Mudgee’s best restaurants 2021 – Gastronomy experiences you can’t resist

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The Cudgegong River is part of the Macquarie catchment within the Murray-Darling basin supplying nutrient filled water that helps sustain the lush pastures and fertile soil of the Mudgee region.

Mudgee is not just about wine, it’s also well known for its fresh produce. The region grows asparagus, beans, beetroot, broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbages, cauliflowers, cucumbers, lettuce, peas, potatoes, pumpkins, silver beet, sweetcorn, tomatoes, turnips, and zucchinis. The harvesting season for vegetables runs from mid-October to mid-March.

Fresh Produce at the Church St Markets

Apart from the obvious grapes and olives, other fruits like cherries, figs, desert limes, pomegranates, stone fruit, lemons, grapefruit, apricots, watermelons, rock melons and garlic are also grown and harvested across the region.

With sheep and cattle roaming the green hills, its not hard to walk into any restaurant and sink your teeth into some prime cuts.

If you care for seasonal local produce when winning and dinning or want to take home some local products, then you must download the Mudgee Farm Gate Trail (PDF 3.9MB). It’s a great guide to help you select products and restaurants dedicated to seasonal local produce.

Mudgee Harvest Guide

Restaurant Recommendations 

With that said, here are some of our favourite restaurants! You must reserve a table and sometimes months ahead, especially for Zin House and Pipeclay.

  1. Zin House – 329 Tinja Ln Eurunderee (Directions)
  2. Pipeclay Pumphouse Pipeclay Ln Budgee Budgee (Directions)
  3. 29Nine99 28 Louee St Rylstone (Directions)
  4. Palete Restaurant  1 Sydney Rd Mudgee (Directions)
  5. Eltons Eating + Drinking 81 Market St Mudgee (Directions)
  6. Cade Kitchen & Bar 97 Market St Mudgee (Directions)
  7. Red Heifer Bistro 1 Church St Mudgee (Directions)
  8. Roths Wine Bar 30 Market St Mudgee (Directions)
  9. Isabella’s Trattoria 52 Market St Mudgee (Directions)

Wineries that do lunch

  1. Lowe Wines Tinja Ln Mudgee (Directions)
  2. Zin House Tinja Ln Mudgee (Directions)
  3. 791 Estate 791 Ulan Rd Budgee Budgee (Directions)
  4. Pipeclay Pumphouse Pipeclay Ln Budgee Budgee (Directions)
  5. Moothi Estate 85 Rocky Waterhole Rd Mudgee (Directions)
  6. Di Lusso Estate 162 Eurunderee Ln Mudgee (Directions)
  7. Burrundulla Wines 234 Castlereagh Hwy Mudgee (Directions)
  8. Vinifera Wines 194 Henry Lawson Dr Mudgee (Directions)
Zin House Garage



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