Babbingtons Bar & Grill

Average price $55
129 reviews

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Restaurant menu

Chef's recommendations

2 Course $25 Lunch Special
Average price $55 Special request

TheFork offers

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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MENU 2 Course $25 Lunch Special 25AUD

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

Very good
based on 129 reviews
Only customers who have dined at the restaurant after booking on TheFork can leave a review.
Food :8.3/10
Service :8.8/10
Setting :8.4/10
  1. A A.
    • 256 reviews

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

  2. Jennifer W.
    • one review

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

  3. 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.

  4. Jason L.
    • one review

    Lovely food good service

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. A A.
    • 242 reviews

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

  8. Lesley C.
    • one review

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

  9. A A.
    • 250 reviews

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

  10. A A.
    • 251 reviews

    Not very inspiring food.

  11. 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.

  12. 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!!

  13. 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

  14. A A.
    • 262 reviews

    Fantastic food and service at a great price A gem at Charlestown Thanks we will be back ;)

  15. Jenna S.
    • one review

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

  16. Clayton S.
    • 3 reviews

    Delicious Australian cuisine in a quiet & spacious restaurant.

  17. Dianne V.
    • 5 reviews

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

  18. A A.
    • 259 reviews

    Really disappointed with the new $25 menu, nothing like the old $25 ones, now only a main and dessert option (and the main is the size of an entree). The restaurant has introduced a new lunch menu that belongs in the local club or pub, not what I was expecting at this establishment, and even the items ordered on the A la carte menu were disappointing.

  19. David I.
    • one review

    Found the whole experience very delightful

  20. A A.
    • 271 reviews

    $25 lunch special a great idea but would have liked to see more variety in options offered.

More information

How to get to the restaurant

290 Pacific Highway, 2290, Charlestown, Australia

Directions to get there

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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