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Best Outdoor Dining Venues In Newcastle

Summer is here…Hooray!

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The days of sitting by the fire with a glass of red and hibernating inside are officially behind us for another year. Summer is here and the warmer days are setting in which means days off are spent at the beach and late afternoons are spent at our favourite outside venues.

And thankfully Newcastle has plenty of them, here are our top picks.

The Basement on Market Street
Basement on Market Street, Newcastle

Spilling out onto the street, The Basement has an awesome cocktail list and a delicious new menu with loads of sharing items, perfect for enjoying with a group of friends.

The Queens Wharf Hotel

With spectacular views of Newcastle harbour, The Queens Wharf is the kind of place you could go to for lunch and easily stay through to the late afternoon as you watch the coal ships and the world go by.

The Beach Hotel

The beach Hotel

One of Newcastle’s oldest and most iconic beachside venues, you can look across to Merewether Beach and up towards Bar Beach as you sit with a cold beer or cider in hand.


Pretty much all the local Surf Clubs

Take your pick, (Nobbys, Newcastle, Bar Beach, Merewether or Dixon Park) the surf clubs may not be your 5 star fit out like the other bars or restaurants in Newcastle, but they’re a lot more affordable, they all have prime location when it comes to the view, and you don’t have to worry about what you're wearing!

Merewether Surf House

Merewether Surfhouse, Newcastle

Merewether Surf House has prime position, sitting atop of Merewether Beach with panoramic views along the coast from Merewether to Bar Beach. You honestly cannot sit and have a cold beverage with a better view of the beach than this!

Customs House

The stunning outdoor area of Customs House offers a unique mix of the Italianate Renaissance revival style, with sophistication and relaxed Newcastle vibes.

The Landing Bar & Kitchen

The Landing, Honeysuckle Newcastle

With their new restaurant recently opened offering an all-afternoon grazing menu (Signora), and a brand new cocktail menu, this is the perfect excuse to revisit this harbourside bar in Honeysuckle.


Sit out on the pavement on King Street and enjoy the abience and passers-by, whilst devouring some authentic Italian pizza or gnocchi.

The Wickham Boatshed


The Wickham Boatshed, NewcastleIf you keep cruising down past the docks, right into the heart of Wickham, that’s where you'll get amongst the working end of the harbour. And sitting in prime spot, taking in all the action is The Wickham Boatshed.

The menu is Mediterranean inspired with healthy inclusions of gluten free, vegan and vegetarian dishes. Plated beautifully, be warned they’re big so be sure to come with an appetite and plenty of time cause you won’t want to be scoffing them down in a hurry.


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