What our Customers Say ...

Almost every week we receive unsolicited emails from customers both near and far, about their dining experience at Graze.  Below are just a few emails of 'what our customers say ... '

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"This place is an ‘experience’. The garden, the accomodation, the food, the ambience. We love this place - worth the 4 hour drive from Woy Woy."
Cate Stewart,
Woy Woy Bay NSW


"Good food, good service, good price. Always consistent whenever we visit. Job well done! Keep it up!"
Jacqui Wood,
Tamworth NSW


"The usual high standard has been firmly maintained. Excellent service & sensational food. Always a real treat ! Thank you."
Brooke Stevenson,
Quirindi NSW


"My main was amazing!! The lamb was spot on, keep that on the menu. It was a beautiful meal celebrating our anniversary."
Deb & Robbie Taylor,
Oxley Vale NSW


"What a delicious meal for my husband and I! It was such a treat! Beautiful steak & lamb; gorgeous mash & divine fries. Dessert heavenly. We have adored our evening."
Victoria Steep,
Tamworth NSW


"Entrees amazing! Wine selection excellent! Staff down to earth & totally on the mark. 5 star food & services with a friendly atmosphere."
Deborah,
Currabubula NSW


"Delicious food, wonderful venue, waitress did a fantastic job - she’s a gem!!"
Irene Bevan,
Tamworth NSW


"Excellent meal, excellent service. Waitress is exceptional - keep her you keep your business."
Geoff Bevan,
Hillvue NSW


"Delicious food, friendly staff."
Jack Sharp,
Couradda NSW


"Bloody marvellous! The food, service and friendship is extraordinary!"
Phil Cormie,
Moss Vale NSW


"Wow! The food is to die for! Delicious!"
Tania & Barry Bennett,
Bondi Junction NSW


"Lovely food, waitress was very attentive & sweet. ”
Fiona Simpson,
Scone NSW


"The service was on point & with a smile, starters were stunning, but the steak was perfect in every way! Thank you for a sensational dining experience."
Ryan Simpson,
Tamworth NSW


"Service and food was amazing, thank you for a lovely night.”
Nick Mok,
Mayfield NSW


"Great food, great service!"
Amanda Johnston,
Baradine NSW


"Amazing food. Staff very approachable and friendly. Accommodation was delightful, like nothing else in this region. Thank you we will be back!”
Angus Brown,
Manly NSW


"Outstanding service, great menu & quality of food exceeded our expectations as to the wine."
James Hordern,
Terrigal NSW


"The meal was incredible, best mash potato we’ve ever had. Thank you!”
Alexandra Rogers,
Wahroonga NSW


"Wonderful service, delicious food!
Kong Teh,
Castle Hill NSW


"Delicious food, great service. Thanks for a great night. Steak was excellent!”
Alyssa Walter,
Tamworth NSW


"Great service, the lamb & pork was absolutely stunning. Thank you.
Caitlin Smith,
Hillvue NSW


"Very relaxed & enjoyable night thanks. The 1kg ribeye was amazing.”
Gunilla Burrowes,
Merewether NSW


"Great food - excellent food, fabulous experience, thank you!
Warwick & Joanna Winter,
North Rocks NSW


"Second time dining @ Graze in a week - both times 10/10! Fantastic atmosphere - beat one by the quality of service which is also 10/10. Young waitress did a fantastic job and is a credit to your restaurant.”
Kurt Taylor,
Manilla NSW


"As always great food & service in the restaurant.”
Steve Tunley,
Potts Point NSW


"Service was lovely, we were frequently checked upon, but it was done at appropriate times and not too often that it got annoying. Food was delicious and came out fast. Great work! Keep it up!”
Jayden Merrick,
Tamworth NSW


"We celebrated our son's 21st at the Willow Tree Hotel Saturday 18th February, the accommodation as always was luxurious and the food and service at Graze was excellent. The young vibrant staff ensured our evening was a tremendous success. We highly recommend this establishment.”
Nicky Cormie,
Moss Vale NSW


"After telling friends about Willow Tree for years I was challenged to prove it! Instead of a night out at a Sydney restaurant, eight of us caught the train to Willow Tree, dined at Graze, stayed overnight and caught the train back next day. Made it a great jaunt! Terrific food and service, great accommodation, and warm hospitality. All thanks to Tim and the team and especially to Charles and Jamie for help in making it all possible. Try it. It's a great country outing!”
Loftus Harris


"Portions were generous and the steak was beautifully charred yet cooked to perfection to our specification – medium rare and our friends medium well. Meat was melt in the mouth – can recommend rib eye to share."
Roberta Tan,
Lane Cove NSW


"Well worth the short drive from Tamworth, nothing comes close. Awesome steak, simple flavours, well balanced and enjoyable. See you again."
James Hereford-Ashley,
East Tamworth NSW


"Magic oasis in the bush. Perfect steaks, don’t rush though because it’s worth the wait. Would be great to come back in Winter with the log fire. Friendly service and a real gem. Thanks!"
Gina Webster,
Brisbane QLD


"I thought I would send a big thank you to Jamie for making the booking process for our weekend away so easy. Nothing was ever a problem for her! She arranged a beautiful room for my partner and I overlooking the gardens to celebrate his 50th Birthday. The staff were all extremely friendly throughout our stay. We had a beautiful dinner in the restaurant and sampled your eskimo pie that we have heard so much about. It definitely lived up to it's reputation of being amazing. Our breakfast was also cooked to perfection. We are looking forward to our next visit there. Thanks again Jamie and staff for being fantastic."
Wendy and Greg,
Richmond NSW


