Sounds on West
Was awesome! Definitely be back, Good was great service was great outdoor area was beautiful
Great atmosphere and wonderful selection of food and drinks. The Cocktails are a must try and best margaritas on the coast!
The food is delicious, the drinks are delicious. Quick service. The entrees as very yummy
Food was great - service slow as it was quite busy maybe more staff needed. In saying that staff very friendly and apologetic if the delays. Would definitely go back again.
Fantastic service, great feel to the restaurant, exceptional drinks selection. If you're a big meat eater this is the place for you!
Must say that customer service made up for the food. We ordered the Jalapeno poppers and corn to start. The jalapeno poppers had a nice filling bit the 'Jalapeno' itself was raw and tasted like a green capsicum.....I thought Jalapenos were meant to be spicy???We also had the corn and normally I love corn but the marinade on the corn made it inedible.....I don't think the flavors complemented the corn at all. My sister had the Brisket which she loved, great flavour and very generous portion. She ended up taking half home in a container which the waitress kindly offered which was nice....we didn't have to ask. I ordered the Gnocchi with mushroom and I think it did mention in the menu that this was a light meal but it was extremely small, very nicely presented though. The smokiness on the mushrooms also did not taste too great. I ended up ordering the chicken burger as i was still hungry. I first asked the waiter to confirm if it was made with chicken breast and after checking he confirmed it was, I told him I would like to order one. After waiting for about 20 minutes I enquired with one of the waitresses on the chicken burger only to be told that no order had been placed for a chicken burger. When my burger did finally arrive the chips were so soggy, when I held one up it was literally droopy. When I showed the waitress she said the chips I got were different to my nephews who had got a wagyu burger with shoestring fries (which he also loved ALOT!!!) She said that these were hand cut and depending on how they were cut depends on how they would come out. I told her they should not be oosing in oil. She organised another plate of chips for me which came out nice and crunchy, just the way chips should be. My impression of Sound on West, if you like meat and meat only try this place as anything that was not meat was not cooked well or did not taste great.
Sounds never fails to produce, it is a regular spot for us with amazing food, extensive beer menu and great music!
Incredible table service, restaurant has a relaxed vibe that exudes cool with a little bit of hipster. We ordered the brisket and burger, both cooked and made to perfection and complimented well with the slaw and specialty bbq sauce. It’s always a delight coming to Sounds On West, thank you for a delicious experience!
Fathers Day early lunch with son. Had paddle each of craft beer - great beers with an outstanding Stout.
Had Shared Plate with Brisket and Chicken plus side dishes. Beautifully prepared and presented. Décor might not be to everyone's taste but we loved it
I loved the relaxed feeling and definitely would return in the future. The brisket was amazing and melted in my mouth. My husband had the pork belly and said it was fantastic. The sides were very tasty and light so didn't take away from the mains. Service was prompt and friendly. A great range of beverages to choose from. The entertainment was enjoyable and at a good noise level. Overall a fabulous and affordable experience.
Always have a great time here! Unique and delicious food, great service and great cocktails. Very grateful to have this restaurant in Umina!
Fantastic food, great live music and great scene. Yeh food was good value for money and we didn’t leave hungry. Grey to have a restaurant like this close by!
Not been for a while, food still amazing, complete change of staff so slightly different vibe - but still love this place!
Buffalo wings were mostly cold - clearly reheated straight from the fridge - terrible
Ordered a large share plate - the only item on the plate that was fresh was the rib. The rest was reheated and dry. The Slaw was dry with minimal dressing. Side mushrooms were good. Truffle fries were cold and soggy. Staff were friendly but clearly inexpereinced. No sign of any person in authority. Overall a major dissapointment from a restaurant that we were very much looking forward to visiting.
Fab food and service-even better that they sell their magical sauce to take home! We’ll be back for sure next time we are in town.
Food was good except alot was not available. Would be good if you had a range of Bourbon
Food excellent as always. Great musician playing however because we were sat right next to him we struggled to be able to talk.. only complaint.
