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Brown Sugar

Seafood, Australian, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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Courner of the Esplanade and King St Warners Bay, Warners Bay, Lake Macquarie, New South Wales 2282, Australia
+61 2 4947 1144
12:00 - 23:30
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Mon - Tue 18:00 - 23:30
Wed - Sun 12:00 - 23:30
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Had our team lunch here. Love the food, service and views. Deserts were decadent. Lunch speacials were great.

Thank Claudina K
Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very friendly staff! Along with great food made for a fun night. Will return and defiantly recommend to others.

Thank MiaCaridi
Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
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69 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The decor is from the early 1980s and so is the menu. A function for 30 and I'm glade I didn't have to pay. Starter drinks so we were seated 3/4 hrs after arrival but did not get entree for another 45 minutes. Seating was inside as the 'bay - view' windows were given over to other patrons, so no... More 

Thank Ian K
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took my partner here for his birthday on a Sunday night. It was our first visit after passing it so many times. We loved it! Beautiful outlook. The service was amazing - the waiter was really well spoken, kind, attentive and fast and he knew the menu back to front. The food was just SUPERB. Only one vegetarian option... More 

Thank Amy V
Lake Munmorah, Australia
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely food, was very happy with service, will visit again Food took a while but was worth the wait :)

Thank alexjordan77
Newcastle, Australia
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38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Being locals we have eaten at Brown Sugar quite a few times over the years, including having family celebrations there. The food and service are always excellent. One of our favourite options though is to come here for dessert and coffe (or dessert and cocktail!) after we have been out for the night. The selection of cakes is delectable, as... More 

Thank Kinash
North Sydney, Australia
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Been to this restaurant few times,not lately,very expensive for what you get! Don't do on Melbourne cup pushed in like sardines and too expensive!

Thank Lynda862
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is my first experience ... Had a family function here recently. Most of us chose the lunch time specials at $25 each. Chose the 'Kale Caesar Salad with Chicken. Had to wait more than an hour for a salad ! Let me tell you that a 'Kale' Caesar salad is not something you would order again. Raw Kale, Chicken... More 

Thank Avocativ
Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We recently had a guest speaker from out of town that we took to Brown Sugar for dinner. We invited a few of our staff also to the dinner to meet with our guest. They made it possible for us to secure a table even though it was a Saturday evening. the atmosphere was pleasant and we were able to... More 

Thank CKeithEdwards
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We had lunch here recently and the food was better than ever. I had the slow roasted lamb on lentil stew which was just perfect. My partner had prawns and fritters which she said was also great. The service was friendly and efficient without being intrusive and the view over the lake is always wonderful.

Thank Brian L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Australian, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, View, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:30
18:00 - 23:30
18:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Courner of the Esplanade and King St Warners Bay, Warners Bay, Lake Macquarie, New South Wales 2282, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Newcastle  >  Lake Macquarie  >  Warners Bay
  • Phone Number: +61 2 4947 1144

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