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Urban Deli and Bar

A modern-style deli & bar is coming to Darby St!

You read that right, there’s a new venue soon to open on Darby Street and for those who love the good things in life, you better listen on in.

Brought to us by the foodie-focussed couple, Katarzyna (Kasia) Idczak and Timothy (Tim) Atkinson, Urban Deli & Bar is hoping to open in early July and will be Novocastrians go-to with its boutique, deli, wine bar, and bistro offering.

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Setting up shop in the former Depot on Darby and Laneway on Darby location, which has been split into two separate spaces, one which will house Urban Deli & Bar, and the other you’ll just have to watch this space to find out!

The enthusiastic couple is excited to bring something new and exciting to Newcastle and join in on the resurgence of Darby St’s nightlife. Pulling on their expansive experience across the hospitality industry not only across Australia but overseas in England and Europe.

Together, the couple has over 35 years of expertise in the ever-growing, evolving, and emerging industry. What does this mean for Darby Street? Well, nothing short of high-quality food, drink, service, and more!

Whilst we’ve got a month to wait until they officially open their doors, we can officially share some little secrets about what the new venue will be bringing to Newcastle.

During the day, visitors can browse the delicatessen and bistro which will offer a range of gourmet, artisanal, and delicatessen dishes alongside a collection of build-it-yourself charcuterie boards, tapas-style meals, bistro sandwiches, and ready-to-go meals; all freshly prepared.

“The deli will draw inspiration from delicatessen classics such as cold cuts, cured meats, European cheeses, etc. As well as Mediterranean olives, tapas, chutneys, pickles, and spreads. The vibrant display of fresh produce and the seasonal fare will be in the centre of the venue.”

Moving into the evening, Urban Deli & Bar will transform before your eyes into an intimate wine bar and entertainment hotspot. The wine bar will showcase the best the region has to offer, with local and imported wines taking the spotlight alongside boutique beer and a selection of signature cocktails.

“Urban Deli & Bar will bring back the ‘old school’ days of connection – where loitering is encouraged, cheerful banter expected and memories to be made. Urban Deli & Bar will offer a unique and totally immersive customer experience – where people go just as much for the food and drinks as for the experience.”

The deli will aim to open Wednesday to Sunday, kicking off at 11am with the deli being the main drawcard. Working with local producers such as Hungerford Meat Co. and the Hunter Valley Smelly Cheese Shop as well as sourcing incredible goods from across the globe; this deli could just be the top tier offering Newcastle’s CBD has been yearning for.

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In addition, the shelves will be stocked showcasing the many pickles, jams, chutneys, and sides to accompany your deli goods as well as extensively filled wine racks with take home

As the sun sets, the wine bar will come to life with drinks, tapas-style food, and charcuterie boards being served well into the evening.

“From mid-morning coffees or sustenance during a busy work, study, or shopping day to a fun night out with family and friends, Urban Deli & Bar provides that connection and engagement when people need it the most.”

Expect the new venue to be an extension of your own pantry and even more so, a part of your extended family. Whether you plan on dining in or taking away, Urban Deli & Bar will provide an experience long remembered after leaving the venue. Stay tuned for the full reveal!