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 11am - 4pm for dine-in and take-away. 

Due to Covid19 we have significantly changed our service style to ensure the safety of our guests and team. Theses changes are explained in the terms and conditions when you book a table online. 

Our Vibe

Friendly, country hospitality, generous portions, great prices with a casual

'permanent food truck' vibe!  

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, and we do have outdoor heaters, however the sides of the courtyard 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. 

Platters: 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. 

Picturesque 100 acre vineyard location

Wheelchair friendly

Family friendly

Well behaved/leashed dogs welcome in our courtyard

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 a fabulous smokehouse lunch! 

64 Majors Lane, Lovedale

Please book a table online. We do not take phone or email reservations. Walk-ins are welcome however there is no guarantee a table will be available.

$50 Gift Certificate 

$100 Gift Certificate 

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.