Circa 1876

Dine under the whimsical luxury of classical chandeliers in the grounds of our Hatted Restaurant and one of Australia’s most picturesque hinterlands. 

Circa 1876

A short stroll down the tree-lined driveway is Circa 1876, the Hunter Valley's most iconic restaurant, located in an historic cottage on the picturesque grounds of Roscrea Estate. Circa 1876 showcases some great Hunter Valley wines in an award-winning wine list. Or you can experience the eclectic charm of the Champagne Lounge, with its open fire.

Under Trent’s direction, the restaurant has now moved away from a la carte and instead created two-course, three-course, five-course and seven course chef’s tasting menu options. Highlight dishes include Smoked Marrow Bone (Salt Cured Yolk, Mushroom Marmalade, Baby Leek, Bacon & Chive Crumb); Glacier 51 Toothfish (Miso Butter, Japanese Eggplant, Bok Choy, Pickled Daikon, Garlic Stems, Sesame) Jacks Creek Beef Tenderloin Or Jacks Creek Wagyu 9+MBS Striploin; and Cherry & Chocolate (Mirror Glazed Dark Chocolate Cake, Pistachio, Cherry, Truffle Tuile, Cream).

Circa 1876 quite literally brings the ‘farm to fork’ ethos to life as guests overlook the organic kitchen garden that their food came from just beyond their plate. The delicate fresh quail eggs are also gathered from our onsite Japanese quails.

Reservations are recommended. You can book online or reservations will be happy to arrange it for you.

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Terms and Conditions:

A set price for 2 course minimum on weekdays (Sun-Thu) & 3 course minimum on Friday Saturday nights per person applies to all Lunch and Dinner bookings, excludes Special Events.

Booking of 5 and under: A 48-hours cancellation policy applies to your booking on Friday ( dinner), and Saturday ( Lunch & Dinner).

Group bookings: For bookings of 5 or more people we will require Credit Card number to secure booking. A 7-day cancellation policy applies to your booking.

All changes and/or cancellation to bookings need to be communicated in writing. 

Cancellation charges: If you cancel for any reason inside the cancellation time, or do not arrive on your specified booking date then a full cancellation penalty $75pp (weekday) & $95pp (Saturday) will apply.

Special events: Full prepayment is required for all ticketed Events (for example: Christmas Day, New Year's Eve, Valentine's Day, Yulefest). These tickets are non-cancellable and non-refundable. Please refer to your event ticket and invoice for further details. 

Please note we do not accept Entertainment Cards at Circa 1876.




  • Open Friday 3rd July dinner
  • (5.30PM - 9.00PM)


  • Saturday 4th July lunch & dinner
  • (Lunch: 12.00PM - 2.30PM)

    (Dinner: 5.30PM - 9.00PM)


  • Open Sunday 5th July lunch
  • (12.00PM - 2.30PM)
  • Minimum 3 course dinner applies for Fri/Sat nights and public holidays



Please call +61 2 4998 4999 or book online to make your reservation today.
Terms & conditions apply