It's difficult to believe that only a few short decades ago, this grand historic building was used for customs administration. The spacious interior has undergone a total overhaul while still retainin...https://www.bestrestaurants.com.au/nsw/hunter-valley-and-newcastle/newcastle/restaurant/customs-house-hotel-at-newcastle
Food and wine
A thriving cultural scene and bustling eat streets have helped Newcastle become an exciting regional food destination. The city has four distinctive dining neighbourhoods offering plenty of opportunities for eating out in style.
Right on the harbour at Honeysuckle wharf, The Boardwalk is the place to head for sophisticated dining and opulent bars with water views. Along Beaumont Street, Hamilton,you'll find a lively pub scene and sidewalk cafes that have a strong mediterranean focus. Darby Street in Cooks Hill has a relaxed bohemian style with cafes and galleries to browse while The Junction has a smattering of restaurants.
Provedores that are well worth visiting include Fishermen's Wharf Seafoods at the Co-op, Wicked Chocolates and PeaBerry Ground Coffee. At Sunday's Newcastle City Farmers Markets you can stock up on fresh, local produce. And don't forget... the Hunter Valley vineyards are just over an hour away.
A wine-lovers haven, Reserve Wine Bar is Newcastle's first grape emporium, located in the historic ANZ bank building. The Reserve Wine Bar prides itself on supporting local producers with 70 New South...https://www.bestrestaurants.com.au/nsw/hunter-valley-and-newcastle/newcastle/restaurant/reserve-wine-bar
Owner Brian Lizotte's two greatest passions in life are great food and great music, and this is exactly what is on offer at his restaurants. With Lizotte's Restaurants in the Central Coast, Newcastle ...https://www.bestrestaurants.com.au/nsw/hunter-valley-and-newcastle/newcastle/restaurant/lizottes-newcastle
Paymasters Restaurant is a little haven, within walking distance of the hustle and bustle of the Newcastle CBD. Paymasters is located on the Foreshore Park, overlooking the busy yet picturesque Newcas...https://www.bestrestaurants.com.au/nsw/hunter-valley-and-newcastle/newcastle-east/restaurant/paymasters-restaurant
Prepare yourself for an afternoon of harbourside gazing as you settle in to The Landing Bar & Kitchen in Newcastle. With a view that stretches to Nobby’s headland, this chic venue is the per...https://www.bestrestaurants.com.au/nsw/hunter-valley-and-newcastle/newcastle/restaurant/the-landing-bar-and-kitchen
Scratchley's is one of the best waterfront restaurants in Newcastle. Located over Newcastle Harbour, the menu features over 50 dishes and 260 different wines so you will be certifiably spoilt for choi...https://www.bestrestaurants.com.au/nsw/hunter-valley-and-newcastle/newcastle/restaurant/scratchleys-on-the-wharf
Sticking with Newcastle bars, The Albion Hotel is the perfect place if you like craft beers. This award-winning gastro pub has more than 220 microbrewery specials on its books, along with top cuisine ...https://www.bestrestaurants.com.au/nsw/hunter-valley-and-newcastle/wickham/restaurant/the-albion-hotel
The mainstays of the Queens Wharf Kitchen are pizza, coffee and cocktails but the menu within the unpreposessing establishment is surprisingly broad and adventurous, and includes dukkah crusted salmon...https://www.bestrestaurants.com.au/nsw/hunter-valley-and-newcastle/newcastle/restaurant/queens-wharf-kitchen
Merewether Surfhouse offers the quintessential Australian dining experience with stunning ocean views, a modern seafood-inspired menu and a casual atmosphere. Just a short drive from Newcastle, Merewe...https://www.bestrestaurants.com.au/nsw/hunter-valley-and-newcastle/merewether/restaurant/merewether-surfhouse-grill
The real star of this venue is beer, with the menu crafted to complement it. The menu is by no means an afterthought, and is composed of four pages of innovative pub food that build on American classi...https://www.bestrestaurants.com.au/nsw/hunter-valley-and-newcastle/newcastle-east/restaurant/grain-store