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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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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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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251 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank amandamaree21
Tea Gardens, Australia
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6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

We went here for a Valentine's Day meal, not knowing much what to expect. The service was amongst the best we have had, very attentive wihout being annoying. The food was likewise impressive, one had the pork belly (very tasty, but the skin could have been more crackly), the other had chicken supreme, also very flavoursome. We were feeling replete... More 

Thank John H
Mandurah, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Had lunch here on a hot summer day, unfortunately the air conditioning didn't cool the whole restaurant and we were uncomfortable hot. They were very busy and the food and service from our waitress Millie was excellent however due to the temperature we did not really enjoy the experience.

Thank Maggie B
Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017

We chose The Depot for it's freakshakes. If they didn't have freakshakes we would have chosen any other breakfast spot on Darby. Service was good and quick. Our meals arrived quickly and the freakshakes were very filling and impressive. The brioche bacon and egg roll was pretty average. The corn fritters were more impressive and very flavoursome. Overall if you're... More 

Thank Christian K
Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

I have been going here every day for the last couple of months due to being dissatisfied with my former local in Darby Street (Goldbergs) There seems to be a fetish of being "open aired" no matter how hot it is. We have just had the hottest January on record yet most of the time the staff refuse to shut... More 

Thank Mark N

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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, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?