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The Depot on Darby

Chad Taylor gave life to The Depot on Darby Street in 2009. Set amongst a vibrant strip of cafes, restaurants and fashion retailers, Darby Street was the obvious choice for a restaurant of their own. Born and bred in Newcastle the pair spent most nights dining along the strip and immersing themselves in the Newcastle dining culture, something that proved only beneficial when opening a restaurant of his very own. By transforming what once was a Thai restaurant and a neighbouring florist, the adjoining wall was knocked down opening the space up to how it’s known today.

With a strong background in hospitality, Chad knew exactly what it would take to make The Depot on Darby a success. After being in charge of operations for various hotels and restaurants including overseeing more than 300 staff from the age of 19, Chad had the benefit of experience beyond his years on his side.

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From the beginning the goal was never to sacrifice quality for quantity, so creating function platters and large share plates was done with as much quality produce, care and attention to detail as the restaurant dishes at The Depot – and it was a roaring success!

It’s remained a philosophy at The Depot that quality is never sacrificed for price, ever. By hand selecting their produce each week in Sydney, Chad and his team have been able to maintain the highest standards across the menu. The Depot also owns a farm situated in Taro, NSW where much of the fresh produce found on the menu is grown and hand picked. This has allowed for their menu to feature unique produce that simply can’t be found anywhere else.

Most importantly, from their years of experience Chad and his team know that a restaurant is nothing without good service. By training the staff to be the best they can be they ensure that every link the chain is running at 100 per cent. Creating a positive team environment in both back and front of house has created an environment where staff members are enthusiastic, accommodating and always willing to make your Depot experience the best lifestyle experience in Newcastle.

The Depot on Darby

141-143 Darby Street,

Cooks Hill,

Newcastle, NSW

Ph: 02 4929 2666

Open Hours:

(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

7am – late

Email: [email protected]

The Depot on Darby


Tried the new menu tonight. It was absolutley amazing. Staff were friendly. Plenty of drinks to choose from. Tapas menu was good. Had a solo artist playing. Most definitely will go back.


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An amazing experience of top quality food & service.

Cannot believe you only have max of 5 star rating, I want to rate the depot 10 star for it’s delicous food professional & friendly staff & brilliant atmosphere. Best dining experience I’ve ever had. Thank you Depot, you guys rock.


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