Walking into the foyer at Lizottes Live n’ Cooking in Lambton, Newcastle there is an atmosphere of excitement and anticipation, at the same time the welcome given makes you feel like you’ve just walked into your best friend’s house.

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Most nights you will have the pleasure of being welcomed by the contagious smiles of Brian and Jo Lizotte, who are the heart and soul of the venue. The 110-year-old art-deco building is a historic landmark, that reflects its years with a timeless beauty.

After absorbing the magic of the venue, take a browse of the fantastic menu that Lizottes has to offer. Brian Lizotte has spent his life feeding local and international acts including Frank Sinatra, Madonna, John Farnham, Bob Dylan, U2, Elton John, and many more.

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The combination of fantastic food and incredible live acts in an intimate setting, is a niche that many an entrepreneur has tried to fill. Brian and Jo Lizotte have managed to achieve this at the iconic restaurant, through their own personal passion for food, music and family.

2017 at Lizotte’s promises to bring a massive line-up of local and international acts that are guaranteed to keep you coming back for more. Tastebuds will be tingling as you glance over the menu offered either a-la-carte or as part of a dinner show ticket.

Kicking it off with a show that is known as being dynamic and exhilarating, Killer Queen is the world’s premier Queen tribute band. So, wear your dancing shoes and prepare to have your socks blown off on 11 June at Lizottes

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On 23 – 25 June the incredible Diesel graces the stage, known for his energetic live performances, Johnny Diesel is one of Australia’s most well-known singer/songwriters and always brings an incredible show. Make sure to book quickly as this act sells out fast!

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For those feeling the winter chill, enjoy a night of warm jazz and Brian’s famous Chilli Mussels and Crab. On 6 July excite your tastebuds with amazing flavours, then sit back and relax to the soothing sounds of Jazz.

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Bring up the energy once again on 8 July with the band that is known to whip a crowd into a frenzy, and definitely live up to their name, Mental as Anything! Guaranteed to deliver a night of intense fun, the band is a favourite at the venue.

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On 14 July, make sure not to miss the amazing Casey Donovan. Multi-award winner and nominee, Casey was the youngest ever winner of Australian Idol in 2004, propelling her into stardom where she has since had a chance to make her mark not only in music, but also in stage, screen, presenting and writing.

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Bookings can be done over the phone or online. There are several booking options available – theatre seats on the balcony with a great view of the stage, small intimate tables or for a bit more of a party why not bring a group and book out one of the larger tables right near the action. For a royal experience book the King’s Table in the centre of the restaurant or the King or Queen suite for your own personal room with an eagle-eye view of the stage.

Great shows are not the only draw card at Lizotte’s. The venue is also available to book for corporate functions, weddings, birthdays and other events. Call for more information on packages available on 02 4956 2066

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For more information on upcoming shows and bookings as well as some great accommodation options, head to www.newcastle.lizottes.com.au

Autumn is fresh out of university with a passion for travel and music. Growing up in both Thailand and Australia she is always keen to try new things and experience new places and cultures. Her background in a country that is rich in culture and amazing food and scenery has fostered a desire to seek out local hotspots in any place she goes to in order to truly experience the local highlights of the area. Currently based on the Gold coast, she is enjoying time with family whilst seeking out new adventures and opportunities.