Whether you feel like a pizza or sampling cordon bleu cuisine, a restaurant in Newcastle can cater for you. There’s no limit to the places to go for a delicious meal in this beautiful beachside city. Select from an assortment of menus ranging from Italian, Indonesian, vegetarian, Chinese, Korean and Peruvian, to Indian, Japanese, Thai, Spanish, French, German, Greek and gluten-free. If you feel like seafood, there’s plenty of options. How does a plate of pan-seared king prawns and squid, sound? Or, would you prefer wood-fired Kilpatrick oysters? Newcastle boasts one of the most beautiful coastlines in the world and, as it happens, some sensational ocean produce. For something easy, try yummy fish ‘n’ chips at one of the city’s numerous, casual, eateries. Battered, crumbed or grilled, a piece of locally caught Barramundi is pretty hard to beat. If you’re craving something meaty, how about slow cooked beef cheeks, slowly braised in red wine, cooked to melt-in-your-mouth tenderness? What about Wagyu, drizzled with truffle cream and served with herb potatoes? Perhaps you’d like some light-as-air, pan-fried parmesan gnocchi, or a bowl of Persian fried rice with a little fig sourdough on the side? When it comes to cravings, Newcastle restaurants absolutely excel in creative cuisine. Sophisticated dining destinations, offering inventive, delicious meals and impeccable service can be found within the city’s heart and also in the surrounding suburbs. Expect top-notch produce cooked to perfection, and probably a great view of one of the stunning beaches. Restaurants cater to
your every need—from romantic dinners for two, to weddings and corporate functions. If you’re after five-star, Newcastle’s best restaurants have a reputation for excellence. Talented, world-class chefs can plate up the most scrumptious fare—with varied lunch and dinner menus that change as regularly as the seasons. Chefs take pride in showcasing locally sourced, sustainable fresh produce. When you’re keen to sample some of the Hunter Valley’s range of excellent wines, there’s many fully licensed restaurants in town, and also many that offer BYO. Intimate inner-city eateries offer premier fine dining, serving up high quality, contemporary bistro dishes, music, wine and a fantastic atmosphere. Newcastle offers a wide range of places suited for the whole family. Plenty of relaxed, no-fuss pub restaurants have inexpensive kid-friendly menus, too. Many feature playgrounds in the beer gardens so parents can take it easy while their youngsters are being entertained. If you suffer food allergies, don’t worry. There are a number of vegan and vegetarian restaurants offering menus that are not only dairy, egg, gluten and lactose-free, but are quite appetising as well. They will offer plant-based alternatives for those who can’t tolerate the food on usual menus. Newcastle will not disappoint those with a sweet tooth either, with a range of delectable desserts available in most restaurants. From vanilla goats’ curd ice cream with watermelon granita to creamy cheesecake drizzled with raspberry syrup, most sweet cravings are covered. Check out our online directory for our guide to some of Newcastle’s best restaurants.