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221 Restaurant & Bar

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$$ - $$$
Bar, Pub, Australian, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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221 Vincent St | Cessnock, Cessnock, New South Wales 2325, Australia
+61 2 4991 3700
12:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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Sydney, Australia
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73 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I came for a quick midweek meal on a recommendation of a business associate. I didn't quite get the split between the bar and the dining area as i wasn't quite sure if I was ordering bar food or eating at the restaurant. The staff were very nice and the food was quite good. I'll definitely visit again on my... More 

1 Thank BigKeVvi
Canberra, Australia
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69 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here twice on a recent trip to the Hunter Valley. We stayed at Bimbadeen Estate Mt View not far out of Cessnock for 3 nights. We ended up here on the recommendation of our host at the Estate. The Royal Oak Hotel has loads of old world charm and we were surprised at the elegant decor of 221... More 

1 Thank Janelle M
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely fantastic meal. A real gem in Cessnock . The minibus shuttle is fantastic, particularly after having lovely wines.

1 Thank Stuart G
Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked into the restaurant on a busy Saturday night - we turned up an hour early but they were able to seat us straight away. The waiting staff were wonderful, they really knew the food, and were relaxed and friendly. The food itself is fantastic, I've eaten in several Michelin starred restaurants around the world and this was on... More 

1 Thank ATP_OZ
Sydney, Australia
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71 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When visiting the Hunter Valley Vineyards make a detour to 221 Restaurant in the main Street of Cessnock. You won't be disappointed. We had the degustation when we were there last & thoroughly enjoyed it. It is honest fare. The third of the four main dishes was glazed quail with barley risotto - we wanted more! The last of the... More 

1 Thank medlowbath34
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My birthday is on ANZAC Day, when many nice restaurants, (for some inexplicable reason) are closed. We have been to this restaurant many times, but this was definitely a step up. Our charming waitperson told us there is a new team in the kitchen, and a new menu is coming soon. There was a real spring in their step. The... More 

1 Thank John C
Forster, Australia
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148 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

My wife and I had made a booking for the restaurant and when we arrived the waitress offered a confusing alternative to choose between either the restaurant or some other menus which would require NOT sitting in the restaurant but it was up to us? Weird!! Anyway once we established that we had booked the restaurant and that we wanted... More 

Thank Bruce C
London, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

We had a really nice dinner here; the restaurant was well laid out, food was very good and wine was lovely. We had the soft shell crab and the Royal Oak supreme pizza - very good sized portions and tasty.

Thank Sanchia N
Sydney, Australia
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62 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017

We had an early visit on Good Friday before the restaurant got busy. The service and food was as exceptional as on previous visits. I always look forward to dinner at 221.

Thank CJSkels
Cessnock, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 17 April 2017

We had booked for 7.00 pm on Saturday night. We arrived at 7.05. The hostess pointed to a table and said that is where you will be seated. So we took ourselves over to table. Then another young lady throw napkins on our laps and poured us water. the other 2 in our party turned up at 7.15. We had... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, Pub, Australian, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 221 Vincent St | Cessnock, Cessnock, New South Wales 2325, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Newcastle  >  Cessnock
  • Phone Number: +61 2 4991 3700

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?