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Awaba House Restaurant & Cafe

) #1 of 1 Restaurants in Booragul $$ - $$$ European, , Cafe
1a First St, Booragul, Lake Macquarie, New South Wales 2284, Australia
+61 2 4950 6366
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good43%
  • Average10%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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Opens in 28 min
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European, Australian, Cafe, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1a First St, Booragul, Lake Macquarie, New South Wales 2284, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Took my friend to Awaba House for a Birthday morning tea . Beautiful spot near the lake with views from the cafe .Good coffee and lots of choices of cakes , slices etc .Lots of window seats to enjoy the view . Friendly staff ....More

Thank Jill4920
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

What a beautiful restaurant, sitting on Lake Macquarie. Both entree and mains were divine. Good wine list from several Hunter Valley wineries. Staff were friendly. Lovely views from every table. Art gallery next door. Will definately return soon.

Thank Pauline B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Awaba house is a beautiful building that has been converted into a restaurant and function area. Perfect for weddings and special occasions. Also great for morning coffee lunch and dinners..😄

Thank Sleesj
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the best in Newcastle. Delicious food, caring staff, glorious water views, easy free parking. We enjoyed Balmain bugs, dhal, and calamari, all cooked and presented perfectly. Coffee was excellent. If you want a great experience eat at Awaba House and enjoy the ambience...More

Thank HDStripad
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great location, food and service. Art gallery an added bonus as well. There were four of us for a Sat lunch We had different meals/courses & all raved how delicious each were. Restaurant was full but there was enough room/privacy between each table. The view...More

Thank Rhonda K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's a great place situated on the bank of the lake with nice views. The staff is very friendly and there is full table service. The meals were excellent, the dessert was nice.

Thank TomPoes49
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The service is wonderful. Food is great quality & flavours. We had pork belly with parsnips & pickled red cabbage, rigatoni with cauliflower & truffle, battered onions rings. The food is just amazing. Plus the desserts if you have room - the rhubarb & raspberry...More

Thank Janefuller
Reviewed June 1, 2017 via mobile

Awaba House on Lake Macqurie has always been a favourite destination for the art gallery, however the new chef and menu at the cafe and restaurant have taken it up a notch. You can now sit in the permanent marquee and enjoy both the sparkling...More

Thank JayGee22
Reviewed May 19, 2017 via mobile

Sitting by the large siding windows with delicious smell of coffee and food drifting on the air. Sunlight happily bouncing off the water and filtering through the leaves of the large morten bay fig. This is one of my favourite places for a coffee, something...More

Thank Estelle N
Reviewed May 13, 2017

I thought their high tea was dreadful. Our group paid $50 a head . Nothing fancy with the plates or crockery. No hot food. Once they served the half glass of champagne we were on our own.More

2  Thank Bundena1
Management response:Responded May 18, 2017

Dear Valued Customer. We are disappointed that we didn't meet your high expectations, I have spoken to all staff involved with your High Tea. as you pointed out it is $50 per head which also includes the room hire as you had a private dining...More

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Colin G
July 20, 2017|
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Response from Rodney S | Reviewed this property |
Only lunch on Sundays I think.
Elizabeth C
January 19, 2017|
Response from Renee M | Reviewed this property |
Yes by the side entrance
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Scenic view, Families with children, Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1a First St, Booragul, Lake Macquarie, New South Wales 2284, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Newcastle  >  Lake Macquarie  >  Booragul
  • Phone Number: +61 2 4950 6366
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