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“Great Food in a place you wouldn't expect”

221 Restaurant & Bar
Ranked #17 of 223 Restaurants in Cessnock
Cuisines: Australian, Contemporary
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 13 July 2018

This place is great and very reasonable pricing. We went there twice and never disappointed. In both occasions we went for the degustation menu with matching wines. The selection was great. The quality extremely good and the presentation nice. If you want to go for a nice dining experience which does not leave you bankrupt, this is the place to go. When we go to the Hunter Valley again, we will go there. I would recommend to book in advance as it is quite popular. Don't be surprised, when you enter it looks like an "ordinary" pub, but at the back is a nice dining area.

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Reviewed 22 June 2018

Great meals, great prices. Tuesday pizza and pasta night. Meals are good proportions and reasonably priced. Staff friendly and lovely fine dining in Cessnock.

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Reviewed 31 May 2018

We ended up in Cessnock by happy accident and had dinner at 221.

We were a bit early and had a large pink cocktail (in my defence it was called a Warhammer) at the bar and listened to some live music.

We opted to have their degustation menu with matching wines. The food and wine pairings were excellent and featured a selection of Hunter Valley wines (including one produced by the owners).

One of our wait staff was outstanding and took time to explain each of the dishes and accompanying wines and the thought behind the pairing.

We had to finish up early and the staff were really helpful packaging up our dessert course in nice takeaway containers and they even gave us the matching wine to take home!

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Thank Lukas L
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Reviewed 21 May 2018

We went with a group of friends for dinner. The meals were lovely and well priced in the main lounge area. I had the Pizza special and it was delicious

Thank Nicole D
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Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

We had the 3 course menu and every dish was delicious. The sizes seemed small but after 3 courses my pants were a bit tight so they were actually the perfect amount. Staff was very friendly and attentive. Wonderful night, will be back for sure

Thank Leanne Y
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