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The Deck Cafe Lovedale

₹₹ - ₹₹₹Cafe, , Vegetarian Friendly
701 Lovedale Road, Lovedale, Cessnock, New South Wales 2325, Australia
+61 49309007
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good33%
  • Average12%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
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“lunch” (88 reviews)
“mezze plate” (8 reviews)
“pancakes” (16 reviews)
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Cafe, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
701 Lovedale Road, Lovedale, Cessnock, New South Wales 2325, Australia
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1 - 10 of 369 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

We had a couple of friends visiting from Sydney and decided to have lunch together here at The Deck. On a beautiful sunny spring day, the location was lovely, sitting outside overlooking the dam. The food was delicious - all of the dishes we chose...More

Thank RogerYandle
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A lovely crisp winters day, pleasant service and great food made our visit to The Deck quite memorable.Asa bonus we were able to share the Mezze platter so it was also a relatively inexpensive one. The platter was generous and very tasty, had adequate bread...More

1  Thank FarmerJohn45
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not an unpleasant experience. Meal was nice but not sensational. Lovely atmosphere and friendly staff

Thank vic2mat
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had lunch here and it was beautifully presented and delicious. Staff are most helpful even offering to take a group photo of our table. Definitely worth the visit.

Thank Christine B
Reviewed 20 August 2017

Went to the deck cafe with my new lovely lady to have lunch. It was on my recommendation. She had the quiche and I had the lunch special veal ragout with gnocchi. The quiche was tiny and the salad badly dressed. My ragout was not...More

1  Thank cchb55
Reviewed 17 August 2017

What a great place! Beautiful location and fantastic food. The deck was full, so we had to eat inside, so would definitely recommend booking in advance to take advantage of the outdoor atmosphere. We only wanted something small as a stop gap between lunch and...More

Thank Janman15
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Excellent meals selection offering at reasonable prices for the hunter. Ranges from pastas to cooked meats to antipasto, burgers etc a range to suit all tastes. The service was very good, staff friendly and accommodating. The setting is very pleasant alongside a waterhole.

Thank David W
Reviewed 14 August 2017

We enjoyed a lovely lunch here, including the chicken burgers, steak and a cheese platter. Everything was well presented and tasty, good value. The views of the surrounding countryside were very relaxing, we sat on the deck overlooking the dam. No problems with bringing our...More

1  Thank mcgirl07
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Ordered steak and a chicken burger. Burger brought out, and at the same time we were asked how we wanted the steak cooked??? Was told will only be 5 mins then jumped to 10mins. Asked for chicken to be redone so we could eat at...More

1  Thank adrianAccormember
Reviewed 31 July 2017

Had breakfast here and the pancakes were really good, nice and fluffy! The coffee was good too, and the service was fast. We were lucky and got a table even though we didn't book, however I highly recommend making a reservation as many people showed...More

1  Thank Megan F
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 24
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
08:00 - 03:30
08:30 - 03:30
08:30 - 03:30
08:30 - 03:30
08:30 - 03:30
08:30 - 03:30
08:00 - 03:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 701 Lovedale Road, Lovedale, Cessnock, New South Wales 2325, Australia (Formerly Magpie Cafe)
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Newcastle  >  Cessnock  >  Lovedale
  • Phone Number: +61 49309007
  • E-mail
The Deck Cafe, located at Gartelmann Wines in Lovedale, The Hunter Valley, is a stylish restaurant-style cafe, open for breakfast and lunch 7 days a week. The cafe provides a diverse and delightful menu complimented by Gartelmann wines and a generous range of beverages and Piazza Doro coffee.
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