Social Function & Dining Options

5 Sawyers - a Bar with Food

Perfectly located in bustling Darby St, 5 Sawyers can cater for a variety of functions or bookings up to 100 guests.  There are a range of options available and the staff would be pleased to design a package to suit.  The team showcase an amazing variety of seasonal prouce and are more than happy to shape a great package to meet your requirements.
 

Telephone:    02 4927 0070
Website:        www.5sawyers.com.au

Email:             events@5sawyers.com.au
Address:        115 Darby Street, Cooks Hill 2300

Bank Corner Espresso & Bar

Tucked away on Bellevue Street, just off Hunter Street in an old Art Deco building is the delightful Bank Corner. Perch yourself on one of the bar stools by the window or soak up the sun in the back courtyard whilst sampling the coffee, enjoying a wine or enjoying something from the menu full of fresh, local and organic produce. You’ll feel right at home and very welcome at the Bank Corner.


Telephone:    02 4906 1944
Website:        www.facebook.com/bankcornernewcastle
Address:        2 Bellevue Street, Newcastle West 2302

Bar Petite

As the name suggests, Bar Petite is small and intimate, completely unique and distinctive lounge bar. Serving delicious share plates, delicious wines and boutique beers combined with the comfy lounges and eclectic, rustic surroundings will make you forget about the madness of everyday life and just enjoy this special bar.


Telephone:    02 4929 3033
Website:        www.barpetite.com.au
Address:        5/5 King Street, Newcastle 2300

Bocados Spanish Kitchen

Located in the busy east end of Newcastle, Bocados Spanish Kitchen offers a modern take on Spanish cuisine. With a range of boutique beers, wines, sherries and sangrias paired with the delightful and constantly changing tapas and tasting menus, Bocados is the next best thing to a meal in Spain.


Telephone:    02 4925 2801
Website:        www.bocados.com.au
Address:        25 King Street, Newcastle 2300

Casa de Loco

Casa de Loco (‘The Crazy House’) is more than just a place to eat and drink; its a unique blend of modern Mexican food, drink, music and fun in a welcoming environment. The dynamic menu offers mouth watering modern Mexican cuisine using fresh ingredients generally organic and sourced locally.

Telephone:    02 4929 6828
Website:        www.casadeloco.com.au
Email:            info@casadeloco.com.au
Address:       10 Pacific Street, Newcastle East 2300

Coal & Cedar

“Once you find us and knock on the door you will tumble down the rabbit hole into a different world, once you get there you will want to keep it to yourself”. Coal and Cedar is a New York style prohibition-era speakeasy bar located on Hunter Street. If you can find the unmarked door, send the code to the mysterious phone number and you may be granted entry!


Website:       www.coalandcedar.com
Email:           enquiries@coalandcedar.com
Address:      Ask a local or find them on Hunter Street Newcastle

Customs House Hotel

Located on Newcastle’s foreshore Customs House Hotel boasts a warm and comfortable environment renowned for its exceptional design. The spacious interior is complemented with sweeping cedar staircases, ornate ceilings, and stunning harbour foreshore views. What once housed Australian Customs is now a sophisticated Hotel incorporating a ground floor restaurant and bar, an outdoor veranda and concourse and upstairs function rooms located in Newcastle.


Telephone:    02 4925 2585
Website:        www.customshouse.net.au
Email:            customs@idl.com.au
Address:       1 Bond Street, Newcastle 2300

Estabar Gelati & Espresso Bar

Estabar, opposite Newcastle Beach, is a cafe, gelato and espresso bar focused on providing a seasonally evolving menu of fresh, local produce and beautiful espresso. With traditional Italian gelato and handmade cakes rounding out the menu, it's an experience not to be missed on any trip to Newcastle. Locals can find Estabar serving up quality coffee from 6.30 am daily, and the all day breakfast and lunch menu will satisfy after a quick dip in the ocean or a stroll on the beachside promenade.


Telephone:    02 4927 1222
Website:        www.facebook.com/EstabarGelatiandEspresso
Address:        61 Shortland Esplanade, Newcastle 2300

Foghorn Brewery

FogHorn Brewhouse is Newcastle’s only brewery located in the heart of the CBD. Our unique, award winning venue is perfect for your next social or business event. Take advantage of our free wifi, big-screen data projector, roving microphone and free venue hire. Packages can be tailored to suit your event. Ask us about adding a brewery tour or beer tasting for your guests.

Telephone:       02 4929 4721

Website:           www.foghornbrewhouse.com.au
Email:               info@foghornbrewhouse.com.au
Address:          218 King Street, Newcastle 2300

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Honeysuckle Hotel

The Honeysuckle Hotel is Newcastle's premier function venue.  Combining harbour location, stunning water views and professional, friendly staff, this is the perfect waterfront venue to suit all of your function needs.  No matter what you are planning, the team at The Honeysuckle know how to make it happen without any fuss.  Our most popular function areas include our Mezzanine level and our Harbour Room, however hire out the whole venue if you need!  We pride ourselves on tailoring each package to suit the client's needs.  With our experienced and dedicated function team you can be sure your event will be both memorable and stress free.

