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“Very disappointing overpriced pub food”
2 of 5 bubbles Review of Brown Sugar

Brown Sugar
Ranked #6 of 45 Restaurants in Warners Bay
Cuisines: Australian, Contemporary
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Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Scenic view, Families with children, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
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41 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Very disappointing overpriced pub food”
Reviewed January 6, 2014 via mobile

We ate here last night and were very disappointed. The bill came to about $150.00 for very average to poor pub meal. The scallops, duck and pork were all overcooked and dry. The duck dish was nothing more than dull, boring and tasteless. To be fair the corn bread was delicious but that was the only nice thing we ate.
The service was unfriendly and rushed. Our waitress didn't bother to ask us if we enjoyed our meal when clearing our still relatively full plates.
We have eaten here a few times before and enjoyed the meals and had good service. I wonder what's changed?

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English first
Newcastle, Australia
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Lovely position but steak overdone”
Reviewed December 26, 2013

Nice looking restaurant, if a bit 80s in decor. Staff really nice and a good wine list. Prompt serving of meals but my medium steak which i insisted on being red on the inside was well done and dry. This was a $40 steak so should have been perfect. Nice views.

  • Visited December 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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243 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
“Only average for a big event.”
Reviewed December 15, 2013

Attended a large function here and frankly expected more. Good service, nice venue, average food. Nothing special.

  • Visited November 2013
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108 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Nice meal ”
Reviewed December 13, 2013 via mobile

The food was very good but very very slow service. Staff very nice.
Atmosphere given that was Friday dinner was very noisy.

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Thank Clara S
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Sydney, Australia
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96 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Reasonable family dinner”
Reviewed November 20, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The food at this restaurant ranges from fair to very good. Ambience is very pleasant with some views over Lake Macquarie. The service was efficient and the overall ambience is very pleasant.

Visited September 2013
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