"We had such a fantastic weekend at the Willow Tree Inn with all of our family from Sydney and Tamworth. The accommodation was beautiful, the perfect place for a warm winter family gathering. All of our meals at Graze were superb and the staff were so welcoming and friendly. All of the family were so impressed and we all had a fantastic weekend! Thank you all!"
Sarah Roberts,
Glenwood NSW


"My birthday was definitely worth the 45 minute drive. Love everything! I tried everyone's meals and couldn't fault anything."
Kerrie Adams,
Tamworth NSW


"Graze is awesome! Such great food and service from Rochelle. Best meal I've eaten in a super long time. I will be back."
Jessica Adams,
Tamworth NSW


"The service was very good. The sirloin steak was tender/cooked to medium - spot on! The surroundings were pleasant and I enjoyed seeing the trains go past."
Chris Henley,
Goondiwindi NSW


"Wonderful! Perfect! Love it! What a pleasant surprise.. I have come all the way from QLD to visit my Mum in Quirindi. It was my 28 year wedding anniversary and my Mum suggested to come here... absolutely perfect!"
Jayne Hargreaves,
Tamborine Mountain QLD


"Great Food, great ambience, great setting - what more could we ask for! Our waiter Ollie was lovely."
Jan & Roger Frampton,
Tamworth NSW


"Steaks were amazing and cooked to perfection. Service was very friendly - thank you so much for fitting us in without a booking. We'll be back next time we are in the area."
Emma Wotton,
Cessnock NSW


"We travel to Wisemans Ferry to visit family every school holidays and love to visit pubs. We will be back as the service, food and atmosphere of this pub is fantastic. Food is great! An oasis on our travels, Thanks!"
Cheryl & Gary Everingham,
Rothwell QLD


"Exceptional food, excellent service. Special thanks to Dayna - happy and friendly! "
Donna & Kerry Steltenberg,
Narrabri NSW


"I only heard good and great comments from our large group about the food. At one point, one in our group said "the service here is terrible" - luckily she was talking about the phone service! Thanks for a great day."
Amelia Smith,
Gunnedah NSW


"My birthday was definitely worth the 45 minute drive. Love everything! I tried everyone's meals and couldn't fault anything."
Kerrie Adams,
Tamworth NSW


"Just thought I'd send you a quick note to let you know what a truly amazing wedding Mark and myself had at your gorgeous pub last Saturday. It certainly exceeded all of my expectations. The Grain Store looked absolutely stunning as did the garden area where we had the ceremony. All of our family and friends were equally as impressed and were full of praise all afternoon and through the night for how stunning everything was. Mark and I of course gave Tim, Cameron and the lovely staff that treated all of us like absolute royalty on the night and over the whole weekend a massive big thank you. Whatever the request's nothing was a problem. Everything was organised so well and ran so smoothly there was nothing to worry about, again a credit to Tim, Cameron and all the other helpers.
Thankyou so much again for letting Mark and I get married at your beautiful pub we had an afternoon and evening that created memories that will be with us for ever. Next on my list is a thank you note to Jamie as she was also there every time I had a question or needed help with something all through the lead up to the big weekend. She was awesome."

Janine Edwards,
NSW


"We attended the Degustation Wine Dinner on Friday, 13 June. The food and wine were fabulous and we all had a great time. Charles was a great host and made us feel very welcome. Special thanks to Izzy for keeping our wine glasses topped up. She was a great sport also. We stayed in the pub cottage which was very warm and comfortable. We will be back."
Peter Anderson,
Wahroonga NSW


"Hi Tim and Jamie,
Just wanted to thank you for helping make my birthday celebration on the 10th May a special one.
Returning home to Willow Tree to celebrate at Graze with old friends from the district, friends from the city and my family was certainly a great success. All comments from my guests were very positive, except most said it ended too soon! Certainly for my city friends, they now know where Willow Tree is and it wouldn't surprise me if some return.
The location, facilities, food and drinks were all first class and the staff were excellent. My thanks to Jamie, for making it so easy to co-ordinate and to Tim and your staff, for making it all work on the night."

Lyn Hall,
NSW


"Absolutely fabulous food and service. Can't fault it...10/10! Ps. the Salted Caramel Eskimo Pie was out of this world! "
Freya Cole ,
Tamworth NSW


"Beautiful food. Great Service. Great Spot. We will be back! "
Sheree Dening,
Adamstown Heights NSW


"My first visit and very impressed with the decor and set up! great to find something so special in a small village. Great food and service."
Kerry Warden,
Hillvue NSW


"Brilliant! You guys have nailed it. Fantastic staff too!"
Tim Gardner,
Burra NSW


"Love, love, love it! Awesome food and atmosphere. "
Mandy Mclean,
Sandy Hollow NSW


"Waitress Stephanie is a real gem, very polite and efficient. The rib-eye cooked Medium rare was very tasty, will order again. Atmosphere very enjoyable."
Vincent Stanton,
Ashtonfield NSW


"Absolutely gorgeous!! Will recommend and will be back again."
Sandee Adams,
Scone NSW


"The rare T-Bone was great! Food met expectations - rump was tender and good flavour. very pleasant surroundings."
Colleen Harty,
Padston NSW


"Beautiful food and great service. Lovely atmosphere and well worth the drive."
Alison Herden,
Tamworth NSW


"Your food and service exceeded your exceptional reputation. Superb service a compliment to good and honest food."
Louise Manoe,
Narrabundah ACT