Telephone:       02 4929 1499

Website:           www.honeysucklehotel.com.au
Email:               honeysucklehotelfunctions@alhgroup.com.au
Address:          Lee Wharf C, Honeysuckle Dve, Newcastle 2300

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Mavericks on Darby

When the opportunity arose for Mavericks to open another location in Newcastle the overall approach was fairly simple - to create a venue in the heart of Newcastle with a first class, modern environment that makes you feel as comfortable as you would in your own home.  Mavericks on Darby also has a Sports Bar area to cater for the sports enthusiast, a dedicated dining area with a fresh and contemporary menu, a cocktail list to excite and a stage for live local musicians three nights a week.  The venue also has a separate function level which overlooks the entire venue, making it the perfect space for any occasion.


Telephone:     02 4910 6939
Website:         www.mavericksondarby.com.au
Email:             info@mavericksondarby.com.au
Address:        7 Darby Street, Newcastle NSW 2300
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Merewether Surfhouse

Located on the prestigious Merewether Beach, Merewether Surfhouse offers numerous dining experiences. The Surfhouse Grill is located on the top level offering incredible coastal views and a modern Australian menu. Located on the beach promenade level, is the brand new Pizza and Gelato bar and also located on the beach promenade level is the Surfhouse Café which is a great spot for a coffee, lazy breakfast, lunch or a late afternoon catch-up.


Telephone:    02 4918 0000
Website:        www.surfhouse.com.au
Email:            events@surfhouse.com.au
Address:       Henderson Parade, Merewether Beach 2291

Queens Wharf Hotel

Looking out over one of the world’s most picturesque harbours, it’s hard to beat The Brewery for a relaxing meal with family, friends or colleagues.


Telephone:    02 4929 6333
Website:        www.queenswharfhotel.com.au
Email:             qwb@qwb.com.au
Address:        150 Wharf Road, Newcastle 2300

Reserve Wine Bar

Reserve is Newcastle’s first grape emporium, a place to worship wine in all its guises. Relax, take a stool at the bar, or sink into a lounge, drink what you want. Order a glass, a carafe, a bottle or a magnum. No-one cares, we just want you to find your vinous groove. Laugh, indulge, eat something, and wipe the crumbs off your chin. Have a good time. Pour another glass, chat, listen, observe, gossip, plot, plan, innovate, share tales and enjoy the surrounds.


Telephone:    02 4929 3393
Website:        www.reservewinebar.com.au
Email:            contact@reservewinebar.com.au
Address:       102 Hunter Street Newcastle 2300

Restaurant Mason

Awarded a one chef hat in the SMH Good Food Guide 2013-2014, Restaurant Mason is leading the Newcastle dining scene. Two young and ambitious novocastrian chefs are at the helm, presenting a seasonal and innovative Modern Australian menu that spans from breakfast through to dinner. Restaurant Mason is a smart and elegant space, located beneath the Essington Apartments on Hunter Street.


Telephone:    02 4926 1014
Website:        www.restaurantmason.com
Email:            restaurantmason@gmail.com
Address:       3/35 Hunter Street, Newcastle 2300

Rustica Newcastle Beach

Meaning ‘rural’ in Italian, Rustica was inspired by the social style of Mediterranean dining, the spice of North African cuisine and the emphasis on honest, superior-quality produce; a quality you’ll find at the heart of cooking in countries of the Med Basin. Overlooking Newcastle Beach, Rustica offers stunning views from the outdoor plaza on King Street through to our remarkable coastline across Shortland Esplanade. Not to be outshone, however, is the Dion Ackland-designed interior which features authentic and hand-crafted pieces from both local artisans and obscure foreign locations.


Telephone:    02 4929 3333
Website:        www.rustica.com.au
Email:            eat@rustica.com.au
Address:       2/1 King Street, Newcastle 2300

Scratchleys on the Wharf

Scratchleys on the Wharf is one of the Newcastle Region's most iconic and popular restaurants. Overlooking the busy port of Newcastle Harbour, Scratchleys simply offers the best food, the best wine, and the best view in the region.


Telephone:    02 4929 1111
Website:        www.scratchleys.com.au
Email:            enquiries@scratchleys.com.au
Address:        200 Wharf Road, Newcastle 2300

Silo Restaurant & Lounge

Combining fine local produce with a vast range of local and imported beers and wines, this award winning funky restaurant and lounge is the local’s favourite place to sit and unwind.


Telephone:    02 4926 2828
Website:        www.silolounge.com.au
Email:            mark@silolounge.com.au
Address:       18, 1 Honeysuckle Drive, Newcastle 2300

Subo

Subo is a contemporary bistro on Newcastle’s Hunter St. Their aim is to provide high quality, delicious and interesting bistro food in a relaxed, contemporary and modest setting. The menus are dictated by the seasons; the team is commitment to quality and endeavors to use products that support the local suppliers.


