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Cuisine: Modern Australian
Price Point: Mains from $25 - $35+
Ranked: #18 of 155 restaurants in Sydney

Contemporary aesthetics in a modern Australian brasserie is yours to enjoy at Lovat, located in Sydney’s Newport.

This restaurant is perfect for a date night with someone you love, and also makes for a great place to catch up with friends.

The entrée list reads like an exciting range of share fare, from the kingfish carpaccio to the prosciutto and burrata.

For your main, you can choose from dishes like the slow-roasted pork belly and steamed mussels with handmade gnocchi. For the meat-lover, there is a list of steaks bound to whet your appetite, but don’t worry vegetarian friends – there’s plenty to cater for you, too.

The drinks list includes wines, beers, spirits and cocktails, with your classics featured alongside some popular modern flavours.

Finally, the dessert menu is not to be missed, with some appetising options plus liquors, digestives, cocktails and dessert wines to match. Your biggest problem will be finding a way to fit it all in.

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Restaurant Lovat
G04 The Palms, 316-324 Barrenjoey Rd
Newport 2106

Open Hours:
Monday 5pm-9pm
Tuesday 5pm - 9pm
Wednesday 5pm - 9pm
Thursday 5pm - 9pm
Friday 12pm - 3pm and 5pm - 9.30pm
Saturday 12pm - 3pm and 5pm - 9.30pm
Sunday 12pm - 3pm and 5pm - 8pm

Phone: 02 9997 7009

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Ranked: #18 of 155 restaurants in Sydney 18
Restaurant Lovat
Location: Newport
Cuisine: Modern Australian
Mains: $25 - $35+

Reviews

Bella Rosati

Absolutely loved this restaurant! 11/10 experience from the moment we walked in. The service couldn’t have been better and top it off the food was outstanding. I’ll definitely be going back soon and recommending Lovat to all my friends and family too! Thanks first table, loved it!

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Gail Chong

This restaurant was recommended by a friend and we certainly weren't disappointed. The food was exceptional and the service was friendly and excellent. Will def. be returning and recommending to others. Well done guys!

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Airy, glass paneled restaurant.
Good vibe, very pleasant attentive staff.
Calamari starter was divine and the mains were wholesome.
Great desert.
So, big portions and good value and decent food.
I'd go back.

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We can not fault Lovat! The food is incredible! We had the kingfish ceviche (again), the Zucchini flowers, gnocchi, wagyu steak and miso glazed eggplant.
The service is impeccable, yet super friendly and welcoming.

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Ness Macdonald

This restaurant is such a little gem in Newport. Firstly the fit out they have done is beautiful, modern and sleek yet still has a coastal vibe with the blue hues. The service was fantastic and so attentive and the food was 11/10. We had a table of four and ordered share plates and I could not fault a single dish. I will be back without a doubt, it was absolutely fantastic. Could not recommend this more if I tried. Put the kingfish as a must to try it was amazing as well as everything else!

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Such a success. The place is lovely and cosy, we were welcomed by the super lovely staff. The food was so good and really yummy.
We all had a wonderful experience, will def come back and recommend Lovat.

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The menu was varied and interesting and the food was delicious and very reasonably priced. The service was wonderful with very helpful and personable staff. We will return.

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Miki Omori

It was really nice dinner! We travel to there for half hour, but worth it!!
We had two entrees and two main, cream brûlée. They were amazing! Especially our favorite is zucchini flower fry, we will definitely order it next time as well.
Friendly staff make us comfortable, and nice atmosphere:)

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We've been wanting to visit Lovats for a while and finally got there last night.
Everything we had was fresh and delicious. Standouts were the seafood and Wagyu. Service was spot on - warm, welcoming and relaxed. Great cocktails too - try the Pear Crumble!

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Loved LOVAT!! Staff were pleasant , attentive and knowledgeable about menu and wines.
Oysters with caviar and vinaigrette were to die for , fish pie was a surprise -creative and tasty.
Caters well for people with disabilities having and elevator up to bathrooms.

