Permanently Closed - Meet

4.5
489 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Brazilian

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This restaurant is permanently closed. A traditional Brazilian barbeque experience with a twist, MEET brings a range of meats, poultry and sausages to your table in a range of styles and cuts. Standard sitting time is 1 hour and 45 minutes for . Sunday 10% surcharge, public holidays 15% surcharge. For group bookings of 10 or more guests, please contact the restaurant for availability, terms and conditions.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Brazilian, Tapas / Small Plates
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Hours of operation
Dinner Mon to Sunday 5:00pm to 10:00pm Lunch Sat , Sun 12:00pm to 4:00pm
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Phone number
(02) 4929 2676
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Neighborhood
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Parking details
Street parking also available.
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Outdoor dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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FS
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Fantastic food and atmosphere! Great way to spend time while enjoying amazing food. Music got a little loud at one point then evened out and was fine

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TB
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Food was nice and tasty. However it feels like with the new location, cost are being cut. Typical less for more. No longer received a share platter of sides for the table, instead only got fries for the table, the only other side dish was some cod lettuce leaves that were put on your plate for you by the waitress.
Also, it’s no longer ‘all you can eat’ style. At the old location you could choose your favourite meat/s and have more of them at the end. This is no longer the case, you get a little bit of each and that is all. Would be helpful if the wait staff explained this at the start, instead we were advised when being seated that it was ‘all you can eat’ style and you can have more of whatever you liked. We waited for about 30 minutes at the end to be offered more of our favourites, to be ignored. Won’t be rushing back anytime soon. In fact was going to bring a group of 10 in for lunch this week and have instead changed the location. Oh well... it’s a shame, because the food I ate was actually delicious!

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MF
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

LOVE LOVE LOVED our dinner at MEET. Amazing service to compliment the amazing food.

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RS
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was phenomenal & the service was top notch

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SF
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Would only recommend to a friend as they may have a better experience than my partner and i.
Another friend of mine, who is a regular, said it was a little off par the night, my first time, that we went

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W
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 1

Unfortunately we didn’t have a great experience like we have in the past.
I understand this was the second last day of trade at honeysuckle so things were not as 5 star as the last times there. Service was not as friendly as in the past and the table next to us complained almost the whole time we were seated which set the mood as a dull. Hopefully a lot better next time at the new place! New drinks menu is a bit bizarre compared to the old one

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CN
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Generally disappointing meal from a restaurant that I've only heard good things about. We had the "trial" menu but felt like the menu still needs some consideration and/or further rehearsal. Music was loud, expectations weren't met, and prices were still high for a menu that should still be under review and training.

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LW
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Had a booking for last Saturday evening. Service was extremely slow at the start and took us more than 30mins to order a bottle of wine and some water.

Staff were lost as we had 3x different staff members come to talk to us to confirm whether our booking was the Churrasco or not.

Food took quite some time before it started, and the first few courses were slow, then the rest came in a bit of a rush. Chips were delicious as was the meat, but coleslaw and salad portions were too small in my opinion.

I may try again but dont think i will do the Churrasco next time around.

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J
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We were very disappointed. We had friends try MEET when it first opened and they loved it! However, it seems as though with time, they’ve slackened on their service. 1 hour and 45 minute sitting but with only half hour left we’d only tried 2 small tastings of meat and 2 sides. After we let the staff know they got onto our food straight away but it was too much to squeeze into half hour so we didn’t enjoy it! They forgot our dessert, we had to ask for it. And nearly over charged! If they didn’t overbook, people would have a much better experience eating here! Not enough staff for the amount of people booked! At $55 per person, it’s very overpriced, and that’s an understatement!!! We would’ve received much better value for money eating at our local pub. Nearly $800 later for our table, we definitely won’t be returning!

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G
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

I’m sure with the change going on things are quiet busy amongst your staff and I’ve worked in hospitals so I understand working a busy night. Unfortunately on Saturday night we did not have a good as time as we did the first time we came. The options that stay on the table (chips, rice and beans) were only refilled once and that was after we request they be refilled. Staff visits were very few between and we felt as though communication between staff members was lacking.

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MM
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Got there and promptly guided to our table, then everyone around us were being served and we were left there staring at waitstaff, after 20 minutes I got the attention of the head waiter whom apologised and then made sure we were being served 5 minutes later . Food was nice but the delicacy of chicken hearts were way over cooked. Waitstaff were friendly and knowledgeable of the products being served. Still would recommend as was still an enjoyable evening.

Mick M

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the first time my boyfriend and I have tried MEET, and would definitely come back again. Service was amazing and food was very very yummy! Can’t wait to come back again!!

