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Coal River & Co

120 Darby St | Cooks Hill, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia
+61 2 4929 4265
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good19%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Open Now
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm Hours
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
120 Darby St | Cooks Hill, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This cosy restaurant served up the most delicious pasta I think I’ve ever had. We shared a deep fried buffalo mozzarella entrewith prosciutto, chili jam & basil. Then two pasta dishes - Rigatoni with wild mushrooms & cream, and the piece de la resistance the...More

Thank Caroline C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve eaten in restaurants all over Queensland & all over Tasmania & to date this is the best restaurant food I’ve eaten! I’ve been to a few super expensive places that don’t compare to this if you just want to talk about how good the...More

Thank Nick D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We dined here recently on a Tuesday night and were so glad we had booked a table as the place was full. Lovely staff, excellent food, good wine list. We loved it, delicious.

Thank Susan M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A little cosy restaurant with good food. Staff were excellent. Booking is advisable. Will definitely return

Thank cobba19
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

This little place has the best pasta in Newcastle, yummy entrees, great friendly service and a selection of the best fresh pastas in town. It’s intimate and funky with a full open kitchen so you get to enjoy the “experience” as well as the food....More

Thank CLMaust
Reviewed 25 September 2018

Up in Newcastle helping our daughter move, she suggested that we had dinner at Coal River, and Im so glad she did. Great atmosphere backed up with friendly staff who were very helpful in organizing our table.....and now the food,it was simply devine ! We...More

Thank Runrig1890
Reviewed 11 September 2018

Dropped in for dinner, had a fantastic meal, nice wine options available. Recommend this place for couples and small groups, food choices generally pastas and prepared in an open kitchen right next to dining area. Service excellent, real value for money. Will be back.

1  Thank needZtravel
Reviewed 21 August 2018

We had the meatballs and they were divine!! Great, friendly service. Would visit again! Highly recommend.

Thank AussieAbroadFinally
Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

Love Italian food, menu interesting we tried a few different things all in all was tasty food a few combinations weren’t to our liking. Will be back.

Thank DABMoore
Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

Small restaurant with great atmosphere, we were there on a Wednesdaynight and it was packed, just one small table left. Service was good and friendly. Loved the fact that the menu doesn’t consist of a lot of choice, it means they specialize in certain dishes....More

Thank Davy B
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Questions & Answers
6 May 2017|
Response from Malin J | Property representative |
We are BYO Wine Wednesday only. So you are more then welcome to BYO then.
20 July 2015|
Response from distolz | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I don't know the answer to that. I suspect dogs would be allowed on the footpath outside the restaurant. Have certainly seen canine friends "dining" along Darby Street in that way. Lots of footpath tables and chairs... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 20
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 120 Darby St | Cooks Hill, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Newcastle  >  Newcastle
  • Phone Number: +61 2 4929 4265
  • E-mail
Coal River & Co is a relaxed dining experience & we aim to ensures you enjoy a memorable food experience every time with our fresh made pastas and daily specials
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