"Beautiful food and service. The decor and design of the place is great. This was my second visit to Graze and it is always enjoyable. What a great pub!"
Laura Warden,
Spring Ridge NSW


"Lamb rump was delicious and sauce was awesome. Salad was better than expected! Duck was delicious. Size/amount was great as was the sauce. Expensive but worth it!"
Lou Dryden,
Balmain NSW


"Visiting for my Mother's 74th birthday and have a Great Aunt of 93 years. All five of us very appreciative of the staff. Service was very pleasant. Food was more then we ever expected. Excellent quality and we will return."
Donna and Norm Kevan,
Gunnedah NSW


"Robert and I had the privilege of enjoying an excellent meal last Saturday night - the steaks just melted in your mouth. Staff were very attentative and obliging. We so enjoyed our nights stay in a King Lodge - so delightfully fitted out and comfy. We would highly recommend Graze to our friends. Thank you."
Julie Young,
NSW


"Food was amazing, I will recommend it to everyone! Worth the 100km drive from Gunnedah just for a good meal and great service."
Katie Gorringe,
Gunnedah NSW


"Possibly the greatest meal we've eaten. Tim and his staff were fantastic, along with the atmosphere. Simply sophisticated."
Ben and Kate Murphy,
Avalon NSW


"Service was warm, friendly and efficient. Food was of a high standard and most enjoyable. Stephanie and Issy were exceptional with their country hospitality, engaging personalities and advice on wines and menus."
Frank Sturgess,


"Good venue, good service and good food."
Sandy Stump,
Burren Junction NSW


"We are visitors to this area from Tasmania and this is our second visit to your restaurant. The venue, atmosphere, service and quality of food is first class."
Vicki Ambrose,
Burnie TAS


"Food was fantastic, extensive selection of wines and Stephanie's service was excellent."
Patrick Baptiste,
Avoca Beach NSW


"Sensational dinner, well worth the effort to travel from Newcastle. The food was amazing, the service was friendly and we will be back!"
Darren Armitage,
Newcastle NSW


"We had an amazing meal. Each dish was unique and delicious, including desserts. The staff were extremely friendly and efficient. We'll definitely be coming back."
Katie Brown,
Curl Curl NSW


"My wife and I, and two friends, were in Muswellbrook last week for Veterans Golf.  We had heard good things to make the lunch trip on our day off. Your staff were fantastic, the food, better than imagined. The Rare T-Bone could be cut by a fork and I didn't need the forgotten steak knife. The other three each had different mains and all were highly complimentary as to their selection. One of the four ordered a basic dessert however the other three ordered and raved about the special Peanut Butter Bombe."
Bruce Durham,
North Ryde NSW


"Great set up, atmosphere and excellent service. Staff were very personable and happy. Food excellent. Wine excellent. Price... pretty good for the quality and service. Missed out on dessert. So maybe put a rowing machine or treadmill in to use between courses to make space!"
John Hayes,
Scone NSW


"Excellent steak, good atmosphere, great service. Prawn fettucini great. We travelled 400km and were not disappointed."
John Copeland and Janice Goodwin,
Shoal Haven Heads NSW


"Food was fantastic, staff are excellent and pleasant and extremely helpful. It was the combination of both that made my wife and my first valentines day as a married couple one we will always remember fondly. Many thanks."
Michael Simshauser,
Tamworth NSW


"Absolutely fantastic! Food was amazing, service and sitting were A grade. Would definitely recommend again!"
Ben Justin,
Chatsworth Park
Scone NSW


"Beautiful meal, excellent service, stunning setting! Highly recommended."
Tina Ulrick,
Tamworth NSW


"Excellent service. Lovely atmosphere. Exquisite food and dessert. Friendly staff."
Merryn Hamilton,
Belmont NSW


"Fantastic food, atmosphere and service. A hidden gem in the little town of Willow Tree!"
Katie Cook,
Scone NSW


"I have been wanting to have dinner at Graze for quite some time and last Saturday night I finally had the opportunity. My wife and I suggested to 8 of our friends that we travel up, stay the night and have dinner at Graze. We had a sensational time. The food and service was absolutely commendable and the steak was probably the best I have ever eaten. The chopped salad also received great praise from our table. Emma looked after our table with true professionalism as did the entire staff. The accommodation was beyond our expectation for a country pub and Cheryl's sense of style gave the rooms a great atmosphere and something very much individual and out of the ordinary. It was a privilige to stay there. I really wanted to thank and congratulate all of the staff and we will be back in the near future."
Our best wishes for the future.
John Mayo,
Cardiff NSW


"Nice, well crisped chips - good beef burger. Spotlessly clean everything. Keep up the good standard."
Sinclair and Wendy Hill,
Centennial Park NSW


"Seriously wonderful! We had the pie, the shank and the sirloin steak and the Eskimo Pie!"
Mary and Ian Hay,
Double Bay NSW


"Excellent food as always. Our thanks for another wonderful dining experience, we can't wait for our next visit!"
Troy Mussio
Muswellbrook NSW


"Honestly the best steak I've ever had"
Tara Martin
Cronulla NSW


"Thoroughly enjoyed all of our meals. It is a cosmopolitan dining experience in a rural setting - what a treat!"
Faith Majewski,
Kensington WA


"Amazing meal and excellent service! I loved the Eskimo pie dessert and will return. Never take your red cabbage salad off the menu, it's sublime!"
Lizzie MacDonald


