Newcastle Restaurants

Restaurants in Newcastle

Just a two-hour drive north of Sydney, the cosmopolitan city of Newcastle is a popular destination to indulge in food and wine.

Foreshore promenades invite waterfront dining with many cafés and restaurants to choose from. Enjoy a meal overlooking the ocean at any of the venues along The Boardwalk in Newcastle’s Honeysuckle precinct.

Visit Darby Street in Cooks Hill to experience Newcastle’s vibrant art scene in relaxed restaurant settings. Successfully pairing art and food, the street is filled with a number of cafés, galleries and boutiques. Beaumont Street in Hamilton is a multicultural hub that is a popular for its Mediterranean restaurants and thriving pub scene.

For a spot to eat after a big day of shopping, take advantage of the range of first-class restaurants and cafés at Newcastle’s up-market shopping precinct, The Junction.

With a multitude of high quality choices, including hatted restaurants Subo and Restaurant Mason, Newcastle’s diverse food scene impresses locals and visitors alike.

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  1. Ristorante Il Grifone

    Ristorante Il Grifone

    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 Robert Carcagni. The...

  2. Rustica


    The name says it all; Rustica is a homestyle beach restaurant bringing flavours of the Mediterranean to Newcastle. Rustica's unique interior features authentic and hand-crafted pieces from both local artisans and...

  3. Salty Squid

    Salty Squid

    Seafood is best enjoyed by the sea and dining at Salty Squid allows you to enjoy both. Set on the waterfront boardwalk of Honeysuckle, overlooking Newcastle Harbour, this seafood restaurant is famed for its salt and...

  4. Scratchleys on the Wharf

    Scratchleys on the Wharf

    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 choice. Private rooms...

  5. Sesame's


    Sesame’s at the Junction offers easy, breezy Asian meals that are kind to the hip pocket. The menu offers a range of Malaysian, Thai and Chinese cuisine, with all your favourite dishes on the menu. Service is quick...

  6. Shuck'd Oyster Bar

    Shuck'd Oyster Bar

    One of Newcastle’s trendiest eateries, Shuck’d is an oyster bar in a laneway. On the menu are local oysters shucked and prepared to order, with a concise menu of flavourings. Bar food is also available; simple, tasty...

  7. Silo Restaurant & Lounge

    Silo Restaurant & Lounge

    Silo Lounge in Newcastle takes full advantage of its terrific harbour side location to entertain patrons in a warm funky cocktail lounge. Choose from a great choice of light foods from David Cartrights's restaurant...

  8. Sinofood


    Whether you like your Chinese dishes with a definite kick or just a hint of heat, Sino Food caters to your taste. The menu gets rave reviews from locals and visitors and offers both spicy Sichuan dishes and milder...

  9. Six Degrees

    Six Degrees

    Six Degrees is a Newcastle restaurant with a contemporary, beachy vibe and enviable location. The Wharf Road eatery offers views of the harbour, right out to Nobby's Headland. The kitchen provides a classy Modern...

  10. Sprout Dining & Catering

    Sprout Dining & Catering

    With a seasonal menu that changes weekly, diners are truly spoilt for choice at Sprouts Dining in Newcastle. Enjoy a bottle of fine wine in the company of friends and family while enjoying a dish from their Modern...

  11. Subo


    For breezy, comfortable fine-dining in Newcastle, look no further than Subo. The restaurant is the brainchild of husband and wife team Beau and Suzie Vincent, who between them, have put in the hard yards at Tetsuya's,...

  12. Sydney Junction Hotel Bistro

    Sydney Junction Hotel Bistro

    Sydney Junction Hotel is set in the Newcastle suburb of Hamilton, right across the road from the train station. The hotel was established in 1881, but it's thoroughly modern, with fresh decor, a family-friendly...

  13. Table 1 Espresso

    Table 1 Espresso

    A chic Merewether cafe, Table 1 Espresso is a convenient stop where you can get your car washed and fill your belly in one go. The spacious, light-filled dining room is regularly packed with locals who come for the...

  14. Talulah Bar

    Talulah Bar

    Talulah bar is a trendy eatery in The Junction, an inner city suburb of Newcastle. The contemporary space is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, serving elegant Modern Australian fare. Roast pumpkin with almond...

