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Central Bar and Restaurant

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by Janelle (subscribe)
I like to participate in life rather than be a spectator. Music, dancing, theatre, travelling, food, cycling and walking are some of my passions. Writing is an enjoyable pastime that allows me to share my experiences.
Published January 15th 2017
Update August 23rd 2018
Central is longer trading, a Whisky & Cocktail bar called Babylon has opened in the premises (August 2018)

Crafted by Matilda Bay
145 King Street has had many incarnations, the latest is a bar and restaurant simply called Central. Built in 1903 Central Hall has been a theatre, Methodist mission and a hatted restaurant. The historic building still has chandeliers and sweeping staircases. There are several themed areas including a mini cinema room and a cafe area at the front.

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The imposing facade (photo from Facebook page)

There is a wide range of Matilda Bay beers on tap as well as a good selection of wines and cocktails. On Tuesday to Friday there are happy hours from 4-6pm where they offer $5 house wine, $10 cocktails and $15 jugs of beer.

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Beautiful Art Deco features

The menu has something to tempt everyone but the special deals are great value.

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Happy patrons

We dined from the 10 for $10 menu and loved the nachos and steak meal. Be aware that these meals cost more if you add special sauces, guacamole, shredded beef etc, but it is written in the board.

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Delicious nachos

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The $10 steak dinner

The venue is available for functions of 10 to 400 guests in a range of spaces. Come here during the working week for a good value meal in a low key casual environment.
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Why? Beer and food in a interesting building
When: Tuesday-Thursday 11:30-23:00, Friday & Saturday 11:30-00:00
Phone: 02 4925 2044
Where: 145 King Street Newcastle
Cost: Moderate, good value meal deals from Tuesday to Thursday.
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That's a very nice place by the seems and the food looks generous :)
by RC (score: 3|1221) 1588 days ago
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