Avoid Disappointment

Due to the new laws on COVID-19 The Deck Cafe Lovedale is only allowed to seat 10 people but you can bring a picnic rug or camping chair and dine on our picturesque property whilst enjoying social distancing.

We are OPEN NORMAL TRADING HOURS for take-away meals through this time and look forward to seeing you.

Any questions please e-mail or call us!

(02) 4930 9007

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The Deck Cafe Lovedale

On Friday the 5th June The Deck Cafe Lovedale is re-vamping and we will be now serving Tapas Menu for Lunch 7 days and Friday and Saturday evenings!


We are only able to seat 10 people with social distancing in the cafe. If there is no seats available you are allowed to bring a rug or camping chair and dine around the picturesque property whislt enjoying social distancing. We are ONLY offering our Takeaway menu but are adding to it contantly as we get busier!

We thank you for your ONGOING support! Matt and the team at The Deck Cafe Lovedale.

Call ahead to place your order 4930 9007 

The Deck Cafe, located at Gartelmann Wines in Lovedale, 

  • 7 Days: 8:30am till 2:30pm
  • Amended trading hours during Covid-19
  • 5:30pm - 7:30pm
  • DUE to popular demand we have now set up pick up points but if you cant get to one of these call one of our friendly staff at the cafe and see if we can assist.

The cafe provides a diverse and delightful menu complimented by Gartelmann wines and a generous range of beverages and Premium Vittoria Coffee.

The cafe is situated on the deck over the dam in young forest bushland. It is an experience to remember with experienced chef and staff cooking some cafe favourites with a Hunter Valley fine-dining twist.

Matt Dillow opened the cafe in July 2013 as his third hospitality venture in the Hunter Valley. 

The Deck Cafe is open 7 days a week and is also available for groups, weddings and private functions. Read more about our set menus, wedding and function packages under "On Occasions". Matt also hosts food wine and produce tours; Tasmania, Margaret River, New Zealand and also Tuscany Italy.

Please note: Bookings are recommended.