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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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Tue - Sat 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations

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  • 32
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  • 8
    Very good
  • 3
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Our Favourite Restaurant in Sawtell

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 4, 2015
dcm91
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Woombye, Australia
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Woombye, Australia
2 reviews
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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15 reviews 15 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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16 restaurant reviews
170 helpful votes 170 helpful votes
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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54 reviews 54 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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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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19 reviews 19 reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
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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Boambee East, Australia
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

This is a quality restaurant up the quiet end of the main street in Sawtell. The food is traditional with a modern and innovative interpretation and they can vary dishes to suit your needs (eg food allergies). Most importantly, they have a great wine list and will allow BYO wine (up to 2 bottles per table). The service is very... More 

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Coffs Harbour
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

OMG! Yes the duck spring rolls are to die for amongst all other meals. The chef and his lovely wife are amazing and we always love going back there. They remember who we are, what wine we had and are always happy to chat. The other plus for this restaurant is the weekend learn to make a dessert even though... More 

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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?