco style in the garden. 

The restaurant also features an onsite cellar door, providores, spa and boutique accommodation. As always, bookings are recommended and can be made on 0249  307 029.

ABOUT Emerson

Multi-award winning chef Emerson Rodriguez helms Emerson's Restaurant, an enjoyable and relaxed dining experience in the beautiful Adina vineyard.

Owner and head chef Emerson has had a career in the hospitality industry for over 25 years, gaining extensive experience in hotels, resorts and guest houses. Emerson has worked across a broad range of culinary arenas, running fine dining restaurants, catering concerts and providing intimate dining experiences for weddings and private functions.

Before opening his own venture in 2009, Emerson worked as the Executive Chef of Peppers Hunter Valley, managing three of the busiest venues in the region.

Emerson has a passion for flavour which he demonstrates through seasonal menus promoting locally sourced produce. 

Grateful for doing what he loves, Emerson is committed to producing consistently delicious dishes for his loyal customers. Married with Adina’s award winning wines, Emerson’s food showcases Hunter produce and his dedicated staff will make you feel welcome and relaxed.

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In addition to an intimate, relaxed dining experience, Emerson's Restaurant offers a wealth of expertise in catering events both big and small. With years of experience as Executive Chef in one of the Hunter Valley’s busiest wedding destinations, Emerson knows the importance of planning your perfect wedding day.

Larger numbers are not a problem, with the chef having catered for concerts with crowds of over 19,000 for names such as Eric Clapton, Chris Isaak and The Who.

The beautiful Emerson's Restaurant venue is available exclusively for in-house catering or Emerson and his team can work in a venue of your choice, creating a tailored package for your function. Simply email your requirements and our friendly staff will contact you.

Be it a boutique wedding or an exclusive party, Emerson's Restaurant is flexible with menus and ideas and would love to work with you on your big day (or bigger evening). Call us and chat with our accommodating staff.

Emersons Restaurant is located at

492 Lovedale Road, Lovedale NSW 2325

Reservations can be made on this Booking form

For enquiries please ring (02) 49307 029 or email info@emersonsrestaurant.com.au


Opening Hours

Wednesday-Sunday Lunch 12pm-3pm 

Thursday-Saturday Dinner 6pm-10pm 

Saturday and Sunday Breakfast 8am-11am 

Restaurant can be opened at any time for group bookings 
over 30 people on request.


If you would like to work with us, please send your cv to :



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