Sawtell's Best Kept Secret


Perfectly situated in the idyllic Sawtell Village, Taste Restaurant is one of Coffs Harbour’s hidden gems. Offering amazing food and exceptional service it’s a local favourite or one not to be missed during your next stay on the Coffs Coast.


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Taste Restaurant Sawtell Coffs Harbour

To those who’ve never dined at Taste…. it’s certainly worth a visit. It’s a quaint little restaurant that welcomes any occasion, whether it’s an intimate romantic dinner, a tasty meal after work or a gathering of family and friends.

You can dine in air-conditioned comfort, or al fresco in the warmer months overlooking the picturesque main street.

Bevan brings his classic French training to the best sourced ingredients and produce, and adds tantalising flavour and influence from around the world. 

As the sole chef in the Taste kitchen, he delivers his passion for beautiful food with every dish. Locals and tourists alike are amazed at the food produced by just one pair of hands.

Taste has a well-earned reputation for great food and service.

Enticing Entrees

Try our popular crispy duck spring rolls or seared scallops. If you’re unsure of what entree to pick our tasting stack for 2 gives you choice.

Mouthwatering Mains

Plenty of locals come back time and time again for our twice cooked duck. Plus with beef, pork and lamb choices there is something for everyone. We’ve got vegetarian options covered too.

Delicious Desserts

If you’ve got a sweet teeth, you’ll love our selection of desserts. The warm sticky date pudding is always a popular choice and raspberry brulee remains a firm favourite too. 

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Impeccable Service

The team at Taste welcome diners into their elegant yet relaxed dining room with warm, personalised service. Add to that Natalie’s eclectic selection of wines, carefully chosen from Australia and overseas, to complement your meal, and you know you’re in for a great night out! 


Customer love

“Delightful Surprise”

Taste Restaurant is a delightful surprise in Sawtell’s boutique main street of restaurants. The food is delicious and innovative, and the service impeccable. This restaurant has the standard of fine dining, without the pretense and should not be missed during your next stay in Sawtell. If you’re a local, make it a regular treat.

J Schofield

“Best duck I’ve ever had”

Outstanding food. Had the twice cooked duck with plum sauce, rice and green veggies. Best duck I have ever had. Had sticky date pudding for dinner, and the butterscotch sauce was the highlight there. American waitress was very nice and attentive. Will be back. “

J Stevenson

“Never disappoints”

All I can say is this restaurant never disappoints such amazing food / service & everything. It was the second time we have been here and they always get everything perfect. The steak is the best we have ever had and that includes our travels overseas. Well done and keep up the good work

M Rayner

“Amazing flavours”

10/10. Amazing flavours and exceptional service. I had a crab entree and duck mains. Perfection, well done! A very talented chef with a focus only on exceptional quality. Loved it!

J Beck

Hours of Operation

Open Tuesday – Saturday
6:00pm – 9:00pm


(Closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day)

Public Holiday Surcharges Apply. 

Bookings Essential

11 First Avenue Sawtell NSW