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Tatler Taps Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
Australian, Spanish
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477 Lovedale Rd, Lovedale, Cessnock, New South Wales 2325, Australia
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Tue 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thu - Fri 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
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Beaumont Hills
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143 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

Tatler's Tapas cafe is located on Lovedale Road, not far from the Crowne Plaza Hotel. The cafe is quaint in style and next to the winery. We were invited to a private function of 60 people, and one would expect the run of the mill food. Not so, my expectations were happily well and truly exceeded. Each dish made especially... More 

Thank 2013Johanna
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016 via mobile

Great setting, good food and wine! Not incredibly large servings, but went away satisfied... Good variety of food/ wine/ beers etc. Served by a young bloke who looked after us well. Would go back ;)

Thank Tim E
Millfield, Australia
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016 via mobile

A first visit to Tatlers was somewhat disappointing. While the tapas were good, the ambience was not to a similar standard. Due to concrete floors and unfurnished walls, the noise factor was overpowering. In fact, so much so, that we had difficulty holding a conversation even on the small table. Some sound absorbing coverings on the floor would definitely help.

Thank gjen2005
Sydney, Australia
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180 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

We just wanted a light lunch, so thought we'd give their tapas a try, and weren't disappointed. Even the hot bread and warm olives were yum, and whilst we loved the chorizo sausage rolls with a beautiful tomato chutney, the dish of the day was definitely the salmon & prawn cakes, so crispy on the outside, soft and yummy on... More 

Thank Sally S
Batemans Bay, Australia
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

Love, love, love this place. Great food to accompany the wines made in this winery. Sharing dishes is a great way to try different foods. A great variety and all that we tried were delicious - the mushroom dish was devine. Would definitely revisit next time we were here. Also had a very entertaining time wine tasting with the wine... More 

Thank Monty1604
Narrabeen, Australia
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81 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

This is the third time we have visited Tatlers. Excellent. Friendly greeting on entering the cellar doors. We first had a very informative & entertaining wine tasting. We we seated outside on the covered area, it was particularly cold& windy outside but wi heating we were warm. We tried everything on the menu as there were 11 ladies. Every plate... More 

Thank joolesb
Maitland, Australia
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016 via mobile

Visited here for lunch with my family on Mother's Day. Such a great place and the service was excellent! The back area was decorated beautifully and created a great atmosphere. The food was delicious and came out promptly after ordering. The only complaint was the annoying flys that kept lingering around but there wasn't much that could be done about... More 

Thank Tizz_92
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

The food was amazing - the meatballs, chips, soup!! It was hard to stop eating... But more to the point, the staff were just lovely. Will definitely visit again!

Thank JordanN100
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016 via mobile

This place is great. Took us in with 15 minutes notice. Service was excellent. The food was awesome. I only wish I could have ate more but I couldn't fit anymore in! At the end of the meal head chef Katie checked to make sure our meal was up to standard. A personal touch that impressed me. I can't recommend... More 

Thank Mike S
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25 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016 via mobile

This was a spare of the moment idea - we called ahead and lucky for us they had a table available ! Beautiful setting - wonderful staff - great food and wine and the chef - Katie wow ... amazing - we really enjoy our time here - so relaxing - even noticed the chef helping clear tables ! You... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Australian, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions
Open Hours
10:00 am - 3:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 477 Lovedale Rd, Lovedale, Cessnock, New South Wales 2325, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Newcastle  >  Cessnock  >  Lovedale
  • Phone Number: 249309139

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?