Eat & Drink

QT Newcastle

If you’re yet to visit QT Newcastle, what's stopping you?

One of Newcastle’s most anticipated openings of 2022, and in the works for more than three years, the doors officially opened to QT Newcastle in June with the transformation of the former David Jones department store finally unveiled. 

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Launching in fabulous style, every aspect of QT Newcastle lived up to the hype with the rejuvenated heritage exterior setting the scene and inviting you to explore within. 

The lobby sets a dramatic entrance, introducing you to the hotel’s lunar inspired theme, and whilst there’s much to entertain on the ground floor - Scott’s for casual eats and the exquisite Jana Restaurant - it’s the Rooftop we were here for. 

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Throughout the hotel, moon-shaped motifs are plentiful and are none more present than on the Rooftop. Exiting the lift, the views are what draw you out to the city's highest open-air rooftop bar, however your eyes are quickly swept up with 172 illuminated 3D-printed moon lights creating a lunar style ambience. 

Australian designer, Nic Graham of Nic Graham & Associates detailed the design narrative being 'the regeneration of the moon cycle and the regeneration of an old heritage building - which had a like-mindedness that appealed to the design team.' 

The emerald green interiors carry from the lobby delivering a beautiful frame for the striking 180-degree view. As you take a seat on the balcony that’s when the real fun begins.

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Looking over the eats and drinks menu, there’s a touch of Tokyo to the flavour. Under the direction of acclaimed chef Chef Massimo Speroni, highlights include the Gyoza served with Ponzu Dressing and Chicken Katsu Burger. 

When it comes to the drinks, there is an abundance of gins and a large selection of Japanese whiskeys. For cocktail lovers there’s a selection of classics and a sprinkling of Japanese inspired options that are hard to overlook.

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The mix of chilled tunes, harbour happenings and sunsets are a spectacular mix and perfectly encapsulate what a visit to the Rooftop at QT is all about.