Eat & Drink

The Corner, Charlestown

Bao Brothers, Rascal, Popolo & 4 Pines Brewery all in one spot!

The Corner showcases contemporary Asian eatery Bao Brothers, burgers-and-chicken anarchists Rascal, Italian gelato experts Popolo Artisan Gelato, the fresh Thai flavours of Schillykickk and 4 Pines Brewing Company.

Known as The Corner the new Charlestown precinct is the result of a $10 million investment from owners The GPT Group. The result, a bringing together of independent Newcastle food producers and boutique brands with the artists and musicians who are shaping Newcastle's creative and cultural landscape.

With The Corner now officially open for business what you can expect is a destination of eateries, a revolving roster of local talent and an indoor–outdoor alfresco feel with all-day dining, casual communal eats, sunny sociable atmosphere and food that's big on flavour and low on fuss.

Some of Newcastle and the Hunter's much loved eateries have set up shop including the contemporary Asian eatery Bao Brothers, Newcastle burgers-and-chicken anarchists Rascal who are debuting their second venue, Italian gelato experts Popolo Artisan Gelato who have launched their first Popolo Dessert Bar, and 4 Pines Brewing Company.

Coming soon to The Corner will also be a new artisanal cafe Hunter Espresso and the Hunter's first traditional Chinese trolley service brought to you by Lee’s Yum Cha, which is due to open in February.

Mardi Ashkine, Precinct Manager of The Corner, said:

"We’re so excited to be opening TheCorner, where we’ve brought together independent Newcastle food heroes and boutique brands alongside the artists and musicians who are shaping the creative and cultural landscape of our city."

The Corner’s launch will kick off with four days of live music and entertainment, from Thursday 5 December to Sunday 8 December, as an intro to an ongoing cultural program. There’ll also be opening weekend a pop up by Streets of Napoli woodfired pizza by Napoli Centrale Pizza Bar.

You’ll see some amazing art throughout the precinct by artists Ellie Hannon, Bradley Eastman, Lucas Grogan and Brett Piva. The musical roster will feature New Orleans-style jazz from the Rehab Brass Band; live funk on Fridays from a five-piece band led by musical director Jacob Neale; and old-school funk, soul and reggae played from original vinyl 45 singles by resident DJs Dan Phelan and DJ Tone. On Saturdays, Tim Rossington’s atmospheric percussion, guitar loops and vocals evoke chilled out coastal vibes; and, with his Sunday blues, guitar virtuoso Adam Miller is playing sad music to make you feel good. Check out The Corner’s website for the music schedule:

Also at The Corner