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Formally known as The Dock Restaurant, Bent Food and Wine is conveniently located just off the main street of Parkes, NSW offering coffee, food, wine and everything in between. Your hosts, Ryan and Kyle having worked in event management, hospitality and fine dining across both NSW and QLD, bring together their collective knowledge to offer you an enticing and fun restaurant experience. Bent promises something special in both mouth-watering menu options and the inviting atmosphere you experience as you walk through the door. If you're after great coffee, food, wine and service - Bent is the only place you need to be!
PRICE RANGE
USD 12 - USD 23
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch
CUISINES
Australian, Wine Bar
FEATURES
Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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All reviews pork cutlet scallops mains and desserts seafood pasta tacos garlic bread share plates great pork regional nsw road trip excellent food and service great meal lovely evening elvis festival kyle shiraz cappuccino
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Reviewed 12 January 2021 via mobile

Bent wasn’t our first choice but wow we walked out very impressed. My wife isn’t a big meat eater so I was surprised when she ordered the pork, but wow, it was full of flavour & tender! As for me I had the chicken penne...& it too was very good. The service was good & friendly & watch out for their cocktails. We’d return without hesitation.More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 28 November 2020

Excellent value motel with very pleasant hosts. Bent St cafe surprisingly good, especially the pork chop and the pasta!

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 14 November 2020

This restaurant has to be the best in Parkes. The service is amazing and the food is OMG so delicious. I could not find fault with anything and would recommend this classy place to anyone wanting a great meal,service and surroundings. From the Cottams

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 7 November 2020 via mobile

Dinner out! Well I called for a reservation at 3pm and they had a table for 6pm. Sat in the courtyard as it was a warm evening and started with garlic bread and bottle of wine. Then mains.....well the pork cutlet was fantastic! Moist and...tasty and the vegetables were lightly steamed , just perfect. My wife had barramundi and it was crispy skinned and moist and really tasty too. For dessert we shared a baked cheesecake as I was too full. Again really delicious. You need to book or you’ll be disappointed.More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 11 September 2020 via mobile

I was looking for a nice place for dinner in Parkes on a road trip and was very happy I came to Bent both nights if my stay in Parkes. As a solo diner it's not always the warmest welcome but friendly staff made it...a pleasure. You do need to book as popular but no problem with same day booking. Enjoyed 2 courses and glass of wine about $55. Had the barramundi with prawns and beef cheeks in shiraz plus the 2 desserts over both nights. Delicious. The Pinot Grigio from Orange by the glass is delicious. Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 4 September 2020 via mobile

There are not a lot of upmarket restaurants in Parkes. Majority are the usual pubs and hotels, with quite a few Asian cuisine restaurants. After eating at the Railway hotel the previous night, we wanted to try a restaurant and were very happy with Bent....Service was excellent, covid protocol in place, and the food so good we're going back again tomorrow. Menu is small, around 5 entrees, with 4 mains and 2 desserts but we found it adequate. We each had 3 courses and one of us had a drink and the bill came to $120. We both had the scallop and prawns entree which was delicious. I had the barramundi and requested the sauce on the side. Glad I did as it would have been too spicy for me and the fish didn't need a sauce. Husband had the spicy seafood penne pasta which he enjoyed. May choose 3 entrees tomorrow instead of a main.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 4 September 2020

My husband an I recently found this gem of a restaurant and bar in the back streets of Parkes after having a terrible experience at a pub that did not honour our booking. We went walking to find something reasonable open for dinner on a...Friday night (no small feat!!) We googled restaurants and saw the Bent Food and Wine had good reviews. We were fortunate to get a table due to no booking as the restaurant was very popular. The staff were friendly and professional (unlike the pub we had to leave) the food was delicious and fresh. Substantial sizes and tasty. Wine list was adequate, would like to have had more local options from regional NSW available. All up, lovely evening which changed our opinion of Parkes dining. Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 23 August 2020

In spite of a small hitch with our booking (which was sorted out immediately!) the evening was most enjoyable. The menu was limited in numbers, but covered a wide range of dishes, and the wine list was good for a small restaurant. We started with...a shared entre of prawns and scallops, very tasty, and followed with pork cutlet with a range of vegetables and a seafood pasta. Both were beautifully cooked and very enjoyable. The staff were warm and helpful without being over-powering.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 23 August 2020

Meals and service were fine. Not the best, not the worst. Not cheap either. COVID19 precauions are in place.

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 22 August 2020

Early June/ July had a takeaway with mates Beautiful tacos , Barramundi with the risotto was heaven and the cocktails just hit the spot

Date of visit: June 2020
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