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The Depot on Darby St, Newcastle Restaurant

Enjoy sensational dining at The Depot on Darby – Newcastle’s favourite restaurant. Modern Australian cuisine meets authentic Spanish tapas in a unique fusion of fresh produce, fine wines and contemporary urban style. The Depot is the perfect venue to meet friends, celebrate and enjoy the very best of Newcastle’s lively Darby Street restaurant scene.

With plenty of seating inside and out, we don’t take reservations - so just come in, find a space and enjoy our unique vibe. Large groups are welcome and we’re open for breakfast, lunch and dinner every day from 7am ‘til late.

Would you like to book a function venue? For birthday parties, work events, engagement functions and more, check out Newcastle’s best venue: The Depot on Beaumont.

our menu

The Depot on Darby has an extensive menu to choose from. Click on our menus below to view the variety of available dishes.

Our menu caters for couples, large groups, parties or business functions as well as people looking for a relaxing venue to sit down.

Taste some of our delicious tapas and have a few drinks with friends. Our extensive wine, cocktail and drinks list has something to suit everyone.

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group bookings
Need to plan a party, function or event?

Welcome to Newcastle’s best function venue.

The Depot on Beaumont Street is your ultimate Newcastle venue for parties, functions and events. Your guests can enjoy quality food, fine wine and great service in contemporary, relaxed style. Centrally located in Hamilton’s vibrant Beaumont Street restaurant strip, we take care of every detail to help you celebrate birthdays, engagements, hens’ parties, weddings, work events and social gatherings.

We take bookings of all sizes, from couples looking for a romantic dining experience, to weddings with up to 250 guests:

- Our mezzanine level features a cocktail bar and lounge area, catering for up to 60 people.
- Our restaurant level features a large bar and lounge area, catering for up to 190 people.
- Both levels can be booked for exclusive use of the entire venue, catering for up to 250 people.

Fully licensed, we offer a selection of generous sharing platters, Spanish tapas dishes and modern Australian a la carte cuisine. Tempt your tastebuds and sneak a peek at some of our menu options:
- Groups Menu
- Christmas Packages
- Wedding Packages

Functions are available 11.30am - 1am Wednesday to Saturday. If your function is at a different time, we are flexible - please give us a call on 02 4962 2114 to discuss your options with our Function Coordinator.

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special events

All Events are at The Depot on Beaumont

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how to find us

Locate in the heart of Darby St, Newcastle, 2300.

The Depot on Darby is open:

Monday 7am – Late
Tuesday 7am – Late
Wednesday 7am – Late
Thursday 7am – Late
Friday 7am – Late
Saturday 7am – Late
Sunday 7am – Late

For all enquiries call 02 49 292 666 or email

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meet the owners

Chad Taylor
Chad opened his first restaurant at the age of 21, after managing clubs in the Gold Coast and working in hospitality since the age of 18. Before launching The Depot, Chad was Operations Manager of Hunter Valley Restaurant Management Services for 8 years, catering for high-profile venues including City Hall, Civic Theatre and Harbour View Function Centre.

Adam Baker
Before teaming up with Chad to launch The Depot, Adam owned and operated the highly successful Newcastle Port Container Services. A fitter and turner by trade, Adam also worked previously as Operations Manager of a large shipping and container business in Sydney.

Shane Brunt
Shane Brunt is our Executive Chef, bringing expertise from high-profile restaurants at home and abroad. Shane began his career at Scratchleys Newcastle before finessing his skills in London at a restaurant owned by Anthony Worrall-Thompson. Shane has also worked as a Sous Chef under John Mark Pollet at Peppers Anchorage Resort, a Head Chef at Rive in Noosa, and a Private Chef in Latin America and Los Angeles.

work opportunities

We are always on the lookout for skilled and enthusiastic people to join The Depot team. Submit your resume and we will be in touch if a suitable position becomes available.

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