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Bar Petite

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Shop 5, The Royal | 5 King Street, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good31%
  • Average14%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible3%
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Bar, Australian, Wine Bar, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Shop 5, The Royal | 5 King Street, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I really like this bar, up behind the Novotel near Newcastle Beach. Always a great crowd, of all ages, live music and quick friendly bar service. I haven't eaten here as its really a bar (hint: it's in the name), and as a bar it's...More

1  Thank City4fun
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went for a light dinner and got very plain unseasoned plates, we have eaten here before and enjoyed it but it’s just not up to scratch. Good for drinks. Lots of better choices in the area.

Thank Joanne S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Twice a month on a Tuesday night, we meet ( group of 15 ladies) for a quick catch up with a glass of wine before our dance class. Just love the big lounge chairs and the relaxed atmosphere.We are always welcomed even though we are...More

Thank Curious022
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited during the Supercar rush and only for a few drinks. Got a seat outside and thought it was a comfortable & pleasant location. The couples we saw eating appeared to be enjoying same, not a bad choice ?

Thank Skeney57
Reviewed 8 February 2018 via mobile

This bar / come restaurant is overpriced and uncomfortable. The service depending on who is serving you is either rude ( right down to female eye rolls ) or helpful from male staff If you want to listen to 197/80 s cover music with a...More

Thank Fionie S
Reviewed 29 January 2018

Fantastic Staff. Drinks menu was great. Recommend this place for slightly older people. Didn't eat here but the meals being served look great

Thank michelecleary
Reviewed 22 January 2018

A lovely bar/ restaurant with live music, solo guitarist was on when we dined there. The food was OK fresh and delicious. Nothing over the top, we had the fish of the day (salmon) which was well cooked crispy skin and salad. Nice local wines....More

Thank Sylvia K
Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

My husband & I enjoyed a lovely evening here, we enjoyed a couple of cocktails, our dinner was great, we shared the chilli salt squid, it was a generous serve, hot & delicious, we also shared a Mexican platter that's very generous & tasty. Worth...More

Thank Samantha S
Reviewed 28 December 2017

Warm friendly ambience, great music but still easy conversation. Excellent menu good value for money. Very friendly service and just a fun place attracting nice people. Live music solo artist one night was low key and so good. The place just hums. We'll be back...More

Thank Tony313-315
Reviewed 15 December 2017

We had Christmas cocktails here and I was a bit disappointed. Not with the drinks or the service, but it is a bit dark and depressing inside. It would be the perfect winter venue, but not so much a summer one.

Thank Mackanans
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Response from Tracey H | Reviewed this property |
It is in the heart of Newcastle so NOT New Lambton!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$23
Bar, Australian, Wine Bar, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
3:00 PM - 11:00 PM
3:00 PM - 11:00 PM
3:00 PM - 11:00 PM
3:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
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
  • E-mail
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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