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Lovat is an amazing restaurant, the food is divine and I can’t help but keep returning! I will highly recommend it! Will be back for sure! A great place for a family dinner or date night.

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Excellent food and service. Will be back again and again!!!! Love it!!!!!

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Kristie Gray

We had been thinking of trying Lovat's for a while and are so glad we did! We loved everything about this place. The food was great - one of the best eye filets I've ever had, cooked to perfection, and my daughter's pork belly was tasty and not too fatty (like it is in so many other restaurants). The wait staff were also friendly, especially Geronimo, who also worked with Lovat's owners at our other local favourite, Barbuto, in Collaroy. We will definitely be back!

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The food was excellent, we started with the zucchini blossoms and kingfish carpaccio, and followed with the mussels in cream sauce and rump steak. Everything was perfectly cooked and we will be back!

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A fabulous addition to Newport. Fresh and delicious food set in a casual, smart interior. Wait staff were very friendly and helpful and there when you needed them. We will definitely make this a regular local spot. Great value kids menu too that came with a beautiful salad (often missed in a kids menu!) that they actually ate!

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The whole experience was incredible. The service, the drinks (limoncello spritz) and good was excellent and then some. The kingfish carpaccio was a flavor explosion. So glad they guys are back on the northern beaches!

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A delicious meal with excellent service. The menu offers a wide range and the cocktails are recommended.

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Incredible, Food outstanding and so are the staff. Our new favourite spot

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Sarah Warwick Turansky

We dined here as a family of 4 (2 daughters 11 and 15) Absolutely fantastic meal! The staff were very professional and friendly, the vibe was brilliant and food was delicious. You would not have known they had just opened 2 weeks prior. We will most definitely be back and as locals we will be recommending it to all our friends and family. Thank you Lovat

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The Next Big Thing! Restaurant Lovat has just opened in Newport and seeing it advertised on First Table and always on the lookout for new restaurants I thought that I needed to try it. I took my wife and daughter and her boyfriend and Lovat exceeded all expectations. Run by the previous owners of Barbuto, Lovat has an excellent cuisine and great service in a fantastic location. The entree of calamari and zucchini flowers were excellent! The mains that we had-especially the pork belly - were delicious and the desserts were fantastic! We are looking forward to coming back ASAP!

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Delicious food and attentive service makes the whole experience special. A+

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This was your first visit to Lovat and we were not disappointed. The decor and service was great. The food was delicious and flavoursome. We thoroughly enjoyed our experience and will certainly be back!

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Gail Chong

Second time we have been to Lovat and food was just as good as the first time. We took friends this time and they all greed that the food and service was great!

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Third time dining at Lovat...love it!

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Another great night at Restaurant Lovat in Newport! Stuffed zucchini flowers were a great entree, followed by a delicious steak and scrumptious pork belly.
Wonderful food with good service in a great setting. Like Schwarzenegger 'I'll be back!'

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Bella Rosati

Absolutely loved this restaurant! 11/10 experience from the moment we walked in. The service couldn’t have been better and top it off the food was outstanding. I’ll definitely be going back soon and recommending Lovat to all my friends and family too! Thanks first table, loved it!

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Lovely food - really recommend the Pork Belly & the steak, the chocolate Rocher dessert was amazing and service was wonderful. Wine selection was good. Will be back. Thanks!

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Food was lovely. Came out quick which was great as we had our two little ones with us. Really lovely staff also

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GREAT FOOD!

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Second time Dining there, food and service as good as the first time (excellent). Consistency is sometimes an issue with restaurants, but fortunately this is not the case at Lovat.

Decor is very modern/industrial, background music very smooth and relaxing not the usual songs you hear everywhere.

Friendly professional staff who are well educated and understand menu.

Food is fantastic and clearly the highlight, the focus appears to be on the fresh ingredients and natural flavours rather than overpowering sauces or seasoning. Personal favourites include: King Fish Carpaccio & Wagyu Bavette.