  15. The Adriatic Restaurant on the Bay

    The Adriatic Restaurant on the Bay

    Seafood restaurant, The Adriatic Restaurant on the Bay, offers the quintessential Modern Australian dining experience, delivering fresh fruits of the sea in a coastal setting. The dining room looks out over the marina...

  16. The Albion Hotel

    The Albion Hotel

    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 from head chef...

  17. The Bowery Boys

    The Bowery Boys

    Creatively named after the notorious gang The Bowery Boys of the 1840's New York era that ruled the butcher, cured and smoked meat industry, this Newcastle treasure is preserving the love of top notch meats. Produce...

  18. Bellini's Restaurant and Bar

    Bellini's Restaurant and Bar

    Set on the boardwalk of Honeysuckle Drive and a five-minute walk from Newcastle’s Maritime Centre and Museum, Bellini's Restaurant offers a contemporary waterside dining experience. The menu boasts modern Italian...

  19. Bistro Dalby

    Bistro Dalby

    Situated in the spirited seaside quarter of east Newcastle, the Novotel Hotel is home to the chic Bistro Dalby restaurant and bar. Offering a fine selection of modern Australian cuisine, the venue is perfect for a...

  20. Bistro Sandbar

    Bistro Sandbar

    Located in the Azura Beachside Apartment complex, a stone’s throw from Newcastle Beach, Bistro Sandbar offers a casual, breezy dining room with some seriously gourmet dishes. The menu is Moderns Australian with strong...

  21. Blue Water Pizza

    Blue Water Pizza

    Centrally located in Newcastle's Queens Wharf, Blue Water Pizza is a lively eatery, serving up wood-fire pizzas with a smile. This spacious venue features a great alfresco dining area right on the wharf, as well as a...

  22. Bocados


    In the centre of bustling Newcastle, diners are seeking out the festive food and generous hospitality of Bocados Spanish Kitchen. The restaurant features an opulent red and mahogany interior; a modern take on Spanish...

  23. Brasserie 88

    Brasserie 88

    Located within the Western Suburbs Leagues Club New Lambton (Newcastle), Brasserie 88 is a stylish Italian-Australian restaurant. The menu is broad ranging; from arancini to gnocchi to slow braised lamb shoulder....

  24. Cafe Macquarie

    Cafe Macquarie

    The exterior isn't exactly flattering, but with this Belmont eatery, true beauty lies on the inside. Café Macquarie boasts a simple, modern dining room where diners can bask in the sun-light that dapples through its...

  25. Cafe Prince

    Cafe Prince

    Merewether is one of Newcastle’s beachside suburbs and home to the Prince of Wales Hotel. It's set in The Junction, the area’s major shopping and entertainment precinct. The Prince of Wales offers three separate bar...

  26. Cafe Zeytoon

    Cafe Zeytoon

    As one of the first Persian restaurants to be established in Newcastle, Cafe Zeytoon is perfect if you want to try something new. Rich, indulgent food like slow-cooked lamb shank with dill rice and almond and spinach...

  27. Cantina Mexican Restaurant

    Cantina Mexican Restaurant

    Western Suburbs League Club New Lambton is home to a family-friendly restaurant that's not afraid to add a little spice to life. Cantina Mexican Restaurant dishes up Mexican and Italian fare, while its specialist bar...

  28. Carrington Place Restaurant

    Carrington Place Restaurant

    Carrington Place is an exciting venue in the heart of Newcastle's fast growing Carrington precinct. The former derelict Oriental Hotel has undergone an amazing transformation to become Carrington Place, offering...

  29. Casa De Loco

    Casa De Loco

    On Pacific Street , East Newcastle, Casa De Loco is a fun, bustling Mexican restaurant. Meaning ‘the crazy house', the space gears food, drink and music towards having a good time. Fresh ingredients are largely...

  30. Cazador


    A hip tapas bar inside Hunter Street Mall, Cazador is the kind of place you can stroll into whether you're in your swimmers or your suit. The dining room is warmed with fresh flowers, colourful art and smiling staff....

  31. Central Restaurant and Bar

    Central Restaurant and Bar

    Located in the heart of Newcastle, Central, Crafted by Matilda Bay is a restaurant and craft beer and cider bar. The hangout's impressive bar boasts 12 beers and ciders on tap, which can be paired with the casual Mod...

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