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Explore Mayfield after dark

We’ve said it once, and we’ll say it time and time again – Mayfield is buzzing! Over recent years this vibrant suburb of Newcastle has really made quite a statement on the local hospitality industry with cafes and coffee shops galore and of course, its after-dark economy!

It’s been a longtime favourite in the traditional local pub scene but has recently seen some of its pubs move into a more modern undertaking as well as a few local foodie joints, takeaway spots, and more popping up across the suburb.

So, without further ado, let us introduce you to the ultimate guide to Mayfield’s nightlife!

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Am Thai Delight

Nothing says the main street of a suburb that a traditional Thai eatery! Am Thai Delight is Mayfield’s go-to for all things delicious Thai and Asian cuisine. With their selection of mouth-watering dishes, your tastebuds are certain to be tantalized.

Available for dine-in 7 nights a week and for lunch Monday through to Friday, keen Thai cuisine diners can also order Am Thai Delight for delivery and takeaway. Browse the menu and order online here!
Where: 264 Maitland Rd
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Bamboo Palace Restaurant

The unassuming façade and interiors of Bamboo Palace Restaurant is actually home to a delicious array of Chinese takeaway dishes. With your usual selection of Chinese cuisine, you can of course expect deep-fried dishes, chow mein, chop suey, a collection of seafood dishes, soups, and more.
Where: 292 Maitland Rd
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Bella Pizzeria

Setting up shop in Mayfield Hotel is none other than Mayfield’s very own pizzeria! Having only opened in March this year, Bella Pizzeria has already garnered much local support and returning customers with an appetite for delicious pizza and cocktails.

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You can’t go past an iconic New Yorker-styled pizza complete with spicy pepperoni, or if you’re after something a little less greasy, the Proscuitto & Rocket pizza packs a punch with prosciutto, fresh rocket, and shaved tomato.

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Vegetarian? Never fear, the Bella Pizzeria crew has you covered with their Spinach & Feta pizza, complete with fresh baby spinach, mushroom, onion, olives, and feta; Bellissimo! In addition to all of their divine carb-loaded creations make sure to check out the dedicated cocktail range including some traditional favourites; Bella Paloma and Nutella ‘Tini.
Where: 284 Maitland Rd
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Gung Gung’s

Don’t get TOO excited. These guys have yet to announce when they’ll be reopening, but their Instagram bio suggests sometime this year Gung Gung’s will be back!

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If you’ve no idea what Gung Gung’s is, then my goodness you’ve got something very exciting to look forward to. Brought to us by local couple Jacques and Remy, the same duo behind the crowd-favourite café, Equium Social, Gung Gung’s was Newcastle’s iconic Chinese takeaway born during covid lockdowns.

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Watch this space right here to see if (and when) Gung Gung’s is to return to the Mayfield night scene.
Where: 1/5 Maitland Rd
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Ho Wah Restaurant

For over 30 years, this restaurant on Mayfield’s main road has been serving up affordable, quality, and authentic Chinese cuisine. The simplified dining experience makes for a tasty and indulgent surprise.
Where: 174 Maitland Rd
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Mayfield Bowling Club

Mayfield’s very own bowling club has been serving regulars and keen bowlers alike since it’s official opening back in 1940; yep, that’s over 80 years ago!

It’s got all the stuff you love about a traditional old-school bowling club, but with the addition of some modern offerings too. With Roy’s Kitchen setting up in the bistro and plenty of green space for the little ones to run around.
Where: 2a Ingall St
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Mayfield Hotel

A complete hidden gem right in the heart of Mayfield, Mayfield Hotel is home to your typical local pub offering but with one sneaky surprise that will knock your socks off; Mayfield’s very own grassed rooftop space!

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Above the beer garden is a hidden little oasis that gives you a unique vantage point of the backstreets of Mayfield, a view not seen by many! In addition, this watering hole is of course home to Bella Pizzeria, is available for functions and events, and a dedicated drive-thru Bottlemart.
Where: 284 Maitland Rd
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Roy’s Kitchen

Originally setting up at Mayfield Bowling Club before moving to the main road, Roy’s Kitchen has gone back to where it all began and is once again back in the kitchen at Mayfield Bowling Club.

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Serving up a selection of share plates alongside burgers, pub favourites, kids' meals, and sides; there’s a little bit of something for everyone at Roy’s Kitchen.
Where: 2a Ingall St
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Stag & Hunter Hotel

Mixing the old with the new, the Stag & Hunter Hotel is a surprisingly little beast filled with great food, delicious drops, and an eclectic entertainment line-up. The historical charm of this old-school pub combined with all the modern facilities you would want, make it the perfect spot for a night filled with good vibes.
Where: 187 Maitland Rd
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The Beauford Hotel

This old-school traditional pub located on Mayfield’s main road is famous for its consistently great hospitality and friendly staff. The welcoming local venue is always a go-to for a great meal and good old-fashioned schooner!
Where: 39 Maitland Rd
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