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Check out all the venues soon to launch in Newcastle

There is no denying that over recent years Newcastle has seen exponential growth and has really become a city in its own right. With TWO five-star hotels setting up business here, alongside a collection of new hospitality, retail, hair, beauty, and more businesses opening up left right and centre.

Well, if you’re enjoying seeing all the new spots opening up across town, you’ll be excited to know that Newcastle has no intentions of slowing down just yet. We’ve done our digging to find a bunch of new venues that are planning to launch here in Newcastle in the not-so-distant future, alongside some goodies that have just opened up and even some gems popping up in our surrounding areas.

Newcastle New Venues

Birdie

Brought to you by the team behind one of Hamilton’s favourite pubs, The Bennett Hotel, this new venue is currently coming to life with Adrian from After Dark Design completing the fit-out; meaning you can expect some pretty spectacular interiors. Think up-market chicken dine-in and takeaway shop with burgers, rolls, meals, and more!
Where: 3/47 Glebe Rd, The Junction
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Urban Deli & Bar

Darby St is landing itself a new venue! Currently completing their fit-out in the old Laneway on Darby St spot, this new joint will feature a modern style deli and bar.
Where: 143 Darby St, Cooks Hill
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ÂPÉ

The Japanese-flavour geniuses of Nagisa and Susuru, are bringing their third venue to Newcastle with ÂPÉ Yakitori Bar opening in Honeysuckle this June.
Where: 1 Honeysuckle Dr, Newcastle
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Image Credit: ÂPÉ Yakitori Bar Instagram

Sunny Boy Kiosk

Little is known about this gem coming to Dixon Park, but it looks like the area is hopefully soon to land its very own coffee hot-spot. Watch this space!
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Lulu & Benson

Another elusive venue we’re rather short on information for. The Instagram states we can expect a Milk Bar on Beaumont St, but the question is when?
Where: 71 Beaumont St, Hamilton
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Suvii Home

We love our bread, we love our butter, but most of all, Newcastle loves homewares! New Lambton is soon to land a brand-new homewares retail space featuring a unique range of modern and on-trend pieces.
Where: 10 Orlando Rd, Lambton
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Image Credit: Suvii Home Instagram

Thirsty Messiah

Newcastle is set to get another craft brewery! That’s right you beer-loving fiends, Thirsty Messiah is currently busily preparing their brewery space in the heart of Broadmeadow on Lambton Road.
Where: 140 Lambton Rd, Broadmeadow
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Method Brewing

Sorry, did you say Newcastle’s is due to land not one, but two new breweries? That’s right! There’s another craft beer spot currently working hard behind the scenes to open its doors to the people of Newcastle.
Where: 18 Maitland Rd, Islington
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Image Credit: Thirsty Messiah Facebook

Lost Souls Newcastle 

This space is a little hard to get too much information on, but supposedly we could be expecting this bar and arcade venue to open in Newcastle in the not too distant future. Their Instagram states craft beer, cocktails, pinball, Sega, Nintendo, arcade machines, rack, punk & metal, pools tables, live music, bar snacks, and live music until late. Stay tuned!
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Hope at Honeysuckle

We’ve seen the signs and heard the news that Hope Estate are opening a cellar door on the harbour in Honeysuckle. Whilst we had our 'hopes' on the spectacular venue opening in 2022 we will have to be patient a little longer with the open date now set for mid-late 2023. In the meantime keep a close eye on this venture as progress is made and an official opening date is released.
Where: 3 Honeysuckle Dr, Newcastle
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Image Credit: Lost Souls Newcastle Instagram

Lake Macquarie New Venues 

TINTA Belmont

Currently undergoing HUGE renovations, this slick new venue is set up in the old Squid’s Ink space at Belmont. This waterside café, bar and restaurant will be boasting a contemporary coastal menu celebrating the best produce our region has to offer, and it’s set to open soon!
Where: 690 Pacific Hwy, Belmont
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Image Credit: TINTA Belmont Facebook

Cedar Mill Morisset

The re-development of the Morisset Golf Course is set to see Cedar Mill take over with a new concert venue, cafes, restaurants, tourist accommodation, and Australia’s largest aquatic play park.
Where: Dora St, Morisset
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Port Stephens New Venues 

The Ridge Nelson Bay

A brand-new luxury accommodation escape has arrived in Port Stephens due to be open for guests from this month! This architecturally designed masterpiece is situated some 120 metres above sea level and spans three levels.
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Hunter Valley New Venues 

Tabuchu Wollombi

From the team that brought you Lady Chu in Sydney’s Potts Point, Wollombi is landing themselves a new venue; TABACHU – Vietnamese Restaurant & French Wine Bar.
Where: 2884 Wollombi Rd, Wollombi
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The Farmers Wife Distillery

Not quite the Hunter Valley, but actually the Barrington Coast, the local gin specialists at The Farmers Wife Distillery have been busily working on their brand-new distillery featuring a distillery door, café, and permaculture farm which is due to open mid-2022.
Where: Allworth
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Central Coast New Venues  