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Gail Chong

This restaurant was recommended by a friend and we certainly weren't disappointed. The food was exceptional and the service was friendly and excellent. Will def. be returning and recommending to others. Well done guys!

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Consistently good food and pleasant service staff.

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Antoine Bars

All at our table of six thoroughly enjoyed all aspects of our dinner, the food was excellent and fairly priced. Definitely to be a regular treat.

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Airy, glass paneled restaurant.
Good vibe, very pleasant attentive staff.
Calamari starter was divine and the mains were wholesome.
Great desert.
So, big portions and good value and decent food.
I'd go back.

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Jess Lilley

Love this place! Food is so delicious and so accommodating for our 3 year old.

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We enjoyed our dinner at Lovat Restaurant very much. The food & service were both top notch!

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Once again Lovat didn’t disappoint. From the moment you walk in, there service is impeccable but also warm and friendly. But the food is of the highest quality. A must to experience

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Lovely service and lovely food. A great experience and very family friendly. We will be back.

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Bridget Molloy

We thoroughly enjoyed our meals, seafood chowder was delicious, steak perfectly cooked, lovely friendly staff and a welcoming atmosphere. Tables all full at 6.45 when we left!
We had a lovely time and will be back.

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Food was amazing, service was very attentive and helpful. We had a terrific experience :)

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Great service and great food makes for a great experience at Lovat

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Sandy Bellchambers

Lovely relaxed atmosphere, great for a mid week meal. Gnocchi a standout dish! Very friendly staff and great service

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Sharen Mitchell

Really enjoyed our meal and the service was fabulous!! Highly recommended

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Marilou David

Great atmosphere, service & food

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Second visit to Lovat and again a great experience. This time we brought along our 2 sons. All four of us agreed the food and service was outstanding. We’ll be back again for sure.

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Had fried calamari, stuffed zucchini flowers and prosciutto with buratta as entrees. Roast pork, barramundi and mussels in tomato sauce for mains and creme brûlée’and affogatto for dessert.
The food was tasty, fresh and cooked well. The service was friendly and the prices suited to an excellent local restaurant.
The customers were a mixture of young families, older couples and young couples. A really pleasant experience would definitely go again.

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Justin Boreland

Great addition to northern beaches. Great service and would recommend.

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From the moment we arrived, we felt at home. The wait staff were friendly and attentive but not pushy and were happy for us to take our time ordering. I had a white sangria cocktail and it was divine. I ordered the gnocchi and hubby ordered the fish with chorizo. I have had so many disappointing pasta meals on the northern beaches and I am happy to report that this was not one of them! It was absolutely delicious! Hubby loved his fish meal as well. We had such a great experience and will definitely be back. It is a warm and friendly restaurant and the food is amazing. Don't walk RUN to Lovat!

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We can not fault Lovat! The food is incredible! We had the kingfish ceviche (again), the Zucchini flowers, gnocchi, wagyu steak and miso glazed eggplant.
The service is impeccable, yet super friendly and welcoming.

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Ness Macdonald

This restaurant is such a little gem in Newport. Firstly the fit out they have done is beautiful, modern and sleek yet still has a coastal vibe with the blue hues. The service was fantastic and so attentive and the food was 11/10. We had a table of four and ordered share plates and I could not fault a single dish. I will be back without a doubt, it was absolutely fantastic. Could not recommend this more if I tried. Put the kingfish as a must to try it was amazing as well as everything else!

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Great food

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Such a success. The place is lovely and cosy, we were welcomed by the super lovely staff. The food was so good and really yummy.
We all had a wonderful experience, will def come back and recommend Lovat.

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The menu was varied and interesting and the food was delicious and very reasonably priced. The service was wonderful with very helpful and personable staff. We will return.

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Miki Omori

It was really nice dinner! We travel to there for half hour, but worth it!!
We had two entrees and two main, cream brûlée. They were amazing! Especially our favorite is zucchini flower fry, we will definitely order it next time as well.
Friendly staff make us comfortable, and nice atmosphere:)

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Julie Bert

This was our first visit to Lovat. We both had six natural oysters, and they were absolutely fresh and delicious. My husband had the Waygu beef with fries and ordered the side of broccolini. I had an entree of zucchini flowers for my main which was plenty for me. The wine list is reasonably priced with lots of choice of wine by the glass. Overall, I found the food to be delicious and I would love to come back soon!

