209 Verified Diner Reviews

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Total Score

8.5
209 reviews
Recommended
(8.9)
Food
(8.4)
Service
(9.0)
Value for money
(8.0)
Atmosphere
(8.4)

dined on Fri, 21 Jun 2019

(10)
Possibly one of the nicest lunches I've had in a long time. Party of 5 and we took advantage of the two course lunch for $25. Lovely choices, lovely food and excellent service. Wine was only $32 but there were also less expensive choices. Highly recommended!!

dined on Tue, 28 May 2019

(10)
Enjoy the venue, wait staff and food AND importantly, close to home.

dined on Tue, 9 Jul 2019

(9)
my first time here, very nice, service great, food great.

dined on Mon, 8 Jul 2019

(6)
Not very inspiring food.

dined on Thu, 27 Jun 2019

(8)
Atmosphere was spoiled by a Conference luncheon resulting in considerable noise. Once they departed, it was fine. Service by Hilary was excellent. Scallops and pork belly were both delicious.

dined on Sat, 15 Jun 2019

(8)
I was with my family and my father tried to catch the attention of one of the wait staff as he passed by , about 4 attempts, he called out excuse me, in order to request another bottle of wine. Sadly my father was ignored. He paid for all of us, a party of 6. I found this aspect of my dining experience appalling. Apart from this lack of attention to service, I found the whole experience wonderful, the meal was delicious and the ambiance perfect for our little party

dined on Sat, 1 Jun 2019

(9)
Incredible service and mouthwatering food. Everyone loved everything about their meal. Amazing flavours and great quality ingredients. Perfect spot for a birthday dinner!
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Specials

Chefs Special 2 Courses $34.95 or 3 Courses $44.95

Chefs Special 2 courses $34.95 or 3 courses $44.95
When
22 Oct 2015 - 22 Oct 2022
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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2 Course $25 Lunch Special

2 Course $25 Lunch Special
When
11 Jul 2018 - 31 Dec 2018
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
When
29 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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About Babbingtons Bar & Grill

The babble about Babbingtons The star restaurant at the Best Western Plus Apollo International Hotel Newcastle, Babbingtons Bar & Grill is not just your average hotel diner. Sitting on the side of Pacific Highway in Charlestown, it’s probably the last place you’d expect to find a fine-dining restaurant. But it’s well worth the stop. In fact, people come from far and wide just to sample Executive Chef Sam Beatty's seasonal menus. With over 16 years' experience in the hospitality industry this New Zealand born chef cooks with from the heart, stating that 'food doesn't need to be complicated, [it's] a process that begins with premium ingredients, sourcing the best of what is available locally and seasonally, and then focusing on flavour'. Be sure to sample Sam's signature dishes (marked in the menu with a chef's hat), and if you order two courses of his signature dishes you'll receive a complimentary glass of Wild Oats wine to enjoy with your main meal. Hotel guests are also in for a treat – Babbingtons offers an equally incredible breakfast menu that you can even have delivered to your room for the ultimate breakfast in bed. Best dish: any of Sam's signature dishes

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