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221 Restaurant & Bar

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Bar, Pub, Australian, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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221 Vincent St | Cessnock, Cessnock, New South Wales 2325, Australia
+61 2 4991 3700
12:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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2 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My birthday is on ANZAC Day, when many nice restaurants, (for some inexplicable reason) are closed. We have been to this restaurant many times, but this was definitely a step up. Our charming waitperson told us there is a new team in the kitchen, and a new menu is coming soon. There was a real spring in their step. The... More 

Thank John C
Forster, Australia
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147 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I had made a booking for the restaurant and when we arrived the waitress offered a confusing alternative to choose between either the restaurant or some other menus which would require NOT sitting in the restaurant but it was up to us? Weird!! Anyway once we established that we had booked the restaurant and that we wanted... More 

Thank Bruce C
London, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a really nice dinner here; the restaurant was well laid out, food was very good and wine was lovely. We had the soft shell crab and the Royal Oak supreme pizza - very good sized portions and tasty.

Thank Sanchia N
Sydney, Australia
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61 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had an early visit on Good Friday before the restaurant got busy. The service and food was as exceptional as on previous visits. I always look forward to dinner at 221.

Thank Cara S
Cessnock, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had booked for 7.00 pm on Saturday night. We arrived at 7.05. The hostess pointed to a table and said that is where you will be seated. So we took ourselves over to table. Then another young lady throw napkins on our laps and poured us water. the other 2 in our party turned up at 7.15. We had... More 

Thank disappointeddine2017
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37 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on Easter weekend so understand busier than usual but it was obvious. Took a while to be served drinks and while in your average pub that would not be a problem the expectation and price point here creates a higher expectation. Entrees for our group of 6 were fabulous and served quickly but mains were a let down for... More 

Thank Richard S
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hi, I had an experience at 221 Resturant tonight and I would like to tell you how truely aweful it was. We came in on Friday to eat at the restaurant, and we were told that you were fully booked; and that was fine and we understood and made a reservation for Saturday night. We arrived on Saturday night; and... More 

Thank ashlonich89
Sydney, Australia
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35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

For a pub restaurant this was very good. Relaxed atmosphere, friendly staff & good food. Prices are on the high side for a pub but worth it.

Thank javery67
Sydney Australia
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were recommended to try 221 Restaurant & Bar for dinner from our host at Cessnock Motel and were not disappointed at all! 221 Restaurant & Bar have a courtesy bus service that is fantastic. We chose the $65 three course dinner and were not disappointed. Beautiful scallops on pork belly, tender lamb with polenta chips and semifreddo to finish... More 

Thank Chelly21
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 28 February 2017

Sometimes the unexpected confronts you and comes as a shock. This restaurant was one of those times. We walked into the pub from the usual country style street exterior, through the bar area and then were suddenly surprised by the sight of pure white linen with silver cutlery in a room that transported me back to many years ago in... More 

Thank Noel C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Pub, Australian, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 221 Vincent St | Cessnock, Cessnock, New South Wales 2325, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Newcastle  >  Cessnock
  • Phone Number: +61 2 4991 3700

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?