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We've been wanting to visit Lovats for a while and finally got there last night.
Everything we had was fresh and delicious. Standouts were the seafood and Wagyu. Service was spot on - warm, welcoming and relaxed. Great cocktails too - try the Pear Crumble!

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We had a great experience at Lovat last night. The food was delicious and the service outstanding.

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We had a great dinner with our kids. The portions are generous and really good value, the plating is beautiful and the food tastes great. The service was excellent.

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We thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience at Restaurant Lovat and happily highly recommend it. Service was excellent- very attentive and perfect timing between courses. Food selections were extensive covering all our different needs. Food and presentation was top quality. Restautant ambience and decor was great, I especially loved the background music and tables.

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Excellent food, excellent service. We were extremely satisfied in all aspects.
We were first in for the evening, but as we left the restaurant had started to fill up, yet we never felt pressured to leave, despite having finished our meals. All portions were the perfect size and the dessert of Blackberry and apple crumble for two was a struggle to finish !!

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First time booking with First Table. All too easy and a great experience in a lovely restaurant with our family of 4. Definitely will be booking through First Table again and will be back to dine at the restaurant ‘Lovat’ at Newport. Thankyou again.

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Loretta Csanyi

Wow, what a stellar meal! We split the salt & pepper calamari & zucchini flowers- so delicate yet packed with flavour. For mains we both had a steak with the pepper sauce and mashed potatoes and broccolini for sides. The steak was PERFECT. For dessert we shared the apple & berry crumble. One word DELICIOUS!
The service was AMAZING. Thank you for a wonderful night!

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We were delighted with our dining experience. The menu appealed to all age groups in our party, the service was excellent and the food sensational. The calamari entree was succulent, the Mussels had amazing flavours overflowing from the bowl and the creme brulee delicious. A crisp Pinot Gris accompanied a great evening. As General MacArthur once said, "I will return."

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Loved LOVAT!! Staff were pleasant , attentive and knowledgeable about menu and wines.
Oysters with caviar and vinaigrette were to die for , fish pie was a surprise -creative and tasty.
Caters well for people with disabilities having and elevator up to bathrooms.

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Love it at Lovat, we had a lovely experience.

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Lovat is an amazing restaurant, the food is divine and I can’t help but keep returning! I will highly recommend it! Will be back for sure! A great place for a family dinner or date night.

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This was our third visit to this restaurant. The menu is compact but offered good variety. The zucchini flowers were light and the filling interesting we all thought they were really good. The prosciutto and burratta was served with good tasty bread and was also a hit.
One person had the pate and enjoyed it.
For mains we had steak which was done the way everyone requested, it was served with a choice of accompaniments and made a well balanced meal. The roast pork was tender and the barramundi was cooked properly. Each mains was sufficient as a meal. The fish pie was the only dish that was disappointing but that I think was more a case of personal preference rather than a fault with the pie.
The deserts were good.
The wine list had some expensive bottles and enough lower priced.
I think this restaurant offers great food at a reasonable price. It is a good local restaurant without any pretence.

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Bree Hutton

Absolutely outstanding. Staff made us feel welcome and well taken care of, food was better than imagined. We'd heard great reviews from friends, and our expectations were still exceeded. We'll be back.

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Excellent food and service. Will be back again and again!!!! Love it!!!!!

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John Cockbill

Wonderful restaurant which has the formula correct. Much as I groan when a restaurant has 2 sittings, this place needed it! We were at the first sitting and the place was full.
The staff were so helpful and offered us a table outside (They had plastic curtains and gas heaters so it was not cold) when our time was up and the next sitting had arrived for our table.
The servings were generous and my barramundi was excellent - moist inside, crisp crust outside.
Thank you Lovat - we'll be back.

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