Eat & Drink

Explore all the foodie flavours & events across the City of Newcastle this April

Newcastle Food Month launches on Thursday 1st April, and for the entire month of April the City of Newcastle will be bursting with foodie and community events for you to get amongst. A couple to lock into your schedule include...

Meet the Makers | Saturday 10th April

A collective of Newcastle’s incredible local producers will be popping up at a mini market withing the Newcastle Visitor Information Centre. Learn about

Learn about bees and taste Urban Hum honey, hear about the healing powers of Destiny Haven Chocolate and sample flavoursome Oz Tukka’s Indigenous herbs and spices.
Where: 430 Hunter Street Newcastle
Time: 10am - 1pm

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Tastes of the Bush | Saturday 17 April

Newcastle Art Gallery invites you to a family-friendly, celebration of Aboriginal art, food and culture. Experience the flavours of bush tucker food along with a special dance performance by Catapult Dance in response to the Aboriginal exhibition ‘VOID’. Explore traditional and contemporary craft through artmaking activities and demonstrations.
Where: Newcastle Art Gallery
Time: 10:30am - 2:00pm

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For the full list of feature events visit Newcastle Food Month.

The month of April also sees the launch of Plate Date!! This is your chance to take a foodie tour around the City of Newcastle and surrounds with more than 60 restaurants, cafes and pubs crafting a Newcastle Food Month plate and beverage all for the cheap as chips price of $25pp. Check out the below list for some inspiration... 

Downtown & Darby St

Beach Burrito Co. | Chips and Guac
P: Chips and Guac, and a side of Smokey Salsa along with 3 of Beach Burrito’s 11 different Taco choices.
D: A selected tap beer or frozen Margarita.
Deal available: All day, every day.
Bookings: 49261980

Coal River & Co | Pasta & Wine
P: Beetroot pasta w/ Roast Butternut Pumpkin, Caramelized Onion, Creamy Goats Cheese, tossed with Baby Spinach & Creme friache, finished with fresh basil pesto & crisp beetroot chips.
D: A glass of Italian Soave or French Pinot Noir or Modus XPA
Deal available: Tues-Sun – First sitting only.
Bookings: Please call or message on socials to book

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Goldbergs' Coffee House | Double Beef and Bacon Cheeseburger!
P: Two Beef Patties, Smoky Bacon, Cheese, Lettuce, House-made Pickles & Burger sauce served on a Sprouted Wheat Sesame Seed Bun w/ Beer Battered Chips.
D: Foghorns Newy Pale ale.
Deal available: Lunch, 12-5pm daily (closed Tuesdays)
Bookings: Walk-in only

The Autumn Rooms | Brunch with us
P: House-made Crumpets w/ Honey Roasted Stone fruit Whipped Lemon Creme Fraiche, Honey and Almond Crumb.
D: Glass of Prosecco


P: Cheesecake Waffles w/ Whipped Vanilla Cream Cheese, Meringue, Summer Berries and Berry Compote.
D: Glass of Prosecco
Deal available: Monday to Sunday – Breakfast and Lunch.
Bookings: Click here.

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The Delany Hotel | Grilled Middle Eastern Swordfish Steak
P: Grilled Swordfish Steak w/ Middle Eastern Braised Chickpeas and Za’attar
Chargrilled Mooloolaba Swordfish Steak, served Medium, with a Slow-cooked Chickpea, Tomato and Capsicum Ragout, Roast Eggplant and house-made blend of middle eastern spices.
D: Your choice of the Bleeding-Heart Sauvignon Blanc (SA) or our Bleeding-Heart Chardonnay (Lime Stone Coast Wines).
Deal available: Monday to Sunday – Lunch and Dinner.
Bookings: 49291627

Three Monkeys Café
P: Eggs Benedict with your choice of either Ham off the bone, Smoked Trout or Bacon.
D: Coffee.
Deal available: Monday – Friday. Breakfast and Lunch.
Bookings: 49263779

Commonwealth Hotel | Newcastle’s Favourite Thai Beef Salad
P: Thai Beef Salad, Marinated Flank Steak, Cherry Tomatoes, Spanish Onion, Cucumber, Roasted Sweet Potato, fresh Chilli, Eschallots.
D: A schooner of your choice of beer or a glass of wine.
Deal available: Monday to Friday, midday to 3pm.
Bookings: 49262680

CBD + East & West End

Basement on Market St | Pizza or Pasta
P: Margherita Pizza
D: House wine or tap beer 
P: Choose either their Spaghetti Arrabiatta or Pesto & Stracciatella Pasta.
D: Your choice of house wine or tap beer.
Deal available: Weekdays Only
Bookings: 49061386

Bolton Street Pantry | Prawn, Mango & Chilli Salad
P: Marinated prawn w/ fresh mint, wombok, shallots, curled chilli, and black sesame seeds with maple mango dressing.
D: Pepper Tree 2018 Hunter Valley Chardonnay.
Deal available: 6:30am – 2:00pm (7 days).
Bookings: 40481344

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Clarendon Hotel Newcastle | Crispy Skin Snapper Fillet
P: Crispy skin Snapper fillet, confit golden potato fries, roast cherry tomatoes, pickled cucumber salad with lemon and caper butter sauce.
D: A glass of Semillon from local Hunter Winery Hart & Hunter or a glass of Rosè from French Winery Bouchard Aines & Fils.
Deal available: Monday to Saturday, for Lunch and Dinner.
Bookings: 49076700

Customs House Hotel | Bella Paella
P: Seafood Risoni Paella
D: Tinklers Verdelho
Deal available: Wednesday – Friday (Lunchtime) 
Bookings: Click here

Edmonds & Co | Breakfast
P: Ricotta Hotcake topped w/ Mixed Berry Compote, Chantilly Cream & Maple Syrup (GF),
D: Coffee of your choice.
Deal available: Monday to Friday 7am – 2pm

Edmonds & Co | Lunch
P: Chicken Burger w/ Slaw, Avocado, Cheese, Caramelised Onion with Chipotle Mayo, served with Sweet Potato Fries.
Deal available: From 11am to 2pm – weekdays.

