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Silo Restaurant and Lounge Bar

$$ - $$$
Australian, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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The Boardwalk | 1 Honeysuckle Drive, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia
+61 2 4926 2828
08:30 - 23:00
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Sun 08:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 08:30 - 23:00
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10 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Overwhelmed by the number of places to dine, we picked Silos last Sunday for lunch. The restaurant is in a perfect position with lovely water views, sun and gentle breezes. The menu looked good with a lunch special of $25.00 plus a glass of wine or beer. Staff are super friendly and helpful, pity the food is not as good.... More 

Thank moulder89
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114 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We walked along the harbour to soak up the last of the Aussie sun before heading home and stopped at Silo for brunch. We snagged a beach-side seat and enjoyed our coffee before our mains. The restaurant has a relaxed patio vibe. Food was as described and generous portions as well.

Thank iSeeiPlay
Canberra, Australia
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a delicious lunch and wine tasting experience at Silo Restaurant. The location is wonderful on the waterfront of Newcastle Harbour. Our four course meal accompanied by matching wines was delicious and a reasonable price. The staff were friendly and attentive and it felt like we're were guests at a friends place. We were entertained with the movements on... More 

Thank Heather B
Newcastle, Australia
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Another date night and we loved the food. It was nice and fresh with a great combinations of elements on the plate. Cooked to perfect and worth the dollars.

Thank lucky4o9
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Group booking for breakfast. Silo was not busy and the lady bringing our food and drinks out who I think was the owner was very sour face and abrupt. The food was alright but the atmosphere with the waitress was disappointing. Will not be returning.

Thank Lilly2377
Brisbane, Australia
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Service was excellent if you have a big booty like me chairs will definitely be uncomfortable (when you stand up you take the chair with you lol yup) seafood platter was nice chips were a bit stale or it was just over cooked overall it was nice would I go back? Yes

Thank luvtutu
Melbourne, Australia
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27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The best grilled trout we have ever had, perfectly cooked in a wonderful lemon butter sauce with capers (which we usually do not like). Only minor disappointment is they only have sourdough bread, so had to go without. A good atmosphere out on the boardwalk veranda. Enjoyed the evening.

Thank David W
Port Macquarie, Australia
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86 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

We wre staying in a friends apartment above the restaurant and so thought we would try it out. We were disapopinted. But before I give details and have to credit the staff member at the cash register when I paid who asked for feedback. When I confirmed that he was after genuine feedback I told him nicely my views and... More 

Thank Peter C
Newcastle, Australia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

We have dined at Silo many times, for both lunch and dinner, and we have never been disappointed. The chef has obviously put a lot of thought into the menu, with some unusual but very agreeable taste combinations. Personal favourites are the charcuterie board entree and the whole baby trout, spectacular with a nice crisp verdelho! A bit on the... More 

Thank paul_mcmlix
Newcastle, Australia
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5 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

I attended dinner at Silo with a business associate and was thoroughly disappointed. Ordered a cocktail to start which was the highlight of the dining experience. I started with the duck which was an extremely poor dish, followed by the scallops for a main which was utterly repugnant and inedible. I can easily say it is the worst dish I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$26
Australian, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
08:30 - 23:00
08:30 - 23:00
08:30 - 23:00
08:30 - 23:00
08:30 - 23:00
08:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Boardwalk | 1 Honeysuckle Drive, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Newcastle  >  Newcastle
  • Phone Number: +61 2 4926 2828
Newcastle's' hottest cocktail lounge and restaurant, Silo Restaurant & Lounge, is this month celebrating their 11th birthday. Since bursting onto our culinary experience radars in 2004, this sophisticated, boutique, harbour side restaurant & bar, has become a favorite among many Novocastrians and visiting tourists alike.

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