Eat & Drink

Crystalbrook Kingsley

Newcastle's 5 star hotel opens the doors to Roundhouse Restaurant

Crystalbrook Kingsley have opened the doors to their spectacular rooftop restaurant, Roundhouse, which sees the transformation of Newcastle’s first five-star luxury hotel complete.

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The entry into The Roundhouse is nothing short of breathtaking with the vast restaurant space seating up to 130 people. Whilst the menu is on our mind it is the interiors that capture our attention initially. A distinct Mediterranean theme is present throughout with the olive tones inspired by the Hunter Valley's olive groves and the hotel owner's own Syrian upbringing.

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The dining area has been designed to cater for all occasions. The luxurious booths provide intimate gatherings of two or groups of five can comfortably dine together. For those who prefer to keep it a little more relaxed, the beautifully handcrafted recycled timber communal dining tables, custom-made by Mark Aylward from his Lambton studio are an ideal option.

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Once seated it's time to take in those views via the floor to ceiling glass paneling that provides you with a new perspective of Newcastle and its harbour, coastline and city scenes.

Inside the kitchen, it is Head Chef Natalie Bolt who has been given the task of running Newcastle’s most scenic kitchen.
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Head Chef Natalie Bolt

Natalie has worked in five star restaurants around the world – from Turkey, to United Arab Emirates, Indonesia, and Thailand. Some of which include Pullman Bangkok, Maxx Royal Turkey and Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort in which she was part of the team that created the first Australian bush food and game restaurant outside of Australia.

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Hunter Valley Tomahawk w/ Black Pearl caviar, Urban Hum honey seeded mustard

Natalie’s specialty is modern Australian with a strong focus on native ingredients, which is evident in Roundhouse menu. Her international experience has also given her an incredible knowledge and flair for international flavours as well.

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Wild mushroom and wattleseed dumplings w/ yuzu soya foam, lotus root, fried garlic chips

With Crystalbrook Kingsley having a strong focus on sustainability together with their history for creating exceptional food and beverage experiences it was an opportunity that Natalie felt well worth packing up her life and moving for.

Roundhouse Restaurant is a welcome addition to the Newcastle dining scene, together with Romberg's and Ms Mary, this 5-star establishment has placed Newcastle on the international dining scene. For locals wishing to experience it for themselves be sure to sign up as a Crystalbrook Local to enjoy 15% off rooms, food and drinks.