Eat & Drink

The Corner, Charlestown

Heading to The Corner - here's our list of 10 must eats

In the mood for Chinese? or are contemporary Asian and Thai fusion flavours more your style? Burgers are always a crowd pleaser as is a cold beer and cocktail.

If it's variety and quality you're after The Corner at Charlestown Square should be at the top of your where to eat in Newcastle list. We dropped in recently to try some new flavours, along with some old favourites, to bring you this list of 10 must eats. 

Starting with...

1. Me So Schilly

It may have the word Thai in the title, but make no mistake this is no ordinary Thai restaurant. Schilly Thai Fusion is a unique merging of Thai flavours with modern Asian & Western street food. Did we hear you say 'this is the best Thai you’ve ever tasted'? It's not the first time we've heard it and it's hard to argue with.

What to order? If you like a bit of spice in your life, the Me So Schilly and its miso chilli glazed fried chicken tenders with coriander, kaffir lime, and chill mayo, topped with toasted sesame seeds and chives is a long time favourite.
Where: Thai Schilly Fusion
Cost: $15

2. Pork Apple Salad

It's not all about tacos and roti wraps, if you prefer something a little zesty than the Pork & Apple Salad is the one for you. There are flavours galore in this little beauty starting with the freshly cooked sticky pork bites and crispy green apple slices, wombok, cherry tomatoes, cashew nuts, onions, chili and lime dressing, all of which make for a light and delicious lunch or dinner option.
Where: Thai Schill Fusion
Cost: $14.00

3. Daddy Mac & Peking Cluck

Hands up who hasn't wrapped their mouth around a gua bao yet?

Since 2015 the Bao Brothers have been delivering up those spongy little pockets of Tawainese street food all over Newcastle and beyond. On our recent visit, we discovered some flavours including the Daddy Mac - a tasty combo of fried chicken, pickles, lettuce, burger sauce, and a sprinkle of sesame seeds. There's also the Peking Cluck a fried chicken, cucumber, pickles, ginger with hoisin sauce mayo, with fried and fresh crispy shallots sprinkled on top. 
Where: Bao Brothers
Cost: 3 for $21 and 4 for $26

4. Bao Bento

Can't decide what to order... The team at Bao Brothers are making it easy for you with their new Bento Box of Bao flavours. There's the veg and non-vego Bento to choose from so you can chow down on a mix of bao's, buns, spring rolls, and crack slaw. 
Where: Bao Brothers
Cost: $18
Various meal deals available starting at $12

5. The Rascal

If you haven't been to Rascal you've obviously been living under a rock! This is fast food with flavour, and whilst it may look like another burger joint the team at Rascals take every element of the burger process seriously, handmaking each flavour from the sauces all the way down to the salt. It's hard to go past 'The Rascal' with its Beef patty, cheese, Rascal sauce, lettuce, tomato, onion, and pickle - it's where burgers all began. 
Where: Rascal
Cost: $12.50

6. Loaded Fries

It would just be weird to order a burger without fries and naturally, fries are not ordinary fries at Rascal. They're called Loaded Fries and you can take your pick of toppings from - Buffalo, Chilli Cheese and the Anarchy. 
Where: Rascal
Cost: From $8.50

Nitro Beer

New to the 4 Pines Brewing Company line up is the Nitro Beer.

LIMITED RELEASE BEER!! A frothy take on arguably Ben & Jerry’s most loved flavour… it’s a sweet and creamy, lactose infused nitro golden brown ale chocful of chocolate chip cookie dough inspired ice cream dough-liciousness… Available at 4 Pines Charlestown on tap or from the can.  

7. Dumplings + 8. Noodles + 9. Ribs w/ Peking Sauce

At first glance, Lee's Yum Cha menu is overwhelming, not just in its actual size but in the number of dishes to choose and can throw even the most regular of Lee's vistors, so where to start??

Dumplings of course!! Opening his first restaurant way back in 2004 owner Lee and his team have perfected the humble dumpling and it's the perfect way to start. it's a must-order on every visit. The Singapore Rice Noodle and Stir-Fried Spare Ribs with Peking Sauce  
Where: Lee's Yum Cha
Cost: Stir Fried Spare Ribs - $19.80 | Singapore Rice Noodles - $13.80 | Steamed Prawn Dumplings - $8.80

10. Peking Duck

If you have a small tribe going along for the Lee's ride you really need to take the Peking Duck option. Not only for its flavour but for the theatrics that accompany it. Served and sliced in front of you the flavours and knife precision makes it a Lee's Yum Cha must.
Where: Lee's Yum Cha
Cost: $59.90