Restaurants

Top Choice Modern Australian in Newcastle

Edwards

If new Newcastle had a beating heart, it would be found at this happening West End bar-cafe-diner, stylishly flaunting its warehouse chic on this light-industrial street. It’s the place to be at all hours, for delic…
Top Choice Modern Australian in Newcastle

Subo

Book in advance for a table at tiny Subo, an innovative, highly lauded restaurant serving light, exquisite food with a contemporary French influence. The restaurant exclusively serves a five-course menu that changes…
Modern Australian in Newcastle

Restaurant Mason

There's a summery feel to this fine-dining restaurant, with tables placed under the plane trees outside and a dining space that opens to the elements. There's a modern-French feel to the menu, though a variety of ot…
Modern Australian in Newcastle

Crown & Anchor Hotel

What at first glance appears to be a generic Aussie sports pub has a gourmet secret going. The bar food is pretty good, but an airy space upstairs with an open kitchen and balcony seating turns out a short, quality …
Cafe in Newcastle

One Penny Black

It's perpetually popular for a reason – here you'll probably have to queue for an excellent espresso or filter coffee, served by staff who know their stuff. Devotees also rave about the toasties and fabulous breakfa…
Japanese in Newcastle

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 Japanese-inspired food. The sashimi has robust texture and subtle fl…
Cafe in Newcastle

Merewether Surfhouse

Watch the action on Merewether Beach from one of the many spaces in this architecturally notable complex. The swanky promenade cafe offers coffee and lazy breakfasts, and later in the day there's pizza and gelato. H…
Spanish in Newcastle

Bocados

A block away from Newcastle Beach, Bocados (the name means 'mouthfuls') has a menu featuring tapas (small plates) and raciones (larger plates) that trawl the Iberian peninsula for their inspiration. There are some p…
Cafe in Newcastle

Momo

In a striking, high-ceilinged former bank building that at first seems too big for it, this friendly cafe specialises in wholefoods, offering mostly vegetarian and vegan choices. Textures, colours and flavours make …
Pizza in Newcastle

Napoli Centrale

This understated pizza and pasta joint is a real hot spot for locals craving wood-fired pizza. The sparsely topped, crisply based pizzas are so authentic they feature imported Neapolitan flour and San Marzano tomato…