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Earp Distilling Co., Carrington, AU-NSW

Earp Distilling Co.

4.7
4.7
192 Reviews
$41 to $100
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.

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2 people

8:30 pm


Booked 6 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Distillery, Dining Bar

  • Hours of Operation

    Bar Wed, Thu 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–11:30 pm Sun 12:00 pm–6:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (02) 8317 5777

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    We know that great food makes for good company, and good company is best paired with great food. We’ve connected with some of the best local farmers, to put together a menu we’re proud of, and one which pays homage to fresh, seasonal produce, perfect for any table. Our menu features dishes inspired by a number of cuisines and flavours. Our kitchen team have worked hard to ensure our menu has plenty of Gluten Free, Vegetarian and Vegan options available - if you have any allergies or dietary needs please let us know and we will do everything we can to cater to your needs.

  • Private party facilities

    Functions and private event packages are available by request.

  • Area

    Greater Newcastle

  • Cross Street

    Hargrave Street

  • Parking Details

    Plenty of on-street parking is available.

  • Public Transit

    5 minutes from the Newcastle Transport Interchange, local bus stop one block away.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 192 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • New South Wales

    Best Service

  • New South Wales

    Hot Spot

  • New South Wales

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. AV

    AndrewV

    New South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Small menu but very tasty. The gin flight is excellent.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New South Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food1service5ambience4
    Service was great Drinks were great But the food was pretty disappointing Cheese platter was lovely & the warm olives were delicious but a little over priced The rest of the tapas were disappointing & very small amounts for the price.
  3. DG

    DaleG

    New South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great tasting food accompanied our gin tasting experience.
  4. J

    Jess

    New South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So much more than what I could have imaged. Earp Distillery has to be one of the most outstanding dining experience I’ve had.
  5. PC

    PeterC

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Excellent service, cocktails superb; martini’s are unmatchable. We always enjoy the cheese platter it is a great compliment to the drinks. Music intrusive … to improve the ambience it should be subtle and background as Earps is a brilliant cocktail bar … not a performance pub.
  6. t

    timw

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    great set up with friendly efficient service. went sunday lunch which was quiet so it suited us
  7. JP

    JeanP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is the 2nd time we have been to Earp Distilling Co in the short time we have moved to Newcastle and love the atmosphere, the service, food and the Gin. Love this very relaxing and informative staff at this amazing place. If your not a gin person you will be after visiting Earp Distilling. We did the mixing class 1st and loved it. We look forward to returning with family and friends soon.
  8. K

    Kerryj

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 July 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    We had a small group guided tasting and a few dishes to share. The staff were informative, attentive and welcoming. The food was fresh & full flavoured. We hope to book another lazy Sunday after here again soon.
  9. CB

    ClareB

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 July 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Earp Distillery was lovely and warm and accomodating for our group. The staff provided excellent service and were diligent in checking with the kitchen what could and couldn’t be gluten free to accomodate the coeliac in our group. Will definitely be back!
  10. k

    kimh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 July 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    lovely night service was great and we did the test tasting all was explained, pleasant evening.
  11. SR

    SarahR

    Brisbane

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 July 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic spot for cocktails, gin tasting is delicious and staff are super welcoming and helpful. Love the atmosphere and will be back again and again.
  12. LC

    LyndalC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 June 2022

    overall4food2service5ambience4
    Great music, Thursday night jazz, excellent service from pleasant knowledgeable staff
  13. P

    Peter

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great service and the staff were very attentive and friendly. Thank you.
  14. DC

    DarrenC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    It's terrific - it's cool and funky and worth a visit. I would have given it 5 stars other than I though the cheese platter while really nice was a bit expensive for $55... they should knock that back to ~440 as the cost of the (brilliant) cocktails is where they can make their margin. I'm not usually a fan of live music but they had a guitarist there who was great and did not insist on drowning out all conversation. The staff were also lovely - so it's a very cool little find tucked away in Newie!
  15. KJ

    KarenJ

    New South Wales

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 June 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We love this place - great gin selections with Tapas style food. Ambience and service fabulous.
  16. DG

    DianaG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall4food2service4ambience5
    I live in Carrington and was pleasantly surprised by the ambiance and the staff. The food was not hot when it arrived and we were starving so we ate it. So I couldn’t really complain. But if it had been hot it would have been nice. We sat right at the front table and when guitarist was testing his equipment we couldn’t hear each other speak so we ask to be reseated elsewhere which the staff did happily.
  17. AH

    AmandaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thanks Earp for a great afternoon. Gin blending was fantastic as was our late lunch that followed. Great atmosphere. Everyone was very welcoming. Food and drinks were excellent.
  18. MW

