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221 Restaurant & Bar


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2017 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, Bar, Pub, Australian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings

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Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Bar, Pub, Australian, Contemporary
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, 有泊車位, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Television, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were in Cessnock for the weekend and looking forward to dinner. After waiting to be seated, because the wait staff had to check with the cook, since they had a party - not in the restaurant - the wait staff was welcoming. The open...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank janasunshine22
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After booking through site I rang to confirm as I hadn't heard anything back. I was informed they have a party of 100 out the back area so they have been busy. We booked for 6pm which he was glad with that. On arrival our...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Debbie D
Reviewed 31 December 2018 via mobile

We were regulars at the cafe and restaurant for 5 years until we moved away from the Hunter. Went back to the cafe with the family for a visit and was very disappointed. Brownies were dry and hard as a rock and kids didn't eat...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 934ceezed
Reviewed 12 November 2018

As a local we've dined here over the past 4 years. There's been a few changes of chefs and unfortunately the latest change has let the place down. We used to love the restaurant but now will only eat outside in the beer garden as...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank lindat44
Reviewed 10 November 2018 via mobile

Hotel has been renovated beautifully & is so nice. Restaurant is more up market than the normal pub restaurant. The mushroom risotto whilst a small serve was one of the tastiest I have out. Pizza was nice with a lovely thin & crispy base. Service...More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed 1 November 2018 via mobile

Wow what a restaurant... We booked here not knowing what to expect but were amazed and enjoyed our meals & night so much. Admittedly, it was on the pricey side (it cost $400 for 6 of us, but that included all the food - mains/desserts...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank JAE555
Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile

We had a quick lunch here we ordered our meals at the bistro which is outside and there is a kids play area. We went inside the pub to buy our drinks and walked through a resaurant then through a lounge looking room (very dark...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank INGE_2964
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

We visited the Crown prior to attending a show on Saturday night arrived at six with no one else in the restaurant They were previously advised that we were attending a show and that we needed a quick turnaround. Our first course arrived in about...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Alandesmond
Reviewed 24 September 2018

Stopped at this place for a bite to eat as we drove through Cessnock. We were surprised at how good the food was and reasonably priced. We had a couple of their salads and pizzas. Their pork belly salad was just delightful, crisp pork belly...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank davidg777
Reviewed 19 September 2018

Rare find in cessnock! Flavoursome food,fantastic atmosphere, wonderful staff. Dog friendly, tastefully so. & a kids play area! A must try!

Date of visit: September 2018
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