"The staff were very friendly, professional and accommodating, especially with two vegetarians for lunch. The quality of the food was excellent and we will definitely be back."
Yela Wilson
Scone NSW


"Thanks again for a beautiful evening, wonderful food and excellent service. "
Gordon and Jenny Martin
Willow Tree NSW


"Amazing Food. Friendly and attentive service. Relaxing and comfortable atmosphere. Always a treat coming to Graze."
Maddie Andrews
Rutherford NSW


"Beautiful! The best restaurant in the Hunter Valley."
Tim and Michaell-Lee Freeman
Denman NSW


"The food is exceptional and the service is top class. Complemented by a great selection of wine, all to be enjoyed in exquisite surroundings."
Dan Murphy
Gunnedah NSW


"Wonderful food and very professional service. I will definitely recommend the Willow Tree Inn and Graze Restaurant to my family and friends."
Rod Butterfield
Kirrawee, NSW


"We were recommend this restaurant when we moved to the area and we will definitely return. The atmosphere was lovely, the food was absolutely incredible and we could not fault the wait staff. Thanks for a lovely evening!"
Caitlin McGrath
Scone NSW


"Most tender steak I have ever had and a unique, delicious amuse bouche to start. Great friendly staff and a very relaxed mood."
Molly Matthews
Randwick NSW


"OMG! That was foodgasm material. We will definitely be back! You all do an amazing job, the wait staff are very professional and polite. Presentation.. AMAZING!"
Tracey Neilsen
Gunnedah NSW


"It was a great pleasure to attend the Sydney Morning Herald 2014 Pub Food Guide Launch and Awards on Monday 18 November at Hudson House. I was very pleased to note the success of the Willow Tree Inn on the night and would like to congratulate you on the great achievement of winning the Destination NSW Best Country Pub Award and the Three Schooner Award. I am sure these awards are a reflection of a great deal of hard work and dedication and represents recognition of your success. I wish you every success for the future."
George Souris
Minister for Tourism, Major Events, Hospitality and Racing
Minister for the Arts


"What an absolute gem and so pleased it was a focus of my cross country trip from WA. The accommodation is sublime, of very high quality right down to the cotton sheets and rich, warm decor. This is a must on your travels. Needless to say, the food is impeccable, and the wine list is short and  several boutique beers too. You can't get a 2005 Geoff Merrill Cab Sav 2005 Reserve anywhere, but the Willow Tree has it!! That alone makes the place a winner."
Mike Cramb
Swanbourne WA


"Thanks for inviting me back to the Willow Tree Inn and Graze Restaurant. The meal, service and accommodation was second to none and the T-Bone steak was the best I have ever had!
Well done to everyone and hope to stay again soon. I have and will continue to recommend you to everyone I know."

Peter Cheffins
Lismore NSW


"After returning from a stay at your hotel on Saturday night (our wedding  anniversary). I just want to say WOW. We checked into the lodges  in the afternoon after a few beers by the fire. The lodges were divine. We were booked in for dinner that night in the restaurant. I just want  to congratulate you and your team on the service, food,wine. We spoke to a  young gentleman Oliver who was working that night. His service was  fantastic and I later found out he was still at school. What a great young  gentleman he was. (being in the industry I wanted to take him with me and  show some of my staff how it's done) Dessert was awesome Eskimo  pie. Yummy. Finished off by the fire with a few mojiotos. Also  just want to say how comfortable those beds where. (didn't want to get  out) Again thanks for such a fantastic experience. We will  defiantly be returning and also telling our friends. Well  done."
Mel Bennetts
Shortland NSW


"We have been spoilt for life! ‘Graze’ at the Willow Tree Hotel has taken the  term ‘Pub Lunch’ to a whole new level. We called in on Friday for lunch  and not only was the 500grm T-Bone steak cooked to perfection (a rare  thing these days), it was also one of the best tasting steaks my husband  had eaten. As beef breeders we are always looking for that perfect steak,  Friday we found it! I had the Lamb fillet which was incredibly cooked as  lamb should be, absolutely mouth watering. The Chefs obviously a rare find;  the staff extremely friendly and efficient; the restaurant and Hotel in  general surpassed all expectations. We are certainly looking forward to a  return visit. Congratulations and well done, a special find indeed!"
Cheers, Janene
Cobbadah Station
Cobbadah NSW


"Dear Charles,
Thank you for making our weekend the spectacular success it was. We all loved it! We found the staff welcoming and extremely efficient, the food superb and the accommodation wonderfully comfortable, especially the beds. We would all love to spend more time in the area as it has so many places of interest and natural beauty. Thank you again to you and your staff.
"
Sandy West
Avoca Beach NSW


"Sensational service, food & hospitality. Well worth the trip up from the central coast!
I wish all country pubs were this good. Go for gold Charles & the team."
Gregg & Stella Kitson
Jilliby NSW


" • Great service • Great staff • Great food • Great wines • Great everything!"
Eric & Rhonda Coster
Tumbi Umbi NSW


"Hi Jamie,
Just wanted to thank you for all your organising with our event today. Congrats to all staff, they were fantastic & everyone had a great time, hope to arrange another event in the future!"
Janelle
Tamara Social Club


"Dear Willow Tree Inn,
Words cannot express how delighted I am with your service for mothers day. I took my mum and her boyfriend to lunch, we were there for 4 and half hours. The meal was incredibly delicious, the beer was cold and the service was exquisite. I highly commend you and your staff on such a terrific job and I will most certainly be  visiting the Inn again in the future."
A very satisfied and happy customer.
Mitch Pooley.
Tamworth 2340


