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“Yummy!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Locale New Lambton

The Locale New Lambton
Ranked #122 of 553 Restaurants in Newcastle
Cuisines: Cafe, Australian
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Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Newcastle, Australia
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Yummy!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2014

The food was yummy, loved the decor, felt cosy, the waiters were friendly. Service was good. :) a little pricey, wouldn't recommend for families. Otherwise great! Will visit again.
*note* wherever you go, if you're a jerk of a customer, you can expect bad service. Be nice to people! :)

  • Visited May 2014
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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English first
Newcastle, Australia
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96 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“In the top 5 for Newie Breakfasts!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 4, 2014

My friends and I all like to eat breakfast at the Locale at least once a month. It's easily one of the best places to have breakfast in Newcastle. The menu is delicious and varied, it includes dishes you simply cannot get anywhere else in the Hunter! Yes, the prices are quite expensive, but the food always blows your mind and it's always worth what you pay. The service is not the best you'll find, but that's only because the place is always so busy... they just don't have the time to get to everyone. The atmosphere is fantastic and always seems to be pumping every Sat/Sun... though parking is very limited (you might have to walk a little bit to get there).

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank chrisg276rec
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Newcastle, Australia
1 review
“Don't Miss Out!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2014

Love this place, always wanting to eat here more!! Love the food and atmosphere, I never leave on an empty stomach, if in the area this place is the place to be :) Don't miss out on such amazing food.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank mandypc095
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Newcastle, Australia
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Very ordinary”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2014

I had breakfast at The Locale yesterday morning. This place has tickets on itself - the food was expensive for Newcastle (more like Bondi Junction) and the service was appaling. Looking for some positives, my friend commented that she liked the decor...she is kind, I thought it was quite contrived and tacky myself. Everything was a bit hit and miss, right down to the big chip out of the plate my meal was served on. You won't die from eating here, but you won't live either. Special mention should go to one of the female waiters (short hair, angular features) - you have indeed perfected the look of disdain. Bravo.

  • Visited April 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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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank hannajh
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great experience ”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2014 via mobile

Very busy for a Sunday. Good service from Dom, good coffee, the big breakfast WAS big! Highly recommend.

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