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S
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food great atmosphere, will definitely be back again, only problem was the staff tried to rush us as we had finished our meal, maybe due to more customers waiting for a table

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DB
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The booking process was so easy, parking not an issue, service from Bridget was impeccable, look on my mans face when I suprised him at Meet for our date night....priceless!!!!!

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DT
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 1

I have in the past but this time it was rushed i think we got thouht it in 40 mins
We spent over $350 the service has gone down

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AM
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome!!! Will definitely come back. Sat outside which was great. Loved the pineapple!

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HO
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food was great as was the service but not really an all you can eat restaurant as advertised as the food is brought to the table in small portions. None came around a second time. We left hungry. Good experience to do though.

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T
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 1

Not the greatest experience. Food was good but mostly chicken, and I think it comes to the price of the meat. Paying over $60 per person, spending in total over $450 I would expect more beef, at least to be offered. It was only single serve of beef, all the others was mostly chicken. To get more salad, water or even plate we had to ask for. So, overall not the greatest experience. For this price we could go to much nicer place and have much higher quality meet. It is very unlikely we will revisit this place.

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B
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Delicious morsels. Great staff on all levels. Would highly recommend the experience.

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MR
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great all round experience, can't wait to go back with a group of friends

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JF
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great experience, food and staff are always on point.

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AT
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious, ordering procedure simple and easy. Staff were awesome and we definitely left satisfied. We will be back!

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JJ
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 1

Great food and company on the night. Noise level through the roof and you feel consistently rushed with food and leaving. Great to see haloumi back on the menu.

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CN
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love love loved it the pineapple was the highlight of my night 👍👍👍

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M
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Don't plan anything afterwards, you will be in a meat coma.

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B
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

I've been to Meet 4 times, this time and last time the food has been substandard. Not worth $55 anymore.

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MR
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious! This was our second visit to Meet and we will definitely be back for a third. Thank you!!
And a special mention for the pineapple - amazing!

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BM
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Love the food here!

Look forward to seeing the new premises.

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DW
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! I couldn’t even finish all of the different meats. So many flavours and textures. Fantastic customer service! No faults at all! Will become a regular night out!

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KC
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing selection of meats, ate too much as usual! Cocktail was amazing, thanks for a great birthday!

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TS
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Was delish- staff was friendly and were readily available. The drinks were amazing! I loved how the food was constant! The wait staffw were very aware when we were ready for our next portions. Highly recommendedz

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j
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I celebrated my birthday at meet and it was outstanding! I had so many good recommendations about this place and they were definitely fulfilled! Only downside is we were a later siting and would liked to try some things again but could not as the kitchen seemed to be closing, which was Abit upsetting! Other than that was a great experience will definitely be back!

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GS
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Meet was Great will defentily go back good was Great and service was Awesome there was always a staff member around

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L
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every mouthful was absolutely delicious - I only wish I didn’t live in Perth so I could visit more regularly! It will become a firm favourite for business dinners in Newcastle from now on!

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NR
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Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

The food was lovely, the service pleasant and not intrusive. However it felt like a production line, and it was made VERY clear that we had to be out within 1.5 hours. At $55 per head, unless you are a really big eater it was not really good value for money. I have been to Churrasco restauarants previously and have never felt as rushed as we did.

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SD
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

The food was ok and plentiful but despite wanting a 7pm sitting on a Thursday night we were rung and told to be on time at 6:30 as we’d have to be out by 7:45. So it was interesting seeing people being seated at 7 and more interesting after feeling rushed the whole meal and even frowned upon for asking for more (banana fritters) beautiful as they were. It was interesting to see the number of vacant tables. Great concept guys my 6th visit but don’t blantently push

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A
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Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely incredible! Food was delicious, very good value for money at $55 per head given the quality of ingrediends, amount of food and service. Waiters went above and beyond as it was a birthday. Will be back!!!

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M
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Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Forth time I had been to meet and it didn’t disappoint, It was as good this time as it was the first time , definitely would recommend to anyone that had a night free in Newcastle and wanted a true foodie experience

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food and lovely people serving just busy serving food and forgot about the drinks the birthday boy wasn’t very happy. Otherwise a wonderful experience

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M
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

I’ve been coming to MEET regularly ever since it opened. I found Saturday evening very disappointing compared to Previous visits. It took 15 minutes to be served and we did not receive some of the dishes that were coming around. We missed the beef rump which is my favourite and when it did finally come as we requested it was so over cooked and tough we couldn’t eat it. It was so loud in there me and my partner had trouble chatting. Very disappointing indeed, the staff were very slow and were very stingey with serves. I won’t be rushing back anytime soon.

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