Eat & Drink

Your guide on where to eat and drink in the Newcastle CBD and Darby Street

When HUNTERhunter. first launched in October 2013 we could have counted on one hand the number of small bars you could order a quality cocktail or craft beer from. Eight years on and the city has evolved beyond what we could have ever imagined, lunch and evenings out now provide choice, and loads of it.

From rum to gin and specialty craft beer bars, you can even find yourself ordering a whisky at a Japanese tachinomi bar.

Dining has become equally diverse with cuisines from the east, west, south, and indigenously inspired now to decide between.

The evolution of Newcastle is far from over, in the meantime we hope this comprehensive list of Newcastle CBD and Darby Street restaurants, bars and hotels inspires you to get out exploring a little further.  

Newcastle East / Scott Street

Rosa's Rooftop: 21 Parnell Pl, Newcastle East 
Sticky Rice Thai: 19 Scott St, Newcastle East
Scotties Seafood Restaurant: 36 Scott St, Newcastle East 
Grain Store: 64-66 Scott St, Newcastle East
NOAH'S on the Beach: 29 Zaara St, Newcastle East
The Great Northern Hotel: 83-89 Scott St, Newcastle
The Falcon Restaurant:10 Pacific Street, Newcastle

Bond Street

Customs House Hotel: 1 Bond St, Newcastle
Paymasters: 18 Bond St, Newcastle 

Watt & Church Street

Locks Paddock: 16 Watt St, Newcastle 
Uptowns Bar: 6/23 Watt Street, Newcastle
Una Volta: 23 Watt St, Newcastle 
United Services Bar: 55 Watt Street, Newcaste
The Grand 32 Church Street, Newcaste

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King Street

East End Hub: 3/3 King St, Newcastle
Bistro Dalby: 5 King Street, Newcastle 
Rustica: 2/1 King Street, Newcastle
Bocados Spanish Kitchen: 25 King Street, Newcastle
The Humble Thai: 27 King Street, Newcastle
Bar Saints: 31 King Street, Newcastle
Good Brother Good Nights: 40 King St, Newcastle
Susuru Ramen & Gyoza: 140 King Street, Newcastle
Babylon: 145 King Street, Newcastle
Napoli Centrale Pizza Bar: 173 King Street, Newcastle 
Chiefly East: 177 King St, Newcastle 
FogHorn Brewery: 218 King St, Newcastle 
Ginger Megs: 212 King Street, Newcastle 
Zaffran Indian Restaurant: 226 King Street, Newcastle 
Romberg's: 282 King Street, Newcastle
Roundhouse Restaurant: 282 King Street, Newcastle
Rascal: 1/266 King Street, Newcastle
NEX: 309 King St, Newcastle West
Chinois Restaurant: 326 King St, Newcastle 
Star Hotel: 410 King St, Newcastle West

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Hunter Street / The Mall

Moor Newcastle East: 33 Hunter St, Newcastle 
Restaurant Mason: 3/35 Hunter St, Newcastle 
Rosina’s Pizza Restaurant: 39 Hunter St, Newcastle 
The Gatsby: 73/75 Hunter St, Newcastle
Valerie’s Pizza Parlour: 87-89 Hunter Street
Cirque 8: Bolton Street, Newcastle 
The Ship Inn: 102 Hunter Street
Blue Kahunas: 3/146 Hunter Street, Newcastle
Basement on Market: St 2/2 Market Street, Newcastle 
Oh My Papa: East End Village 169-185 Hunter Street Newcastle
The Crown & Anchor: 189 Hunter St, Newcastle
Momo Wholefood: 227 Hunter St, Newcastle
The Lucky 237 Hunter St, Newcastle  
Surtaj Indian Restaurant: 265 Hunter Street, Newcastle 
Saigon Feast 267 Hunter Street, Newcastle 
Clarendon Hotel: 347 Hunter St, Newcastle
Coal and Cedar: 380/382 Hunter Street, Newcastle 
Newy Burger Co: 459 Hunter Street, Newcastle 
The Rum Diary: 529 Hunter Street, Newcastle Wharf Road

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Wharf Road

Six Degrees: 150 Wharf Rd, Newcastle??
The Signal Box: 155 Wharf Road, Newcastle 
Scratchleys on the Wharf: 200 Wharf Road, Newcastle 
Battlesticks Bar: 200 Wharf Rd, Newcastle
Wharf 350 Rydges: 350 Wharf Rd, Newcastle

Darby Street

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MEET: 9 Darby Street, Newcastle 
Milky Lane: 13 Darby Street, Newcastle 
Bangkok on Darby 9 Darby Street, Newcastle 
Finnegans Hotel: 21 Darby St, Newcastle
Dumpling Flavour: Shop 1/88 Darby St, Cooks Hill 
Bar Romeo: 97-107 Darby St, Cooks Hill
The Etna: 98 Darby St, Cooks Hill
Wil & Sons: 102 Darby St, Cooks Hill 
Vietking: 116 Darby St, Cooks Hill 
Coal River & Co: 120 Darby St, Cooks Hill 
Sushi Revolution: 97 Darby St, Cooks Hill 
5Sawyers: 115 Darby St, Cooks Hill 
The Haeundae Korean Restaurant: Shop 6/115 Darby St, Cooks Hill
Mr Rice: 133 Darby St, Cooks Hill 
The Delany: 134 Darby St, Cooks Hill 
Beach Burrito: 135 Darby St, Cooks Hill
Goldbergs Coffee House: 137 Darby St, Cooks Hill 
Le Dynasty Vietnamese: 159A Darby St, Cooks Hill 
Kai Fan Chinese: 146 Darby St, Cooks Hill 
Doppelganger: 161 Darby St, Cooks Hill
Terrace on Darby: 171 Darby St, Cooks Hill  

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Union Street / Cooks Hill

Jam's Karaoke Bar: 8 Union Street, Newcastle West 
Rogue Scholar: 4-6 Union Street, Newcastle West 
Commonwealth Hotel: 35 Union St, Cooks Hill NSW 2300
Oriental Hotel: 53 Bull St, Cooks Hill
Lowlands Bowling Club: 98A Dawson St, Cooks Hill 

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Al-Oi Thai: 541 Hunter Street, Newcastle West
Bella Italia: 545 Hunter Street, Newcastle 
The Koutetsu: 555 Hunter Street, Newcastle West
The Happy Wombat: 575 Hunter Street, Newcastle West
The Star Hotel: 410 King St, Newcastle West
Antojitos: 11 Steel St, Newcastle West
King Street Hotel: 15 Steel St, Newcastle West
Parry St Garage: 106 Parry St, Newcastle West
The Edwards: 148 Parry St, Newcastle West 
Cambridge Hotel: 789 Hunter St, Newcastle West

Have we missed a restaurant, bar or hotel? or is there somewhere new we should know about? Send an email to [email protected].