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“Not a place for pre-show meal”

221 Restaurant & Bar
Ranked #18 of 228 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 30 September 2018 via mobile

We visited the Crown prior to attending a show on Saturday night arrived at six with no one else in the restaurant
They were previously advised that we were attending a show and that we needed a quick turnaround.
Our first course arrived in about 15_20 minutes. For the mains we ordered beef cheeks that just needed plating. 45 minutes later after three requests for service our meal arrived
This venue is opposite the performing arts centre advertises pre performance meals
It took us almost 2 hours to consume our meals
This is unexeptable

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Alandesmond
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Reviewed 24 September 2018

Stopped at this place for a bite to eat as we drove through Cessnock. We were surprised at how good the food was and reasonably priced. We had a couple of their salads and pizzas. Their pork belly salad was just delightful, crisp pork belly nestled among fresh salad, yum yum yum.
The outside dining area was also great and could imagine this place being a hit in summer

Date of visit: September 2018
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Thank davidg777
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Reviewed 19 September 2018

Rare find in cessnock! Flavoursome food,fantastic atmosphere, wonderful staff. Dog friendly, tastefully so. & a kids play area!
A must try!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank pemberlycritic
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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.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank bernster65
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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

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank EffDee3126
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