Updated: Jul 2, 2018
Diversity is at the heart of Sprout Dining, a deliciously different venue located within Newcastle's Crown & Anchor Hotel.
According to Sprout Dining restaurenter and hotel owner Jacqueline Brown, the aim of the venue is simple - to make every event one to remember with deliciously wholesome food and exceptional service.
"At Sprout Dining we are driven by our creative vision of deliciously different and distinctively imaginative food, presented with our unique sense of creative style and flair," Jacqueline explains.
"Hospitality is our business. It's what we love. It's what we do and it's what everyone at Sprout Catering is passionate about."
"Hospitality is our business. It's what we love. It's what we do and it's what everyone at Sprout Catering is passionate about..."
While Sprout Catering already provides exceptional food and service for weddings and functions across the Hunter Region, Jacqueline says the 2020 vision for Sprout Dining is to provide an exceptional restaurant, wedding and function venue within the Newcastle CBD.
"We have a strong background in high-quality restaurants throughout Surry Hills in Sydney and Newcastle," she says.
"And this diversity remains at the forefront of our vision for the future of The Crown & Anchor Hotel. We can not only provide a beautiful place to wine and dine, but also a central and unique venue to hold functions and serve high-quality food and wines."
And the culinary talent of Jacqueline and her husband Tom speaks for itself.
In 2005 Jacqueline won the Sydney Morning Herald Josephine Pignolet award, and was also head chef of 2 Chefs Hat restaurant, Sean’s Panaroma before heading to London to work with Gordon Ramsey and The River Café.
Tom has also worked in some of Sydney's top restaurants including the Quay and Icebergs, before heading to London to work with English Michelin star winning head Tom Aikens.
The 2020 vision for the business is to provide an exceptional restaurant, wedding and function venue within the Newcastle CBD...
Since opening its doors, originally in the Honeysuckle Precinct, Sprout Dining has been awarded:
• “Best New Restaurant” 2011 Restaurant & Catering Assosiation
• A “Chef’s Hat” from Australian Good Food & Travel Guide 2012 & 2013
• Gold Plate 2012, 2013, 2014 Entertainment Book
• Recommendation in Australia Gourmet Traveller Guide (one of only four in the Hunter Region)
"Now we've put down roots at the Crown & Anchor we are focused on creating an idyllic venue to hold weddings and corporate functions and providing high quality food, beverage options and service," she says.
"With the light rail section opened in front of the hotel, the water outlook and the historic feel of the hotel with it's tasteful modern touches, Sprout Dining is the perfect place."
"With the light rail section opened in front of the hotel, the water outlook and the historic feel of the hotel with it's tasteful modern touches, Sprout Dining is the perfect place..."
Sprout Dining is open for dinner from Tuesday to Saturday night and serves lunch on Friday and Saturday between 12pm and 2.30pm.
The Crown & Anchor downstairs bistro is also run by Jacqueline and Tom and features some pretty special pasta dishes, taco nights, and other pub food with a definite Sprout twist.
The bistro serves lunch from 12pm till 3pm and dinner from 6pm until 9pm.
Functions and weddings at Sprout Dining can be booked by calling the venue.
Crown and Anchor Hotel
189 Hunter Street, Newcastle 2300 NSW Australia
Ph:(02) 4927 1138