2019 Newcastle & The Hunter Readers' Choice Awards

Prepare yourself for harbourside dining with a sunset cocktail in hand as boats glide by at The Landing Bar & Kitchen on Honeysuckle Drive in Newcastle. With expansive, casual and chic outdoor spaces,...
"Readers' Choice 2019 Winner"
The Mill Restaurant

The Mill Restaurant

Modern Australian   $$$$$   Opens at 8:00:AM

Pokolbin

Set among the lush, thriving grounds of rolling vineyards and a panorama of the Brokenback Ranges, The Mill Restaurant plates up a refined Mod Oz menu using seasonal Hunter Valley produce. The Mill’s ...
"Readers' Choice 2019 Mediterranean"
Experience the gourmand region of Pokolbin and the Hunter Valley at your own pace, dining at Goldfish Hunter Valley at Roche Estate. This charming cocktail oasis sits nestled in the heart of wine coun...
"Readers' Choice Award - Seafood"
Lure

Lure

Seafood   $$$$$   Opens at 5:30:PM

New Lambton

Sensational seafood and sophistication are Lure’s specialty, so for a New Lambton dining experience to remember, be sure to visit this Hobart Road establishment. Inside, a timeless interior design and...
"Ingredients grown on site or nearby"
Margan Restaurant

Margan Restaurant

European   $$$$$   Opens at 10:00:AM

Broke

13 Chef Hat Award
For contemporary estate fine dining in the beautifully tranquil rural setting of the Hunter Valley, visit award-winning Margan Restaurant in Broke. Relax in classical surrounds inside, complete with w...
"2019 Readers' Choice - Buffet"
Billabongs Family Restaurant

Billabongs Family Restaurant

Buffet   $$$$$   Opens at 11:30:AM

East Maitland

Asian flavours meet Mod Oz fare at Billabongs Family Restaurant on Bank Street in East Maitland. From humble beginnings in East Maitland Bowling Club, Billabongs is now a dining destination with a loc...
"Readers' Choice 2019 - Pub Food"
The Prince

The Prince

Pub Food   $$$$$   Opens at 12:00:PM

Merewether

A touch of royal treatment awaits diners at iconic Merewether Hotel, The Prince on Morgan Street. There's a breath of fresh air for this local favourite with new ownership and management pumping new l...
"Readers' Choice 2019 - Regional"
Fulfilling cravings for tantalising spices, Sapphire Indian Restaurant on Glebe Road in Merewether has a loyal local following. This light and bright corner venue greets guests with elegantly set whit...
Food is more than compulsory calories – it is a connection between earth and human, a source of many good and bad things, the bringing together of people. Just ask The Wilderness Chef, Cooper Thomas, ...
"Readers' Choice 2019 International"
Offering stunning views from the cellar door and delicious lunch options, Mount Broke Wines Restaurant and Bar on Adams Peak Road is a firm favourite among locals and visitors alike. Enjoy the beauty ...
"2019 Readers' Choice Winner"
Vines Restaurant at Hollydene Estate presents a unique and inviting dining environment in the Hunter Valley. Unwind over a glass from the estate’s 23 varieties of wine, while taking in breathtaking vi...
Nestled in Merewether's Burwood Inn, The Restaurant at The Burwood has all the liveliness and comfort of an inn, with the contemporary styling, menu and design of a modern restaurant. Recently revital...
T-Bones Tex-Mex

T-Bones Tex-Mex

Mexican   $$$$$   Opens at 5:00:PM

Cardiff

Breathing fresh air into the Newcastle dining scene, T-Bones Tex-Mex on Munibung Road offers family-friendly casual dining and an exciting blend of Southern-style comfort and spice-fuelled Mexican far...
Audrey Wilkinson Vineyard

Audrey Wilkinson Vineyard

   Opens at 10:00:AM

Pokolbin

Nestled along DeBeyers Road at the foothills of the Broken Back Ranges in the heart of the Hunter, the legend behind the Audrey Wilkinson Vineyard is one of early settlers and winemaking pioneers, of ...
The heart of New South Wales wine country, the Hunter Valley is situated two hours north of Sydney, a region renowned for world class food, wine and a majestic ambience of quaint, historic surrounds. ...
Wine Country Villas

Wine Country Villas

$$$$$   Opens at 8:00:AM

Pokolbin

Escape to your private Hunter Valley haven at Wine Country Villas in Pokolbin. Overlooking 25 acres of lush Australian bush, Wine Country Villas is the perfect location to immerse yourself in nature w...
Ginger Megs is Newcastle's first Pan-Asian style eatery with a Restaurant & Cocktail Bar.
Mockingbird

Mockingbird

Cafe   $$$$$   Opens at 7:30:AM

Hamilton

More than just a café, Mockingbird on Beaumont Street in Hamilton is a little nest filled with smiling faces, delicious food and great coffee. Named after a bird that imitates the songs and calls of o...
Like bulls to a red cape, locals of Mayfield charge towards Barrio 2304 Spanish tapas and wine bar for a taste of the Mediterranean. While rowdy groups party on in ‘The Bull’s Pen’ private function ro...
Emerald Gardens

Emerald Gardens

Chinese   $$$$$   Opens at 5:00:PM

New Lambton