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“Very warm and inviting”

The Locale New Lambton
Ranked #122 of 586 Restaurants in Newcastle
Cuisines: Australian
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed July 26, 2014

The locale has a lovely warm and inviting ambience. The staff were just wonderful and the service fantastic. The food was yum and the salted caramel thick shake was amazing! Everyone at our fable enjoyed their meals the only real criticism is that the sour dough is way too hard, especially when it goes cold and whilst I ordered scrambled eggs and chorizo I expected the chorizo to be in the eggs. I just found it too hard trying to eat toast, eggs and chorizo all separately

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Reviewed July 24, 2014

We attended The Locale for a sporadic weeknight dinner. We had a pram but had no trouble getting a suitable table. It's an inviting, cosy space with eclectic decor. We were expecting the food to be of a "cafe" quality but were nicely surprised. We had beef and lamb and they were both delicious. We also had dessert (including churros) which was tasty. We would highly recommend this restaurant for dinner and will go back and try breakfast in the near future.

Thank SaraAndrew
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Reviewed July 15, 2014

very interesting decor & the food was lovely
I always find the service is excellent, from very friendly staff.
Thank you
Sue :)

Thank NewcastlesBednBrekky
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Reviewed July 11, 2014

We arrived just before 10am and was able to get a table immediately. The place was quite busy. Great vibe. We waited for friends to arrive and ordered a coffee in the interim. Took a bit to get but was expected. It was packed but plenty of staff working. We all ordered shortly after. 30 mins later we got round 2 coffees and after an hour total had to ask if our food was coming as tables had arrived around us and ordered after us but had been served. Was told they were on the pass and would be out in a few seconds. 10 mins later I went to look and could see 3 out of 4 meals waiting. Another 5 mins and they finally come out. COLD! They removed 1 meal from the bill and a coffee. The others were barely edible. Bacon was more fat than anything else. Was pretty disappointing. Paid and left.

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Thank MJ_1087
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Reviewed July 6, 2014

My husband and I went the The Locale for lunch today. The place was busy and noisy. The noise was fine and created a busy, trendy and friendly atmosphere. However the music was a little too loud and played through a pretty poor speaker system. This caused people to talk a little louder than they would normally, just to communicate above the music.
I ordered salmon and my husband ordered Wagyu beef burger - both of which were superb. The meals were served hot and the ingredients obviously very fresh. The shoestring fries were the best we've had in a long time. The prices were very reasonable considering the quality of the food. We didn't have to wait long for our meals.
Our waitress, though, spoke very fast and soft - she obviously says the same things many times a day and no longer slows down her patter or uses any inflection in her voice. We were, however, able to guess what she said by the order of the proceedings.
My husband had a break from his meal and put his cutlery down for a moment. In that moment the waitress whisked away the cutlery and his serviette without a word, although half his meal was still on the plate. We also found it odd that when we ordered extra water and an extra serviette, these were placed at the outer extremities of the table making us reach over the condiments to get to them. A small thing, but noticeable.
Overall, a great lunch at a reasonable price. We would go back. We have already recommended it to friends. The service matters are small, but should be tidied up.

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Thank Anita A
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