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Leaves & Fishes

737 Lovedale Road, Lovedale, Cessnock, New South Wales 2320, Australia
+61 2 4930 7400
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good20%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
737 Lovedale Road, Lovedale, Cessnock, New South Wales 2320, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I made a booking here for valentines day because my partner had been secretly wanting to go here for months. And wow. what an amazing place. The View, the atmosphere, the staff and then the food! Everything we ate was so perfectly created, balanced and...More

Thank btaverniti
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our second visit to Leaves and Fishes (the other visit years ago). It has grown since we were last there. The food and attention to service was of high standard. The beer battered king dory and the fried whole s\napper were great. Also...More

Thank Peter C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having dined a few times at Leaves and Fishes over the years i thought it as high time I left a review The setting is a surprise that you would never guess from the entrance, rustic and stylish this is a great venue. The food...More

Thank Ian W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Leaves & Fishes is a delightful surprise. Set beneath a canopy of trees and palms, the architecture is a homage to South Asia and we were reminded of Bali. Stephanie and Sharon gave us a genuinely warm welcome, as if we were visiting a private...More

Thank Chesspoint
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

4 of us has a quick lunch here. The grounds and the decor of the restaurant were stunning. Beautiful ambience. Food was excellent (highly recommend the chicken cutlets) and the complimentary pumpkin soup was a lovely touch. The only downside was that the service in...More

Thank claudia p
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed a lovely mid week stay at The Boathouse accomodation and a delicious lunch at the restaurant - both were fantastic! The accomodation is divine, comfy bed, indulgent double shower, glorious deck over the water..... felt like we were back in Bali! Equally as...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 June 2018

We called into Leaves and Fishes after reading about their quick bites menu. After being seated on the deck overlooking the pond, we instantly felt like staying for a long time just so we could drink in the view. The quick bites menu proved to...More

Thank Kazo14
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

Dined here on Sunday with friends for lunch. 👍food was very tasty and lovely ambience sitting out on deck overlooking pond. Staff were friendly and efficient and we didn’t wait long for our meal. 👎downside was the meal portions were rather small and a little...More

Thank thewise0ldbird
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

A must visit while in the Hunter. Such a beautiful place for lunch and dinner on the weekends. We will be returning for sure. If you don't have time for lunch then stop by for coffee, sandwiches and great sausage rolls.

Thank Sarah-Jane F
Reviewed 27 May 2018

Firstly, the design of the cafe is a rustic elegance, beautifully decorated. There was veranda dining as well as inside and then a smaller atrium style dining. Four of us shared a charcuterie plate, which was unusual and delicious. We had Prawn, pea and tomato...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$27
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 737 Lovedale Road, Lovedale, Cessnock, New South Wales 2320, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Newcastle  >  Cessnock  >  Lovedale
  • Phone Number: +61 2 4930 7400
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The Store at Leaves & Fishes offers takeaway coffee and quick bites 7 days a week from 7am to 4pm.
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