Telephone:    02 4023 4048
Website:        www.subo.com.au
Address:        551D Hunter Street, Newcastle West 2302

The Albion Hotel

The Albion built in 1922 is a 100% craft beer focused gastro pub conveniently located next to the CBD of Newcastle, harbour side on Hannell Street in Wickham opposite the Newcastle Marina complex. The hotel incorporates ‘The Albion AleHouse’ and ‘Bistro Albion’, and is now a modern, stylish and comfortable industry leading hotel that boasts one of Australia’s biggest and best on-premise craft beer list’s and a fabulous modern Australian menu by Head Chef James Christensen in the multi award winning Bistro Albion.


Telephone:    02 4962 2411
Website:        www.thealbion.com.au
Email:            info@thealbion.com.au
Address:       72 Hannell Street, Wickham 2293

The Burwood Inn

The old corner pub in beachside Merewether has been restored and reinvigorated with a big renovation in 2011. Family owned and managed, The Burwood Inn is a blend of the things that we love – a down to earth place where people feel at home with a gastronomic food offering, plenty of cold beers on tap, a killer wine list and comfy places to enjoy it all.

Telephone:    02 4963 5000
Website:        www.theburwood.com.au
Email:             info@theburwood.com.au
Address:        77 Berner Street, Merewether 2291

The Clarendon Hotel

Featuring intimate indoor and alfresco dining as well as an extensive menu that caters to all tastes and budgets, the Clarendon Brasserie is the perfect venue for all occasions. Whether it be a romantic dinner for two before catching a show at the Civic Theatre, a large group birthday dinner or just a good value casual meal - they cater for everyone.


Telephone:    02 4907 6700
Website:        www.clarendonhotel.com.au
Email:             info@clarendonhotel.com.au
Address:        347 Hunter Street, Newcastle 2300

The Edwards

What was once a drive through Laundromat is now a chilled out industrial style bar located in Newcastle’s west end. One of the newest bars in town, the Edwards is making a name for itself with its great food, coffee and service. Not only a place for a drink or a bite, The Edwards often hosts basketball, roller derby and dodge ball games on the old drive through.


Telephone:    02 4965 3845
Website:        www.theedwards.com.au
Email:            theedwardsbar@gmail.com
Address:       148 Parry Street, Newcastle West 2302

The Grain Store

Located in Newcastle’s new food and cafe hub of the Historic East End, with high ceilings, Art Deco tiling, timber flooring and a tap list of 21 Australian brewed beers, the Grain Store is the perfect site for the Craft Beer focused restaurant it now has. It oozes character and style, and its walls tell a story.


Website:        www.grainstorenewcatle.com.au
Email:            info@grainstorenewcatle.com.au
Address:       64 Scott Street, Newcastle East 2300

The Hop Factory

Located on the popular Darby Street in Cooks Hill, their focus is not just on the beer - quality beer needs to be suitably paired with appropriate food, whether that be a burger, a traditional fish meal or a delicious chocolate pudding to name a few of the choices on offer. The Hop Factory offers a strong portfolio of Hunter Valley wines, a broad selection of ciders and ginger beers as well as a constantly changing range of bottled beers.


Telephone:    02 4929 4854
Website:        www.thehopfactory.com.au
Email:             office@thehopfactory.com.au
Address:        102 Darby Street, Cooks Hill 2300

The Landing Bar & Kitchen

The Landing Bar and Kitchen is located on the Honeysuckle boardwalk overlooking Newcastle’s working harbour. It boosts an impressive wine wall, offers relaxed bar meals to share or diners can indulge on the seasonal meals in the impressive restaurant.


Telephone:    02 4927 1722
Website:        www.thelanding.com.au
Email:            info@thelanding.com.au
Address:       1 Honeysuckle Drive, Newcastle 2300

The Locale Café

This pretty little refurbished café will beckon you back for more with its little bit cosy and little bit cute décor and impressive meals. With a philosophy to keep it real and have fun, you know you’ll enjoy this little gem.


Telephone:    02 4957 9998
Website:        www.thelocale.com.au
Email:            eat@thelocale.com.au
Address:        28 Alma Road, New Lambton 2305
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The Squire's Maiden

The Squire's Maiden is ideally positioned by the waters edge in Newcastle's Honeysuckle Precinct.  With stunning views overlooking Newcastle's iconic working harbour, the modern industrial setting of the Squire's Maiden offers three separate function areas catering for up to 200 pax cocktail style.


Telephone:    02 4929 7790
Website:        http://www.jamessquire.com.au/brewbars/the-squires-maiden
Email:             leonne@groupmi.com.au
Address:        11 Honeysuckle Dve, Newcastle NSW 2300

 

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The Terrace Bar

From a stunning terrace to intimate event spaces; The Terrace is designed for a diverse range of functions.  Perfect for private or corporate events such as banquet dinners, cocktail parties and more.


Website:    www.529theterrace.com.au
Email:         functions@terracebar.com.au  
Address:    529 Hunter Street Newcastle 2300