1843 Harvest Cafe
McDonalds Rd
Pokolbin, Hunter Valley

We popped in to 1843 Harvest Cafe on a short trip through the Hunter Valley. It wasn't pre-planned to go here - we just saw the sign and went in.

This is part of the large sprawling Lindemans Ben Ean Estate and they've put in a decent sized venue here to cater for food for the wine tasters as well as for functions.

The year 1843 was when Dr Henry Lindeman planted his first grape vines in the Hunter Valley so it's an appropriate name for the cafe at the Lindemans Cellar Door.  It's good to see the sense of history showing through.

On this particular day we had eaten a massive breakfast and sampled a few wines already so a lunch stop was only just needed but not to over indulge.

Mlady wanted something light and healthy and veered towards the salads.

She chose the rocket, pear, Parmesan and walnut salad.

It was simple but met her criteria of something light and it was also nicely healthy.

It had a light dressing and she did enjoy it.

I was after something a bit more substantial - what's new!

One of the specials on the blackboard there caught my eye - particularly as it had smoked salmon. It was a smoked salmon pizza with cherry tomatoes, Spanish onion, sour cream and caperberries. It was a tasty meal and a decent size too!

1843 is a nicely fitted out place with some decent choices of good food.

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