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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: Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 48
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
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
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I must admit I was expecting more from the reviews i read. However I found the restaurant tables and chairs uncomfortable for a meal out, especially if it involves a reasonable time in the chair. Also the food was disappointing, mainly the entree which was tempura soft shell crab. This was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
brian w
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I must admit I was expecting more from the reviews i read. However I found the restaurant tables and chairs uncomfortable for a meal out, especially if it involves a reasonable time in the chair. Also the food was disappointing, mainly the entree which was tempura soft shell crab. This was over-fried, and nothing more than some imported frozen stuff... More 

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Thank brian w
Gold Coast
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family and I enjoyed a superb dinner at Taste Restaurant. Service and food were both faultless. We enjoyed delicious food in a warm, friendly and professional atmosphere.

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Thank Princessmuva
Edmonton, Canada
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52 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Taste and were not disappointed. After not been in Sawtel for many years, we were unsure what to expect. We should not have worried. The quality of food was excellent. I had the fish of the day, which was Baramundi, and my wife had salmon. Both were excellent. Any visit to Sawtel should include a dining experience at... More 

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Thank jayzee780
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had.tried some other restaurants in the same street and the quality was so good that we never went to taste until last night. It didn't dissapoint. The barramundi we ordered, fish of the day, was perfectly cooked and came with a ratatouille as a side dish that was very tasty. The place wasn't very crowded but the atmosphere was... More 

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Thank L Guillermo R
Sydney, Australia
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

8:45pm asking for desert. The place obviously in a hurry to close. Given the bill at the table before finishing eating and the waitress kept coming out checking our plates to see if we had finished. $14 for 'sticky date pudding' which was two mini muffins and a scoop of icecream. Very disappointed.

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Thank alirusin
Coffs Harbour, Australia
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

This was our first visit to the restaurant and it delightful. The food was tasty, service was excellent. The ambience was relaxed and welcoming. We look forward to our next visit to Taste! Thank you for making our evening one to remember, we certainly felt like VIP guests.

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Thank michellerob2015
Sawtell
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015 via mobile

Five of us celebrated a family member's birthday and everyone was impressed with the food and service. Nearly all of us had three courses and you couldn't fault anything.

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Thank TwoDogsTravelling
Newcastle, Australia
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015 via mobile

We found this small boutique restaurant on New Year's Eve 2013 and have visited numerous times since. The welcome is genuine, food marvellous, wine wonderfully chilled. Taste is a place to go for a romantic night out, with family & friends or a business meal...try the pate its to die for and they sell it too...

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Thank elainej465
Coffs Harbour, Australia
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

Very interesting menu and the 4 of us enjoyed our meals very much...only exception was that my entree of pork belly was not as melt in your mouth as I would have liked but we all agreed that Taste is worth dining at again. Can definitely recommend.

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Thank SuzyDimm
Bellingen, Australia
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140 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

We met up with old dear friends from Qld and we were hoping for something special at Taste. They delivered perfection in every way. My wife and I had 2 entrees each rather than a main. We both had pork belly with apple and it is a meal that we do have quite a lot around the country. This was... 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 20 - 25
  • 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?