Lovedale Smokehouse Cafe

We are an owner operated, small batch, artisan smokehouse specialising in both charcuterie and barbecue. 

From Saturday 16 May 2020: 

We are open for lunch Thursday to Monday serving dine-in and take-away with a new menu and a new way of doing things!

Our Vibe

Friendly, country hospitality, generous portions, great prices with a casual 'permanent food truck' vibe! 

Our entire menu is available to Take-Away. Please order online. 

Take away orders can be collected 11.00am-3.30pm Thursday to Monday.

Guests are welcome to order take-away and picnic on our vineyard. BYO picnic blanket.

We have our full range of drinks available to take-away, please make your selection when you arrive. 

DINING IN - 25 May - 31 May 2020

Sitting times for the cafe include 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm

Maximum 10 guests at a time (due to Government regulations) so bookings for dine-in tables are essential. Please make your reservation online, simply select the Book A Table button.

Max 50 minutes dining time per table please.  

DINING IN - 1 June - 24 June 2020

Due to social distancing restrictions we can seat 15 guests inside and 35 guests outside at a time. Please book your table online, you will need to select either the Indoor Dining Area or Outdoor Dining Area when making your reservation. Please note that during busy periods we are unable to move guests between the indoor and outdoor dining areas. Guests are advised to check weather conditions before booking their preferred dining area. 

Max 50 minutes dining time per table please.  

Our Indoor Dining Area

Our indoor dining room has views of our vineyard, courtyard and water fountains through multiple cedar framed French windows and doors, the room features artwork from renowned local artists and is air conditioned for your comfort.

Our Outdoor Dining Area

Our outdoor courtyard dining area has excellent views of our vineyard and is flanked by water features and gardens. The area is covered, however the sides are open and therefore subject to weather conditions, so please remember to bring your winter woolies on colder days.  

The outdoor dining area is adjacent to a large grassed field, children are welcome to play there, and it is easy for you to keep an eye on them whilst enjoying lunch.

 Our Menu 

​Our menu showcases our range of house-made smoked produce, from small batch charcuterie and smoked seafood to low and slow barbecue. 

Our charcuterie platters showcase our range of smoked and cured cold cut meats, smoked seafood, pates, cheeses and hand made chutneys and relishes. 

Low and Slow Barbecue
A visit to Lovedale Smokehouse just isn't complete without trying our Low and Slow USA Barbecue! Alder smoked beef brisket, hickory smoked pork ribs and pulled pork shoulder are featured. 

Our menu is rounded out with more crowd favourites such as Smoked Salmon Salad, House Smoked Sausages and a variety of Burgers.


We are fully licensed and have a great range of craft beers, ciders, Hunter Valley wines, barista made coffee, specialty spirits and soft drinks. No BYO during COVID19 restrictions. 

Relax in our covered courtyard featuring vineyard views and splashing fountains or in our air conditioned indoor dining room with a craft beer, cider, Hunter Valley wine or coffee and enjoy the best lunch the Hunter Valley has to offer! 

  • Picturesque vineyard location
  • Wheelchair friendly
  • Well behaved/leashed dogs welcome in our courtyard
  • Family friendly, kids menu coming soon

64 Majors Lane, Lovedale

Reservations Essential - Book Online

Enquiries: (02) 49307832




Gift Certificates 

Gift certificates can be purchased online via paypal, Mastercard or Visa. Your gift certificate will be sent to the email address listed on your paypal account within 24 hours. If you require your certificate sooner please call us on (02) 49307832.

Please note we are closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays, gift certificates purchased on these days will be sent on Thursday.
​Gift Certificates are valid for 3 years. 

$50 Gift Certificate 

$100 Gift Certificate 

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