Eat & Drink

Our guide to the best restaurants, cafes, and bars in Hamilton

Hamilton has to have one of the highest concentrations of restaurants, bars, pubs, and cafes in Newcastle. Centred on iconic Beaumont Street, the cuisines on offer in the suburb span the globe and the cafes are some of the best in Newcastle, making for an exciting dining experience whenever you visit.

Looking for some help picking your next Hamilton feed, drink, or coffee? Try our guide on where to eat and drink in Hamilton.

Bars and restaurants

Bangkok Nights

Since opening in 2021, Bangkok Nights has become a Beaumont Street hotspot for authentic Thai food in an atmospheric space. You'll feel transported to Thailand with the dedicated street food menu, featuring dishes like boat noodle soup and khao kha moo.
Where: 37 Beaumont St, Hamilton

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Blooming Garden 

Opening in late 2019, Blooming Garden originally was home to modern Australian cuisine with a Korean twist, but is now operating as a 100% Korean BBQ restaurant. Blooming Garden’s BBQ buffet menu is perfect for the whole food-loving family to enjoy.
Where: 2/50 Beaumont St, Hamilton

Eight Buns

Eight Buns has built a reputation for itself as one of the best spots for dumplings in Newcastle. There's plenty of dumplings and buns to choose from, so you're spoilt for choice. Don't miss the duck roti either!
Where: 47 Beaumont St

Good Folk Brewing

Family owned and run, Good Folk Brewing has become a Beaumont Street favourite since opening in 2022. Don't miss their house-made wood-fired pizza while you try a tasting paddle of their six beers.
Where: 80 Beaumont St

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Harrison's Food and Wine

Named after its friendly owner Tony Harrison, Harrison's Food and Wine is an unsuspecting gem on Hamilton's Tudor Street. The space and ambience is relaxed, but the food is sophisticated – think dishes like cuttlefish and chorizo over coals and beef tartare with dijon mayo and croutes.
Where: 108 Tudor St

Hokkaiya Japanese Restaurant

Hokkaiya serves up ramen, udon, donburi, and more traditional Japanese dishes in its intimate Beaumont Street space. Owners Cassie and Evan are committed to using the best ingredients and culinary techniques to deliver authentic ramen, slow cooking their pork for six hours to make a richly-flavoured broth.
Where: 2/22 Beaumont St

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House of Korea

This iconic Korean restaurant has been gracing Beaumont Street since its inception back in 2014, and continues to be one of our favourite foodie haunts. Dishing up some of the best Korean dishes in town, House of Korea is known for its authentic Korean offering, great service, and generous portion sizes.
Where: 54 Beaumont St

In Forno

In Forno's menu is staggering in size, but don't let that deter you – it just means more Italian goodness to choose from. In Forno Owner Harry is dedicated to using the best ingredients in his menu, including Caputo flour, which is made in Naples, the home of pizza.
Where: 5-6/81 Beaumont St


Brought to you by South Korean-born Novocastrian Insung Park, Jjindakk is the product of many years of love for Korean fried chicken. Expect plenty flavour combinations of crunchy, juicy fried chicken, sides, and a fun atmosphere to devour it all in.
Where: 1/50 Beaumont St, Hamilton

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Kings Valley Egyptian Restaurant

Located on the corner of Beaumont and Cleary Street, head upstairs to Kings Valley Egyptian Restaurant. Open for lunch and dinner, enjoy authentic Egyptian cuisine, with most of the food being gluten-free. Sit inside, or on the balcony, with live music and belly dancers performing most Friday and Saturday nights.
Where: 4/54 Beaumont St

Limoo Cafe

Initially moving to Australia to study at the University of Newcastle, Sadaf and Shervin of Limoo Cafe are two of Newcastle’s quiet achievers. The menu at Limoo Cafe is loaded with authentic Iranian dishes that highlight their cultural hero – rice. Treating their restaurant as if it's their home and diners as their guests, Limoo Cafe is a delight to experience.
Where: 74 Beaumont St


Meantime is the backdrop for your next good time, with a focus on craft beer, cocktails, and tasty food. The kitchen at Meantime is also 100% gluten-free, and there's a vegan menu available on request, so everyone can find a dish to suit them.
Where: 104 Beaumont St

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Overtime Cafe and Bar

By day, Overtime Cafe and Bar slings out coffee using beans from Sydney-based roastery Adore, and Aussie cafe classics. By night, the space is transformed into a piano bar serving up authentic Malaysian cuisine. Make sure you order the laksa!
Where: 70 Beaumont St

Ms Co Giang

Ms Co Giang opened in September 2023 and has brought fresh, delicious, Vietnamese cuisine to the banh mi-loving people of Newcastle ever since. The takeaway joint not only offers banh mi, but a range of other Vietnamese dishes like pho and vermicelli noodle salad.
Where: 2/55 Beaumont St, Newcastle