We enjoyed our recent dinner at Sounds On West very much. The service was friendly and efficient, the food delicious with generous servings, and a great variety of local beers. Happy to recommend SOW to our friends.
We have eaten here many times and love the food and have always loved the ambiance and the service. However this time the service was pretty average and the ambiance was ruined by a table of very loud drunk blokes swearing at the top of their lungs to each other. Now this is fine, but when there with our 5yr old and having her ask us what F$%k means while at Our table left us angry. I sent a message to the restaurant who informed that as well as being a family restaurant they cater to everyone. Well in the true nature of a family friendly restaurant you wouldn't allow loud language like that. It's fine to allow loud swearing patrons if that is the aim of the restaurant, but need to advise that you are actually not all that family friendly. But oh my the food is wonderful! We will go back, but as adults only, not as a family.
Fabulously tasty food, amazing cocktails, nice wine list and friendly service.
Always enjoy our time at SoW. Highly recommended.
Enjoyed our night but found the brisket to be tough and it did not seem like it was cooked for 12 hours. In previous visits it would fall apart but this one needed to be cut.
Had friends up from Sydney and will go back
My family took me to Sounds on West for my birthday. As it is hard to suit all my family food tastes I thought Sounds would be a great choice. It didn't fail we all were extremely happy with the food (BEST CHIPS EVA!!) Not to mention The Cocktails! Yo My Goodness so yummy
Good food and great family experience for everyone. My father really enjoyed his birthday celebration
Good food and live music with friendly and attentive staff
great food, good drinks, food came out very fast, was a bit cold but
We sat down and ordered our drinks which was fine. Then waiter took our meal orders which was fine and then he came back and said we can't order any of the meals from the smokehouse. Why we weren't told this when we arrived surprises me. So we drank our drinks and went and had Chinese. Very disappointing as we were recommended to go and have a meal there.
This ss the second time in two weeks that we have been - table of 7 for this visit. The food was superb and it really is excellent value for money. The only downfall was the noise level - it was too loud, but when we asked for the music to be turned down, the friendly staff were more than happy to turn it down a notch or two. We were all mature adults - so for younger diners, the noise wouldn't be an issue - and near the bar is noisier than at the back of the room. We will definitely return. It's so great to have such a venue on the peninsula - and not at Terrigal, where you would be more likely to find such a funky restaurant.
Great Smokey bbq and some fantastic beers - my new favourite in this part of the world
Great food and service. Enjoyed the craft beer. Very relaxed. Good local restaurant.
Hearty, satisfying food. Bring a big appetite. Two of us got the Share Plate and it was delicious, but so much we had to take some home (yay, leftovers!). Lots of beer varieties, include on tap. We arrived at 6:30 so the place was quiet, which we liked. Staff was lovely. Overall, a great dining experience.
Always great and friendly staff. Excellent food and great atmosphere.
Food was delicious, live music was nice to listen too
Excellent value for money,great atmosphere but too noisy, music level needs to be lowered
Food was amazing. Venue, service and drinks were delightful.
Cannot reccomend the Beef Rib enough.
Great little local, the meat is amazing and the drinks menu is exciting.
We had a shared platter, it was very enjoyable but maybe a bit too much chicken.
Mains were incredible, sides were underwhelming for the $$.
Service was amazing, facility was wonderful. Will be back.
This funky restaurant has brilliant decor to match it's chilled vibe. The menu had plenty of choice to suit everyone and when it arrived at the table (which was super quick) it did not disappoint. Great flavours and oh so tasty. My only slight complaint was that the wait staff were a little too attentive - crazy right because often you can't get anyone's attention, but we felt quite rushed and as though they were trying to really hurry us. We'd barely sat down and were being asked to order. In saying that, all staff were super friendly - just a little over keen
Lovely staff, great service, amazing food. The burnt ends and beans is so moreish!
The night was hot and the restaurant was full of flies. The door was left open. I asked for the remaining air con to be switched on but my request was ignored. My burger was nice but the chips were the worse chips I have ever had. They were cold, over cooked and soggy. Service was good though and the live music was great.
One of my husband and my favourites. Share platter is delicious ❤️