Sounds on West

4.2
223 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!

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
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 223 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.3
Food
4.2
Service
4.2
Ambience
4.0
Value
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MiaGrace
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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.

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Kate
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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).

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TimS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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NatalieT
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The server was nice and she asked how was the food

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LukeS
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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CooperJ
Brisbane
2 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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Jaime
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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KellieS
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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PaulC
Sydney
1 review
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.

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MadeleineS
Sydney
2 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!

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TatianaR
1 review
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!

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NarelleS
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

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MelissaC
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

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Tiahee
Sydney
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2021
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience3

Unfortunately the brisket was extremely dry, could hardly swallow it, the ribs were nice at least

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DianeR
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful place, beautiful food, beautiful people and fantastic service. Highly recommended.

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AK27
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2021
Overall2Food2Service5Ambience2

Were really excited to visit Sounds on West after the renovations. Sadly, in our view, the place is way worse now than it’s used to be- there is no sitting area at the bar, our favourite menu item was gone (deep fried jalapeños) and the tables are so tightly squeezed together, we felt like it’s a speed dating establishment and any time now the bell we’ll ring and we’ll have to slide to the next table. The burgers we ordered were a massive disappointment- we used to LURVE the food at Sounds on West; but sadly, this time the food was hardly moorish- the buns tasted like Macca’s buns, the meat was cold and the meal was tiny. I asked for a bowl of coleslaw to top it up, and it was drowned in mayo. Will not be coming back.

Sounds on West
Responded on 18 February 2021

Hi there! Sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your experience. We actually can't have people sitting at the bar due to Covid rules, but we plan to have a couple of seats there again in the future. As for the rest of the seating, it was our pre-Valentine's Day dinner service, so we purposely only booked tables of two. The buns are the same as always, and most of the menu items change every 6 months, so maybe next time check out the menu online to ensure we still have your favourites!

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SUEJ
1 review
Dined on 4 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was great that the staff at Sounds on West were able to accommodate us at very short notice. We didn't arrive on the coast till 8pm, but we were able to get a great meal before the kitchen closed at 8.30. The staff were friendly and didn't rush us at all. The service was very prompt, the food tasty and the live music was great.

Sounds on West
Responded on 11 February 2021

Glad we could fit you in Sue! And extra glad that you enjoyed it :) Hope to see you again in the future!

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Neil
Sydney
3 reviews
Dined on 4 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Always worth the visit! The live performer was very good :)

Sounds on West
Responded on 11 February 2021

Thanks Neil, glad you enjoyed yourself! :)

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Pourartjen
Sydney
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Love the new update to restaurant, looks fabulous. Staff are fabulous, helpful, polite and friendly. Music was wonderful, perfect to eat dinner to.

Sounds on West
Responded on 11 February 2021

Thanks for your kind words! Hope to see you again soon :)

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SueL
Sydney
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Perfect Sunday afternoon talking, eating, drinking and listening to live music 🎶

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Richard
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Normally have take away but first time back after their renovations.
Lovely outdoor dining area with lots of greenery such as a herb garden and hops vines.
Food is delicious as usual and friendly service.

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AllyY
Sydney
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food & fabulous to be somewhere kid friendly that serves quality food

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Sharon
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Didn't have the beer listed on menu on tap.
Food was over priced for what you got.

Sounds on West
Responded on 9 January 2021

Hi Sharon, Can't do much about beer if the brewery doesn't have any to give us unfortunately. But sorry you weren't happy with the food! Hopefully we can make it up to you if you decide to give us another go!

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Anon
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2021
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience1

Don't bother. Good but very overpriced food, extraordinarily average service.

Sounds on West
Responded on 9 January 2021

Sorry you had such a bad experience :(

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BecH
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A little bit of a wait for food, but so worth it! If I could eat here every day, I would. Loaded brisket fries were especially surprising... although described as a side they could easily be a full meal! Really friendly staff too! Overall just a great place!

