Exciting, sophisticated dining at The Rigby, Maitland

By Judith Whitfield
Updated October 15 2019 - 4:50pm, first published December 1 2018 - 12:00pm
VICTORIAN-ERA: The Rigby, in Maitland, was originally home to the JR Rigby stationery store.
VICTORIAN-ERA: The Rigby, in Maitland, was originally home to the JR Rigby stationery store.

Special or landmark occasions in our family usually involved a nice meal out to celebrate. As I grew up near Maitland in the 1980s, I can remember eating at the Saddlery, the Little Red Apple, the Old George and Dragon and an Italian place on High Street opposite St Peters School that I cant remember the name of, but it was lovely (anyone?). Sadly, they are only memories now, having closed many years ago. Sophisticated dining in Maitland seemed to take a detour into obscurity for a long time afterwards.

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