Must see restaurants in Newcastle

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    Top Choice

    Subo

    Sweet little Subo gets everything right, from the generous attitude of its enthusiastic young team to its interesting wine selection and romantic…

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    The Edwards

    Stylishly flaunting its warehouse chic on this light industrial street in the West End, the Edwards is back from the ashes after a disastrous 2018 fire…

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    Mason

    This elegant dining room near the beach opens pleasantly to the street, where extra tables sit under the plane trees. The cuisine is refined and stylishly…

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    Estabar

    The punchy single-origin coffee, refreshing frappés and delicious gelato are great at this hugely welcoming spot, and the location right opposite…

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    Merewether Surfhouse

    Watch the Merewether Beach action from one of many spaces in this classic complex. The promenade cafe offers coffee and lazy breakfasts; there's a busy…

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    Nagisa

    A cut above most of the restaurants in this likeable waterside strip, Nagisa has a pleasant indoor-outdoor seating area and a menu of Japanese and…

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    Napoli Centrale

    This understated pizza and pasta joint is a real hot spot for locals craving wood-fired pizza. The sparsely topped, crisp-based pizzas are so authentic…

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    Signal Box

    A happy indoor-outdoor venue that had just opened at the time of research and brings new life to the former railway signal box near the waterfront. Eggs,…

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    Bocados

    A block away from Newcastle Beach, Bocados (the name means 'mouthfuls') has a menu featuring an intriguing range of small and large tapas plates that…

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    Paymasters

    In a heritage weatherboard cottage overlooking a park and the river, this is a charming spot indeed. It packs out for weekend breakfasts and offers classy…

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    Sprout

    What at first glance appears to be a generic Aussie sports pub has a gourmet secret going. Upstairs in the Crown and Anchor Hotel an airy space with an…

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    Momo

    In a striking, high-ceilinged former bank building that at first seems too big for it, this friendly cafe specialises in wholefoods. Textures, colours and…

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    Happy Wombat

    Bringing a very convivial atmosphere to the West End, this marsupial serves up a good range of craft beer and quality local cider. It's a worthwhile place…

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    Coal River & Co

    The focus here is on delicious homemade pasta dishes, which are the only main courses available, though there are some good starters and salads designed…

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    Scotties

    Pull up a seat under palm trees laced with colourful festoon lighting and settle in for a classy take on the classic fish and chippery. It's a likeable…

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    Three Monkeys

    It's difficult to go wrong on the Darby St strip, but this place stands out for its quality coffee, colourful juice and food creations – try the smashed…

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    One Penny Black

    Nicely located on the mall, this place is perpetually popular for a reason – excellent coffee, served by staff who know their stuff. Toasties and healthy,…

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    Delucas Pizza

    Delicious pizza and endearingly old-school decor make this one of Newcastle’s most popular pizzerias. The dynamic is simple, and it works. The pasta is…