Estabar | Gelato Buffet for 2
P: 1 plate, 4 freshly made seasonal scoops of gelato, something saucy to pour and something crunchy to scatter
D: 2 coffees
Deal available: Monday to Sunday.
Bookings: Walk-in only. 

Foghorn | Craft, Pizza and Burgers
D: Choose any 2 share plates
P: Pair with a schooner of beer or cider, glass of wine or soft drink.
Deal available: Weekdays before 6:30pm.
Bookings: Click here

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Ground Floor Café | Breakfast on a Budget
P: A Big Breakfast or Veggie Breakfast.
D: 5 Senses Specialty coffees or a freshly squeezed juice
Deal available: Monday to Friday – All Day.
Bookings: Call 49061798

King Street Deli and Bar | Handmade Panini, Salad and Vino
P: Your choice of one of their House-made Panini’s, filled w/ Gourmet Deli Meats & Cheeses, plus a side of delicious salad
D: Glass of Hunter Valley wine.
Deal available: Monday-Sunday 11-3pm.
Bookings: Call 49291876

MEET | Churrasco Tasting Plate Plus Beverage
P: Picanha, Chorizo, Chicken Wings, Cassava Fries, Cheese Bread and Banana Fritters. D: House Beer, House wine, sparkling or soft.
Note: photo is an example of the food served and does not represent the amount of food, or items included.
Deal available: Wednesday to Friday, from 4pm to 6pm. Bar area only.
Bookings: Click Here.

Momo Wholefood | Banh Xeo & Glass of Kombucha or Kvass
P: Vietnamese Rice Flour Pancake w/ Tofu, Zucchini, fresh Sprouts & Herbs.
Deal available: Daily, 8:00am – 3:00pm.
Bookings: 4926 3310

Moor Newcastle East | Goodness Bowl
P: Their signature dish the Goodness Bowl
D: Either a small coffee, apple juice or orange juice.
Deal available: 7 days a week – 7am till 1:30pm.
Bookings: 40237096

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Neighbours on Market St | Pancakes!
P: Pop in for their irresistible pancakes
D: Signature Ona coffee
Deal available: Monday – Friday (Breakfast & Lunch)
Bookings: Walk-in Only

Rustica | Rustica’s Lamb Ragu, Orecchiette, Parmesan Pangritata
P: Spiced Lamb Ragu, Green Olive, Peas and Parmesan fried breadcrumbs
D: Glandore Estate Shiraz.
Deal available: Monday to Thursday (Dinner)
Bookings: 49293333

Susuru Ramen and Gyoza Bar | Salmon Mizore Ramen
P: Salmon Mizore Ramen features light flavourful Chicken Broth w/ Shio Tare & Crisp Daikon-Oroshi, topped with fresh Salmon Sauteed in Japanese Sake, finished off with and Grilled Cherry Tomatoes, Parsley and Zesty Lime.
D: Tamburlaine Petite Fleur Rose.
Deal available: Everyday, anytime
Bookings: Walk-in only. 

The Edwards | The Late Plate Date
P: Choose from one of our favourite three Bar Snacks, vegetarian and vegan options available.
D: Pair it with a Grainfed beer or glass of Glandore wine.
Deal available: From 3pm Wednesday – Sunday.
Bookings: Click here

The Falcon Restaurant | Crab Cakes or & Smoked Meat or Vegan Jambalaya
P: A light crispy exterior & delicate soft interior of jumbo lump crab meat, these tasty morsels.
D: Glass of Glandore Pinot Grigio or a schooner of Young Henrys Lager.


P: Built on red beans, rice, herbs & spices. The Vegan option adds smoked mushrooms & roasted veg. The other, a Cajun-style of smoked meats.
D: Dirt Candy Red Blend or Grifter Pale Ale.
Deal available: Lunch 12pm-3pm Wednesday – Sunday AND Dinner 5pm-9pm Wednesday & Thursday. 
Bookings: Click Here.

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The Great Northern Hotel | Pork Belly & Summer Haze
P: Crispy Pork Belly w/ Cheese Kransky, Crispy Fennel & Apple Puree.
D: The Great Haze
Deal available: Monday to Sunday (12pm – 9pm).
Bookings: Click here.

The Lucky Hotel | Pasta of the Day
P:  Pasta of the Day Special - think Creamy Tagliatelle with Truffle Mixed Mushrooms & Parmesan, or…Chorizo, Olives, Garlic & Chilli Fettuccine in a Napoletana Sauce.
D: Your choice of House Wine.
Deal available: Lunch & Dinner weekdays
Bookings: 49258888

The Ship Inn | Fish & Chips
P: Beer Battered Cod, Crispy Hot Chips served w/ Miso much peas.
D: Served up with your choice of beer or wine.
Deal available: Monday – Sunday. Lunch and Dinner.
Bookings: Click Here

For the full list of Plate Dates across Newcastle visit Newcastle Food Month.