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Sounds on west umina - Sounds on West, Umina Beach, AU-NSW

Sounds on West

4.3
4.3
259 Reviews
$40 and under
Barbecue
Sounds On West is the offshoot of Six String Brewing Co (Erina, NSW), so not only are we local, but we take great pride in supporting Australian artisan producers, suppliers and ingredients (including herbs grown right in our backyard).

We also exclusively and passionately support Australian Breweries, Distilleries & Wineries.

Don’t be afraid to try something new!

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2 people

8:00 pm


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Barbecue

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Wed–Sat 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (02) 4339 9023

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Area

    Umina Beach

  • Cross Street

    Norman Street

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Entertainment

    Live Music: Local Artist during Thu-Sat Nights, Sun Afternoon.

  • Additional

    Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Delivery, Entertainment, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 259 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. LG

    LouiseG

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All excellent including my 1 year old grandson who enjoyed the brisket and ribs
  2. K

    Kazza

    Orange County

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 5 January 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Staff were very helpful & obliging kids food came out super quick all food was delicious sat outside was great
  3. C

    Colliarno

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 January 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    I enjoyed myself but was disappointed with the food. Decent portions but I did not enjoy the flavour in the dish I chose. Did not like the old woblbly table I was escorted too. Atmosphere good, a little pricey.
  4. SP

    SharleneP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sounds on West was great. We had great food and drinks and the service was amazing. Staff were attentive, friendly and fun. Would recommend to all!
  5. M

    Mark

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great beers. The new beer garden at the back is a great addition!
  6. S

    Snakey

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 December 2021

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Delicious food and generous servings. Not a cheap meal but worth it for a special occasion. Reasonably kid friendly. Staff could hone their skills to be a bit more attentive - they are a reasonably young staff.
  7. KS

    KellieS

    New South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went to locals night. Food was simply amazing. Love this place and have missed not being able to sit in and dine. Will be back on a regular basis
  8. JH

    JulianH

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 December 2021

    overall3food3service2ambience1
    3 staff on the floor, 4 tables, it took 15 mins to be seen once we arived for our booking. We mentioned in the booking app it was my partners Bday, and we were asked if we were here for any special reason after we gave them our booking name? We ordered and 1/4 of the mains menu (1dish) was already sold out at 7.20pm. Not once did we get a call back at the table despite ordering drinks with dinner, no repeat orders as staff stood around talking most of the night. We finally caught the attention of the staff so we coukd order s second drink after dinner was finished. The food; All the meats were ok...as in hot and not too dry. Corn was luke warm, 2 x small cobs bathing in some white cream sauce and Chili slices for $10. Mac n Cheese also Luke warm when it arrived. Everyone at the table was underwhelmed. Such a pity aa I heard good things once upon a time, seems like something has gone wrong since then
  9. ST

    SebT

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic place to grab dinner. Smoked meats are all ridiculously delicious and you'll end up eating till you're stuffed!
  10. JP

    JessP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely amazing. Service and food were 10/10. They even told us we had probably over ordered(they were right we took some home) so saved us some $ Can’t wait for our next meal
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome food, service, people and vibe. Will definitely be returning! 👊🏻
  12. KB

    KimB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 November 2021

    overall3food4service3ambience1
    Great food, but eating in a wind tunnel is not much fun. It was freezing cold, had to ask 3 times for the air conditioner to be turned off and the door was wide open and the wind was so strong and cold. Couldn’t eat properly as my hair was blown in my face from the strong wind. Just wanted to eat and get out of there. Maybe next time it would be better to get take away instead.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tasmania

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 November 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Braised brisket was the winner for us. Only suggestions ,would have been great to serve 4 wings,rather than 3☺️
  14. SB

    SherriB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 November 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We had a fabulous night… the pork belly bites and arancini balls were amazing… great drinks too 😊
  15. JA

    JenA

    Sydney

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 5 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We were lucky to get a booking outside in the garden it was perfect, the only little comment would be to have some chill music outside. Looking forward to our next visit. Jen
  16. R

    Rocky

    New South Wales

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 October 2021

    overall3food5service3ambience5
    I'll start here: the food we ended up with was delicious and there was a lot of it. However, we were really disappointed by the lack of options available to us. We made a 6.30 reservation weeks in advance which was then changed by them to 7 which was no problem. Then on the day they called and asked us to come at 8.30 instead. We agreed to. But by the time 8.30 came around, they had run out of ribs and pork leaving only brisket from the main menu. We went there for the ribs. They were also out of our favourite starter. We ordered an alternative pork they offered, the brisket and two sides only to be told that they didn't have the other pork but we could have the pork bites (usually a starter) in a main size. Then they came back to let us know they were also out of one of the sides we'd ordered. I'm sure if we'd been able to arrive at 6.30 we would have had more choice but we were flexible to their needs only to arrive to very limited options. Like I said, the food we ended up with was delicious, but definitely not what we went there for. We were then also charged for someone else's meal and had to be reimbursed. The menu states they may run out of items because they order to bookings, but we had been booked in weeks in advance and ended up with only a mains choice of brisket or brisket. Our advice is to make an early booking and keep it, even if you're asked to push it back.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Chicken wings amazing, cocktails amazing, overall thoroughly enjoyed the food. Service great. Desert thumbs down, stale brownie and seemed like store bought ice cream which was melted when arrived. Would come again for the wings
  18. KA

    KATHLEENM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great time! Lovely for the kids out the back. Thanks
  19. TC

    TiannaC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The food was great! Only thing that was a bit of a let down was the new cocktail menu. Otherwise good overall
  20. AB

    ArnoB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 June 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Great food and a quick service. It was a bit cold but after asking they did close the door and that helped.
  21. M

