2022 Newcastle & The Hunter Readers' Choice Awards

"Ingredients Grown On-site or Nearby"
Margan Restaurant

Margan Restaurant

Modern Australian   $$$$$   Opens at 10:00:AM

Broke

14 Chef Hat Award
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...
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...
Redsalt

Redsalt

Modern Australian   $$$$$   Opens at 6:30:AM

Lovedale

Sweeping views of the golf course, swimming pool and vineyards make Redsalt in Lovedale the place to see and be seen in the Hunter Valley. Crowne Plaza Hotel's signature restaurant is celebrated fo...
"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 t...
"2020 Readers' Choice Winner"
Vines Restaurant at Hollydene Estate presents a unique and inviting dining experience on the edge of the Upper Hunter Valley. Located on the site of the historic Arrowfield Winery, this award-winni...
Two Fat Blokes Gourmet Kitchen

Two Fat Blokes Gourmet Kitchen

Cafe   $$$$$   Opens at 9:00:AM

Pokolbin

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 ...
eRemo Restaurant

eRemo Restaurant

Italian   $$$$$   Opens at 6:00:PM

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 ...
Burgerfiend

Burgerfiend

Burger   $$$$$   Opens at 11:00:AM

Cessnock

Mouth-watering gourmet burgers await Cessnock foodies at Burgerfiend on Cooper Street. This family-owned and operated burger joint rocks an industrial vibe of whitewashed brick, pendent lights and ...
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 ne...
The Restaurant at The Burwood

The Restaurant at The Burwood

Steak   $$$$$   Opens at 11:30:AM

Merewether

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 revi...
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 Lighthou...
Honey Wines Australia

Honey Wines Australia

   Opens at 10:00:AM

Blackalls Park

Mead, also known as honey wine, is the oldest fermented drink in the world dating back to ancient China – now you can have it delivered to your door from Honey Wines Australia on Lake Street in Bla...
Texas Bar-B-Q Grill

Texas Bar-B-Q Grill

Grill   $$$$$   Opens at 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...
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 Thoma...
The Humble Thai

The Humble Thai

Thai   $$$$$   Opens at 11:00:AM

Newcastle City

Taco Locato

Taco Locato

Mexican   $$$$$   Opens at 12:00:PM

Broadmeadow

Cafe Macquarie

Cafe Macquarie

Cafe   $$$$$   Opens at 8:00:AM

Belmont

Josie Coffee Mayfield

Josie Coffee Mayfield

Cafe   $$$$$   Opens at 6:00:AM

Mayfield

Euro Patisserie

Euro Patisserie

International   $$$$$   Opens at 7:00:AM

New Lambton

Rydges Newcastle is centrally located in Newcastle overlooking the river.