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Australian, Contemporary
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked based on the Tripadvisor ratings and limited time we had in Sawtell. Glad we did. Very nice sized restaurant which also spills out onto the footpath. Plenty of space and quite full each time we walked past. All meals were well presented and very...tasty. Definitely recommend the duck and the Barramundi my wife had. Kids meals were quite good as well. Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed 4 November 2021 via mobile

Absolutely delicious meal, we had the duck and beef. Paired with a gorgeous red from Mudgee. The staff, two older ladies were very lovely. The chef took our reservation and he was also lovely. Great location and service!!

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 17 October 2021

We celebrated my birthday with dinner at Taste. It did not disappoint. Duck can disappoint, but not this time.

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 21 September 2021 via mobile

All the dishes were beautiful, tasty, loving & honest food! We were so grateful to eat here tonight, even the wine list was perfect! Thanks so much for our great experience!

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 16 August 2021 via mobile

Enjoyed an amazing dinner at taste tonight there barramundi was amazing duck spring rolls and desert .This restaurant never disappoints amazing service and lovely staff do yourself a favour and book a table you will not be disappointed well done guys even with craziness of...covid and having 2 sittings let's all support this great restaurantMore

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 15 June 2021

Sawtell is our stop on the way to Qld and Taste always delivers delicious food, beautifully presentes and has great service

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 9 May 2021 via mobile

8 of us dined here last night, outside. The food was superb. Most of us had the Barra. It was their special. Mouthwatering deliciousness. The salmon and duck was amazing too. Our hostess was delightful. Very highly recommended.

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 7 May 2021

I've dined here several times over the past few years but last week was pretty disappointing. We shared a pate and it was delicious, then I ordered the beef, it was supposed to be medium rare but it wasn't (except for the very middle) it...was also bland and dry -I was so sad - no rich beefy caramelized taste. I got my husband to try a bit in case it was just me, he agreed it was pretty tasteless. It was supposed to be on a bed of sweet potato mash with cauliflower puree...it was more a sweet potato and cauliflower soup...the texture was all sloppy - the bland red wine jus making it even more runny. - my steak almost floated on the plate. We also ordered a side of rosemary salted chats, I really couldn't taste any rosemary. I am an ex-chef and a bit hard to please somtimes, but I usually enjoy dining here while on holidays in Sawtell but last week's meal was little more than a ordinary and expensive counter lunch. The service is also usually very good but nobody came to check we were happy with our mains this time...and I didn't feel like causing a drama, we were out to celebrate my husbands 'retirement' and were hoping for a memorable meal. My husband thought his meal was 'OK' (he had the lamb) but not the usual 'yum factor' we'd experienced here on previous ocassions.More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 3 May 2021

We dined at Taste on a Saturday night and while it was busy the staff were vary accommodating. The food was excellent and well presented. The restaurant is BYO with corkage charged at a reasonable rate. What a brilliant idea - you can take your...favourite bottle of wine (or 2) and enjoy the night. yes - we definitely will be back - hearty congratulations.More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 30 April 2021 via mobile

Great little restaurant on the main street in Sawtell. They were very accommodating, organising a highchair for our toddler (2.5yo). The place is small and cosy and was fully booked out when we went but wasn't noisy. The wait staff were very friendly and absolutely...lovely with our son, talking to him and making him laugh. The food was great and well presented - we took the beef and barramundi special. For dessert we had the gluten free chocolate cake with orange icecream - delicious! Our son very much enjoyed sharing that. Overall we had a lovely experience and would highly recommend.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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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