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Saturday 29 June 2019

Leading NSW regional restaurant reopens

Kim Currie’s The Zin House, a Mudgee favourite with a national reputation, is set to reopen its doors on July 1 after being closed for six months. 

During the restaurant’s temporary closure Currie and her husband David Lowe were involved in a dispute with a business partner that jeopardised the future of Lowe Wines and the historic Tinja property where Zin House resides.

“From the beginning I said Zin House was about simple food, cooked from scratch with what we and our neighbours grow,” chef and owner Currie explains. "That hasn’t changed in five years

“What has changed is that we are taking that ethos even further. Our chefs and waiters will be working as one team to bring guests a food and wine experience that is quintessentially Mudgee - focused on what we’re growing, where we live and what we believe in.”

With the business partnership now dissolved, Currie says they are very pleased to show their appreciation to the people who have helped and supported them by getting back to what they do best.

“When you’re faced with major challenges in life you reevaluate what you want to achieve, how you go about it and how you care for the people around you," Currie said. "These considerations are reflected in the restaurant.

“I’ve thought thoroughly about the experience I want our guests to have. It’s about pleasure, not novelty. It’s about the comfort of all our senses, from the moment you arrive, to each dish, the wine you enjoy and the surroundings in which you do so.”

Currie has championed NSW regional dining and food for more than three decades with produce and producers always the central focus.

The re-launch of the restaurant will present a number of different experiences.

The hero is the Ultimate Saturday Long Lunch where guests feast on six courses with matched wines, including those from Lowe’s museum stock, and have time to wander the extensive food gardens with Zin’s gardener on hand.

Friday and Saturday Evenings at Zin offer a shorter four-course set menu for those who want the essence of Zin without the time commitment.

The popular Monday Kitchen Garden returns with an increased focus on pre-lunch foraging and a cooking demonstration style from the restaurant’s open kitchen.

On Sundays the Zin team will take up residence in the new Pavilion at Lowe. The Pavilion, a custom-built marquee located between Lowe Wines and the Zin House, specialises in weddings, functions and classic Sunday roasts.

Bookings are open now and available online at

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