"To Dear Mr & Mrs Hanna,
My husband & I attended Gai & Brett’s wedding on Saturday 27th April at your very tasteful 'Willow Tree Inn', and would like to congratulate you both on such a splendid afternoon. We were very impressed with the whole wedding. Tim, the chef or chef's and all the staff delivered a magnificent wedding for Gai and Brett and all their guests. The food was to die for, delicious, every mouthful being so carefully prepared with outstanding results...Wow, very few places serve food like the 'Willow Tree Inn' did on Saturday. Well done, we enjoyed every minute of it, and thanks for putting on a well organized function."
Karl & Shirley Casben
'Springvale'
New England Hwy
Wingen 2337



"The best meal I have ever had. So Australian, nothing better than lamb!"
Helen Spencer
Thornlands NSW


"Lamb shoulder was to die for - this is last supper material - perfection. Country style with cosmopolitan service & flavours. Thankyou."
Alison Innes
Port Macquarie NSW


"I have just returned to Sydney after a very pleasant two day break spent on my brother's stud farm 'Marquee' in Willow Tree. The accommodation at the Willow Tree Inn was excellent. Thank you also for the wonderful dining experience in Graze restaurant. I was very impressed by the menu and the food was absolutely delicious - second to none! I have already told others about your menu and I look forward to returning to Willow Tree in the near future."
Chris Alati
Seven Hills NSW


"Dear Mr Hanna,
Last Sunday 7th April, we enjoyed a wonderful long lunch at the Willow Tree Inn to celebrate my husband, Trevor's 60th birthday. I had also booked accommodation for the 22 people attending. Our friends had travelled from Port Macquarie, Mona Vale, Bellata, Dural, Tamworth, Wauchope, Muswellbrook and ourselves from Denman, so it was quite a diverse group! One friend had googled the venue and was very sceptical how a village of 186 could support a "decent" restaurant. He has gone home to spread the word of where to go for a great experience in all areas, as has everyone with us. We all agreed that a better venue could not have been found either for the lunch, as the food was magnificent, the service most attentive and the accommodation so classy, comfortable and as good as any 5* resort. We enjoyed the evening after lunch in the garden and then had the Birthday cake as supper in the pub cottage. Every room was so tastefully decorated and the beds so comfy. We were all sorry we had only booked for one night. Next time it will be for a 2 night weekend! Thankyou to Jamie from head office for her help with the menu, bookings and easy direct payment. Thankyou to the team in the kitchen for the amazing food. Thankyou to Tim and the girls for your service, thankyou to the housekeeper who was so helpful in the pub cottage and thankyou Mr Hanna for your devotion to the good things in life. Also thankyou for the phone call to check if we were happy with our weekend, this was most unexpected but very welcome."
Narelle Petith
"Edderton"
Denman NSW


"Wonderful surprise menu, excellent service and a great experience. We will be back."
Max Oldfield
A hotelier for 50 years
Darwin, Northern Territory


"I've had a lot of steaks before, but never have I had a steak like that before...it was great."
Colleen Greer
Tamworth NSW


"Having a pie in a country pub can be a bit of a lottery......well can I tell you I hit the jackpot! The pastry was light and crunchy, the meat fell apart, but the mushrooms were firm and the gravy glorious. Don't mistake this country pub... It is a rare find."
Chrissy Cameron
Tamworth NSW


"Great Roast Lamb from Colly Creek"
Simon Johnson
Purveyor of quality food
Whale Beach NSW


"Food excellent, service courteous and friendly but not intrusive. Accommodation extremely comfortable and relaxing. We enjoyed our two day short break and most of all Graze Restaurant.....
Compliments to the chefs and the waitstaff."
Andrew & Margaret Mann
Springwood NSW


"We visited Your Wonderful and Friendly Willow Tree Inn, in June of 2011. We fell in love with such an absolutely tranquil and peaceful country town.
We met Tim, the new Manager at the time, and chatted with him extensively. He made us feel very welcome indeed, hence our returning on the 23rd of March, 2013 for my Stewart's 46th Birthday. Thanks so much to Penny and the rest of the EFFICIENT staff in the Bistro for making us feel so very welcome and relaxed. The rump steak was absolutely "out of this world", superbly cooked beyond perfection and the cottage pie, was so mouth-watering also AND SO SCRUMPCIOUS, NOT TO MENTION the ice-cream with the 2 candles and the singing of Happy Birthday! Well done everyone and to the chefs also in the kitchen!. Our weekend was totally memorable to say the least! Keep up your fabulous and friendly service, and we will be certainly recommending you to our friends and families."
Jenny & Stewart Sinclair,
Gosford, NSW.


"Charles,
Friday night we took our Swedish exchange daughter Alma, along with her parents & brother, to Graze for dinner. Our Swedish guests were firstly amazed that a town as small as Willow Tree would have a pub with such outstanding décor & facilities. They were secondly amazed by the quality of the meal. They have never experienced a restaurant of this quality before. Every aspect of the meal was faultless, & the service was friendly & attentive. As regulars at the pub it gives us great pleasure to have visitors enjoy their evening in Willow Tree so much."
David & Ann Bernard
Willow Tree NSW


"Thank you everyone for Quirindi tips. Ended up at Graze at the nearby Willow Tree inn. Best steak of my life."

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"Sue and I loved our return to your oasis of New England. Your establishment is unique and more importantly your overwhelming success hasn't been marred by a drop in standards in any area. Thoroughly enjoyed Graze yet again and loved the accommodation."
Neil Hansford
Salamander Bay


"Willow Tree Inn, Willow Tree. Graze Restaurant. Best Steak I've ever eaten."

