We were headed to the Vintage cafe to celebrate a joyous occasion and although I had lived in the area for over two decades, I had never been down this road where this tranquil picturesque golf course/hotel is tucked away. While were were all in a happy mood- the beautiful views, natural light and delicious food all just added to the delightful day.
The website reads:
“Spoil yourself with a relaxing meal in our Vintage Café. Positioned on the terrace overlooking the 18th green, this casual relaxed dining experience is the perfect way to start the day or recharge your appetite over a light lunch. The Vintage Golf Club features an 18-hole Greg Norman designed golf course which has been ranked among the best in Australia. The 18-hole course measures 6,310 metres with a par of 71 and is the only Greg Norman designed public access golf course in the Hunter Valley and NSW.”
Grilled haloumi with lemon, oregano and diced tomato ($8.50)
Warm marinated local olives with ciabatta ($6)
Salt and pepper calamari with chilli salt ($9.50)
Grilled chorizo with chipotle sauce avocado ($8.50)
Chips with aioli ($7)
Grilled pita bread with smoked eggplant dip and feta and pistachio dip ($10.50)
Garlic and cheese ciabatta ($8.50)
Buffalo wings with chilli sauce ($10.50)
They also have an extensive wine and cocktail list.
Caesar salad– cos lettuce, bacon, shaved parmesan, poached egg and sour dough croutons ($16.00) add chicken ($3.50)
Club sandwich- Roast turkey, ice burg lettuce, tomato, mayonnaise, bacon and fried egg on toast and chips ($17.50)
Vietnamese beef salad– beef grilled to medium rare with tomato, cucumber, watercress, red onion, chilli, garlic and vinegar dressing ($18.00)
Chorizo and garlic prawn fettuccine with olives, fresh tomato, chilli and olive oil ($22.00)
Eggplant and pecorino ravioli with asparagus, zucchini and basil pesto ($22.00)
Wine merchants steak– minute steak of the day with wine merchants sauce and chips ($24.00)
Cheeseburger with a side of chips
Red duck curry with chutney, rice and tomato cucumber salad ($24.00)
Chocolate terrine with raspberry sorbet ($12.00) The terrine was very very chocolate-y and rich. Even with the three of us we still couldn’t finish it, the raspberry sorbet was delicious and refreshing though.
Panna cotta with biscotti and fresh mango ($12.00) The panna cotta was very smooth and creamy and was complimented with the mango. It wasn’t as sweet as the terrine and was easier to eat.
Although we were a large (loud) table, the food came out promptly and everything from the bar snacks all the way through to dessert was tasty and enjoyable. If you enjoy golf, a day spa or a delicious meal with a view, this is definitely the place to go.