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The Depot on Darby

$$ - $$$Cafe, ,
143 Darby St, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia
+61 2 4929 2666
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good32%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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Cafe, Australian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
143 Darby St, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia
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1 - 10 of 277 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

i very recently had dinner there, and it was located within easy walking distance from my accommodation; the service was effective but unassuming and the food delicious; i had an entree and a very appetising special seafood with chorizo sausage

Thank James N
Reviewed 4 days ago

Was in Newcastle for business, needed an early start and a big breakfast. Decided to walk Darby Street and wandered into The Depot just before 7am when it opened. We were greeted warmly and shown to a table. Then the menu and drink (coffee) order...More

Thank Slider W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was a raining Monday of the June long weekend when we called in. The place was packed with families, couples and groups. We managed to get a table for the 4 of us. Service was quick, attentive and friendly. I had the open steak...More

Thank Sean S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It came in a ceramic pot around 350 ml, with a T2 chai teabag, frothed and watery milk with some kind of spice shaken on top inside the pot lid. Complete waste of time. Hideous. Owner manager pls go see how Goldbergs does it. Just...More

Thank Acc_tourist
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Service was slow whilst not very busy When meals finally arrived we were very disappointed, the barramundi was watery and had a not so fresh taste due to obviously frozen and the side dish was just beetroot, the Lamb kofta was also disgusting I love...More

Thank Mark D
Reviewed May 11, 2018 via mobile

We came for a work dinner the cocktails were good but the food was very meh. I had the pork belly and the ginger dumplings were so undercoooked they were nothing more than dough. For $38 I was expecting wow but I was sadly disappointed....More

Thank Joshua W
Reviewed May 4, 2018 via mobile

Depot is our go to restaurant. Staff are always friendly, food is always good. We particularly love date or mate night on a Thursday. Mains and desserts are always delicious!

Thank oj_sb
Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

Pretty standard cafe food. Light lunch menu has nice range of bruschetta dishes. Main lunch menu is decent but pedestrian. There's nothing they do wrong at The depot but it's on the Darby Street strip and needs to be better.

Thank rjimlad
Reviewed March 17, 2018

Good atmosphere, very professional cheerful wait staff, instant attention on entering a very busy place. Charcuterie share platter was very good food, and value.

Thank JiminTaree
Reviewed March 14, 2018

Just grabbed a snack here. Coffee and a muffin. The muffin was freshly baked and the service was efficient and friendly.

Thank Scott B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
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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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