    Mary

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 May 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Boutique beer, really nice. small and side dishes are innovative and don't find them in normal restaurants. Both our main meat dishes were too dry and disappointing. They were not to our liking. Will try other dishes next time.
  22. SL

    SueL

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 May 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A few girlfriends got together for a night out and to listen to Les the musician. A very appreciative crowd, great service and lovely food made for a really nice evening.
  23. AE

    AmyE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great experience at Sounds On West, the food is superb and the service is amazing!
  24. JA

    JenA

    Sydney

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 11 May 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I Nice find in the main street of Umina, service was friendly and imformative and killer Margies. We will be back
  25. SB

    SueB

    Sydney

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Delicious food, go with an empty stomach! The brisket falls off your fork.
  26. GE

    GlenE

    New South Wales

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 April 2021

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    Good food ...but live music was way toooooo loud !!....could not have any conversations with our guests !! Our food bill was mixed up and we had to spend some time sorting it out but it was the very loud music that was disappointing
  27. MG

    MiaGrace

    Sydney

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 April 2021

    overall2food3service3ambience1
    The chicken burger was good, very nice seasoning. The fries tasted as if the potato was raw as the potato was hard. The parmesan fries barely had any cheese on there. The Beef short rib was good but did have a lot of fat on there. The atmosphere was dark, a lot of the tables had to use the flashlights on their phones to read the menu. I couldn't hold a conversation with my partner who was across from me at the table as the music was too loud. The waitress got confused and took too long trying to figure out who ordered drinks when there was only one table that ordered drinks (my table). Dine and Discover vouchers are valid on weekends (says on the website its valid 7 days a week and was also announced on the news when it got changed) but were told we couldn't use it there on a weekend. Won't be going back.
  28. K

    Kate

    New South Wales

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 April 2021

    overall2food1service3ambience2
    Really dissappointing experience! I'd been before and loved it, couldn't wait to bring my family back, but this time the food was really terrible. Ordered pork belly bites, brisket, beef ribs and some sides. To begin all the food came out at the same time as the drinks! And nothing on my plate tasted good at all, most of it was actively unpleasant to eat. Even the coleslaw was bad, how do you mess that up? Was the chef away? It was just yuck! I felt embarrassed that we didn't eat it; the waitresses were really nice so we made an excuse and asked for a doggy bag which went straight in the bin when we got home. On top of all that the live music was way too loud, and it was pretty cold inside (sure it was a cold night but i was shivering in jeans and a jumper at an inside table, so if you're going to risk the food, make sure you wear a few layers).
  29. TS

    TimS

    New South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 April 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never have had a bad meal here, good is excellent! Always the first reccomendation when new friends come up the coast!

    Sounds on WestResponded on 23 April 2021thanks heaps Tim, glad you enjoy it! :)

  30. LS

    LukeS

    New South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 April 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best food and service we have had in a long, long time. Highly recommended.

    Sounds on WestResponded on 23 April 2021Thanks so much Luke, glad you liked it! :)

  31. NT

    NatalieT

    New South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 April 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The server was nice and she asked how was the food
  32. CJ

    CooperJ

    Brisbane

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 April 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service. Recommended the pulled pork, and great local craft beers!

    Sounds on WestResponded on 23 April 2021Thanks CooperJ! :)

  33. J

    Jaime

    New South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 April 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious, heaps of gluten free options, atmosphere was fantastic.

    Sounds on WestResponded on 23 April 2021So glad you enjoyed it Jaime :)

  34. KS

    KellieS

    New South Wales

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 April 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely brilliant. Food is always amazing and the slow cooked brisket is to die for. Highly recommend.

    Sounds on WestResponded on 23 April 2021Thanks Kellie, come back soon! :)

  35. P

    Paul

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 April 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food is excellent and one main will easily feed two. Live music was good and quiet enough to hold conversations.

    Sounds on WestResponded on 23 April 2021Thanks Paul, glad you enjoyed it!!

  36. SS

    ShaunaS

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 March 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Was a great experience and we got to use our dine and discover vouchers so the whole evening cost $26. My food was super tasty and the beer was lovely. Tiniest bit of feedback would be that my brisket was just a tiny bit dry but still lovely

    Sounds on WestResponded on 23 April 2021Sorry about the brisket Shauna, but glad you enjoyed everything else! :D

  37. MS

    MadeleineS

    Sydney

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 27 March 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic restaurant - been many times now and service is always brilliant, food delicious and ambiance fun. Would love come cider on the drinks menu though!

    Sounds on WestResponded on 23 April 2021Thanks Madeline! It's nice to hear the staff are doing a good job :) And we are hopefully getting another cider soon!

  38. TR

    TatianaR

    New South Wales

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 March 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the live music!!! The food is always delicious, the cheesecake was a hit! Perfect way to finish the night!
  39. NS

    NarelleS

    New South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 March 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The new look is awesome is a warmer environment with a great ambience the food was phenomel and great value for money the 2 ladies that served us were lovely as well
  40. MC

    MelissaC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 February 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Only complaint was they don’t take cash so we had to unexpectedly use our credit card in the night but food and waitresses were amazing. Love music was great too

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • 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
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Sounds on West offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (02) 4339 9023.

Sounds on West is rated 4.3 stars by 259 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

8:00 pm


Google Map for Sounds on West

2-3 / 277 West Street, Umina Beach, AU-NSW NSW 2257

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Norman Street

  • Area

    Umina Beach

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Wed–Sat 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Barbecue

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Entertainment

    Live Music: Local Artist during Thu-Sat Nights, Sun Afternoon.

  • Additional

    Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Delivery, Entertainment, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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