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"Wow, what a pub, stayed for only one night but would have stayed longer if I could. The friendly staff made me feel instantly welcomed on entry to the bar. The atmosphere and ambience hits you like a furnace blast, the food was just sensational and everywhere you roam around the pub was like a fine art gallery. Absolute perfection on every level. Well done!"
Alan Morgan
Birrong
NSW 2143


"The food was to die for and we will be back for sure. The venue was sensational and very classy."
Dearne Patteson
Muswellbrook NSW 2333


"Treated like royalty. The meal was just delicious. We had the most wonderful experience! Thanks so much. Pork belly great blend of flavours. 'Sensational'. Thank you."
Monique Hyem
Gunnedah NSW 2380


"The food was fantastic, Splendiferous!!"
Prue Done
Tamworth NSW 2340


"An experience to remember. A feast of fine food."
Poss Tuckey
Bective NSW 2340


"Fantastic food from entrée right through to dessert. Yum O!"
Sue Bath
Kootingal NSW 2352


"Absolutely delicious food, wonderful service, a great atmosphere in a beautiful location. Truly a memorable experience! 10/10"
Tarn Bastion
Highgate NSW 5063


"Many thanks for a beautiful meal, and great surroundings to bring the family great to see clean and tidy."
Karindo & Tony Taylor
Nundle NSW 2340


"The best find on our long journey north....Steak cooked to perfection & the taste has us both lost for words... Sensational!"
Zachary & Carlie Dawkins
Ocean Shores NSW 2483


"Beautiful food. Delicious and well presented. Will be back!!!
Jenny Taylor
Kootingal NSW 2352


"Biggest & best steak of my life!"
Tamar Carpenter
Islington NSW 2296


"Travelled from Sydney after reading the write up of Graze in The Land newspaper. Well, this place did not disappoint, what a rare gem...Graze ticked all the boxes, delicious food (unbelievable steaks). The up- market lodges were in keeping with the restaurant, contemporary & stylish & the staff were really friendly & welcoming. Will be making a return visit."
Clare Hurrell & Steve Bonomini
Oatley Sydney NSW 2223


"Wonderful country hospitality, and food to make your mouth-water!"
Stacey Wilkes
Belmont NSW 2280


"The food, atmosphere and hospitality has been second to none! Thanks for a great lunch."
Leah Cummins
Windale NSW 2306


"The best steak we've had in a decade!! Wonderful ambiance & service!!
'A must' for anyone travelling from Sydney to Tamworth."
Brian & Shirley Sutton
Auckland, New Zealand


"It was a short drive from Tamworth to Graze. I hadn't stopped in Willow Tree for more than a decade. A friend was coming from the other end of the highway, and assured me that this was the best place. I was early, and enjoyed a beer in the front bar with some friendly lads. We watched the Wallabies, and talked about anything except food.
This feeling continued through lunch. Conversation in restaurants only heads to the menu when something is extraordinary. This can be bad, when the overall feel is that things could be better - but, Graze makes you want to talk about anything but the menu. You feel cared for, you trust the staff, you know the food. There's no need to talk about it, because it speaks for itself, and lets you get on with life. An exquisite window into what food should be."
Daniel Gillett
Tamworth NSW 2340


"Wonderful service and the best Potted Pie! It was great to see ice cream on the menu. Worth the trip from Newcastle."
Kelly Martin
Cardiff South NSW 2285


"Am a very keen steak person!! Best steak I have had for a long time! Will definitely be back!"
Anke Crick & Tony
The Mitchells Waterfront
Port Stephens


"Wow! Heard about this place & your delicious beef but it has exceeded all of my expectations. The service was friendly, warm & perfectly invisible. The food was clean, tasty & interesting. The wine list is great value but I'd love to see more Pinot Noir. All in all it was a wonderful experience. I can't wait to come back again. All the best for a thriving quality business!"
Danielle Kennedy
Birchgrove NSW 2041


“I would like to say the hospitality at GRAZE is "A Class". I travelled a 3 hour round trip from Gunnedah just to try the meals and was really impressed.
Thank you”
Craig Pratt
Gunnedah NSW 2380



"Hi Graze Staff,
We had lunch on Saturday at your Inn, booked under the name of Collins.  (We were the noisy group of 20). I wanted to touch base and let you know that we had the most wonderful Family 21st Birthday Lunch. Your Staff were all very lovely and the Food was sensational.  And what can you say about the venue, but simply devine, with that classic Upper Hunter View out the back. I know we had lots of dietary provisions, however you made it very easy for us.  Thank you.
Thanks Again for Your wonderful Restaurant and Service and staff."
Cheers
Julie Collins
Wellness Chiropractic
Muswellbrook NSW 2333


"We were told there was a great pub in Willow Tree and there was the meal was amazing one not to be forgotten sitting out the front watching the world go by on a Sunday afternoon.
Well we had to come back and stay during the June long weekend and once again we had a great food and accommodation.
We love the Willow Tree Inn a great weekend escape far enough from Sydney not too far from Muswellbrook."
Ralph and Eliza Betts
Bayswater Ash Muswellbrook



"Just a quick email to thank you for the lovely experience I had this week.
I arrived on Melbourne Cup Day - so very busy - however your staff were very warm and friendly.
Having worked in Hospitality for 15-years it was wonderful to experience a warm welcome and lovely atmosphere. My room was beautiful - more than I could have wished for.
Thank you and good luck with this lovely property."
Jan Chamberlain
Drummoyne, NSW



