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Taste

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11 First Ave. | Shop 1, Sawtell, New South Wales 2452, Australia
+61 2 6658 3583
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6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 34
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  • 8
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 1
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
We now love duck

I have not been a fan of duck before having it recommended at Taste. It is one of their signature dishes and it lived up to the promise. Since our first taste (haha) of the duck we have come back multiple times. If you have never had it, make the trip to Taste at Sawtell and be surprised

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 8, 2015
Kathb810
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

I have not been a fan of duck before having it recommended at Taste. It is one of their signature dishes and it lived up to the promise. Since our first taste (haha) of the duck we have come back multiple times. If you have never had it, make the trip to Taste at Sawtell and be surprised

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Having visited the Fig in october 2014 with my daughter I made a special stopover to sample their degustation menu on friday 1/5/15. Each dish was presented with style and the flavor combinations were exceptional. The kangaroo loin was tender and flavorful, the desert a delightful combination and cleansing. I would highly recommend a visit.

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Woombye, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

My husband and I regularly holiday in Sawtell and have dined at Taste on numerous occasions. Due to ill health, it has been over 2 years since our last visit, until the other night. We were not disappointed, it was just as good as we remembered. I began with the Spicy Seafood Chowder and my husband had the Duck Spring... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

My wife and I stayed in Sawtell overnight so we could eat here. The food was fantastic - we shared an entry and I had the duck and my wife the steak. We then shared a wonderful dessert. Service was great - we had a wonderful night. Mains in the thirties. Sawtell is blessed with some great restaurants and cafes.

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Moonee Beach, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This is one of a few quality restaurants in Sawtell. I've been here twice, the visits being about 3 years apart, and both times I liked this place. One small thing, often overlooked at others, was the background music. Though muted, it was very pleasant and matched the soft décor. Kitchen is immaculate, the seating comfortable and the restaurant is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015 via mobile

The food was amazing. Service was so friendly and polite. Drinks are well made and tasty. Would recommend.

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Brisbane, Australia
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19 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

We tried this restaurant for the first time and decided we would probably return. The service was very good although there weren't many tables full, as opposed to the previous night when it was packed. The food was delicious and the Italian wine was lovely ,as it always is. The only thing I have to say is that my entree... More 

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Coffs Harbour, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Taste is an all-round excellent restaurant, food is always cooked to perfection and the service is always conducted with a great smile and nothing is too much trouble, we have eaten there eight times in the last four months and would recommend it to anyone. Steve Jefford

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Sawtell
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 via mobile

my wife and I celebrated my birthday at the restaurant. We had a 3 course meal each plus a bottle of wine. The service was great and there were appropriate breaks between courses. We shared the Entree Tasting Plate of Dukka crusted Mahi Mahi, Aranchini balls, Seared scallops and Tiger Prawns, all with an accompanying variety of condiments such as... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

I was visiting fro the UK some good friends who live in Sawtell, we went to this restaurant on my first evening, the staff where very attentive and friendly, food was out of this world. I had the steak and it was so, so good and cooked to perfection. Would definitely go back again.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 11 First Ave. | Shop 1, Sawtell, New South Wales 2452, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sawtell
  • Phone Number: +61 2 6658 3583

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 22 - 27
  • Cuisine: Contemporary
Open Hours
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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