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...www.bestrestaurants.com.au/nsw/hunter-valley-and-newcastle/newcastle/restaurant/customs-house-hotel-at-newcastle
Food and wine
Eating out in Newcastle
Newcastle has an emerging food scene that makes it an appealing spot to indulge in quality food and wine. The city has some serious food credentials four one-hatted restaurants in Newcastle - Bacchus, Subo, Restaurant Deux and Restaurant Mason.
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.
The Landing kitchen offers everything from a charcuterie plate or pizza to share over drinks with friends, to something more substantial like a juicy steak, fresh fish or hand rolled gnocchi - perfect...www.bestrestaurants.com.au/nsw/hunter-valley-and-newcastle/newcastle/restaurant/the-landing
For traditional Cantonese dining in the heart of Newcastle, look no further than Chinois where traditional Eastern dishes are infused with Western hospitality and style to produce a tantalising taste ...www.bestrestaurants.com.au/nsw/hunter-valley-and-newcastle/newcastle/restaurant/chinois
Italy meets Newcastle's beautiful harbour foreshore at Ristorante Il Grifone. Like all good Italian restaurants, Ristorante Il Grifone is a family run business under the guidance of Italian-born Rober...www.bestrestaurants.com.au/nsw/hunter-valley-and-newcastle/newcastle/restaurant/ristorante-il-grifone
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...www.bestrestaurants.com.au/nsw/hunter-valley-and-newcastle/newcastle-east/restaurant/paymasters-restaurant
For the best future, take from the past and celebrate your special occasion at Fort Scratchley Historical Site. With seating capacity of up to 150 guests and specilised catering services, all of your ...www.bestrestaurants.com.au/nsw/hunter-valley-and-newcastle/newcastle/restaurant/fort-scratchley-historical-site
Located in the centre of Newcastle, Le Passe Temps is an elegant French restaurant that is perfect for a date night - dress up and start with a delicious cocktail. Expect traditional dishes like beef ...www.bestrestaurants.com.au/nsw/hunter-valley-and-newcastle/newcastle/restaurant/le-passe-temps
Café by day, restaurant by night, Longbench 161 is one of Cook Hill's iconic Darby Street eateries. Breakfast and lunch is standard café Modern Australian fare, but dinner is a little more t...www.bestrestaurants.com.au/nsw/hunter-valley-and-newcastle/cooks-hill/restaurant/longbench-on-darby