"Hi Charles,
I wanted to feed back to you about what a wonderful team you have at the WTI and how enjoyable they made my sister's wedding last Saturday for all involved.
The venue was perfect and the food was great but the service and their attention to detail was absolutely remarkable. I was personally overwhelmed by the pride and generosity shown by every member of your team throughout the entire weekend as they worked together to bring together the wedding. In particular, Kerstin was wonderful and they lead the team with precision and tact. I can't say enough about how impressed we all were and what a wonderful wedding weekend was had."
Thankyou so much,

Karissa MacGregor
Lambton NSW



"My partner and I and our little baby Henry stayed with you on Monday night I just wanted to let you know how much we appreciated our stay!
The room was perfect (I want that bed!) and the staff were all very helpful.
We sadly couldn't come over the weekend to dine at the restaurant as we have a restaurant of our own! But the chef was very helpful and let us choose off the restaurant menu.
So thank you for a lovely night."
Frea, Linds and Henry



"Dear Charles,
I want to congratulate you on the award you received.
The Willow Tree Inn is one of my favourite restaurant's to go to and I wish we lived closer.
My favourites are the Scallops and Barramundi!"
Trish O'Brien,
Walgett NSW



"Dear Charles and Kerstin,
We are loving married life and cannot believe it has nearly been a month!
Scott and I can't thank you enough for making our day so memorable.
Being so far away in Roma, I thought it was going to be challenging to plan a wedding. However, your staff's regular emails and friendly phone calls put my mind at ease.
You took all the stress out planning a wedding.
Our guests were blown away at the friendly service, incredible food and whole "gorgeous presentation" of the Willow Tree Inn.
They are now recommending to family and friends in Roma and surrounds, if travelling South to stop in at The Grain Store!
We had an amazing time and we thank you for making that possible. "

April and Scott Loughnan
Roma, QLD



"We cannot thank you enough for making our wedding such a special day!
The venue was perfect and the food was amazing, but we were even more impressed by the friendliness, dedication and the attention to detail of all your staff.
A big thank you to Kerstin for all her help and support in the planning, ensuring the day ran smoothly.
Friends and family are still talking about what a great time they had at the Willow Tree Inn."
Thanks again,
Mark & Dani Norton



"To Charles and the Team at the Willow Tree Inn,
Last year we decided to hold our Single Builders Christmas party at the Willow Tree Inn. We had a thoroughly enjoyable day last year, so it was an easy decision to return to the Willow Tree Inn again in 2012.
Thank you once again for a lovely meal – the Peanut butter bombe with caramel and honeycomb is amazing! Not to mention how fantastic all of the meals were.
Jamie was pleasure to deal with organising our lunch- nothing was ever a problem.
We are already looking forward to our Christmas party next year."
Kind regards,
Katrina Wynne
single builders
Single Builders
Tamworth NSW





“We took the 45 minute drive past the Scone racecourse to stay at the celebrated Willow Tree Inn.  I came for a visit a few weeks ago and was so impressed that I decided to share the experience with my husband and staff.  The country atmosphere here is more relaxed, people have more time to talk and we have been so warmly welcomed.  Not to mention the wonderful meals and privacy of the cabins that make it a special place to stay.”

MSAGai Waterhouse
Gai Waterhouse Racing
Tulloch Lodge
Kensington, NSW



“Colly Creek Pastoral Company exemplifies the “paddock to plate” experience. We were treated to a tour of their well-tendered cattle property at Willow Tree before embarking on a food journey at Graze Restaurant. Perfectly cooked MSA graded Chateaubriand, 1kg rib eyes and sirloin steaks for 20 people in beautiful surrounds with delicious accompaniments.

They obviously have a lot of passion for what they do and it shows – the food is amazing and we will definitely be planning a trip back there soon.”

Cheers

MSANatalie Johnson
Brand Manager - Beef
Meat and Livestock Australia
North Sydney, NSW


"A couple of weekends ago we stayed at your amazing premises at the Willow Tree Inn.
I just wanted to say thank you for the wonderful atmosphere you have created.
Your Steak was the best steak we have ever eaten.
I especially wanted to say thank you for allowing us to park our classic car off the road. It can be difficult taking it out overnight. So a huge thank you for that.
We will be back to enjoy your wonderful hospitality in the near future."

Kind Regards,
Jenni Warner



"I would like to say a huge thank you for a wonderful overnight stay while celebrating my mother’s (Joan Brooks) 80th birthday last weekend. The family thought the accommodation amazing and food fantastic. The family especially loved the open fire - it created such a cosy atmosphere.
Thanks again for a memorable stay."

Sue Chapman
Administration Manager
TPE Earthmoving and Civil
Tamworth



"What an amazing experience! The food and atmosphere were second to none. I will definitely be recommending Graze to my friends and family, and giving the Peanut Butter Bombe a special mention. It was the perfect place to be taken for a first date, we will definitely be back for many more..."

Angela Primmer
Bateau Bay, NSW



"16 Fun Loving Girls" in Graze Restaurant last Thursday for a GIRLS LUNCH!!
Absolutely Fabulous, from the first sip of champagne to the magnificent 3 course feast we embraced for lunch before we all had to sadly leave for home.
What a treat for the North West, we have been waiting for a restaurant like Graze for too long.
Well Done Charles & your team, we really had the most wonderful time."

