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Earp Distilling Co.

4.7
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23 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
Earp Distilling Co. is an ultra-modern distillery and bar located in harbour-side Carrington, Newcastle. Our distillery tasting bar offers our locally crafted spirits, cocktails, wine and beer with a seasonal food menu featuring local produce. Explore our distillery on a guided tour, experience our unique spirits flavours with a guided tasting or learn to distill your very own gin in our Spirit School class. Special events and function packages are available by request.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 23 People Are Saying
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome addition to the Newcastle relaxed bar scene.

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TimA
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food is excellent. We loved everything on the menu

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Sheri
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The gins are so beautifully and individually crafted. We enjoyed the flight presentation. The food was delicious with the burrata being sensational. Very helpful, friendly staff. The night was memorable for many good reasons.

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CindyK
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a pleasure to visit Earp... the limoncello never fails to please!

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DeborahD
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere. Food, drinks and staff are very knowledgeable and friendly

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JodeanG
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great atmosphere, staff were friendly and knowledgable of their product and service, will definitely be back!!

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FionaG
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff friendly and professional. Food delicious and the lemoncillo yum

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AnnetteM
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our was delivered quickly and was delicious. Waiters were attentive and the drinks generous in size. Loved the atmosphere of the distillery on show.

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Jake
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The bar manager was excellent, knew so much about all of the products he was serving and had personally been involved in the process of making some of his own. The tasting flight was great and being talked through the different options and flavours topped it off perfectly. Little hidden gem at the back of carrington, will absolutely be going back again.

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PamelaW
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful time tasting the gin. The place was awesome

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DebbieB
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great gin Lovely atmosphere & good food the perfect combo

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WendyG
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time at Earp Distillery celebrating my birthday with friends.
Our server gave excellent recommendations & invented a delicious cocktail for my friend, ‘The Llama Surprise’. He was very patient & accomodating, even when we were indecisive and offered us a larger table when one became available.
I love the relaxed vibe at Earp & how the place transforms as the sun sets.
The mushroom barley risotto is one of my favourite dishes anywhere!

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Anon
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Would help if staff let us know when kitchen was closing. Also how much food to order as a guide. We were starving and ended up having to order bread at 9 pm. Also staff left the plates on the table and needed prompting to take. The girls was v friendly however.

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Roger
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This is a good quality addition to casual drink/informal dining experiences in inner Newcastle. The design is done well and the choice of some small plates to accompany great drink choices is good. The choice of music and playlist to add a bit more ambience would be useful.

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NotKarenToday
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Such a tricky review- great venue, great food and great cocktails. But freezing cold and poor service and no specials / very small menu. Not cheap. I’m blaming Covid but one of our guests got plates for everyone because no-one else did....that’s not Covid. Not rude....just got the feeling we were a bit annoying, ordering food n all. Maybe a bit less focus on being cool and a bit more focus on hospitality? Sad as last visit was a solid 9. Plan on giving them the benefit of the doubt and visiting again.

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MatildaB
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Fabulous cocktails and a great atmosphere. A little noisy but still enjoyable. Food menu very limited in terms of options. Would be great to see this expanded. Definately more of a place to have drinks, rather than a meal.

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JimP
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Finger food & snacks, but not your ordinary dim sim or chips. Interesting and favourful

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HaydynL
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to meet for just drinks or a small bite

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StephenM
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! Unique and delicious food with a cool modern atmosphere. Not too crowded and the team were certainly COVID safe.

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Jayne
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

While the food and drinks were outstanding, the poor service really detracted from the whole experience.

Every time we wanted to place a drink order we had to go up to the bar as not a single staff member (of the many rostered on) came to check if we wanted another drink or needed help with the menu. We were also unable to get anyone’s attention as most seemed to be back-of-house for the majority of the evening.

The bartender, to his credit, was amazing (fantastic customer service!) and the drinks were faultless. However, it detracted from our evening having to continuously try to flag down staff. We would have spent considerably more money had we had the opportunity to.

Totally appreciate that these are challenging times for all in hospitality and, the staff we did interact with were lovely...we just wish we saw more of them!

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Boost
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall4food1service4ambience4

It would have been nice to have Some better food options. What we ordered was nice but a little more variety for nibbles would be great

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MattE
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for a few quiet drinks and food, the service was fast with great cocktails and the food was fantastic we tried a few items all great and the pork pupusa was a stand out.
Would highly recommend a visit.

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JandL
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff were very friendly and helpful. Food and drinks were tasty and I felt we got great value for the money.

FAQs

Earp Distilling Co. is rated 4.7 stars by 23 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.