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“Nice, and expensive”

221 Restaurant & Bar
Ranked #18 of 222 Restaurants in Cessnock
Cuisines: Australian, Contemporary
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
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Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

Had the prawn and scallop entree..1x lge prawn, 2x scallops = $28.00. Menu selection was minimal...only 4 mains to choose from.
Mains were better and beautifully cooked. Compot duck was excellent, more would have been better. We were going to share(like the entree) but not large enough serve. The same with braised beef cheek. Beautiful, but small helping. I understand sizes in upmarket restaurants is not large, so we were greatful for the plate of fries we also ordered. The service was very good, a warm atmosphere present also. There is also a bistro getting served from the same kitchen for a larger selection.

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Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

My husband myself my sister and brother in law had dinner here the atmosphere was beautiful and relaxing the service outstanding the two waitresses were very friendly and knowledgeable with the local wines the meal was wonderful fresh produce cooked amazingly and served in a relaxed time frame we had a very enjoyable evening

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Reviewed 19 July 2018 via mobile

We have fine dining. Good food especially the desserts, brownies and strawberry cream. The waitress was very busy and don’t have much expectation on service.

Thank Kit C
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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.

Thank 507donnad
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