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Bar Petite

$$ - $$$
Bar, Australian, Wine Bar
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Shop 5, The Royal | 5 King Street, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia
15:00 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 15:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Loved this eating place. Great atmosphere, live music form 8pm. Best of all, the food was the outstanding! The portions were large, so dont over order. The flavours came through with every dish. There was no "over the top" seasoning or decoration. The pork, and sliders spoke for themselves. We enjoyed two small plates and one large to share. Cant... More 

Thank Susan C
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came here for pre dinner drinks and ordered cocktails. They were very yummy. The bar was quiet but we enjoyed being able to be served quickly and had plenty of seating.

Thank MReynold
Greater Newcastle, Australia
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58 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Loved this place! We had a Christmas party for 30 here and we could not fault a thing. They had us order in advance and the food was served at just the right intervals. The zucchini and haloumi fritters were a decent sized small plate and very tasty. My husband enjoyed the Szechuan squid -again a good serving size. For... More 

Thank Stazza G
Newcastle, Australia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

Normally like this venue, waited for 50 minutes for 3 dishes. Food was ok. The place was very busy but that is no excuse for rudeness. I was trying to pay my bar tab and the barman served at least four people who came to the bar later than me. I guess I'm not young and trendy enough. I've noted... More 

Thank jentally2016
Sydney, Australia
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74 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

We had the afternoon to wander around Newcastle and look for a good restaurant for dinner within a reasonable walk from our hotel but found many were not open on a Tuesday night and the few highly rated ones that were did not suit us for one reason or another. Value for money, restaurants in Newcastle seem to have a... More 

Thank LindaGrahamOz
Brisbane, Australia
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88 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

This bar is so on trend and the tapas is fabulous, some of the best I have had. It is tucked in a little corner but still has an alluring funky atmosphere, big comfortable lounging chairs and outdoor seating. We ordered salt and pepper calamari which just melted in your mouth. Pulled pork and Asian slaw on toast, chicken fingers... More 

1 Thank Mitchie67
Newcastle, Australia
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98 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

How lovely is this place ! Gorgeous bar at the top end of town with fantastic service and seriously good cocktails from experienced staff. We tried about four different drinks on the night and all were amazing. Food was really good and one of the best cheese platters around. Really great night out !

Thank CLMaust
Newcastle, Australia
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52 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Great atmosphere. Very cool vibe. Great spot. Sailor jerrys cocktail excellent. Good prices considering location. Have live music

Thank Karen T
Newcastle, Australia
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183 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

This is just a perfect little bar for pre dinner drinks - the atmosphere is amazing and with eclectic decor and an extensive wine list is a must go to destination...

Thank Tracey H
Newcastle, Australia
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43 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

We had a Saturday night dinner/drinks here - just myself and my husband. Saturday night being party night there were a few large groups, but that was fine, the venue certainly can cater for that. The wine list is very good (includes some local hunter favourites like Audrey Wilkinson) the cocktails are pricey for Newcastle ($18 each), but nice. I... More 

Thank Kinash

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$22
Bar, Australian, Wine Bar
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Waitstaff
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
15:00 - 23:00
15:00 - 23:00
15:00 - 23:00
15:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?