Eat & Drink

Explore the Plate Date Delights this April

Have you eaten your way through the City & Darby Street Plate Date venues? Here’s a list of the Plate Dates that are a little out of the city.

Launching as a part of Newcastle Food Month on April 1st and running until the end of April, Plate Date is all about exploring some of Newcastle's best cafes, restaurants, bars, and restaurants and their fabulous food. 

More than 60 venues have customed designed a Newcastle Food Month plate and paired it with a beverage, for just $25. Take a scroll below for some Plate Date inspiration.

Adamstown

Nags Head Hotel | Crispy Skin Salmon & Wine

P: Order the Chef’s favourite crispy skin salmon.
D: Paired with a glass of house wine (or schooner of house beer).

or

P: A Vegan Burrito Bowl & Beer (VE)
D: Paired with a house beer or a glass of house wine.
Deal available: Lunch and dinner, every day. 
Bookings: Click here

Carrington

The Criterion Hotel | Parmi and a Pint

P: Panko Fried Chicken Schnitzel, Authentic Red Sauce topped w/ melted Parmesan and Mozzarella, Cri Seasoned Fries with a side of Kale Slaw.
D: Paired with a pint of Young Henrys.
Deal available: Wednesday – Sunday (11:30am-8:30pm).
Bookings: Phone – 49615597

Elermore Vale

Hotel Elermore | Beef Pappardelles

P: Beef Pappardelle, Slow-cooked Pulled Beef Ragu & Freshly Shaved Parmesan.
D: Glass of house wine.
Deal available: Monday – Friday.
Bookings: Click here

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Hamilton

Greenroof Kitchen by Ron & Raf | R & R Mussels

P: Ron & Raf’s Mussels with Garlic, Chilli, Tomato, White Wine and freshly toasted Sourdough.
D: Glass of Usher Tinkler’s Nose-2-Tail Semillon or Chardonnay White.
Deal available: Monday to Friday – Lunch and Dinner.
Bookings: Click here

Lime Gourmet Pizza and Pasta | $25 Large Lime Pizza Deal

P: Choose any Large Traditional, Gourmet or Vegan range of freshly made Pizzas. Gluten-free options available but additional charges may apply.
D: Can of soft drink.
Deal available: Wednesday-Sunday from 4:30pm – 9:30pm
Bookings: Phone – 49615529

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Mockingbird Café | Breaky & Bubbles

P: Any breakfast Menu item
D: Glass of Bubbles or House spritz!
Deal available: Monday – Friday.
Bookings: Phone – 90431046

Overtime Cafe & Bar | Mango Supreme

P: Pan-Seared Skin-on Chicken Breast with House-Made Seasoning, Charred Corn Cob, Zucchini and Mango Puree.
D: Briar Ridge Vineyard Hunter Valley Verdelho.
Deal available: Wednesday – Saturday, Dinner (5pm-9pm)
Bookings: Phone – 49060929

Sydney Junction Hotel | Perfect for a Ladies Lunch!

P: Twice cooked Duck Salad w/ Roast Pumpkin, Toasted Pine Nut, Feta, Lettuce & Cherry Dressing.
D: Glass of house wine.
Deal available: Monday – Friday.
Bookings: Phone – 49612537

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The Exchange Hotel | Pizza and Pasta Plate Date

P: Slow-cooked Beef Cheek w/ House-Made Pappardelle, Mshrooms and Shaved Parmesan.
D: House tap beer or wine.

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P: Pizza con Patate w/ Italian Sausage, Rosemary, Potato, Fior de Latte & Olive Oil.
D: House tap beer or wine
Deal available: Sunday – Thursday.
Bookings: Click here

The Kent Hotel | The Garden of Eatin’ (VE)

P: Braised Artichoke with crunchy cauliflower bites accompanied with freshly picked portobello mushroom marinated in garlic and thyme. Accompanied with a sweet potato and carrot purée with a drizzle of jus.
D: Choose either a Stone n Wood schooner OR a Glass of Stonehurst Red.
Deal available: Monday – Friday Dinner (From 5PM onwards)
Bookings: Phone – 49613303

Honeysuckle

Nagisa Japanese Restaurant | Seafood and Semillon 

P: Beetroot and Semillon cured kingfish, avocado wasabi puree, pickled red radish, sea greens, Yarra Valley salmon caviar, yuzu pepper vinaigrette.
D: Matched with 2020 Thomas Synergy Semillon. 
Deal available: Daily (lunch and Dinner)
Bookings: Click here

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Westfield Kotara The Rooftop

Another Burger Joint | The All-Rounder
P: Try a Japanese twist on your traditional burger meal, this combo meal includes a burger of your choice, any snack-pack side.
D: Any cocktail from their drinks menu.
Deal available: 11am – 8pm
Bookings: Phone – 40634485

Grill'd Kotara | Burger Combo

P: Treat yourself to any full-sized burger (excluding the specialty range) and iconic potato snack chips!
D: Plus pair your favourite burger with a glass of wine or beer.
Deal available: 11am – 9pm
Bookings: Phone – 49522577

