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Babbingtons Bar & Grill

8.9/10
168 reviews

Average price $55

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

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Chef Executive Head-Chef Samuel Beatty
  • Average price $55 Special request
Babbingtons soup with house-made focaccia
$13
Seared sea scallops on a minted pea velouté and lemon crème fraiche (GF)
$17
Chicken pistachio and cranberry terrine, beetroot and horseradish chutney and melba toast
$16
Chefs Special 2 Courses $34.95 or 3 Courses $44.95
$44.95
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Ratings & Reviews

Fabulous
8.9/10
based on 168 reviews
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Quality of food :8.9/10
Service :8.8/10
Setting :8.8/10
  1. Rebecca I.
    Rebecca I.
    • one review
    10/10

    Fantastic food, great service and not noisy so you can actually have a conversation! We have been a few times now and have been very happy each time.

  2. Colin D.
    Colin D.
    • one review
    7/10

    Our table was in the corner of the restaurant, behind a large pillar that blocked your view of the restaurant. The lighting could have been dimmed a bit for a warmer feeling?

  3. Dianne V.
    Dianne V.
    • 8 reviews
    10/10

    Babbingtons Bar and Grill is a delightful restaurant, unpretentious, friendly with a pleasant atmosphere. The menu is varied, providing for most tastes with a la carte and special options. Staff are attentive and keen to make a booking, a pleasant experience.

  4. John S.
    John S.
    • 4 reviews
    9/10

    Very good food and service in a good location. A vast selection of beer, wine and cocktails.

  5. Mark A.
    Mark A.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    One of my family’s favourite places to dine. Food, service and the ambience never disappoints. Cannot rate it higher. Complimentary cocktail for my wife in honour of her birthday was a lovely touch. We will be back again !!

  6. Sue B.
    Sue B.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    Excellent food. Quite good service but not as attentive as previous time we dined here. Quiet lovely atmosphere. Front desk staff very friendly.

  7. Robyn M.
    Robyn M.
    • one review
    10/10

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

  8. Kathy H.
    Kathy H.
    • 13 reviews
    7.5/10

    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.

  9. Noela W.
    Noela W.
    • one review
    10/10

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

  10. Julie G.
    Julie G.
    • one review
    10/10

    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.......

  11. Holly C.
    Holly C.
    • one review
    6/10

    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

  12. A A.
    A A.
    • 274 reviews
    8/10

    Excellent food and atmosphere Relaxing

  13. Dianne V.
    Dianne V.
    • 8 reviews
    8/10

    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.

  14. A A.
    A A.
    • 257 reviews
    10/10

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

    Babbingtons Bar & Grill

    Thank you for sharing your recent dining experience at Babbingtons Bar & Grill, We are humbled by your kind words, our team make the utmost effort to make every experience exceptional.

  15. Jennifer W.
    Jennifer W.
    • one review
    8.75/10

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

    Babbingtons Bar & Grill

    Here at Babbingtons Bar & Grill, we would like to thank you for your comment. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed yourself. Our goal is to make you happy. We hope to see you again soon!

  16. Dianne V.
    Dianne V.
    • 8 reviews
    8/10

    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.

    Babbingtons Bar & Grill

    Thank you for taking the time to review us! The Team at Babbingtons are so pleased you enjoyed your dinning experience with us, We hope that you come back to dine with us again soon.

  17. Jason L.
    Jason L.
    • one review
    8/10

    Lovely food good service

    Babbingtons Bar & Grill

    Thankyou so much for your feedback, we are so glad you enjoyed your dinning experience with us.

  18. Nick J.
    Nick J.
    • one review
    7.25/10

    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.

  19. Glen S.
    Glen S.
    • one review
    6.5/10

    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.

  20. A A.
    A A.
    • 246 reviews
    10/10

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

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How to get to the restaurant

290 Pacific Highway, 2290, Charlestown (NSW), 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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