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Coal River & Co

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Published April 15th 2016
Dining on Darby Street
A taste of Italy in Darby Street, Coal River & Co offers a relaxed dining experience featuring fresh house made pasta and seasonal produce. The intimate space spills out onto Darby Street becoming part of the passing parade.

Restaurant, food, wine, Italian, Newcastle, Darby Street
Take a seat on Darby Street

The menu changes regularly and features local seasonal produce. Pastas, sauces and desserts are all made on the premises and feature some innovative flavour combinations.

Terrine, entree, Darby Street, Newcastle, food
Pork & Pistachio Terrine

We shared an entree of terrine and enjoyed the flavours of pistachio, pork and pear chutney with toasted sourdough. Rigatoni with wild mushrooms, rocket pesto, cream and pancetta was full of flavour and texture. The gnocchi tasted great but was a bit chewy, not fluffy pillows of pumpkin.

Pasta, dinner, food, wine
Pumpkin gnocchi & mushroom rigatoni

Even though we were full we could not resist the lure of a $10 chai panna cotta with rhubarb and crushed pistachio. Needless to say the dessert was a delight that we would be happy to have again.

Dessert, panna cotta, food, wine, Darby Street, dining
Delicious dessert

The house wine is quite acceptable for $5 a glass and in our opinion the coffee is better than most of the local cafes. The space is small and from some seats it is possible to observe the spotless kitchen. Friendly service is provided by one of the co owners and the restaurant can be fully booked for private functions.
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Why? Great food, great prices
When: Breakfast 8-12 Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Lunch 12-2:30 Friday- Sunday & Dinner 6-10 Wednesday-Saturday.
Phone: 49294265
Where: 120 Darby Street, Newcastle
Cost: Entrees from $8 - $16, Mains $22 - $27, Desserts $10 - $12
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