    MichelleW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What an Amazing experience! This place has it all.. if you haven’t tried it, you should!
  19. C

    Cass

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Lovely food - decent size portions for share plates- delicious cocktails - great ambiance. Very vast array of liquor Very limited alcohol free drinks options for drivers unfortunately limited to softies and mock tails ie. No AF Beer or wines and only craft beer
  20. ST

    SophieT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Fantastic night! Great place to socialise and exceptional cocktails. Staff were extremely friendly and service was quick despite how busy they seemed to be. Can’t wait to come back!
  21. LB

    LauraB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful night at Earp Distillery. Fantastic staff, very attentive & helpful. Food was amazing, great ambience & drinks were delicious!
  22. BE

    BridieE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Earp has the best cocktails in Newcastle and is the perfect place to head for pre-dinner drinks.
  23. JR

    JessR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Staff were very helpful and overall great service!
  24. K

    Kittyvel

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a beautiful time celebrating Mother’s Day. Great cocktails and food and the service was brilliant. We will definitely be back
  25. M

    Michael

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Fantastic food and innovative cocktails. Thanks for a great evening
  26. J

    Jackie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All around a fantastic experience. The service, food and drinks were all fantastic. We were all very impressed. Thank you!
  27. j

    joanne

    Sydney

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great experience helpful staff sat us out the back so we could have a conversation
  28. S

    Sandray

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The food was delicious with innovative ingredients especially the Portuguese Prawns. Great friendly service as well!
  29. JS

    JanS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great destination looking forward to the miso prawns going back in the menu
  30. B

    Brett

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great cocktails and good, excellent service and good ambiance
  31. LM

    LindaM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 April 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Very welcoming, nice food, great gin and a jazz band thrown in! We really enjoyed our evening
  32. B

    Becca

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, yum cocktails and cheese platter was delicious
  33. ER

    ElkeR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    I had 7 friends from Melbourne coming to Newcastle . They had never been here and I wanted to take them some where with excellent vibe, food and drinks . They absolutely loved Earp's , we will def be back . Thank you
  34. PB

    PaulB

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great place for a cocktail and nibbles. Highly recommend the gin tasting class.
  35. C

    Connie

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 April 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience2
    Fabulous venue, however I did not realise when I booked that a corporate group would be there. The level of music and noise was unpleasant. Also we were seated near the door snd it was really cold.
  36. DC

    DonC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cam here to use a plate date voucher. We brought an extra couple with us, added a few G & Ts and a few extra plates to what was on the voucher and thoroughly enjoyed our afternoon at Earp Distilling. Thank you 🙂
  37. JM

    JackieM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 April 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    1pm booking - our party enjoyed delicious gin cocktails and share plates.... the pork belly and charred octopus were excellent :) our waiter was friendly and nice to talk to and the bartender created my sisters favourite gin cocktail on request :) however the cheese and charcuterie board was a disappointment for the hefty price - only 3 small slivers of cheese but lots and lots of grapes :/
  38. G

    Gemcz

    Gold Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Service. Excellent products. Terrific atmosphere.
  39. AM

    AdamM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great food and Earp gins are always fantastic. Quite expensive for the quantity, but the quality can't be complained about. Had a great night and would go again. Recommend to groups of people (food is to be shared) and those who enjoy a few drinks, but expect to spend quite a bit.
  40. LS

    LauraS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Warm and friendly staff, spent time educating us on the menu, great music, delicious food, beautiful decor.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Earp Distilling Co. is rated 4.7 stars by 192 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

8:30 pm


Booked 6 times today
Google Map for Earp Distilling Co.

41A Darling St, Carrington, AU-NSW 2294

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Hargrave Street

  • Area

    Greater Newcastle

  • Hours of Operation

    Bar Wed, Thu 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–11:30 pm Sun 12:00 pm–6:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Distillery, Dining Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Plenty of on-street parking is available.

  • Public Transit

    5 minutes from the Newcastle Transport Interchange, local bus stop one block away.

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (02) 8317 5777

  • Catering

    We know that great food makes for good company, and good company is best paired with great food. We’ve connected with some of the best local farmers, to put together a menu we’re proud of, and one which pays homage to fresh, seasonal produce, perfect for any table. Our menu features dishes inspired by a number of cuisines and flavours. Our kitchen team have worked hard to ensure our menu has plenty of Gluten Free, Vegetarian and Vegan options available - if you have any allergies or dietary needs please let us know and we will do everything we can to cater to your needs.

  • Private party facilities

    Functions and private event packages are available by request.

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