The Bon Pavilion Facelift

This iconic dining and drinking venue in Gosford is currently undergoing a renovation, which no doubt will be incredible. Stay tuned for when they’re reopening and be amongst the first to check out the new venue.
Where: 159 Mann St, Gosford
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Newcastle Recently Opened

The Underground by The Grand Hotel 

The local bistro and watering hole in Newcastle’s CBD has been busily giving their underground space a refresh. Launching The Underground by The Grand Hotel, this space will transport you to what feels like a secret bar in New York or London. Open Tuesday to Saturday, from 5pm til late, drop in and enjoy this newly opened space.
Where: 32 Church St, Newcastle
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QT Newcastle

The long-awaited opening of QT Newcastle is officially here! Due to open to the public on Thursday, 9th of June, this incredible new venue is sporting dining spots, drinking spots, and of course, top-tier accommodation.
Where: 185 Hunter St, Newcastle
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Italy’s Pantry

Brought to you by the team behind Napoli Centrale, Popolo Gelateria, and Piazza Mercato, Italy’s Pantry is home to a mix of all their businesses, located in Wickham. Equal parts casual restaurant, grocery store, and takeaway coffee, this spot is no doubt set to be a fan favourite for locals.
Where: 18 Throsby St, Wickham
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Modus Brewery – Brewery Tours

Since launching their Merewether venue in late 2021, the craft beer venue that is Modus Brewery has gone from strength to strength. The latest addition is their dedicated brewery tours!
Where: 20 Merewether St, Merewether
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Haus of Man

Hunter St scores a venue dedicated to all things man! Haus of Man is a space dedicated for every man to be able to kick back, relax, rejuvenate and be ready for whatever faces them.
Where: 478 Hunter St, Newcastle
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La Tía Veneno

Open for lunches on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 11am - 2pm, here's where to find tamales and Peruvian street food.
Where:
78 Maitland Rd, Islington
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Lake Macquarie Recently Opened 

Yard Kings Brewing Co.

Another brewery to get you beer lovers excited about! This new venue has just opened up in Morisset featuring craft beers and low ‘n’ slow BBQ flavours from their onsite smokehouse.
Where: 32 Accolade Ave, Morisset
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Hunter Valley Recently Opened 

Kawal Rock Distillery

Head out to Broke’s newest venue for their gin offering, but hang around making the most of those incredible views! This newly established boutique distillery is home to its signature gin blends, brandy, and Moscato!
Where: 260 Milbrodale Rd, Broke Fordwich
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Central Coast Recently Opened

Osteria il Coccia 

This long-time favourite has just relaunched with a brand new space in the heart of Ettalong Beach! Book a table and experience casual fine dining with traditional Italian flame-cooked flavours.
Where: 49 The Esplanade, Ettalong Beach
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Burnt Honey Bakers Pantry

The humble beachside bakery originated on the Central Coast’s Copacabana Beach, but has just opened venue 2.0 in the heart of Long Jetty!
Where: 298 The Entrance Rd, Long Jetty
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Rise Bakery Ettalong

Another gem to add to the round-up of new venues in Ettalong is none other than Rise Bakery. Features hand-shaped sourdough, pastries, freshly piped cannoli, and, of course, strong coffee!
Where: 189 Ocean View Rd, Ettalong Beach
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Mamigato

This traditional French patisserie has just launched its venue at The Galleria in Ettalong Beach. Owner Cecile and Luc hope to bring the French streetside café experience to the Central Coast where you can take your sweets and find a nice corner to sit with friends and family to indulge.
Where: 189 Ocean View Rd, Ettalong Beach
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Il Toscano Terrigal

The artisan pasta bar that is Il Toscano officially opened venue number 2 in Long Jetty in May!
Where: 1 Campbell Cr, Terrigal
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VOID

Terrigal is now home to a sexy new bar featuring craft beer, cocktails, good music, and dark vibes. Drop into the void!
Where: 10/18 Church St, Terrigal
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Festivals & Events

Big Picture Fest | Newcastle 

The Big Picture Fest returns to Newcastle for its second year with eight new sites across our city! The three-day large-scale street art festival will again bring together world-class artists to showcase their work alongside some of our exceptional local talents.
When: 30 Sep – 2 Oct
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Van Gogh Alive | Newcastle

The worldwide phenomenon that is Van Gogh Alive is coming to Newcastle this September. Playing the centrepiece of Newcastle’s The Annual Festival, Van Gogh Alive will be presented in a specially designed 2,300-square-metre gallery known as The Grand Pavilion which will be set up at Newcastle’s premier major event space, Foreshore Park.
When: 21 Sep – 23 Oct
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The Gin Event | Newcastle

Gin lovers will want to get this one pencilled into their diaries. The day-long event will showcase all of the best gin from across Newcastle alongside delicious food and local music. Browse the distilleries, taste the gins, devour delicious eats, and enjoy the live music as you experience the English Garden Party-themed event.
When: 10 Sep
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