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“Great food!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Sprout Bistro

Sprout Bistro
Ada Street | Belmont, Lake Macquarie, New South Wales 2280, Australia (Formerly Lake Macquarie Yacht Club )
(02) 4945 8776
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Ranked #70 of 190 Restaurants in Lake Macquarie
Cuisines: Australian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Belmont, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Great food!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Have been going here since it opened & there have been a few ups & downs but in general the food is great.We took a couple of visitors from the Atherton Tablelands last Saturday & sat & watched the storming sunset over the lake & they & us loved it.We had the Squid-always great but I do wish they would go back to the original recipe they started with as that was a stand out but it is now crumbed & sits atop a great little salad,tender & tasty with great mayo & harissa.Next was the Gnocchi with pumpkin & it was fabulous,light as a feather & a rich sauce.Then the spaghetti with prawns, always a winner & never able to finish it.Desserts are not their go so it would be great to see them get a dessert chef on board.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Sydney
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Disappointment”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

We recently went there for a Birthday. Very disappointed on the qualify and quantity of the food.
Overcooked meals and small..
Lovely setting but too expensive for a Bistro with no real service.
Will not be back

  • Visited March 2014
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Newcastle, Australia
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“no salmon in the salmon cakes”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

This restaurant is very good casual dining however in the ever condescending spiral of trying to reduce costs they now omit the salmon from the salmon cakes. Should just call them what they are
"potato cakes"

  • Visited December 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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“Amazing Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

Every time I eat at Sprout Bistro I am so pleasantly surprised! The meals are sensational. The service is lacking but always friendly. Go for great food but DIY service.

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Newcastle Australia
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“Pub venue restaurant prices”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

When you get a great night like the night we got you appreciate where you are, right on the water with beautiful views of the lake. The feel of the place is very relaxed but you have to order at the counter and get your own cutlery. This doesn't show in the price of the food however, very expensive for what you get, but the food is very nicely presented and delicious. The duck though was too over seasoned. Maybe some wooden tables for out on the deck would be nice instead of plastic tables and chairs and lower your prices somewhat.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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