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“Magnificent!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Bacchus - CLOSED

Bacchus
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Newcastle, Australia
Level Contributor
23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Magnificent!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2013

Divine to say the least! Taste bud sensory overload! We got full degustation with matched wine as a Wedding Gift - location stunning - ambiance amazing - service second to none! Highlight was the rockpool & freezdried popcorn - Truly one of the most wonderful dining experiences ever!!!!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Shelley125
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  • English first
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English first
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Level Contributor
40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“An unforgettable dining experience!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2013 via mobile

We were visiting friends in Newcastle from the US and this was our one night out alone without the kids. Our hosts chose the restaurant and boy, what a treat! I absolutely *loved* the atmosphere of the grand, old theatre and with such a stunning venue the food did not disappoint!

We went all out and had the full degustation menu with wine pairing. Everything was sublime! I cannot recommend the experience and the food highly enough. If you care to read further, here are my notes from the evening:

-amuse bouche salmon and avocado in small glass, Newcastle rock pool - seafood in scallop mousse with fish eggs, skate with bone marrow and lemon potatoes (a favorite!), pork with perfectly circular apples, turnips, horseradish, kangaroo with arabica sauce and dried fruits, pre-dessert of deconstructed lemon meringue - absolute favorite! Deliciously tart, moist, meringue! Dessert of malted chocolate caramel "popcorn" - popcorn infused cream put in aerosol dispenser and piped into liquid nitrogen, broken up to look like popcorn, petit fours - chocolate truffles and mandarin gelee. Pedro Ximenez sherry 1985

I was sparkling with delight throughout the entire evening. What a joyful experience!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank travels_with_kids_75
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Newcastle, Australia
Level Contributor
15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Brilliant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2013

This was the best dining experience I have ever had. Went with family to celebrate my mothers birthday. We had the degustation menu. Wonderful food so artistic in its presentation. Great service by staff. Would recommend this dining experience to anyone.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Deborah H
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Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
Level Contributor
16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Amazing!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2013

My partner and I went to this restaurant last night as we wanted to splurge for our anniversary. Splurge we did, and it was truly worth it. We were greeted and treated with friendly service which was consistent from all servers throughout the night. We started with a couple of drinks in the lounge area (complete with toasty fireplaces) before moving to our table. We ordered 3 appetisers, an entree and a main each before sharing a dessert. All meals served were served promptly and were absolutely delicious.
It ended up being pretty pricey, but we expected that and were happy to pay as the service was fantastic and the food was great. We were a bit worried we would feel out of our depth in a fancier setting than what we're used to, but the staff were kind, very approachable and happily answered all questions. We would definitely go here again!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Molly B
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Australia
Level Contributor
16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great food, great service, great atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2013

This is a wonderful restaurant for a special night . We have only tried the degustation menu but on both occasions the food has been inventive and beautifully presented. The matched wines added to the taste sensation. We'll be back!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Leisureloverretired
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