Babbingtons Bar & Grill

Average price $55
139 reviews

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Restaurant menu

Chef's recommendations

Chefs Special 2 Courses $34.95 or 3 Courses $44.95
Average price $55 Special request

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MENU Chefs Special 2 Courses $34.95 or 3 Courses $44.95 44.95AUD

Drinks not included. Available on the booked timeslot.
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Scores & Reviews

Very good
based on 139 reviews
Only customers who have dined at the restaurant after booking on TheFork can leave a review.
Food :8.1/10
Service :8.7/10
Setting :8.5/10
  1. Robyn M.
    Robyn M.
    • one review

    Our whole experience at Babbingtons was great. Food was excellent and staff were welcoming, pleasant and efficient. Will be returning and highly recommend!

  2. Kathy H.
    Kathy H.
    • 13 reviews

    Great food again, the service was a bit below average. Not offered to order drinks waiter went straight for food order. No chit chat from waiter.

  3. Noela W.
    Noela W.
    • one review

    The menu has something for everyone every dish was delicious service good and we could carry on a conversation easily. Recommended to friends.

  4. Julie G.
    Julie G.
    • one review

    Beautiful Babbingtons....what a great outlook, great food and great staff. Today when we got to the hotel, everyone was gathering outside because there was a Fire Alarm went off & they were waiting for Firemen to come. We were let back in. Some had already ordered etc & place was pretty full with a couple of larger groups, but my friend & I were so impressed with the friendly staff, & the continued good service & good food. thanks ladies & Yvonne.......

  5. Holly C.
    Holly C.
    • one review

    Very expensive , my son and myself ordered a rib eye steak medium rare and medium and both came out medium and well done. Both steaks were cold and the carrots were crunchy. Advised staff of meal quality and they wanted to reheat our half eaten , already over cooked steaks??? You decide

  6. A A.
    A A.
    • 274 reviews

    Excellent food and atmosphere Relaxing

  7. Dianne V.
    Dianne V.
    • 5 reviews

    This is a great local restaurant. Food, atmosphere, service and outlook are all good. We enjoy dining ther regularly and being able to book via thefork.

  8. A A.
    A A.
    • 257 reviews

    Everything on our plates was amazing from entree dips and breads through mains and desserts. Our waitress was lovely and very helpful.

  9. Jennifer W.
    Jennifer W.
    • one review

    Great service, patient with the kids, quick re-fills for adult drinks - winning

  10. Dianne V.
    Dianne V.
    • 5 reviews

    It is always a pleasure to dine at Babbingtons because the food is consistently good, the service is excellent and the venue is relaxed and pleasant.

  11. Jason L.
    Jason L.
    • one review

    Lovely food good service

  12. Nick J.
    Nick J.
    • one review

    Finished our meal and was not bought a dessert menu. Waited 20 minuets watched other guests be served desserts who finished mains afted us yet we had not even seen a menu. Had to get up and ask for it. Dessert ended up bei8worth the wait.

  13. Glen S.
    Glen S.
    • one review

    Poor entree selection couldn't find anything that sounded edible. They seen to be going overboard on the fancy stuff and forgetting the normal people. Despite this we had a nice meal but not a lot to choose from to achieve this.

  14. A A.
    A A.
    • 246 reviews

    Ashleigh was wonderful. Best waitperson!! Food superb & absolutely value for money. Wonderful birthday lunch for our dear friend. Will be coming back.

  15. Lesley C.
    Lesley C.
    • one review

    We choose the two courses for $25. It was good value and the was very nice.

  16. A A.
    A A.
    • 250 reviews

    my first time here, very nice, service great, food great.

  17. A A.
    A A.
    • 252 reviews

    Not very inspiring food.

  18. Anthony G.
    Anthony G.
    • one review

    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.

  19. Adele  W.
    Adele W.
    • one review

    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!!

  20. A A.
    A A.
    • 277 reviews

    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

More information

How to get to the restaurant

290 Pacific Highway, 2290, Charlestown, Australia

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About the restaurant

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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