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The Bistro - CLOSED

102 Darby St, Cooks Hill , Newcastle, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good18%
  • Average10%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible13%
27 Nov 2013
“New place now”
15 Nov 2013
“Sad decline”
Restaurant Hours Closed
French, Steakhouse, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
102 Darby St, Cooks Hill , Newcastle, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
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Reviewed 28 November 2013 via mobile

Hi there....like to inform you that the old bistro has finally gone....new place,new owners....it is called the hop factory now...will do a review soon....Cheers

1  Thank sinergy436
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Reviewed 16 November 2013 via mobile

This used to be the premiere restaurant in Newcastle. But it has suffered a sad decline with the new owners.

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 10 May 2013 via mobile

After hearing good things for months we finally decided to give the "new" bistro a try and were not disappointed. Ordered a glass of very well priced and delicious bubbles to start w the fritters, pork and olives to start which we're all lovely. For...More

Thank daveyboy83
Reviewed 4 May 2013

Undoubtedly the worst restaurant experience I have had in many a year! I have worked in Silver Service restaurants and this experience was appalling! Far too slow at taking orders, far too slow at serving meals (2 hrs) and an argumentative Service Manager - not...More

1  Thank taydan3
Reviewed 2 May 2013 via mobile

Food here was of the "serve small portions on big plates" philosophy, and while it was quite nice I think it was very very expensive for what it was.

Thank mcbond
Reviewed 29 April 2013

The only "bad" thing I can say is that they brought out the wrong entree but were very quick in fixing that. The meat just melted in the mouth, the presentation was beautiful and the flavours were awesome. We absolutely loved the food, service and...More

Thank SamanthaL350
Reviewed 27 March 2013

We ate here on a reasonably quiet Tuesday night. The decor is lovely and contemporary and the ambiance was pleasant too. This is definitely a finer dining restaurant than the other more cafe style places on Darby Street but are still reasonably priced. Portion sizes...More

Thank rastheaussie
Reviewed 24 March 2013 via mobile

Went there on Saturday evening with a couple of friends Menus could not be found and when they were not enough were available. I had to ask the waiter after 15 mins got the wine and drinks list. Service was totally unsatisfactory, what I will...More

Reviewed 3 March 2013

Booked just the day before. Staff helpful and attentive. We shared starters and had mains and two desserts and two bottles wine,was reasonably priced and they take entertainment card if you have one. Food came out quickly and it was delicious. Was impressed and would...More

Thank sincshel
Reviewed 24 February 2013

The service was excellent. The prices are quite normal for a decent restaurant. The food was great, and three courses was just the right amount for me. My dining partners had two courses and were perfectly happy. Melt in the mouth seared tuna (more Japanese...More

Thank Zedscape
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Restaurant Details

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USD 24 - USD 40
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 102 Darby St, Cooks Hill , Newcastle, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Newcastle  >  Newcastle
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The Chefs of The Bistro would like to invite you to share in the food we love to cook & eat. Modern day comfort food.A casual lunch of hand made sausages, minute steak with red wine or perhaps parmesan gnocchi with meatballs & rosemary.Our dinner menu offers crispy snacks, entrees to share & refined pastas & salads. Comforting mains of slow cooked lamb shoulder, roast chicken & beef cheek ragout.Dry aged steaks, roasted in beef fat with thyme & garlic, served on Australian made steak boards.Our unique space is perfect for your next event. We offer a variety of options that include canape functions, degustation dinners, wedding packages & banquet menus.Hope to see you soon.
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