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Looking for a delicious cheeseboard? Look no further!

Date night doesn't always need to be a big meal, instead, you might just be looking for somewhere to enjoy a delicious grazing or cheese board - but where to go? To make it easier for you, we've collated all the best venues across Newcastle that do a mean cheeseboard - enjoy!

Arno Deli

After opening midway through 2022, this cosy little King Street hole-in-the-wall is well on its way to becoming a well-loved addition to Newcastle’s ever-growing hospitality scene. Head into Arno to browse their impressive selection of top-tier French cheese, Spanish ham, Italian meats and delicious local and international wine selection.

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If cheeseboards are what you’re after, you’re in the right place! Settle in at one of their street-side tables to indulge in a few share plates off the menu, or let the team do the work for you, and try out a charcuterie board curated especially for you!
Where: 181 King St, Newcastle
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A centrepiece of Newcastle’s CBD, and with menu items available late into the night, head to Bartholomew’s for a cocktail or two, and while you’re at it, try out their Cheese and Charcuterie Board, made using high-quality, fresh, local products and ingredients!
Where: 145 King St, Newcastle
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Market St Basement

Tucked into Newcastle’s East End, this chic Italian eatery boasts an expertly-curated wine and cocktail list, alongside a menu of delicious pizzas, pasta, and decadent desserts.
There are options for everyone at Market St Basement, with four different antipasto boards to appeal to all dietary requirements and preferences. Indulge in their Cheese Board, Cured Meats Board, or even a Vegan Board, made up of a Chef’s selection of seasonal veggies, marinated olives, house-made cashew cheese, and vegan hard cheese.
Where: 2/2 Market St, Newcastle
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The Blind Monk

If you’re looking for a traditional, yet charming cocktail bar, you can’t go past The Blind Monk—an iconic venue in amongst the vibrant hustle and bustle of Beaumont St.

Order their Antipasto Plate or Cheese Board and enjoy alongside a locally brewed beer, or local wine, as the team at The Blind Monk pride themselves on supporting small, local hospitality, and using only the freshest, quality ingredients.
Where: 76 Beaumont St, Hamilton
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Earp Distilling Co

Earp Distilling Co., a much-loved watering hole in the up-and-coming, trendy Carrington community, offers up a range of boutique gin-tasting experiences, all complemented by an impressive menu of snacking plates designed to share.

Book in for a deluxe tasting experience, and make sure to try out their Mezze Plate of semi-dried tomato, artichoke hearts, chargrilled eggplant, roasted capsicum, olives and more!
Where: 41 Darling St, Carrington
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The Edwards

An understated, expansive space, The Edwards has rapidly become a venue known and loved in Newcastle, for its delicious food and cocktails, varied events, and live music. Stop in for a quick share plate and glass of wine, or settle into one of the booths for several hours, to trial the whole menu!

A range of food items designed for sharing makes up the menu, with small and larger dishes on offer to suit every appetite. Why not give the Seasonal antipasti plate with warm flatbread a go, for a little taste-tester of everything?
Where: 148 Parry St, Newcastle West
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Honeysuckle Social

How better to enjoy a sunny Newcastle afternoon than from the deck of the comfortable, breezy Honeysuckle Social, located on Newcastle’s foreshore with views of the harbour! Kick off your night on the town with a couple of cocktails in the sun and a cheeseboard to share, featuring assorted cured meats and cheeses, smoky relish, fruits, honey, crackers and bread.
Where: 11 Honeysuckle Drive, Newcastle
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Parry St Garage

Get yourself down to this relaxed neighbourhood eatery and bar, to enjoy the sleek and chic interiors alongside a bevvie or two, and build your own cheeseboard from their wide-ranging selection of share plates. Perhaps you could pair the Burrata with the Chargrilled Artichoke for a vegetarian option, or alternatively, you might try the Prosciutto and Sicillian green olives with smoked almonds.

Whatever takes your fancy, you’re sure to find options to suit you and all your friends at Parry St Garage!
Where: 106 Parry St, Newcastle West
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Signal Box Newcastle

Undoubtedly one of Newcastle’s most impressive dining venues, Signal Box offers a warm, humble culinary experience from the comfort of its open-air courtyard, airy pavilion, or refined interior dining room.

Get down to the Market Street Lawn precinct to enjoy a few of their share plates and entrees, like the Prosciutto and Gorgonzola served with fresh fig, basil and sourdough, or the Chicken Liver Pate with pear chutney, cornichons and toasted brioche! Wash it all down with a tasty glass of red, or indulge in a few more menu items for what we guarantee will be a luxe dinner and dessert outing!
Where: 155 Wharf Rd, Newcastle
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Situated in the famous Crystalbrook Kingsley Hotel, a centrepiece of Newcastle’s city skyline, this state-of-the-art bar boasts some of the best views of Newcastle to be enjoyed alongside a glass of bubbles and a gourmet pre-dinner share plate or two!

Indulge in dishes featuring native Australian ingredients and other food items sourced locally, such as the Port Stephens oysters, before heading out for a night on the town, or wandering next door for dinner at the Roundhouse Restaurant.
Where: Level 9/282 King St, Newcastle
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Rum Diary

Awarded Best Regional Bar Australia 2021, The Rum Diary in Newcastle’s city centre is a venue full of surprises. Venture through hidden doorways to different levels and rooms, and discover Newcastle’s first ship captain’s cigar lounge on the upper terrace!

The menu here is Caribbean-inspired, so if you’re looking for a cheeseboard, but are keen to try something different too, you’re in the right place! Here, the Antigua Antipasto Board includes three kinds of cheese, dried Caribbean fruits, olives, cured meats, Guava paste and a Jamaican Scotch Bonnet relish.
Where: 529 Hunter St, Newcastle
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Urban Deli & Bar

For top-quality cheese and wine in Newcastle, you simply can’t go past Urban Deli & Bar! The sleek and modern, yet approachable and welcoming addition to the iconic Darby St offers up a European-style dining environment to enjoy gourmet meals from the menu or to build your own charcuterie board from the extensive list of deli offerings.

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Overwhelmed by choice? Not a problem! The team are more than happy to guide you, or to put the perfect cheeseboard together for you, selecting from their range of goods sourced from local, and European producers.
Where: 143 Darby St, Cooks Hill
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