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2023 Newcastle & The Hunter Readers' Choice Awards

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19 18Superlative Food & Wine: Internationally acclaimed
Worth a special journey
17 16Exceptional Quality of Cuisine
Worth a detour
15 14Food Quite Out of the Ordinary
Worth a stop on the way
13 12A Good Restaurant in its category
Commended
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"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 tabl...
When pondering a Hinterland escape, head to Restaurant Botanica at Spicers Vineyard Estate along Hermitage Road in Pokolbin. A contemporary dining room awaits, with timber tables, cane wicker chair...
eRemo Restaurant

eRemo Restaurant

Italian   $$$$$   Opens Tue 11:30:AM

Pokolbin

12 Chef Hat Award
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 S...
Follow the aroma of Texas-style barbequed meat to find Smokin Hot ‘N Saucy Barbecue on Maitland Road in Islington. This Newcastle food truck has set up a permanent location in the laneway where bri...
Overlooking the lush grounds of Harkham Wines, Two Fat Blokes Gourmet Kitchen on De Beyers Road in Pokolbin showcases the mouth-watering offerings of the Hunter Valley. This unique café rivals the ...
"Readers' Choice 2019 Winner"
Set among the lush, thriving grounds of rolling vineyards and a panorama of the Brokenback Ranges, The Mill Restaurant in Pokolbin plates up a refined Mod Oz menu, using seasonal Hunter Valley prod...
A touch of royal treatment awaits diners at the iconic Merewether Hotel, The Prince on Morgan Street. There's a breath of fresh air for this local favourite with new ownership and management pumpin...
Worn-Out-Wares Cafe

Worn-Out-Wares Cafe

Cafe   $$$$$   Opens Tue 7:00:AM

Singleton

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 o...
Scratchleys On The Wharf

Scratchleys On The Wharf

Seafood   $$$$$   Opens Tue 11:30:AM

Newcastle City

Restaurant & Catering Association
Tinto Espresso Bar

Tinto Espresso Bar

Cafe   $$$$$   Opens Tue 8:00:AM

Toronto

Heddon Greta Hotel

Heddon Greta Hotel

Bistro   $$$$$   Opens Tue 10:00:AM

Heddon Greta

Ginger Megs is Newcastle's first Pan-Asian style eatery with a Restaurant & Cocktail Bar.
AL-Oi Thai By J&T

AL-Oi Thai By J&T

Thai   $$$$$   Opens Tue 11:30:AM

Newcastle City

Serving vibrant Thai cuisine to the locals of Newcastle City for over 22 years, AL-Oi Thai Restaurant remains a staple go-to hotspot on Hunter Street. Hard to miss, AL-Oi’s frontage is inviting wit...
Texas Bar-B-Q Grill

Texas Bar-B-Q Grill

Grill   $$$$$   Opens Tue 5:30:PM

Mayfield

The alchemy of slow and low cooking is on show at Texas Bar-B-Q Grill on Industrial Drive in Mayfield. True to its name it's a bar and a grill, so stop by for classic cocktails, craft beer and wine...
Sapphire Indian Restaurant

Sapphire Indian Restaurant

Indian   $$$$$   Opens Tue 5:00:PM

Merewether

Restaurant & Catering Association
Burgerfiend

Burgerfiend

Burger   $$$$$   Opens at 11:00:PM

Cessnock

Mucho's Mexican

Mucho's Mexican

Mexican   $$$$$   Opens Tue 5:30:AM

The Junction

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 beau...