Hong Kong Chef | Signature Peking Duck

P: Order a half-serve Peking Duck served with 6 sliced spring onion pancakes and hoisin sauce.
D: Paired with a pot of hot traditional Chinese tea.
Deal available: 11am – 9pm
Bookings: Phone – 43305012

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Nando's Kotara | Plate Date for Two

P: A whole flame-grilled chicken and a large side of your choice.
D: 390ml soft drink or bottle water of your choice.
Deal available: 11am – 10pm
Bookings: Phone – 49563405

Zeus Street Greek | The Spartan

P: Featuring chicken or pork, personalise this dish with two sides and a dish
D: Enjoy your choice of beer or glass of wine.
Deal available: 11am – 9pm
Bookings: Phone – 83155620 

Lambton

Lambton Park Hotel | JACK D USA BBQ Pork

P: Full-rack of Jack Daniels USA BBQ Pork Ribs served with house cut fries and an Asian house-made slaw.
D: Glass of house beer or wine
Deal available: Lunch or dinner, every day. 
Bookings: Phone – 49561376

Too Hands | Too Hands Plate Date

P: Pan-seared Atlantic Salmon with Miso Broth, Wakame, Soba Noodles and Edamame Bean.
D: Glass of Tyrrells Chardonnay from the Hunter Valley.
Deal available: Monday – Sunday (Lunch Only)
Bookings: Phone – 49579998

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Mayfield

Stag & Hunter Hotel | Stag Made Hunter Pie

P: House-made pie be it chicken, lamb or beef, the daily made pie goes down a treat.
D: Matched with a schooner of Little Creatures.
Deal available: Lunch or dinner, every day. 
Bookings: Phone – 49681205

Merewether

The Burwood Inn | Seafood, Sweetcorn & Semillon

P: Poached Crab in Sweetcorn Alfredo Sauce, tossed through Pappardelle Pasta, Topped with Shaved Asparagus and Parmesan Cheese. Beautifully paired with a glass of Margan Semillon. Light and crisp to match this meal lovely meal.
Deal available: Lunch, every day. 
Bookings: Click here

The Prince Merewether | $25 pizza and beer

P: Thin crust pizza, made on their 24-hour proved hand-stretched dough and organic Gustorosso Napoletana sauce, and topped with only the best Italian and local ingredients.
D: Match with a modus XPA schooner.
Deal available: Monday – Thursday (dinner)
Bookings: Click here

New Lambton

The Duke of Wellington | From The Grill

P: Wingham Reserve Succulent Rump Stteak with Crispy Sweet Potato Bites, Charred Asparagus, Leek Chips finished with Chef Benny’s secret sauce.
D: Choose either a Stone and Wood Pacific Ale OR a glass of House Cabernet Sauvignon.
Deal available: Monday – Friday (5:30pm onwards)
Bookings: Phone – 49571170

The Junction 

Lotus Corner | Barramundi Date

P: Crispy Skinned Barramundi w/ Spiced Thai Peanut Sauce, Wombok, Asian Slaw, Cashew Nuts, Pineapple Compote and Eshallots.
D: Paired with a glass of Tyrrells Sparkling.
Deal available: Lunch and Dinner, Monday – Sunday.
Bookings: Phone – 49698133

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The Junction Hotel | Every day is taco day

P: Baha Fish Tacos with Pickled Slaw, Chipotle Mayo, Pickled Onion & Lime or our Crispy Chicken Tacos with pickled slaw, avocado & Chipotle Mayo.
D: Paired with a house beer/wine.
Deal available: Monday – Friday. Lunch only.
Bookings: Click here

Shortland

Shorty Hotel | Pizza & Beer

P: Order any hand-rolled pizza.
D: Pair with a schooner of house tap beer
Deal available: Every day 11:30am – 8:30pm
Bookings: Phone – 49511844

Wallsend

Colliery Inn Wallsend | Pub Parmi & a Drink

P: Traditional or House Parmi with Chips & Salad. Their 280g Panko Chicken Schnitzel topped with either Napoli Sauce, Ham & Cheese OR Garlic Cream Sauce, Bacon, Avocado & Chipotle Mayo.
D: Includes a Schooner of any Tooheys Beer OR a Glass of House Wine or Post Mix.
Deal available: Tuesday – Sunday (Lunch or Dinner)
Bookings: Click here

Wickham

Nor East Bistro | Cajun Clam Chowder

P: Cajun-spiced Clam Chowder with local Seafood.
D: Hunter Valley Semillon
Deal available: Monday to Friday – Lunch only.
Bookings: Click here

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OR

Eggplant Kasundi

P: Spiced Eggplant Kasundi with steamed Tumeric rice and a pappadum. (gluten free and vegan)
D: Served with Hunter Valley Semillon
Deal available: Monday to Friday – Lunch only.
Bookings: Click here.