Sarah Atkinson and 15 Girlfriends!
Tamworth and North West, NSW



"What an absolute pleasure to spend an afternoon in the sun at The Willow Tree Inn!

I was absolutely blown away by the transformation of the pub itself and the fabulous food and level of service offered to us. Gathered with a group of girlfriends and children, I was pleasantly surprised to find a cubby house, swings and a game of cricket unfolding on the back lawn. So while we sat and enjoyed our wonderful meals, we were able to relax knowing the kids were fully catered for also!

I am absolutely positive that this will become a regular lunch spot for us!"

Kellie Dever
Aberdeen, NSW


"I had my first dining experience at Graze Restaurant today and totally enjoyed it. The food was excellent, as was the service and ambiance.

All in all a great time was had and we will be back!"

Rose Leggett
Muswellbrook, NSW



"To the Wonderful Staff at the Willow Tree Inn

Thank you to all involved in making Eliza’s Hens Weekend an enjoyable, memorable and care free celebration!  The beautiful accommodation, gorgeous wine/food and the relaxed atmosphere set the tone for the celebrations!

Compliments to all staff involved, a perfect venue to celebrate such a special occasion!

Thank you again."

Claire Johnstone
Cowra, NSW



"I finally got to the Willow Tree Inn today after driving past it for god alone knows how many years.

Previously it was a typical daggy run down old country pub. I was amazed! The renovation is extensive and so tasteful. I had a look at the lodges and they are beautiful.

Whilst the restaurant was busy, we were seated and fed within 15 minutes of ordering and the food was well priced and plenty of it. The menu isn't exhaustive either. The staff were helpful, approachable and friendly and a real asset.

I will definitely be back!!"

Marianne Turner
Tamworth, NSW



"I had my first dining experience at Graze and I was not disappointed at all. Lovely place, friendly staff and superb food.

I will be returning soon."

Debbie Glover
Aberdeen, NSW



"I used to drive up the New England Highway to avoid the traffic, to soak in the beautifully diverse scenery and to explore the quaintly authentic country towns along the way, but now I have the best reason of all – 'Graze' restaurant at the Willow Tree pub.

Graze is THE only gourmet oasis between the Hunter and Armidale and is of a delightfully surprising calibre that really will put Willow Tree on the culinary map.

Honestly, the quality of the cooking, the wine, the charming service and the sophisticated but cosy design, means Graze competes easily with anything in Sydney or Melbourne.

It's chockers full of appreciative, friendly locals from near and far and increasingly filled with discerning city slickers who make it a 'must stop' milestone of their New England road trip, or a 'well worth it' extension of their Hunter Valley weekend.

Premium local produce, imaginative and fresh cooking and a very welcoming and homely ambience means Graze will undoubtedly become a landmark on the Australian culinary landscape, so bravo to Charles and Cheryl Hanna for their vision, their inspiration, their genuine long term commitment – and their sheer bloody hard work!"

David Grant
Director/Producer
DG3 (events) Sydney, NSW



"Charles, Thank you for hosting AMPS Research recently – 'The Grain Store' proved to be an excellent facility to deliver our winter crop review presentation. The setting enabled excellent interaction and comfort. The catering for the event has been met with outstanding feedback. To seat 70 growers down together with cooked-to-order steak working around our schedule was exceptionally professional. The cuts of beef, quality of cooking, presentation and service was of top end city restaurant quality.
Charles, your attention to detail to insure the success of our event is a credit to you and your staff.  This is the kind of experience that is much needed in a region.  Thank you for providing it.  We look forward to returning in the future."

Jules Dixon
Manager
AMPS Research, Tamworth NSW



"You feel so lucky when a great restaurant opens in a small country town because they are very few and far between – and this one is absolute cracker!!
We've eaten at Graze numerous times now and have thoroughly enjoyed the food, the wine and the service.  Colin's menu is delicious and extremely well balanced and to be honest, I think he makes possibly the best chicken liver parfait I've ever eaten – I dream about it! Congratulations to Charles and his team – you've created something very special!"

Liza and Scott White
Scone, NSW



"At Kilburnie Cattle Company, we produce 15,000 weaners through to plate.  A great pleasure to also appreciate fine beef that has been produced by Colly Creek, dry aged and presented to perfection!
We will always continue to return to Graze restaurant."

Tony and Caz Clift
'Stafford'
Curlewis, NSW



"Martin's Haulage held their Christmas party at the Willow Tree Inn last year.  The evening was attended by 60 people who all had a fantastic time.  The venue was excellent with plenty of room for guests to mingle and to spill out onto the terrace.  The staff were extremely accommodating and the service was brilliant.  The meals were served promptly and the standard was very high.  We would have no hesitation in using the venue in the future, or in recommending it to others."

Kelly Harrison
General Manager
Accountant
The Martin Group
Scone, NSW



"Dear Charles"

Thank you very much.  Letting you know we had a wonderful day yesterday at The Willow Tree Inn, the food was magnificent, good wines, that table was perfect, the service was great, we all had a great day, especially my wife (the birthday girl).

You have done a great job doing up the hotel, congratulations."

John Treloar
Tamworth, NSW



"Hi Charles ...
Two words ... Absolutely beautiful ...We had a stunning lunch washed down by a lovely bottle of pinot gris. Your staff are fantastic, it was a pleasure to meet Tim and your son, Sam.
The desserts were both lovely, my favourite being the 'bombe'. I have also made another booking for 60 in December for my dad's 70th birthday!"

Angela Ordish
Gunnedah, NSW


 

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