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Bar Petite

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Bar, Wine Bar, Pub, Australian
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Shop 5, The Royal | 5 King Street, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia
12:00 - 00:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 15:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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Sydney, Australia
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74 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had the afternoon to wander around Newcastle and look for a good restaurant for dinner within a reasonable walk from our hotel but found many were not open on a Tuesday night and the few highly rated ones that were did not suit us for one reason or another. Value for money, restaurants in Newcastle seem to have a... More 

Thank LindaGrahamOz
Brisbane, Australia
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88 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This bar is so on trend and the tapas is fabulous, some of the best I have had. It is tucked in a little corner but still has an alluring funky atmosphere, big comfortable lounging chairs and outdoor seating. We ordered salt and pepper calamari which just melted in your mouth. Pulled pork and Asian slaw on toast, chicken fingers... More 

1 Thank Mitchie67
Newcastle, Australia
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83 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

How lovely is this place ! Gorgeous bar at the top end of town with fantastic service and seriously good cocktails from experienced staff. We tried about four different drinks on the night and all were amazing. Food was really good and one of the best cheese platters around. Really great night out !

Thank CLMaust
Newcastle, Australia
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52 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Great atmosphere. Very cool vibe. Great spot. Sailor jerrys cocktail excellent. Good prices considering location. Have live music

Thank Karen T
Newcastle, Australia
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183 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

This is just a perfect little bar for pre dinner drinks - the atmosphere is amazing and with eclectic decor and an extensive wine list is a must go to destination...

Thank Tracey H
Newcastle, Australia
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38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

We had a Saturday night dinner/drinks here - just myself and my husband. Saturday night being party night there were a few large groups, but that was fine, the venue certainly can cater for that. The wine list is very good (includes some local hunter favourites like Audrey Wilkinson) the cocktails are pricey for Newcastle ($18 each), but nice. I... More 

Thank Kinash
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Great venue, eclectic, fantastic vibe, good wine selection. I've been a few times & I'll likely go back. I didn't enjoy being short changed by the female bar tender with shoulder length straight mousy brown hair last night. What flawed me was the acknowledgment that I'd deliberately been short changed and the absolute lack of any intention to remedy. The... More 

Thank George S
McLaren Vale, Australia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

We gave this little bar/restaurant a try on a Sunday evening as we were staying at the Novotel and Bar Petite is right next door. It is quirky, with an eclectic décor and very comfortable. The food we had was absolutely delicious, open steak sliders topped with gorgonzola and prawn hotpot in a creamy white wine sauce, both yum!! We... More 

Thank sandj268
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

An intimate experience that you can share with anyone and not leave it feeling awkward in the morning. The tunes were like a good conversationalist. There to entertain and fill the gaps but not dominating or overpowering. Tapas so good you will end up eating a banquet equivalent. There is a moscato on the when list that will soothe the... More 

Thank emma l
Sydney, Australia
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56 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Lovely bar for pre dinner drinks. Great selection of cocktails (Longtail is the bomb!)...nice atmosphere - get in early if you want to grab a seat. Live singer really added to the ambiance. Worth a visit!

Thank TourismChickSydney

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$22
Bar, Wine Bar, Pub, Australian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Waitstaff
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
15:00 - 23:00
15:00 - 23:00
15:00 - 23:00
15:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shop 5, The Royal | 5 King Street, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Newcastle  >  Newcastle
  • Phone Number: 49293033
Bar Petite is small and intimate, completely unique and distinctive for Newcastle.Winner of the Best NSW Bar Award 2012, Owner Operator Michael Kearney has helped create something really special...

The Kearney family have over 35 years of long term experience in the hotel industry so Bar Petite is in good hands with owner Michael Kearney owning and operating the Bar.

Michael is very social and adds that personal touch. He is always on site or close by putting in the long hours and hard work to see that his customers needs are cared for. Michael and his staff are proving that good things do come in small packages.

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