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“Excellent cooking and service”
Review of Little House on King - CLOSED

Little House on King
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $25
Cuisines: Australian, Mediterranean, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Here'n'there
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47 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Excellent cooking and service”
Reviewed July 17, 2014

Dinner for two at Little House last night was just delightful.

We each had the seafood chowder as an entree, served with a small rosemary bun. The mains and desserts looked very appealing so we asked for small serves of the chowder; a good idea since the mains were substantial. The staff were accommodating too, no problem giving us smaller serves. And it was a really good chowder, with a variety of seafood, potato and carrot and a thick flavoursome broth.

I had a chicken ballotine for main, and my dining companion had a sirloin. We added a side of chat potatoes with paprika. Everything was good. My dish came with an interesting garlic-tinged puree (I've forgotten what it's called, a Greek mixture), capers, olives, artichoke hearts and little tomatoes. The steak came with kipfler potatoes, asparagus and some other veggies. Everything was cooked appropriately. We were pretty full so couldn't manage a dessert each, but were relieved to see that a dessert tasting plate was offered, so we shared that. Each morsel was very nice, but the passionfruit truffle chocolates were particularly memorable. The coffee was spot on, too; not too strong.

It's BYO, but we were happy with water and soft drinks. I had sparkling apple juice which was the best I've tasted in some time. The staff were all attentive and helpful. I need a walking frame to get around at the moment and they helped me in and out of the main doors, and when we left the chef actually helped me get into the car! All up it was under $120 for two people to have entree, main, dessert, soft drinks and coffee.

  • Visited July 2014
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1 Thank Michael J
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English first
Newcastle, Australia
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great food and amazing desserts!”
Reviewed July 12, 2014

We were booked into another restaurant for 6 people. When we arrived it was packed and noisy. We had an our elderly mother with us and there wasn't any seats low enough for her to sit on.
As it was getting late we walked around the corner to find somewhere else. Most places booked out or menu limited or too expensive. We came across little house on king and it was perfect. Price, food and the staff were extremely helpful and friendly. It was BYO which was an added bonus as you bring the wine that you like rather then pay stupid prices for a below average glass.

The food was cooked to perfection but the thing that sets this place apart from most in Newcastle is the desserts they were amazing we got a tasting plate to share. I would highly recommend to anyone that wants a great affordable meal with a friendly atmosphere and has thing for a great patisserie.

  • Visited July 2014
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2 Thank Shanebeyond
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Newcastle, Australia
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23 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“A late lunch with the friendliest service in ages”
Reviewed July 9, 2014 via mobile

Was wandering around the mall which has picked up so much over the last year a few Mondays ago on a rare day off work. Was with my mother who never seems to be hungry. I was starving by 2.30 when we arrived at little house on king. Looked to be packing up for the day. The lovely staff did not hesitate to accommodate us with lunch and didn't even start to list things off the menu. We had a sandwich each with house made rosemary bread which was fresh and delicious! You choose what you want on your sandwich which is a great idea like a build your own sandwich concept.

Special mention to the waiter who was lovely and waited until my sister arrived late to start making her coffee so it was hot for her despite the order being placed 20 minutes beforehand. I couldn't resist the dessert display so left with a salted caramel popcorn macaron which was delicious also. The other desserts will have to be tried at a later date! Great news also about this café starting dinner service Thursday and Friday nights. would love to sample dinner there!

Another great reason to head in town!

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2 Thank Pronga
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Canberra, Australia
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Wonderful ambience and food/coffee”
Reviewed July 8, 2014

Many ladies enjoyed a memorable experience of the best morning spent eating and drinking coffee. The staff are excellent nothing was any trouble everyone was happy with the food and coffee served with a smile. The Danish Pastry was so delicious I managed to have two as after one could not get the other out of my mind so I gave in.... as we pass this on this day but once... as could not decide on Blueberry or Apricot and both were the best ever I have had. I am looking forward to my return visit real soon with other friends to enjoy the treats. xxx

  • Visited July 2014
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2 Thank ChrisT7121JK
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New York City
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great place! Check it out.”
Reviewed June 22, 2014

Great food at good prices. Stylish decor and friendly service. Cool to see the chefs cooking from your table.
BYO which is great because you can bring your own, bottle store a block away.

  • Visited June 2014
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2 Thank EHM217
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