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AU$28 - AU$35
CUISINES
Australian, Contemporary
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 27 September 2023 via mobile

While I heard a lot about this place both the venue and staff were pretty underwhelming, fortunately the food is great. There not much to day about this one, I like dining experiences and as such this one overall disappointed

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 12 July 2023

really nice food. quite a limited menu, but what there was was excellent. apart from menu items on their website, they have a couple of daily specials. HOWEVER $14 corkage per bottle is over the top. their cheapest wines are about $40-50 and above. service...is great, albeit a little slow.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 22 June 2023

The food is fine, it should be, because the menu hasn't changed for the past 8 years. I'm not sure what is wrong with the management, or the chefs, but to serve EXACTLY the same menu for years on end is a sad reflection on...either the competency of the chefs or owners. "Crispy Potato Roesti" is the only vegetarian offering, the same for probably the past 8 years at least. What is wrong with the owners of this restaurant?More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 12 June 2023

WONDERFUL FOOD/SERVICE /STAFF AND GOOD VALUE. BEST EATERY BY FAR ON THE COFFS COAST APPARENTLY THESE PEOPLE HAVE BEEN IN BUSINESS IN SAWTELL FOR OVER 15 YEARS. THIS SAYS SOMETHING AS DOES THE ADVICE TO BOOK SOME TIME IN ADVANCE.

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 6 April 2023 via mobile

Best restaurant in Sawtell hands down! We have eaten here a few times now & cannot fault the quality of the food & the outstanding service. The duck spring rolls & the lamb were delicious. The wine list is very good also.

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 30 March 2023 via mobile

Taste is the quality restaurant in Sawtell. We have eaten here with friends and family over the past 10 years and are never disappointed. This is a family run business that takes pride in what they deliver. All of the staff are friendly, helpful and...welcoming. The quality of food, wine and service are consistently high. The prices are extremely reasonable and affordable relative to the overall experience. Recommendations. My wife and I can’t go past the Pate or Duck spring rolls for entree. Both are amazing. For mains the steak is a good quality cut always cooked according to preference. The twice cooked duck is moist and flavoursome. I am not a desert person but give the cheesecake a go. If you are on the Coffs Coast put Taste on your list, you will not be disappointed.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 28 January 2023 via mobile

entree was absolutely beautiful. scallops & aranicini balls. unfortunately when it came to the main meal it was not up to scratch. pork rib fillet was like leather. beef eye fillet med well. Can you please tell me What Chef butterflies a 1" thick steak?...but dont butterfly 1" thick pork fillet. well they do at the taste restaurant.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 17 January 2023

My husband and I dined here last week for our wedding anniversary. We were greeted by a lovely lady on arrival. The food was delicious. We shared the chicken liver and brandy pate entree. My husband had the duck and I had the beef eye...fillet. Both were cooked perfectly. We had sticky date pudding for dessert. Great wine list too. Definitely dine here again. Thank you for a lovely evening. Marian & JackMore

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 9 January 2023 via mobile

I was expecting good food but the food was amazing. Generous but sensible portions. The Duck was beautiful and they have a great wine list to match their food. Fantastic service on a busy night.

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 4 October 2022

Excellent service, delicious food! We visited for my husband’s birthday and had our two young children with us. They were very kind to the kids and accommodated our youngest’s food allergies. The meals were fantastic

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 20 September 2022 via mobile

Excellent food and service. We had crab entree and barramundi main followed by crème brûlée and sticky date for sweets… all were delicious and hard to beat. We have traveled 9000kms and one of the best we have eaten at!! Strongly recommend ✅ Thank you,...we will be back!More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 11 September 2022 via mobile

Whilst visiting Sawtell we came upon Taste and had dinner there. What a Gem! We had the pate and scallops for entre. The pate was outstanding! For mains I had the twice cooked duck (I won) and my husband had the port special which he...enjoyed (envious of my duck). The service was excellent with a knowledgeable waitress.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 18 August 2022 via mobile

We dined at Taste on a recent holiday to Sawtell. We wanted to eat a really enjoyable meal, not one that consisted of fries etc, and upon seeing the menu outside thought this sounded pretty good. We were warmly greeted and given a choice of...tables to sit at, and shown the food and drinks menu to peruse. It was a Wednesday night and as is he case in most hospitality venues around Australia, staff are in short supply, so there was just the chef and his wife working. However, that did not detract from our experience at all. Kev and I decided to have the lamb shank on a bed of sweet potato mash, with green beans and a delicious gravy. The lamb shank was HUGE, and I couldn’t eat all of mine, but Kev managed to polish his off. We were glad we had decided to forego an entree. We did however decide to have dessert after a while. Kevin chose the special - warm flourless chocolate cake with butterscotch ice cream rolled in pistachio praline, while I opted for the raspberry crepe brûlée. Kevin raved over his dessert saying the cake was so light and the crumb on the ice cream was yum. My raspberry crème brûlée was equally delish and quite a large serve. I couldn’t finish mine so Kev did the honours and finished it off for me. There was a good wine menu to select from as well. As we were leaving we noticed the chef was having to do the washing up - poor Bevan! We had a lovely night and would eagerly return for another meal.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 1 June 2022 via mobile

Excellent friendly service. Food was very good. Everything beautifully presented and tasty. Good wine list. Worth a visit.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 29 March 2022

We dined here the last time we stayed in Sawtell and were impressed then. This time we had the twice cooked duck which was delicious. It is only a small restaurant and you need to book. Friendly and efficient staff and a great chef.

Date of visit: March 2022
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Taste is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4

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