2020 Newcastle & The Hunter Readers' Choice Awards

"Ingredients Grown On-site or Nearby"
For contemporary estate fine dining in the tranquil rural setting of the Hunter Valley, visit award-winning Margan Restaurant in Broke. Relax in classical surrounds inside, complete with white tablecl...
"Readers' Choice 2019 Winner"
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 ...
Scratchleys On The Wharf

Scratchleys On The Wharf

Seafood   $$$$$   Opens at 11:30:AM

Newcastle City

One of Newcastle Harbour’s most iconic and loved seafood restaurants, Scratchleys on the Wharf offers sunsets, cocktails and stunning water views. Overlooking the busy port towards Nobby’s Lighthouse,...
"The People's Pub."
Heddon Greta Hotel

Heddon Greta Hotel

Bistro   $$$$$   Opens at 10:00:AM

Heddon Greta

Dubbed the people's pub, Heddon Greta Hotel on Main Road seamlessly blends a historic exterior with classic fare to create a destination-worthy diner for locals and those passing through. First establ...
"2020 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...
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, ...
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...
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...
Find Goldilocks enjoying fare with flair in a great atmosphere at Three Bears Kitchen on Market Street in Newcastle. Decked out in some of the coolest décor in the city, this restaurant delivers great...
"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...
Tinto Espresso Bar

Tinto Espresso Bar

Cafe   $$$$$   Opens at 8:00:AM

Toronto

Take a trip down to Toronto’s waterfront and enjoy a meal at Tinto Espresso Bar, a lively neighbourhood café perched by the edge of Lake Macquarie. In balmy weather, the alfresco area is the place to ...
"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...
The Mark Hotel Lambton

The Mark Hotel Lambton

Pub Food   $$$$$   Opens at 11:00:AM

Lambton

Hitting the mark with locals and visitors alike, Lambton's The Mark Hotel on Dickson Street presents a stylish offering of gastro pub fare. A contemporary interior presents a warm, welcoming vibe with...
There’s nowhere quite like Worn-Out-Wares Café, affectionately known as an eclectic one-stop shop for lovers of fine things, in the historic town of Singleton. Set in a delightful building fitted out ...
"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...
eRemo Restaurant

eRemo Restaurant

Italian   $$$$$   Opens at 6:30:AM

Pokolbin

Embark on a culinary adventure where each day and sometimes each table is different, at eRemo restaurant on Ekerts Road in Pokolbin. This modern and contemporary Italian eatery, the centrepiece of Spi...
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 ...
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 ...
For romantic getaways, family vacations and everything in between, head to Crowne Plaza Hotel Hunter Valley on Wine Country Drive in Lovedale. With 414 spacious and stylish guest rooms, the resort off...
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...