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Silo Restaurant and Lounge Bar

The Boardwalk | 1 Honeysuckle Drive, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia
+61 2 4926 2828
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  • Excellent24%
  • Very good35%
  • Average17%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible9%
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Australian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
The Boardwalk | 1 Honeysuckle Drive, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia
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Reviewed 6 days ago

upon arriving the reception from the wait staff was nothing but friendly,bubbly and welcoming. order taken with a smile and served in sequence of their suggestion. drinks not a problem. wine and chilled beer glasses. Food was good to our satisfaction.(squid just a little underdone)....More

Thank porgy328
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Last time I visited here was for lunch with my family, we wanted to order coffee first and then lunch. The manager assumed we were just having coffee and rudely asked us to move. My mother in law is not very mobile. Last night we...More

Thank Chris S
NewcastleMark, General Manager at Silo Restaurant and Lounge Bar, responded to this review

Hi Chris, I am so sorry for your experiences at Silo.We will use your feedback to improve our training of our staff. Again apologies. Mark

Reviewed 1 week ago

It was panning out to be a lovely night last Friday until we entered the doors of Silo. As we wrongly assumed the menu looked half decent, we weren't too discouraged by the staff who took 5 minutes to even make eye contact with us...More

Thank Chris G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great lunch, good views and great service. The staff were friendly, well trained and on the ball. We took our elderly parents and they loved it I would recommend this restaurant. Thank you. My family enjoyed our visit and will be back

Thank Kathy M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely evening. We were part of a big group who were 'difficult' to manage but the staff were attentive and accomodating. Our meals were very enjoyable and accompanied by nice little touches like a special port for the birthday boy. Thank you so much to...More

Thank lady_lunchal0t
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Perfect settting for harbour viewing, fantastic food, all six of us enjoyed our meals and good service. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank Aussie133
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The antipasto plate was fantastic, some meals were outstanding. But the service was slow and one meal inedible.

Thank Robert H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I were seated within 5 mins after the helpful waitress organised a table for two outside overlooking the harbour lights . The staff and service were brilliant, the atmosphere excellent, the meals were great ! Seared scallops for entree and fillet of...More

Thank deeliciousmartin67
Reviewed 21 April 2017

The harbourside setting and quality food has made Silo a great venue for special occasions for many years. Based on our recent visit those days are well behind them. The menu is dull and uninspiring, accentuated by two of the three specials being already unavailable...More

Thank ClearyStDiner
Reviewed 21 April 2017

Had lunch here recently, my oh my, what a disappointment. We had only a main meal each, this was enough for us to decide that we would probably not return. We ordered Ora King tea smoked salmon with salad of orange, hazelnuts & fennel, $26....More

Thank Stroudie
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Hi Cathy, I so sorry for your poor experience at Silo. It certainty not our policy to move you on,I cannot understand why the staff treated you so. Can I ask when you dined with us,what you had, and were you were seated. And If possible a description of the waitperson,and I will investigate the matter. again my apologies. mark
17 February 2016|
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Response from PeterW00 | Reviewed this property |
Your NOT listening to your customers Mark! next thing another restaurant will close it's doors because of the same old thing nearly all other restaurant that have closed have in common. BAD inconsistent service!! People do... More
Hi Claire, I am sorry about your experience her at silo. Can you please give me some more detail on when you dined ,where you were seated and what you ordered ,so i can investigate out failings more thoroughly. Again my apoligies. Mark Seery
26 January 2016|
Response from Nicola C | Reviewed this property |
Hi Mark, I dined on Tuesday 12th January and sat alone on a table for two by the barriers looking out to the harbour. I think I had a steak, but to be honest I cant remember now. With Sauv Blanc and water. Thanks for taking... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
Australian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
08:30 - 23:00
08:30 - 23:00
08:30 - 23:00
08:30 - 23:00
08:30 - 23:00
08:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Boardwalk | 1 Honeysuckle Drive, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Newcastle  >  Newcastle
  • Phone Number: +61 2 4926 2828
  • E-mail
Newcastle's' hottest cocktail lounge and restaurant, Silo Restaurant & Lounge, is this month celebrating their 11th birthday. Since bursting onto our culinary experience radars in 2004, this sophisticated, boutique, harbour side restaurant & bar, has become a favorite among many Novocastrians and visiting tourists alike.