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There's not much you can't get in Newcastle these days.
1. Sashimi at Nagisa
Either go the 8 or the Ultimate 24 slices of Sashimi at Nagisa. Matched beautifully with ginger, wasabi and sorbet, and of course views of the harbour. Taiyo, Chris and the team know their stuff when it comes to seafood, sourcing only the freshest and the best.
2. Carrington Fare
This quiet little achiever punches well above its weight in the taste department. Whether you eat in or takeaway, the Pork Belly Roll with Coleslaw and chilli jam should be eaten at least once in your life.
3. Pho at Saigon Feast
Only $12 this little beauty is as authentic as you can get and takes you right on down to the streets of Ho Chi Minh.
4. Bao Brothers Urban Eatery
Hunter St is now the place to go for all your Bao, + more, needs. The boys have set up shop in an ultra cool space that even has its very own laneway dining space.
5. Teppanyaki at Nagisa
Experience the theatre and observe the art and skills of a traditional Teppanyaki chef, right up close. This unique experience not only allows you to have your own personal chef prepare your entire meal, but opens your eyes to an exotic mix of fresh and authentic Japanese cuisine.
6. Dine with a Hat
Restaurant Mason and Subo are Newcastle's only hatted restaurants, experience the passion and fine food of these exceptional restaurants.
7. Laksa from Lee's Kitchen
For a quick, super tasty and value for money feed it doesn't get any better than Lee's Kitchen. You can't go wrong with any of the dishes but a standout is the BBQ Pork Laksa. For just $11.90 this massive bowl of juicy pork and lovely laksa flavours could feed the whole family. But we don't encourage sharing.
8. The Deep Blue Platter
Dudley is the place to be when it comes to awesome seafood. The Royal Crown Hotel serves up an impressive list of dishes from the ocean, including the Deep Blue. Filled with all your favourites like Balmain Bugs, Oysters, Kingfish, Pickled Mussels and more it's a winner.
9. Fresh Bread & Cheese
Grab some beautifully baked fresh bread from either The Blind Baker, Baked Uprising or William's Artisan Bread combine with some creamy soft French cheese from Pork Ewe Deli and you have yourself the most delicious fromagerie.
10. MEETon Darby for an authentic Brazillian BBQ experience.
11. Take the ferry from Port Stephens to Tillermans at Tea Gardens and experience not only the beautiful food but the hospitality of Kerry and Peter Hodges.
12. Authentic Italian at Una Volta on Watt Street never fails us.
13. If you've conquered all of the above then take the short drive to the Hunter Valley. Foodie highlights in the Valley include Emerson's Chef Table, EXP, Hunters Quarter, The Royal Oak, Margan and of course Bistro Molines and Muse