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Meet the Chef

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Jordan Toft

Jordan’s career began in the Sydney Opera House kitchen in 1997. Moving to Europe in 2006, Jordan ran a luxury chalet in France and became a personal chef. Travelling Europe and the USA, he developed an appreciation for the simplest and freshest ingredients. In 2014 Jordan joined Merivale as executive chef of Coogee Pavilion. Jordan then joined The Newport team, led the launch of Bert’s and The Collaroy, all a reflection of Jordan’s talent for balancing refinement, simplicity and innovation.

69 Verified Diner Reviews

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Total Score

8.8
69 reviews
Recommended
(8.9)
Food
(8.9)
Service
(8.7)
Value for money
(7.5)
Atmosphere
(9.2)
Ryan

dined on Sat, 24 Aug 2019

(10)
Great food and really good service, definitely go back!

dined on Sat, 6 Jul 2019

(8)
The restaurant is well decorated in Art Deco furnishings. Staff were very friendly and attentive. Food was of a high quality but small portions. Wine list was extensive and very nice bar area for predinner drinks.
Yujia

dined on Sat, 29 Jun 2019

(10)
Fantastic place !

dined on Sun, 28 Apr 2019

(10)
Beautiful room to sit back in and loose yourself. Great food, great service. Awesome views

dined on Sun, 21 Apr 2019

(10)
Great food and service; tables near chefs station too hot. Expensive but worth every penny!
Renéa

dined on Sat, 19 Oct 2019

(10)
Our favourite place to go Food always nice and nice staff

dined on Sun, 29 Sep 2019

(3)
While our waiter was great, that was pretty much where the good feedback ended. After arriving we spent nearly 10 minutes waiting to be seated after speaking to multiple people. Once we were finally seated at a table we were moved after 5 minutes because we’d been seated at the wrong table. We then had to wait 20 minutes for water to be served and for our order to be taken. The salad that was ordered as a side for the mains arrived with the drinks and then it was a further 45 minutes until entrees were served. My wife ordered the pumpkin tortellini which was so undercooked that the pasta was hard and raw and had to be sent back to the kitchen. Wary of the time it took for it to arrive the first time she didn’t bother having it recooked but we then sat there for a further 60 minutes, with our waiter telling us every five minutes that our mains were coming, before they actually arrived. By this stage we’d already eaten the salad in an attempt to stave of the hunger. The steaks we ordered were well cooked but incredibly overpriced, as were the rolls at $3 a piece. The restaurant manager comped us both a glass of wine for the tortellini debacle but the fact the restaurant thinks it’s ok to charge such high prices while making you wait an hour between each course is an insult. We would not return nor would we recommend others.

dined on Sat, 28 Sep 2019

(9)
Wonderful location for a relaxing lunch

dined on Sat, 21 Sep 2019

(9)
Great as usual, excellent wine list, vegetable dishes are stand outs.

dined on Fri, 9 Aug 2019

(6)
Beautiful fitout and ambience, food was good, however service and menu availability was subpar. We ordered food at 8.30 on a Friday and they were already out of the eye fillet and duck. I think they need to either reduce their menu or ensure popular dishes are available especially on a friday night. Also, they got 3 out of 7 drink orders wrong and forgot to bring one out...
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Specials

Yarra Valley Legends - Wine Dinner

Known the world over for its award-winning vineyards, the Yarra Valley is one of the few regions able to produce a broad variety of world-class wines. Featuring Mount Mary, Wantirna Estate and Yeringberg. Enjoy a four-course meal by head chef Sam Kane and a selection of the region’s finest, as you chat with local Yarra winemakers. Price; $195 per person. Guests are encouraged to arrive at 6.30pm for a 7.00pm start. Prepayment is required to secure your booking. A 1.5% card charge applies. Our cancellation policy is 72 hours, anything less than this is $100 pp.
When
23 Oct 2019
Wed 6:30 PM - 6:30 PM
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Melbourne Cup 2019

For $195 per person you’ll be greeted with a glass of Moët & Chandon Imperial or Kirin and canapés followed by a three-course meal designed by executive chef, Jordan Toft. Don’t forget to dress to impress - we’ll have our own Fashions on the Field competition with prizes for the best dressed. Head downstairs to continue the celebrations at The Newport, or simply settle in - you’ll have the best seats in the house after all.
When
05 Nov 2019
Tue 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Melbourne Cup - Bert's Cocktail Bar

For $95 per person you’ll be greeted with a glass of Moët & Chandon Imperial or Kirin plus a bar food selection designed by executive chef, Jordan Toft. Don’t forget to dress to impress - we’ll have our own Fashions on the Field competition with prizes for the best dressed. Head downstairs to continue the celebrations at The Newport, or simply settle in - you’ll have the best seats in the house after all.
When
05 Nov 2019
Tue 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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About Bert's Bar & Brasserie

A bar and brasserie reminiscent of the grand hotel dining rooms of the 1930s, overlooking the Pittwater estuary and expansive grounds of The Newport. Dine on a coastal European menu in elegant surrounds, with the relaxed air of Sydney’s northern beaches. Bert’s is led by an impressive line-up of talent: executive chef Jordan Toft, group sommelier Franck Moreau MS and group bars manager Sam Egerton.

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