Sounds on West
Responded on 9 January 2021

Sorry about the wait Bec, but so glad you enjoyed it! :) Hope to see you again in the future!

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Dean
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service with awesome food and drinks. The restaurant was very well presented and I would recommend this experience to all.

Sounds on West
Responded on 9 January 2021

Thanks Dean! Glad you enjoyed your time here :)

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AmandaC
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience2

A great place to go with a group of friends as it's really noisy.

Fantastic food and good wine/ beer selection.

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GabrielGois
Sydney
2 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

The waiter took too long to bring food, some of the food on the menu wasn't served.

Sounds on West
Responded on 12 December 2020

Hi Gabriel! We don't serve a full menu on Sundays, mostly burgers and a few sides/snacks. Sorry about that.

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BeckiG
Sydney
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2020
Overall3Food3Service1Ambience2

Disappointing. We’d been before the refurb and were so excited to get back. But it was a massive let down. The servers seemed entirely disinterested, it was 30 degrees outside but we had to ask for water 3 times, we only had one round of beers because it was hard to get their attention and parts of our sharing platter didn’t come. When we asked they said they had run out of those items so instead offered us some doughnuts for dessert. If we hadn’t asked we just wouldn’t have got anything, and the Mac and cheese had no cheese! Such simple things to fix, would love to see this place do better.

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AllisonJ
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, drinks and service. Never disappoints!

Sounds on West
Responded on 26 November 2020

Thanks Allison! Glad you enjoyed it! :)

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suziew
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience4

The share plate was more than enough for the 4 of us you just need some sides of salad or veggies to break up the meat as it becomes a little overpowering on the tummy

Sounds on West
Responded on 26 November 2020

Thanks for your review Suzie! We will make sure to recommend sides to people who order this in future! :)

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ChevyB
Sydney
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were so excited to have a local american BBQ joint and enjoyed a shared platter and the new cocktails are recommended ❤️

Sounds on West
Responded on 26 November 2020

Glad you enjoyed your night :)

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Neil
Sydney
4 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Just reopened they were short of food! Some menu items (eg 2 out of the 3 desserts) were not available. No doubt this is a teething issue with the newly reopened facility and will be sorted soon...

Sounds on West
Responded on 26 November 2020

Hi Neil! So sorry about that, hopefully we have everything next time you come to visit!

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SebT
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

We'd been here once before - about a year ago - and had very fond memories of the place. Unfortunately, they're a bit rusty post-covid, but I'm sure they'll iron out the problems and be top notch again in no time!

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Newtocoast
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience2

Great addition to Umina. Smoked brisket and pulked pork were delicious. Will definitely return.

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Broohem
Melbourne
5 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Food was fabulous. Service was unnecessarily slow. We would have ordered more drinks and dessert but weren't asked - instead, the front of house staff were all having a chat behind the bar. A bit disappointing especially since there were so few people in the restaurant.

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CarleeM
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2020
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience2

Great cocktails, and desserts.
Lacking on the mood with no live music. Feel they should have some regular beers available for those not enjoying craft beers. Meat needed seasoning. Not bad by any means just some improvements to be made.

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AlbertM
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Service attentive and timely, table wasn't ready but only took a minute or two to get there. Staff lovely.

Overall the food came out piping hot, well presented and flavorsome.

Mac and cheese needs looking at as this was the only disappointment of the evening.
It was colourless, tasteless, flavourless and insipid...sorry to say but I think that they forgot all about the cheese and left it on the kitchen bench.

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SPDLE
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We went for special dinner, the service was incredible fast. They did everything to make our experience memorable one. We ordered cocktails for the adults and they made a super special one for our little daughter, she totally loved it and felt super special.

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CaseyB
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing staff, beautiful food, quick service, nice location

FAQs

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

Sounds on West is rated 4.2 stars by 223 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 reservations at the moment.