In Pokolbin -- The three restaurants in the Hunter with the biggest reputations are Robert's Restaurant, Chez Pok, and Casuarina Restaurant. For good coffee, don't go past Bliss Coffee Roasters, shop 2, Hunter Valley Gardens Shopping Centre, Broke Road, Pokolbin (tel. 02/4998 6700).

Cheese with Your Wine?

The Hunter Valley Cheese Company, McGuigan's Complex, 447 McDonalds Rd., Pokolbin (tel. 02/4998 7744;, is worth visiting for its range of local cheeses. Another interesting store for local and imported cheeses is the Hunter Valley Smelly Cheese Shop, 3/2188 Broke Rd., Pokolbin (tel. 02/4998 6960;

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