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The Depot on Darby

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Cafe, Australian, Contemporary
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143 Darby St, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia
+61 2 4929 2666
07:00 - 00:00
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Newcastle, Australia
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113 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Ate here on a hot steamy night. The air conditioner did little to cool the venue as their windows were all open. 30 + degrees inside and outside. It was really too hot to enjoy the evening. Drinks- 3 X $10 cocktails on offer. Vodka expresso.$16. Nice. Freakshake $15. Large size falling apart in the heat. But consumed quickly. Salmon... More 

Thank willzc1969
Killcare, Australia
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This cafe/restaurant absolutely blew my mind. The menu was brilliant and inventive with a range of food and beverages and the waitstaff was friendly and quick with the refilling of drinks and delivery of food.. Will definitely be going back!

Thank KatStanton
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A friend and I decided to randomly go for lunch somewhere. We decided on the Depot on Darby and it was a great choice! Service was prompt and the waiters and waitresses were super polite! I had the Australian King Prawn & Squid pasta and I kid you not I've never eaten squid so perfectly cooked! It was so tender!... More 

Thank SaraAnneCook
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Late reservation, service was great. Food was very fresh and service was fast, restaurant was quite busy and extremely loud. Background music volume could be reduced so people aren't trying to talk over the top of it. All in all great food and service.

Thank Ash R
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35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great tasting coffee and the green breakfast option was a nice way to start the day. Service is friendly and on time.

Thank Mark M
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went here for a farewell. The food was horrible, so salty, everything was so salty. Complained and we got complimentary salty food. Complaints for all our guests. Never again.

Thank Shaz L
Newcastle, Australia
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91 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I have been here several times, every time we have been it has been great, even better when we are served by Milly. Milly is always very attentive without being over the top and always makes sure everything is just right. If there is an issue it's always sorted straight away. Good cocktails and food menu makes... More 

Thank NewcastleVon
Adelaide, Australia
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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

dropped in early Sunday morning ... experience was great ... staff friendly , efficient and very pleasant ... breakfast arrived promptly and was of good quantity and quality. coffee was great well made, and very tasty ... dont think you do better on Darby St for brekky

Thank Mick M
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

Got a 👍 table on the street. Noisier but great street atmosphere. Beautiful Tapas that I had to try replicate at 🏡 following weekend. I need to work on my lamb because it wasn't a patch on Depot's. I really really enjoyed 🍴 here. Not cheap but it's quality. Staff were outstanding with their service style and personality. My first... More 

Thank Mark L
Sydney, Australia
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98 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

Large group of us went mid week. Tapas menu was tasty and steak was great. Not a lot of atmosphere but service was good. I'd visit again

Thank Ellykate

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Australian, Contemporary
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 143 Darby St, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Newcastle  >  Newcastle
  • Phone Number: +61 2 4929 2666

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