A lovingly restored building at 196 Kelly Street is now home to the Upper Hunter’s newest restaurant, The Cottage. New Zealand born owner and head chef Colin Selwood’s menu reflects his classic French training with influences of Asian and Mediterranean flavours. While the restaurants signature is the grass fed beef that is hung for a minimum of 6 weeks before being served in the restaurant and can be viewed through the window of the purpose-built, humidity-controlled dry-ageing room.
There are daily specials and a tapas-style menu if you are after a more informal style of dining. When possible The Cottage sources from local producers and supports other businesses in the region and is currently working with local livestock farmers to deliver the quantity and quality the restaurant demands.
The Cottage offers dining Wednesday lunch to Sunday lunch, is fully licenced and with a versatile layout it can also offer options for events from intimate dinners for 20 to larger occasions such as weddings, catering up to 150 guests cocktail style.