Naka Noodle

Run by the owners of Mr Rice on Darby Street, Naka Noodle is a favourite for Chinese fare on Beaumont Street. Order classics like xiao long bao and Chongqing spicy noodles while you hang out upstairs on the balcony.
Where: 49 Beaumont St

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Son of a Gun

Son of a Gun is open from 5.30am right through until midnight every day, so you've got the whole day to make it down to this Beaumont Street diner for an American-style feed. Son of a Gun also puts on heaps of live music, so make sure you plan your next visit to catch some of the action.
Where: 66 Beaumont St

The Bennett Hotel

The Bennett Hotel is Hamilton’s one-stop shop for daily food specials, Sunday sessions, live tunes, and a beautifully-renovated outdoor beer garden. The atmosphere out the back on a balmy evening is top-tier.
Where: 146 Denison St, Hamilton

The Blind Monk

Catering to all crowds, whether it’s with mates or on a date, The Blind Monk has been a staple on the Hamilton bar scene for nearly 10 years. The Blind Monk specialises in providing a comprehensive craft beer offering, but we can't go past its stand-out food menu – $1.50 dumplings on Tuesdays, anyone?
Where: 76 Beaumont St

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The Grain Thai

When you're keen to enjoy a Thai feast, The Grain Thai is the place to go. The spacious restaurant is great for a relaxed dinner, with a comprehensive menu (including a whole section dedicated to moo grob, or crispy pork belly) and heaps of cocktails and tap beer.
Where: 12 Beaumont St

The Greek Taverna

The Greek Taverna might just be one of Newcastle’s few remaining hidden gems. The no-frills restaurant in Hamilton serves up authentic Greek food on Friday and Saturday nights, and it always hits the spot. The banquets are incredible value, with eight ($40pp), ten ($45pp), and 12-course ($50pp) options available. Don’t miss the loukoumades for dessert.
Where: 13-17 Steel St

The Greenroof Hotel

The Greenroof Hotel is a fun local favourite on Tudor Street. Expect quality pub grub, themed trivia nights, live music, food specials, and stacks more.
Where: 71 Tudor St



This takeaway coffee joint is the brainchild of the local coffee roasting gang over at Glitch Coffee Roasters. Serving up top-notch quality coffee alongside quick grab-n-go bites, visit Biggs when those coffee cravings hit. 
Where: 1A Beaumont St, Hamilton

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Blue Door Hamilton

This long-time Newcastle favourite cafe has a Hamilton location, so you can grab its simple yet delicious brekkie and lunch dishes when your Blue Door cravings hit next. We can't go past the range of acai bowls for a refreshing pick-me-up.
Where: 2/103 Tudor St


Bowie is brought to you by the same friendly team behind The Junction’s Talulah, and it’s already become a community hub on Beaumont Street since opening in late 2023, offering up a spin on Aussie brunch favourites.
Where: 79/81 Beaumont St, Hamilton

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The brainchild of Reece Hignell, Cakeboi is like having all of your grandma’s best baked treats in one place. Inspired by his own nan, Reece pays homage to classic bakes at Cakeboi, with plenty of specials each week to change things up.
Where: 48 Lindsay St, Hamilton

Common Circus

Common Circus unites homewares with good food and coffee, all in the one space. Make sure you browse the store's beautiful retail offering before tucking into a simple yet delicious feed – whether it's avo on toast, a bagel, or a crunchy toastie hot off the sandwich press.
Where: 1A Dixon St, Hamilton

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Lords Coffee & Associates

It’s all about fun vibes at this Beaumont Street coffee shop. Featuring locally roasted and brewed, ethically sourced, signature specialty coffee, Lords Coffee & Associates has made itself a name in the local coffee scene and beyond. Perch yourself out the front to people watch while you sip your coffee.
Where: 148B Beaumont St

Lulu and Benson

Since May 2023, Lulu and Benson has been serving its hand-crafted soft serve, signature whirlys, milkshakes, and thickshakes to both humans and furry friends alike. That's right – dogs are more than welcome at Lulu and Benson, with the milk bar serving up dog treats and dog-friendly ice cream.
Where: 71 Beaumont St, Hamilton

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The team at Mockingbird is all about bringing a fresh and fun approach to food, so you can expect the usual Aussie classics on the menu, but it’s the quirky surprises that have our attention. What’s our pick? The prawn toast, complete with prawn mousse, sesame, bisque, poached eggs, bean shoots, red onion, and herbs.
Where: 131 Beaumont St, Hamilton


Named for its famous roller door, Rolador is back open under new ownership after being closed for a few years. Serving up laidback cafe fare and great coffee, Rolador is an ideal pit stop when need you need tasty bite to go with your caffeine hit.
Where: 1 Beaumont St, Hamilton

The Village

This Greek-inspired cafe on Beaumont Street has a number of signature dishes, it's hard to pick a favourite! The menu features breakfast classics, often with a Greek spin. Go for the Greek breakkie with lemon fried eggs, grilled haloumi, mushrooms, spinach, cumin tomato, olive tapenade, and sourdough.
Where: 2/44 Beaumont St, Hamilton

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