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“Great service good food” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Sprout Dining

Sprout Dining
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Ranked #55 of 553 Restaurants in Newcastle
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Australian
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Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Merewether Heights
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great service good food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2014 via mobile

First visit with friends. Shared 2 entrees - a cauliflower cappuccino (soup) and scallops thinly sliced. Totally agree with previous reviewers- these are decent serving sizes. Entrees at around $15. Scallops were beautiful... However I do think that there was too much going on in the accompanying bruschetta et al. Cauliflower was fantastic texture. Perhaps too salty overall but we are people who don't eat much salt... Mains were around $30. Crusted salmon perfectly cooked. Yet again I thought the accompaniment ( one tomato based w herbs the other a zucchini cream?? ) didn't match up losing individual flavour. The chicken galantine looked lovely... And great textures. But again was thought too salty. BUT FOLKS the dessert - a lavender parfait with berry sorbet and berries. Fantastic. 14. Tepid flat white a crime by comparison. Leaf teas would be the better go. Around $5.
We had wine by the glass - lovely sparkler at $8 from tassie. Great service - personality and politeness. Sally is a gem. Will go back. PS it is a little hard to find, unassuming signage, and not on the main drag. But worth the look.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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English first
Pacific Coast Australia, Australia
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42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Won't be back!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2014

A friend and I had a catch up lunch, how disappointing. Started with a strawberry/lime mocktail which was perfect followed by an entree, cod, pea & asparagus risotto...inedible as it was laced with tabasco sauce (not mentioned on the menu). Our other entree we chose was seafood fettuccine, again inedible. Just tasted extremely bland. We complained in a nice manner about our meals & told we could choose something else from the menu. But we said that it was ok (not wanting to make a fuss). She then unprofessionally proceeded to pull faces & carried on with another member of staff regarding our complaint. I’ve never been treated at any restaurant in the manner we had been treated at Sprout. Limited menu but nice decor. There are so many lovely restaurant/cafes in Newcastle at the moment why this one is rated so highly beats me.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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3 Thank cobba19
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Sydney
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Great food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2014

We went to Sprout Dining for a birthday/40th Wedding Anniversary and weren't disappointed. The food is great with fresh taste and well put together combinations, the ham/mozzarella basil entree was amazing.

We had a 6pm booking, which was lucky as they got quite busy especially around 8pm and the service was quite slow and we sat with our dirty plates for quite some time. Not too bad but this is a high-end restaurant and we shouldn't have to look for waitstaff to clear our plates.

Despite the somewhat negative comment above we'd go back to Sprout for another special occasion.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Amanda S
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Greater Newcastle, Australia
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107 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
“Very nice winery lunch”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2013

Went to First Creek Winery lunch where the attraction was Sprout's degustation with matching wines.
It was very good.
Not as exceptional as the degustation at Mason just now, but this was a lunch.
Very nice balance of tastes with excellent service.

Entree "Prawn and salmon ravioli with peas" - the peas was brave and right.
Thats Sprout. Its good.

Visited August 2013
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1 Thank Laramber
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Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great food. Great service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2013

Amazing food - would recommend the tuna, duck and pork belly.
The service was great as well. Ambient and worth the coin.

Visited November 2013
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Thank janellebatey
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