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221 Restaurant & Bar

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$$ - $$$
Bar, Pub, Australian, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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221 Vincent St | Cessnock, Cessnock, New South Wales 2325, Australia
+61 2 4991 3700
12:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sometimes the unexpected confronts you and comes as a shock. This restaurant was one of those times. We walked into the pub from the usual country style street exterior, through the bar area and then were suddenly surprised by the sight of pure white linen with silver cutlery in a room that transported me back to many years ago in... More 

Thank Noel C
Hunter Valley, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

We decided to treat ourselves and go to 221 at The Royal Oak as i was having surgery the next day. We were greeted and seated. Waitress gave us menus and took our drink order as well as giving us water. The meals were amazing. My boyfriend had the oysters as an entree and they were fresh and done well... More 

Thank 87jayde
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

We decided on the set menu for $65 for three courses. It was all beautiful. Scallops, then Lamb and Semifreddo with Caramelised Fig. We rolled out the door. Definitely a gem in the rough!

Thank Naomi G
Cessnock, Australia
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9 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Meals were small. Duck was tough.a little expensive for a pub. Deserts lovely,and drinks reasonibly priced

Thank 582margareth
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32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

reviews were correct with friendly service, great food, at a reasonable price these days; shared a tasty doz oysters, followed with mains of perfectly cooked salmon & A1 soft shell crab....washed down with a schooner for $115, highly recommend !!

Thank Leonardo1961
Sydney, Australia
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22 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Food was very good, pity the service wasn't up to the same standard or even anywhere close. After placing our food order took at least 15 minutes before we could lasso someone to place a drinks order. In the meantime had to get up to get a jug to refill our water glasses. Same when it came to ordering coffee... More 

Thank Melb1105
Guernsey, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

This is the spot for the best value good food in NSW, a real treat for those of us who like good food at a realistic price, a real nice atmosphere with great hosts.

Thank Tony W
Bathurst, Australia
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3 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

Tonight 221 was well below their usual high standards, we ordered two meals, the lamb dish and a risotto, The lamb was well cooked however rather bland, the risotto on the other hand was poorly presented extremely oily and virtually inedible. A plus was the professional and courteous service by the wait staff

Thank John B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

Exceptional food. We decided on the 3 course set menu for $65 a head. Raw fish taste tempter was delicious as were the scallops and pork belly starter. Lamb main cooked to perfection and cheese platter divine. I was amazed this place wasn't packed to the rafters. It really is great food at a reasonable price. Will be back!

Thank Denise D
Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

We come and had dinner night on our first night in Cessnock and the food was amazing!! Thank you very much for a great feed and wonderful service

Thank Nicoleb2407

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Pub, Australian, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 221 Vincent St | Cessnock, Cessnock, New South Wales 2325, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Newcastle  >  Cessnock
  • Phone Number: +61 2 4991 3700

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