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The Depot on Darby

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Cafe, Australian, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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143 Darby St, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia
+61 2 4929 2666
07:00 - 00:00
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Hobart, Australia
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169 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

During a recent visit to Newcastle, our family group found our way to Depot for a late lunch and of course enjoying the ambience there, ventured back on two further occasions for mid/late afternoon coffees and snacks. Comprehensive menu with numerous beverage options so something for everyone on the Depot menu. A really nice vibe about this place and certainly... More 

Thank Contented373
Auckland, New Zealand
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147 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It was Easter Monday and there were only a few places open and this was one of them. It is bistro food and you get a good quantity so you won't go hungry. The quality around the table varied but there was nothing fantastic. My steak sandwich was a bit over cooked and chewy when asked for medium rare. However... More 

Thank Bryan B
Sydney, Australia
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100 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We worked up an appetite cycling into Newcastle, so stopped here for brunch. We ordered coffees, doughnut and churro freakshakes, bruschetta and fries, all of which was delicious - the fries were some of the best we have had. The churro freakshake was exceptional - the churro (in spite of being in the shake) was deliciously crispy and had a... More 

Thank Myrtle2259
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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Superb friendly staff. Amazing deserts fair pricing family friendly atmosphere can cater for large families

Thank ssaul08
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

After cruising down Darby St looking for a breakfast spot, we settled on The Depot due to its interesting menu, and promise of freakshakes. Were not disappointed! We had a window seat to watch the pouring rain come down, and both ordered breakfast bowls off the menu. Also got a donuty salted caramel shake. Breakfast bowls were passable, but the... More 

Thank Cara M
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Amazing food, amazing service. Went here for breakfast, such a nice place! Staff were friendly and food came quickly :)

Thank Nakita J
Port Macquarie, Australia
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103 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

I had dinner at this restaurant, which was pleasant, relaxing and delightful food I began with a pre-dinner martini which was good, although olives were not available, the slow cooked lamb was delicious and more than sufficient for me that I didn't need a dessert which also looked good

Thank James N
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93 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

A group of us had breakfast at the Depot. Foot was good, servings were generous. Very much enjoyed the coffee I had there (ordered another!). Staff were friendly and attentive. It was a little noisy in the cafe and hard to hear others at our table. Was also a little on the expensive side for breakfast. Other than that -... More 

Thank BelRae
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Overpriced breakfast- served without toast! Quite a few flies buzzing around and noisy. On the plus side the wait staff were very pleasant and there were some healthy options on the menu

Thank Kirstin D
Maitland, Australia
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254 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Valentine's Day night out. We were greeted by a beautiful friendly young girl. Wine selection was good. Food was delicious my pork belly could have been more crackled on top the only fault. Salad was perfect so fresh and tasty, parterners chicken was scrumptious. Wow the dessert was delicious. We just couldn't eat it all but perfect. Great price... see... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Australian, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 143 Darby St, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Newcastle  >  Newcastle
  • Phone Number: +61 2 4929 2666

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